Saturday, January 23, 2010


As I go to bed each night I tell myself, "Tomorrow I will work out...tomorrow I will have the energy to get off the couch and get something done...tomorrow I will eat more veggies and less junk." But it just doesn't happen.

I am in a funk. I know that I have a 3 1/2 month old baby that takes so much energy out of me, but I see other moms with babies who are FREAKING SUPER MOMS and I get down on myself which only exacerbates the situation. Arg! 

Hopefully one day soon I will wake up and find that it is "tomorrow" and that I am working out, eating right and getting stuff done. Until then i am going to enjoy my baby and get the rest that my body needs.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Conversation with a 7 year old boy

I volunteered in Brooklyns class today and I took Travis with me. When it was time for him to eat I went in the adjoining room and used my nursing cover (AKA Hooter Hider). One of the boys walked through the room as a short cut to the bathroom and he stopped to talk on his way out. This is how the conversation went:

Boy: Hi.

Me: Hi.

Boy: Is he sleeping?

Me: No, he is eating.

Boy: Oh. Does he like to be covered when he eats?

Me: Not really, but I use this for modesty.

Boy: Oh, I know why! Because if the sun gets on it the food will dry up. Right?

Me: Ummmmm, sure.

I didn't seem like he knew much about what was happening under the cover and I sure didn't want to be the one to explain it to him. On his way back in from the bathroom he stopped again:

Boy: Can I see Travis?

Me: No, he's still eating.

Boy: Oh, okay. Bye!

Me: Bye.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


So yesterday I was way too sore to workout walk...the 30 day shred made my muscles turn into painful jello. I could feel muscles that I had not felt in years and it felt so good.

I had every intention of doing the workout today, but then I got about three hours of very choppy sleep last night, making laundry my biggest form of exercise for the day. Coffee didn't help. I was too tired to even nap in between feeding and changing and playing with the boy.

Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to workout. I know that once I get a routine down I will start to crave the exercise. I can't wait to get past the point where working out makes me dog tired, and get to the point where it invigorates me.

Tomorrow my friends newborn baby will be having surgery and I have signed up to pray during the times that I feed Travis. If you think about it tomorrow from 7-4 please throw up a little prayer for baby Arden and the family and doctors. Thanks friends!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


I don't like going to the gym. Getting the kids ready, getting myself ready, getting in the car, driving across town, finding a parking spot, dropping the kids at day care, going to the class/bike/weight room, waiting for machine, watching the fat sweaty guy NOT wipe down the machine, picking up the kids from day care, driving home without stopping for a's just not my thing. I would rather work out at home or outside.

Today was day 1 of the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels. Ouch. I am so out of shape and so weak that I couldn't make it all the way through the 20 minute workout...I had to stop several times to catch my breath or rest my screaming muscles! (This is where you point and laugh) At the end I felt like I was going to throw up. Yeah, I am THAT out of shape. I haven't worked out in just under a year. Last year at this time I was walking and doing pilates every day, then I got pregnant and my body decided that walking would be painful and life draining for me, then I had a baby, and then the holidays hit. All that combined to make me the weakest I have ever been.

I really liked all the moves on the DVD and I am so excited to watch my body change as I get stronger.
Weight wise I have 4 pounds of preggo weight , about 2 pounds of holiday weight, and 5-10 pounds of "when did this get here?" to lose. I forgot to get my "before" measurements this morning, so I will do that before tomorrows workout(if I can get out of bed).

Saturday, January 02, 2010


This is our first family picture of the new year.

We need to work on getting Travis to look at the freaks him out a little.

I love my kids...and my new hat.

I realized this evening that Travis is three months old today! Um, where did the time go?!? Here's a picture of him in his new Bumbo.

I decided to bite the bullet and buy it new after searching every second hand baby store in town as well as craigslist with no luck. One second hand baby store had a used blue Bumbo with a tray, but it was priced at $44.00! Brand new at Target I got the chair for $35.00, and the tray for $10.00. I think it was worth it though because the boy LOVES it. I love to say the name...BUMBO! Try it, it's fun:) He's not very strong in the sitting position yet, so we will have to ease him into it a few minutes at a time while he gets stronger.

Friday, January 01, 2010


Travis:13 weeks old

We started Travis on the Baby Wise eating/sleeping schedule five days ago and he is thriving! He eats full meals now instead of snacking, and he sleeps for full sleep cycles instead of cat napping all day. He is happier and more content now, and during his wake times he is all smiles!

He has grown so much this past week and I think it may have something to do with the new schedule. On day two I noticed that he was feeling much heavier and I had to pull out his six month clothes because his three month clothes were too small. I am curious to see how much weight he has gained.

He is quite the talker and we have many wonderful conversations consisting of ridiculous made up words and sounds. Brooklyn thinks he is a genius...that he knows all of his colors and can already say her name along with other random words.

His favorite place in the world is his changing table. He LOVES to have his diaper changed. He laughs and talks while I change him and then we stay there and chat for a bit. If it were safe I would let him hang out there all day, that's how much he loves it.

One Little Word:2010

I went through lists and list of words and though there are many great words that would work for me, I decided on this one:

1 : to grow vigorously : flourish
2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
3 : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of
circumstances —often used with on

It speaks to me on so many levels...
I want to thrive. In everything I do.

I want to Thrive in my relationship with God.
I want to Thrive in my marriage.
I want to Thrive as a mother.
I want to Thrive and not just survive.

Now I just need to decide how I want to display this word in my house as a reminder for this next year.

Happy New Year friends!
The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill