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Mayhem Monday: So I had a Baby

As the title may (or may not, no judgement here) elude to: I kinda, sorta had a baby last week. My world has most definitely been rocked.

After two boys, imagine my surprise when it was announced to me by my hubby “Holy Cow…we got a girl!!” as I lay on the operating table listening to my baby cry its first cries while I cried my hundred millionth cry. Whoa! I was pretty sure we were having a girl but as soon as it was confirmed, my mind pretty much exploded and suddenly, I felt I needed to learn how to give manicures and proper hair cuts.

More on the Little Lady’s arrival another day, that’s a whole different post on its own.

The day started with one of these.

The day started with one of these.

With a little of this thrown in between.

With a little of this thrown in between.

And ended with one of these. Fair trade I'd say.

And ended with one of these. Fair trade I’d say.

As you can probably imagine, most of last week (and continuing very predictably into this week) was a blur. I spent two days in hospital before being discharged home and it’s been a whirlwind of breast feeding, diapers, spit-up and snuggles since then. I’ve already lost track of the hours and the days and am firmly entrenched in the exhaustion fog of having two boys running around me all day and one baby feeding off me all night. Definitely tired :) But also extremely happy to no longer be pregnant, able to sleep and lie on my back again (blissfullness!) and fighting the urge to burn every last stitch of maternity clothing with all my might. Mostly because I don’t fit into anything else comfortably right now and at some point, I will need to wear more than my fuzzy pj pants (which I have hiked up to boob-level right now to keep every ounce of pressure off my incredibly bruised and beaten up surgical scar–>there’s your mental image for the week. You’re welcome) out the door.

Right now, I’m not sure how I’m going to write my Body after Baby series. I definitely want to do one because I think it’s important to talk about how our bodies and minds adapt and that it’s not all glamorous weight losses and toned bellies (though birthing a 9lb baby definitely gives me an edge). I now face a year of adjusting to my current body, mourning my former body (which I think we all do to a certain degree in this stage of motherhood, no matter how many kids we have) and finding balance again as a mom of 3. I know I plan to honour my body, listen to it and focus on the good as much as I can. As much as I miss my former routines, I have no expectations of what the coming months will hold for me, running and the like. I will get it all back, I know I will which is why I’m not setting a firm timeline to get it done.

This week=no plans. None. Zip, Zilch. I’m focused on the family, getting the rest I need so that I can one day walk like a regular person and not hunched over in discomfort and enjoying having hubby home to help me out before he heads back to work next week.

Things are going to be sporatic for a few weeks but I’ll do my best to stop in and update you as often as I can. I have a couple of giveaways and reviews to get up that I think you’ll enjoy!

Have a great week everyone!

And Baby Makes 5

Well, we finally met our little princess this week. Our little girl arrived via c-section on Tuesday and has been rocking our world ever since! We’ll be back to our regular programming around here soon but for now, we are enjoying some down time together as a family of 5. We’re also needing to getContinue Reading

What to Pack in your Hospital Bag when Having a Baby

I find it slightly humourous, the amount of information you can find about what to pack for the hospital when you have a baby. In my 2 previous visits, I have seen everything from women who packed nothing because baby made a surprise early appearance to women who come with a full-sized suitcase jam-packed withContinue Reading

Time to Bid Adieu to this Pregnancy

The time is drawing near, the end is in site and this big ol’ belly of mine needs to evict its prisoner sooner, rather than later. I’ve lamented about restless leg syndrome, I’ve slept fewer hours over the past 4 months of being pregnant than I ever imagined possible and have busted the seems outContinue Reading

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 meContinue 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 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

Answering your Pregnancy Questions

I haven’t been doing regular pregnancy updates because…well, I’m lazy. Plus, after 2 pregnancies, what is perhaps exciting to others (maybe?) isn’t as exciting to me. But given that I have less than 2 months to go and that I don’t sleep and can’t workout as much or train for any races right now (whichContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Our First Family Road Trip

We are done our holidays. Wow. That week went by quickly. Far too quickly. We decided to really go on a road trip adventure and loaded the kids up in Bessie, put a movie in the DVD player and set off for a 3 day, 2 night stay just south of the boarder at aContinue Reading

A Day at the Spa

Last mother’s day, my hubby and the boys gave me a gift card to one of the spas in the city. I really, truly appreciated the gift because it was a push for me to go and take some time for myself and get a little pampering done. I don’t usually go for stuff likeContinue Reading