Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Last Day

It's the last day of 2008 and I am very proud to say that I kept my New Years resolution! I did not get pregnant. Yay for me. I made this resolution when I was 38 weeks pregnant and after two scares earlier on I was ready to not be pregnant for a good long while. Phil enjoyed this resolution very much!

And now that this year is drawing to a close, I wonder what my new resolution would be. Should I be a better mother, wife, person? No, I try to do that all the time. Sometimes succeed, More times fail. (Stop being so hard on yourself.)

There we go. I resolve to stop beating myself up. No more mommy guilt (and crying) over Izzie bonking her head, wife guilt over staying at home while my husband works long hours.

This should make things interesting. I think this will be the hardest resolution to keep.

I hope everyone has a good time tonight and a wonderful 2009.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ode to Camilia

Oh Camilia, you are the best
You help us out when the baby needs rest
You calm the pain of the teething
And stop the sounds of endless seething
I love you, Camilia, you should know
Now lets buy some more of you, uh....yo.

Today Izzie has been having a rough day. Her 8th tooth is coming in, and she is unable to sleep. Has made the day pretty interesting.

She always has a tooth come in when she reaches a milestone. Right now it's learning to walk. Before that, crawling. Before that, commando crawling. Before that, rolling. Izzie didn't crawl before she was 11 months. She much preferred rolling. She'd butt shuffle to the position she wanted and rolled. It was the cutest.

And now she's walking along walls, so close to the first steps she will take on her own. We are now 3 days away from her first birthday and I am reminded of the moment her first teeth broke through. She's not my little baby anymore.

Aw, that made me sad. Let's cheer up a bit. There once was a girl from Nantucket...

Monday, December 29, 2008

My First Blog

Hello all, here I am writing my first blog. Yes, I am a bit behind the times. So prepare yourself. It will be poorly edited, and have a few spelling and grammar mistakes. However, I think it will be interesting. And isn't that what a blog should be all about?

So enough about how immature my blogging is. I should write about who, what, where and why I am. No "how" in this one. That's a whole other posting.

My name is Allyson, and I am a new-ish stay at home mother to a lovely little monkey. She, who I will call Izzie, is beautiful, fun, interesting and a wonderful home companion for my everyday life. She was born on Jan 2nd, 2008. Her 1st birthday is in a few days. And she is often mistaken for a boy. Lack of hair will do that to you. I was bald till I was 4, so I should know.

I am married to a gentleman named Phil. Now if you ask anyone who knew me before I got married, I'm pretty sure they thought I would be the last to do so...if ever. I was never very traditional in that sense. And that's putting it mildly. Phil is from the U. S. and we met in the town we now live in, Winnipeg. He is everything you could wish for in a husband. Kind, loving, funny, thought provoking and tight with the purse strings. He also lies to me in the best of ways. ("Honey, you're always beautiful!")

Moving on. We all live in the land of Winnipeg. The center of Canada. The land of extremes. Where the temperature can drop to below -40 degrees Celsius and go above plus 30 degrees Celsius. Where the winter is a dry kind of cold and the summer is a humid kind of hot. It also has the most restaurants per capita, or something like that. Sure we may be the murder capital of Canada this year, but we've been the Slurpee (frozen slush drink) capital for as long as I can remember. And we're only the murder capital because it's per capita. And I'm sticking to that.

I think that's the who, the what and the where. Now we land on the why. I have decided to start a blog for many reasons. Neither Phil nor I live close to family. The closest is my mothers side of the family, including my mother, who live in Kenora, Ontario which is 2 hours away. Phil's family live in the States. So, I thought this would be a great way of keeping in touch. Also, I am a stay at home mother. And though I love being at home with Izzie, and wouldn't change it for the world, it gets a little lonely. Especially in that negative 40 degree weather I was talking about earlier. Therefore, this is also my way of expressing myself.

And that's the gist of it. And the end of my first blog. Huzzah, I am done! I think congratulations are in order. I think I'm going to help myself to a left over Christmas cookie.