Friday, April 29, 2011

Finally Friday

It's finally Friday!  I've never been so happy to see the end of the week.  This week has been long and exhausting but this weekend is sure to be just what the doctor ordered.  With the only plans being those that involve the boys and family.  The Bean and I start swimming classes tomorrow, although I'm not sure how much swimming will be done since he's only 7 months.  The step-son has a soccer game and then we're off to Maryland for a belated birthday celebration with my daddy.  All in all it's just the way I'd like to spend my weekend.  The weather's suppose to be great so they'll be lots of outside time for the Bean and I for sure.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Belated Birthday Shout Out

The last week has been very rough.  The Bean regressed from sleeping 10-12 hours a nite with no wake-up to waking up every two to three hours.  I think it was our trip but for the love of God a Momma was tired.  Then I got pink eye but didn't know it was pink eye until almost a week later...and now here we are a week after the birthday of my two favorite girls and I have yet to mention it. So without futher ado...

circa 2005

That's me with my girls on their  21st birthday, which is not what we celebrated this year so you do the math.  We were much younger and carefree back then. 

These two were my best friends before I knew what best friends were.  Sure they shared a womb for 9 months, in case you couldn't tell they're twins, so they'll always have a special bond but we're all sisters which lends itself to its own kind of bond.  I would do anything for them. And while they may not have always made the best choices, at least not the choices I would have had them make, they've done quite well in making lives for themselves with men who love them and baby boys that adore them. 

I'm a big believer in birthday celebrations.  It's the one time during the year that is all about you!  So you can believe I'm sure to impart this wisdom on to my younger siblings.  And these girls always take it to heart.  We did birthday dinner at a Japanese steak house, which coincidentally is also how we celebrate the aforementioned 21st birthday, with the fam.  Then the next nite it was a grown folks party at a bar where a friend works.  All in all a great weekend that ended with Easter, post to come later on the Bean's first Easter.

So though it's a little late:


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I feel like every 6 months I come to a point where I'm so disgusted and disappointed in myself and decide to get back on the weight loss train.  I can't seem to get the weight off or keep it off when I do get it off.  I'm an emotional eater, admitting you have a problem is the first step right?  I eat when I'm stressed, happy, sad, bored hell I eat out of boredom.  I love food and the comfort it gives, quite frankly I'm lucky I'm not bigger than I am, but I hate the weight that it packs on and the way that weight makes me feel about myself.  So today I resolve to once again begin again to get in shape and lose weight.  Since I'm still breastfeeding, and have no intention of quitting before 1 year if I don't have to, I should only be losing about 1 pound a week.  If I could just watch my food intake I should be able to do this, but as I mentioned I love food, so I also have to figure out some way to fit in at least 30 minutes a day of exercise.  It's finally getting nice outside so if I can fit in a walk everyother day I should be good, I hope.  If I can maintain the 1 pound a week I should be down about 6 pounds by the time my baby sister gets married in June.  It's not much but it's something and really any weight loss at this point is a reason to celebrate.  I want to be at my goal weight, 130, before we start trying for baby #2 next spring.  Heck I'd love to be that before Trip turns 1 but with breastfeeding I don't know if that'll happen. 

So here we go again!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

7 Months ... We're on the down hill to 1!

Sir Trip
I wonder if you even know your name since Momma only uses your real name maybe once a day, I'm going to try and get better with that.  This last month was a slow one.  Not much going on really, well except for the one big thing!  Your EEG on your 1st St. Patrick's Day.  It was miserable for you, Momm and Daddy but we got through it and what we had hoped came true, everything was normal and you are now OFFICIALLY med FREE!  We spent your St. Patrick's Day sleeping and with Auntie Amy and Uncle Chris but not before Momma played papparzzi and took some pictures:
Nothing says St. Patty's Day like Guiness

That's one handsome boy!

The rest of the month was spent with you dealing with teething, and we still are.  I keep thinking those teeth are coming through any day now, but as of today NOTHING!  It's horrible seeing you in pain and not being able to really do anything for you but I know when it's all over you'll be no worse for wear since you won't even remember this period. 

Now we're preparing for your first Easter!  And Momma's first extend time away from you so that I can walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  It's for a great cause but I know it'll be hard but Daddy's completely capable of taking care of you, at least I hope so!

Momma loves you Bean, I can't believe we're a short 5 months from your 1st birthday, which is already in the works!