Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm Trying, Really I Am

I was so motivated last week to get back into my workout routine, but (there is always a but isn't there, which means my big BUTT will always be there too) John's back was still bothering him and both kids came down with yet another cold. Little Miss Carleigh is actually on an Albuterol inhaler four times a day right now. Ugh! Lets just say it is a two person (not including Carleigh) task to get her to take it (Thanks Amy!). I did manage to go on a 2 mile walk with the kiddos on Thursday. I guess that's something. I have a thyroid uptake scan and ultrasound tomorrow to figure out why my TSH levels are way too low. It is a fasting test so no eating after midnight until 11:00 am! Maybe that will help with some weight loss.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bye-Bye Sissa!

Yesterday was a big day in our house...I mean HUGE. Nicolaus said goodbye to his pacifier, or his "sissa" as he likes to call it. In the morning I asked him if he wanted to be a big boy and say goodbye to his sissa and he said, "Yes." So I seized the moment, shoved it in my pocket and told him how proud Mommy is of him. He asked for it a few times and I just reminded him that he said goodbye to it and that Mommy is really proud of her big boy. Then came naptime. He didn't ask for it, but he threw a huge fit, basically as if he were refusing to nap. Yelling, screaming, banging on the crib. How his sister slept through forty-five minutes of that I have no idea. I stood firm though, and eventually he fell asleep for about an hour and a half. He did not ask for it again, not even at bedtime when Daddy read him stories and put him down for the night. Plus, he slept through the night until close to 7am.

Today he has asked for it a couple times, but when I remind him how he said bye-bye to his sissa, he comments that his Mommy is so proud with a huge grin on his face. I really love this little guy. He is getting to be such a big boy. (Geeze, am I ready for him to grow up?) So, no longer will we have pictures like those below where I want to capture his beautiful smile, but instead get a mouthful of plastic. No more will I have to chase after it in the grocery when he has thrown it from the cart. Never again will I have to feel around on the floor in the dark when he wakes up in the middle of the night asking for it. Bye-bye Sissa!

Monday, March 14, 2011

10 Months!

* 18 lbs and 27.25 inches
* 3 teeth
* Sleeping better at night, only waking sometimes once or twice for comfort
* Has learned to crawl upstairs and turn the page at storytime
* Likes music and to dance
* Enjoying "talking" more and more.
* Can say Kitty Cat, Hi and Da-da.
* Dislikes grass
* Wants to do whatever her big brother is doing and always be in sight of Mommy
* Very headstrong already and lets you know what she wants...and doesn't want

Back On It!

John and I have resolved to get back on our workout routine today. After being so good for a month (I have said goodbye to 2 dress sizes as proof) the whole family first got a stomach virus, then the flu and, to top it all off John hurt his back. He and I have now been off our routine for a month. It has been harder to get back into it than it was to start in the first place. But it all ends tonight! As soon as he gets home we head to the basement to lift some weights. I know it will be hard but I am really looking forward to it. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I'm giving up Facebook for Lent.

John and I are not Catholic or part of a Protestant denomination which typically practices Lent, but I have decided to participate this year. What do I hope it will do for me? Lots of things...become more like Jesus, closer to God, more connected to the spiritual in me. Jesus sacrificed so much during his 40 days in the wilderness and then ultimately sacrificed his own life, so what is forty days of my life? Besides, I can find myself so tied up in "the social network" it is ridiculous--valuable time that could be spent with my kids, my husband, and God.

I came across this Lent calendar yesterday online at Busted Halo. Check it out.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Post Just For Nicolaus

As parents of two, John and I are begining to understand how everything has to be equal between siblings, at least according to one little man. Snacks should be the same, they should play with equivalent if not the same toy, and they both should be held by their mommy at the same time. (Good thing I have been working out). So its only fair that I should have a blog entry just for Nicolaus since so much seems to be about his sister's achievements and milestones.

Nicolaus is very sensitive, and does not like to see his sissy cry. He will give her kisses, pat her on the back and say "It's OK sissy." He loves to sing his ABC's and can recognize when something is a letter or a number, but won't sit still long enough to learn which one is which. We are practicing colors, currently everything is green. His favorite book is Curious George and loves Toy Story (which he calls Play Toys). One of his favorite sayings is "No way mama!" He is developing quite an imagination and already enjoys pretend play. He loves to tickle and be tickled, dance and just be silly.