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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!

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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

Mayhem Monday: The Bad, The Ugly and some Great

I am so done, done, done, DONE being pregnant. D-O-N-E. Finished. Finito. La Fin. Gah!!! Ok, so I didn’t have the greatest week. Two days last week, I got zero (and I mean…zero) sleep. My legs were so bad that I had to constantly move around. It was awful and after several meltdowns, I declaredContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Is it time to Slow Down?

Last week was unofficially birthday week for my hubby. I tend to stretch out his and the boys’ birthdays over the span of a week for some reason. Maybe I’m over-compensating for my ill-fated December 17 birthday that’s often hard to really celebrate because of the time of year. Or maybe I just like cake.Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Bring on the Heat!

This weekend was a scorcher! First super hot weekend of the summer (better late than never). I think we pretty much saw it all, from freak thunder showers to rainbows to blistering hot sunshine. It was an awesome weekend to celebrate a very cool guy in my life: my hubby! Technically, his birthday isn’t untilContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Racing my 4 Year Old

After basking in the glow of the Fargo 10k, I ended up taking most of the week off. Not intentionally, I actually felt pretty good but work kept me glued to my desk during the day, negating my usual workout time. There are some major, major changes going on that will take effect before IContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Tantrums and November-Like Running

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was race weekend here and even though I wasn’t racing, I enjoyed watching everyone’s results come in and seeing all the great race photos. I’m looking forward to digging into some good race recaps this week. I did manage to get out for what endedContinue Reading

Time to Spring Clean with Lorna Jane

I will be the first to admit that Spring hasn’t exactly sprung around my neck of the woods. I still have about 5 feet of snow in my front yard and just recently came across my driveway for the first time since November. It’s definitely been a long winter but now that Spring seems toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Maternity Edition

Now that our big secret is out, I feel so much better. Not that it going to stay a secret much longer anyway. With my very rapidly expanding belly and my not-so-rapidly expanding pants, it was getting a bit painful trying to pour myself into normal clothes. Even with the belly band, it’s pretty uncomfortableContinue Reading

Mayhem…Wednesday? Taking an unplanned internet hiatus

I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell networkContinue Reading