Jan 28

Wed '15

Spoke too soon

I definitely spoke waaaaaay too soon when I said it was easier to handle Peter being away this year. I take it all back. It was much worse this year. The hardest thing I had to deal with last year was trying to decide which movie to watch.

Ezri chose this week to be at her fussiest. Now we don’t exactly know why she’s been so fussy, but I kind of want to blame it on her immunizations. She was perfectly happy before we got the shots last Thursday. Ever since then she’s been “a little off” – Her sleep has been erratic, she’s refused the nipple a few times, been extra cranky, screams during car rides when she never used to and has gone a couple days at a time without pooping. If the behaviour keeps up for the next week, Peter and I thought we might make an appointment with the doctor. It’s very frustrating not knowing what’s wrong or how to help the screaming baby in your arms.

So I willingly admit I had a couple ugly cries while Peter was away. It usually happened while Ezri was screaming as well. One time it happened after I slipped on the bottom few stairs while carrying the baby. Scary thing to happen, but we are both totally fine. I have a couple bruises but Ezri was 100% unhurt. I’m petrified to go on the stairs now and it sucks because our house is full of stairs :(

I am definitely not looking forward to Peter’s next business trip away. I cannot be more thankful for him and that I don’t have to do this parenting thing alone. I can’t imagine what being a single mom would be like. I had 3 days of that and please never again!!

I posted this picture on social media earlier today but I thought I’d add it here as well. In between all her fussiness, she still managed to be super cute!



Jan 24

Sat '15

Wish I was there

Peter left early this morning for a business trip to Orlando. So far, I am dealing with it a bit better than last year. I know it’s because I have little Ezri with me to distract and keep me busy. Last year I worked every single day, but this year it is a different kind of work. I so desperately wish I was able to tag along with Peter and extend the trip to go to Disney World. Unfortunately it just wasn’t logical with baby Ezri. Maybe we will go with him wherever he goes next year.

I am also fortunate to have cousins in town from Ontario that are staying with me for 3 out of the 5 nights!! They are the first house guests we’ve ever had, so it’s all very exciting. They are helping keep me busy and distracted :)

Today we made a whole bunch of freezer meals! We made corn chowder, meatballs and homemade tomato sauce. Very happy to have at least 10 meals ready to go in my freezer. It is definitely something I should have done before Ezri came along. Luckily she is getting so much better at being put down and staying content, so cooking hadn’t been quite as hard. But I won’t ever complain about having a stocked freezer.

I hope Peter learns some interesting things on his trip and gets to do some exciting things as well!! There is a rumour that they will have their opening ceremonies at Universal Orlando. So he will see the new additions to Harry Potter World without me, but I’m sure I’ll get to go one day. Hope the rumour is true!!

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Jan 21

Wed '15

WIP Wednesday

It was March 12 last year when I decided I wanted to start a new blog series called Work In Progress Wednesday. Since I posted that introductory post, I haven’t written another WIP post. I found out I was pregnant the next day so I was a little distracted to say the least. I kind of lost my cross stitching mojo last year. It was terrible and I knew I would regret it once the baby came along. It’s very hard to cross stitch with a baby around. However, I am managing to get a few stitches in here and there. It will become increasingly harder once baby can grab things! Pointy needles and thread that can choke do not agree with infants!!


I mentioned that I was working on a Stargate one in that first WIP post. I’ve done a little bit of progress on it, but not too much. I love it because it is all full cross stitches. However, there is a lot of confetti stitches (one stitch and then not another of the same colour for awhile) and so I have put it down for a bit.

Stargate SG-1 pattern

Lion King:

I stopped working on this Lion King one because it had so many 1/4 and 3/4 stitches and they were driving me bonkers. I might pick it up again soon because it’s SO pretty.



I spent exactly one night on this one. I thought I wanted to do it, but then decided I didn’t. Haha, so fickle. It is another one that is all full cross stitches so I might take another stab at it.


Maple Leaves:

This is the one I’m working on currently. It’s an easy easy one. I just wanted to step away from the HUGE projects and do a “fluff” project. Haha.


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