Monday, September 26, 2011


Well Munchkin had his first cold this weekend.  He woke up with it on Friday morning.  It's been a very mild cold which is good, but he's been a Mr. Grumpy pants on and off.  I think we got pretty lucky with this cold.

It's almost gone as far as I can tell and hopefully he will be back to normal soon.  He was pretty sleepy yesterday.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

An Appropriate Quote

Dear Robbie,

I friend shared this quote with me the other day.  I think it was written just for you:

"There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”

Christopher Robin, to Winnie the Pooh

You have proven over and over again how brave, strong and smart you are.  You are my little joy.  



Monday, September 19, 2011

The Zoo!

Today Robbie and I went to the Toronto Zoo for the first time together.  It was quite the trek to get there.  We took the TTC and it took about an hour and a half to get there.  We met up with a friend of mine and her son and walked around the zoo for the afternoon.  We saw lots and lots of animals.

Munchkin is probably a bit small for really enjoying the zoo, but my favorite reaction was of the orangutans.  He was very interested in this animated stuffed toy.

I don't end up going to the zoo very often but I think that particular Orangutan hangs out right there just checking out the people all the time.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Captain Four Teeth

Today tooth number 4 started to poke it's way out.  You can't see it, but you can feel it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Health Hurdles

We've been dealing with another health problem for our wee Munchkin for the past month or so.  It turns out he has a form of Epilepsy called Infantile Spasms.  This has probably happened in part because he was a preemie.  We'll know more in awhile as he had an MRI yesterday to have a look at his brain.

The good news about the Infantile Spasms is that he will grow out of them by the time he's about 2.  He's on medication that controls them so that is good.  The hard part is giving him the medication.  He hates it and we have to give it to him twice a day.  

Poor little guy just can't seem to get a break some days.  But we caught the spasms pretty fast and Sick Kids saw us super fast so we were able to get it under control quickly which is a good thing.   If you don't control the spasm a child can end up with some pretty severe mental delays.  

All of this has given us a clue to why his right arm (and to a certain extent right leg) aren't as advanced as his left side.  We've been getting a physical therapist to work with him and he's learning to use it.  It turns out that the root cause of all of this might be a little damage in the left side of his brain.  This is what the MRI is looking at.  Thankfully, because he's an infant he should be able to compensate for the damage.  Babies are very elastic that way.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Today my little Munchkin ate his first Cheerio.  He seemed to like it.  We'll have to try it again tomorrow.

He also tried beets today for the first time.  I don't think he was terribly impressed.  He decided to give the spoon back.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy 9 Month Birthday

Dear Robbie,

I can't believe you are 9 months old today.  It seems like you've been in my life forever yet it seems like you were born only yesterday.  You are a little ray of light in my life.  You are growing so fast and changing every day.  You desperately want to walk and talk, but you're just starting to figure out what you need to do to crawl. When you giggle it makes me so happy.  

Love Mom

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Walk of Hope

Today Robbie and I participated in the Walk of Hope (the Ovarian Cancer fundraiser).   It was a 5 K walk in around Riverdale Park.

Robbie did great on the walk.  He got his own T-Shirt and everything.  Even if it was a little big, it was still neat.  And I was glad he got one too as the forecast was saying COLD, so I put him in long sleeves and pants which were really not needed.  He was so cute swimming in his t-shirt.  

Here we are wearing my T-Shirt together.

Here's hoping that this is the first of many Walks of Hope we'll go on together.  I think I would like to make it something we do together every year.  I managed to raise $150 for the cause.  

More info is at the and my page is here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Well it would seem that going to the cottage means teeth. We came to the cottage for the weekend and lo and behold this morning we noticed that one of his upper teeth has started to poke through.

Not the one we were expecting though. We thought it would be one of the two top front teeth, but he seems to have gotten one off to the left.

Thankfully it didn't seem to bother him too much.

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