Monday, March 26, 2012

one step closer... bringing home our puppy! 

Bari had 3 girls and 1 boy last night!  (March 25)

So much has changed in exactly 1 year.

Monday, March 19, 2012

weigh in

I'll take it!  Down another 1.5 pounds, for a total of -8. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Benjamin has a chomper!

My sweet, little, tiny baby Benjamin is growing up on me now, too.  His first little tooth made it's debut today!  The bottom two front ones have been noticeably bulging on the front surface of his gums for almost two weeks now, so I knew it was just a matter of time.  He's such a big boy now!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

walk it out

Lovin' the sun hats!  Since Gabriella has a really big brain like her mommy, she'll outgrow hers in no time.  But that's ok, just another reason I'll have to go shopping for my princess!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

what the babies have been up to

The weather here is crazy... it's mid 70s!  We're totally taking advantage of the unseasonably high temperatures and going for walks in the double stroller. 

Gabriella had front row seating!

Benjamin enjoyed having bars to rest his feet on and was very interested in how the straps worked!

Benjamin took his first nap in his crib in the nursery today! 

my little Benjamin, having sweet dreams
lullabies, loose swaddle (arms free), paci, and shh-shh puppy

We're slowly trying to get both babies in there for naps, but not overnight yet.  The American Academy of Pediatrics' safe sleeping guidelines {click full text, and it's recommendation 3} for reducing the incidents of SIDS has as one of their recommendations that babies co-sleep (but never co-bed) until the age of 1.  Gabriella is still sleeping the the NapNanny because of her reflux.  Knock on wood, she's been doing great, so we're trying to transition her back to the bassinet so she's laying flat, and then after she's used to that, she'll try out her crib for naps.

Monday, March 12, 2012

weigh in

I had another great week!

I'm down another 3 pounds this week!!!
-6.5 so far
My new, updated goal is 229 by April 14... my birthday!
And just to think ahead, let's say 219 by June 1
And 214 by the babies' birthday, July 5
I'm still holding out hope for ONEderland by Christmas.  =)

Friday, March 9, 2012

changing it up

Weight Watchers has been my "go to" means of weight loss for as long as I can remember, since I decided to try things the healthy way.  Prior to WW, you name it, I did it... including some very unhealthy and dangerous things.  I've used countless diet pills, including using crazy amounts of them.  I clearly remember one night when I laid in bed and my heart pounded and raced like nothing I've ever felt before or since.  For the first time ever in my life, I truly thought I might die that night.  I've jammed fingers down my throat to bring up what I had eaten.  I tried Jenny Craig for a while thinking that if I didn't have to really think about my meals and go shopping that I'd be successful.  Well, I hated their food, and it was pricey.  I have honestly joined WW and sat at those meetings so many times that I could probably run the meetings as well as any of the leaders.  I know what to do, it's just a matter of actually doing it. 

All of that being said, I'm going to step out of my comfort zone just a bit and try simply calorie counting with a fun app on my phone.  And Jamie and I are still going to Shred at least 3 or 4 times a week.  I'm kind of excited to change things up a bit, but the true test will be in another week when I hop on the scale.

Monday, March 5, 2012

weigh in

I lost...

3.5 pounds!!!

I was really hoping to get that extra half of a pound to be in the 230s, but I can't stress over it.  I'll be there next week.