Friday, November 25, 2016

{amelia}: twenty two months

I feel like I don't have that much to update you on Amelia, yet so much at the same time. Does that even make any sense? I'm a little late posting this, but Amelia just turned twenty two months old. Crazy that her second birthday is just right around the corner!

Amelia is learning so much and catching on to things so quickly! She knows that if someone is sleeping (ie: when I pretend to sleep on the couch), she puts her finger to her lips and go shhh. She does that with her baby when she puts it to sleep too. I love it! She also loves coloring now and gets so excited if you draw something for her and then she colors it in. Another favourite thing of hers lately is bears. She will point them out in books, on tv, etc.

We've had a few rough mornings that included her screaming when we leave for the day home in the morning. We haven't figured out why, as she's happy when we drop her off and happy when we pick her up. She's also had a major rash and now a cold, so lots of sickness for our sweet girl lately.

Another struggle we are having lately is her not wanting to eat any dinner. Sometimes it's not worth the battle and we know she will eat something if she gets hungry. When she does eat, she loves: grapes, cheese, pasta, yogurt, raisins, bananas. One day we'll get some variety in there ;)

She celebrated her second Halloween and dressed as a monkey, but was unfortunately sick, so didn't get to go trick or treating. Next year :)  She isn't the biggest fan of being in the stroller for long periods of time when I'm walking Harley now, so our walks are just a wee bit slower now with her walking. She loves picking up rocks along the way and then throwing them out of the stroller later.

When we took her to the doctor earlier in November, she weighed 26 pounds (she's a solid girl, haha). Wearing 2T shirts and 18-24 month pants. In size 4 diapers and probably will be for a bit still. 

We love you Amelia!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Life lately

Well, I thought November had brought everything before this, but I was wrong! After Amelia got better from her rash, I ended up with the flu and then Brian got it a couple days later. Then this week, Amelia hasn't been her regular self and has been fighting a cold. We also think that she might be getting molars as she woke up last night saying ow out of no where, and there was blood on her crib sheets. She came home with a fever on Tuesday night, so I stayed home with her yesterday. We saw a bit of her happy self last night, so fingers crossed she starts feeling better soon! I'm okay with no more sickness for a while!

In between getting sick, we've been busy packing up as we finally get possession tomorrow! I'm dreading the whole moving process, but can't wait to be settled into our new house.  My mom flies in tonight for a couple of days, so I'm off until Wednesday when she leaves. Between taking days off for sickness and vacation/special leave for moving, I feel like I haven't been at work much lately.

When I was off for two days with the flu, I decided to jump on the band wagon and start watching Gilmore Girls. Pretty sure I slept through a couple of episodes, but onto season two now. Watching so many episodes in a row means I have so many questions about it! Haha. Like why is there always so many people walking around in the town no matter the time?! And why is Rory's room on the main floor?

Just a friendly reminder for those participating in the blog swap- packages are to be mailed out by December 2nd :)

Tell me: what's new with you?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! We had a good long weekend- a mix of getting things done, family time and our own time.

{friday} we were both off for Remembrance Day, but didn't have any plans. IN the morning, Brian made us a pancake breakfast and then we went through a bunch of drawers throwing stuff out and packing stuff up. Later in the morning, we dropped stuff off at Value Village and then went to Bowness Park. It was a bit of a chilly morning, but of course Amelia wanted to throw rocks in the river.

After the park, we headed home for lunch and Amelia's nap. Pretty sure not much was accomplished during her nap other than napping myself!

{saturday} Brian and Justin went biking in the morning, so Amelia and I hung out for a bit and then took Harley for a walk. After the walk, we headed to the library to return my books and pick up another one I had on hold. Amelia had fun playing with the toys and books.   

Amelia ended up sleeping for close to three hours, so I hung out, read and had a short nap as Brian didn't get home until close to 3pm. Neither of us felt like cooking dinner, so we headed out to Amici's for some pasta. We don't go out to eat with Amelia a lot, but she was actually really good. Coloured, sat in the high chair and enjoyed her bread and pasta :)

{sunday} not sure what Amelia's problem was, but she was a grump in the morning! Whining for no reason and just not happy at all. Brian ended up taking her to the park while I ran to mall and Costco to pick up a few things. Amelia was sleeping when I got back home, so I took Harley out for a short 4km run. Ever since my last half marathon, I haven't been running much and just haven't had the motivation for it.  One day it will come back :)

Other than that, we did some laundry, some packing and made flat bread pizzas for dinner. 

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap 2016: partners

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the blog swap this year! I love seeing how many people come back each year for it :)

Okay, onto the partners. Below, I have listed everyone's names and links to each persons blog. I will also be sending out emails to the partners shortly. If you don't receive an email, please let me know as I could have easily made a typing error :)

1. Lindsey and Jen R
2. Leigh and Brie
3. Stacy and Alison
4. Deena and Ashley
5. Anna and Leslie
6. Becky and Heather
7. Kara and Jenny
8. Shannon and Nicole
9. Christy and April

10. Katie and Jen L
11. Kris and Ange

A few friendly reminders:
  • you will have to spend $20 (before shipping) on the package
  • packages are to be mailed out by December 2nd, 2016. If your package goes out late, please let your partner know :)
  • the link up will be posted on my blog on December 14, 2016 so be sure to share about your package in a post before then 
  • if you have any questions, please let Lindsey or I know :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Family pictures

I realized that I haven't blogged about our family pictures yet! Back in August, we took advantage of a deal that LCR photography was having on a summer special. I knew that Amelia probably wouldn't last a full 1-1.5 hour session, so this was perfect. We decided to meet at Bowness Park, and it happened to be a SUPER hot evening! Amelia wanted zero to do with taking pictures and only wanted me or to throw rocks. It was basically a gong show, so my expectations of what they got were pretty low. 

They ended up being super patient with us and got some amazing shots!


Monday, November 7, 2016

Life lately

Holy moly, last week kicked my butt! Last Sunday, when we were putting Amelia to bed, she felt warm so we gave her some Tylenol. She ended up being awake many, many times that night, so I was home with her on Monday. She wasn't herself at all, had fevers on and off and developed a rash. Brian stayed home with her on Tuesday as she was up all night again on Monday night. Her rash ended up getting way worse, so Brian took her to the doctor that day. He thought it was possibly a bacterial strep infection, so she was put on antibiotics. Poor girl was not herself and didn't want to eat at all :( Brian's mom came down on Tuesday night to help us and spent Wednesday/Thursday with Amelia. Luckily, the antibiotics kicked in and she started feeling better and sleeping way better. I was off on my earned day off on Friday, so we spent the day together. Her rash is still pretty red on her wrists, between her toes, and her face, but it's thankfully going away. 

Before Amelia got sick, we had a Halloween party with our baby group. I totally didn't think that Amelia was going to put on her costume, but we got it on her without an issue and it was so cute! We didn't get to take her trick or treating because she wasn't feeling well, but fingers crossed for a healthy Amelia next year!

On Saturday morning, my SIL and niece were in town, so Amelia and I went for a quick visit with them. I wish we lived closer as it would be fun for Amelia to spend time with her cousin who is less than two months younger than her.

Other than that, I've been spending lots of time packing, organizing, and cleaning the house for our move. Less than three weeks now! We've also been going on lots of walks and Amelia wants to walk more and more, which means picking up lots of rocks and treasures. 



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