Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Back to work

Today a coworker came back to work after her maternity leave and it reminded me of how I felt when I came back.

First of all, I can't believe it's already been 5 months!! As if!!
Secondly, I had such a hard time re-adapting to this working life it almost physically hurt. More than several times I had to close the door and cry - not just because I missed Kiernan, but because I didn't want this life anymore. I liked the life I had at home as a mom.
Thirdly, it reminded me how much I want that life again.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


He may not be able to eat it, but saying it makes a super cute picture! :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Why a haircut?

Cuz Kiernan will look really silly with longer hair. ;)

Have a convinced the grandmothers? :)

Random stuff

- It is sad that Heath Ledger is dead.
- I continue to feel fat and continue to not do anything about that - I need to figure out how to change that.
- I suffer from seasonal affective disorder but I think the combination of using a golite, taking vitamin D supplements and getting outside into a bit of sun a bit more often may actually be making a difference.
- Kiernan cracks me up.
- I think we're going to buy a Mazda5. I'm super excited. Super DUPER excited.
- This weekend I'm going away for a girls' weekend.
- One day maybe enough people will read my blog that if I go away I will need to get people to do guest posts. Who wants to volunteer?
- Don't forget to enter the contest at Apples'n'Oranges for a fabricawakuwaku doll - they're super cute and each one is one of a kind.
- I ordered us all some SIGG bottles this week. They cost a fortune but I'm feeling really convinced by the "plastic is bad" stuff. I got them at Stork Baby Boutique - another mom-run baby store based out of Ottawa.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Contest alert!!

We're having a contest on the Apples'n'Oranges blog - come check it out!

Monday, January 21, 2008

How long do you think this will keep working for?

"Kiernan, do you want to go dodo?"
"do you want your suces?"
"Your sucys are in the crib"
"do you want to go dodo?"

and then he goes down quietly and to sleep. so sweet!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Going all Pioneer Woman on ya

On our way home from the b&b last weekend (I will eventually get that post up :) I decided to go all Pioneer Woman and stop and take some of photos of cows :)

Except.... my camera isn't as good as hers, nor is my lens, nor are my photoshop skillz. aie. But these cows looked so sad coming up the ice it looked like they hoped might have been a drink... I had to try to get a shot anyways.

Plus, I've been meaning to tell you that Pioneer woman's blog is worth checking out - if you don't already read it since she has like 10,000 readers a day or something ;)

swimming swimming in a swimming pool

Kiernan and Daddy started swimming lessons last week, and despite eric's fear that K would freak out and hate it and have a temper tantrum, all went splendidly well! Kiernan had a really good time and particularly loved daddy blowing bubbles... he tried too but essentially ate and dribbled out water, but these things take time :)
Here are a few photos - because it's been far too long since I've posted photos of the little monkey :)

Blowing bubbles... eating water... same thing right?

Ha ha! This is fun!!

bbbrrr.... now I'm super cold...

Know what's fun?

Spinning around and around until you get dizzy and fall down. Then waiting until you're able to stand up again and doing it again. Really - super fun. Just ask Kiernan! :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

A reinactment

Sunday afternoon we were at Eric's parents' cottage after our night away at a B&B (more to come on the lovely place we stayed at soon) and just relaxing. Kiernan was playing with some of the toys Grammy had for him, including a small ride-on bike. At some point he lost his balance and fell off the bike, banging his head on the coffee table on the way down. He broke into tears and after a couple of minutes of being comforted he was ok again.

Except, the fall had really upset him and he wasn't quite over it. So he told us about it!!

He said boom a couple of times and pointed at the table he had fallen onto. Then he lay down on the floor, close but not quite where he had landed, and pointed to where he had been and said boom again a couple of times.

We were really quick astounded - his first story!

Friday, January 11, 2008

What are you reading?

In continuing with Delurking week (and stealing she likes purples' idea) I thought I'd ask a question to see if more people would tell me they're around :) I need to get working on getting my readership up I tells ya.

I want to know what your favourite book is. I'm looking for ideas for new authors. I read a lot of.... fluff/trash. A lot of the books I read are meant to be things I can read while half asleep, things I can skim without missing the meaning. I don't EXCLUSIVELY read that, but it's honestly my preference.

My favourite books however, are by two authors of very similar style. Diana Gabaldon and Sara Donati. Anyone know of any authors who write like this? I love that there are books and books in the same series too... so my enjoyment of these stories just goes on and on :)

Are here is the alien delurk button - as promised :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Despite my horrible lack of blogging commitment as of late, I still seem to get an average of about 25 hits a day (wow!) - and I want to know who you are. And guess what?! I have a little icon that will make you tell me!!

See? Time to leave me a comment and let me know you're around. So I can say "thank you thank you continuing to check in on my little blog to see what I have to randomly say about my life".

Seriously. I love that there are a few of you out there who come by to visit. And imagine, there might even be a couple of people who read through a reader and I don't even see their hits. Wow. :)

(Delurking day is happening all over - go check out rude cactus where I got this funky button, and She likes purple tells me we can do this all week and maybe I'll use the alien button tomorrow :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Not like me

When I was pregnant, heck, before I was pregnant even, one of the running jokes that was going around was that Eric and I would have a baby who was really into sports, not into reading, and really tidy - in other words, nothing like us and we'd have no idea how to deal with him/her. We're still waiting to see on all these things (although K's crazy obsession with books leads me to believe the "not into reading" one is wrong :) but there's one I never thought of - not into eating.
Now me, I'm into eating. I LOVE to eat. Way too much unfortunately. Appetite has never been an issue for me and I don't get it. Who doesn't like to eat?! It's YUMMY!
But my boy - not an eater. And it's the most frustrating thing we've had to deal with with him yet I think.
He had another doctor's appointment yesterday and he's finally weighing in over 20lbs (YAY) but he's still at the 3rd percentile (boo) despite the fact that we're lacing his food/juice with protein powder and trying to feed him whenever he comes near us.
We still haven't managed to re-introduce dairy or soy (cheese! do you realize what the value of cheese would be??) but now we have a new plan. We are going to wean K off the prevacid he is still taking for the reflux. He's already down to half the amount he was on before he turned one so hopefully we can wean him off the rest. Apparently the acids we are repressing with the medication could be useful in the digestion of dairy so we need to get them back into operation. Also, apparently, too much acid prevention in general can cause allergies in children because their bodies never learn how to digest certain foods. (joy)
So keep your fingers crossed that the weaning of the prevacid goes well and that the introduction of dairy goes well.... cuz he'll like cheese right? and yogurt? everyone likes those. right? ;)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Right bad neighbourly of us

We got in trouble with the law today...

that's right, the cops showed up at our house to have a bit of a discussion with us about noise pollution.

There had been a complaint about our dogs you see, how they're barking and howling all night. The humane society had been called and the police were just following up.

What? We don't have dogs? Oops... they musta got the wrong house. Did we know anyone with dogs barking and howling all night around?

Maybe it was Kiernan... he's gotten awfully good at answering "what does a dog say?"

Saturday, January 05, 2008

When life doesn't go according to plan

Do you ever realize just how different your life is than you thought it was going to be? How different it all played out than the original dreams you made during sleepovers with your bff in high school?

If all had gone according to planned I'd have at least 2 kids by now and I'd have been married coming on 10 years. When I hit 25 and I was still single, that hit me hard... nothing was going according to plan!

As hard as I tried throughout the years the feeling that I was off schedule, or running out of time, never really went away. The longer it was taking me to find the man of my dreams, the longer it would be until I could have kids! PANIC!

I met Eric when I was 27 and it wasn't long until we had bought a house, gotten married and were planning for a new baby. And the deeper I got into the life I had always wanted, I realized just how well it had all panned out.

Despite the longing for what I didn't have, I got to do some awesome stuff! I travelled to the UK on my own, I lived in Korea and taught English, I went back to school when I finally figured out what I wanted to do with my life. I got to go out partying with friends, live with a great friend in a cool apartment, I started my career, I had the freedom to take risks I couldn't have taken with a family - life experience abounded.

When I finally got to here, I had years of wisdom and maturity that I feel have made a world of difference in making me feel comfortable as a wife and mother, not to mention I'm financially stable and don't have to worry about the cost of having a family. I'm glad it didn't work out the way I planned to be honest - old eggs and all ;)