Friday, May 29, 2015


Happy Friday everyone! So glad that the weekend is here even if it's going to be a busy one.

The high of my week was meeting up with some of the ladies from our prenatal class on Wednesday. It's so fun to watch all of the babies grow up together and be able to chat with other moms about what our babies are going through.

The low of my week was Tuesday. Amelia was up a lot the night before and I was just dead tired all day. By 5pm, my eyes were burning from being so tired. After I put Amelia to bed, I was doing the same by 8:30pm. I felt so much better the next day!

The show we are watching is The Killing. We finally finished Parenthood (I'm sad it's over!) so we needed something else to start and found this on Netflix. Anyone else watch it?

The best money I spent was on some new clothes for Amelia. Well, they aren't new as I bought a bunch of summer stuff at Once Upon a Child. Other than that, I didn't spend any money this week.

My plans for this weekend include going to the expo to pick up my race package on Saturday, hopefully meet up with Becky and Brie and then run the 10K race on Sunday morning. And probably take a nap on Sunday afternoon :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Flying with baby

Back in April, I took Amelia on her first flight to Ontario to see my family. I was super nervous about how it would go, but I shouldn't have been. I thought I'd share my tips for what worked for me as I know I searched for tips before my flight.

{1} give yourself extra time

I was flying within Canada, but gave myself lots of time to get to the airport and go through security. I took my stroller and car seat with me to the gate, so I wasn't sure if going through security was going to be longer. If you choose to take your stroller with you, you will have to take your baby out while they take the stroller around the other side. I lucked out and there was no lines when I went through as well.

{2} pack extra

You never know when a big poop or puke is going to occur, so pack more diapers and wipes then you think you will need. You can never be too prepared! I also packed two extra sleepers and an extra shirt for myself. I also found that dressing her in a sleeper was much easier for changing her in the airplane bathroom.

{3} don't be afraid to ask for help

As I mentioned above, I took the stroller and car seat with me to the gate and was nervous about breaking them down if other people were boarding. Luckily, an agent was more than happy to hold Amelia while I broke them down. I also had to use the bathroom on both flights, and a flight attendant was more than happy to hold her.

{4} board early

I took advantage of being able to board early, which allowed me to get situated in my seat before everyone else came on. It let me put my nursing cover, burp cloth, diapers and wipes in the seat pocket which made it easier when I needed them. It also let me stand up and rock Amelia (she was getting sleepy both times) before everyone else boarded.

I think the most important thing is try not to stress! I was nervous about Amelia having a big meltdown, but she did better than I thought she would. Sure, she cried a bit but she's a baby and I was never going to see anyone on the flight again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Training Tuesday

Less than a week until race day! I haven't updated my ipod since at least March of last year, so I am in desperate need of some new music. What is your go to songs for working out/running? 

Onto my workouts from last week:

Monday May 18
  • 6km hike with the family

Tuesday May 19
  • 5km walk with Harley and Amelia
  • at home workout (for 20 minutes) of:

Wednesday May 20
  • 5.04km {5:13/km pace} run with Amelia. No idea where that speed came from! 
Thursday May 21
  • two walks- one with Harley and then one with two mommy friends. The walks totaled 8.5kms 
Friday May 22
  • 5.87km {7:20/km pace} run with Erica and the girls. There was lots of walking and stopping
  • 4km walk with Harley
Saturday May 23
  • 5.0km walk with the family
Sunday May 24 
  • 7.0km {5:36/km pace} run with Harley
  • at home workout of:

 Tell me: how was your week of workouts?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! We had a pretty great weekend minus a bit of a grumpy Amelia thanks to her four month shots.

Amelia and Quinn hanging out after our run
{friday} during the day, Amelia and I met up with Erica and Quinn for a stroller run. Amelia was a bit of cranky girl, so it made for more of a walk then run. Oh well, it was nice to get out in the sunshine and have some catch up time with Erica. Mr.D had a work thing that meant he didn't get home until later, so it was just Amelia and I. She was a bit cranky that day and I needed to get out of the house, so we went to Winners and Shoppers Drug Mart. After she went to bed, I hung out watching tv and relaxing.

{saturday} in the morning, we took Amelia for her four month shots which she SCREAMED for! Poor girl :( Luckily she calmed down less than 10 minutes later and fell asleep for a bit. We decided to risk it and headed out for some breakfast at Cadence. Later in the afternoon, we took Harley for a long walk and then bbq'd some burgers for dinner. I discovered that I got way too much sun in the last two days!

{sunday} Mr.D let me sleep in a little bit (well, Amelia wanted to eat so that was the end of my sleep in) and then I took Harley for a long run. It was a beautiful morning and it definitely left me super sweaty! Once I got home and showered, Mr.D headed out for groceries and then for a bike ride with Justin. They were missing their weekly bike dates ;) Amelia had a nap in the afternoon and then hung out with me in the garage while I did a quick workout. I had some brown bananas to use up, so I quickly made some mini banana muffins. 

When Mr.D got home, he made us a delicious dinner and then it was bed time for Amelia. The rest of the night was spent hanging out on the couch, watching tv and blogging.

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, May 22, 2015


Lisa and Amber do these posts and I thought I would join in the fun today :)

The high of my week was spending time with a couple different friends this week. I find that now that the weather is warming up, I want to get out of the house more often.

The low of my week was when Amelia decided to finally poop after five days of not doing so. Well, this could also be a high of my week {oh gosh, is this what motherhood is?}, but let's just say the poop made it everywhere. It was straight into the bath for her! And of course it was when Mr.D was at work, so I had to gag my way through it!

The book I'm reading is nothing. I don't think I've read a single book since Amelia has been born. Not good at all! I just find that by the time I get into bed, I have no energy to read and it's straight to sleep for me.

The best money I spent was going to see Pitch Perfect 2 with another mommy friend at the stars and strollers at the theatre close to us. It was nice to be able to see a movie and not have to worry about Amelia making too much noise. She fell asleep for a bit, ate and then was happy looking around/watching the screen.

My plans for this weekend include taking Amelia to get her four month shots, going for a run and enjoying the sunshine! And maybe a nap here and there :)

Have a great weekend everyone!


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