Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Where does the time go?

Well here we are, nearly a month into my Bumblebee's (must come up with blogname for the little tyke) life and things have yet to slow down long enough for me to catch my breath. Life with three boys is proving far more challenging than I anticipated, despite Bumbles being the most perfect baby (most of the time) only waking to feed and look around, then going back to sleep.

Manny decided the day I went into hospital was the day he wanted to potty train himself, which was great timing. So at the moment I spend my days running between breastfeeding and cleaning up accidents, as well as the general 2 year old craziness and newborn need for snuggles. Oh and did I mention that Rocket has finally been assessed as having mild Aspergers Syndrome and ADD? *headdesk*

Added to the stress of that is trying to renovate two houses at once, the builders are working on our house, and we picked up a paid renovation job on a friend's house (too good to pass up).

I am scared that we are going to miss all the precious moments in the first few months of Bumble's life. But what can you do? We are just so busy and I don't see it slowing down any time soon. I think I am enforcing a break from all things external to our kids at some point this year. We need to just focus on them for a while.

In the meantime, I best be off - carpet layers will be at house #3 in a few minutes so I better get over there...*sigh* it never ends...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

February 14th

Valentine's Day.

Bumblebee's due date (never likely to be his birthdate!)

My cousin's birthday.

And the first anniversary of my friend G's death.

At the time I wrote that I wanted "my dear G to be the last to lose this fight. I do not want another single death recorded. You can stand up and be counted."

Unfortunately, as we all know, his death was not the last. He was not the last transgendered person to feel the only way out was death. He was not the only GLBTIQ identified person to leave the earth well before his time.

Magda coming out on national television and pushing the idea of gay marriage back into the limelight was well timed for me. Our young people continue to fight for their very lives. Coming out has never been so important.

I will say it again.

"We are equal. We are just as deserving of a loving commitment as you are". The louder we say that, the more voices that join us, the more able we are to drown out those who seek to put us down.

The louder we are, the more those vulnerable members of our community can hear us, can be heard, can live strong.

Join the fight for equality. It is a matter of life and death.

We still love you G, and think of you. Your photo still hangs on my refrigerator, a constant reminder.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Introducing...

our little Bumblebee! 





It's another BOY!
Born 20th January at 36 weeks + 3 days
weighing just over 7 pounds, the smallest of all my boys (except my tiny Star)





He is squishy and delicious and I can't get enough of him. My other boys simply adore him and the only task is trying to keep them off of him!

We are now two weeks in to his beautiful life and I am coming out of the baby fog a little, so it's time to catch up on everything!

Hard to believe that I am now a SAHM to THREE BOYS!!


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