Saturday, April 24, 2010


That's what it is to re-organize a toddler’s room. I've been meaning to organize Aaron’s toys for a while. I bought some clear plastic storage bins with drawers for his toys and organized them into hot-wheels, larger vehicles, Duplo, Mega blocks, animals & little people, noisy toys and a random blocks & balls that don't have a home. And I am not even that organized of a person to say the least. I am trying to change this; one room at a time.

Yesterday afternoon took the time to do this. I had a waste of time job interview was PO'd and PMSing and went to town on Aaron's drawers clearing out his clothes that he has out grown, bagged them ready for storage or donation. Then I organized his toys, and re-arranged his room. The current set up isn't functional. We have a huge rocking chair in there which Eric thinks it needs to go, but I use every night when he wakes up to give him a bottle should he need it or just a cuddle. One thing that drives me nuts about Aaron’s room aside from being too small is that there is only ONE ELECTRICAL OUTLET in the entire room. Yes you read right that's how old our house it. (Don't even get me started on only having one electrical outlet in my kitchen.) So we have to work around having access to said outlet. Last night Aaron finally discovered it, which we had hidden ever so cleverly behind his crib which I just pull out to get access too as he has hardwood floors in his room.

Since I've organized his room I am hell bent on painting it as I am tired of the pale green motif which is more suited to an infant. I want it be suited to a little boy. I was full on prepared to do it tomorrow, but Eric pointed out we still haven't gotten word if were moving to Ontario or not so there isn't a point in the next few weeks. So I wait a few more weeks, which is the life of a not quite military wife. Oh Ottawa how I love thee.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Where the Hell Have I Been?

I let my old domain expire. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it and after mulling it over I decided to not renew it. I had it for a year, I blogged on it for 8 months. It was a catchy name but sadly it didn't catch on. It isn't as though I had a huge following and I decided it wasn't an expense I wanted to endure being a SAHM and it wasn't in our family budget.

I took a little hiatus from blogging but I haven't stopped reading. I'll just blog at these digs as they're pretty comfy.

Aaron turned 2 recently; I don't know where the time has gone. It flew. We spend our days visiting friends, going to play groups, parks and sometimes staying in and relaxing and watching a little TV. Life with a 2-year-old is interesting. Aaron is constantly testing our limits and doesn't seem to get it. We do need to be more consistent with him I will say. He just doesn't seem to understand consequences and actions. His latest thing is pulling up a chair to counter, sink or TV when he wants something that is out of reach or wants to be including in what Eric and I are doing.

He loves to "help" with the dishes which sometimes make a simple task that much harder to accomplish. He likes to takes things and drop them from the drying rack to the sink and vice versa. I don't mind when he does this with plastics and spoons and forks I save the sharps for last and take the chair away but it doesn't make for a safe situation when he does this with plates or bowls. Sometimes we end up yelling at him for his safety and I just don't know if it's worth the fight. On one hand I want him to feel included but I want to ensure his safety as ho doesn’t' yet understand the concept that we don't drop glass. I'm at a stalemate with this one.

Today when Aaron and I were taking the bus home from playgroup I passed my old work and a random thought crossed my mind. I wondered where I physically was when Aaron's conception took place (as in when Eric's sperm and my egg met) and also where I was when Aaron implanted himself to my uterine wall. I know completely random but I've been reminiscing about the past. Was I on Nova Scotia? PEI? New Brunswick? We were on vacation back east when I hit the 4 week mark before I found out I was pregnant.

Part of me is starting to want a second child, we discuss it but we both know where not ready emotionally or financially. When I see a newborn my ovaries start to twitch. I am looking into a new method of contraception as I am tired of being on the pill. I am tired of pumping hormones into my body. I am almost certain that I am going to get an IUD almost certainly the Mirena. (Yes I know there is hormones in this one but it's limited to my uterus) It is pricey around $350-$400. It's good for 5 years, but if we decide to have another child in 2 two to three years it seems like a waste of money. I've though of the copper IUD and they scare the shit out of me as I don't look forward to 2-3 months of increased cramping around my period. (And I had a friend get pregnant with it)

One reason I want to stay on the pill is completely in vain but I have clear skin when I’m it. When I am not on the pill I can get some wicked acne and I’m not talking about a few pimples but I get ones that are hard as rocks that start deep under my skin and their painful. So I’m at another stalemate. Pill vs. IUD.

The medical professional who would be inserting my IUD it is very experienced and I've discussed my concerns with her. Have any of you used any IUD's and do you have any feedback? You're input would be most welcome.