Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's Good To Know

There are still gentlemen in this world. I have met 3 gentleman lately. 1) At homeland. He asked if i needed help getting my stroller up- i was still having a bit of trouble figuring it out, and probably looked pretty ridiculous. 2) At Walgreens. He offered to return my cart back to the store after i had put Annabelle in the car. And 3) at the drugstore. A guy working there actually came from behind the desk and held open both doors for annabelle and me. So sweet and so appreciated (and i accepted all their help), i mean this car seat is getting heavy. She loves her car seat though, point in case- she just chillaxes stretching out her long legs.

Notice her cute drool face.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Sweetest Sounds

Here's the sounds at our house lately, music to our ears!!! I am working on getting giggles out of her, and she is soooo close, but I am loving our daily heart to heart conversations! We are so blessed! (Conversation, and not me just sounded a little crazy, starts right at 55 secs)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Losing the Baby Weight

This picture was taken the morning i went in, eight hours before we finally got to meet her! I can look at this picture and see that 1. i did infact put a little weight on in the face and 2. i have lost most of my baby weight. However, most of the weight means that i still have the last 10-8 lbs left. I think i heard "dont worry, breastfeeding will make it just melt off" one too many times, because when 6wks rolled around and i was nowhere near being able to wear my pre pregnancy clothes, i was more than a little depressed.
I have been running since i got the go ahead, but have been getting discouraged lately. Its hard to keep my focus when i cant see the point of getting up early, dying on every run, when things still aren't fitting. in the first 6 wks i would randomly try on something, hoping the breastfeeding had magically melted the weight away, like i had been disillusioned to believe. i decided that was counterproductive though. i'm the kind of person that consoles herself with chocolate instead of a run.
But this morning, in my desperation to find something to wear for church i tried on some of my pants again. and hallelujah i found a pair that fit!! Even though i usually need a belt to keep them up, and this morning i didnt, i was encouraged. So i tried on some jeans. I didnt think i would be able to pull them up, but i could! and i could even button both pairs that i tried on! I am still not ready to be wearing them in public (buttoning them created some MAJOR muffin top), but i feel so much better knowing that maybe i will be ready for my swimsuit in November when we leave for Australia!! It is the motivation that i needed to keep getting up and running! I'm hoping at 3 months postpartum i will be wearing my jeans again- minus the muffin top!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Where is Fall?

Picnics in September should be enjoyable. One should not be so hot they are literally dripping in sweat after approximately 5 minutes of being outside. Scratch that, i was hot the second i got out of my car. If you look close every little cheek is red. They probably could have stayed longer, i was the wimp that was ready to go!!
September has always been my favorite month because it is the beginning of my favorite season. The season of layers. This probably started back when i lived in Boston. If you haven't been to Boston during September, you should put it on your to do list. The cool crisp breeze of fall, the crunch of fallen leaves, the colors of the leaves, the smell of apple cider!! i know, it sounds like i am writing poetry here, but seriously, Oklahoma get a clue!! When September rolls around its time to leave the 90 temps behind. And I'd actually enjoy having more than 2 days of layering before it becomes bundling for winter...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2 months

We had our checkup today. I heard not once, but twice "she's huge, not fat, just huge." She weighs 12lb 4oz and is 25 inches long. That puts her at 97th percentile for height and 90th percentile in weight. Her head went somewhere along those stats too. I think right at 90th for head. She is as tall, or long, as a 3 month old. He said that it is typical for breastfed babies to be ahead, and that it will even itself out when we start solid food, or at about a year. But you have to look at her genes, and she definitely has tall in her family! She did not enjoy her ears being checked at all! and it goes without saying, but she hated her shots!! She calmed down pretty quick after them, but now i am constantly checking on her as she is sleeping to make sure she is okay. You can really freak yourself out if you read all the possible side affects!!

I know i havent been on here in a while, so is it me, or did blogger do something that prohibits me from moving my pictures around?? I am so annoyed!! i wanted to upload another photo, but i cant figure out how to move it to the bottom of my screen! Any advice?? I'm so annoyed. Clearly i dont do technology very well...