24 September 2010

Steps, steps, steps

So, what do marathon runners and 1 year-olds have in common? They both can go and go and go for miles!!

Lately we have been spending enormous amounts of time walking around (literally) in circles holding onto the little one's hand! She wants to go and go and go but isn't able to do it by herself yet! She also has discovered that it's really fun to walk up steps! She goes up and up and up and up! Of course, she gets help going down because, well, it seems too dangerous to allow her to do it by herself.

Anyhow, that's the latest update. I'm off to do my walking shift!

12 September 2010

3am upset stomach

Wow...it's really hard to tell what is wrong with a baby when they are so obviously hurting. Is it their head? Is it their stomach? Sinuses? Teething? Aches and pains? How can you tell?

At 3am the baby woke up screaming. Momma took her downstairs since I had to be up in a few hours. At 430 however, I couldn't stand not being a part of whatever was hurting the little one. She was smiling occasionally but crying more often than not. About 445 she started drifting off again on Momma. I was drifting a little myself. Then suddenly this loud (because everything is loud at 445) noise startled me and I hear her cry and Momma reassure and I walk over to them in time to see the little one continue her bout of spewing. And spewing. All over Momm'a shirt, some on the floor, some on her.

And then.....she fell asleep. Almost immediately.

So, I guess it was her stomach that was bothering her. And I can help Momma and baby get some sleep and then I can shower and start my day.


02 September 2010

Let us reflect..................................................

WOW....how time does fly.
This time last year, I had just finished 17 of the longest, most eventful, amazing, and emotional hours of my life. I had warped into overdrive at 4am and only stopped when my body gave out. I had managed to get two siblings, a labouring mom, and myself to the hospital (without breaking any laws, mind you), been the cornerstone for those two siblings for 6+ hours of labour, watched the most miraculous event I have ever seen (and probably will ever see), provided food to all parties concerned (well, except for the baby!), had gotten us all (and all our crap) moved to our new room for the night, and had settled down for a short winter's errrr fall's nap. That day was both the longest and the shortest day of my life.

I kinda feel that way about this past year. I can't believe so much can happen in a year....and I can't believe that year has passed so quickly! We have a trying-to-walk toddler, who is her own person, dictating her own schedule and needs (pretty much like it has been since she was conceived), and well, it's just pretty amazing!!! I feel blessed!! And that's a great way to feel!!!!