Saturday, 17 September 2011

9 months

Mickey will be 9 months on the 1st of October...oh my!

It seemed like the longest time when I was pregnant ha but now he's born it's gone so fast haha cliche as that is.

He's just learned how to commando crawl and is picking up speed and getting into a lot of mischief


He's sitting on his own now and started dancing to music.  CUTE

It's all go! He's also talking a lot more he copies me he even clicks his tongue when I do.  I don't know why I make that sound at him but he seems to think it's funny hahaha the silly things I do to make him laugh hahaha

Anyway now I look at newborn babies and feel a bit sad.  It's all exciting of course I have so much to look forward to with Mickey learning and changing all the time but I don't want him to grow too fast.....housework, errands etc everything comes after Mickey I never take a moment for granted but time is going quickly and I don't want to miss a thing <3

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Currently

Reading: No Logo by Naomi Klein
Listening to: Beast Wars
Watching: No T.V for me! Last movie I saw was The Outlander
Eating: Licorice mm

Sunday, 21 August 2011

phone photos

FIRST PHOTO I TOOK SO I HAD MY BABY AS MY WALLPAPER

TAKEN BY MY BOYFRIEND WHO ISN'T AS CLEVER AS I BEHIND THE CAMERA :-P NO SMILE FROM MICKEY

TAKE 2 - GOING TO SMILE MICKEY?...
THESE PHOTOS HAVE MY BOYFRIEND IN AND I LOVE THEM BUT OBVIOUSLY I'VE CROPPED HIM OUT IF I'M PUTTING THEM ON MY BLOG HE'D KILL ME OTHERWIZE HAHA SO THESE AREN'T THE BEST VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL PHOTO HAHAHA

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Rainy days

I don't know what to do on these rainy days.  I feel sorry for Mickey being stuck inside.  We have the smallest house (3 weeks until we're moving) he has the smallest play area..he has HEAPS of toys but just having tummy time and changing the toys around occasionally can't be that stimulating.

What to do.  What to do.  What to do.

  • We've not had any playdates because noone wants to leave the house.
  • We can't go out walking in the stroller in this weather
  • Gymbaroo will start back up again next Wednesday so that's something fun  :-)
  • I've not taken Mickey to the creche at the gym it's a bit spency and he doesn't like it and it's very hard to work around his schedule plus he's going through a clingy phase, at least at gymbaroo I can stay and play with him.  Mummys boy.  Secretly I love this
  • We read books.
  • We listen to music and sing and dance and play with rattles etc
  • Lots of tummy time with his toys
  • We go for car rides.  I know that doesn't sound that good for him but he does like being in the car and it's good for me
  • We play little games like peek-a-boo and just general playing bouncing up and down and whatever gets smiles and giggles. 
  • Cuddles and kisses!
When his Dad comes home  he is SO EXCITED AND HAPPY! Because he loves his Dad of course and also because I think he's a bit sick of me.

I don't want to be one of those Mums that sits their child infront of the TV I want to play games that are fun and encourage learning.  When he's older we can be crafty.  But, at 7 months, what to do what to do what to do.  Hrm.

Fluffy bunny


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

HERE I AM

Trying to catch up with technology

New phone: 0275101135 it's HTC Sensation I wouldn't have a clue how to use it.

Also on twitter now. No idea how to use that either!
http://twitter.com/#!/katiesenior1


x

Monday, 15 August 2011

SourPuss

I'm cutting a lot of people out of my life right now.  Negative or "toxic friends".  Those who don't want the best for me or who bring me down...

I don't think it's worth the energy to work on those relationships that don't make me smile

GOODBYE

This feels good I don't know why I didn't do this earlier!

xo
SourPuss also have the best clothes.  Luckily I don't have credit card access.  http://www.sourpussclothing.com/

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Snow in Wellington

I've never been in the snow before...this made me go outside and squeal with delight heh  :-D



Saturday, 13 August 2011

PJ play




Muesli with Apple

I'll do it myself!




Back/ribs

Here's a photo of my back tattoo that is still underway.  Seems to take forever..probably because I'm a big wimp and will only do 2 hour sittings.  I miss Mickey too much! Also, tattoos fucken hurt! Ha












Looking sore and swollen.  Looking a bit messy! Still need to colour the tiger colour the roses top right and on the right near my ribs in that gap (there is a flamingo on my ribs you can't see from this angle) add some bright flowers and bamboo.  One day it will end.....

I really only want to finish my back and my other arm.  Then fix up a tattoo on my foot, by adding rubies, and my thigh, by adding a zombie pin-up then no more tattoos.  END.

Loving right now:

  • Cotton on Body.  Cheap but cute lingerie, work out and casual gears.  I'm all about it! They even have a zebra in the store...how could it not be winning.
  • Colour! For someone who usually dresses in all black I'm looking very colourful lately.  Clashing colours.  Not quite Nicki Minaj but I feel wearing trackies a singlet and hoodie isn't so bad when it's mashed pink, leopard print, turquoise and purple haha
  • Cleaning out my wardrobe and selling old clothes.
  • Having the time to read books again
  • Horrible Bosses.  Hilarious movie
  • Mickey nearly crawling
  • Mickey saying MUM
  • Oh you know everything M related!!!!! 
  • Running.  I've hated it for years but started forcing myself to slowly jog and now I'm getting into it.
  • Cherry cola and lollies.  Not healthy I know I thought I'd kicked my soda and candy habit but I haven't..this is why I run isn't it...childrens treats.  
  • Dancing around like a dork.  Joke dancing.  Hahaha
  • Having events on to look forward to.  My social life has been lacking lately so I'm loving making new friends and going out doing new fun things.
xoxox

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Currently

Reading: The Passage by Justin Cronin
Listening to: Kitty Daisy and Lewis
Watching: E! news
Eating: bittersweet peanut slab mmm

Today is the last day I'm 25.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Photos from the weekend

Everywhere we go strangers stop me to tell me how cute Mickey is!
Some people even want to touch his hair..which I find weird..I'd never be all over a baby I've never met  :-/

But he is CUTE I can't argue with them there.  I find it a bit overwhelming though I don't like all the attention and people looking/talking.  Even though it's not me, it's him, and it is all positive compliments.  It's weird...

I'll get used to it I guess I'm used to going unnoticed 























Tigger.  We have a matching hat with ears and on his bottom is a tail. 
Thanks Mum































You make every day the best day of my life   xoxox

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Fashion

Any time I go shopping with an idea in my head of how I want my new outfit to look...I end up buying something for Mickey ha and not even looking for myself haha.

Luckily my amazing Mum thought of me and bought me this cardi for my birthday.  I love it!

Doesn't she have FABULOUS taste



































Bag, black thermal underneath, earrings and belt all from The Warehouse.  Jeans from Wild Pair on special.

I like it simple.  I wont spend over $50 on myself that entire outfit is under $50 in total.  Not including the cardigan of course because that was a gift.

Thank you!!!!!

What do you call this look..budget chic.  Hahaha

xo

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Stats

It's time to step up my training!

I started back at the gym when Mickey was 6 weeks (very gently) but my milk started to dry up so I eased off..I've been training but it hasn't been regular enough and I haven't progressed much.  I've more been doing it as time to myself.

I stepped on the scales tonight...
Height: 169cm
Weight: 56kgs
BMI: 19.8
Fat%: 23.4%

There's a starting point.

I don't really care what I weigh, I wouldn't mind losing a couple of kilos, it's more about shape.  Toning.

Also aerobic fitness I scored a 3/5 on a bike test that monitored my heart rate.  I don't know how reliable that is though I had to do the test a few times because it was skipping all over the place and had my heart rate really high at one stage when it definitely wasn't.

Goals to work toward
That bike test I'd like a 4/5 or I'd rather a different aerobic fitness test.
Body fat I'd like 20% which would mean losing 2kgs
Want to increase all my weights, my lower body is strong but my upper body isn't, will be working on that.  Working on my left side as well I'm a bit unbalanced from carrying Mickey around
Sleep easier
More energy
All those general benefits that follow being healthy

I'll check back on this update in 6 weeks time

Monday, 11 July 2011

Interests

I checked into facebook this morning to see what my friends got up to over the weekend while I was away..and it got me thinking...I have a love/hate relationship with facebook.

I don't care so much about the privacy issues I'm an open book (obviously I wouldn't have a blog if privacy bothered me) the love part is I can keep up with friends easily especially those not in Lower Hutt.  The hate is how much time it takes up.  This "checking in" took nearly an hour, while Mickey was napping.  Not so productive.  Not very personal either if keeping up is only liking a photo of them from a party I missed.  I'd be better off calling or at least writing an email  :-/

Anyway what does this have to do with the title interests.
Looking at the photos I realize how much I've changed since becoming a Mum.  I don't drink anymore which I wish I'd stopped earlier but I didn't have the motivation ha I'm a much happier person - that's a really big change haha.  But also my idea of a good time is not getting dolled up going out for drinks, dancing and causing trouble.  My idea of a good time is feeding and bathing Mickey, dinner with my boyfriend, staying in watching a movie or time with friends during the days rather then late nights.

Not that I'm a boring soccer Mum (though how cute will it be when Mickey is older playing Saturday sports.  I hope he's into that) I just honestly love to be with him and it's OK to admit that isn't it.  Honesty that is the best time of my life.  Mummy and Mickey time  <3 <3 <3

I don't want to isolate myself though.  Here's a list of interests I wrote when I was 23.

Tattoos, hair dye, absolute fabulosity, roller derby, tacky earrings, high heels, killing zombies, cash money, shopping, trashy lingerie,  hula hoops, pole fitness, colourful make-up, sunshine, green tea sorbet, bustin balls, animal rights, sleeping in, tough guys, breaking the rules, swimming in the ocean, time to myself, working out, hotrods, vegan cupcakes & all vegan treats, being a stranger in new cities, dancing, bruises, bad jokes,  making fun of myself, the internet, cuteness, my kittehs, horror movies,  good books, good music, good food/drinks, good art  &  STUFF..
these are a few of my favourite things.

I'll be 26 in a few days.  Lots of those favourite things are jokes.  What are my interests now.  Besides my beautiful baby boy.
Thinking about that question..... that's what's on my mind right now.

Or, maybe nothing has changed, maybe it's just winter and I want to hibernate.  Maybe it's just the die hards who are busy out and about and if I'm happy at home why do I have to change a thing.  Maybe it's just facebook everyone always looks like they are having a better time then you but that's an illusion and whose idea of a "better time"?! 

I love my life

Monday, 4 July 2011

Big Softie

I can't help but get teary when Mickey looks me in the eyes...with his bright blue eyes and his smile and talks (coos) and giggles.  I love him so much.  Brings me to tears.  Of happiness x

BEAUTIFUL

Intense joy

Sunday, 3 July 2011

1/2 a year!

Guess whose 6 months old.  When did you go from baby to little boy   <3

Friday, 1 July 2011

2 minute make-up

If you're thinking...yea that looks like it took 2 minutes! Then:
  1. you're a bitch ha 
  2. you probably haven't seen what make-up that takes me 40 minutes looks like (not much better) haha
  3. you're much more clever then I.

























I don't wear make-up every day which is probably why I still suck at it at my age.  But 2 minutes isn't bad...getting faster.  Not sure if I'm getting any better though.  Fast is good :-) x

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Schedule

Mickey is not a very good sleeper.  He's perfect in every other way.  Well, his head..but he's a happy healthy baby.

He's so loved!
I could happily watch paint dry as long as I'm with Mickey!

<3 I'm living the life I've always dreamed of being his Mum <3


But enough of me waking every couple of hours during the night, it's taking a toll.  Considering I didn't sleep while pregnant either because of a hip problem it's been over a year with no longer then a 3 hour stretch of sleep.  Oh my...my body probably thinks this is my schedule now.

My sleeping problem is something separate to Mickeys though. 
First to get him from 7pm - 7am


Lets try this:

7:00 – Wake and Breast milk, then Breakfast
9:00 – Morning Nap (at least 1 hour)
10:00 – Breast milk
12:00 – Nap (30-45 minutes)
1:00 – Breast milk
2:30 – Nap (30-45)
4:00 – Breast milk
5:00 – Catnap (30 minutes)
5:30 – Breast milk then Dinner
6:30 – Begin bedtime routine
7:00 – Bedtime
7:30 – Goal to be asleep
+Plus possibly 1-2 nighttime feedings

It's usually eat-play-sleep which works.   We've just started solids so we're having 2 meals dinner and breakfast which is only 1 jar of stage 1 baby food (1/2 breakfast 1/2 dinner)

I know at Mickeys age he should be getting 15 hours sleep.  We try everything. 
I'm going to use my diary tommorrow to record his schedule and see what's going on.  Then try the above schedule.

I try a few different settling techniques.  I don't think Mickey is hungry I think it's just comforting for him and it might be a habit now.  He's still in our room until we move into our new house, but we don't have a choice about that.  It would probably be a lot easier if he was in his own room but..only another month or so now..moving house and moving rooms probably times in well together anyway.

Everything would be so much easier with a full nights sleep.   xo

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Loving right now:

  • white nail polish
  • pale nearly white shimmery eyeshadow
  • pink lips
  • hair tied back or tousled
Think Blake Lively inspiration!

  • the vet finally putting my poor kitteh on prozac.  I hate to be mean but this cat is a pest since Mickey was born, she's lost the plot.  Beyond annoying.  I hope the anti depressants help relax her.  Things will get better...
  • cardigans.  very ladylike.
  • dark chocolate with green tea
  • shopping for paintings on trademe
  • body pump classes
  • jewelery.  i've never been so fussed about it before (equip, diva etc) but now i keep wandering into jewelery stores..
xo

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

smokey eyes

Not by me..I wish!

My friend/boyfriends sister did this for me.  Isn't she TALENTED.  She's a hairdresser too.  Hair and make-up are both skills I lack ha unless we're talking ponytail and mascara then I'm good at those haha.




































The boyfriend and I.  xoxox

Monday, 20 June 2011

flat head

Or, plagiocephaly.   Mickey has this :-(

I try to turn his head while he's sleeping but he turns it straight back or he wont keep it on his left side for long.  We tried a wedge but he's too strong for that.  He's seen an (expensive!) osteo to rid the tension on the one side of his neck.  When he's awake he's always on his tummy or sitting..I pick him up over the opposite shoulder always massaging his neck (osteo said it made his day how much Mickeys tension improved and how I did the best job) we do everything we can to get him to turn his head left!
  • mobile on that side
  • he sleeps down bottom of the cot which if he turned left would face the light and would face me
  • I put toys in the stroller and carseat over the left - though he's sitting - still try to reposition him.
I'm scared he'll need a helmet! But, whatever he needs...I don't want him to have a misshaped head for the rest of his life.  I know flat head can be common but Mickeys is extreme.  It has pushed one ear forward and I'm scared about pushing forehead/cheekbone out of place.  I'm also scared the brain can't grow properly where it's flat.

We are seeing pediatrician July 5th, we've been waiting months to see one and it's worsened, I was hoping it'd right itself *sigh*

My poor precious angel.  You're still such a beautiful boy.  I wish it were me who had the wonky head ha I'm sorry I love you more then life itself.  It's not my fault haha I shouldn't be so hard on myself. 
Guilty mothers syndrome

x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Favourite Toy

CLOWNY  :-)
















These photos don't show the full cuteness heh so many giggles and squeals hehe.  Clown has a bell inside I think that's what Mickey likes that he can ring the bell.  So cute to have a favourite toy he always makes his way to that one when I lay toys out around him.  Love.Love.Love xo










Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Every day look

This is mine:















Actually I lie.  It's more hair up and lip balm only, no gloss (I kiss Mickey constantly, lots of hugs and kisses!)













These photos are from different days but I look exactly the same.  Same as my profile photo

I NEED TO MIX THINGS UP

Just because I'm a stay-at-home Mum I should still make an effort..tommorrow I will wear grey eyeshadow a flower in my hair and barbie bright pink lipstick...

x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Loving right now:

  • berry lipstick/gloss
  • turquoise painted nails
  • pilates (beginner)
  • buggy walks on the beach - letting Mickey feel the sand between his toes
  • my hair being back to it's natural blonde
  • coffee dates at the park.  taking Mickey on the baby swing and letting him watch others play
  • gymbaroo on Wednesdays
  • my back tattoo finally being pieced together
  • my boyfriends cooking
  • long pleated skirts.  forever new
  • Mickeys smile! His giggle! His babbling! His EVERYTHING <3
  • this new blog

numero uno

Hello Internet World! Or "blogosphere"

Welcome to my new blog :-)
This will be all about my loves, life and everything and anything I feel like ranting about... It wont have any direction and will only fuel my vanity as I talk about myself and probably post photos of myself. 
Whats not to love?!

FAMILY FIRST
I'm having the time of my life right now.  My life is full of love.  I have a 5 month old baby boy and an amazing boyfriend.  We live together in a cute flat in Lower Hutt while my boyfriend is building a brand spankin' new house which we'll be moving in to soon enough.  Excitement.  I'm a stay-at-home Mum and every day is better then the last.  My baby being born has changed everything.  He melts my heart.  All those cliches..I'm beyond happy, amazed, words can't describe.  I feel overwhelemd sometimes by all the love I never knew I was capable of.  Overwhelmed, thankful, blessed.  Other mothers understand.

I'll document it all right here like the title says "baby brain" I tend to forget a lot ha I think I forget more then I remember haha or more then I learn.  Oh my.  This might help my memory and hopefully keep alzheimers away hahaha.  Not that alzheimers is funny but I am 25 years old.  I'll keep my mind sharp

.....and lastly.  Hi Mum! No doubt my only  reader. Your new favourite website  x