Friday, March 26, 2010


Well this is big news. In my world, anyway. Madi slept from 11:30 (I know!) at night until 6 this morning whence upon I stuck a pacifier in her mouth, rolled her over and got her to fall back asleep until 9. So I feel half human. Maybe just a quarter. I think the night before she slept from 10:30 til 7:30 but woke me up at 1:30. I still got almost 6 hours in a row. I know some of you might be thinking, so what? Well the night before that, Pedro watched her and she kept him up from 2am until 5. He came and got me at 5. I finally got her to sleep at 6. It's been like that for a month. Really.

I've come to the conclusion that Madi might just not need as much sleep as other babies. She has a short nap in the morning, a couple of hours in the afternoon, then she's good until really late at night. I'm hoping that after getting her on some kind of routine that I can start waking her up earlier to get her to bed earlier. Cuz in all honesty, I stay up reading a book waiting for her to fall asleep. I'm tired of fighting with her to get her to sleep earlier. Like I tell Pedro, you can't make someone fall asleep.

I guess that's it. I just sort of limp through my days. Don't feel sorry for me, I just need sleep. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm a bad mother

Yesterday, Lily would NOT stop whining. So I finally asked her if she wanted a ride in the Waahbulance. Her look was priceless and I'm lucky that eyes cannot actually throw daggers.

Also, Madilyn cannot fall asleep on her own now. I will admit that sometimes I feel like finishing a game or a movie so I keep Madi on my lap and she quietly falls asleep. I tried to put her down when she was tired tonight and she screamed at me. So I put her on my lap and she was asleep in two minutes. Sigh. Granted we're all sick this week so it's not the time for changes. And quite frankly, I like it when she snuggles beside me in bed while I read a book. Sigh

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I know, I'm always busy. I think it's going to be that way for a while. Here's some Lily-isms to tide you over.

Me (trying to entertain Lily in the car): Hey, do you want to sing ABC?
Lily: NO, mama. It's too dangerous.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Me: "Lily, did daddy yell at you?"
Lily: "Yes, he's in a bad move."


Add this to cupcapes and Snow Whipe.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I went to bed super early last night but I had insomnia from 12:30 til 3am. yay! Maybe I'm just used to less sleep?? I think Madilyn pretty much slept through the night so that was awesome. That figures, right? The one night that she sleeps, I can't. :P

So today in Lily-speak:

Me: Get ready Lily. We're going into town to meet Daddy.
Lily: MEET daddy?!
Me: Yup.
Lily: Not again.


I call this one: I Fought the Squash and the Squash Won.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Even tireder

So we're all sick. Not stuck in bed in a plague ridden way. We all share the same head cold. Madi's been doing pretty well but she still keeps me up at night. A lot. Part of it has been because of the warm weather. The heater isn't on all day and my room is at the back of the house so it's COLD. Space heaters can only do so much. :P This morning she kept me up from 2 til 3, when I finally took her to bed. I figured a pillow might help her drainage. And so she kicked me for I don't know how long. argh

And of course, this week is pretty busy. We have playdates or doctor's appointments (sometimes both) every day. That's okay. I mean, it's a day in the life, right? I just could really use a couple of good night's sleep. And that's not likely to happen for a while. Sigh. And I have figured out why I consume so much chocolate. It's a much needed boost in the middle of the day. I didn't buy any chocolate this week and I am seriously dragging. Yesterday, I almost paid Lily to take a nap. I think it's good though. When other moms are crying because their babies are going off to college, I'll be thinking about all the sleep I'm going to get and be happy. :)

Anyhoo, I'm going to take it easy today because I have a 3pm doctor's appt and I'll need to be semi awake for that. :P The pictures? Taken this weekend when g-ma, Aunt Nicole and cousin Claire were visiting. I think the real party happened when daddy and Lily were asleep. :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Kong

Madilyn has been inhaling food the last couple of days. Yesterday, she had three dinners. Don't ask. She's been sleeping a little better too. yay! I can almost see her growing. :) She's started clapping her hands too. Still no crawling yet but she's trying her best to communicate with us. She really is a dear heart. It cracks me up when we all argue over who gets to hold her. I wish I could think of more to write about but I'm feeling very relaxed and joyful this morning. :)

Monday, March 1, 2010


I have just inhaled 6 chocolates in the last minute. I really should eat something normal but I have "stuff" to do. I'm busy getting everything for our taxes together so that I can take it to the accountant. I'm really REALLY bad about keeping track of stuff. Sigh. Anyhoo, I just need to talk to the CPA and I'll be ready to bring by my stuff. And yes, we get it done by someone else. For some reason, whenever someone else does my taxes I get way more money back, even when I copy what they did when I try and do my own. Also, our taxes are a little convoluted. Thanks to Canadian pension payouts and stuff.

It's kind of weird. The manager at the spa called me and said they didn't need me and would call me if they did. I'm no longer on the website so I guess I no longer work there! There's a little more to it, but I don't want to get into it on the internet. :) It's okay. I was getting a little worn out from not getting any rest. Saturdays I was busy getting ready for work, or being at work. Sundays we were out running errands. And I never get a lot of rest during the week so.... Everything happens for a reason. :)

The good news is, once I get a massage table, free facials! I still need to practice and I love to do them so... :) In other news, Miss Madi wants to be up and about so bad. At gymnastics today she was watching all the kids running around and kicking me and growling. She wants to run too! She had steak and baked potato last night. :) It's so funny to me because I had this feeling like she was NEVER going to grow up. Now she's taking off. No she still can't crawl, but she can eat steak and that's got to count for something. :)