Friday, July 25, 2014

Facts On Friday

- pretty sure my allergies have turned into a minor sinus infection/sinus cold... Awesome.
- my son has got up waay to early and napped waay to little this week. This mama is tired! 
- but it is smiles like these that keep me going:

- my pool is officially swimable again!! Big accomplishment over here!! 
- Noah has topped the scales at just over 13 pounds!! Love my little small fry! 
- my DIY project has hit the annoying part... Rag quilt - cut, put together, sewn, now the dreaded snipping part! 

- my life just got easier as far as posting pictures goes from my phone! Thanks J for the tip, photo sharing saves a lot of time! Now if blogger would just let me size them and centre them.
- Noah has fully transitioned from swaddle sack to sleep sack now! He's one step closer to moving up to his room! We might just try this weekend! 
- love my little entertainment crew: 

- this weekend is supposed to be stormy! We were hoping to make it to the lake... Hopefully the weather holds out! 

Have a great weekend friends!! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

So What Wednesday

Oh boy, it is one of those weeks and to think Monday was actually was a good day! So here are some of the things I am saying So What to this week:

- so what if I am running on very little sleep today. I can't even blame my baby, but I can blame my allergies! 

-so what if I can also blame last nights crazy thunderstorm? It was intense, but luckily Noah slept through it! 

- so what if my child is slacking in the nap department. It's even worse than before, because now he becomes a bear and fighting sleep is at all time high! At least he sleeps all night is what I keep reminding myself with, but it can make for a long day. 

- so what if I drove into town yesterday all to realize that I forgot my wallet?? Waste of half an hour and my gas! 

- so what if I was determined and after waiting for Noah to nap (which he didn't), I fed him, at which point he had a nap and then we went into town! 

- so what if Monday was our 7 year anniversary that both M and I sort-of forgot about! We had talked about it on the weekend, knew it was approaching. I texted M in the late morning Happy Anniversary, to which we both laughed because we both forgot! We will do a nice dinner out eventually! 

- so what if M spoiled me yesterday with a rolo McFlurry, that is actually still in the freezer because if you know me, I'm the worlds slowest ice cream eater! Soo sweet of him! 

- so what if I have decided to crack down on my to-do list! This mama is making a rag quilt!! I got all the prep done yesterday, today I'm going to sew it all together after I find time to shower! 

- so what if today is the first day my pool remotely looks like a pool one could swim in!! It's been a funky shade of green since we got back from holidays! I've been fighting an algae battle and finally came out on top! I'm going to shock it one more time today for good measure!! 

- so what if that feels like a big accomplishment - pool treatment is no joke! We are slowly learning. I've had a pool my whole life, but never treated it! 

- so what if I found a mint chocolate chip cookie I actually like!! It reminds me of girl guide cookies. I don't even like mint chocolate chip! These are the ones: 

Do yourself a favor and go buy some! 

- so what if it looks and sounds like a jungle in my great room today? I'm trying to get my kid to nap and the jungle sounds on the mamaroo are working unlike every other baby item in the house that is scattered around the room after trying them all! Desperate measures mean desperate sounds! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend Rewind

We finally had a nice low key, slow weekend.

Friday night was baseball... It was a pathetic loss. These games are getting harder and harder to watch  because by the last two innings they lose focus it seems, make mistakes and hand it over to the other team, even when they were up by 10... I told M I am going to stop keeping score and keep track of errors instead. This is totally a fun team, in a beer drinking league, but these pathetic losses I am sure are taking a toll! 

Saturday we lazed around the house, since I managed to get the house cleaned from top to mostly bottom on Friday! M got done work early on Friday so we did groceries together, I fought with the Wal-Mart pharmacy - yup I was that lady in Wal-Mart, who refused to fill Noah's prescription and then left me standing there waiting for nothing for 15 minutes. This will be the last script they get. End rant. While we were gone Lily and Gracie decided they should eat Kleenex... We later discovered it was Lily who did it, but we dog shamed them both! Little brats: 

Back to Saturday, I vacuumed the pool, we are still dealing with a very green pool, despite the copious amounts of shock we have put in it. It is very frustrating! So today I'm going to try an algeacide. Binx got her bath, Noah researched cereal:

I had a nice long nap in the afternoon, M worked on some yard work and had downtime with Noah. It was great! 

Sunday was an exciting day, Noah tried cereal for the first time and he loved it! 

I worked on the pool again, did some laundry, watched a lot of The Good Wife, M bathed the other two cats! Lux was really impressed:

We had ribs for dinner, went for a full walk around the village and then put the little man to bed! It was a nice weekend to get caught up on rest and what not after travelling for 2 weeks that's for sure!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Boutique Comfy Monkee

Today I am finally going to share an awesome etsy shop with you. I have been meaning to post this for over a month now, but the good thing is the products Chantal sent me are well tested. Better yet they are a huge hit in our house!! 

The shop owner Chantal is a SAHM of two and fellow Canadian!! She decided to start making baby products that were tailored to the needs of her children, her little boy suffered from reflux (a diagnosis Noah just received) and was going through burp cloths and blankets like crazy - boy do I know how that works! It is never ending laundry over here!

Chantal does have a blog found here. She also has a website where you can find her blog, more about Chantal, and her awesome product line right HERE.

When I came across Boutique Comfy Monkee on etsy, I knew I needed this blanket:

Gender neutral nautical black and gray chambray cotton and minky baby blanket

It was perfect - matched my car seat color, my love for anchors and Noah's need for anything soft!
Anchors for me are a symbol of all we have been through with infertility - they show strength and hope in my eyes, hence little man's nautical theme or the fact that he has a million anchor outfits hanging in his wardrobe!

Chantal surprised me and not only sent me the blanket, but added in this bib as well!!

Gender neutral absorbant nautical anchor bib cotton and minky backing

They are perfect.

Noah loves both items, especially the blanket, it totes around with us everywhere and we are always getting compliments on them. 

They are so very well made, have been washed A LOT and come out still looking new, softer than ever!

Unfortunately Noah lives in a bib lately to save me from changing him in and out of a dozen outfits a day with this reflux, but his bibs don't have to be tacky or ugly!

Boutique Comfy Monkee has quite a few other items I find myself drawn to:

Feathers not so itty bitty cotton and minky bib

burp clothes:
Birch forest cotton and minky burpee

Nursing covers:
Nursing cover with rigid neckline

How cute is this little girl bib:
Baby girl polka dot bib with collar cotton and minky

Make sure you check out Boutique Comfy Monkee on:

and her website is listed above with her blog as well!!

Thanks again Chantal, these items are staples in our house!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Is New Wednesday?

I figure since I took a blogging hiatus for holidays I should update you all on what is going down with us now that we are home?

1. Noah turned 5 months old today!! How? Where did time go? I will say I love watching him experience new things, develop new skills, and listen to his new sounds! Such a fun stage! Both M and I were just saying how we couldn't imagine life without him, we are soo blessed!

2. On the topic of Noah, we are finally bouncing back into our timezone, everyone is sleeping much better now! Noah is less cranky, as long as I get him to nap before 5 PM - because 5 PM is cranky hour!

3. I am getting back on track with Operation Shape Up. I did take 2 weeks holidays, but somehow managed to not gain any weight! Perfect!! I will share more on this operation soon!

4. While Operation Shape Up is in progress, so is Operation Get Organized!! I don't know what it is about getting home from holidays that makes me want to get things moving, so the plan is everything must have a home and if it doesn't it goes, or something else goes to give it a home! M and I have both come to conclusion that we have too much "stuff".

Get Motivated to Get Organizing - Ask Anna

5. We are still waiting for the final report from the insurance company in regards to our roof, so while we wait for that, everything else is on hold too! Including the deck around the pool and phase 2 of the bathroom!

6. Noah has his first appointment with the pediatrician tomorrow. We will be addressing reflux and I'm sure his slow weight gain - which I am not as worried about. While M and I were away it was great not worrying about it at all, we would high five each other when people told us how big he was, then as soon as we get home, back to the doctors and the concern starts all over again. It is soo frustrating! I know everyone has his best interests at heart, but so do we! It would be a different story if he wasn't a happy, chill baby or wasn't going above and beyond his milestones monthly - then I would be concerned. If they considered his weight with being 3 weeks early he would be on par! So tomorrow will be interesting. I may just take friends advice and stop taking him to get weighed weekly to eliminate that stress.

7. We are getting ready to transition Noah up to his crib over the next 2 weeks -we are hoping! We wanted to give him a week to adjust to the time change again and then I want to start unswaddling him at night. A lot of big changes for him all at once! But during nap time he isn't swaddled, so I am going to start leaving one arm out at a time at bedtime, as well as wrapping him loosely. Then I will switch to a sleep sack, yet leave an arm tucked in and then completely out. That is my plan! Any tips or tricks on how you other moms made this transition?

Happy Wednesday Friends!!


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