Posts Tagged ‘recap’

I don’t do resolutions anymore — too often, they’d be left undone and become a list of guilt for things I’d wanted to accomplish, but never did. A few years ago, I wrote up a short list that I reaffirm every year — Resolve — and I recommit to it again this year. I didn’t do it all perfectly — my aim to be creative every day slid a bit, unless you count roasting coffee as being “Creative” — but I more or less stayed on track and overall am happy with how 2011 unfolded.

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#3 is 8 days old today. Thus far, he’s the “easiest” baby we’ve had yet. He doesn’t sleep as long at night as #2 did, but his sleep is much more organized. He has regular 3.5hr stretches at night and a super alert period in the evening. He’s still teeny (to me) — weighing in at his birth weight on his Day 5 home visit from our midwife. The boys are still thrilled with him — #1 showing more PDA for him than I expected. #2 has to be cautioned about loving on him too much!

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I’m officially at the half-way point in the pregnancy now. I’m feeling a bit more relaxed about it, but still have worries in the back of my mind about something going “wrong”. It wasn’t until a follow-up u/s with #2 that we realized he had a kidney problem — that didn’t show up at the routine 18wk u/s. I fret a bit that something similar might happen with this one because I now know that it can — with #1, I was blissfully naive about such things and didn’t give them another thought.

As far as gender guessing, anything is still possible — Baby kept legs stubbornly crossed, so we didn’t get a peek. This bothered me at first but not so much now. I rather suspect this one is a girl — probably because I know a girl would cause the most upheaval in our tiny house. šŸ˜‰

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This past weekend was alternately busy/slow/productive/fun. I went out with my high school BFF Friday night to catch Jim Cuddy on the Canal for Winterlude — a conveniently-timed concert, the day after my birthday, by my all-time favorite Rock God EVAR! We then headed to a pub on Elgin and spent the better part of 5 hours chatting, laughing, reminiscing, and talking about future plans before heading home. I got in around 2:30am, a little drunk, kind of tired, but strangely refreshed and very happy. She and I don’t do things like this often enough, IMO.

The next day I hung out with my youngest while my oldest was shuttled around to his various martial arts classes. #2 and I headed out grocery shopping after supper — which is always a lot of fun with him. As soon as we entered the store, he was asking if he could go see the lobsters and was off like a shot — standing there watching them while I completed most of the shopping. He insisted on introducing me to them before we left, as he had named them while I was doing my errands.

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