Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Always remember this...

This quote is for my sisters, especially my little sister Tara.  I love you very much and want you to believe in yourself as much as I believe in you.  X

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Off to bed

Thomas and I are still trying to find the right schedule.  Well let's be honest, I'm trying to schedule a routine and Thomas is doing the complete opposite.  Some days he will nap and other days it's like a nap would be sheer torture.  On the positive side he's a very good night sleeper.  We're down to two 5 minute feedings between 8pm and 7am. Unfortunately, this is still not providing me enough time to do everything I need to do like blog, return emails, clean, prepare meals...etc.  We're slowly getting there.

I officially became the classic over-reacting first time mom today.  My mom and the doctor basically told me in a very sweet way that he's perfectly fine and to call the doctor if he gets a fever.  Haha!

This is going to be a short post but at least I'm posting.  I found this room while browsing James Michael Howard's profile.  I thought it perfect since all I dream of these days is more sleep.  A finished bedroom like this one would be an ideal retreat.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mummy & Thomas

Thought you would enjoy seeing a pic of me and my little man.  I love this photo.

9 1/2 Weeks!

I can't believe our baby boy is almost 10 weeks old now.  Everyone says it goes by fast but this is ridiculously fast.  I'm trying to record as many moments as possible.  Thank goodness for the iphone4.  I haven't picked up our ordinary camera once because I get great photos with the phone and it's always with me.  Here are a few of our recent moments.  Thomas is laughing a lot now!  He loves when we blow air on his face and make motor sounds.  Seeing him smile melts my heart.

My dad (Grampa Mike) spent some time with us last week/weekend.  Each morning he and Thomas would have a good cuddle and conversation.  Below is one of the best photos of the two of them having a conversation.  You can tell Thomas adores his Grampa!

Last night Thomas slept 9 1/2 hours straight!  I'm hoping for the same thing tonight but won't count on it.    We'll stick with our routine and see what happens.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good to know...

After finally getting caught up on a few of my favourite magazines, blogs and discovering a few new ones I decided to put together a post on what I loved and what I have learned from other bloggers.

Jason at 'These Roving Eyes' has a beautiful blog that must be checked out!  He lives in Toronto (I love reading Canadian blogs) and gave a great tip about an airline out of Buffalo (he said Niagara Falls NY but I assume it's Buffalo airport).  It's called Spirit Air and offers incredibly cheap tickets to Florida among other destinations.  Good to know for next Winter when we go to visit Ryan's parents down south.  :)

Camila over at Effortless Style gives a step by step on how to spray paint furniture.  It's a must read for anyone wanting to do this themselves...aka, me.  I still need to refinish the chair I purchased last summer.  It won't happen until sometime in the spring.

One of my favourite Toronto bloggers is featured on Style at Home's blog.  Congratulations Aubrey & Lindsay!! If you don't follow their blog, then your missing out.  I met Lindsay at a blogger party and discovered she is as sweet in person as she seems to be in her blog writing.

Chatelaine is one of my new favourite magazines.  I think when you become a mom you instantly want and need a subscription to this Canadian essential read.  It has great recipes and tips!  Check it out online if you haven't already.  Check out their online article How to decorate an open space with elegant accents.

I also recently discovered Dabble.  A brand new CANADIAN online magazine devoted to design, travel and food.  What more could a girl ask for in a magazine?  Well, maybe if it delivered chocolate and a glass of wine with every issue.  ;-)

Enjoy these finds!  xo

Monday, March 7, 2011

A little green and a bit tired!

Hello!  The last week has been crazy. I had such good intentions of posting but never even got a chance.  Thomas had his first set of immunization shots last Tuesday.  Since then he has been a bit cranky, had an upset tummy and very tired.  During the day he has refused to sleep on his own.  He only wants to be in my arms and will sleep for about 10 minutes at a time and then he cries again and we have to go turn on the stove fan (it's very loud and calms him down).  Over the weekend he slept longer in my arms but would not sleep on his own for very long.  I think I've gotten into a bad habbit because he wouldn't fall asleep on his own last night in his crib (he normally goes down before 8pm and falls asleep on his own). Last night he cried, fussed, cooed... it was a long night.  Finally at 10:30pm we had to let him cry it out.  It only took 15 minutes of us letting him know we are there for him without picking him up for him to fall asleep.  It was hard on me!  Hate to see him cry.  I know it was a good thing though.

It's amazing how exhausting caring for a nine week old can be.  Some days I have done nothing but rock him to sleep during the day, hold him all day long, calm him down, play with him, feed him, change him, sometimes change myself because I have puke on me, and put a load of laundry on.  That's it!  These tasks sound like they wouldn't take much time but they do.  It's my entire day! I have so much respect for all moms around the world.

Today was my first day of exercising in 10 months.  I woke up at 6:15am for an hour of yoga.  Exactly what I needed.  I feel great now.  It will help me throughout my day.  The plan is to exercise 4x a week.  Wish me luck!

Right, the little man is getting upset.  Time to play with him. But before I go, I leave you with this kitchen.  I love it.  It's not a big grandiose designer kitchen.  It's achievable for us every day folks.  I love it's simplicity and the beige and green scheme. Mom I thought of you when I saw it.

Have a great day! xo