Baby Shower

November 27, 2010 at 11:20 am 4 comments

Today I am being showered!  Not the kind of shower that requires me to jump in and out within 5 minutes to appease the crying baby, but the type in which people bring me gifts and we eat delicious food together!  This shower is a bit unusual in that it won’t include the various female friends and family members who surround me in life.  It’s a much more intimate gathering with just my six best girl friends.  I prefer smaller groups and don’t always like being the centre of attention, so this is the perfect situation for me.  Plus it’s being held at the new condo of a friend, a condo that has an indoor swimming pool!  Not sure if Henry will allow old Mom to go in for a dip, but I am packing my swimsuit just in case.

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I am writing this entry while Henry is encased in my Moby wrap.  He gets agitated if I sit still, preferring the rocking and bouncing that he experienced while in the womb, so I am writing this while rocking back and forth.  I just wanted to give you that visual to perfectly set the scene of your author at work 😉


Rocking back and forth is made easier because I’ve got the radio constantly tuned in to 98.1 FM, a station that ONLY plays Christmas music!  Since I’m probably not going to put up a tree this year and my cookie-baking will be severely limited, Christmas music is the one tradition I can practice this year.  Same with Christmas movies!  My favourite Christmas movie is, hands down, A Christmas Story.  I also love the Garfield Christmas Special.  I have seen Home Alone about 50 times which is not an exaggeration.  What is it about Christmas music and movies that gives a person such a great feeling?  Of course, not every one experiences this great feeling (ex. my Husband is not such a fan of Christmas music but puts up with it since I gave him “his heir” — his words!).  But I can listen to the same tunes and watch the same movies over and over and never get sick of them.  The magic of Christmas I guess!

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Out of all the sweet, beautiful pictures one can find when Googling “Christmas magic”, this is the one I chose.  What is he holding?  Why is he so serious, it’s Christmas!?

These are the questions I ponder.


As you can tell from the content of this entry, which contains nothing to do with either frugality or fitness, I am making a concerted effort to write in here more often, regardless if I really have anything to say.  I just feel more productive and connected when I write each day since my days otherwise blend into a cycle of nursing, napping, ninja (???), running around trying to clean up my house, watching Oprah and Conan on PVR, and repeat!  I am mostly housebound these days and am deeply appreciative of the Internet.  I wonder what it would be like to be a new mom before the Internet was around?  I don’t have any family in Toronto and very few friends, so the emails, blogs, Facebook, websites etc. provide a huge emotional comfort to me.  Plus it is always fun to watch random videos on Youtube.  Lord, what did we do before Youtube?

One day I watched all of the SNL Digital Shorts I could find online.  Thank you, maternity leave.

And, on that note, I bid you adieu!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jim Lee Scott  |  November 27, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Housebound?? wrap that baby up and take him out.. 🙂 If it is that bad maybe Iain should take the last 6 months of your maternity leave……

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  November 28, 2010 at 8:10 am

      Jim, I thought your name was John?

      Iain can take the maternity leave when he grows some functional boobs.

      I forgot to give Sars your coat last night! Remind Iain to bring it to you.

  • 3. Erika  |  November 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Hope your ladies showered you and Henry with lots of great goodies! Winter is an especially hard time to have a newborn, as you feel stuck at home. But its nice, and you get to bond so much more. I look forward to this winter with my babies!

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  November 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

      They definitely did! It was an excellent shower 🙂

      I like your optimism and agree that I don’t mind too much spending the cold winter days cuddled with my baby boy. It’s not a bad way to live at all!


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