Feb 25

Sat '17

Ballerina movie adventure

My Mom won tickets to see an advanced screening of an animated film called Ballerina (I guess it also goes by the title “Leap!”). She only won 2 tickets, but we thought we would try bringing the girls with us anyway. So this morning, we loaded the girls into the car and went off to the movies. There was no problem with the tickets and all 4 of us were able to see the movie.

This was Ezri’s second adventure out to the movie theatre. We went to see Finding Dory in June and that went quite well, but she was still fairly young. I was skeptical how she would be this time around as she is way more antsy and mobile. Her attention can’t be kept for so long. However, she did very well!! She sat in her seat for almost the whole movie. Around the last 20 minutes or so she got a bit antsy and eventually moved onto my Mom’s lap for some cuddles. But it doesn’t make me hesitate to take her to another movie sometime.

As for Jadzia, she did okay as well. She slept for about half the film and then was awake. I fed her a little bit and at times, she even watched the movie. At least her focus was on the screen temporarily. She whined very briefly and I was able to change her position so she didn’t disturb anyone around us too much. It was a kid’s movie so there were a to of young kids around anyway making noise. I wasn’t “ashamed” for bringing my baby out to the theatre.

The film itself was quite cute. It is set in the early 1900s and it’s about an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina and training at a prestigious Paris academy. It’s a feel good type of story for sure. I believ the movie comes out in April, but I could be wrong about the date. Keep an eye out for it as it’s a great family film.

It was a great adventure out today and I am so grateful that my Mom, the girls and I get to spend some quality time together!

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Feb 23

Thu '17

Car seat cover

Just finished a new crochet project. It took me a few weeks because life is so crazy with a toddler and a newborn!

Crochet car seat cover

I decided to try my hand at a car seat cover! I have wanted to try out some “Caron Cakes” yarn for awhile and I thought this was the perfect project for it. The colours are wild and bright, but I have to say that I won’t buy it again. I may buy another colour of cake but not this particular one (it’s called rainbow sprinkles). Reason being is that the colours seem to have bled everywhere and there are messy colour marks everywhere. Apparently this was intentional though and I didn’t know that. They are the “sprinkles” of the cake. Anyway, I think the colour makes look messy and not very pretty.

Crochet car seat cover Crochet car seat cover

I used this pattern to make the cover. I admit that I was a little confused on the directions for the corners of the border stitches but it still ended up looking okay. They’re a little wonky but I don’t care. The finished product does what I want it to do!!

I have a few more projects on the go right now. Every one of them will take quite awhile so I am slowly plugging away. The good thing is each project can be done in pieces so I’m working on a little from each one intermittently. Of course they will take me forever as I don’t have a lot of crocheting time. I’m still trying to enjoy every minute I can with a hook!

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Jan 28

Sat '17

Letter to Jadzia: 2 months old

Jadzia 2 months old

Baby girl Jadzia,

You are developing your little personality and it’s too adorable for words. You are smiling quite often, especially when someone talks to you. You’ve started to coo a lot too. I feel like we can have a little conversation because I ask you something and you make an adorable noise right back at me. My heart just melts.

You are growing so quickly. You are already sized out of newborn diapers because you’re little thighs are super rolly polly. Every time I change you, I just want to take a big bite out of them. We’ve put your newborn sleepers away too because you’re too tall for them. You are wearing 0-3 month or 3 month sleepers now. Some outfits are still too big, though. I’m not sure exactly how much you weigh, but you’re growing well.

You’re holding your head up pretty well. Sometimes it’s a bit wobbly but you’ve basically got the hang of it. You do really well during tummy time, even if you don’t like it very much.

The car seat is one of your favourite places to sleep. You sleep very well in it. I hope know we aren’t supposed to let you sleep in it, but it does happen sometimes. You are usually an angel anytime we are out and about because you love to sleep in it. Makes going out very easy, so far. As for night times, you still wake up quite a bit. You have gone for a couple 5 hour stretches and one 6 hour stretch. The usual is 3-4 for your longest stretch and then a few 2 hour stretches. I’m still hoping you’ll keep getting better. You’re usually attached to me from 7pm-930pm and then I can finally lay you down and you stay asleep. You just love to be held and cuddled as you go down for sleep.

You are starting to become interested in toys, a little bit. You haven’t started to grab for them or anything, but if a rattle is shaken above you, you can’t take your eyes off of it.

We had our final midwife appointment this month. You were given a great bill of health and sent on your way to keep growing. It will be sad not to visit with the midwives anymore but it’s time to move onto the next chapter of your journey.

You’ve been coming to the YMCA to watch your sister swim. You’ve slept through a couple lessons and been awake for a bit too. Your grandma and great grandma take care of you while I’m in the pool with your sister. I’m hoping to be able to take you swimming too when you’re a bit older!

You still hate to take a soother or a bottle. I think it’s because you just have a hard time getting a sealed suck on them. If you do get a seal, you are satisfied for a bit. However, it is usually quite the struggle to get that coveted seal. We will keep practicing and you’ll get it one day. I’m sure you’ll love the soother!!

We took you to the zoo for the first time, but you slept through most of it. You awoke for a bit, had a little bite to eat and then fell asleep again.

You are becoming so much more content to just lay on a blanket and look around at the world around you. You don’t always have to be held anymore. Soon you’ll be exploring and rolling over and all those fun things.

I look forward to what comes in the next month! I love you so much!

Love your mommy.

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