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Heartbreaking

Anyone who lives in the GTA knows just how difficult this week was for a family who is going through the unthinkable.
A three-year-old boy named Elijah Marsh died after he wandered outside in the extreme cold and was found without a pulse, near Bathurst Street and Highway 401, on Thursday morning.  I watched the news live from work with a very, VERY heavy heart and I just couldn’t shake away the pain that I felt for his family.  What got to me the most was what that sweet little boy must have gone through outside in the cold like that.  I haven’t been able to bring myself to post about this until today because this story really hit home for me because my boys are around the same age and I know how crafty and determined they are when they put their minds to it.  I have attached some of the news pieces if you would like to take a look.  Please let this be a reminder to always double check all of your locks and child safety locks and just go and give your babies (no matter how old they are) a big hug and kiss.

Elijah Marsh

Elijah Marsh

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/02/19/boy-3-dies-after-being-found-outside-in-extreme-cold/

http://www.cp24.com/news/mourners-turn-out-to-pay-tribute-in-front-of-building-where-elijah-wandered-off-1.2246953

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Virtual Addictions Going Too Far!

I read this article today about a 22 year old woman who killed her 3 month old son because he wouldn’t stop crying while she was trying to play Farmville on Facebook.  According to the article the baby was crying and she got fed up and shook him, had a cigarette and shook him some more.  This disgusts me!  How the hell can anyone be SO fucked up that they would kill their own baby for the sake of playing an online game?!?  I understand wanting to spend a certain amount of time on the computer doing things such as checking facebook, playing games, blogging, etc, but NOTHING should EVER come before taking care of your child!  People today need to get their heads out of their asses and smarten the hell up!

Here is a link to the article if you are interested:

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/a-22-year-old-mother-kills-her-infant-son-because-he-interrupted-her-farmville-game-on-facebook-2405009.html?fb_action_ids=10100140884719570&fb_action_types=news.reads&fb_ref=type%3Aread%2Cuser%3Aw1TcwPaC4vr5A0QgJWm7RU1pcZE&fb_source=other_multiline&code=AQABeZYF0frg-_J09xRaYAUEH2nQx68Zbmki3pfTioKABMZ4nMDfRUvj_r4Ai7IVpduGeGk1FErGsL6YmnEZAnzF5BSquYVgrOCxa9mQgS_IMQ3BxecFTHLvvM14xP-cbI8vetfnCLep-QV2BScR540Gldilt4cGFCv3pn9RkKZK2h84-hm2SV918ayKxS0eTt4#_=_

What a Feeling

They say a woman becomes a mother the moment she finds out that she is pregnant.  I can honestly say that this was true for me.  Just knowing that everything that I am doing is no longer just for me, but for this life that I am creating made me feel like a mother instantly.  I came across this article of mom’s who were saying when they truly felt like they were moms and it made me wonder what will happen with me and little Jason that will give me this epiphany of “I AM a mother now!”.  I really can’t wait until he is here and I get to experience all of these beautiful things that come along with being a loving mother and wife!

It’s funny because I never thought that I would feel so content at the thought of being a mother and wife.  I always knew I wanted to be both, but it never really hit me how badly until recently.  As a woman with my Bachelor of Arts (History), I always assumed that I would be a hard working career woman, but the way I see it right now is that I can’t wait to be a full time mommy (at least for the time being).

Check the article out if you are interested on what other women said in regards to when they first truly felt like a mother.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/real-moms-confess-felt-mom-174009944.html

WTF?! Hand sanitizer? REALLY?!

mmm delicious!

This blew my mind!  I recently heard about this new trend that teenagers are drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk.  There were a handful of teenagers that actually were hospitalized with alcohol poisoning as a result from drinking alcohol that has been made from hand sanitizer.  I remember that it was much easier when I was a teenager to get drunk and NOT almost die!  What ever happened to the good old days where you would ask someone older than you to buy you alcohol, or even use a fake ID??  It’s a lot less dangerous than creating your own alcohol to get drunk…*shaking my head at you teenagers*

Anyway, check out the article if you are interested…

http://wbal.com/article/89259/3/template-story/Teens-Drinking-Hand-Sanitizer-To-Get-Drunk

Rules and Regulations?

Jason and I have been going back and forth trying to figure out what type of car seat will be the best and safest car seat for the baby.  Every time I go online I am bombarded with what to do and what not to do; what to get and what not to get; what’s safe and what’s not safe!  Honestly it’s exhausting!  I just recently came across this article that touches specifically on the safety of car seats.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/know-babys-car-seat-173101558.html

I can only imagine how the moms and dads feel about having to constantly make changes due to the new regulations that are constantly being updated!

Sometimes it feels like every time I turn around there is a new list of all the things that are being done wrong and a giant list of what not to do.  It truly makes me wonder how anyone ever raised a child 50 years ago!  I am aware that the new updates and regulations (for almost everything) are for the safety and best interest of the new beautiful babies in the world but it also gives me a good insight as to why children are the way that they are in this generation.  When I was growing up (which really wasn’t that long ago), it was okay to go outside and play with friends out of the sight of my mother.  There were no cell phones for my mother to keep permanent track of where I was and who I was with, she just had to trust that I would call when I was told to call to check in.  I feel that society is a major factor into why the youth is the way they are now.  With overbearing parents who give their children cell phones, makes it near impossible for the children to ever feel a sense of independence.  A child needs to know that parents can trust them and how can a child feel like that if there are constant texts and phone calls??  If society didn’t scare the shit out of parents and make it so easy to be in constant touch, then maybe there would be more kids being kids and less kids trying to be independent and an adult WAY before they should be!

My hope for the future is that parents keep in mind that trust in your children is essential to their development as they grow into fine young adults!  So put down your cell phone and relax, you have raised good children so believe in yourself and them!

A New Way to Feed Your Baby?

Chewing your baby’s food and feeding it to your baby via your mouth??  You are not a bird, there is no reason you should be doing that!!!  This is the method of feeding your baby that Alicia Silverstone chooses for her and her son.   To read more, click on the link to the article.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/alicia-silverstone%E2%80%99s-bizarre-way-of-feeding-baby.html

Honestly, when I first read this article I was confused.  I can understand being a diet enthusiast but there is really NO reason that someone should feed their kid like they are an animal!!!  I don’t think that there should be any reason that she is exposing her child to the excess bacteria that she may have in her mouth.  Not to mention, what will her child’s eating habits be like as he gets older?  To me this is just strange, let me know what you think!

Second Sonogram — February 6th 2012

Today was the day that we had our second sonogram and could find out the sex of the baby!  This was the day that we were waiting for since we found out that we were going to have a baby.  I know a lot of people say that you should wait to find out the sex because it’s one of life’s greatest surprises but I am WAY too impatient for that!  I commend my brother James and sister-in-law Kelly for being able to wait with my niece Willow.

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We found out that we are going to have a baby boy!!  This is exactly what Jason wanted to hear lol so sure enough we went to the mall right after and picked up a few things for the little man.

I will add the photo of the sonogram when I pick it up, I still have yet to go to and get them.

http://ca.shine.yahoo.com/baby-gender-prediction-know-not-know-150013275.html

(here is an article about baby gender predictions)