when Flora was 3 weeks old, our midwife discovered one of her hips was "clicking" during the routine newborn exams - which if you're new to this like I was at the time, clicks can be a sign of hip dysplasia... despite the fact that I actually had hip dysplasia as an infant as well but I had never really heard much about it from my parents. so as it turns out, This is a pretty common and treatable condition - caused most often by breach birth (because of baby's position in the womb) or passed on through genetics. our midwife kinda waved it away when she mentioned that normally the clicks normally firm up as the ligaments grow and harden, but that she was going to refer us to the specialist at any rate. We visited the specialist at 4 weeks who confirmed the clicks and then at six weeks old we were told that she'd need treatment.
Somehow we're nearly half-way through the summer and Flora Grace is two months old. yesterday I realized I haven't slept more than a two-hour stretch since May 21 and I guess it's starting to show: last week I put the pay-and-display parking slip in my back pocket instead of the front dash. Crossing my fingers that month three means a longer stretch - we can do this baby girl!!
stopped folding laundry during June's naptime the other day when I realized I will actually never catch up - seriously, there will just always be laundry in the bin and more likely laundry in the dryer waiting to be folded. This is either a good realization to make ... or dangerous one considering I just might give up trying to keep up all together ;) Anyway, it was a good moment to do so because I stopped and also realized that I can't really take enough pauses at this stage.
She's here! Baby Flora Grace made her grand entrance into the world on Monday evening with fireworks and everything (the perks of being born on Victoria Day!), and it seems so appropriate for this beautiful little girl who is stealing all of our hearts. I just can't stop pinching myself for how lucky we feel; I'm so overwhelmed with love seeing my *girls* together (
After weeks of little piles all over our bedroom, June's room, the hallway and the spare room, we've finally jostled all the furniture around, found a spot for the crib and put together a nice little corner for baby Kelly to come home to. And in the nick of time I swear; I spent all my last crazy pregnant woman cards scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees yesterday. The nesting has reached an all time high so I'm thinking it can't be long now! Although... who knows.
Hey hey, it's the first of MAY! I can't believe it really. I remember back in January when May seemed *SO FAR AWAY* ... it's like I blinked and somehow we warped here. And yet, we are so far from being "officially ready" for this baby (the baby's car seat is still sitting in a box in our garage) but at the same time I'm "so ready!" ifyouknowwhatimean. minus that whole car seat thing which we really need to get on...... I'm somewhere in between a healthy dose of excitement + fear for life with "two" and what that means in terms of grey hairs and wrinkles ;)
i can't possibly be the only one who has this sort of meloncholy feeling that summer is quickly slipping behind us? between labour day safely back there as in "last weekend" and the kids filling the schoolyard across the street, i can't understand how we are already here again! a new year beginning - i've never been able to shake the "back to school" is the beginning of the year thing... no matter how many years i've been out!
i made the commitment to not get caught up in things "to do" this summer but i did have two small items that i just can't live with myself if i don't actually finish before labour day hits - because honestly, june's going on 15 months in september and i didn't go through the motions of setting up this photo shoot every month (....ok, like every month and a half...)
I seemed to have forgotten that there are only 30 days in April. And all of a sudden it was May. At the risk of sounding super cheesy, I like the possibility that May holds. It's time to plant. It's time to watch stuff grow. It's June's last month of her first year and we're going to plan a birthday party. We're looking at some holidays and planning out the summer. It feels like a good month to regroup and reprioritize.
Wow we’ve had a lot of rain in the past 24 hours!! On Saturday night I took the dog for a walk around 9 pm and it was almost warm enough to open my jacket. The christmas lights, the huge puddles and the warm weather just have me so confused about what time of year it is. (It doesn’t help that I have to consult my phone on a regular basis to see what day of the week it is. Motherlife, am I right?!)
know I haven't blogged in forever but I couldn't let today go by without marking it somehow! In case this wasn't obvious, the logistics of blogging are significantly more complicated with an infant. Never before have I wanted to blog more - to write it all down so my foggy, sleep deprived brain remembers the details- and never before have I been less able to find five minutes to do so! I hope that changes because there really are so many things I want to say.