Monday, April 19, 2010

Operation Skinny Jeans

I have joined a blog called "Skinny Jeans" that has 17 contibutors including myself. We are all on the quest for a better version of ourselves. We are sharing our struggles, fears, excitement and accomplishments along the way. All while holding each other accountable and giving encouragement. We've all been down that road before of the diet that goes no where.
A brilliant mind Brittany decided that she would start a support group so to speak. We all understand one another and get where were coming from, where we've been and where we hope to go.
This is a journey that I hope to lay to rest and not spend my whole life traveling. I had a baby almost 9 mo. ago now and I realize my body is different but it doesn't have to be. I want to lead a health, active life and set a good example for my son. My husband and I have talked about the outing that we would like to have but I feel in my current physical shape I would be "dead weight". We've talked about repelling, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, even running. I hope to work up to these things. I have a goal in site and plan to reach it.
If your interested come join in the journey and follow us while we make "dreams of skinny jeans and bikinis come true"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Growing Pains

Last night was a long night and I'm not used to that. AJ is 8 months old and has had maybe 2 or 3 nights where he's gotten up in the middle of the night. He woke up a little after 11 and was up until I would say 2. I could tell that he was so tired but yet SO restless. His legs were moving like he was running a marathon and he would shift his head back and forth trying to find a comfy spot. I turned the TV on in our room to kinda take his attention off of his discomfort. It worked for a short while but as soon as he closed his eyes he went right back to his squirming. I gave him some Motrin and thought this'll help him to relax...NOPE! At this point we had ran my husband off to the couch for his last couple hours of sleep. AJ's cry was a cry of pain and discomfort so I'm checking everything and messing with his ears thinking "Maybe he has an earache". He didn't even care that I was poking and looking.
On to my next hypothesis...AJ in the last couple of months has went from wearing at 4-5 months a 6 mo size for about a month and then moved into a 9 months size and has now recently moved into 12 months sizes. He's not a chubby baby but he seems long, which is the reason we have moved up sizes for the length. All of that growing can't be easy on top of crawling and building muscles. I know how I feel after a workout so add putting wear and tear on such delicate skin . It can't be easy being a baby and it's no wonder we can't recall our first years, it would no doubt be traumatizing.
I finally helped him get to sleep by laying my arm across him at the bend of his knees and patted and rubbed his back until he finally started snoring.
He seems ok today but tonight will tell for sure. It's just heart breaking when my baby reaches for me and wants to be held and he wants Mommy to make it all better and I'm pulling all my tricks out of the bag and nothing is working. Guess it's Growing Pains for Mommy too.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
My Sister was doing this so I decided I would join in!
So a little about me...
I'm 28 yrs old
My Husband and I have been married for 2 yrs come this June
We have and 8 month old son, AJ
2 Dogs, GG a Pitt-bull and Izzy a Lab
2 Cats, Daisy and Georgia
I'm a most of the time Stay at home Mom
I work 1 weekend a month as a Hair Stylist
Even though my son is still very young I plan to home school.
Most of my blogs are short and to the point because I now have a little man crawling around
who will not let my attention be off of him for too long or else I find him doing something mischievous.
I look forward to finding more interesting blogs and hope that everyone enjoys sharing in my life as a new mother and all that goes with that through my blog.