Wednesday, September 29, 2004

-Keir 2 Dada 0-
This won't be a long post but I felt i should share so here goes. Last night Clobered me in the nose with his little head, it was timed perfectly his head was coming up mine was going down. His forehead hit me right on the underneath of my nose. It almost brought a tear to my eyes, but Keir didn't even flinch! He looked up at me smiling and wondering why I was holding my nose. There was no blood but it still hurt, Keir 1 Dada 0
After the head-but incident it was time for Keir's bath, I got him all stripped down and brought him into the bathroom while Jen ran the bath for Keir. As we were waiting for the bath to fill up, I was holding Keir at my side, sudenlly my side felt very wet and warm. Keir was peeing on me! Keir 2 Dada 0.
I guess these happenings are the "secret joys" of being a parent!
Told you it would be short.
Take Care

Monday, September 27, 2004

Good Monday morning everybody! I can't say that Monday iis my favourite day of the week, but seeing as I have so few Mondays left with Keir before I go back to work, I've been trying to enjoy them as much as possible. Ewan was off to Peterborough this morning for some sort of workshop, so we hope he gets there in good time, and doesn't some how get snarled up in rush hour going there or coming home. Indian summer seems to be upon us, and we are enjoying the warm days before winter is upon us in the next couple of months. Gran and Grandpa Hardie were over for dinner last night, and enjoyed spending time playing with Keir before he was off to bed at 7:30 pm. Doug read Keir a bed time story which Keir thoroughly enjoyed, and he even helpred Grandpa turn the pages. I will figure out sooner or later how to include pictures with the posts, so I apologize for no visuals these last couple of weeks. Hope everyone out there is doing well.

Mama Hardie (aka Jennifer)

Sunday, September 26, 2004

It's been a beautiful weekend in this part of the country. Seems like the weather has been trying to make up for such a LOUSY summer. Nothing all that exciting going on in our world. Ewan is doing a marathon this Thanksgiving weekend, so that should be interesting. This morning he went on a 3 , yes I said 3 hour run to train . He was home before 10:00 am which was nice. Keir didn't see Ewan before he left, so when his Daddy came through the door, he was extremely excited! Keir is trying out new sounds, and shreaking in delight is one of them. His new favourite thing is to stand at the window, behind the curtain, and scream. It's all quite humourous to us, so we get a few chuckles out of it. Keir is also learning that he can make us laugh by drinking from his sippy cup and letting the water trickle out of his mouth, down his chin and onto his shirt. He'll repeat it until he's tired of it, then it's on to something else. He also waves good-bye while saying "Bye-bye", which is cute to his easily amused parents and grandparents. He loves to harass the cat, and the ever tolerant Cosmo has the patience of a saint while Keir tugs his fur and grabs his whiskers. His version of "kitty" comes out sounding more like "itty", but his enthusiasm is hilarious nevertheless. That's enough rambling from me for now. Until next time, I'm off to enjoy the remaining hours of this too short weekend.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Two post in one day, wow I guess I am trying to keep up with Jen!
My mum just brought a bunch of photos over that my dad had taken. So I thought I would share.
In no particular order:
Smiley Boy
Smiley Boy #2
Look Mom no hands
Keir at triathlon
A sunset photo my dad took
That all
Well as Jen said here are some new photos of Keir. Keir has started eat more solids. These photos are from this morning of Keir eating toast:

As Jen mentioned in her last post, I was at the dentist yesterday. I needed some small filling done to a couple of teeth. I DON'T LIKE THE DENTIST DRILL, THAT NOISE IS THE WORST NOISE IN THE WORLD. For curiosity sake, I wore my Heart Rate Monitor. My Heart Rate peaked right around 100BPM(beats per Minute). Normally it would be right around 50BPM. I can handle the needles and everything else involved in the dentists office, but when they start drilling I really start to stress, evident by my heart rate.
Anyway I have to go back for one last filling because they ran out of time and didn't want to freeze both sides of my mouth.
Thats all for now
Take Care

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Good evening all our faithful readers. Fall is in the air, and the days seem to be flying by. This could have something to do with the fact that I'm due back at work very soon, and I'm having anxiety attacks as well as fits of depression. On a lighter note, the weather has been beautiful, and before we know it Thanksgiving will be here. Keir is just as cute and sweet as always. Forgive us for not having posted any pictures recently, as our digital camera seems to eat batteries the way I devour chocolate. Ewan is just in from the dentist, and half of his mouth is frozen, so dinner tonight was interesting to say the least. I will try to get some new pictures in tomorrow. That is all for now in the exciting, nail-biting world of the Hardie family!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Goodmorning everyone! The weather here has gotten a little cooler over the last few days. Last week the temperature was in the 20's, and now we're into the low teens in the morning and evening. Fall is definitely in the air. Last night it was girl's night out on Elgin Street, and the new Moms were out to party. Well, not quite. I was home by 10:30. We were having a shower for one of the girls I work with as she is getting married next month, and is sure to be a beautiful bride. Two other girlfriends of mine who have recently had babies were also there, so needless to say, there was lots of talk of labours and epidurals, milestones and weight comparisons. I never thought in a million years that my whole life would center around one little person, but here I am, completely smitten. It's nice to know that everyone else going through the early stages of motherhood feels the same way. Ewan was on his own last night, and to be honest, I think was looking very forward to having a boy's night in with Keir. Everything went smoothly, and Ewan was asleep on the couch when I got home, and there wasn't a peep from Keir until 7 o'clock this morning. My Mom is on her way up to see us today. She always says she has to get her "Keir fix" for the week, as it makes her work week go faster. I should be on my way, as there is a ton of housework to be done for the house to be presentable. take care everyone until next time! Our thoughts are with all of you.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

This is day#2 of my blog posts, or whatever the heck you'd call it. Keir has officially had his second night of uninterrupted sleep from 8:00 pm. to 7:00 am. this morning. Ewan and I took advantage of our time together by falling asleep on the couch at 9:30. Such an energetic couple, I know. To be fair Ewan made a fabulous dinner for the two of us, and tried to slip onee past me by saying the fish he served was chicken. As some of you know, I have never been known to be a seafood lover. It all started when I was a little girl and watched my Dad scale a fish he'd caught in the lake. From that point on I can't help but feel a little sick from simply smelling fish cooking. Being the brave girl that I am, and with a little help from my friend in the form of a glass of wine, I took the plunge and ate ALL the fish. It wasn't so bad, and I actually enjoyed it on its bed of tarragon and grapes, with a scattering of feta and splash of balsamic vinegar. Ewan also made a delicious lentil soup full of spices and a smigen of heat from a chili pepper, topped with a dollop of coconut cashew chutney. The ultimate divine end to our dinner? A delectable bowl full of Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk icecream. Enough said, it was decadent. We started to watch a movie that we rented almost a week ago, but lo and behold, my eyes started to close, and I just couldn't stay awake any longer. It was off to bed for me, and Ewan wasn't far behind. Another splendid Friday night of drama and intrigue in the Hardie household. I'm supposed to go out tonight for a bridal shower of a girlfirend I work with, but I'm not sure how long I'll hold up past nine o'clock. We're off to do some groceries this morning, so that's all for now.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Hello folks! Mama Hardie is finally here. I got tired of informing Ewan of his various grammatical and spelling errors, so I've decided it's about time I entered some posts of my own. After all, in baby matters, Moms and Dads seem to have differing opinions about various "baby" issues. For example, Ewan had stated in the previous post that only smart babies play with the pots and pans. What I had actually heard from watching that terribly educational program "The View" was if you want your kids to be intelligent, don't go and buy a zillion toys and videos. Their creativity wil be encouraged by simply playing with everyday household items like the pots and pans. Onto other subjects, my going back to work has been on my mind recently. As poor Ewan and Phyllis can tell you, I've been a sobbing mess off and on for the last several weeks. Just thinking about leaving Keir is enough to send me into weeping convulsions. To make matters worse, I'm probably not going to go back to my original job. I feel like I really haven't known what to do with my life in regards to school and a career. My job as a dental assistant was just supposed to be a temporary occupation until I grew up and decided what I really wanted to do. Seven years later, and here I am still doing the same thing. Having a baby has made things so clear for me, particularly now that I'm contemplating going back to work. I definitely want to go back to school. As Ewan keeps saying, all we have to do is win the lottery so that I can be at home with Keir, and go to school. Ewan can fulfill his dream of training for an Ironman, and everything will be peachy! Back to the real world, and my dilemma of being a wife, mother and student seems to be a dream that's out of reach for the time being. As this reality sets in, I must take advantage of every moment I get to spend with our precious little boy. It doesn't seem fair that I have to choose between a paycheque and my son, but I also know that this is something thousands of women have to do everyday. In the end I simply have to count my blessings, and be grateful for our healthy, beautiful boy, and the fact that I've been able to be at home with him for almost a year. I must go, as Ewan is trying to make dinner and look after Keir on his own. Oh yes, I also must remind him to pick up a lottery ticket tomorrow morning!

Monday, September 13, 2004

-Pots and Pans-
Again I must apologize for not being more consistant in updating the page, I was away at a conference last week so things were very compressed last week and I didn't have much spare time.
As I just mentioned, I was away last week for 3 days(2 nights) and it was the first time I was away from Keir. As you could expect it was very hard (although the 8hrs of uninterrupted sleep was nice!). Keir was very good for his mommy while I was away so that made it a little easier, but it was still very hard to not be able to see him for such an extended period of time.
Keir's latest things is that he loves to play with the pots and pans in the kitchen. He pulls open the drawer and empties it out and rattles them around, he can sit there for minutes at a time with a huge smile on his face. Jen read somewhere that only smart/creative kids play with the pots and pans, I am not sure how accurate that is but he sure does enjoys those pots and pans.

That is all for now

Take Care