Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'm trying hard to get on a schedule with this whole exercising/care for a baby/care for husband/care for dogs/ care for house thing...you get the point... It's hard on days that I go into the office early. I get up, feed the baby, hop in the shower, get ready, and get out the door as quickly as possible. When I get home, I just want to sit down, hang out with my boys, and take a moment before starting dinner, feeding Hampton, and starting the bedtime routine. Not much room in there for exercising (because keep in mind that with exercise comes another shower). So, yeah, I'm working on it. But 3-4 days of exercise isn't too bad, right?
Good news: I tried my goal jeans on and they buttoned! Bad news: The muffin top that resulted from said buttoning! :/
More good news: The scale says I lost a pound. More bad news: The Wii says I gained one. Le sigh...
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Shortly after having the baby, we received a hospital bill in the mail. We clearly could not pay the whole thing right now, so I called to set up a payment plan. I sent out my first payment and waited for the next to come in. At the end of December, we received another bill in the mail, for the same amount as the first. It was not reflecting that I had sent in any payment. Not good. So, I call the hospital to straighten things out. Welllll....turns out we have 2 bills at the hospital: 1 for the room, birth, normal having a baby stuff and 1 for the NICU doctor. This bill was for the NICU doctor, and had nothing to do with the other. They just happened to be the exact same amount. Okay. I take care of that, and we now have payment plans set up for each bill. But, I still haven't received a bill for the other payment due. Within the next day or so, I got a late notice from the hospital. A late notice?!? What in the world? I sent the check in on time! Come to find out, I had written down the wrong amount and paid $55 instead of $55.55. Yep, the hospital sent me a late notice for 55 cents!! The cost to get the stupid notice to me was more than what was owed. What a joke!! But of course, this meant that my account was being flagged as late and no further bills were being sent out until they received the current amount due. No way was I writing a check for $.55, though, so, once again, I made a call to the people up at the hospital, explained what had happened, and put a check in the mail for this month's payment PLUS that dang $.55! Needless to say, I won't be making that mistake again!
Monday, January 11, 2010
But I'm down a pound. So...I'll stick with it!
(Obviously, I haven't given up breastfeeding yet. My doctor suggested that I try to make it through flu/RSV season for Hampton's benefit, and I agree completely. The added bonus of it helping me lose weight is certainly motivation in itself to keep it up a little while longer.)
P.S. Jilian Michaels doesn't mess around. 5 days of the 30-day Shred, and I can't imagine when my sorry self will be able to move up to level 2--yikes!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I have been learning and doing lots of fun new things recently:
Mommy let me try some apple juice and apple-prune juice, and they are both so yummy! My little tummy has been hurting me a lot, but the juice helps. Here I am "holding" my own bottle of juice.I am getting really good at rolling from my stomach to my back. Mommy and Daddy were very excited to see me do this trick. I can't figure out why. I don't like to put on a show, so I usually do it when I wake up in my crib. I hate being on my back, so I scream for someone to come get me as soon as I've rolled over! Mommy keeps saying she needs to get it on camera. I guess I'll have to do it for her soon during my tummy time.
Daddy put together a fun new toy for me-my jumparoo, and even though I really don't know what I'm supposed to do in it, I'm content to sit and bounce for a little while. My legs aren't long enough to reach the ground yet, so I have a shoebox that I use to bounce on. Pretty clever, guys!I used to REALLY hate having my diaper changed, but now I don't mind so much. I like to take the time to smile and talk to whoever is changing me. It's not so bad. I try to help out by bringing my knees and feet up. Mommy thinks it's so funny, but daddy seems to get a little annoyed. I like to play with him by lifting my legs up and then straightening them out real fast, just to see how good he is at getting a diaper on me, and I have to admit--he's not bad!
I spend some time every morning on my activity mat, and it is such fun! I like to swat at all the fun animals, and when I get a good grip, I like to put them in my mouth! Yummy!And mommy's favorite new thing is me laughing. A couple of times now I have just gotten so excited and given a real good belly laugh. Mommy said that she needs to get that on camera, too!
That's all I can remember right now. I'm sure mommy will think of even more stuff and will have videos to share soon!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Last night was our first date night! We went to Chili's to eat. I had been given a free meal the last time we ate there b/c they messed up my order (I mean, we're still on a budget here!). Well, as luck would have it, the server dropped my meal on the floor as she was placing Jordan's meal on the table, and we got it for free! Ha! It was pretty entertaining and gave us quite the laugh! And now we still have a voucher for a free entree!! After dinner, we ran by Target and picked up a few things (We may have been babyless for the night, but we still needed baby things), grabbed a coffee, and headed back to Jordan's parents to pick up Hampton. Not the most eventful night ever but a nice night out without having to worry if the baby was going hang in there with us!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
-We got to see our miracle for the first time. And hear our "monkey's" heartbeat.
-Jordan's 27th b-day
-Released from RE
-My first belly pic:
-Received our first baby gifts: May:
-We found out it's a BOY!
-Started on nursery. Bedding ordered!
-Half way to meeting our monkey:
-Started putting the nursery together-paint, furniture, bedding. Still in disbelief that there was a nursery in MY house!!
-Reached double digits in my countdown to baby and the 3rd tri
-I was definitely growing and so was the little man:
-3d u/s. Blown away by how accurate these images were! -Started BPP and NSTs
-Baby shower time
-Quit job and decided to start my own business
-Trip to the beach for Labor Day
-Last belly pic -Hampton arrived!! I am a mommy!
-My 26th b-day
-Baby's first Halloween. Sweet pea!
-Not too much happened this month. Just sat around loving on Hampton :)
-Started getting out some. Our favorite get-away: Target!
-6 week post partum check-up. All was healing well.
-Hampton started laying down and taking short naps on his own. Great news!
-Baby's first Thanksgiving
-After many "trial-and-error" jobs since around March, Jordan has returned to work as Sales Manager at AF
-Hampton moved to his own room. We've had some rough nights, but he's getting better and sleeping 5-7 hours pretty consistently.
-Baby's 1st Christmas