Thursday, March 26, 2009

1, 2, 3, 4...

Happy Birthday Bug-a-Boo! You are very much a little girl now as you tell us daily that you can do this or that now. This birthday is a little extra special as we're in Texas hanging out with your uncles Tony and John. They put on the most spectacular cowboy party for you and tonight, Tony's Mum cooked one increadible meal. Complete with your first My Little Pony. What more could you have asked for!

You amaze me daily, you continue to make my heart swell, and I could not possibly be more proud to be your mummy. You have grown into the little big kid that I had hoped for and I can't wait to see what this year brings for you.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


The texas trip has been fantastic so far! The kids have both been a dream with just a few bumps in the road. Tym has had a hard time at some points with the lack of kids to play with. It has helped having Ella (almost 2 years old) and her folks around a fair bit so far. She's been really cute "helping" to teach Ella things (like washing her back when they took a bath together).

Lake - my heart aches for him at times. His ear is finally healing up nicely with the neosporin we've been putting on. It's so well healed that we were surprised to see what we think if the originating source - a small cut along the bottom of his ear lobe. Enough that it almost looks like it tore his ear lobe a bit. But it's healing and looking much better now. I wish I could say the same for his leg/bum. The kid either has too many rolls or really hates the Texas heat. And I am kicking myself through and through for opting out of bringing the cloth diapers. It started as a small, simple blister like spot of his inner, upper thigh. It's now grown to the length of 2 loonies and almost as wide. I noticed another spot near his bum, and another spot on the other thigh. So we did the only thing worried parents with no medical insurance for the States would do - we took him to the vet. A good friend of Tony and John's (actually Ella's Mum) is a vet and she has been awesome at helping us figure out the best treatment for Lake. She's given us 6-7 make shift cloth diapers (what they used as burp clothes), some Boudreau's Butt Paste, and baby powder. With the combination of all this stuff and her checking it out for the past 2.5 days, we've been able to finally get it under control. Which means Lake is much more himself now. Poor kid!
It's hard to beleive that it's already Wednesday - which means we go home soon.

It's been a lovely filled trip so far. Had a BBQ on Sunday with some nice folks - had a couple kids over that Tym had fun with. Monday we packed a picnic in the truck and went to the beach. It was a blast - a little surreal since a lot of the things we went to before was destroyed by hurricane Ike. A lot of the Island still had damage.

Tuesday was a zoo day. It was a lot of fun. Those pictures will be uploaded later on - the ones thus far are up now.

Lake's ear is healing up after some neosporin. However his leg has expolded into yuckiness. The diapers rubbed a blister, and it has since spread into a couple inches long. We are now trying to keep it airred out a lot so that it can heal. If this is what happens in Texas air in march, I am really glad we will not be here in July!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

So here we are - posting from Texas. Aahhhhh Love the warm air and sun!!!

Tym's ear is doing better. Still seeping a little at night. The Dr said it was a good thing it bursts before we got on the airplane as that would not have been pretty. We do have antibiotics with us incase an infection starts. But so far so good.

We had a lovely flight here. Tym is soooo excited to be here. Her and Meag are currently at the park around the corner while the baby naps. In shorts. It's 24 degrees outside. it's heaven.

We went shopping this morning and there is lots of food for Tym - we just need to find some bread, but other then that, it's pretty good.

The poor baby - has not had a good time in the diapers we bought for the trip and ended up getting different ones today as he had a spot rubbed raw from the other ones. And his ear started looking a little sore with dry skin - almost excema like - Wednesday. Today looks a lot more sore so we've uped the remedy from breastmilk to calendula cream - hopefully it clears up soon.

So we will continue to enjoy the warm air for the week :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blood sweat and tears

It's been a crazy month over here... Thankfully most of the craziness is gone, and the rest will evaporated in 48 hours when we board a plane for Texas :)

We had TYm's birthday party on Sunday which was a HUGE success. She was so excited and had such a fantastic time. Unfortunately all the pictures (including 3 weeks worth) got lost in transfer and have vanished so we don't have proof of the amazing sea turtle cake in water, or the john deere decorations or the kids having a blast playing the 2 games we played. Everyone really did have a great time - it was amazing to see these 4 year olds who played games - and understood them! Then wanted more!

Monday we celebrated Meag's birthday with a small supper with Christa, Abby, Pepe and Chrys. It was lovely and low key.

The nights have been tough lately with Mr Lake - he's been sleeping a good 4-5 hour stretch when he goes to bed,but up every hour or more after that. Since he goes to bed at 7pm and I don't, I usually miss out on the only rem cycle I could get.

Of course lastnight he slept like a dream! However the other child didn't. Tym wake up crying and whining by 12. I came down and snuggled her for awhile. At 4 she said she had to pee (after only being asleep for 30 minutes) and proceeded to wet the bed. She was so upset with that. and wouldnn't stop crying. After a bath that she insisted on she went to bed. We gave her some Advil to stop the pain and crying so she would hopefully sleep a little bit.

When they woke up at 7, there was blood coming out of her ear. Talk about freak out! After a quick phone call to remind us that it's OK and it's not ER worthy we are settling into a TV morning and getting ready to go to the clinic for opening.

It's odd because there was no warning signs - she wasn't poking at her ear before the middle of the night, she had no fever or cold. She hasn't been eating great or sleeping great - now we know why!

So let's get that all settled before fun in the sun in 2 days!!! :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

3 Month-a-versary

Dear Sumo:

3 months already - holy shit! The changes in you and what you bring to the family have been remarkable.

You are smiling, laughing, recognizing people, discovering the cats (though a little too early for their liking I reckon. Your shriek of delight when Belle's around sends her scampering to the basement for a few hours!). You've discovered your hands though the other day you whacked yourself with your fist and nearly lost your mind! And your sister has already given you your first black eye.

I can honestly say that you are now fully "awake" and taking in the world around you. You wake with a start when your sister comes home and refuse to go back to sleep until you've hung out with her for abit. She has taught you how to suplex people - a trick that I taught Tym when she was 18 months old. Cute then, though I never really thought you Lake would be doing it so young!

Thanks for being you, for being such a chill baby, and for letting me hold you tight and breath you in.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yikes - it's been forever since I updated!!

Ok - so TYm had a fever for 1 day and was great the next day. That tends to be how she gets colds... It's rare her nose is runny or anything... She'll get a fever and her body will kick whatever it is out. Yay for healthy immune systems :)

It's been a very busy time around here... I have been keeping busy with working on budget stuff for the daycare (i'm the treasurer), getting our taxes done, planning Tym's party this weekend, Meag's birthday the day after and our leaving for Texas 3 days after that. It's a good thing he sleeps well Mondays and Tuesdays since that's when I get everything done.

Tym is stoked about her birthday party. John Deere themed! She helped me make everything for the loot bags on Sunday - it was a blast :) I hope she enjoys the party as much as the anticipation!

It's amazing to think that Lake is 3 months tomorrow!! Oh where did the time go!

Speaking of - he just got up - time to fed, change a bum and go get the big girl!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Isn't he a little young to level off already?

Lake had his first doctor's appointment today. We made it strickly to start him a file at our clinic. He was a super fantastic trooper the whole time especially since he didn't really nap all morning due to 3 4-year olds running amuck (or so I hear - sometimes it's good to be the working one!) His head is now 41 around (again a big YIKES!), he's almost 25 inches long and a little shocking here, he only weighs 15.11 lbs. A little shocking since he hasn't put on a full pound from his last weigh in and typically at his age he should be putting on 1-2 pounds a month. The Dr. was a little concerned but we're all taking it with a grain of salt as he has reached all the 3 month milestones already - and clearly, take one good look at him and you know that boy is NOT starving! The Dr. did ask for us to have him weighed again within the next 2 weeks just to be sure. No biggie to us, but still I kinda have to wonder. When I'm leaving for work, Lake is either sleeping off his 2nd breakfast or having his 2nd breakfast. When I come home from work, he is looking for his bed time snack or waking up from his 2 full feeds at dinner. So if he is eating all that (and a bag of chips) than where is it going?