Saturday, May 31, 2008

Big News!

Miss Sophia Grace is getting a tooth!! Hooray!

My little girl likes to be different, she likes to do her own thing. She is not getting her bottom front teeth like normal babies do, no she is getting her bottom right lateral incisor. That's right my baby girl is getting her "fang" teeth first. Seriously she is such a rebel. She never learned to roll over. She is fully capable of doing it. She just decided rolling over was beneath her. I have a feeling she is going to skip crawling and jump straight to walking. She likes to go against the crowd.


Here is the normal eruption pattern for baby teeth. Note that the bottom lateral incisors aren't supposed to happen until 10-16 months.







Here are some pictures of my little vampire baby wearing a way too cute sun hat...





P.S. I scored this purple bumbo plus tray at a yard sale for 20 bucks. It is in perfect condition. If I bought this in store it would have cost 75 bucks. I love a good deal!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

LOST

Ok so I am a total LOST junkie and I just finished watching tonight's season finale. It was so good!! I need to re watch it to make sure I got everything. I had to miss the first 20 minutes to put Sophia to bed and then some bits and pieces as she woke up and needed some luvin. Luckily I have a PVR which Chris and I bought for our birthday present to each other. So many questions for the show. This is what they do to me every time. They give you some answers yet leave you with so many more questions it drives me nuts. Nuts enough that I have to keep watching...hence the addiction. It's a love/hate thing. I have to say I think this season has been pretty good. The last 2 seasons kinda were borderline for me yet I kept watching because I knew it was going to get there. I am a faithful Lostie. This was really an unimportant post. I just wanted to let you know we are still alive and well. My parents have been visiting from Vancouver so we have been busy. I will write a post soon and share lots of great pics. I am too disorganized at the moment to get it together!
I still miss Charlie!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

Who is the fairest of them all?



(Sitting on Grama's lap enjoying some mirror time)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Waterbaby

So yesterday Sophia had her first starfish swimming lesson! I can't even tell you how adorable she was in her red bathing suit. And I can't even tell you how much fun we had. Sophia LOVED it so much. I definitely have a waterbaby on my hands. The class was 30 minutes. We all gathered in a circle (there were about 10 other mommies or daddies with their babies) we started off by singing the wheels on the bus and holding our babies under the armpits and moving them all around, side to side doing circles it was tres fun. Sophia had her perma grin on all class. She does this thing where she opens her mouth as far as it can possibly open and just leaves it open. No sounds, no laughing just sheer joy in the smile. I love it. We sang a few songs and we floated them on their backs, tummies etc. THEN the teacher said we are going to do a song where we dunk our babies under water. Wow first class we already are dunking them? I was a little nervous but had already talked myself into knowing it was ok and that it was indeed good for them to learn and not be afraid of water. I just thought we would be a few classes in or the last class as their final hoorah into swimming. Anyways we start singing this song and we say 1,2,3 dunk and plop goes Sophia under water. I got so excited I went under water with her which I was not intending to do. No other mommy or daddy went under with them..hehe oops. We are special. Sophia thinks it's hilarious to go under water. Sophia went under water 6 times in total. Mommy is so proud. We also sat them on the ledge of the pool and gave them a toy just out of reach and have them reach and fall forwards and land in our our arms. Sophia was a champ. All she wanted was this little water can toy so she fell for the trick every time.

All in all we love our swimming class. I highly recommend it!!

Secondly I met a new friend Michelle and her little adorable baby girl Eloise. We met before class as we were putting on our babies swimsuits and little swimmer diapers. We instantly connected and jabbered all before class. A couple of the mommies I know from the mommy and me class were also in the class. What a blast. After class Michelle asked if I wanted to go to the mall and grab lunch. So fun. (Back of my head..crap what am I going to eat that's vegan-esque at the food court?) My other mommy friends thought I already knew Michelle and that we were long time buddies. They laughed when I said I just met her before class. They told me I could make a new best friend in an elevator. If you knew my Grama Eileen you know where I get it!

P.S. I ate a veggie sub from subway. Wholewheat, no cheese, no mayo just veggies and mustard. Surprisingly I didn't hate it. My new friend is stick thin ate a crap load of food and topped it off with a chocolate bar from Purdy's. No fair. I am not bitter.

I have been "vegan" for three days. I feel awesome. Seriously I feel great. I don't have that nagging feeling in my head saying you have to eat better, you shouldn't be eating that. I have a clear conscious and it feels great! I weighed myself this morning because I am way too impatient and poof I am down 5 pounds!! Crazy. I know it's water weight but hey I will take it!


Sorry I have no pictures today!! I didn't get a pic of Sophia in her red swimsuit because I didn't put her in it until at the pool. You can check out my old post for a pic of her at 4 months in her ultra cute suit. It still fits her. Even though she has grown so much. It's all that spandex.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just For Fun

So I am totally copying my dear friend Amanda and took this Quiz to find out what "type" of mommy I am. This is what I got....

Your type is: isfp —The “Giving” Mother

“A people pleaser from Day One, it took me 30 years to
figure out I could say ‘no.’”


Quiet and unassuming in her devotion, the ISFP mother is responsive to her children’s needs, offering behind-the-scenes love and support. She is gentle and non-intrusive, flexible and adaptable.


A “be there” mother, the ISFP takes pleasure in physically caring for her children and doing for them. Her best times might be “doing little things” with each child one-on-one.

More than anything, the ISFP mother wants her children to know they are loved. And she enjoys being needed in return.


Dedicated to raising children who are responsible and care for others, she favors a non-directive approach: instilling values by setting a good example. She may be a strong role model for community service.

OK this is pretty darn accurate I think. Who knows as the years go by. However I do know how to say the word NO, it only took me 29 years not 30..hehe!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I Can't Think Of A Catchy Title, I'm Too Tired

So the last couple days for Sophia and I have been a bit rough. She has had a cold this week but for some reason it really has affected her the last two days. I told you about her boycotting her afternoon nap. Well last night she decided to boycott sleeping at all. I have never been so tired in my life. Ok maybe about the same as when she was first born when I was too afraid to sleep for fear she would stop breathing in the night. (Which I blame on the horrific night I stayed at the NICU with Sophia the night before she was to come home. The jist of the situation was that her little heart monitor kept going off, me frantically pushing the nurse call button. The monitor saying heart rate too low and then flashing zero. Me having a mental breakdown. Nurses running in and checking things out saying she is ok. Me still having a mental breakdown on the inside. No sleep. So afraid. Collapsing into my husbands arms when he arrived at the hospital next day and having another meltdown. The Dr. came to visit us and decided that it was probably the leads (the little sticky pads that they put on the body that connect to the monitors) were probably on wrong and the nurses should have taken them off. The nurse telling me unless your baby is blue she is fine. Which surprisingly made me feel better. Hence when we were at home me checking to see if she was blue in the middle of the night about every 10 minutes.)

Ok I didn't mean to go off on a rant about that horrible night. Ok back to what I was originally talking about oh yes..I'm tired. Sophia decided she needed to be held ALL night long and as soon as I put her down she would instantly wake and cry so hard. Broke my heart. So I slept with Sophia in her baby sling (just in case my arms gave out) in her rocker semi upright ALL night long. She would wake up every hour or so cry, check that I was still there and go back to sleep. It was a long night. I am not sure if it was her cold or maybe teething? I have no idea. She is sleeping at the moment and I take that as a good sign for the night. I should really be sleeping right now or getting ready for bed at least. I drank too much Diet Pepsi today. My one source of caffeine and my crazy addiction. I hate it I love it I can't live without it. Yet I am going to. I am going to give up my liquid evil. I need to give it up. I am going to try and completely change my eating habits. I try so hard to be a good girl and fail miserably every time. I love food. I love bad food. I love good food. I read an inspirational little book, an eye opening book recently and am going to really try and live this new lifestyle. I just want to feel healthier. I want more energy. I want to be the healthy happy beautiful person that I know I am deep down inside. The book I read? It has a crazy name. Close your ears it's called 'Skinny Bitch'. (Sorry Grampa). The title is really misleading. It has a really no nonsense approach of telling you how it is. It is a vegetarian/vegan book. Reading about the meat industry made me cry a little. I had no idea. I am not a hippy dippy (although I tried to be in high school) I just want to be conscientious and aware of what I choose to eat. Anyways it is still a new thought for me. What they said really affected me and I'm going to make some changes. I want Sophia to be as healthy as possible and I want her mommy to be just as healthy.


This post was soo not where I was going. I was going to write some new factoids on Sophia BUT got a little distracted. I will do that post soon. For now thanks for listening and here are a couple self portraits from Sophia and I.



Friday, May 23, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away!

The last couple of days the sunshine has been replaced by rain, boo. However it was nice and cozy for Sophia and I as we stayed indoors and played all day.

On a side note Sophia has decided that she doesn't need an afternoon nap anymore even though she is very tired and very cranky! I am not sure why she is now protesting the afternoon nap. It makes for a looong day! Today at least the sun is shining so we can go for a walk and hopefully I can lull her to sleep if she decides to boycott her nap. I know eventually babies will stop one of their naps and only have one nap per day. I think 7 months is a bit young for this though!!! She still has a runny/plugged nose so this could be a factor.


On another side note I signed Sophia up for her first swim lessons! How cute is that? It's called Starfish swimming lessons! It is just a 30 minute class for them. On the downside this means I have to put on a bathing suit, gulp!! Oh well I am going to bury any ego I may have and take the plunge. Today I may go to the mall and see if I can find a bathing suit that covers umm everything! If not I will just use Sophia to block me and walk at a very fast pace until I am safely in the pool!


Here are a couple pictures taken yesterday on our rainy day. Sophia is wearing her little fuzzy, cozy dress! She is so cuddly in this dress. It is from my mom's friend Kerri. It is so sweet! We are so lucky, Sophia has been spoiled endlessly with adorable outfits, we love it!



Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Can You Tell I'm Tired?

Ok this is totally random. There are so many quizzes you can take these days and for some reason I fell sucker to this one. Apparently I am oregano. I am half Italian afterall!




You Are Oregano



You have are charming, funny, witty, and smart.

You love to party - and people love to party with you.

You are always friendly and warm. You are able to help people get along.

Day At The Park

Yesterday we continued our fun filled long weekend by meeting friends at a local Park. It was the perfect weather. Not too hot not too cool. We just lounged on blankets and drank frappucino's and ate giant cookies. I watched as all the toddlers ran by never letting their momma's have a break. I laughed knowing next year I will be that mom. As for now I am enjoying the fact that Sophia just stays put wherever I place her.



Sophia went down her first slide yesterday! Auntie Gina did the honors while I snapped a pic.








Weeeee!




Darn these pics are too small. Our friend Kate took these photos for us and I just LOVE this pic!!



Here is our friend Dana and Miss Sophia Grace



AND this photo just makes me laugh so hard! Oh Sam you never fail to entertain your Auntie!!



So Many Pictures, So Little Time

Sorry I have not posted in a few days! It was a long weekend here in Canadaland and Chris' brother Andrew came for a visit. I did not get my usual computer time since Chris and Andrew were on both our computers playing their highly addictive video game. Sigh...boys. This is why I need my own *cough*pinklaptop*cough*!


On Sunday we hosted our first BBQ of the season. The weather was fantastic and sunny. I have so many pics from this weekend that I think this post will just be lots of pictures.



matchy matchy mommy and Sophia ready for the BBQ




Kisses from Daddy


mommy always makes me do a photo shoot


Soother clips are really tasty

Cousin Sam enjoying a tostito


Master of the grill, king of the Q




Auntie Sara and Cousin Sam



The Pearson's


(Not the best family photo, all the others Sophia is looking away or making faces)





Here is a cute clip of Sophia. She has learned a new trick, ha!

(Turn down your volumes because I am really annoying in the background. I had no idea Andrew was filming.)




video

Friday, May 16, 2008

No More Debbie Downer

I did not mean to leave my blog on a downer post! Yuck, who needs that? I think it was the cold meds talking.


Today is an awesome day. Summer has arrived here in cowtown. Last week we had snow this week we have summer! Crazy. Today it is 29 degrees Celcius! That is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This morning me and my neighborfriend took the kiddos on a walk and hit Starbucks on our way. I even ordered an iced beverage. mmm. Iced chai lattes are good. We ended up walking around town and getting some summer goodies at our local Superstore. Love random summer stuff. Sophia scored some pink sandals and cute tank tops. I bought a beach umbrella. So fun! It is so nice to have met my neighborfriend. We met at a mommy and me group and come to find out we live back to back to each other. Our babies are two weeks apart. It is so much fun! I have been blessed with meeting her.


Sophia is now asleep and I thought I would do a quick post before tackling my mess of a house. Chis' brother Andrew is coming for the long weekend. So got to get things ready for his visit. Sophia has a bad runny nose and is a bit plugged up. She does not have a fever and is still in good spirits. Last night she had a hard time sleeping so she ended up sleeping with me. We took over the queen bed, sorry Chris!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Curse You Telemarketers!!

I just need to vent for two seconds. We get so many 1-800 calls during the day that I want to scream. Not to mention about three wrong numbers per day. We have this crazy easy number. I thought when we picked it how great it would be to have such a simple number to remember. Well I was mistaken. People think we are hotels, pizza, hair salons, government offices, you name it people think we are them. I have had a few people think I am lying to them that they have the wrong number. They get all miffed like I am the one calling them on the wrong number. It really is just crazy.

The reason that prompted my vent you ask? I had just put Sophia down for a nap about 30 minutes ago. I always put on her white noise CD while she sleeps to drown out any noise. I forgot to put it on today. The phone rings. I scramble to find the phone which I can not seem to find. Only to find it tucked half way under the couch. I look at caller ID and it's a 1-800 number..grrr!! Two minutes later what do I hear? Sophia chatting away in her crib wide awake! Sigh. I was supposed to clean the kitchen maybe do some laundry and get our house back in some order. Sophia has been taking these amazingly long 2 hour naps lately. Not today. Today I got 3o minutes. Where I did not clean my house...but I did get to blog the below post!

Thank you for listening to me vent. It felt good!

P.S. Sophia is now playing next to me wide eyed and bushy tailed. The house is a still a mess.

Back In Action (Sort Of)

I am starting to feel like a human again. I still sound awful and I sometimes scare Sophia with my cough. Sorry my sweet girl. It has been a challenge to be a mom and be sick! You can't take sick days when you have a baby. This is when it would be very helpful to live near grandparents. (It would always be awesome to live near them of course but especially when you are sick.) One of the many challenges has been keeping in my coughs while putting Sophia to nap or bed. I always rock with her and feed her until she is just about asleep and then lay her down to sleep. Every time I do this I get a bad tickle in my throat and want to cough so bad!!! Oh it is the hardest thing to keep in a cough when it itches and burns so bad. I am hoping and praying Sophia doesn't catch my cold. This morning she woke up with a runny nose and has had one all day. It has been more than her normal "teething" runny nose. So I am just praying it will not turn into anything worse! She seems to be in good spirits and does not have a fever.


On Monday it was such a relief when Gina came and took Sophia for the afternoon. She had her hands full with Sophia and her 16 month old boy Samuel. In the evening before Chris came to pick up Sophia. Sam and Sophia had some cousin bonding time watching 'In The Night Garden'. I am not sure if this show is only on in Canada but it is weird!! Yet they are fascinated by it! Sam will sit and watch the whole show while Gina gets things done around the house. This is a small miracle since Sam doesn't sit down for longer than two minutes. The show kind of freaks Gina and I out. It is similar to Teletubbies which was down right strange as well. But whatever works I say. If you want to have a glimpse of this strange yet fascinating show click here




Enjoying a little 'In The Night Garden' together (Gina said that every once and a while Sam would stop and give Sophia hugs in the middle of the show, awe melt my heart)...







Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cold FX Failed Me

The cold I had been fighting officially won! I woke up so sick yesterday. Luckily my awesome sister came to the rescue and brought me lots of cold meds and took Sophia for the afternoon. All I did was sleep and sleep some more. I still feel horrible today but am coping much better. I will get back on here as soon as I am up to it. The last time I had a bad cold was when I found out I was pregnant. I was about to drown myself in cold meds when I had a light bulb moment thinking hmmm I might be pregnant I should check first before medicating myself to the high heavens. And lo and behold I was pregnant! Not this time folks sorry to disappoint you mom, ha! I get to take all the Tylenol Cold I want.

P.S. Sophia is 7 Months old today!! Too bad my voice is all messed up. Sophia looks at me like you look like mommy (just more disheveled than normal) but you don't sound like her!

I will leave you with some cute pics taken on Mothers Day...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

So exciting to have my first Mothers Day! I got to sleep the whole night through while Chris took care of Sophia. I could have slept all day, it was heaven! Chris and Sophia made me french toast for breakfast, delicious! We have relaxed all day and Sophia had fantastic long naps which was delightful for a tired mommy. I have been fighting off a cold. My throat has been sore and just the all over aches. Blah! I have taken Cold FX today which I think has really helped. I completely believe in the stuff!! We are going to have a lovely dinner soon that Chris made for us. Then I think I may go out and get a donut. I have been craving one so much. Today is my day and calories don't count!! Tonight I am going to watch 'P.S. I love you' and eat my donut(s). Sounds perfect to me!


Here is Sophia and I when she was just a few weeks old.


Here is my mom and me on my wedding day! Love you mommy!



Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sophia and Her Posse

Yesterday Sophia and I met with our mommy and me play group.

Oh the fun we had! All the babies are very close in age so we always have a blast. The mom's get to gab away while the babies play. I am so lucky to have met such a great group of moms and babies. When we moved here last year I knew one person, my sister. Now that she is moving away next month I am very thankful to have found a fantastic circle of friends.


Taiya and Sophia sharing some toys





The circle of friends...


Picture Posing Time...


Sophia poking Taiya in the face. Sorry Taiya, we love you!!...




And here is our little neighbor friend Alex holding Sophia's hand, cuteness...




You has been healed by the power of Jeeezuss...





Sweet kisses or eating her head i'm not sure...




Partayy Time!

One of my new blog friends Mcmommy is turning 30 and is having a birthday bash! Sophia and I plan to join in on the fun!





I will be wearing these party shoes....





Sophia will be wearing these party shoes...







We will be bringing these to indulge in...





I hope you have a great day Mcmommy and a fantastic 30th year!! See you at the party!