I have been making excuses again. It’s summer. I’m busy. I have nothing to write. Blah blah blah. You know the drill. Truth is, I have some news and I wasn’t ready to share it so I let myself fall off the grid a bit. Sure, I could’ve just written about the many other things … Continue reading Once more with feeling.
Jose and I finally had our very first night away. I know, I know, I’ve been hyping this thing up for weeks. The preparation for our little getaway seriously occupied my mind non-stop right to the last minute. I wrote a 4-page manifesto for Jose’s mum, cooked every meal in advance, cleaned the house, the … Continue reading How to accept help in 100 easy steps.
I nursed Leni for the very last time on Monday. That might sound like a random day of the week to plan a life-changing event, but it was all very strategic. Jose and I were going to a concert and I wanted to make sure bedtime went smoothly for Jose’s mum (“Baba”), who was babysitting. … Continue reading Weaned.
The babe turned 18 months last week. It’s one of those age milestones you can’t fully fathom before you get there. Or at least I couldn’t. It was just really hard to imagine what the year-and-a-half mark would look like, you know? Each new month brings so many surprises. It seems like she’s now a legit … Continue reading Adventures of an 18-month-old.
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.
My poor baby is officially sick for the first time. She broke out in a rash a few days ago that, at first, I assumed was an allergic reaction. It turns out it’s a virus called roseola. Ever heard of it? Apparently it's very common between 6 months to 2 years. In fact, when I told … Continue reading Sick babe.
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 has become glaringly obvious that I need a day off. And a night off. And then maybe another day. My fuse has been really short lately and I find myself resenting Jose’s ability to--seemingly--come and go as he pleases. The other day he finished work early and went off to buy new work shirts. … Continue reading Weaning toward freedom
So…did I mention there were actually a ton of wonderful things about our trip? You thought it totally sucked, right? On the contrary. First off, we had absolutely perfect weather everywhere we went. Seattle was sunny and hot everyday. Alaska, notoriously unpredictable, was warm (or definitely milder than we’d anticipated) at most ports, apart from … Continue reading Trip highlights (because there were many, I swear)