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can i go to bed yet?

It’s been a long day and I’m so tired! I only went to bed at 2am last night and was up to feed Jakob at 7am. I napped a little until his 10am feed but only for about a half hour, and once I finished the feed we left for the day and didn’t get home until after 6pm! This morning we went to the LaSenza outlet so I could pick up some stuff. They are liquidating all of their off-season merch, and the prices were just crazy! (For my American readers, LaSenza is kinda like Victoria’s Secret, which we don’t have in Canada). There was a full room of bras in every size and color, all for $5 each…but I can’t wear those padded, push-upy things while breastfeeding and I don’t know what size I’ll be after…so it just isn’t worth saving the money to buy something I might not end up able to wear. Another room had bin after bin of really cute panties all for $1 each, so I stocked up there. I almost wrote “underwear” instead of “panties”. I don’t know why that word seems almost naughty somehow. I’d love to see the look on the guy’s face who accidentally finds this blog now after Googling some of those words! Hahaha

Before we left I got some photos of Jakob in his new hat. I’m not super crazy about how it looks on him, but I do think it’s cute.
It’s kinda like a helmet. I can’t decide if its too big or too small…or just right. I’m not reknitting it, so he’ll just have to wear it and look cute in it as it is! For new readers- the details and link to the free pattern are in yesterday’s post.
After the shopping we went to our playgroup, then for groceries before heading home. He could NOT stop pulling at his ear today, and yelling at me. Not fussing, not crying, just yelling over and over while chewing his fingers and tugging at his ear. The poor boy…he’s upset all day and instead of his father getting home to play with him, he tries to give him a bottle…which gets him into a huge upset for over an hour. It’s so hard for him and so frustrating for Yannick.

Luckily we’re seeing the doctor tomorrow morning for his 4 month vaccines and I will have him check to make sure there is no ear infection, and I will also ask what he thinks about the bottle refusal. Maybe we’re trying to give him too much at once, and should wait until the teething stops. Maybe we’re doing the right thing and should keep pushing. I don’t know…Yannick is very upset that when he gets home after work he has to make Jakob all sad, instead of getting to play with him, so we will start trying to give him the bottle feed first thing in the morning instead of in the evening. Maybe when he’s half asleep he’ll be hungry and take it without realizing, and then when Yannick gets home they can play together and bond instead of getting frustrated.

This kid thing is tough! :}

Here’s a photo of Mommy and Jakob at 18 weeks. Man my teeth are yellow, which is strange ‘cus I quit smoking 5 years ago and I drink very little tea or coffee. I’ve GOT to find a whitening system safe for during breastfeeding, LOL.


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maybe it’s just me?

I took Jakob to the movies today. I almost didn’t go…the two “Stars & Strollers” movies were Superbad and Evan Almighty. I definitely didn’t want to see Superbad, but I’d heard really bad things about Evan Almighty. All the reviews I’d read said it was a horrible movie. I really don’t know why- I loved it! Jakob woke up about a half hour into it, and after feeding he spent the rest of the movie sitting on my lap, watching the screen. He LOVED the animals and laughed out loud when he’d see them…which is odd ‘cus he shouldn’t be able to see that far, I don’t think. Anyways, I really enjoyed the movie. I found it funny and sweet, and very well done.

After the movie we went to my parents’ house for supper so that my brother Aaron could see Jakob (he’d spent the last 10 days in Shanghai for work and missed his nephew!). I sat outside with Jakob and knit, and when he woke up we both enjoyed the cool evening air. His teeth were really bothering him, and he kept chewing on his fingers. At one point he didn’t realize it- but he was giving me the finger!

I love this photo of Jakob and my mom…

I kept knitting after supper when I went outside so Yannick could give Jakob a bottle. He was only marginally more successful tonight, but I think it helps when I’m not physically around for Jakob to hear/smell/see. Plus Yannick doesn’t feel like I’m judging his skills as a father in feeding his son if I’m not there to watch…and I think they need time alone anyways, to bond and get to know each other. So I sat outside and knit.

I kept knitting when I got home tonight and guess what? I have a FO!

I saw this cute little cap on someone else’s blog yesterday…don’t ask me who…I think I’d followed a link for something else and kept browsing. I didn’t think it would take too long to knit, and voila- from on the needles to off in one day. I’m not sure if it will need i-cord or ribbon straps, but for now I like it as it is. The only mods I did were to not do the k2togs at the end to go from 7 to 1 st…once I got to 7 I threaded the end of the yarn through and pulled. I didn’t want a pointy cap. I’m going to take photos tomorrow ‘cus Jakob’s sleeping now.


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maybe it’s just me?

I took Jakob to the movies today. I almost didn’t go…the two “Stars & Strollers” movies were Superbad and Evan Almighty. I definitely didn’t want to see Superbad, but I’d heard really bad things about Evan Almighty. All the reviews I’d read said it was a horrible movie. I really don’t know why- I loved it! Jakob woke up about a half hour into it, and after feeding he spent the rest of the movie sitting on my lap, watching the screen. He LOVED the animals and laughed out loud when he’d see them…which is odd ‘cus he shouldn’t be able to see that far, I don’t think. Anyways, I really enjoyed the movie. I found it funny and sweet, and very well done.

After the movie we went to my parents’ house for supper so that my brother Aaron could see Jakob (he’d spent the last 10 days in Shanghai for work and missed his nephew!). I sat outside with Jakob and knit, and when he woke up we both enjoyed the cool evening air. His teeth were really bothering him, and he kept chewing on his fingers. At one point he didn’t realize it- but he was giving me the finger!

I love this photo of Jakob and my mom…

I kept knitting after supper when I went outside so Yannick could give Jakob a bottle. He was only marginally more successful tonight, but I think it helps when I’m not physically around for Jakob to hear/smell/see. Plus Yannick doesn’t feel like I’m judging his skills as a father in feeding his son if I’m not there to watch…and I think they need time alone anyways, to bond and get to know each other. So I sat outside and knit.

I kept knitting when I got home tonight and guess what? I have a FO!

I saw this cute little cap on someone else’s blog yesterday…don’t ask me who…I think I’d followed a link for something else and kept browsing. I didn’t think it would take too long to knit, and voila- from on the needles to off in one day. I’m not sure if it will need i-cord or ribbon straps, but for now I like it as it is. The only mods I did were to not do the k2togs at the end to go from 7 to 1 st…once I got to 7 I threaded the end of the yarn through and pulled. I didn’t want a pointy cap. I’m going to take photos tomorrow ‘cus Jakob’s sleeping now.