Author Archives: Stephanie

Mayhem Monday: Feeling the Panic

Here we are at Monday again. Thankfully, it’s a long weekend Monday so hubby is home. Saturday night, I couldn’t fall asleep until 6am (so I guess technically Sunday morning) and my boys are up not long after that. Oy!!

This week, I’m in terrified mode. My kids are done daycare and are with me full time from now until this time next year or later if I can’t get them back into daycare (I had to give up both spots because holding them was most definitely NOT budget-friendly). I’m also now 38 weeks pregnant and struggling to keep up. In just a short time, I will be home alone, all day, with 3 kids. Up until now, that reality was no where near the forefront of my brain. Up until now, I wasn’t too concerned. Up until now, I wasn’t crapping my pants wondering how the heck I am going to pull off the next 12 months without losing my mind.

No wonder I don’t sleep…

Ok, now that my mini-fit is done, I can take a calming breath and assure myself that it won’t be as bad as I imagine. It will be tough, no doubt about that. Parenting is ridiculously hard but I know I can do it. Whew.

Moving on…

I had the absolute pleasure of enjoying a girls night out this past weekend and holy cow, it was loooooong overdue. I needed those laughs. I was hoping that by sitting on the nice sofa in someone else’s house, with plenty of witnesses would automatically make my water break in order that I a) would be horridly embarrassed beyond words and b) would have to pay to have said sofa cleaned and/or replaced. Sadly, neither happened. Baby is still cooking and showing no signs of interest in doing anything but sleeping and kicking me to no end. Sigh. BUT, I did come home feeling recharged mentally, even if I’m completely spent physically.

This is pretty much the only way I can see my legs or feet anymore. I'm not sure how I got those socks on. It's possible I've been wearing them for days...

This is pretty much the only way I can see my legs or feet anymore. I’m not sure how I got those socks on. It’s possible I’ve been wearing them for days…

With this week being the first at home with the boys, the plan is merely to survive. If the weather holds, we’ll spend as much time outside as humanly possible during the day and at night, I will do my best to come up with creative ways to pass the other hours of the day. Any suggestions for crafts, activities and things that can generally be supervised on zero sleep with a screaming baby hanging off one’s boob would be greatly appreciated.

For real.

I’m retired from running officially now. I’m totally ok with it. I miss it and can’t wait for the all clear later this fall but for now, I have no interest in it. I pee about 300 times per day as it is and this chunky monkey spends so much time kicking my bladder that to even attempt a few waddly steps forward is asking for trouble. November will come soon enough and I have a feeling that I’ll be too overwhelmed to even notice the time going by anyway. At this point, if I workout, great, if not, I don’t care. Carrying around my 30lb toddler and my own self is plenty enough for me :)

Stay tuned over the coming weeks too, I have some AMAZING product reviews that I’m working on as well as a great giveaway that I know you’ll love. So excited!

Have a great week everyone!!

37 weeks Pregnant and Exhausted

Just a quick pop-in to say…still here! I’m at the stage now where any amount of silence/non-communication results in the “maybe she’s having the baby” and I can assure by looking down at my non-existent feet, that is not the case. Baby 3.0 is still cooking away, though I will happily admit that I’m readyContinue Reading

Our Weekend Away and an Unexpected Injury

This past weekend, the family and I packed our bags and headed out of town for what will be our last outing as a family of 4. With baby due in a few short weeks and school starting for Fit Boy just as quickly (gasp! When did this happen!!), it was our last opportunity toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Disney Baby Giveaway edition

Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador. As such, I occasionally receive free product as a thank you for my participation in the program and offering of giveaways on my blog. All opinions are my own. We just came home from a whirlwind weekend away with my brother and his family (his kids areContinue Reading

From Baths to Bubbles: Tips for Bathing baby from Disney Baby

Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Canada Mom Ambassador. As such, I will occasionally post informative articles and giveaways on their behalf. Similarily, Disney Baby will occasionally send me a free gift as a thank you for partnering with them. All opinions are my own. Learning to bathe your baby can be a little scaryContinue Reading

The Goods on the Good Bean-Review

Disclosure: I was provided with a bag of each flavor The Good Bean offers in exchange for posting my overall thoughts on the product. All opinions are my own I have to start out by saying a HUGE “I’m Sorry”. The wonderful people at the Good Bean sent me samples several months ago and thisContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Tuesday Edition with Pregnancy Update

Yesterday’s post wasn’t a Mayhem Monday as is the usual custom around here. A couple of reasons for that: 1. I was eager to share my For Two Fitness® review and get that promo code out there as soon as I could and 2. Knowing that my doctor’s appointment was scheduled for Monday morning, IContinue Reading

For Two Fitness® Review and Promo Code

***Disclosure:For Two Fitness® sent me a Sweating For Two® racer back tank top to review. All opinions are my own. Following along this blog, you’ve seen that I’ve done my best to stay active and have enjoyed good success with running up to and including my 35 weeks of pregnancy. With restless leg syndrome kickingContinue Reading

So…about that Bed Rest thing…

This has been an interesting week to say the least. I’ve been struggling. A lot. In the past 5 days, 3 of them have been completely without sleep at night. My legs have been getting worse and as tired as I am and as worn out as I am, I just haven’t been able toContinue Reading

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