I really struggled to write that last post. I wanted to be honest about the challenges we had and in the process, it meant working through some difficult emotions. I think travelling is always worthwhile no matter how tough and I like to think we’re really easy going as parents, but it turns out we … Continue reading One more thing…
We just returned from a two-week trip to Seattle en route to an Alaskan cruise and are now in the process of adjusting back to Eastern Standard Time aka completely sleep deprived and befuddled. Before we left, a friend of mine with two preteens and a lot of stamps on her passport gave me some … Continue reading The travails of travel (with a 15-month-old)
UP! That’s the word I forgot all about! It’s L’s fave at the moment. Finding a word that communicates exactly what she wants so succinctly, and gets results, well I think it just about blew her beautiful budding mind. So you’re telling me, I just say this word in my sweet little voice, and you … Continue reading Moving on up.
So the very night I wrote my last post, I went from feeling all sorts of delight about my dear sweet baby girl to really not liking her very much at all. True story. If you guessed it was due to a sleep disturbance, you would be correct. That is usually my breaking point, … Continue reading Baby steps. Literally.
Little L has acquired a few new words and her third tooth. She loves saying “happy” inspired by her fave tune of the moment, the birthday song. (Though she also enjoys the Pharrell Williams song). She also started to say “no.” Oh joy. I’ve been actually attempting to control my impulse to say that word … Continue reading No: the four letter word.
I’m baaaack! I actually didn’t go anywhere and have no good excuse for not writing these past few weeks. I think one part of me was embarrassed because I totally caved and started giving Leni her bedtime bottle again only a few days after writing about my semi-triumphant success slash acceptance of the new early … Continue reading Adventures of a 13-month-old
We had a really flukey odd occurrence last Saturday. I had intended to slowly ease Leni off her bedtime bottle (a directive from her pediatrician), but on Saturday she just wouldn’t sleep the whole darn day for some reason. Thankfully she wasn’t cranky so we tried our luck and stayed out a little past her … Continue reading Messing with my baby’s sleep (and other triumphs)
Until L actually got her first tooth, my husband and I were constantly speculating over anything we perceived to be slightly unusual behaviour. When she woke in the night or seemed fussy or particularly drooly we’d say, well, perhaps she’s teething. It felt so very abstract though. And our assessments became more and more unsure … Continue reading A tough little teether
I am feeling really lonely these days. Jose is away half the week and most of my closest friends don’t live nearby. Often the only adult contact I experience is chatting with the barista on my infrequent coffee runs, making small talk with the other gym-goers at my bi-weekly circuit training class, an often brief … Continue reading befriending myself
The little turned 11 months last Friday, which is just insane to me. Meaning she will be one in less than four weeks. How did that even happen? She also just got her very first tooth the same day so now I can let go of my fears she’d be the only kindergartner in the … Continue reading The sprout sprouts