Monday, January 31, 2011

Way Late

I signed up for a Christmas gift exchange back in November, and it has taken me this long to post about it. Talk about being a little behind. *cough cough*

I was matched with the wonderful Susan over at 'Susan Heim on Parenting' and she was kind enough to send me a cute little basket which included a shimmery lip gloss, and sweet pea scented body lotion, shower gel and body spray. I love spritzing myself with the spray every morning, and the lotion is perfect for my dry hands and lugging in the baby bag.

So thank you very much, Susan, I love them all!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Heading Back to Work

*Warning, this is a boo-hoo me post.

Our plan had always been for me to stay home and raise however many kids we ended up having, but with some things that have come up within the last month or so, it looks like the plan for now will have to involve me returning to work. Insert super sad face right here.

In all honesty, I think this is even harder since I never really saw myself having to go back in the first place, so my whole system is in complete shock right now. The good news, if there is any, is that my employers have decided to give me a raise and a new position, which if I absolutely need to head back, makes it a little more bearable.

I have absolutely no clue how moms deal with this whole leaving your child to go to work. I know I sound super melodramatic, but I have never left her for more than 2 hours, and the few times she was left with someone, it was either with family or my best friend who nannied during university and is now a teacher.

& since I've only recently come to the conclusion that I'll be returning to work, every daycare centre/in-house daycare I've called is currently full. GREAT. Hopefully I find someone soon.

/End vent

Saturday, January 22, 2011

9 Months!

3/4 to a year, baby! As I always say, time is going by much too quickly, and I need to find a way to slow it down.

As a 9 month old, you are
  • taking every single nap in your crib, and sleeping most of the night in there as well. You usually go down around 9:30 and are up again the next day by 8 or 9. Still taking 2 naps, one in the am and one in the pm.
  • eating 2 meals of solids a day, breakfast and dinner. Pretty sure I will be introducing lunch into the mix soon. Also, you still refuse anything but purees and puffs. Lumpy food isn't something you enjoy at all.
  • back in disposable diapers, you have gotten quite the sensitive tush in the last little while and cloth was only irritating it.
  • has
  • a real conversationalist :P You can say mama, dada, uh oh whenever you fall down or anything else does, and wow when something is cool to you.
  • on your way to having 4 teeth. Your top 2 have broken through the gums, now they just need to drop down.
  • in love with your banana toothbrush (see monthly photos for proof)
  • this close to walking, taking your first couple steps last Saturday to your daddy. We're still working on getting you to take more than 2 at a time.
I am so proud of all you have accomplished! You are in such a fun stage, I love every minute being home with you!

And some pictures.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Who Suffers From Insomnia?

This person right here. Horrible picture but what can I say, it's 1:22am and I am nowhere near close to tired. So what does one do when they can't sleep and everyone else in the house is out like a light? Let me tell you.

- I've added tons and tons of books to my amazon wishlist.
- Caught up on all my favorite blogs.
- Shopped for an entire new wardrobe. (you know, when you add all kinds of things to your shopping cart but never actually check out because the total is ridiculously high. I do this much too often.)
- Paid all my bills for both this month and next. So responsible of me.
- Counted calories for every single crumb I have put into my mouth today. (New Years diet was started yesterday.)

And now Bri is up crying, off to perform my mommy duties. Night all!