A New year, A look ahead

I know that this post is a few days overdue, but if I went into great detail on what has been going on I am sure that you would need a huge bottle of whatever you like to drink to get through the details.  With that being said….

Happy New Year!

This year I did not set any resolutions, but I thought of goals for myself and Paige.  I of course had not had the time to discuss these goals with Paige, as she has been at Grandmas house since Christmas.

Goals for myself:

Start going back to the gym again – I was going 4 times a week and then life hit with many unexpected things so I could not go as much as I wanted and needed to go.  I would like to go at least 2 or 3 times a week.

Blog more – I often lay in bed at night and think of amazing blog posts and then when I go to blog I totally forget what I thought of that night.  I now have this amazing thing called a iPad so I can  make sure that when I have these amazing ideas on what to blog about, I can at least jot down some notes.

Eat things I normally don’t want to eat – I actually started doing this today.  I do love to cook and eat a variety of yummy foods, I know that there are plenty more out there that I don’t cook or even know how to cook.  Today I found myself having a Mango and pineapple smoothie and let me tell ya, it was damn tasty.  I think that I will be having this a little more often.  I want to experience all the fresh foods of each season so I know that I am going to have to expand my taste palate.  This adventure of course will play our on my food blog here

Goals for the small fry aka, Paige

Walking – This kid is stubborn!  She can do it, she can walk with the shopping cart with no weights in it and yet she prefers to sit and scoot around.  We had a goal of her walking unassisted by Christmas but as that has passed I am setting a new one.  By March.  Things have been crazy and I am sure that I have not spent enough time with her on this and other things.

Eating with a spoon and fork without making a massive mess – Paige is a really good eater.  She has no problem feeding herself with a spoon and the last time I saw her(yes I have not seen my kid in a week although it feels like a month) she ate very nicely off a plate with her fingers.  We were doing good with the self spoon-feeding, but of course, a big life change happened and well that was put on the back burner along with other things.

These are the two things that I am going to focus on with Paige.  I am hoping in 6 months I can tell you that she has mastered both and that I will set new goals for the rest of the year.

iPad

I finally broke down and bought one. I got the credit card out and ordered a iPad. I bought it for several reasons, for Paige, for myself, for work and I am sure that if I thought about it long enough, I could give you about 100 other reasons why I bought it.

I love this thing, love it. I am currently writing this post on it thanks to the wonderful wordpress app

I have downloaded a few apps for Paige so far and we are slowly learning how to use it. She gets very upset with me when I take it away from her, hopefully this will pass!

I am working a list of apps that I like so far for her and for me. If you have a favorite app please comment and let me know.

I have to say that I really do love this thing and can not wait to write more about it soon.

I know its been a while…

First I would like to say that I apologize for the lack of blogging lately.  Things have been crazy around here, but in a good way.  We are moving!  We are packing up our place in Surrey and we are off to Kamloops, Canada’s tournament Capital.

There were a few reasons for the move, but the main one is of course Paige.  Living in the lower mainland, especially in Surrey can be challenging when it comes to getting services in a timely manner.  While we are off the waitlist for physio and have a amazing therapist, we are still waiting and receiving limited services for speech and OT.  I love living down here, but to live somewhere that is going to be better for Paige and possibly even on my wallet, I am all for moving.  No matter how stressful it may be.

Paige hiding under the chair

 

This is what happens around here most days.  Paige going under the chair, chasing the cat and making a mess with all her toys.  The life of a toddler, to drive your mother crazy!

 

We got a iPad and I am hoping to be posting about it and what apps Paige likes!

Until next time!

Finally something….

Everytime I look at this picture I see a little girl growing up.  I love it.

Sometimes I wonder where the time goes.  One day I am trying to find my way in this journey called motherhood and find a balance and the next day I am thinking about all the things that I am teaching Paige.  How to eat her food like a lady, how to walk, how to talk, how not to pinch the cat(LOL), how to brush her teeth, how to shop and I am sure once she is walking in full force, how to us the potty.  The potty I am already starting on.  She has said poop a few times after she has done it to let me know.  I never knew that I would get so excited about hearing my daughter say the word poop, but I am. It is little progress and I am so excited about it.

I know that I have not been blogging much lately and I am going to start to change it.  I have been so consumed with this appointment and that one and work and everything else that is going on right now, I kind of forgot about it.  I have decided to hold myself accountable and blog every Sunday night, whether it be about Paige or what I am going through, I plan to write about something that means something to me.

These two are so in love with each other.  Paige has taken it upon herself to feed the cat some of everything she is eating.  Good times 🙂

September..(better late then never)

September has been a good month for progress around here.  We had some major improvements on the self feeding front.  First Paige showed some interest in scooping her own food from the bowl and feeding it to her self.  THANK GOD!  I was so happy that she finally showed some interest in this, just one more step to being able to put her food in front of her and walk away and knowing that she can eat it all herself.

I took a little video about 3 weeks ago of her eating something, I don’t really remember what it was, but heck she was doing it her self and that was the point.

Since someone has figured out that she can scoop her food with the spoon, she needed to go further.  She is all about the picking up food with her fingers and eating it.  She HAS to pick up everything she eats now and feed it to herself.  You are no longer allowed to feed her, she does not like it and will yell at you until you let her do it, she is a big girl now after all.  I love all this new found freedom that she has discovered.  I really can not wait until what happens next in the eating department.  I just hopes that she starts to talk or sign or something instead of yelling at me when she wants more of something lol.

 

Ear Surgery

 

 

 

 

Paige had to have tubes in her ears almost 2 weeks ago.  I was surprised that I was not very nervous waiting for it to be over.  I think that once you go through a heart surgery, anything seems like a peace of cake compared to that.  Things went really well.  She did not have much fluid in her ears a before, so the ENT put in less invasive tubes in case of a build up over the winter months so we did not have to end back up in the hospital waiting to get them again. I am just glad that its over with and hope that they don’t fall out sooner then expected.

Someone looked a little groggy when she woke up from the local anesthetic, but she never cried like all the other kids in the surgery daycare.  She was happy and clapping and smiling at everyone that came by. 🙂  This is one tough kid.

After SurgeryOf course there is a little stair climbing video here that also happened in September and its fantastic 🙂