Friday, August 5, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Canada Day this year was especially exciting as it was Alexander's first! We got all our gear together and started the day off by spending the early afternoon with Dave, Olivia, and Quinn. It was nice to just chill with them, have some lunch, and lots of desserts. An old friend Karagh came by as well and we were able to catch up quickly before moving onto our next destination.
Next stop was the day celebrations in Carleton Place. There was not all that much for Alexander to do, but there was a petting Zoo, and music, and it was such a beautiful day that we were able to sit and visit woth friends. He LOVED the animals very much and enjoyed feeding and petting them. He had a lot of fun playing with our hats and waving the little Canadian flag.
After all the fun in the sun, we went home for Alexander to have a MUCH needed nap, and we enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner, courtesy of friends, Dominic and Cathy. When dinner was done we woke Alexander up from his nap and got all packed up again and headed back down to the beach for the fireworks. I was apprenhensive at first because I was afraid that the noise of the fireworks would scare Alexander, but he LOVED them! He couldn't take his eyes off them! It was a wondeful day filled with great friends, great food, and great fun!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Lovin' the fire Truck
With the Mascot
Mommy's little Puppy!
Lovin' Stan's car!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Alexander at the Eternal Flame on Parliment Hill
Newly renovated Congress Center
Jen and the kids were the first to get there, and with 4 hungry growing kids we decided to get food and eat rather than wait. This is the company we decided to get our lunch from(it had the shortest line!)
Alexander wanting Daddy's beer
Dave, Olivia, and Quinn
Olivia and Quinn
At this point we were all done eating and it started raining pretty hard. Jen and the kids, and Davie, Olivia, and Quinn decded it would be best for them to go home. Shannon, Marc, and Lilly had just arrived so we decided to buy an umbrella and wander around for a little with them, and keep them company while they ate.
Shannon, Marc, Lilly, and AlexanderBusker who did fire eating, and unicycle while juggling swords
It really was a wonderful day, and we are very glad we were able to see everyone, get out of the house, and have a great afternoon, even if we did get a little wet.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Alexander Enjoying his bottle after his cereal.
Alexander at the waterfall
Little boats in the pond (there were big ones in the lake)
I liked this one best
Geese and their babies!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Camilia - It has not worked for us at all. I have tried it, and I keep trying it because so many people say it's wonderful, but so far, no luck.
Tempra - LOVE IT! Not only does it help with the fevers Alexander gets while teething, it helps with the pain, and he likes the taste(it doesn't hurt that it helps him sleep too!). We did not like the cherry flavour, but now that we have the Banana, with no dye, he loves it, and it doesn't stain his clothes.
Baby Oragel - LOVE IT! Now there is contraversy on this one. Some people say that it shouldn't be used because they can swallow it, and therefore numb the baby's throat. I caved and tried it, and he hates it, but I like it. We were given it as kids and we are fine, and now it comes in a pump that automatically gives you the right amount. It works instantly and once he gets over the yucky taste, he is SO much happier.
Teething Necklace - LOVE IT! A few months ago when Alexander started drooling like a mad man, I decided to try a teething necklace. I bought it at Belly Laughs in Kanata, it is safe(as safe as it can be for a baby necklace), not long enough for him to chew on it, and there is a knot between every bead of Amber. I find it has worked so far. He still drools, but it is no where near as much as he used to.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Now, up until this point I was honestly doing fine and not freaked out. i was perfectly fine with the c-section, it was the spinal that I was scared of. I knew it was the spinal that was going to hurt, and that I wouldn't feel a thing during the c-section. When they give you a spinal they sit you on the side of the operating table with a nurse in front of you trying to hold you steady while you are trying to hunch over, with a HUGE belly in the way, then they have the nerve to say "now don't move". Well DUH! I know I am not supposed to move, however you are trying to stick a needle in my spine!! PLUS they don't allow your husband in the room while they are doing it! Needless to say I flinched, more than once. Once it was don't they let my husband in, and he sat down next to my head and held my hand. As the freezing was going through my body I got this creepy sick feeling. I felt the tingling like when you get frozen at the dentist, but the tingling didn't go away! I started to panic. I could hear my heart rate speed up due to the monitor on my finger. I thought I was going to feel it when the Dr. made the first incision. When I realized I was being an idiot(well, when the Dr. said she was almost there), I finally relaxed and then feeling of knowing they were pushing and pulling to get our baby out, and feeling my shoulders moving side to side and not feeling anything else....CREEPY! Finally the Dr. got the baby out and showed my husband so he could tell me that it was a BOY!!!
I wish I had started this at the very beginning of our roller coaster full of ups and downs, as it would have been very helpful and reassuring for many want-to-be parents. Anyways, I hope anyone who reads this finds it helpful, maybe even intersting.