When I was in grade 11 I went from long hair to short spiky hair over night. I didn’t tell anyone that I was getting it done. My last day with long hair also happened to be picture day at school. I don’t have too many picture of myself with short hair. I do know I loved it and it looked good on me. It was different than my normal long hair.
Sleep. When we have children we know that we are going to lose sleep. Babies wake for feedings at all hours of the night and then you have those times when baby has gotten day and night mixed up. I’m often surprised, and hubby has commented on it numerous times, how well I can function with little to no sleep. I’m also surprised how different one child can be compared to a sibling.
Austin would fall right to sleep in her crib starting at six weeks. Did she sleep all night? No. She’d sleep for a few hours then wake for a feeding. I refused to let her cry herself to sleep so sometimes she would go right back to sleep and be fine in her crib other times she would be in bed with me. She was sleeping through the night by seven months.
Brookland started falling to sleep in her crib at nine weeks. She’s would wake for a feeding and be right back to sleep in her crib. She never slept with me, she wasn’t a cuddly baby. She started sleeping through the night at eight months.
Gauge. Ah, Gauge, our third, and final, baby is the worst sleeper of the three. He has been from early on when he had day and night mixed up and then when he had reflex. I spent most nights up with him sleeping on my chest, and not much has changed in nine months. At five months he started sleeping through the night, it lasted for a couple weeks until he got a chest and ear infection. Then we went back to sleepless nights.
Have you ever moved? If not, you are a very lucky person. I have moved a few times. Since Hubby and I have lived together we’ve moved a few times more. We are coming up on our 4th move in just over two years. I honestly thought we would be living in this house for a little while longer, it was a blow I wasn’t expecting.
Here’s what happened:
The Call: A few days before our family from Nova Scotia left, I got a call from our landlord’s wife. If getting a call from her wasn’t weird enough as I’d never spoken to her, she started asking me what our plans were regarding living here. I was honest: I had no plans to leave if that was okay with her?
The Blow: They had decided to sell. When we looked at this house, I specify asked if they planned to sell and I was told no, so I kinda panicked and blanked out.
The Reality: We had three months left in our lease, perfect time for them to decide to sell. Also the basement had just be reno’ed, you know, that I had to live through and deal with. Read the rest of this entry →
As I took these pictures the other day I thought “what a great Wordless Wednesday post”. Who the heck was I kidding? I don’t do them all that well. I wanna talk, or type as it may be. Basically if I’m posting it here, I wanna tell you why I took these pictures instead of enjoying a few minutes to myself. And yeah, I get a few minutes to myself as well if I just did a Wordless Wednesday post, but oh well I like writing, and talking, hence the BLOG.
My girls are shaving like pros, or like Dadda anyways.
We are just off of a two week vacation. We decided that this year we’d stay in Saskatchewan, saving a little money.
Hubby’s parents and aunt and uncle drove out to visit from Nova Scotia. The trip for them was a first for a few things:
- First to visit us since we moved out West
- Their first time this far West
- Their first time seeing Gauge in person
I know a lot of people cringe when they learn that they have to spend a full week with their in-laws. There are more than a few blog posts out there about it. I don’t have one, sorry. Instead, I am lucky enough to have great in-laws.
For a few weeks before they arrived I started stocking up on groceries. Our local stores didn’t get the memo that I was stocking up, because everything I needed to get was on sale. While that was a bonus for me, I would have paid full price so their loss. I did spend a few days before they arrived scrubbing my house, in fact Hubby helped out a little bit. *Huge smile*