Thursday, January 12, 2017

16 months (late and lazy)

^^ early riser at 0600 ^^

^^ fav song ^^
  • says "Moe there!" and points at the cat
  • when she feels Moe is doing something naughty, she says "Moe stop!"
  • most frequently used words, "juice" (points at cup), "No" "Elmo"
  • recent gastroenteritis spanning about 9 days. Not sure how she got it, but I suspect it's because the kids were playing with snow and you know how kids put everything in their mouth at this age?! 
  • able to eat nearly an entire instant oatmeal package
  • loves Max's butter cookies- great to add some weight back after post illness weight loss
  • still actively breastfeeding and gets excited when i say the word "breast" and get her in a position to feed
  • sleeps from about 1945-0700 with 2-3 wake ups overnight on average
  • first haircut c/o me! just bangs though
  • slowly giving up first nap, needs to do a bit of crying to get to sleep
  • really into Elmo songs with Celebrities, favourite is Feist' 1-2-3-4 song (see above)
  • knows how to say no and nod her head for yes
  • most played in the toy department are a bunch of letters she puts inside a ziploc bag and dump out again as well as the keyboard with pre-programmed synthesized tunes to dance to
^^ im not one of those parents that posts pictures of their sick kids, but she was so good at BCCH ^^

^^ noodles, rice, oatmeal are our top 3 carbs ^^

Monday, January 9, 2017

Picking Max's Brain

WITHOUT prompting, ask your child these questions.
Max- nearly 5 years old

1. What is something I say a lot? 
I dont know
2. What makes me happy?
me being generous to sister
3. What makes me sad?
me hitting sister
4. How tall am i?
20 years old
5. How old am I?
6. What's my favourite thing to do?
7. What makes me proud of you?
me being generous to sister
8. What is my favourite food?
9. Do I have a favourite child?
me! right mom? me! me and sister!
10. If I could go anywhere, where would it be?
superstore, thats what i think
11. Do you think you could live without me?
no way!
12. What's my favourite song?
13. How do you annoy me?
doing something bad
14. What is my favourite movie? 
a movie that has a veever that talks with a girl (WTF???)
15. Who do I have a crush on?
16. Where was I born?
in the hospital
17. What's my favourite show I watch?
18. Who's my best friend?
me and sister!
19. What scares me?
20. How do you describe me to your friends?
i say mommy loves me, does all the dishes, loves to cook, doesn't she? 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Wow it's nearly 2017! WTF? I'm still stuck in 2014! 
To be honest, this year flew by so fast that I almost don't remember what the heck happened to me. Always stuck in a daze between high strung and needing to go go Go when i could be relaxing, and so tired that I don't even remember what I ate the day before. 2016 though, was a fantastic year. I accomplished a lot (even though I can't list it all), but I feel great and ready to meet 2017 taking me with me some resolutions that hopefully will last longer than 2 weeks haha!

what do I remember about 2016...
  • so thankful to embark on round 2 of motherhood after the 4th trimester/newborn stage was over and done with (end of 2015). I now had a full fledged keeper of an infant whom i didnt know how I could love more than #1. Now, whom i unequivocally adore and love with all my heart- both my 2 kids that enrich my life in so many ways
  • there is a reason why they call it the fucking fours. it's true! age 4 was a true utter test of my patience and how much I can quickly educate myself on age appropriate behaviour before i pop a gasket. WOW, the tantrums, the voice volume, the quick turnarounds, the strength, the cries, the anger, the nonsense, the WHITE HAIRS ON MY HEAD. so done with 4!
  • the three or so months process of my parents selling their home, and then finding the perfect place in a hidden gem of GVRD, that's even easier for us to get to for a visit. they have the ultimate backyard!!  oh, and they lived with us for 3 weeks or so- i was hesitant about it at first because heck there was a reason I moved out in the first place, but it was so great having them here; i missed them, i needed their help, and the kids loved it!
  • my sister moving to Australia! kudos to her and her family for pursuing this adventure with 2 under 2...even getting on a 16 hour non stop flight with 1 infant and 1 toddler gives them a gold medal in my book. miss you guys, but thanks to FaceTime, seems like you're just around the corner! holidays thug aren't the same when you're face timing at dinner! ha
  • finding a sense of style (late i know) and building a capsule wardrobe- not just to save money and do better for the environment, but at the end of the day shopping was a form of conspicuous consumption for me. STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS
  • the most snow i've remembered since i was in high school, especially during the holiday season. it may not have been snowing on Christmas day (sunny and crisp cold), but there was lots of old snow on the ground and was all in all white...great for the kids and memories
  • going back to work after my LAST EVER mat leave
  • one of my core group of friends is having a baby! i mean finally someone is having a baby and can empathize with all the life changes it brings, and the party absences that must be made in order to maintain routine at home because lets face it, ANY sleep is a huge priority for parents!! I like to joke that I'm finally on my way out of that sleep deprivation and confined at home stage- as they trickle in and enter- but then who will I end up chilling with when they're all stuck at home? where is the party going to be at? who's going to want to house all the kids and clean up after them? haha! aw man! 
  • new feelings towards my husband that I've never felt before (homicidal). he's without a doubt contributed to my increased in white hair, fine lines and wrinkles to say the least, as well as my increased Sephora points for their anti aging products
  • thank the Lord for our continued health, happiness, and prosperity. Especially with my mom who got her left knee replacement after years of pain, discomfort, and decreased mobility. it took a major health scare to catapult her priorities towards a different direction. thank goodness she listened to her body and now, she's added so much quality back to her life!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

MIkkel is 15.5 months

wow haven't blogged for so long!
Frankly, I can't find the time. I want to sleep, I have to work, and my free time is of the essence. When I am online, I want to online shop or creep on I alone here? :op

Mikkel turned 15 months this December, and basically...she's nearly 16 months now ha! Im forcing myself to write this post as she's asleep, and Max is occupied watching Frozen for the first time (mine too), and IM DONE MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING(!!). Frozen is sweet, but it's so not like the old Disney films I used to watch- it's so 3D looking? Speaking of Disney, I just bought Beauty and the Beast because how can I not, my childhood round 2.

Anyhow, my daughter is 15 months and I want to capture it on the blog before the time comes and she's asking me, 'Mom, why'd you skip 15 months?'. Can't take anymore SLR shots of her as she's EVERYWHERE and again, no time and certainly no patience to chase around or edit. Good ol' IPHONE!

  • currently sprouting 4 molars at the same time, just noticed. she isn't any different- but that's because I'm used to night wakings so it's been no big deal
  • Gene has an assigned shift of 0530-0630 so I can sleep in to the best of my ability. recently, he's just taken to onus of resettling her because it takes him TWO.RIP ROARING.SECONDS to do so. by one second, I mean he goes in, pats her bum, tells her to go to sleep and she goes back to sleep for at least an hour 9/10 times. for me, it takes 15 minutes of feeding.
  • I still feed her once or twice a night, recently it's been one good feed a night
  • she climbs anything and everything; like the dining chairs and table
  • she's pulling all the Christmas off of the tree
  • most tender moment was me feeding her overnight after my second day shift (usually when I don't see her all day) and she says in the dark "Mommy?" in a little sweet girl voice, but drowsy at the same time? then i put her back down without saying a world and she does a little burp. I was taken aback and it pulled at the heart strings
  • walking 100% of the time
  • lots of new words, can't even remember
  • she plays with Max now. Just today, she scoops up his beloved soothers, Max sees and she starts walking back and forth saying "no no no" and smiling, trying to get Max to chase her and waving the soother around , then pops it in her mouth. haha!
^^ will not stay still ^^

^^ they adore each other = transition success! ^^

^^ fake cry ^^

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mikkel is 14 months!!

  1. new words: "Apple" "Boo!" "Bey" (Birdy), "Ba" (ball), "WOW!" and barking like a dog
  2. now able to climb the fridge shelves, over the couch arm rests, up and down stairs, the coffee table
  3. free standing without holding onto anything and free standing while playing with an object. if you hold both of her hands and stand her in front of you, she'll walk as you walk backwards
  4. sleeps 730-6am on average, with 1-3 wake ups on any given day. naps 1030ish (x30 minutes) and 230pm (x60 minutes)
  5. favourite foods are: deli ham, toast with no crusts, crispy grapes, wedge fries, chicken tenders, Old Dutch Twist Popcorn, peas, and smoothies
  6. 8 teeth
  7. loves to eat crayons, take pens and write all over herself, go through my purse and play with my phone and keys, press the buttons of her sound machine, and unravel the toilet paper
  8. understands some tagalog
  9. loves the books Little You, Goodnight Moon, Eat!, and this little pig book with a finger puppet
  10. WALKING!!! 


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