Monday, November 28, 2011

What I'm thinking about

As much as I don't want to post only about mum related things, it's hard not to since that's about all I'm doing.

  • Zoey is still congested. I took her to the Dr today and it's only congestion and we just have to wait it out.  I'm relieved she's not actually sick, but I wish I could do more for her.  
  • Tomorrow I'm doing a very mum thing: Going to Play a Latte, a playground and coffee shop thing.  It should be interesting.
  • Zoey got a play mat yesterday from kijiji and she loves it!  She can't do much with it, but she stares at the toys hanging down, and sometimes bats at them, though I'm not sure whether that's on purpose or not.  Side note, my home is becoming a little more kid ish!
  • I haven't gotten the courage to take her in the stroller for a run yet.  I'm not sure what's holding me back, but something is.  I need to just bite the bullet and take her out for a short run. (I like how I'm blaming it all on her, and not admitting that I'm nervous to run again and might not be able to run for very long!)
  • I feel VERY family ish and grown up because I ordered christmas card / pictures yesterday.  I have always thought that sending out christmas cards is a very family / grown up thing to do, and have never considered it until this year.
  • I would love to go to hot yoga again.  I need to do that soon!
  • I also would love to get a manicure, but I don't want to bring Zoey to a nail salon and would feel really lame asking someone to watch her while I got my nails done.
  • I've become obsessed with finding a well priced Keurig coffee machine.  I really want one all of a sudden!
That's about all that's on my mind!  Oh, that, and finding some long shirts so that I can wear tights and shirts and pretend like I'm wearing real clothes but really am wearing something that feels like pyjamas.

What's on your mind?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trying to post with one hand

Poor Zoey has a stuffy nose, so she just wants to be held.  Therefor, one handed posting and a list.


  • Kristen came to visit and it was great.
  • We did a small blogger meet up and it was fun until Zoey lost her shit and I had to leave.
  • Speaking of Zoey, she's getting a little more of a personality every day.  I think she'll start smiling soon!  
  • I'm relieved that the weather warmed up again.  I don't think I'm ready for winter yet.  
  • I think I'm going to have to start exercising again!  Kristen and I went to hot yoga once while she was here, but aside from walking around, that's all the exercise I've gotten since Zoey was born.  I wonder when I'll be able to run without feeling like my insides are going to fall out?  (sorry if that was TMI).
  • Leaving the house takes a lot longer with a baby.  It's also very annoying to drive a stroller indoors.  I'm glad I have a good baby carrier!
And now, another picture!


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Thoughts three weeks in

Yesterday, Zoey turned three weeks old. She celebrated by screaming most of the day. That was really fun for everyone. Luckily, those kind of days are not the norm. She sleeps reasonably well, though not in her crib yet. She will sit, alert, with her eyes open for about an hour at a time. She also loves to move. That isn't so nice when I'm dead tired and want to lie down, but maybe I'm to blame since I did lots of activity while I was pregnant. She eats well, which is a relief, because I was worried about not being able to nurse her well enough and having that stress added to having a newborn. All in all, she is a pretty great baby!

I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I'm a mother, and that Zoey is my daughter, but I think that will come. Staying at home with her is different than I expected. I have learned in three short weeks that I need to go out everyday, regardless of Zoey's mood or mine. Being in the condo in my sweats all day doesn't make me too happy. I'm not used to being so sedentary, so I'm going to make a real effort to leave the house everyday.

I'm sure I have other thoughts but they aren't coming to me right now.

Oh! Except Kristen is coming on Friday!

I don't think I get to put pictures where I want so here is a bunch at the end!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Baby Zoey

I've been a little MIA lately.  I'm sure you can assume that means I FINALLY had a baby!

12 days overdue, Zoey Murphy Brillinger made her grand entrance.  I won't go into the details, but what was supposed to be a hospital birth under the supervision of midwives ended up being a home birth due to a quick labour (sorry Linda).  Matt, with the help of the midwives, "caught" her at 2:30 am on Monday the 17th and got to tell me that we had a daughter!  She was 8 pounds and 2 ounces and I think 52 cm long?  Since then we have been on an insane learning curve, but we are slowly adjusting!

I'll try to post a little more frequently now that things have slowed down a bit!

For now, pictures!

My favourite sleeper that she has already outgrown!

Zoey's first car ride

Nice family portrait