Sunday, June 26, 2011

Steppin' Out Saturday

Hello my first ever stepping out Saturday! How have you been? Oh me you ask?
Well Saturday was spent as family time. It was a crazy 5 degrees so we spent it hanging out inside playing endless amounts of peek-a-boo and chase! (I have to admit chase is not my favourite game and have to check myself not to do it when surrounded by adults)
Saturday night I attended a family wedding while Chris was kind enough to stay back a watch H sleep. It is sad to admit but it was only my second time out in 10 months without Harlow. It was nice to get out and have adult conversations without being distracted or interrupted by an adorable little lady. Chris and myself are going to try to get out a little more! Easier said than done though! But I think it is good for all three of us to have some separate time!
In order good news we found out that I am getting a little niece! My brother and his wife finally found out what they are having! (took four ultrasounds). I could not be more excited and thrilled! Hopefully Harlow and Layla will be the best of friends!

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Friday

Happy Friday! It’s the weekend! Can I get a whaaawhooo! This weekend will be spent outside even if we have to dress in our snowsuits dang it I want to be outside! Yes this summer has been predicted as below average temperatures! We are talking around 7 degrees and rain!  Harlow has so many cute summer outfits that she is going to have to wear under her snowsuit I guess (ok we are not wearing a snowsuit but we sure are bundled up)
Hope everyone has a great weekend an its warmer in your neck of the woods!
Here’s a picture of the cutest little button in the world! Notice the tube of toothpaste – well that’s H’s favourite new buddy! She likes to take it everywhere with her including the supermarket!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Harlow VS The Cheerios

A great battle took place in my kitchen today - Harlow vs. the Cheerio’s – Harlow was victorious.....

Her face in this picture kills me, like bang drop down dead! Such satisfaction! Its so much fun watching her figure things out and then succeed at what she was doing - even if it involves a giant mess!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

But I did'nt get the memo.....

When I was pregnant I knew that I would breastfed for a least one year. From all the research I did there were only positives to breastfeeding so why not right. Determined that there would be no other option. I was lucky and H was a trooper and despite her size she had a great latch and did not have any problem sucking. It came very natural and easy for us; we had some bumps in the road with three batches of thrush. But got over then without any problems. I enjoyed the connection and found comfort in the fact I am providing my daughter with everything she needs to thrive. H was exclusively breastfed with no bottle for nine months until the day she turned nine months old she refused to nurse. WHAT?!?!
No matter what i did she would not take my breast, she feed fine the day before them BAM no thanks mom. I expressed milk and she drank from a cup with a straw like she has been doing it her whole life. WTF? (And the F stand’s for fudge of course). I have to say I was hurt, like she didn’t need me anymore. Sorry H but momma did not get the memo that you are a big girl now and no longer thinks it’s cool to nurse!
So three weeks later she still refuses to nurse, and I am since had to supplement with formula – my milk supply seemed to dry up with her not nursing just pumping. And I am left feeling guilty with giving her formula, discouraged that we didn’t make it a year and sad because I can see my little baby growing up.