Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UpTate:10 Months

Double digits, eh?! I couldn't even tell you where the time has gone, it seriously has flown by. And yep, I totally say this every month. It's true though, where has the time gone?!

My maternity leave is coming to a close soon as I'm officially back to work on January 5th so I am cherishing every little moment and day with this awesome kid.

Here's what it looks like for Tate heading into month #10!
  • moved from the 8th to the 10th percentile for weight! ;) We're now sitting at 17.45 lbs 
  • started waving
  • repeats some sounds after us
  • went into nursery at Church for the first time
  • went to his babysitter's for the first time. She thankfully took him in a little earlier than January for a few days here and there with work
  • waves at Sadie every morning, and calls her "Ahhhh!"
  • his first tooth erupted (his 8-1 for my dental friends)
  • started giving kisses!
  • drinking water out of his sippy cup (he's not a huge fan of water just yet, though)
  • has developed some "attitude" or "personality" ;) such as hitting things and swatting things he doesn't like.
  • growls when I ask "What does Sadie say?"
  • high fives!
  • walks along furniture and pulls himself up (has perfected it since last month)
  • we have had to baby proof the electrical outlets
  • "throws" the ball back to Sadie (actually rolls it)
  • is obsessed with the  t.v. remote 
These monthly photos are getting harder and harder to get haha! This is what some of them look like, just being honest here. This kid is on the move and does not want to be on his back ;)
and one more because this little moose hat just kills me!

Love, love, love you!
xo

Monday, November 24, 2014

Get To Know You Quiz!

Mornin'! Monday mornin' at that! ;) This weekend was very low key, it consisted of a trip to Target and Chapters/Indigo, lots of playtime, Church, a gym trip for me and more playing with Tater Tot.
Happy 10 Months to this awesome little kid! 

Since we all love little survey/quiz type things, I thought I'd do up one of my own. Definitely feel free to take it for your own blog! There is no real rhythm to this quiz, just whatever came to mind ;)

1. What is your current occupation? What is your dream occupation?
Dental Hygienist. My dream occupation is to own my own company. You can thank Dragon's Den/Shark Tank for this inspiration. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head! 

2. Your current favourite song? 

3. Your most common nickname?
Heid or Heidi Ho 

4. Your guilty pleasure?
ice cream...a vanilla based with some chocolate and peanut butter throughout. Yep, I'm picky ha!

5. What goes in your morning java? Or tea? 
two milk if I am ordering it and a little half and half if I'm home

6. You have $30 for take out. What do you order?
Baan Thai or that vegetable dragon roll from Sushi Nami 

7. What is topping your Christmas list this year?
a little silver fingerprint charm for a necklace (T's little fingerprint, of course!)

8. One wish can be granted for you. What is it?
NYC Marathon and I have to add a second one in...to win a $1000 per week for 25 years (Set for Life lottery)

9. You can make a mean ______?
guacamole! 

10. What does your perfect Saturday morning look like? 
an early morning run, shower, coffee and then out with my little fam somewhere. 

11. After work snack? 
always a Cortland apple. 

12. Favourite form of exercise?
running or strength work (body pump or tabata HIIT type)

13. Best concert you've ever attended?
Matchbox 20 was amazing, best concert hands down. Even better than U2! 

14. Favourite city to visit?
San Francisco! 

15. Must-watch t.v show...
Good Wife, Homeland and Undercover Boss is pretty good! 

16. Costco sample that excites you the most?
pizza slices(!) and those tapioca puddings.

17. Do you have a pet? If so, what kind and what is the name?
two! Sadie the border collie and Maggie the half himalayan/half regular cat


18. Favourite personal hygiene product?
GUM expanding floss. It is the BEST  floss you can use, seriously! I am currently out and I have noticed a huge difference. I am using a regular waxed type right now and it doesn't even compare! I recommend it to most of my patients! 
19. Favourite shoe? 
Nike Frees 5.0! 
can't miss 'em! 

20. Biggest Christmas treat?
peppermint hot chocolates and toblerone bars


Be sure to answer some of these questions in the comments!
:)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Look At Tuesday

I love when Tina does a day in the life posts on her blog so I thought I'd copy her and do one on my blog, too. Everyday is so different because it totally depends on what time T decides to get up in the am. This particular day (Tuesday) was an early morning! Yesterday he didn't wake up until 8:30! :o

Here's what this past Tuesday looked like:

6:22 I hear T talking in his room. I hop out of bed and go get him. (Best part of my day, by far) I nurse him and we eat breakfast together. We're both huge fans of the sugar free oatmeal bake I made for the week. Coffee for me and pureed prunes for the boy.
He sure keeps me on my toes!

6:45 T goes in his exersaucer with some puffs (magical things, I tell ya) and I get all the garbage and recycling ready. Our garbage service can come so early in the am, so you gotta have it all ready to go.

7:00 Play with T and Sadie. Get T ready for the day and we play in his room for a while. My coffee goes in the microwave for the third time this am ;)

7:45 T is getting wicked tired and rubbing his eyes. I put him in bed and he falls asleep pretty much right away

8:00 I check the news, my e-mail and a couple of blogs. I Facebook some people for their mailing addresses and write out some Christmas cards.

8:15 Leave for the gym for spin class. This month is Member Appreciation Month at my gym company, so I am able to go to any club. I picked the top notch club because it's such a nice facility and they have rooms for every class. Sadly, my home club doesn't have a spin room. Sniff, sniff. On the plus side though, my gym is all women and doesn't have any macho men dropping weights :D

10:00 Leave the gym after spin class and get home to a happy little boy. I hang out with T for a while and then shower. Yup, showered after playing with my little man.


10:30 Little man goes down for a nap. I shower, get ready for the day and compile my grocery list

1:30 We leave for groceries and to sell K's iPhone 5. (this ends up taking a long time) T and I walk around Target for the hour and end up buying him a sun shade for the car window. I of course almost bought a lot of little outfits. I always end up putting things back. A "My First Christmas" outfit is clearly in order this year though

3:30 We leave the mall for groceries and realize he is due for his nap and wouldn't hold up to groceries so we skip them and stop for a burrito and burrito bowl. Mmm. I had to get no spice as I was going to be sharing mine with T. He loved the refried beans.

4:15 Stop at the country mart for some squash. It's local and inexpensive there!

4:30 Get back home and try to put T down for a nap. He sat and talked in his crib for a good half hour. No intentions of napping at all.

5:00 Get T from his crib and play with him. Nurse him and give him his dinner (oatmeal bake, bread and some grapes

5:00 to 7:30 Hang out, toss the ball to Sadie, do some dishes, etc. Kenny leaves for a work related event and Tate discovered the bottom drawer's contents. A bath for T happened in this time period, too. Bath time is a fave!

7:30 Nurse T, say a little good night prayer and put him into bed. I don't even think he cried, just right to sleep.

7:45 The cleaning bug hit me so I tidied up the living room and kitchen. Then I vacuumed, mopped and cleaned the upstairs bathroom. Hmm, why not do some laundry, too?!

8:00 Kenny gets back home and we download the Sunday episode of Homeland. Gahh, what a stressful episode. Awesome as always, but had me stressed out.

9:30 I write out some more Christmas card addresses, browse Pinterest for some time (i.e longer than I anticipated as per usual ha!) and start getting ready for bed.

11:00 Hop in bed. Zzzzzz.

What time do you usually get up in the am?
Coffee first thing in the am? Or tea?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UpTate: 9 Months

 I'm pretty late with T's 9 month update considering he'll be 10 months old on the 24th. Whoops, but better late than never, right? You'll be all "up-tated" come next week when I do his 10 month update!

So, 9 months has flown by and he is getting more fun every day.
Here's what he's been up to!


Little man did not want his pictures taken this time around. In fact, this is the only photo I got sans tears! Ha!

He:
  • pulls himself up
  • had his first cold:( 
  • still has no teeth, but is showing signs of teething
  • calls his Daddy "Bub"
  • crawls all over Sadie and pulls her hair
  • gets very excited over puffs
  • yells (with excitement) to any dog he sees
  • is in the 8th percentile for weight and 45th for height
  • had to get his crib lowered because he was getting too tall for the higher height
Love you, kiddo! 
xo

Monday, November 17, 2014

Leibster Award

Happy Monday mornin'! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was pretty relaxing and included a little birthday party for one of Tate's friends ;)  

Thanks to my pal Heather for nominating me for a liebster award :) She's the girl behind one of my favourite blogs, so go and check her out if you're not already a reader! 
There's a few questions that go with the Liebster award. I'm not actually sure what it means ha! I like the super cute logo and I love survey type questions. Be sure to answer them because it's fun to get to know you a little more! :)

1. What is your current health related goal?
My current health related goal is to get my achilles rested and healed up for spring time. 2015 will hopefully be my half PR year because 2014's goal came to a crashing halt with my injury. Insert crying face here. Also, NYC marathon is still on my goal list, perhaps that'll happen in '15 as well?

2. What is your biggest irrational fear?
My biggest irrational fear is rats and mice. So, rodents. I've seen two on our street in the last year and that was enough to make me scream and be super duper paranoid that they're in my house, yard, etc. They literally make me panic. 

3. Do you enjoy wrapping presents?
  I enjoy wrapping presents, yes, but they aren't exactly beauties when I'm finished;) I do up a mean gift bag though, ya know, the super cute taped-shut kind? Ha! Actually Target has helped me a ton in this department with their adorable bags and matching tissue paper. Just another reason to love Target, right?

4. What's your favourite cross training activity?
My fave cross training exercise is the cross trainer elliptical type machine at my gym. I'm not 100% sure of the name of it, but you can choose speeds from walking to running and different levels. You'll surely leave tired and sweaty if you pick an challenging level and speed! Swimming is something I am determined to make a part of my workouts. Mom and tot swims should be happening before I head back to work! 

5. If you came to visit me, we would:
  • go to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning
  • walk along the boardwalk from the market with our treats and coffee
  • go to Peggy's Cove for an hour or two
  • grab lunch somewhere, such as Rhubarb on the way back from Peggy's Cove? 
  • head down to Wolfville and go apple picking, maybe catch the Farmers Market there, too?!
  • show you around Wolfville and head out to the beautiful look out in the Canning area
  • head back to the city for dinner at our fave thai restaurant, or maybe our fave pizza place and then grab dessert at The Sweet Hereafter 
  • head back home for a more relaxing evening, wine and a movie? 
6. You have 2 weeks off of work and 2 round trip plane tickets to ANYWHERE. Where would you go and who would you take?Anywhere?! Fly to London for a couple of days, then Paris for a couple of days. From there, head to Switzerland, Austria and Italy for 10 days. I'd take Kenny I guess ha! ;)

7. What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you during a run or race?
Hmmm, not exactly sure? I remember scaring the crap out of an older gentleman on the trail around my house a while back. I didn't mean to and I felt terrible. Some of my race photos are pretty embarrassing!

8. Tell me the 3 best days of your life. Or at least the first 3 that pop into your mind.
  • When T was born! Seriously an overwhelming and awesome day! 

  • The day I ran my first full marathon. That was SUCH a fun day. Ran my race then we took off down the Coast of California and stopped in Monterey for the night. We went out for dinner, walked along their waterfront and went to Trader Joes' before crashing for the night. 

  • Our wedding!  
P.S Do yourself a favour and invest in a GOOD photographer, lol!!
9. Okay, you HAVE to eat a fast food meal. What restaurant would you choose and what would you order?
Does fast food include Chipotle?! Because you don't have to make me eat that! A chicken burrito bowl! Bad fast food? I love the asiago chicken burger from Wendy's and the hot dogs from Costco restaurant are delicious!

10. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Not sure that I have met a big time celebrity, but I lived a few houses down from LL Cool J, saw Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Kim Kardashian, Steve Carell, Imagine Dragons and others on late night show live tapings. 

11. A "no work out clothes" photo.
If I'm not in scrubs or work out clothes, it's safe to say I'll be in jeans and a sweater/cardigan. 

I nominate y'all! :)
Answer the questions and nominate a few of your fave bloggers! 

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