Morning recap – so much poop

A few days ago, Luca’s daycare had to cut him off food because he was eating SO. MUCH. (Possibly a growth spurt?)

Today I found out where all of it went.

I smelled his butt and figured it needed a change. I put him on his change table, opened his nappy and SO. MUCH. POOP.

The smell was overwhelming.

The more I wiped the more it smeared. If I had hooks I could have hung him from and hosed his butt I would have. A bath wouldn’t have saved him; it had to be wiped and sprayed.

He kept trying to put his hands in it, so then I was fighting his hands and the ever-expanding smear poop. It was messy. [...]  read more

2018 second quarter review (one second a day)

Halfway through the year already! It’s time for a visual break with this short video. It’s my usual one second a day, which I’m doing better at remembering videos more often instead of pictures.

Videos are way more interesting right?

Some highlights:

  • The commonwealth games
  • Another 3 months of my baby’s development
  • Getting back into running again
  • A run of bad health (including one hospital visit for Luca and one for myself)
  • Entering an obstacle course race with some friends and family
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    Running, sleep and me time

    This week there’s been a shift in the air. I’m probably going to jinx it, but everything seems to be going well. I feel rested, energetic, motivated, and in love with my husband. My baby has given me a good sleep. My running training is on track.

    I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. I feel like “me”.

    There’s a big disclaimer here. It’s not that I hate my life or anything. It’s just been a really trying time for a while now. I still plan on writing about some of the more personal things, but we’ll come back to that later. [...]  read more

    The one in which Luca gets baptised

    At the risk of jinxing things, we are finally seeing a bit of health at Kelly’s World! We’re over the gastro, Luca didn’t get it and he seems over his cold. Ive still got a bit of a cough from my chest infection but for the most part it’s gone. My only niggle that remains is my ear. I’m glad we’re mostly healthy though because we had a big event planned this past weekend which would have been a pain if we had to cancel.

    It was Luca’s baptism.

    Now, I don’t know where everyone stands on the religious thing, and to be honest, it’s not for me to judge. It’s for each individual to figure out. I respect all religious choices. For me personally, I’m not overly religious. I was raised a catholic, but I never go to church. [...]  read more

    Things I appreciate more after gastro

    Baby in a hospital cot

    We haven’t been on a great health streak here at home. I actually started wondering at some point if our house was just a cesspool of bacteria, but reminded myself that my son has just recently started daycare. The sorts of germs and bugs he would be exposed to there and bring home is surely the cause of our health woes.

    In the past few weeks we’ve had:

    • Viral infection (Luca and Mario)
    • Colds (all of us)
    • Chest infection (me)
    • Ear infection (me)
    • Gastro (Mario and I, while dealing with both the chest and ear infection on my part mind you)

    Right now Mario is still getting over what we thought was gastro, but seems to be a viral infection too, since it’s taken days for him to kick it where I was done after 24 hours. [...]  read more