Monday, August 31, 2009

4 month appointment

Jack had his 4 month dr's appointment on Friday. If you're thinking "wait, isn't he closer to 5 months?" then you'd be correct. He's actually 5 months old today.

But he weighs 16 lbs 9 oz (that was with a wet cloth diaper on) and is 26 inches long. He is in the 60th % for weight and height and the 50th for head.

The doctor said that he's perfect. Which of course we already knew.

He got 2 shots and had a really rough night. He woke up screaming at about 10 and was inconsolable for almost an hour. The fact that we had company over and had been drinking margaritas, the first real drinks I've had since I found out I was pregnant, didn't help matters. He had a fever for a little over 2 days but is back to normal today. Thank God.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I'm the biggest loser!

I won the weight loss challenge at the gym... by 7 lbs! I lost 25 lbs total and I feel a lot better. I'm below my pre-pregnancy weight and I plan on loosing more too.

Here's what I won:
1. professional photo session
2. free 4 weeks of the next 12 week team class
3. one on one grocery store tour
4. one hour massage
5. free RMR test (resting metabolic rate - measures how many calories you burn per day)
6. free lunch for 2 at the cafe

Anyways, I'm excited. It was challenging. But I stuck with it and I will continue to do so. Next is Jonathan's turn to take a class. He'll be using some of my prizes (the RMR test and the free 4 weeks) but the rest are mine. :-)

I've celebrated, had margaritas, has a piece of pie, and now I feel crappy enough that I'm ready to eat healthy again.

Here's to another 25!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I guess we're not wearing him out enough

We've had a few hiccups in Jack's sleep lately. It hasn't been bad, he hasn't been up much, but there is some waking up involved.

It started about 2 weeks ago, he started rolling over in his sleep. After he rolled he would get mad and wake up screaming. For about a week I slept in the other room so that I could roll him back over quickly and so Jonathan could sleep well since he had to work. Oh, and we tried every sleep positioner out there, that only pissed him off more.

That weekend Jonathan offered to take care of him so that I could get a full night sleep. The first night went great, but not the second. After the 2nd time he needed me to calm Jack down I found them watching TV at 2:30 in the morning. After that I went back to just taking care of it myself. I don't want Jack thinking that if he wakes up in the middle of the night that he gets to watch TV. Not. Gunna. Happen!

Anyways, he finally figured out that it's okay to sleep on him tummy. However his napping has been all messed up. He was sleeping 4 or 5 times a day for about 40 min each time. Now he's only sleeping 3 times a day but for the same amount of time so he is a bear in the evenings. When his naps got all screwy he started going to bed earlier but waking up a few times early in the evening needing his binky back.

Today has been great though. We met some friends at the pool early today and I think that did the trick. After that he took 2 longer naps and went to bed promptly at 7, and I haven't heard a peep out of him. So maybe we're not doing enough. I guess it's time to kick it up a notch.

And here's a picture, because he's cute and has great hair.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The race is on

The weight loss race that is. As of last Monday I was winning by 1.5 pounds. Here's the kicker, at the beginning they said that the first week didn't count since not everyone had signed up for the class yet, and I lost 4 lbs that first week.

Last week when they calculated everything they were including that 4 lbs (so I've lost 16.5 total) and I don't know how much the other person lost in that first week but I have a veg recollection of it not being much.

It looks like it's between me and this other person, Stacy. She's really great but has a lot more weight to loose than me so she could easily beat me. % wise there is no doubt that I've lost more, but it may all come down to if they count that first week or not.

This week I feel like I've been a little off. I went to the baby day movie at the Alamo Drafthouse and had mozzarella sticks (yummy, but not on the diet) and we went out and had a big dinner last night. Everything I ate last night was fine, but portions were way too big. Also I know that I haven't eaten enough vegetables this week. Hopefully I haven't doomed myself too bad.

2 more weeks to go!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It only took 6 years

Come October we will have been in this house for 6 years. It's hard to believe. And we've always really liked it here. The neighbor hood is great as are the people. We've always talked about how we should get together with the neighbors and get to know them better. We always wave and chat briefly with the people on either side of us. We know the story about the family across the street with 6 girls, the youngest being twins that were conceived AFTER a vasectomy. And I've borrowed eggs from the people across the street. But even with all of that, we've never really gotten to know them. We've talked about it, just never done it.

Jonathan was talking with Bret from next door and apparently there was a national neighbor night out so we all grilled out on our driveway.


It was a lot of fun. Everyone brought something and the family with 6 girls was out of town so we didn't have to worry about feeding an army. There were a few straggles that just showed up but of course we had tons of food so it all worked out. The one that cracked me up was the kid, who was probably about 10, and we couldn't figure out where he came from.

We are planning on doing it again even. But next time, we're not doing it on a Tuesday night, it made the rest of the week feel really long.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

4 month snap shots

I know I haven't posted recently, I've been very tired. My perfectly sleeping child has started rolling over in the middle of the night and getting very upset about it.

Anyways, here are a few recent pictures...


I think this one is my favorite!




And here is a video of my little guy trying to be mobile

video