Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Labour Day Weekend Rewind

We had an excellent weekend to say the very least, but let's be honest you know me and I am not one to say the least, so here is what went down:

Friday was birthday. I meant to post, but found myself not quite ready to reflect on being 30!! Wow! That will be coming your way maybe tomorrow!! I had a nice low key day, the weather was nice, we went to. M's ball game, which they won and then out for wings after! 

Saturday we had an appointment with the bank regarding this insurance claim renovation, which went great and then we did a grocery run. 

When we got home, we had a tired little boy who went down for a nap and did some housework and yard work while he napped for (2 hours) - I put that in brackets because we could hardly believe it!! Haha.

Carrie and Steve came over for a visit and dinner, which was great because we don't get to visit often enough with them living all the way up North!! Noah enjoyed his visit with them both, especially when. Carrie shucked the corn haha - he would laugh soo hard at what we are assuming were the noises? Not sure, but we were all laughing by the end of it! 

Carrie brought these delicious mousse desserts from St. Jacobs market and I am needing to go there myself for more!! 


We had a great visit and can't wait to see them again in a few weeks!! 

Sunday we stuck around home, as it was hot but gloomy! We did spend sometime outside on the swing set and we tried the pool, but Noah was not in the mood for a swim! Noah did try blueberries and loved them! 


Still can't believe he is 6 1/2 months old!! Wow!! 


And to top my disbelief he started sitting all by himself! He isn't 100% sure of it yet, but craves that independence!! We find the bumbo must be helping with strengthening his back! He also had some quality time with the dogs when he was supposed to be doing "tummy time" but just rolls over instead! Little stinker! 

Sunday night we had a nice roast beef dinner, and settled into a normal bedtime routine since Noah has been off for a few days with the my birthday, ball, company, etc.

Yesterday we decided to head down to the lake despite the gloomy skies and raining falling. We packed up and headed down and by the time we arrived the clouds were breaking and it was a gorgeous hot day on the water!! Noah actually enjoyed himself too, which made it a lot better!! I will let some pictures do the talking: 

Noah's personal "pool" on the boat:

Our family photo attempts, with hot and humid crazy hair on my part:

Grace trying to convince me to take her for a swim:

And of course some snuggles:

Of course Noah protested napping aside from on the boat ride in and out, so needless to say he was tired. Our drive home was rather chaotic with a few stops and a fussy baby, a car sick wife and tired pups! We were all happy to be home and grateful that the lake is only 45 minutes away, although it took us a lot longer to trek home this time! 

A storm was rolling in, so we enjoyed a few snuggles with Noah before putting him in bed! He thinks laying in M's spot in bed is the best thing: 


Overall it was a fantastic day ending a great weekend!! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Well hello Wednesday! This week is actually going by at a normal pace for once, not zooming on by! Maybe because it is the last week of summer for some people, with school starting back up!

Here are my random facts from this week so far: 

- we are dog sitting again, but this time with my aunts golden retriever. When she isn't being all cute sleeping beside Noah's crib, she is itching to play or you know... Swimming in my pool... Crazy dog! 

- I turned my air conditioning on for the first time since June yesterday, but it's off now again. 

- we also had our first heat alert this year, just yesterday! What the heck Mother Nature! It wasn't even as hot as it usually gets! 

- my cousin had her baby early this morning!! I was completely wrong about everything! I guessed boy, a BiG baby and late. She had a girl, 2 days early and only 6 lbs 12oz!! Briar Rosie Ann! This is the first time I've been wrong in a while as far as the sex goes! Soo excited for them though!! 

- yesterday Noah was able to meet my friend N for the first time! He was such a ham with her! I love watching him interact with new people and so far he isn't shy with new people! 

- we have a play date today at 10:30 with a neighbour that we just met this month. It's nice to meet other stay at home moms in the village. It's a bonus that one of her two little boys is just 5/6 months older than Noah! 

- I can't believe I'm turning the big 3-0 THIS week!! You bet there will be a reflection on this past year! 

- my maternity photo book is officially ordered now. Glad to have that one crossed off my to-do list! Now I need to make his 0-3 months book and his 3-6 months. You all know I will have enough pictures to fill them!! 

- I also plan to finish my thank you cards! Ugh soo embarrassed to say they aren't all done! Luckily I don't have many left to complete! 

- looking at the calender for September and you bet it is going to fly on by!! We have two weddings back to back weekends, Jay's game, ball tournament, and wing night at the lake just to name a few things! 

- can we just hold time still for a little bit - maybe while I am doing this:


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Noah - 6 Months


Weight:
12 lbs 11 oz - 5 months
13 lbs 2 oz - 22/23 weeks
13 lbs 6 oz - 24 weeks 
13 lbs 12 oz - 25 weeks

Height: 
26.25 inches


Sleeping: Noah transitioned great from being swaddled to his sleep sack and he also did great in his crib! It took us a little longer to get him down the first night as it was his first time in his room in the dark, but he slept all night and has continued to do so! He tends to also nap longer up there as well - when he naps! He also loves playing in his crib and watching the mobile! 

Napping is whole different story, in fact we have nicknamed Noah "No Nap Noah". His newest thing is to try to nap as little as possible, which ends up in a very miserable state by the end of the day! So I am really starting to try to MAKE him nap, which is a huge struggle on its own!


Feeding: Noah is nursing every 2.5-3 hours, sometimes 4 hour stretches, but more consistently 3 hours when he has cereal! Typically it is 3 hour stretches in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon and down to 2 in the evening. He loves cereal! We started with rice cereal and he loved it, but he was a bigger fan of oatmeal that is for sure. We started out with one tablespoon once a day.

When it came to introducing new foods I was sure to introduce them on their own before mixing with cereal the next day! Like with bananas for example I know he loves them, but not the the texture, so mixing them the next day made a big difference for him! I also feel that mixing fruit with oatmeal and veggies with rice is the route I plan to take! 

Foods Noah tried this month: 
- rice cereal
- oatmeal
- bananas
- carrots
- bartlett pears
- avocado
- sweet potato



Clothing: 6 month sleepers, with very few 3 month ones left that fit. He had some onesies that still fit, but I packed them up with the 3 month stuff, figuring the 6 month ones will fit soon enough. 6 month pants are much too big though, so we kept the long 3 month ones out. His swimsuit is still 3 months, shorts are 0-3 or 3 months, as the 6 month ones are too big. 



Diapers: Noah is still sporting size 2's! 


Looks: Blue eyes, and brown hair. In the sunlight his hair gets a reddish tinge, just like mine! I will say that during his 25th week, I swear his hair grew over night, it has thickened up on top and grown in length!


What The Doctor Had To Say: Noah is meeting his milestones, but his weight is still not where she wants to see it - of course! Soo annoying! She is the first to notice that he is a happy baby, and that he is looking healthy, but just really wants him to be this pudgy baby that he is not. He is doing great! So we go back in 2 months instead of 3!

The pediatrician is happy with Noah, he isn't concerned, but will continue to follow us. We go back to see him at 9 months! He also said we can give Noah 3 meals a day now, but we will work with 2 for now, as he does not prefer to eat in the morning yet. 

Nicknames: Stretch, No Nap Noah, Spike, Captain, Mr. Magoo, Little Man, Toots, Mama's Monkey. 



Likes: His hands, his fleece blanket, calgary the bear is a huge hit, snuggles, his turtle, his exersaucer, mamaroo, walks in the stroller, the bouncer, jolly jumper, Lux, Jazz, Grace and Lily. Noah loves seeing himself. Noah wants to stand all the time now or sit. He loves cereal!! His mobile in his crib!


Dislikes: Laying down unless it's bedtime! Having his face washed after eating.



Fur Baby Update: Noah loves watching the dogs, especially when they get excited or chase the cats. Gracie is taking a lot more interest in him now too, she isn't as nervous around him, likely because he makes much more noise now, she's clued in that he is child haha. Jazz hasn't growled at him yet, despite the amount of times he has touched her! Lux loves story time before bed, he gets right up on the chair and snuggles into Lux, who then pets him - seriously soo cute!




Personality/Events: Noah had his first bath in the big tub this past month and he wasn't a fan, but it has got better since! I will say it was much easier bathing him on the counter! As soon as Noah hit 5 months, we tried rice cereal and he loved it, but he does love oatmeal more!! Another month of many firsts! He "swam" in the lake for the first time this month as well. He also slept on the boat for the first time, which definitely had it's challenges, but we worked them out! We celebrated Daddy's birthday. 



Mommy & Daddy Update: waking up every day (whether it's too early or an awesome sleep in) and hearing Noah's stories, giggles in bed or squeals is honestly the best way to wake up. Starts our day off in the best way possible! Hard to believe we had him 6 months ago!! I am still in shock! My baby is growing up each and everyday and all I can do is say slow down, I want to cherish each moment and memory. Being at home with Noah can have its struggles, as any job does, but this by far is the best job I could have! Raising my own child, watching him grow and develop and learn right in front of my eyes is the best reward out there! I am soo grateful to be able to do this! Better yet, I am grateful for husband who puts us first, helps where he can, even after a long day at work.



Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekend Rewind

Can someone please tell me where the heck August went? My goodness I can't believe we are in the last week of August, better yet, I can't believe I will be turning the BIG 3-0 this week! What the heck?? Guess I will need to update my bucket list and see what all is left to do and what out that list I can accomplish before Friday!

Our weekend was pretty good. Noah is definitely working on some teeth, so he has been hit or miss. 

Friday night was ball, they lost a 4 point game, but Noah enjoyed it nonetheless! 

Saturday morning M was up early to do a backhoe job, so Noah and I got our outfits ready for family pics in the afternoon and then went location scouting! My first choice was a no-go because the bugs were bad. So we ended up at the farm!

It was gloomy all morning, but that would have meant good pictures. Of course when we met our friends at the farm and got situated the sun came out! Better yet, Noah hates the sun, so we had very few turn out! We did a photo swap, so S took my photos with my camera and I took hers with her camera! Aside from being very frustrated with the lack of photos turning out, we had fun! And we did end up with our "money shot". In the end everyone got at least one picture that turned out just the way we wanted! Photographing 6 month olds is no easy task, at least for a child who hates the sun haha. 

Here are the pics: 



Afterwards we came home, Noah was in much need of a nap and then we went to grab some groceries in town. Unfortunately during our photoshoot Noah got a mosquito bite on his face! Poor guy! Looks like he reacts to bug bites like his mama. 



Bedtime Saturday was a bit of a disaster. Poor Noah's mouth was sore and he was trying soo hard to sleep, but would cry with pain. We gave him some medicine to take the edge off and he was finally able to sleep. I hate feeling so helpless!! 

Luckily he woke up Sunday morning in better spirits! Overall we had a great day! We finished his 6 month photos (better late than never right?) so his 6 month post will be up tomorrow! I made him applesauce and we spent some time outside doing yard work. M pulled weeds while I cut the lawn. Made some plans for putting mulch down around the play equipment and the gate going into the yard where the grass won't grow! Noah had a few naps, we managed to get some laundry put away and had a nice family walk before having dinner! It was a great day!! 

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their weekend too!! 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

3 Things Thursday



1) Noah has got to be teething, poor boy has busted out an all new painful cry on me that just breaks my heart! But he sure does wake up on a happy note:



2) I totally stretched this morning and my my hand went in the ceiling fan. Now I have bruises on 2 of my fingers!! Ouch!! #tallgirlproblems - yes I just hash-tagged in my blog post! 

3) have I ever mentioned how much I love girls night? It is a time every week (most of the time) that I look forward just having a nice low key evening, a few drinks or some yummy snacks. I'm glad it works out most weeks. I enjoyed it before becoming a mom, but now I enjoy it even more! 

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