Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Emilya - 9 Months

Eating: Emilya loves food!! She is much less picky, however when I first introduce foods, she tries not to like it. I'm still introducing foods every three days, I know it's not necessary, but it works for us and usually by the 3rd day she likes the new food!! She is nursing about 3-4 times and day and getting a bottle of pumped milk every morning. Little Miss also loves snacking, with puffs being her favorite! Feeding herself with finger foods is also her favorite, I'm puréeing less and less these days because with all her teeth, she's able to chew more! With the introduction of homo milk, we slowed back down on food introduction just be sure of no issues. We then took out her morning bottle of pumped milk and replaced it with homo milk, which meant no more pumping for this mama!!!   
Food she has has tried this past month: 
Homo milk
Sweet potato

Sleeping: Emilya is still a great sleeper. She is wakes up between 6:30 and 7:30, naps around 9:30 for anywhere between 30-90 minutes. I wake her up if she sleeps longer. She will nap again between 1:30/2:00 for the same window of time depending on how long her morning nap was. She starts getting fussy around 6 PM and has her bath by 6:45 and ready to nurse and go to bed by 7/7:15. We still rock/bounce her to sleep, but she still much easier to get down than Noah ever was and it doesn't take nearly as long. She will nurse herself to sleep for naps.
Clothing: Emilya is wearing a mix between 9 months and 12 months. By half way through this month, I pulled all the 9 month pants out and transitioned mostly to 12 months. Baby girl is LONG!! She still doesn't mind headbands, which makes me a happy mom!! She is still wearing most 9 month sleepers, with a few Christmas 12 month sleepers. We attempted size 4 diapers, however they were too big on her, so we are back in size 3's! 
Features: Emilya has blue eyes and her hair is definitely blonde!! Her hair is growing a bit more again. Em has 8 teeth!!! 

Weight: 8 Months:  18 lbs 15 oz   29 inches
              9 Months:  19 lbs 3 oz     29.75 inches
What The Doctor Had To Say: We saw the nurse practitioner just for a wellness check and all was good!!
Nicknames: Emma, Em, Ems, Emmy Bear, Emmy Bunny, Emma Hope, Little Miss, Littlest Squish, Baby girl, Baby Bunny, Emilya Hope, Sis
Big Brother Update: Noah is great with her for the most part, he will still take toys from her, which we are mostly on top of, but when she is sad, he is eager to make her happy by giving her toys or singing patty cake. He loves to make her laugh and help us feed her, and especially loves bathing with her!! It seriously warms my heart watching them together, whether its playing together, eating together or bathing together. They have an incredible bond already and Em looks up to Noah soo much and you can tell he is one of her favorite people!!

Likes: army crawling - she refuses to get up on her hands and knees and relies on her army crawl to get her from point A to point B and she's fast! It literally looks like she is swimming across the floor! She loves her brother, the dogs, blankets, her lovie, little people play sets, her brothers toys. She enjoys baths and snuggles, patty cake, abc's, twinkle twinkle, and dancing. She has just started pulling up on stuff
Dislikes: her face being washed, and being in the dark in the car.
Personality: Emilya is still pretty much the happiest baby - not much upsets her. She is getting stronger and stronger everyday and I don't think it will be long before she starts pulling up on things or actual crawling. This girl loves to move!!  She added "Mama" to her vocabulary, which of course brought tears to my eyes. Is there anything sweeter than first words or firsts?? Em has 8 teeth... 8!! By the end of this past month, she just started to pull herself up on the baby gates! I still cant believe my eyes when she does this! Just another sign that she isn't a baby anymore!! She loves patty cake, playing with Noah, snuggling with blankets and playing shy. She has the sweetest soul and warms a room with her smile.              

Friday, February 24, 2017

Back From Vacay

Wow, this blog has been too quiet for too long, but a vacation was needed. Here is to hoping next week I can get Emilya's 9 month post up, as well as our vacation recap, Noah's 3 year update and well whatever else I am behind on.   
 I working hard on establishing a home routine and in that, I need to make time for myself to start writing again. I'm still hoping to get 3 posts up a week, with Monday being a weekend recap, Tuesday-Thursday (one of those days) open topic, and Friday being a weekly recap or 5 on Friday. Those are the goals.      
Some other goals are getting my body and health back under control. I've been feeling soo stressed and sluggish lately, then it dawned on me, I haven't been taking my Vitamin Supplements and remembering that I am B12 and Folate anemic, it makes a big difference when my body is functioning properly. I am also going to get back on the work out train, hopefully with the supplements, I will feel energized enough to keep up with it! I've just gotta get back on track!!     
 We will hopefully be starting the mudroom Reno next weekend. We will have the new doors installed next week (hopefully). The plan is to build a new closet, move the furniture around and paint. I'm also hoping to get Noah's room repainted soon, so we can get his room done. I need to get Em's nursery finished as well. Poor second child syndrome... I mean she has what she needs, I'm just adding girly touches, but I would love to get it done.      
 Today I'm heading to sign Noah up for gymnastics for the spring session, hopefully the wait isn't too long!! I also have a few other errands to run while I'm out!! We have a busy weekend ahead!! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Weekend Rewind

We had a quieter weekend at home, working away at a DIY project that M and I are pretty excited about.    
 Friday, we spent most of the morning at the Ivey Eye Institute at the hospital getting Em's eyes checked, well only a small part of that was checking, the rest was spent waiting. I am grateful for toy areas,  but they make my skin crawl all at the same time!! We are in operation keep the kids healthy before we go away next week and of course now Em has a runny nose...  
 But the good news is that Em's vision is great!! No concerns there whatsoever at this point!!! Just the news we were hoping for!! Hopefully the genetics testing we did will give us some answers as to what has caused her hearing loss!       
   We came straight home afterwards, since it was naptime and I am just not willing to budge on naps at this point, because I know Noah will be outgrowing them soon enough and well that is my "mamas sanity time". Both kids went down and M went to work for a bit.         
 The paint I ordered on Wednesday was ready for pick up, so I ran into town to pick that up, stopped at Carter's - dangerous and grabbed pizza on the way home! Before we knew it crazy hour hit the house and it was about time to start bath and bedtime!  

 Saturday morning Noah had swimming and then we needed to pick up a few supplies for our DIY project. Luckily Noah loves Home Depot, he's pretty much the only one. His new favourite thing is fake sleeping in the car:

Except the joke is really on him, because he almost ALWAYS falls asleep....

We couldn't find exactly what we were looking for, so it meant once we got the kids down for nap, I ran back into Home Hardware and well they didn't either, so I bought what I could and we made do! 
After nap the boys went out to work on the headboard, while Em and I worked on laundry and well walking...
I also worked on picking a stain colour!

While I was making supper, Em was making something up of her own too!!! I love that she actually lets me get stuff done for the most part! A luxury I never had with Noah! 

After the kids went down, M went back out to the shop to work on the headboard! 

Sunday morning was made up of a trip to Home Depot - again, just the boys this time, some snow blowing, except M couldn't get the snow blower to work.... so Noah played outside while waiting and we had a little family train building after lunch

During nap, M finished building the headboard and then started sanding it. I'm soo in love with it!!! 

M finally got the snow blower after nap, so the boys were outside working on that while I played wth our 10 month old!! How is Miss Emilya 10 months already???

I made the kids some supper, while M and Noah went to pick up wings from the pub here in the village. 

We of course watched Luke Bryan sing the anthem and watched some of the super bowl before it was time the get the kids in the bath. Apparently when we took Em out of the tub, it meant Maggie could get in... trouble... 

 I was going to stain the headboard, however M insisted on it, so he went and stained it. It looks soo great!!! 

We had a low key Monday, up until post nap when we surprised Noah with going out to have dinner with the Paw Patrol!!! The staff at Eastsides said Noah was the most excited they had seen so far!! He was sooo excited to see Marshall and Chase!! Surprisingly he actually ate his dinner too!! 


Needless to say, we had one happy boy!! 

Today we had a play date at the indoor soccer field, they only charge $2 and from 10-11 is toddler time. They put some balls out and let the kids run the field. Noah loved it!!! 


Friday, February 3, 2017

O Dear Dentist

I seriously cannot win when it comes to the dentist? You know how people say they actually like the dentist, well I don't get it!! Even making an appointment my blood pressure shoots up.   

 It's been a LONG time since I went to the dentist and I made myself a promise after dealing with wisdom tooth debacle, that I would go back to dentist when I wasn't pregnant, well although it was almost a year to date since my issue, I made true to my promise and went in. I knew my mouth was a mess and fear couldn't continue to hold me back.   

I had my teeth cleaned, xrayed and assessed. We came up with a game plan to fix my issues and well here I am going back each month for repairs. 

 Yesterday's appointment was as second appointment getting cavities filled, my first appointment went pretty smoothly, no issues with the freezing, had my eye tooth shaved and reshaped. But yesterday didn't go as planned at all. I got my first needle, got super lightheaded and dizzy, and just wasn't feeling well AT all. Once that passed, turns it didn't completely take, so when he started drilling, I felt it, so he gave me another needle, tried again. We got one tooth done but when he went to the next one, it wasn't frozen properly either, well after more back and forth, I lost count after 5 needles, but there were more after that. Eventually I told him I didn't want anymore freezing, I would tolerate the pain, as it wasn't horrible, just sensitive. He explained my nerve that he was trying to freeze must be hard to access, explaining why I had issues with the wisdom tooth extraction. He also reshaped one of my bottom teeth as well.

   So after an hour and a half, I was done. My whole right side of my mouth is done, aside from fixing my gap, but that is my reward to myself for completing all my work!     

I should have 2 more sessions left. But I sure do hate freezing and after yesterday's session, my mouth actually hurt. But I'm doing what needs to be done! So that leaves me with an overall great feeling. 


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