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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!!

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

Our Planes: Fire & Rescue Adventure

I was recently approached by Disney Canada about becoming a mom ambassador for their Disney Baby brand. I wasn’t sure at first. After all this is a blog about me, my life, my fitness/running etc. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that although this blog is about me, a hugeContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Milestones, Giveaways and Summer Fun

It’s official, I’m in the home stretch of this pregnancy! Yihaw! I’m not 28 weeks and have been asked several times if I’m due in the next couple. Sadly…no. I have 3 months to go and you don’t need to point out that I’m big. I know. I see myself and carry this load aroundContinue Reading

Restless Leg Syndrome and Pregnancy

If you’ve ever had a conversation about pregnancy with me, you know that it’s not a fond topic of conversation for me. Truth be told, I dislike pregnancy very, very much. I don’t enjoy it. At all. But not for the reasons you may be thinking. Sure, the weight gain is tough and losing theContinue Reading

The Post Where Life Gets Real

This is it. The day I’ve been dreading for the last 54 weeks. The end of my maternity leave. Starting Monday morning, I will be part of the working world. I will be shuttling my boys to daycare and then battling traffic to get to work. The second I drop them off, I will beContinue Reading

Baby O: 9 Months Later

I can’t believe it. My baby is now 9 months old. In just 3 months, I’ll have both a 3 year old and a 1 year old. A toddler and a preschooler. Someone hold me. It’s all going too fast. It seems like every day is filled with new milestones. Baby O had great promiseContinue Reading

Watching my Baby Grow up Before my Eyes

As Baby O approaches his 9-month birthday, I’m struck with the reality that my baby is closer to being a toddler than a newborn now. I have no idea where these last 9 months have gone. Given the number of sleepless nights and days when I didn’t think I was going to survive until bedtimeContinue Reading

A Year of Firsts- A Cheerios Milestone

The first year in a baby’s life is nothing short of a whirlwind. As a parent with two little ones, I can barely keep up with all these milestones! As much as we try to savour each and every moment, they seem to fly past us and before we can catch it, we’re celebrating moreContinue Reading

Motivation Monday: New Beginnings

I am happy to officially announce that Fit Baby has FINALLY arrived. Mr. O was born last Sunday and came in at 8 lbs, 14 ozs, 22″ long and 13 days overdue. In spite of all the drama and tears leading up to his arrival, I couldn’t be happier that he’s here, he’s healthy andContinue Reading