Monday, March 30, 2009


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to Kara's baby shower yesterday. I had a great time, and it was really nice to see all of you. Lots of cute clothes to be had, as well as yummy food and an awesome cake made by Briana!

3 weeks of Kara in our life, and all is seeming to go pretty well. Though Chloe had some sort of illness on the weekend. She threw up once on Friday, and had a fever from early Friday afternoon until some time on Saturday. She's still trying to catch up on sleep too, I think.

Oh, can someone please let the various (fictitious) weather gods know that its SPRING now?!?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2 weeks

Kara is two weeks old today (and Chloe is 31 months today as well). We're slowly settling back into a routine with Chloe, and incorporating Kara into it. Having trouble with Kara sleeping long stretches (3.5-4 hours) during the day, and then max 2 hours at a time at night. It's quite frustrating, and I know its affecting Mark's sleep as well.

On a happier note, I got a baby wrap, and I will now sing its praises! With Chloe we tried both a Snugli and a baby sling. The sling was far superior to the Snugli, but still wasn't comfy enough to facilitate full-time babywearing, which is so great for babies. Anyway, this time around, I'm going with a wrap from Phat Baby Wraps, a company out by Cultus Lake. I am so impressed, and so comfy! Kara sure seems happy in the wrap, and I love that I have both hands free!

Also, we're getting cable today. Haven't had it in over a year, and actually haven't paid for it period since we got married. The first place we lived in gave us cable free, and somehow we also got free cable on one of our cable outlets at this place until April or May of last year. I assume that the guys upstairs switched to satellite or some other form of TV programming provider, since we only ever got it in the one spot. Oh well, it will be nice to have channels to flick through again, since its so easy when you're as tired as we are.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Chloe had a great time playing on the floor with Kara today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Welcome Kara!

Kara Gwendolyn Nicholson, born March 10 at 1:24pm, 7lbs 3 oz.

A much shorter labour than Chloe's. We tried for a home birth, but ended up going to the hospital for the last half hour. We came home 4 hours after Kara was born - I really like having a midwife instead of a doctor. Overall, things went well, and mom & baby are both doing very well, but are very tired.

Typing one handed is hard :P

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I think this is officially the last thing we expected the weather to do today, especially given the fact that it was sunny when we left for groceries at 2, and its now 3:40 and snow has been falling for at least 20 minutes.

I hope you all remembered to set your clocks forward, Daylight Savings started today. I still don't quite understand why we still have DST... I understand why they put it into practice, but that was over 50 years ago, and the "war effort" has long since ceased. Oh well, one of those (many) things we have to live with even though it doesn't really make sense.

Mark and I went to see "Watchmen" yesterday afternoon. It was a good movie, though I don't think it will ever make it onto my "great movies" list because of its 18A rating.

Also, for posterity/interest, here is a picture of me from earlier this afternoon with my huge belly. That way I can say "oh wow" in three weeks :P

Friday, March 6, 2009

C is for Cookie (and Chloe, and chocolate)

Chloe and I made chocolate cookies this evening. Making cookies with Chloe is one of my favorite things to do. She loves putting on her apron (which my mom made), helping dump all the ingredients in, and mixing stuff with the beaters. Of course, she also likes eating the dough and the cookies too!

I just put Chloe to bed... I know this is one of my last few nights where I'll have free time before I go to sleep... the baby is coming any day now. I think Chloe is excited to meet the new baby, but I know she doesn't quite understand HOW MUCH TIME new babies take. It will be a big adjustment for all of us.

I'll go relax now, I'm not gonna pass this opportunity up.