Sunday, 26 August 2012

25 Weeks!! :)

So i've missed a couple or 4 weeks of updates, but better late than never huh!  And i even changed out of my trackies just for you!!  (If your lucky, next week i may even do my hair!!*gasp*)

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Saturday, 18 August 2012

15 Months Old!!

This is going to be an actual post just cause my wee 'baby' monkey-bum is changing so much!!!  My poor brain is having issues comprehending the speed with which he is growing (actually, my poor brain is having issues comprehending anything right now, but that's just a whole other post!) and it's getting harder to keep up with all the important milestones and ....well....stuff that he's doing!!

So this is where we're up to!!

Looking for planes!!  Love pointing to stuff!

#  Running is 'old skool' fun now, Dancing and Jumping have become the new fav's (especially if the Wiggles are on)!!
#  Everything still goes straight in the mouth, but now he knows when he shouldn't have it, and runs away from me shrieking like a banshee!!
#  Tantrums.  Nuff said.  (Except that this will be another post also)....(a long one)

Exploring my new trampoline!

Jumping on my new trampoline!!

#  Still has 2 bottles a day, but no more formula!  I'm a bit of a sucker for still giving him 2 bottles a day, but i don't particularly care.  He enjoys it and i love sharing 'bottle time' with him!
#  Eats Everything!!.  Except Tomatoes, he wont eat those.  He loves lemons...go figure.
#  Loves drinking from drink bottles, preferably other peoples, and has a ridiculous fetish with eating my jandals!

nom, nom lemons!

nom, nom broom handle

#  Sleeping through the night has become the norm' but nightmares still occur from time to time!
#  The big boy bed is getting busted out in the next week or so.  Fortunately for me, monkey hasn't realized that he has the skill and height required to climb over his cot rail, but now i'm super paranoid and lay awake at night fearing the Thump from him falling out of bed :(

This is how i roll!

"I'm not up to anything mommy!"

#  The noise level has risen considerably around here.  Lachy loves nothing better than to steal my cell phone and talk on it to his 'friends'!!  So Cute!!
#  He says words!!  Like 'Car' and 'Uh oh' and 'Baaaa', occasionally we'll get a 'Hello' (when he picks up my phone) and a 'tankuuu' when we give him a biscuit!
#  He whines.  Lots.  (There will be a paragraph on this in my Tantrum post, for sure!!)

Rockin' on Nanny's Ukulele

And my new rock-star guitar!!

#  Physically, my lil guy looks like a lil guy now, not just my lil bubba!  Any baby fat he did have (and it was never that much) has all but disappeared ('cept for his chunky cheeks!) and he's looking like a little boy!
#  His latest haircut left his face looking more grown up and his bigger clothes are just so....boyish, instead of babyish!
#  He is still getting snugglier though!!  Still loves to cuddle in and watch his shows with us and snuggle into our bed on cold mornings, which is just bliss!! (Also has a 'thumb' fetish, in which he has to be holding on to at least one of our thumbs whilst snuggling)

Hanging out with Daddy before bed

Just can't imagine life without this wee man! (tantrums or no tantrums!)  He's such an easy going kid most of the time and his cheeky smile lets him get away with anything!!  He understands all our basic requests and routines and points to the things he wants (whines when he doesn't get them)!  He's just so damn smart!! (Do i sound like every mum that ever was or what!lol)

I Love Toothpaste!!  Nom nom!

Love you little monkey!!

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a life without Regret'

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Life, oh life!

A few days ago i changed my fb status to this "Please note, i will no longer be making polite comments or agreeing with people just to save an argument. That's all. Thank you."  And you know what, so far iv only lost/pissed off a couple of people!!  (I actually think i posted this a week or more ago, but you know how time flies when your being a bitch honest).  I must confess, even if no one else likes it, i'm feeling much more like a real person, and strangely enough, my relationship with my Hubby is improving immensely!!  (Note to self, NOT trying to please others seems to work best with those closest to you)

So, from now on, please note that my blog posts (as my life) will be reflecting who i am, rather than who i think will keep everyone happy.  I have no intention of becoming bitchy or offensive, but nor will i be pretending just to fit into a 'Niche' and keep everyone happy (Like that's ever been achievable). Since the people that read my blog are all Awesome i know they'll understand!! (I do hope future posts aren't as random and picture-less as this one)

I'm still feeling totally unmotivated (except for when i see Awesomeness on Pinterest that makes me feel energetic for 5 seconds!) and we're moving house in about 3 days!  Because both Hubby and I are procrastinators from way back this upheaval will likely be just as chaotic as the last few! (Man i hate moving!!)  I am however looking forward to my Big Garden!!!! (Ok so it's not that big, but it's an actual garden for me to transfer my failed carrot crop into!)  And no more stairs for me to haul my heifer self up either!!!  And no more dampness!!...Ok, that last one's not completely accurate, but we live in the Waikato, a certain level of dampness is just expected!

I s'pose i should go and pack.....maybe Pinterest has some ideas on how to pack in an organized way....I should probably check in case they do!!

(Ps: My next posts will include lotsa pics of bump and Monkey so brace yourself for their awesomeness!!)

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Hold the Lycra!!

So this pregnancy i thought, 'im gunna be careful with my eating and try to maintain an exercise regime to limit the weight gain' know, try to be healthy!  
Healthy pregnancy weight gain for someone of my pre-pregnancy size...
15-25lbs - most of this should occur from about 25 weeks on.
Current weight gain at 22weeks....oh you know...12....KG'S!!!  So i may or may not have already exceeded the recommended weight gain...possibly...for the entire pregnancy!
 (ok, so that time was probably a while ago, but better late than never right??)

And so i started walking a bit, just to work, or home from work.  That ended a couple of weeks ago when, as i was walking by 2 little girls, one looked at me with a horrified expression and said 'Are you having your baby?!?'.....Uh no!!  Not for another 4 months thank-you-very-much!!! And as i continued on my humiliated way i suddenly became aware of how i must look!  Huge tummy, flushed face, breathing heavily (from walking fast mind you!)...and that waddle!!  Yeah, i already waddle :(

Time to find another mode of action!!

It's always a sad day when the only aerobic workout you can find either requires you to A - wear psychedelic lycra that disappears up your *insert-humorous-whistle* or B - twist into the most unbelievable positions where your head almost disappears up your *insert-humorous-whistle-again*!  I'm on the hunt for a decent prenatal work out and so far....Well, the pickings are fairly slim!  With my first pregnancy i tried Prenatal Pilates.  Yup.  As you can see from my 30+kg weight gain during said pregnancy, it wasn't successful.  I assure you, if you cant bend that way before your pregnant, adding a bulging tum' and swollen everything else sure as heck aint gunna help the situation!!

 And so now im waiting for the next dvd to arrive!  (Praying for NO Lycra and NO awkward poses!!) And in the mean time, i shall continue to walk up and down our staircase, and down to the letterbox too (The whole 20 meters) with a bag of choc covered raisins in each hand. (For balance obviously)

Please note, weight loss is not the object of desire here!  I DO NOT want to lose weight (well, i actually do, but not til Squirt has joined us!). What i do hope to achieve is a healthy weight gain that is appropriate for a pregnant, working mum!  Not the excessive 'im pregnant and cant control my eating and im too lazy to move' gain that i experienced last time!  

Id love to here how anyone else deals with things like this, and what kind of exercise worked for them! (Aside from swimming!  Its the middle of winter and our indoor pools aren't heated enough to stop me from shivering uncontrollably!)

PS: I shall start including my weight gain in my bump updates to shame myself into trying to be healthier!!...(when i remember...)

Toodles!!  :)

'Live for a Life without Regret'