Mar 23, 2011

Curse you Easter!

Ok ok I dont actually curse Easter..not the real Easter. Just this commercially driven Easter with plastic eggs and oh so yummy candy! I think it is the one time of year I hate the most. Only because of my weakness for certain candy that can only be found this time of year. I am having to learning self-control again after my last pregnancy. I went into it after losing 50 lbs and eating healthy. And once I was past the months of thinking I would puke if I even looked at food and the cravings started, that was pretty much the end of self control and eating healthy. I didnt eat horrible but if I really wanted something I would eat some. And all those things I had cut out of my diet were back. This time around it is so much harder for me to eat as healthy as I was. I wish so bad I would have been healthier during my pregnancy but its too late for that. So back to my point. During this time of year and with my current weakness in self countrol I am trying so hard and slighty failing at avoiding these certain Easter candy:

{Hershey Candy coated Eggs}

Yummy!!! I blame my mom for this one...she always bought a tons of these every year!

{Cadbury Mini Eggs}

They has such an odd taste but God I love them

{Dove Easter Bunny}

My sweet/evil husband brought me one of these when I was having a bad day. I love me some Dove chocolate and a solid bunny made of it, what could be better?!?! I didnt even know these things existed until this year

Mar 8, 2011's BIGFOOT!

This is Bigfoot. He has been part of the family since Christmas. He is a pretty cool toy too..he does and says all kinds of things. But usually he is just sitting on a wooden stool by the door in Lyndon's room. And since Sophie has started crawling, she often ventures off into Lyndon's room. At first she would always stop and stare at him, I guess to make sure he wasnt moving or going to get her. Or maybe she just wasnt sure what that crazy looking thing was. Anyway, after a while she would touch him and "talk" to him. So the other day Lyndon decided he wanted to play with him so we charged up his battery. I figured it wouldnt be a big deal to Sophie since she has gotten used to seeing him and often tries to play with him. Boy, was I wrong! As soon as he started moving and saying things, she flipped out! I wish I would have had my camera ready but I couldnt find it at first. And by the time I did, she has started warming back up to him. I did a picture of her crawling away crying and a short video. Yes, I am probably a horrible mom for finding it funny, but it was! And it wasnt like she was getting hurt. I couldnt get the video to load :( but here are a few pictures

This isnt Bigfoot's first scaring either. As soon as he came out of his box, he began to scare cousin Lily. He wasnt even turned on and she was terrified!

Mar 4, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday

1. The phrase or punctuation I overuse most is "Stop it!" I probably say it every 2 minutes. The joys of having kids!
2. Today I am thankful for somewhat warmer weather even if it is supposed to rain later today.

3. My best friend is my hubby or my sisters. They have always been there for me when I need them

4. A quirky thing about me is I'm somewhat compulsive about certain things being done. Like I can not stand for the shower curtain to be open. even if the door is shut, it will drive me crazy to know it is open that I go shut it. The same with the bed being made and pillows being off the couch .

5. This weekend I am hitting up the gym and spending time with the family, maybe take the kids swimming at the gym pool .

6. Something that worries me is moving to NC and the housing situation...pretty much everything after May!

7. On my night stand you would find the alarm clock, a burp cloth and a bottle of water .

Mar 2, 2011

One hell of a day

Today has so far been the longest and worst day EVER! For some ungodly reason little Miss Sophie decided to wake up at like 4 this morning and refused to go back to sleep. After about an hour and half, nursing her, and us moving into the living room so we wouldnt wake daddy, I finally got her settled down. And at some point we fell asleep on the couch only to be woken up by Lyndon at like 6:30 wanting to watch cartoons. From there it hasnt gotten any better. I have spent most of the day with her asleep in my lap. Or her crawling behind me crying. And after a quick and frantic trip to Walgreen's to get baby tylenol, she is currently laying on my chest sleeping as I type this. So I think she is either getting sick or about to cut a tooth. I am leaning towards cutting a tooth because she has been drooling ALOT. But who knows. Looks like I may not be going to the gym today though :(

Feb 28, 2011


I have decided I want a new name for my blog...I have no idea where to start though. Maybe one day I'll come up with something cute and clever. But for now I guess I'll just stick with this.

Since I had little Miss Sophie I have been half-ass trying to lose the rest of the baby weight. For all of like 2 weeks we did the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. And we were doing good with it. But for some reason, we didnt do it one night which led to us not doing it the next, and that was it. We never did it again! I am so not an at home work out person. I can find some many other things that I would rather do at the house than work-out. I hate doing laundry but if it came between doing laundry and working out, I would probably pick laundry. I just cant motivate myself to work out at the house. And I gained what little bit of weight I lost back. But since the beginning of the month I have been going to the gym pretty much everyday. At first I was just doing the eliptical and a little bit of weights trying to get myself back into shape. I am trying to start running too. Although I hate treadmills and running on them. Actually, I kind of hate running too but still I want to start doing it. And I started doing 2 of the classes they offer at the gym, rep reebok and zumba. I love Zumba...not so much this one though. When I did it at the Y in Springfield, it was so much fun and the instructor was actually hispanic and made up her own dances. These girls though, have no clue what they are doing and have a list of moves they follow and they do the moves to stuff like Lady Gaga songs. Its just crap...maybe I was spoiled. I dont know. But anyways, my point. Since the beginning of the month I have lost 11 lbs! And am officially back to pre-pregnancy weight. However, my body is obviously not quite the same and while I am pre-pregnancy weight I am not yet at my pre-pregnancy size. So I still have some toning to do but I am still happy about it. I have decided to set a 10 lbs weight loss goal for this month and next month (20 lbs total). I am determined to look hot in that bridesmaid dress in May and for the summer since we will be moving back to NC then. And while I doubt I will be sporting a 2-piece on the beach, I'd like to have the option and not look like a whale while I am laying out!

On another note, Sophie is full on crawling and is now pulling herself up on EVERYTHING! God help me!

Feb 21, 2011

Bowties w/ bacon & tomatoes

The beginning of last week I bought this recipe book I saw at the checkout in Walmart. Yea, I am one of those suckers that put that stuff out for! I always end up finding something else to buy while standing in line. It's a Pillsbury recipe card thing that has like 72 recipes in it. And most of them look pretty damn good. I decided to make this one pretty much because I had everything for it already and it was really simple. That is always a plus with 2 kids running around! I thought it was pretty good so here it is:

Bowties w/ bacon & tomatoes:
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces (I used more than 4but I love me some bacon)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes w/ roasted garlic and onions, undrained
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups uncooked bowtie pasta (6 oz)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

In 12 inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 10 min, stirring frequently until browned. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, cook 2 to 3 min stirring frequently until tender. Stir in tomatoes, uncooked pasta and pepper. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cook uncovered 10 to 12 min stirring occasionally until pasta is tender and mixture is as thick as you like.

*The texture of the pasta will be a bit firmer because it is cooked in the tomato liquid.


Feb 15, 2011

Doctor appt. update

Well Sophie has her appointment this morning with Dr. Onal, the pediatric cardiologist in Springfield. I went into this not really sure what to expect. I mean, I knew she had a mild pulmonary vavle stenosis. They had already told me that. But I wasnt sure if they would want to do anything about it in the near future or what. I think in my head I had decided that it had to be somewhat of a big deal if they actually wanted us to come to Springfield to see the cardiologist instead of just having her pediatrician tell us what was going on. So we went to the hospital (thats where his office is). They weighed her and she had gained a pound since her 6 months checkup...which I think is good considering she is gaining weight slower. Anyway, they did a quick echo to get current images of it I guess. And Dr. Onal came in and pretty much told me what I already knew from looking it up online. He said there is a chance it could get better. It could stay the same and grow with her which would be good. Because as of now it doesnt effect her really. Or there is a small chance it could get worse. Usually if it hasnt gotten worse by the time she is a year old, it probably wont. We have to go back in 3 months to have another echo done. However, I dont understand why they couldnt have had her doctor tell us this instead of having me stressed out and worried for the last month. But for now everything is ok with her. Lets just pray it stays that way!
And now we are off to the gym for Zumba!!! I love Zumba. This is the first time I have done it since I got pregnant so it has been a while...I'm excited!!!!

Feb 11, 2011

I'm back!

I never get to update this thing...but then again with 2 kids, I rarely have time to myself and usually when I do there is house work to do! Its never ending!!! A couple months ago I thought, hey I'll make a page for both of the kids so I could update about them and have my own blog to talk about whatever I wanted and I would for sure keep up with them. Yea, that was in November and I made one post on each, mostly pictures. So I guess it is just back to one blog. But I am determined to keep up with it from now on! So while I cook dinner (Ill post the recipe tomorrow if it is good) and Sophie is content playing with her sippy cup on the kitchen floor, I figured now was a better time than any.

As for the kids:
Lyndon is 46 days away from turning 4! I'm still in complete shock that my baby boy, my first born, my little man is about to to be 4. Where did the time go?!? It doesnt seem in any way that it has been 4 years. But apparently it has! He is so independent and at time very helpful. He however has discovered how to lie! God help me!!! He tried to convience me today that it was Valentine's Day because he wanted this lion thing I got him that has chocolated covered animal crackers in it. And after asking for it and me tell him no because it was for Valentine's Day, he quickly told me "Momma, I saw on T.V. earlier that they said Valentine's Day starts right now". I couldnt help but laugh at him! Where does he come up with this stuff?!? And he is quick about it too...
Sophia is 7 months old. And the cutest thing ever if I do say so! She is a sweetheart and absolutely adores Lyndon. I have no idea why! She is slowly starting to get over being such a Momma's girl. I think it helps that I actually leave her with her daddy more now since she doesnt require me as often for eating. She has just started crawling too! She hasnt quite mastered it yet but she is getting pretty good at it. I left her on the living room floor earlier playing with toys and came into the kitchen to put dishes away. When I returned, she was down the hall in Lyndon's room playing with his toys. I am going to have my hands full with her!
On another note, we have to take her to the Pediatric Cardiologist in Springfield on the 15th. Her doctor notices a heart murmur when she was 2 weeks old and said if it was still there at 6 months they would do an echo. Well at her 6 month checkup the doctor still heard it so we went in for an echo and they sent everything to the Pediatric cardiologist in Springfield because there isnt one in Jacksonville. Needless to say, when the nurse called and said we actually had to take her to see the cardiologist I started freaking out. I had to call the nurse back to find out what she even said. She said Sophie has a mild Pulmonary Vavle Stenosis. From what I understand, it like a blockage or thicking of the wall in the vavle of the heart that pumps blood to her lungs. So I guess we will find out Tuesday what happens next.

And as for me, not much has changed. I still trying to lose all the weight I gained while I was pregnant with the little angel. So much for losing it all while breastfeeding. But we got membership to a different gym in town...World Fitness. So far I like it...alot better than the Y here atleast. Its been almost a week since we started going...minus a few day when we had the flu. Yea, that is a whole another story thought, talk about miserable! But I am about 6 lbs away from pre-pregnancy weight. So yay for that! But I have to lose that plus some so I can fit and look cute in a bridesmaid dress in May. So the journey begins again!