Deux moments de libres ?

Quand j’ai deux moments de libres, au lieu de niaiser sur Facebook, Pinterest etc. je devrais :

  • Laver mon visage
  • Brosser mes dents
  • Cuisiner
  • Manger
  • Boire
  • Aller à la toilette
  • Laver les biberons
  • Écouter un épisode
  • Lire
  • Ramasser ce qui traîne
Publicités

Liste de cadeaux idéaux pour la future ou la nouvelle maman et son bébé

  • Pyjama d’allaitement
  • Crème tonus et autres produits sans parfum
  • Pyjamas de bébé en plusieurs grandeurs
  • Compresses d’allaitement en coton
  • Soutien-gorge d’allaitement (certificat-cadeau)
  • Hauts d’allaitement colorés (pas noirs ou blancs) : t-shirts, camisoles
  • 5 soupers tout faits et tout aller : sauce à spagh, chili, pâté chinois, lasagne, pâté au poisson, etc.
  • Porte-bébé avec support lombaire
  • Certificat-cadeau pour un pédicure
  • Paquet de maximamans (ben oui!)
  • Couches Pampers Swaddlers grandeurs nouveau-né et 1
  • Certificat-cadeau pour le resto
  • Jouets d’éveil sans bruits
  • Coussin angulaire pour la bassinette
  • Massage

Une semaine et demie

Après une semaine et demie, voici ce que mon chum et moi avons appris :

  1. Si le bébé pète, attends qu’il ait pété au moins 3 fois avant de changer sa couche.
  2. Les tipis ne donnent rien, le pipi coule en-dessous !
  3. On n’a jamais trop de couvertures.
  4. On n’a jamais de couvertes-biberons géants-draps contours pour le changing pad…
  5. C’est mieux d’attendre qu’il ait bu au 2e sein avant de changer sa couche.
  6. Si on le berce ou on le porte debout après son boire, on a moins de risques qu’il régurgite ou qu’il fasse le ver à chou.
  7. Pour allaiter dans la chaise berçante, c’est mieux de mettre mes pieds sur le coffre à toutous pour ne pas avoir mal au dos et aux épaules.
  8. Si on veut souper en paix, il faut commencer à chauffer la bouffe avant son boire entre 16h et 17h et de compléter le tout après.
  9. Une demie-heure, c’est tout ce que ça prend en tête-à-tête avec mon chum pour me sentir connectée à lui. Pour ça, on couche le bébé dans sa bassinette entre 18h et 20h, jusqu’à ce qu’il demande le sein encore. Pendant ce temps-là, mon chum et moi nous dormons collés…sans bébé au milieu du lit !
  10. Pourquoi mettre des pyjamas si on peut le garder en couche ?

101 Things to Do When You’re Overdue (Or Close) How to Spend the End of Your Pregnancy

La liste a été prise sur le site de About.Com.

  1. Read another pregnancy book.
  2. Take a bubble bath.
  3. Get a pedicure. — Cette semaine peut-être si le bébé est pas encore arrivé.
  4. Eat something spicy.
  5. Talk to an old friend.
  6. Learn to time contractions.
  7. Pick out a baby book. — Pas besoin, on n’a jamais le temps de s’occuper de ça quand le bébé est là.
  8. Go over your list of baby names one more time. — Le nom est choisi depuis le jour 1.
  9. Write a birth plan. — Je l’ai même imprimé en deux copies !
  10. Change the message on your answering machine to inform callers you’re still around. — Pas capable de changer le message. C’est toujours la voix du monsieur répondeur.
  11. Get your hair done. — peut-être cette semaine ?
  12. Get a pregnancy massage.
  13. Go for a bumpy ride. — Autobus, métro…
  14. Recalculate your due date.
  15. Hang out with us on the pregnancy forums. Jamais une bonne idée.
  16. Watch reruns on television.
  17. Wash all of your baby clothes. Fait depuis longtemps !
  18. Check out a matinee movie, alone or with a friend.
  19. Make a rice sock for labor.
  20. Try a new recipe for dinner.
  21. Pack your birth bag for the hospital or birth center.
  22. Look through your pregnancy journal or pregnancy blog and relive some of the better moments.
  23. Buy a new nightgown.
  24. Go dancing!
  25. Look at some birth announcements.
  26. Put the baby’s car seat in the car.
  27. Go window shopping.
  28. Daydream about the baby.
  29. Eat something else spicy. Might I recommend Samosas?
  30. Buy a nursing bra.
  31. If you have older kids, read to them.
  32. Shave your legs.
  33. Visit someone else with a new baby and practice holding them. — Connais personne à Montréal avec un nouveau bébé !
  34. Think of goofy answers to the questions about whether or not you’re still pregnant.
  35. Try a new nail color. Change it again.
  36. Call your mom.
  37. Sit in your baby’s room for a while.
  38. Buy a cute baby toy.
  39. Get lots of fiber.
  40. Put together any unmade furniture.
  41. Buy stamps for birth announcements. J,ai des timbres pour envoyer le formulaire au gouvernement, mais les announcements vont être sur mon blog et Facebook. Pis par téléphone.
  42. Work out – go to yoga, aerobics, whatever you like to do.
  43. Practice a new position for labor.
  44. Walk around the mall.
  45. Check to be sure your insurance information is packed in your birth bag.
  46. Do you have batteries for your camera? — Batteries pour les cossins de bébé !
  47. Listen to a favorite CD and consider making a play list for your birth.
  48. Buy a pack of diapers.
  49. Buy a new toothbrush for the birth.
  50. Make a birthday cake.
  51. Call your best friend.
  52. Play with your pets.
  53. Do nothing for a change.
  54. Give your husband a back massage. Show him how you like to have your back rubbed.
  55. Buy any birthday cards or presents you’ll need for the first 6 weeks after your baby is born.
  56. Have a smoothie.
  57. Recheck your birth bag for the hospital or birth center.
  58. Go to a La Leche League meeting or breastfeeding class.
  59. Take your husband dancing.
  60. Pack some snacks for the hospital or birth center.
  61. Make a belly cast of your belly. pas de place chez nous pour un cossin de même.
  62. Buy some sexy underwear, or at least not granny panties, for after the birth ( a couple of weeks).
  63. If you have older kids, make I’m a big sister/brother t-shirts for them.
  64. Bake a batch of cookies for the doctors and nurses at the hospital or birth center.
  65. Go to your last prenatal appointments.
  66. Order your favorite pizza for dinner.
  67. Have sex! *wink*wink*nudge*nudge* TRÈS inconfortable…
  68. Think about anything but the new baby or labor.
  69. Tell your husband how much you love and appreciate him.
  70. Make sure you have a long distance phone card for the birth if your cell phone doesn’t have long distance.
  71. Have someone inspect your car seat for safety. Try AAA or local car dealer.
  72. Get a new scented lotion for labor.
  73. Pack a diaper bag.
  74. Page your honey to make sure he’s paying attention.
  75. Bake a casserole to eat after your baby is born.
  76. Put your birth bag in the car.
  77. Make sure you have some postpartum help lined up.
  78. Start a scrapbook for your baby if you haven’t already.
  79. Call your pediatrician to see if they have a recommended list of first aid items. — Le bébé a sa propre pharmacie !
  80. Look through your old baby books and pictures.
  81. Have a lunch date with a friend.
  82. Read positive birth stories.
  83. Chat with your doula about any last minute worries. — Pas de doula.
  84. Feel your baby’s movements. Remember how you waited to feel the first fetal movements?
  85. Make a romantic dinner for your honey.
  86. Make a list of everything you will miss about being pregnant.
  87. Learn to knit baby booties. pas intéressée.
  88. Ask your mom about your birth.
  89. Clean out the refrigerator.
  90. Rent a video. –Je downloade…
  91. Take a practice drive to the hospital.
  92. Listen to a book on tape. Bleh
  93. Read a novel you’ve been dying to read.
  94. Go to work – why not? Je suis en congé de maladie jusqu’à l’accouchement.
  95. Think about your postpartum birth control choices.— Condoms, rien de meilleur que ça pour nous autres !
  96. Read a new breastfeeding book.
  97. Practice a new relaxation technique.
  98. Refold all the baby clothes.
  99. Write a letter to your baby telling him or her how much you can’t wait to meet them!
  100. Make a list of everything you won’t miss about being pregnant.
  101. Give birth!

Yes, No

Co-sleeping : no

Breastfeeding past 6 months : no

Breastfeeding until the child is old enough to have memories of it and say thank you after drinking : HELL, NO!

Vaccines : Yes

Homeopathy for babies : for teething and colics, yes. For serious stuff, absolutely not.

Letting the baby cry it out : Yes, sometimes it’s all the baby wants.

Getting help from my boyfriend : Yes. He may not do everything like me but it’s done. It will give me more freedom, less stress, less pressure if he gives a bottle of expressed milk, if he gives bathas, etc.

Date nights : Yes

Date nights while the baby is there : Yes at home, while the baby sleeps and we order in and drink something and put candles.

Corporal punishment  : No

Grateful

I’m grateful :

  • That my fridge is full.
  • I will receive money eventually from what is called assurance-salaire.
  • I have enough money to last a bit.
  • I have wonderful (exhausting) friends.
  • My 7 new recipe books are very exciting. Stefano Faita has expensive recipes, Best of Clean Eating 2 has not lived up to my expectations yet and Coup de Pouce’s Les recettes secrètes de nos mères is already a favorite.
  • I am finally going to the dentist next week to get on with my braces.
  • Tonight I have an appointment for a pedicure and waxing. Finally.
  • I did 10 minutes of standing pilates this morning. I was out of breath but very happy that I did it all without feeling dizzy.
  • Tonight is date night. 🙂
  • Tea and cucumber sandwiches while reading Soulless. Perfect.
  • Sunday I go for coffee with A., the girlfriend of my bf’s best friend. She’s on work leave too !

Different things I witnessed today

  1. The cheese boutique at Marché Atwater has no Laliberté cheese.
  2. They have multiple choices of pecorino cheese.
  3. They sell their mascarpone cheese cheaper than at Super C.
  4. Stefano Faita‘s recipes cost  a lot of money…
  5. Pain Doré has changed its products making my visit less good.
  6. Café Baobab has better muffins.
  7. Pain Doré charges 1.50$ for any of their coffees before 10 am, this is a great bargain.
  8. Warshaw maison may have changed owners because the store is laid out differently and the window displays are dirty and need changing.
  9. My neuronitis is back a bit while I was better yesterday.
  10. My date squares are amazing. First time I have baked this and I’m very happy with the results.