When Leni was just four days new--as my sister was lovingly positioning her little body in the light of our front window for her first of many “pro bono” professional photos--we received a knock at our door. It was from a City of Toronto worker with a Notice to Comply. Unbeknownst to us when we … Continue reading The story of our home.
Well it’s been a minute. This is just a post to say my baby boy, Finnegan Lyle Yamazaki, was born a week-and-a-half ahead of schedule on January 18th. He was 6 pounds 15 ounces when he was born and has nearly doubled in size at 2 months. In other words, he’s a tank (who requires … Continue reading World, meet Finn.
I am not at all averse to discussing (in detail) my *eh hem* regularity. Fact. Even so, I could never have predicted just how much I would think/talk/write about the bodily fluids of my child once I became a parent. First you have the meconium, then you’re changing and endlessly oxycleaning those yellow poops out … Continue reading Oh poop.
I very much wish I was writing to you from Barbados right now, but alas, we have returned. The good stuff just flies by, doesn't it? Before we left I was talking to a friend about how I’d been planning and packing for our trip for weeks. She just nodded, all knowing-like, and told me … Continue reading Eyes on the prize
On weekday mornings, Jose is up around 5:30am and he’ll usually go into Leni’s room first when she wakes up, letting me linger in bed just that much longer. Dream man, right there. Her immediate request for a few weeks has been “toast” and “banana,” but out of habit I’ve continued to nurse her before … Continue reading One down, one to go.
Last week when Leni was sick, she remained almost entirely horizontal from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening. Her first foray off the couch, my lap or her crib was only a few feet down to the floor (where she did some "colouring"), but it felt like huge progress. By Friday the rash was entirely … Continue reading When it rains, it pours.
So here we are in September and I’ve been completely neglecting this here blog for over a month now. I can’t believe how quickly the summer just sped by. We were lucky enough to get to three cottages in the past month, just returning over the weekend from a whole week on Lower Buckhorn Lake. … Continue reading Back to reality.
It’s official. My beautiful baby girl is now a one-year-old. I swear that she actually looked older on Monday morning when I came into her room to wish her a happy birthday. It’s so surreal. The year just seemed to fly by. Our close friends just had a baby last month and it’s just so … Continue reading My birthday girl