Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Two Months, What Happened?!?

Oh my it has been a really long time, the Little Nugget has just turned 2 months old.  While scrolling back through my photos I am shocked at how much she has changed.  It makes me excited to see how she is going to change in this month. 

Parenthood has been NOTHING like I was thinking it was going to be.  I have learned so much about myself in the last 2 months.  I found out that I pretty much have NO idea what I am doing and am just winging it every day.  And that while I love her so much (and miss her if I am away from her for a couple of hours) I still really like my own time, which I usually take while she is napping.  And she has already started developing her own personality with likes and dislikes.  She REFUSES to breastfeed, she is more then capable (and I have seen many professionals for this) but she doesn't want to.  You can make her freak out just by holding her like you are going to feed her and once I was able to do it just by asking her if "she wants some boobies"???  She LOVES watching Friends (yup I have used that so I can keep her calm so I can get dressed or something done, and I'm not even a little sorry).  She likes it when you read to her and you can make her smile just by saying "where's my smiles"?  And possibly the most valuable skill I have found was actually learned in university;  using your brain and functioning with little to no sleep.  The Little Nugget has gotten into a pretty good sleep pattern she doesn't always stick to it and there are some days where I get almost no sleep the night before.

With the ups and downs that I've had these last 2 months it has been an exciting ride and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

2 Months

*      She is smiling on command
*      Spends her mornings laughing and cooing
*      Sleeps from 9pm-5am (if fed a "sleep" bottle around midnight)
*      Loves sucking on her hands (hasn't found her feet just yet)

Sunday, 16 August 2015

She's Finally Here...

It has been a long and difficult process but I am happy to report that after 9 (very long) months Little Miss is finally here in the world. 
I will be writing my birth experience in a follow up post and it stayed true to how my pregnancy went. Which means it was an exciting and complex event.  
But for now I'm happy to report that Little Miss was born exactly 1 week late at a very healthy 9lbs 10oz.  And while the Hubs and I are very much missing our sleep she has been a pretty calm and low maintenance  baby.  If she would just get the hang of breastfeeding and not scream every time she sees my nipples (it's starting to give me a complex) she would be perfect.
But either way I'm very happy to meet the little girl that has been causing me so many issues for the last 9 months, and am so very happy that she is much more chill on the outside.


Friday, 17 July 2015

A Long Overdue Update

Oh my it has been FOREVER since I have done a post. 

I went off on Sick Leave in the middle of May and I had this thought that I would have so much free time, where I would be able to just blog, clean, prepare food and rest before the baby shows up.  Turns out however that while on sick leave I mostly just rest and spend A LOT of time in bed.  I have managed to get some food prepared for the freezer and I recently got a helper who comes over once a week to help with meal prep and light cleaning.  But otherwise I have given my Netflix a real workout.

I have managed to do a couple of fun things in the time that I have had off though.  The baby's room is all ready (missing only a couple small things that aren't a big deal), the Hubs and I went one day to the Experimental Farm where I was very excited to play with the goats, and I have caught up with some friends.

But mostly I have spent my time resting in bed (which doesn't make for very exciting blog posts).  But I am now over 38 weeks pregnant and everyone is guessing I will be delivering early (which I am more then OK with), so hopefully I will have a lot more exciting things to write about soon.

Here are some pictures of what I've been up to the last month and a half. 
My amazing work threw me a baby shower.  I was a big fan of the theme

Mmmmm strawberry shortcake at my work shower (this cake caused a 2 week craving once)

The goats are ALWAYS my favorite

The Hubs playing with a sheep

A large batch of French toast for the freezer

Sushi dinner catching up some girlfriends

The Important thing is to Live Life with Hope – Boy Meets World

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Nugget's Baby Shower

It's so nice to be back.  My computer has been in and out of the computer repair shop for the last few weeks so it's been difficult to get posts written.
However my computer is now back and hopefully it will stay working.

So I thought I would share as my first post back, my absolutely awesome baby shower that my friend S threw me last weekend.

The shower was so much fun and I had the added excitement of  having my mom and lil' sis (who originally wasn't going to be able to make it) attend. 
Guess how large the belly is

I can't believe all the amazing stuff our friends got us, and just how generous everyone was. 

It was more then I could have asked for, S went above and beyond. (Plus she had LOTS of pickles and cake which was AWESOME!!!)

Thanks to everyone the nugget was spoiled so much (and so was I)

I ended up eating about 1/2 this cake.  It was soooo yummy I don't feel guilty at all