Forget the fact that Isaac has an awesome tantrum at least three time a day and is currently upstairs talking to his toys instead of napping, thus meaning at least one more tantrum today. Ignore the seemingly gallons of baby puke and associate laundry. Instead celebrate the little things:

  • Isaac humming to himself as I sing his goodnight song
  • snuggling with sweet Sadie
  • going for a walk with both kids in the prairie sunshine
  • getting to have a bath (even a short one)
  • accomplishing at least one of my goals each day
  • playing in the sandbox
  • the fact that Isaac has pooped in the potty at least once a day this week, all in the name of chocolate
  • the fact that I haven’t had to get in my car and drive anywhere since Monday, but that the option is there if I want to take the kids somewhere

Life is pretty good. The house is a disaster and there are some trying  moments, but I think this is just going to get more and more enjoyable as the year passes.

Sadie on one of her new blankies

Isaac playing at his sand table

throwing a tantrum because he wants to go outside

off to the park


Slow Down

April 4, 2010

I can’t believe Sadie is already one month old! With Jason’s departure fast approaching I find myself trying to figure out how exactly I’m going to keep the three of us fed, clean and clothed without an extra set of hands around at night. I have gotten use to having my evenings mostly free after Isaac goes to bed (it took us well over a year to get to this point as all my  ‘poor me, my kid doesn’t sleep’ posts can attest to, and frankly I kind of enjoyed the me time).

Now, Sadie still sleeps well, but she’s gotten to enjoy being held while she sleeps downstairs and tends to wake up after 15 – 30 min if I lay her down on her change pad in the living room. I have so many things that I want to get done (like Sadie’s birth announcements, cleaning the kitchen, dealing with the diapers…etc.) that I find myself wishing she’d just stay asleep so I could get some things accomplished.  But I need to remind myself that they are only young once (this too shall pass) and my only real job/responsibility for the next year is to tend to my children. It doesn’t matter if I don’t get to the kitchen right away or if I can’t go on the computer for a day or two. I need to slow down and enjoy my time with the kids. The world will not end if we only bath every other day, but I can make Isaac’s day by taking a walk to the park or Sadie’s by snuggling for those extra 15 -20 min before I set her in her swing so that I can feed the dog and use the washroom.

I need to slow down and take the time to enjoy and be grateful for it all; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Just 'cause she's so cute

Enjoying the little things

P.S  I still thank my lucky stars that this little girl is only only up two to three times a night

How are we doing?

March 31, 2010

Yes we are still alive and well; busy but well. My parents left yesterday so today is the first day with just me and both kids. Miraculously, they are both sleeping at the moment…at the same time…I should be folding laundry (for some reason as soon as my very helpful mom leaves the dishes no longer miraculously get washed and laundry doesn’t fold it self), but instead I thought I’d take a moment to update.

Life is good. Isaac is currently overtired and having trouble sleeping again, but we’re now back on track (at least until the next set of Grandparents get here next week) and things are improving on that sleep front. Thankfully the weather is down right spring like around here so we are going to spend a lot of time outside playing and wearing kids out between naps. Sadie is growing like a weed, she weighed in at 9 lbs 15 oz on her one month check up on Mon and has already grown an inch. She still sleeps too (hallelujah).

Jason is off for Easter weekend and the weather is suppose to be beautiful so I think we’ll just take it easy and have a lot of outside family time. We’ll probably hit the zoo and will spend a lot of time in the back yard.

sleeping baby....horray!

Papa's Little Soldier

Big Brother

Best family picture to date...we're working on that...


July 7, 2008

… was day of firsts for me.

First time Isaac peed on me; there was even a repeat performance a  few hours later…at least the boy is hydrated.

First time I made Isaac bleed; I cut his little finger while trying to cut his nails… thankfully he made a face but didn’t cry,so neither did I…but I felt really bad and gave him lots of kisses and apologies.

First time I got Isaac and Bailey out for a walk with just me…as an added bonus, Isaac spent the entire walk sleeping in his stroller…usually I end up carrying him and pushing the stroller.

First time we tried breastfeeding lying down…don’t think we’ll do this again. I fell asleep and my little Hoover did not…ouch.