Journaling on estrip is free and easy. get started today

Last Visit 2013-12-31 12:00:11 |Start Date 2005-05-26 16:50:55 |Comments 1,821 |Entries 581 |Images 1,362 |Videos 10 |

Category: potpourri

08/31/12 04:40 - ID#56718

random thoughts

We're coming home for Christmas! I know it's a busy time of year but if anyone would like to see me/us/meet Tobie let me know! He can charm you with his cute little dimple chin and sheepish grin. Or maybe just slap you in the face and drool on you :)

I can't believe it has been almost 3 years since Rory and I got married. Seems like yesterday!

I can't believe I'm turning 37 next week. I don't feel 37. I don't look 37. I don't think I can blow out 37 candles. I'd like to lose 37 pounds (times 2). There are 37 minutes until the show I like comes on this morning. I change at least 37 nappies in a week.

This Christmas is going to be filled with feel good homemade gifties! Not just because I like doing heartfelt things like that, but holy monkey butts flights are insanely expensive -and - they charge you bloody 10% of your fare PLUS about 400 pounds in taxes just to have an infant sit on your lap for 7 hours! Horse pucky!

In the last week Tobie seems to have sprinted down the growing development path. Babies are funny the way they seem to do nothing, then BOOM. Just in the past week he has:
  • sprouted 2 teeth
  • started frog crawling
  • started sitting up on his own

With his new found toothy nubs he likes to bite my toes, the little weirdo!
print add/read comments

Permalink: random_thoughts.html
Words: 232
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 08/31/12 04:40


Category: baby

07/13/12 01:54 - ID#56608

einstein as a baby


image
print add/read comments

Permalink: einstein_as_a_baby.html
Words: 2
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 07/13/12 01:54


Category:

05/29/12 11:52 - ID#56495

so sad

Rory just learned our friends in Doha were the ones who lost their triplets in the fire. It's horrific. All of those deaths could have been prevented. But my God, to lose all 3 of your babies....and they had gone through so much to have them! So, so sad...





print add/read comments

Permalink: so_sad.html
Words: 66
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 05/29/12 11:54


Category:

03/16/12 12:20 - ID#56228

joshua

Remembering Joshua. Smiling every time I say my son's name in full. He was named after a terrific guy!

image
2005, outside kunie's before a night out at the pink

image
2006, at my birthday party at the 333
print add/read comments

Permalink: joshua.html
Words: 40
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 03/16/12 12:20


Category: baby

03/15/12 01:15 - ID#56225

i'm not the only one

Had our first post natal group session today. Things I am glad to know are normal and I'm not alone on:

I dream EVERY night, sometimes multiple times, that I am breastfeeding. Then I wake in a panic when all I see in my arms is a pillow. I frantically start searching the bed for him, then realize he's still in his moses basket.

I have an insatiable appetite for cookies, cakes and ice cream.

I still have pregnancy brain.

My feet are bigger.

I have a constant backache.

Peeing a little when I sneeze or cough really hard is more common in women who had back labour.

I think I'm not interacting enough or the right way with my baby.
print add/read comments

Permalink: i_m_not_the_only_one.html
Words: 121
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 03/15/12 01:15


Category: life

03/13/12 01:53 - ID#56217

hurray for breast pumps

Tobie is old enough we could try introducing a bottle here and there. I was able to express milk so Rory could do one mid night fee at the weekend, allowing me a bit of uninterrupted sleep. I felt so much better!

Tobie took a few tries to get the hang of it but succeeded in the end. We'll just do it on the weekends for now. In another month we might actually get to go on a date longer than an hour and a half.

We took our first trek into London last Friday to visit the office peeps. Here's the two of us outside the building.

image
print add/read comments

Permalink: hurray_for_breast_pumps.html
Words: 111
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 03/13/12 01:53


Category: baby

03/08/12 11:24 - ID#56186

1 month

Tobie is a month old already! I think time went quickly because I've been living in a constant zombie state. No one ever really tells you the real story of childbirth and the aftermath. Never mind the physical difficulties, but mentally it's a mind fuck. One day you're carrying a bowling ball in your stomach, the next you are just a feeding machine with what feels like 4 butt holes and a tree trunk rammed up your hoo hoo! Breastfeeding isn't all sweets and roses like people make it sound either. It's hard work for mom and baby to get going. Proud to say I persevered as many women give up easily!

image
He finally let me have 24 minutes during my wakeful moments to play some nintendo!

image
Exercising his neck muscles during tummy time

image
Ready to go for a walk
print add/read comments

Permalink: 1_month.html
Words: 145
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 03/08/12 11:24


Category: baby

02/23/12 01:41 - ID#56112

infections

So last week Tobie's belly button hole got infected. Had to cleanse and treat it with antibiotic for 1 week. It's looking so much better. Had it checked out today and he got a thumbs up. Woohoo!

I on the other hand appear to possibly have developed my own infection in my stitches. Joy. They took a swab today so we'll find out for sure on Monday. All I know is I don't feel great. Boo hiss.
print add/read comments

Permalink: infections.html
Words: 76
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 02/23/12 01:41


Category: baby

02/05/12 05:31 - ID#56031

stickybean's arrival

Tobie Joshua Webber
born February 4th
4:10am
8 lb. 11 oz.

All natural birth (honestly not by choice) but worth every agonizing moment once he was placed on my belly! Nothing can describe the instant unconditional love that overwhelms you.

image
print add/read comments

Permalink: stickybean_s_arrival.html
Words: 40
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 02/05/12 05:31


Category: baby

01/29/12 05:11 - ID#55998

8 days late...

This is how this whole adventure started in the first place! I suppose it's fitting that it finishes in similar fashion. Still no action. The Dr. attempted to do a sweep on the 25th to naturally trigger labour but that produced zip. I mean it only has about a 50% chance at working in the first place, but he said there was a whole lot of nothing going on and couldn't get a good reach on baby's head. No harm in trying anyway.

42 weeks is still OK for pregnancy, it's just after that you start to get concerned. So Stickybean has 4 more days to come willingly on it's own or we'll unfortunately have to go for induction. This was last on my list of birthing preferences. It can take days, for which I will have to stay in the hospital and be hooked up to monitors. I'm already bored and I have all the comforts of home! Plus induction make labour more intense and painful and increases the odds of interventions. Bit of a stretch from my most preferred method which was to use the pool.

Anyhoo, that's where we're at. You're worth the wait Stickybean, I just hope we can make your entrance into this world as calming as possible under the circumstances!
print add/read comments

Permalink: 8_days_late_.html
Words: 213
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Last Modified: 01/29/12 05:11


Search

Chatter

New Site Wide Comments

mike said to mike
Well really I did not bury the hatched in my mind I guess because now 5 years later, I just saw him ...

mike said to mike
Well really I did not bury the hatched in my mind I guess because now 5 years later, I just saw him ...

mike said to mike
Well 14 years later I have more grays but still solidly more pepper than salt so that's good at leas...

mike said to mike
Well 14 years later I have more grays but still solidly more pepper than salt so that's good at leas...