Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's the Thought that Counts ...

I planned a surprise evening out for Justin.  Now that I'm in the 2nd trimester and feeling like a human again, I wanted to take the time to show him how much I appreciate all that he does for our family.

Maklin was sleeping over at Lulu & Buba's (Grandma & Grandpa's), and Justin and I were:
  • going for dinner
  • movie
  • nice hotel
  • breakfast option of brunch out or room service in
  • massages
  • mini golf
A full nearly 24 hours of fun that Justin found out about from a written invitation he was delivered at work, day of.

Unfortunately, things didn't go quite as planned.  It seems date night was the perfect time for me to contract Maklin's flu bug, and I spent the night throwing up / sleeping on the floor in the hotel bathroom.  Good times.  Justin's taking care of me again ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When it Rains it Pours ...

Maklin has not 'recovered' from the flu ... however he no longer has a fever.  This means the Dr. was comfortable going ahead with his scheduled eye surgery.  Maklin was put under general anaesthetic this morning in order to have his tear ducts probed and irrigated.

Little tiny hospital gowns are kind of cute ...

What a trooper!  Even though this is very minor surgery (literally takes minutes) the whole thing is pretty scary for a little guy.  Mak did amazing, and the surgery was a success!!

On to recovery ...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Events

Last minute, we decided to make the road trip to Shaunavon to surprise my family for Easter.  We had a great time visiting ... and eating.  It was the first time our entire family (Grandparents down) on my Dad's side had been all together in several years!  :)

We also spent a lot of time on the farm with the animals ... Maklin was in heaven!!

Yes -- that is a dog bigger than the lamb!

As the drive is 9 hours, we split it up both directions.  Happy baby = happy parents.  This meant that the drive home was going to be jumping in the car directly after eating Easter dinner on Sunday and making our way to Strathmore (halfway home).  Unfortunately, mid-afternoon Sunday, Maklin got the flu.  He was acting a bit off, and crawled up into my lap with a book.  I just finished saying that I thought he felt quite warm, when he puked all over me.  SO very thankful that I was past the worst of my morning sickness, or I might have thrown up on him in response!

Of course we're in small town Saskatchewan on Easter Sunday ... which means we have no way of getting any Infant Tylenol (apparently you do need to pack EVERYTHING just in case ...).  Big thanks to cousin Linda a few doors down who had one dose left and was glad to share!

We did head out, making it to Medicine Hat where we stopped to buy more Tylenol.  While I was in the store, Maklin threw up all over himself and his car seat.  I came out to find Justin changing Maklin on the tailgate of the truck.  I turned around and headed back into the store for cleaning supplies!  One hour later we're cleaned up, settled, and back on the road.  No pictures ... although I wish I would have taken one of him all bundled up in his jammies wrapped in a blanket and sitting in the back seat while we cleaned up his carseat.  He was SO tired and sad ... how is it possible that he could look SO sweet and adorable at the same time???

Thankfully, we made it to Strathmore with no more issues, and managed to get Maklin down for the night.  His fever broke by morning ... but he was still sick for a few more days.

Poor little man!

Friday, April 15, 2011


This didn't end up being as bad as it showed initial promise for ... thankfully.

Maklin has had a number of bumps/bruises in this learn to walk/run phase ... obviously.  This particular bump wasn't really any more traumatic than others ... just hit the right spot.

Friday, April 8, 2011


My blog ... although a representation of key stuff in the lives of my family in general ... is really about our son Maklin.

This is about to change: from here on in we'll be recording events of both of our children!

Justin and I are very excited to announce that we are expecting a second baby this fall.  Our due date is October 21st -- two days before Maklin's birthday.  So our kids will be almost exactly 2 years apart.

This is also why there hasn't been a post for a while ... trimester 1 = nausea and exhaustion, leaving little room/time/energy for blogging.