Monday, January 31, 2011

No More Muffin Top!

I am so incredibly pleased to announce that I am no longer sporting a muffin top with my favorite pair of pre-pregnancy jeans. For those of you so blessed to not know what a muffin top is, well its that spill over the top of your pants of extra fluff. I have been known in the past to call it my innertube or lifesaver. I've sported a muffin top since about my third year in college. Anyhow, yesterday I put on my jeans and discovered I actually needed a belt. Then, low and behold, when I looked in the mirror, my sweater was smooth all the way down. No double lumps on either side!

How did I do it you ask? Well, John and I have been exercising when he gets home in the evenings instead of plopping down in front of the TV. It is great together time and is actually working to get us fit! I have lost all the baby weight from both pregnancies plus an additional 2 pounds. I know I've lost inches and gained muscle too, but I haven't had time to take my measurements. I guess this post is my own cyber pat on the back :-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Holiday Memories

There is no way I could post all the pictures we took over the 2010 Christmas season, so I have chosen to showcase a few favorites here. In no way could these few images convey the wondrous times we shared with all our family and friends or the joy I felt experiencing Christmas through our children.

Friday, January 14, 2011

8 Months Old!

Our Sweet little girl is already 8 months old! What a busy month it has been! You celebrated your first Christmas, started crawling, sitting up on your own, and even caught your first cold. You now enjoy playing with toys and don't scream or cry when mommy is out of your sight. You are so beautiful and looking alot like your brother did at the same age. We love watching you learn and grow!

* 17 lbs
* 2 teeth
* Stage 2 foods - has no real interest in eating
* Sleeping better though still getting up 2 times a night
* Crawling
* sitting up on her own
* making LOTS more noise
* Loves to "play farm" with her brother