Well I had created this blog back in August and have yet to make a post. My intentions are always good, but the follow through isn’t always there. I figure that I will begin now as 1) it will be the New Year in 2 days; and 2) I have had this nagging feeling to blog again. I had a blog back in the day and stopped writing in it over time… I am hoping to continue to blog in this one, using it as a reflective tool, diary, and a way to capture memories so I can look back over time and remember some details of our days.
So, the holidays have come and gone and I must admit…it was great! Nathan enjoyed all of the highlights of the season and is beginning to understand the whole concept of Christmas. We went to his first Christmas Parade in Grimsby and enjoyed going to the NOTL one with my parents. We put on our Christmas lights as a family, Nathan helping Daddy to put them on the tree. His favourite was our blow up Santa on the front lawn. He continuously got excited to see it blown up when we arrived at home from daycare or going out and about, and would often show his affection by saying ‘hello Mana’ when we pulled into our driveway, getting out of the car and running up to him on the lawn and giving him a kiss. Nathan also was sure to say his goodbyes to him too when he went in the house. We all went to Merry Farms in Lynden with Brian and Gail, Shiying and Jon, and David to cut our tree down. We had a lot of fun, memories were made. Decorating the tree and house was also fun this year, especially listening to Raffi’s Christmas album on repeat and dancing as a family. We got together with the Lambert’s on the 24th with all the cousins at Uncle Tim’s and Aunt Joanne’s. Nathan woke up Christmas Day and we opened presents, enjoyed breakfast and had a relaxing day. We prepped the turkey for dinner and everyone came over to celebrate and open gifts. We are so blessed to have our family with us.. I really hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Chris and I decided not to exchange gifts and to focus on family and Nathan. Nathan got a new play kitchen with food, art easel, potty, books, dominoes, a dino, chocolate, kinder surprise, fridge phonics, and a bath robe all from Santa/Mom and Dad. He got a train table from Kevin and Katerina, water bottle from Jon/Shiying, and a train, sweater, and some ornaments from Gail and other family members. He is so blessed.
So I guess to help bring everything up to speed, I thought this format may be helpful in order for me to organize my thoughts and update in areas of our life that are important. I may only have a small update in some areas, and lots to say in other areas.
Health: Well lots has changed over the past 3 months in terms of my health. I finally went to see Dr. Kehinde with concerns over my irregular periods over the past 2 years, hair growth, weight gain, tiredness, and generally feeling irritable and restless all the time. I did blood work and ultrasound. He basically confirmed my thoughts of me having PCOS, but wanted to send me to a specialist for my hormones and fertility. He referred me to Dr. Orlov an Endocrinologist at St. Joes who confirmed my PCOS diagnoses on November 17th, and to Dr. Cepeda a fertility/OBGYN on Nov 25th. Dr. Cepeda did extensive blood work and any other ultrasound and confirmed the PCOS. It has been a relief, and very stressful initially with my diagnoses. I have done lots of research and joined facebook groups to help with support. Mom and Chris have also been very supportive with my health and I feel that he is releived to know why I have been so difficult to live with. Good news is, Dr. Cepeda feels that in another 2 months if I stick to trying to loose weight and taking my meds as prescribed I will be on track to get pregnant again in the new year. Fingers crossed. I have been going to the gym very regularly and have lost about 8lbs over 2 months. Pretty good considering I think. This past week has been difficult in terms of stress for me at work with a colleage, and over the holidays, my eating habits have not been good. I am committed to change this and have recently purchased another fitbit to aid in my success.
Goals: Lose weight, get fit, be active, be the best Mom and Wife I can be, and to hopefully be blessed with another baby soon.
Homeowners (house, bills, happenings around 100 Athenia Dr.): Luckily our waterproofing around the house has held up (thank God!). We do need to fix our door to our garage and get new windows upstairs, but I think we are well on our way to making improvements to better our home. Our fireplace if fixed and cleaned so I enjoy it now when I am downstairs. We have new neighbours next door. Only just recently met them, they are young and seem friendly and nice. We also have a new financial advisor and have set up our RESP for Nathan.
Our Life (updates on things happening to our family and pets, current/past events, memorable moments): Our family is well. This year we haven’t really been sick with a cold or flu. Nathan seems to be healthy and we are too. Sully and Foxy are well, and Skipper is too.
Our Family: Brian is doing better now that Jon and Shiying are living with him. I think David lights up his life, Nathan does too. They love each other and it’s great to see them interact. Today they watched Nathan for the whole day and will do the same tomorrow. It is great they can help us out with we are working and need care for him. They went out for brunch, to see trains and spent time at home. Tomorrow they are going to an indoor play gym.
Clothing and Shoe Size? 2T, size 7
What is he eating? Everything! Loves pizza, cookies, chocolate, broccoli, peas, beans, nooey (Kraft Dinner), pasta, stir fry, hamburgers, fish
Sleep? has always slept well through the night. Still has rails up in his crib. Has only tried to climb over once when we were in the room. Loves to sleep under the covers now and has only just begun to do this in the last week. Monkey, Teddy, BeeDee his blanket all need to be in his crib.
Movement? Walking, running, jumping, not too much of a climber in the house which is great, but loves to go to the park and go down the slide and on the swing. He loves to rake leaves in the fall with Daddy, and help build his bookcase and train table.
Words? His favourite songs are The Rainbow Song, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Deck the Halls ‘Fa La La’