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I AM so disgusted with Evil CEREAL COMPANIES
 I just bought multigrain cheerios with their pretty white packaging claiming 5 “whole grains” only to find out later that 2 of those grains were corn.. i get the whole debate weather corn is a grain or a vegetable but srsly do they think we wont like the other REAL whole grains? the only reason i checked the label is because i was about to give these “healthier” cheerios to trace when they stuck to my fingers thats when i looked at the label.. they were coated with sugar!! like WTF!!  so then i looked at the labels of my other cereals and found MUSLIX had more sugar than CAPTAIN CRUNCH ! honestly what is wrong with people why do they pretend that muslix is good for you?? EW and what is with all the sodium in cereal? once you add your milk to a cereal like muslix you have already had 2.2 TABLESPOONS of sugar and you go about your day thinking your first choice of the day was a healthy one.. PFFT people PFFFFFFFTTTTTT!!!
btw check your milk too, I switched to soy milk long ago after finding out that SKIM milk has 13g of sugar in 1 cup which means 1 tablespoon! its not even sweet. pointless sugar intake in my opinion. soy milk has 5g and that is the sweetened version.
so anyways thats my rant. in my overall opinion if you really want a healthy cereal you have got to read the labels. one brand i have found is Fiber One. even the flavored Fiber One like oats and honey has a good amount of sugar compared to fibre. when you look at the labels look for less than 5g of sugar and more than 5g of fiber. DONT eat a “middle man” cereal like Muslix or Oatmeal Crisp because chances are they have MORE sugar than your favorites so if your craving sugar for breakfast choose one you will actually enjoy- my personal fav is lucky charms. if i go for lucky charms in the morning chances are im not gonna reach for a cookie later on

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phObia

Night is the most common time to have unhelpful thoughts/ irrational thoughts and fear. I am no exception to this rule. But the weird thing is im always thinking about the same things. One is something i think all mothers think about maybe im being a little irrational about it but it definitely doesnt rule my life. I think about Trace getting hurt. Im afraid if after he falls asleep he doesnt roll over after 1 hour since I can hear it on the baby monitor I have to go upstairs and check or it will rule my thoughts until i do. and even if i know that he is okay and he wakes up and starts crying im almost scared to go and see whats wrong because i think a ghost was in there. A GHOST like wtf is that even if everything is fine i STILL think about the worst possible thing.
I also think about earthquakes alot why!! i think its because out of all the natural disasters out there its the only one that comes with absolutely no warning. could happen anywhere, any time. where would i go what would i do, what about trace OoOoOo so freaky.
Another fear i have is long drives. im always afraid of a car accident i actually cried one time in a drive back home from Vancouver telling Trevor to slow down even though he was going the speed limit. the scariest things are sharp corners ESPECIALLY when ther is a car coming at you going the other way uuugh i just get the worst feeling ever. there are soo many of these corners on the hope-princeton
I think im just afraid of getting hurt in general i never ever go on roller coasters im too afraid to get my N cz of my fear of driving, last summer i got sevral offers to go wakeboarding turned them down. Trevor wants me to try dirtbiking NO WAY jose
these fears i feel are not irrational. might stop me from going bungee jumping but my day to day life is not affected. I just find it interesting that they are secluded to trace, pain and earthquakes..

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Local Baby Classes

So my friend Leah invited me to baby massage classes today and it was awesome I had a great time. i had no idea osoyoos would even offer classes like these so im really glad she invited me. We sang songs with baby, all introduced ourselves and talked to the people around us and of course massage! they had a massage therapist come in and talk about different massages that you can do with baby and i learned alot! there are different ones for wind down time, constipation, etc.
I was suprised by the turn out too the room was filled even though it was a blizzard outside!

Great way to spend Traces 9 month birthday :) im definately excited for next week because they are having a dentist come in to talk about  teeth of course. we can show off his 6 pearly whites :)

Trace had some difficulty being still because he just wanted to stand up the whole time but he was definitely doing better than the baby beside who i dont think got massaged at all. she was to busy crawling around. Once i got down to his feet though he zoned right out and was so relaxed it was like he was sleeping with his eyes open haha. hes just like his mom, loves a good foot rub hehe

All in all great day. looking forward to finding out what the future classes will be about


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milestones

Trace is doing some new things these days and I thought id let you in on his current milestones.
He is definatly getting better at sitting up but he is a bit wobbly still. if im sitting in front of him he reaches out for my arms to help him stand. he enjoys standing much more. he even starts standing all on his own before i help him up
reaching. he reaches his arms out to say pick me up. he hasnt done this a whole lot yet but if you are already going to pick him up from a distance and he notices, his hands go out towards you- cute!
he also reaches for everything in insight.. everything!
his favorite toys are not toys at all. except his soother. he still doesnt suck on the thing properly but when you put it in front of him to grab his eyes widen and his jaw drops like you just gave him the holy grail hahah
he knows how to pull apart the puzzle pieces that put together his ‘Cars’ mat. this is his worst milestone because he immediately puts them in his mouth and these are floor pieces which are hard to keep clean.
he absolutely HATES to have his face washed
he loves cookies and crackers. Im sure he will looove finger foods when he is ready
hes is very interested in what mommy and daddy are eating
when daddy gets home from work he goes nuts screaming and laughing
his vocals are getting much more wordy sounding he says heyyyyy heyyyy heyyyy all the time and mamamamamama but he doesnt mimic yet.
if he is in his jolly jumper and you put a stuffed toy under him he picks it up with his feet, stomps on it and kicks it around.
his favorite sounds that he laughs the longest and loudest to that mommy and daddy make are ROOOAAAARRRRR and BONG BONG hehe.
he also loves being scared. most babies would cry at loud sudden actions or noises but Trace just loves it. the more he jumps the funnier it was.
Well i hope this gave you a little bit more insight into our lives and now you know all the things that Trace, mommy and daddy are learning about eachother every day :)



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and one more. this one i thought i was video-ing but i apparently it was a pic! he’s Yell-singing back to his glow worm

and one more. this one i thought i was video-ing but i apparently it was a pic! he’s Yell-singing back to his glow worm

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I was trying to video Trace singing back to his glow worm that sings which he does every time but he was more like yelling at it this time so it didnt quite work out but then i snapped this one and it turned out well me thinks. he is just SO cute

I was trying to video Trace singing back to his glow worm that sings which he does every time but he was more like yelling at it this time so it didnt quite work out but then i snapped this one and it turned out well me thinks. he is just SO cute