Like many breastfeeding Moms, throughout my breastfeeding journey I pumped to store milk should there ever be a situation I'm not able to immediately feed the baby. My issue each milk producing round (currently on number 3) has been that I'd been so tired or busy when transferring the milk from bottle that I forgot to label the pump dates.
One thing these two didn't have an issue with before starting school was being "on" all day.
There was ample space in our master-bedroom for what our baby needed plus our stuff. Although a crib was handed down to us, co-sleeping was what made the most sense for me again this time around especially with the issues I had post-childbirth. So, what changed?
Now with my eldest son, I was completely confused and dumbfounded when he was a baby and had drastic mood swings. Mainly because he was such calm and quiet baby so when he'd be crying more than from being hungry I was really concerned. When things seemed out of wack like him suddenly waking more frequently at night or him protesting and screaming bloody murder for a diaper change, I'd turn to google to figure out what was going on. I ended up finding baby forum chats about other parents going through similar events. The conclusion and answer to their baby's new behaviors was that they were in a leap!
A bus to train to bus trip that would normally take 40 minutes became an almost 2 hour trip to travel home. After waiting in a cold bus station for 20 minutes while the blizzard got more intense outside, the bus finally showed up! We were literally shaking in our boots!
As we all have been busy getting back to school supplies for the kids, it's important that us parents are back to school ready in order for everyone to succeed.
Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube seem to be the main hubs people go to when searching for inspiration to decorate rooms in their home. When brainstorming ideas in our place, especially the kids' bedrooms - I sure did. Who else enjoys looking at perfectly curated children's play areas or bedrooms?
Here's my first shot at vlogging with THREE kids. It was kind of tricky to figure out shooting with no tripod and working around a tired baby in pain who just wants cuddles but we got something completed and published. Art and Aoife were happy to record, help with some angles, and look forward to future vlogs..maybe.
F*@%!!!! - Stepped on any toys recently? From Mega blocks to Barbie dolls. Death Legos and Hardened Play-doh. Kitchen Accessories mixed with Race Cars. Puzzle Pieces sprinkled on top of Hatchimals. Maybe Monopoly pieces smushed into some Stuffed Teddies? Let's bring "Mom where's my Spiderman??? I can't find him anywhere!! I need it now!! Where did it go?!" to the party with "Please Dad can you find the cat with the stripes but not the whiskers that has the tail and not with the bow!?" *don't forget the large order of tantrums* How about Mysterious Slime stuck to just about everything you own!! (Rubbing alcohol works for getting that out of clothes by the way)
My boyfriend could sense it. My best friend had a feeling. Both suggested multiple times that I take a test just to be sure. Moodier than ever before, I shrugged it off as my period coming soon. Since the beginning of grade 9, Mother Nature reminded me each month of my 'gift'. Yes I realized…