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Dilated - Day Two

What a crappy sleep (yet again). If I did fall asleep, I was instantly dreaming of everyone in my life pushing, saying, what about 4cm? What about 6cm? Why aren’t you at the hospital yet? It was uber overwhelming and kinda creepy. No wonder I didn’t stay asleep for long!!!

The baby also contributed to my wakeful state. Does it know we’re almost there and can’t contain it’s excitement? I swear it was slam dancing until almost 2am (huge difference from the night before!)

I tried a long warm shower around 12:30/1am and it seemed to work for a while. Hmmm. 

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"5 Little Monkeys" video on YouTube…ummm…why does the Doctor look like Hitler?

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I have odd epiphanies when I’m concentrating on doing something else - like work.

Approval. Why has our society become so focused on gaining approval? Our entire culture is driven by likes, retweets, ratings, and reviews. We get a high from our photos, ramblings, stories, quotes, piracy being reblogged, retweeted or shared to the world. We get depressed if our recent post appears to garner no attention whatsoever but as soon as someone clicks that LIKE button, the clouds part and the sun shines. We scour the web for answers to our problems and even when an educated expert in this field offers guidance, we will disregard the experts advice in favour of a friend-of-a-friend’s cousins sisters opinion on the subject. WHY?

I’m helping to raise two boys in this society. How can I teach them to trust their instincts, abide by their own morals and principles when the entire world does no such thing? How do I help them understand that true respect is earned through our real life actions, not by our social media standing? How do I help them understand that we need integrity and we need to believe in ourselves; that we can’t expect to find that value through the number of followers we may have on Tumblr or Twitter?

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I haven’t blogged in a LONG time! So much has happened over the last year, including relocating to Calgary, Alberta from outside of Edmonton, AB. Life has been BUSY!

Bastien is amazing (that’s putting it mildly).

  • He has been walking/running since 40 weeks
  • started to really chatter around the 40 week mark, parroting mostly
  • never stops moving!
  • has a large vocabulary and has no trouble retrieving a variety of objects for you
  • likes to talk to himself in the mirror and says his own name
  • dances and hums along to music
  • waves bye-bye when he wants to go down for a nap
  • WOW was his first, unsolicited word and was used perfectly in reaction to Mommy blowing bubbles
  • for his first birthday, had four teeth - ten days later, two more appeared!
  • Drinks an average of 16-24oz of formula a day. I’m going to keep going with the formula as long as possible simply because he’s long and lean. He never stops moving! The Doc agrees that it’s what he needs.
  • He’s a very picky eater who shunned spoons around 8months, refusing to eat anything from us. He only eats things he can pick up and not having many teeth has certainly made meals challenging!
  • He LOVES his family! Especially his older brother!
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Happy 1st Birthday Bastien!

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ummm YES PLEASE!

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Last night I shared on FB that my 12 month old son was getting teeth 5 & 6 (upper canines) simultaneously. Ya. It’s been fun. This morning, I was on the phone with a bestie and rearranged the fridge magnets unconsciously. I finished making meatballs and finally noticed what words I made! I swear, I didn’t mean to! HILARIOUS!!

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Last night I shared on FB that my 12 month old son was getting teeth 5 & 6 (upper canines) simultaneously. Ya. It’s been fun. This morning, I was on the phone with a bestie and rearranged the fridge magnets unconsciously. I finished making meatballs and finally noticed what words I made! I swear, I didn’t mean to! HILARIOUS!!

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sesamestreet:

Early childhood education is critically important, and we’re here to help. Here’s an infographic with some key stats — click through to see a bigger version of it.

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You know what’s reassuring and frustrating at the time? The weekly updates I’m getting for my 12 week old baby. The problem is that the things it tells me he should be doing and the things he will be doing - he has been doing for about 6 weeks now. Pediatrician says he’s very advanced for his age which is awesome! Thing is, these updates aren’t helping me the same way yet did when I was pregnant. Grrr

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At 12:22am there is truly nothing like the gentle coos of your baby as you feed them their bedtime bottle and what’s extra special is the FWAPPPP sound of projectile vomit as it sprays across your neck and chest. Mmmm warm and milky. Ahhhh motherhood

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My little sleepyhead

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5 weeks old and Mommy has a mere 416 photos of you on her iPhone! Surely that’s not excessive?