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Last weekend we went to Toronto Island, I just haven’t had time to go thru the pictures until now. One of Kingston’s Bestest friends had her 2nd Birthday Party there, our plan was to go to Centerville (the kiddie amusement park and petting zoo) after lunch, but our Kingston loves his schedule and could not stay awake a moment past 1PM. The ferry ride to and from the island and the restaurant by the water was amusement enough for Kingston.
Kingston LOVES water and LOVES any sort of vehicle. There is always a bunch of boats and other ferrys on lake Ontario, and alot of planes flying from the island airport, so he was in all his glory!
I love how the smallest and simplest things are the biggest hit with kids. :)
So the baby swing/bouncer I was wanting and raving about, see here we went to go buy it today. Turns out it hasn’t actually been relased in Canada yet, something about it still going thru the safety standards testing or something, or so the sales associate told me.
So we bought a regular ‘graphically loud’ swing, It is small enough, moves enough (I hope) for Harlow to relax and the graphics are at least cute. Too bad about the Mamaroo, but our wallet is thankful that it’s not available.
My daughter Harlow is 3 weeks old now, and I still find that when we are out and about, people are stopping to “ooooo” and “awww” at the kids and are utterly SHOCKED that we are out. Even though it’s been 3 weeks we still get the look of shock and people telling us “WOW! Your our already, Good for you!!”. We were out 24 hours after birth, and at the park on her 2nd day old, going for walks, grocery shopping, at the mall, and playing at the park every day following. People looked at us like we were totally crazy doing everything we would normally do. But why would things change, this is now our normal life to be a family of 4.
It’s crazy to think that times have changed that much, that people used to stay inside for the first few weeks even months after birth, or at least from what I’m told. I cannot imagine!! I get cabin fever very easily, and so does my son. Also we live in a big city with lots to do, and we have to walk or take the subway to get there, so no matter what we have to be “out”. I personally feel all the activity and movement has helped speed up, the after birth healing process. But I’m sure in actuality everyone is different and every pregnancy/postpartum is different, inturn healing is different for everyone.
Lately the majority of the comments I get are “Your out with 2 by yourself!? Your brave!!” I think I am just lucky to have a well behaved toddler, or at least a toddler who is shy in public so doesn’t like to throw tantrums or fits in public (not always that well behaved see here). And really with a toddler in tow I cannot just stay indoors, it feels and is now normal, to be out with 2.
I’m sure alot of other moms get the same “WOW! Your out already!?”, but everytime I hear it, I am in awe of how the cliche term “times have changed” really is true.
My household has been over come with sore throats, boogers, sneezes and coughs. My poor newborn baby girl, Harlow is having a hard time with it, poor thing just doesn’t know what to do with the green caterpillars coming out of her nose and all the sneezing. Lucky for her, she will be over this cold in a couple days because of all the antibodies in my milk. But until then, The poor thing is so uncomfy!
My toddler thankfully is an old pro! Thanks to daycare he has a pretty strong immune system and gets over colds in a flash. Now that he is out of daycare and has been thru the 6 months of CONSTANT colds, he is usually just a carrier, so Harlow and I will most likely be sick alot, I wasn’t really expecting all 3 of us to be sick at once. Better then all 4 of us!
We all just need some sleep, easier said then done. Being up with a sick newborn feeding every hour for comfort and sitting up all night to keep her head elevated are not the best sleeping conditions for mom. A couple days and it will be all over and better, just a shame we had to postpone our visit to the zoo today. But I’m sure the animals would thank us for not coming.