Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Is it bedtime yet?

Today was a long day. It felt like I was with a 2 year old or something. >.< 

The WIC appointment that we had to go to was right around Sweet Pea's nap time, and that place is the germiest place on earth. So we tried and failed to keep her in our laps. She was happy once she got to play. But then her name was called. That's when it all went to shit. You would have thought the world was ending, the way Sweet Pea screamed, and carried on.

She got weighed, 31 lbs *66%* and measured. I didn't get to see how tall she was, and the lady didn't get a chance to tell me, through all the screaming. But Sweet Pea is healthy, so that's good. 

She then fell asleep on the way home, we stopped an picked up a pizza, which was seriously under topped. And for a person that is counting every calorie, and doesn't get pizza very often....that pisses me off. Sweet Pea opened up her eyes as we pulled into the driveway....only 35 minutes after falling asleep. That's it for her nap. That shouldn't even count as a nap. 

Later, Mister and I played hide and seek with Sweet Pea. Which is the most hilarious game to play with an almost 2 year old. They obviously don't get the idea of hiding, and giggle through the whole thing. At one point, she laid in the middle of the floor. Another time, I tricked her and had her thinking I was hiding in her little tent, and hid behind the couch. Apparently that was against the rules, because she didn't want to play anymore after that. It actually scared her :( Up until then it was a lot of fun. 

We picked up the decorations for Sweet Pea's party today, as well as some of the goodies for the gift bags. Looking forward to the party!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Turning two

My baby is going to be two in less than a week! How did that happen? This year didn't go nearly as fast as the first year, but it still flew by. 

We're having a rainbow themed party! It's going to be so much fun! I'm hoping to get lots of pictures this year, *I failed last year* and I'll try to post them. 

Sweet Pea is completely oblivious to all the excitement. But, she's learned to say "happy birthday". So, there's that. It sounds more like, hap birt-day. But it's still pretty cute. 

She showed a little interest in learning how to use the potty, but when I took her to it, she completely freaked out. So we'll be waiting a little on that. Which is completely fine with us. 

I have nothing new to report, except.....MY BABY IS TURNING TWO!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Feeling discouraged

I've hit a plateau. I've stopped losing weight, and I've even gained a couple pounds this weekend. This kind of terrifies me. Granted, I think my period is coming, but that only justifies this week. What about the 2 weeks before that? I can't really restrict my calories anymore, or I won't be eating enough. 

I could incorporate more exercise into my life, in fact....that's what I should do. But with a toddler, that's kind of hard to do. I've tried doing videos at home, and she just runs circles around me, trying to give me hugs. Sweet, but difficult to workout around. I've thought about going on fast walks with her in the stroller, but we have a crappy stroller, that isn't really meant for that type of thing. I'm most likely just making excuses. In all reality, I hate exercise. 

My appetite has also increased. I'm trying my hardest to ignore it. I'm eating healthy-ish foods, but remaining under my calories. I suppose if I ate more healthy foods, I could eat more food. The thing is, this is what I've done for 125 lbs, and it's worked. I was hoping it would work for the next 125 lbs. 

What I'm scared of is that, this is it. I'm done losing weight. My body won't let me lose anymore. Or worse, I'll start gaining it back now. Like it's the universes cruel joke. You worked your ass off, but you're still fat, and you're just going to get fatter. What if, you know? 

It's so discouraging to have such a long way to go, and not seeing any of it coming off for 3 weeks. (I just looked back in my log, it's only been about 2 weeks...if that) BUT IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER!

I was losing about 2 lbs a week, so to not lose anything, it's still discouraging. Yeah, I've come a long way, but there's so much further to go.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea's favorite animal is a "guck" *Duck* but also loves elephants
  • She loves to talk on the phone, but doesn't understand why you can't see the person, like on the iPad. 
  • She says "hank" for thank you. It's pretty adorable. 
  • She knows the sounds of many animals, but whispers "woof" for dog/puppy.
  • She likes to bring us "buzz" from the floor. *Fuzz* No matter how often I vacuum, there's always buzz! Dang carpet.
  • Sweet Pea gets almost as excited as I do when we get a new diaper in the mail. She loves to throw them around.
  • She just loves Bunjie, our Netherland Dwarf rabbit. She's learning to be very gentle with him, and he's very patient with her.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just your average update

Sweet Pea is going to be two in just one short month. I can't believe it. This time last year, I was an emotional mess. Because, I was losing my baby and gaining a toddler. I'm not as emotional this year. I'm more looking forward to what's to come. She's grown and changed so much this year, especially the last couple of months.

Her vocabulary and logic skills have taken off. She's practically gotten her colors down if you ask her to point to them, although she can't quite say them yet. And she can point out her shapes as well. And I've mentioned this on FB a few times, but she's also learning her letters, and can name a few. I know every parent thinks their child is a genius, but I'm really proud of her.

This little miss Sweet Pea skipped her nap for the first time the other day. It was a very long day. You would think that would mean she would go to bed early, and sleep well. Nope! She went to bed at her normal time, and was up every hour. Mama was tired. 

I've been working really hard on losing weight. I'm currently down 124 lbs, and have about 120-130 more to go. It's a bit discouraging thinking I have to lose the same amount all over again. But then I just tell myself, it's not about the destination. It's about the journey. It didn't take a day to gain it (although it 100 of it came on in less than a year, from medication) and it won't come off in a day either. I'm taking one day at a time, and setting small to moderate goals for myself. My current goal? Hit 150 lbs gone. Almost there! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Learning and Easter

Sweet Pea has been working on her letters lately. So far she knows 3.5 of them. I say 3.5 because the rest are "E", including E lol She knows K, O, and S. She can say them and point them out when she sees them. K sounds more like "cake", but she's getting there. We're going through flash cards, and she learns from Sesame Street. 

She also makes a lot of animal sounds, her favorite sound right now is an elephant. But her favorite animal is a duck, or a "guck". She also likes to talk about snakes a lot too, and roar like a lion. Half the time we go to change her diaper, she'll end up crawling down the hall roaring. 

Easter was a lot of fun this year. We celebrated with my mom, and Sweet Pea had her first egg hunt. She caught on right away. She loved finding all her "eggies". My mom got her a big stuffed "guck", which she fell in love with. And a few other goodies. We had a great ham dinner, and I ate way too much. Sweet Pea even had a few bites of ham, which is a big deal, because she's not a big meat eater anymore. 

The next day was actual Easter, and Mister hid some eggs around the house before Sweet Pea and I got up. So we had another egg hunt. Sweet Pea was ecstatic. She got a book, playdoh and a diaper cover from our favorite WAHM, Rock-a-bye Booty. Then we ate leftover ham and had a nice quiet day. It was wonderful. I think a new tradition has been started.
I hope everyone else had a nice Easter as well. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Letters to Sweet Pea 21.5 months

Dear Sweet Pea,

I almost didn't write this letter, because I didn't think much had changed since you were 18 months. But then, I thought back. I was wrong. Not only physically, but developmentally as well.

You have grown so much. You hair has gotten thicker, and longer. Lord knows you've gotten taller. 

You are a little bit of a picky eater. You despise meat of any kind. Your favorite foods are fruit and cheese. We let you pretty much graze throughout the day, with a main meal of oatmeal for breakfast, and then whatever we're having for dinner. You're very good at trying new foods, but don't always like them. At least you try.

You get very excited at bedtime. You love running down the hallway to mommy, and mommy scares you every night. We brush your teeth, change your diaper put your PJs on and then you pick out a book to read. Then, we wrestle around on the bed for a few minutes before we turn out the lights and settle down. We usually cuddle all night long. I can't fall asleep without you in my arms. 

I still hold you while you nap. Your legs hang off of me, and you take up my whole lap. But, I enjoy it and so do you. As of late, you've been fighting your naps. So we've been taking you to the park to tire you out. You've been enjoying that quite a bit.

You've grown and changed developmentally as well. You have learned new words, so many that I can't list them all. My favorite though, is 'guck'. It's one of your favorite animals. We actually went to feed the gucks last week. *Ducks* You also know where all your major body parts are, but have known those for a while. 

You love other kids, or 'bees' as you call them, more and more each time you see them. You try to keep up with them at the park. And as long as it's not approaching your nap time, you're very good at sharing your toys when we have play dates over at our house. 

You're such a sweetheart. My heart swells with joy when I look at you. I love you so.