Monday, December 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Keep on Runnin'

I've started running. Today is day 2 of my running. I hate running.

However, I'm committed to keeping at it 3 days a week (weather permitting) to get my butt back in shape and FINALLY losing the weight I want to lose. I was overweight before getting pregnant, then added pregnancy weight, then lost all the pregnancy weight plus 10 extra pounds and now I'd like to get off 20 more. So, based on the success of some of my friends who've been running, I'm giving it a go. My legs feel like they've been run over, but I hope to keep it up until I don't feel like puking at the end.

My sister and I have a Vegas trip planned for this 4th of July weekend, and I really like to be down the poundage by then. 20 lbs in 6 months...I think I can, I think I can!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello, Hello Again!

Well, that was a quick 2 months gone by. Apparently I'm not going to be quite the daily blogger I once was. I guess a 9 month old will do that to you. To me, anyway. So, I thought I'd just sum up the previous 2 months with photos...Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Very first pumpkin!


Let's Carve!
Rock Star!
Happy Halloween!

First visit to Santa
Christmas Party!

We are just about to walk

The tree!
Christmas Eve Party!

Just a couple of gifts...

Happy Holidays!!

Hope to post again soon!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Lullaby, and goodnight

Night getting many of those lately...good nights.

My lovely 6 month old has not slept through the night in more than a month after a good long stretch of 7pm-6am sleeping.  First, I thought it was teething, but restless sleep for a month?  Then she got a cold and was congested for a good 2 weeks, so that was crappy sleep for sure.  That was 2 weeks ago and still, she stirs and cries around 3am, and many times wakes up completely at 4am or so.  I refuse to get her up out of the crib then, so I'm relegated to giving a pacifier and turning back on her white noise machine.  I am getting better at letting her cry it out and get back to sleep, but with a husband that gets called into work at any time, I try to keep things quiet at night.  I'm ever so hopeful she'll figure out what's up and straighten herself back into the sleeper she's been before.

On the plus side, naptime has really improved.  She used to sleep through the night and fight tooth and nail at naptime.  Now, it's a bit reversed.  So... let's get this settled, kid, mommy is much more pleasant when she's well-rested.

What scares me a little is that we are going out of town next weekend for Danny's cousin's wedding and I'm not looking forward to our little nighttime ritual in a hotel room, after a 4 hour drive.  Oh well, guess you never know what happens until you experience them and kids never rise to the occasion unless occasions happen.  And I know I will not have a fitful sleeper forever (better not, anyway).

Other than that, she's cute as hell!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome back!

Blogging has become such a different priority for me now that I am a mom, but I still enjoy doing it so I'm doing my best. Plus our internet is so shoddy, we never know when the darn thing is going to be up and running. It's a problem we're currently working on.

Well let's get to the main news of my life...

Eleanor is wonderful! She just went for her 4 month check up today (though she turned 4 months on the 22nd) and here is what's going on with her:
weight: 14.88lbs
length: 24 & 1/8"

Today she also sat up by herself 3 times for anywhere from 5-15 seconds and the doctor gave the okay to begin stage 1 baby food since she is doing so well on rice cereal.

I cannot believe my tiny baby is getting so big and grown up so fast! Wow.

In other news:
-My uncle, cousin, sister, brother-in-law and nephew all visited this weekend...lots of fun and one over-stimulated baby!
-I cut my dog behind the ear trying to cut a hair clump out of her fur and that turned into a gross, smelly nightmare. But, being the ameteur vet that I am, I fixed it.
-I keep finding dead mice in our basement. Smelly, yucky, boo. I am fixing that situation with poison.
-I joined a local baby talk group with friends...lots of fun.
-Bought a few new furniture items for the them.
-Moved the computer upstairs so I don't have to use it amoung smelly dead mice.
-Danny is still working (yay!)
-I'm planning a Vegas trip with my just trying to figure out when the hell we'll be able to leave kids and go!

Days are moving fast and my to do list is never empty, but I really like the way things are going for me and my family.

Hope to post a little more often!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

You Say It's Your Birthday

Okay, I will...

It's my birthday. Today I turn 27, which seems too old for me. 27 is not old, but I don't feel like I should be that close to 30 already! This is also my first birthday as a mom and my first birthday without my dad, so all in all...kind of a weird one, but also a good one. I went out to dinner with Danny and my mom (and Miss Eleanor, of course) last night and got a new pair of earrings from Mom, which I was really hoping to get. I'm the kind of person who puts in a pair of earrings and continues to wear them everyday, I never take them out. Well, I had a nice pair of studs for that, but Harrison ate them, so I was left only with large, dangly earrings and you can't sleep in those. But now I have another pair of studs, so I'm set! I feel that earrings give my face a much better look in some way.

Tonight Danny has something planned or at least a surprise for me, so I'm not sure what is happening there...guess I'll find out after work!

Tomorrow my sister and nephew are coming to town and she and I are going to dinner and to see Eclipse. We're not quite the fanatics of this series like other people, but we enjoy seeing the movies.

Tomorrow is also my very last day of work! This was sort of a birthday present to myself, I guess. And of course I'm looking forward to my new line of work - stay-at-home-motherhood.

This weekend is the 4th. It was this time last year that I unknowly but thankfully got pregnant (is that too much detail? Oh well, it's no secret). I remember feeling SO bad on the 4th of July, plus is rained all day so that didn't help, but actually I was feeling the early early effects of pregnancy. I didn't find out about it until the 19th. It's hard to believe I've gone through all that and now have a smiling sweet little girl to show for it. It really is a miraculous process!

So, here's goodbye to the last year, year 27, and here's hello to the beginning of my 28th year. Man, thirty is just around the corner!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Working on the Chain Gang (part II)

No longer!

That's right, I officially gave my 2 weeks notice on Monday. I am so excited to be a stay-at-home mom!

I certainly didn't think I would be leaving the job so soon. I really wasn't planning on staying for too long, about 6 weeks or so while Mom watched Eleanor, but circumstances changed and I am leaving now!

Interestingly enough, I will miss some stuff about work...some of the people, some of the events and so on. I'll miss being on the inside of the organization and having a hand in a lot of the goings on here, but the reward of being home with my girl certainly outweighs it all for me. I think things would be different if I was in love with my work, but I'm not, so the decision is pretty easy in that regard, but still, for the last 8 years I've worked in some capacity at this place, so it will be odd to not come here daily (and nightly and on weekends and ALL THE TIME!). Now, instead of running the camps, we'll be the campers, instead of booking the volunteers, we'll be the volunteers (um....maybe). Instead of wearing heels and staying in the building, we'll hike the bike trail and have picnics outside (if the heat index ever goes down, for the love). And who knows, maybe someday I'll work here again (part time, PART TIME), but until then, I'm going to enjoy myself as a mom.

And I have to thank my husband for being the lone breadwinner now. With his last raise we decided this was pretty doable and he works HARD for his money. I really appreciate his willingness to carry the burden of financial support. But let's be honest, I have the real hard job!

On to the next adventure...