Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Fresh Air is Healing

They say that when you are raising a newborn, try to get outside daily to lift your spirits and mild exercise. It is supposed to help you weather the storm - and I totally agree. Which is why we have all the devices to get outside easily. BOBs and Onya! 

Yesterday we all needed fresh air to shake off some grumpies! So we got out and blew some bubbles - Phoebe too! She was just in that kind of mood where she wanted to be held and bounced which is hard to accomplish and blow bubbles. 
Her second time in the Onya was much better since she was fed and in a clean diaper. 

Happy baby happy momma

Even when it started to rain we didn't have to turn in, just busted out the weather cover which is hidden in a little pocket on the front of the carrier. It easily snaps up and you don't have to do a lot of messing around which is good because Jack and I were in the middle of a hide and seek game. 
"Hiding behind the car" and enjoying the rain!

Getting outside isn't just a mood changer for me, but for Jack too! He loves to run, chase and be wild. Being cooped up isn't good for anyone, we came inside an hour later much soggier (!) but happier people :). 
And Phoebe was so comfy she fell into a deep sleep that she didn't wake up from even when I took her out and put her in her crib. Yippee. Double win!

Friday, 11 July 2014


Week one all complete. Thank goodness. I feel much better having one week under my belt and just knowing I can handle two kids all day alone and manage to get out once or twice. It has been definitely a challenge, but went much smoother than I imagined. 

Yesterday we drove to Fall Lake for the morning and visited all our family staying at the cottages there. The lake was beautiful and Jack was in love with the kayaks, dogs and ducks. 

Phoebe travelled like a champ and despite me getting a little lost, our first "longer than 30 min car trip" went smoothly. 

Today we had a day close to home which was lovely. We all needed the home time, and great adventures (and naps!) we're had by all. We even managed to get out for two walks today which was lovely. Aside from walking, we spent most of the day playing cars and farm animals. 
Highlights of the day were the return of muffin making to our lives and finding a fun Eric Carle animated story set of shows. 

Phoebe is doing wonderfully. She had a much more solid sleep last night thank goodness despite our battle with oversupply. For any breastdeeding mom out there who's been there - it's a struggle!

We're totally ready for the weekend - I'm ready to not be outnumbered haha! Happy weekend everyone :)

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Our trios first outing: A Pool Party :)!

The weather has been hot hot hot and humid here - perfect combo for a pool party! We were invited over to Sams to enjoy a splash, play and romp in the yard. It was our first outing as a trio also, so I was a little apprehensive. But thankfully it was a bundle of fun :)!

Just what we needed to start off our day while the sun came up. Watching Harold and his purple crayon,  having coffee, banana in a bowl and breastmilk. (You can likely sort out who had what haha)

Our morning started off VERY early at 5am watching cartoons! While 5am isn't really all that early, it is if you were up in the night several times feeding a little one. Both Jack and Phoebe coordinated their wake up times and so I gave up on trying to get them back to sleep and we started our day early! It's just as well, Jack spent hours getting pumped up to go play with his friends. 

Swim trunks, shirt and hat all ready for pool party fun an hour before we had to leave the house. 

Jack loved getting to see his friends and I did too! After being home alone all day for two days in a row, I was ready to do something fun! It's wonderful to not be hugely pregnant because everything is easier; walking, crouching, wrestling clothes and shoes onto a toddler etc. even if it's means I'm trading it for lugging around another little one while sleep deprived - I'll take it :)!

I win the prize getting all four boys in the picture at once haha! 

Sophie and Phoebe! The girls hanging out together :)! 

It was a perfect morning with sunshine, warmth and a comfortable breeze! :)

And we were given a wonderful gift: premade dinner with dessert :)!! Thankyou Adam, Alison, Sam and Sophie - so very delicious and appreciated! Butter chicken, rice, nann bread and ice cream. Oh and a HUGE chocolate bar... Which shrunk significantly upon entering our house hahah ;-)!
 And Jack helped Phoebe get to know her new little penguin friend :)

All in all, a wonderful day :)! Day three complete. I have a good feeling we're all going to survive the week. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Baby things are so fun!

Yes babies have quite the market of fun things you can buy them. This time we were more sensible as far as buying useful things and not just cute things haha. Now that Phoebe is two weeks old we can start trying out two things I'm SUPER psyched about :)
 The first one is our Onya baby carrier! I absolutely LOVE the product and we bought a baby insert for it so we could use it starting right away. She fussed at first but then settled in and enjoyed being bounced around while we puttered around outside watering plants.

Jack is an enthusiastic gardener :) he was thrilled to use his watering can and refilling it from our big jug I brought outside. 

He loves taking care of his "baby plants" and was thrilled to see some flowers and buds growing :)! It was a nice activity to do outside without suffering in the sweltering humidity!

Don't mind my derpy expression - the sunshine was so bright!

I found the Onya much more comfy than other wraps, slings and carriers I've tried before. It's encouraging that Phoebe responded well to it also :) with some practice we will be unstoppable! 

The other fun thing we get to start using is her little cutie cloth diapers!! I've been patiently waiting on that ugly belly button to heal up. And now that it's all healed I feel good wearing them on her and it shouldn't irritate her. 

They're on their nearly smallest little setting, but she's getting bigger each day ! Thankfully they fit snug around her chunky little legs - most important!