Wednesday, September 3, 2008

tap tap tap

*blowing the dust from the furniture*

Anyone still come here?

It's September and September has always seemed like a time of new beginnings. New school year. End of summer. All that jazz.

So what of this place? Can I/we make a go of it again? Shall I go off and start an anonymous Mommy Blog somewhere else? Don't know, but hopefully the answer will come to me.

What's been going on?

Well, for starters I've been back to work since mid April and then "fell" pregnant in May. So all my time and energy have been focused in those general directions. But now that summer is drawing to a close perhaps it's time to start writing here again.

I'm looking for my writing mojo. If you see it, please package it up and send it back.


Monday, May 12, 2008


It's hard to believe that last week at this time I was in the hospital having an NST done. Tomorrow Thomas will be one week old.

I think I am being a typical over protective mother. My list of breast feeding sides, times, poo's, pees and sleeps grows longer every day. Keeping track helps my brain, but also adds to my freak outs.

I worry about everything. My boy has slept all day. I woke him up twice to feed, but he isn't really interested. I try not to panic, but it's hard. Yesterday he was up for most of the day, then had a good night of eating and sleeping. I fear tonight he will be up.

Breastfeeding is another story. So far so good. He latches pretty well concidering he is slightly tongue tied. My milk came in as well, and I am trying to establish a steady supply. I don't really know much about breastfeeding, except to plop him on when he cries, so far it works. Except he falls asleep half way though and sometimes no amount of "bugging" gets him to suck more.

I should stop worrying. I spend more time crying over nothing then enjoying being a mom. I am doing everything they say, I have started eating more, cleaning less, and started walking again. I hope this helps lift the baby blues.

Hubby is back to work. He is away tonight, and probably tomorrow night too. I try not to think about it too much. Aside from that, all is well here.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Drive by posting


You know why I don't post here as much as I should?

Because I have to log out of my google account that I always keep open and then log back in under this identity. That should tell you just how lazy I really am.

Anyway! 2 Things.

First, a HUGE congratulations to Brandy and family. I got to hear a little bit about her homebirth and am amazed. I don't think I would ever attempt a homebirth particularly with my first baby. Good on Brandy for knowing what she wanted and doing it her way.

Second, I'm sure that by now everyone has heard about the dreaded BPA that is in our much used plastic products. Have I stopped drinking water out of my water cooler? Nope. But I do take care to wash all of Danica's products by hand and whatnot.

Here's something interesting: Zellers is offering a full refund in exchange for returning your BPA-laden Avent products. Even if you didn't buy them there. Wow! You can return Avent products for store credit. This is simply unbelievable. Do you think that I should be impressed with Zellers or Avent or both? Have you even heard of such a thing?

So, take back your bottles, breast pumps etc and buy some jujubes and shampoo with your credit note. How cool is that???

I should mention that Toys R Us is offering a partial refund of 50% of the most recent sales price. I guess I would have thought that was grand of them if Zellers wasn't completely showing them up. :)

That is all for now. But I'll be back. Soon.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Home birth

I managed to pull off a home birth. Depsite what the hospital wanted. With a little help from a bottle of castor oil and two stretch and sweeps I delivered my baby boy at home in a little over 4 hours.

He was 7 pounds, born at 8:57pm. On his due date.

Thomas is sleeping soundly beside me on the couch. He is the picture of health.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Broken Water

When I awoke to a popping sound, and a soaked night gown I was sure I'd have a baby in my arms within a couple hours.

Isn't that what happens in the movies?

Instead of the glorious homebirth I invisioned I am now preparing myself for a hospital induction. I declined getting induced today, in hopes that I will fall into the 96% of women who go into labour naturally after their water breaking within 48 hours.

The longest I will go is Tuesday. Then induction.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

oh wow we suck

you know the nice weather is here when the Ottawans actually leave their computer desk to actually *gasp* spend lengthly amounts of time in the beautiful outdoors.

not too much happening here. i did, however cut Emmas hair off early this year. i do it every year for her cause she is a sweating machine with a ton of really thick hair.

so i sat the punk in the kitchen, hauled out the scissors and chopped it off. she is thrilled with her new do.

i did hear this morning that Brandy is having her baby like RIGHT NOW! im so excited. i cant wait to see pictures.

i have also met someone that i am completely twiterpated with. but more on him later. *giggles*

so there is a quick update on this end. we must get to posting again.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

1 week left

Sometimes it gets to be so long between posts that it just seems easier not to post at all.

Aaaannyway. What's been going on with this Ottawa Mom lately? Trips, colds, family visits and getting ready to go back to work. Eeesh. This time next week and I'll be preparing for my first day back. I'm not actually going back until Tuesday but Sunday is when you get ready for such things, no?

So, as you can imagine, I'm rather underwhelmed with the reality of heading back to work. Danica will be under the loving care of her grandparents and I'm grateful for that. Heading back to work is stressful enough without having to worry about sending my baby to Daycare.

I had the opportunity to work for a few days earlier in the year and I think that helped me not dread the inevitable return to work. Part of me enjoyed the challenges and pace and social aspect of work.

But of course, if I had the choice I'd stay home with my girl.

One good thing about going back to tends to be more structured so hopefully I'll get to posting regularly again. :)