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T-E-N {10} Months!

Swoon. Couldn't you just DIE from the cuteness! Oh my handsome little man... you make your mommy's heart melt!

My baby isn't really much of a "baby" anymore. He's creeping into Toddler territory much too quickly for mommy's liking. At the same time, he's oh so much fun.

He had his first Thanksgiving and I think he was definitely a fan. Mommy, Braz and Daddy had a nice quiet turkey day at home just the three of us (which Mommy was definitely a fan of). It was a great, quiet day. I cooked a traditional meal - turkey breast, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, crescent rolls, stuffing, and gravy. It was a wonderful day to spend Thanksgiving. Braz LURVES turkey - shoved it in my the handfuls. And sweet potatoes are pretty awesome too, although we already knew he was a fan of those! And OMG, pecan pie = CRACK to Brazos. I shared a little with him and he waved his hands around in excitement and gave a big "MMMMM" with every bite. AND, he threw a h…

N9NE Months!

Look at my handsome little man ~ he's barely a baby anymore! Where do I begin with all the amazing things he's accomplished in the last month...

First, he had a dr appt on Tuesday for his well-baby visit and he got his hemoglobin checked (it was perfect) and got flu shot: part 1. He weighs 22 lbs 4.5oz - 88%, and is 18.25 in long - 94%. How did I get such a tall baby?! HAHA

Dr said he has to start weaning off the bottle by around 11 months (should be complete off at 15 months) so we are going to start training on the sippy cup hardcore! I'm not really feeling sad about this because that is just one step closer to NO FORMULA! 3 more months and he can drink cows milk - thank goodness (I have issues with formula if you can't tell ;).

Speaking of in 3 months - In THREE MONTHS, my little baby will be O*N*E! o.O I can't even think about that right now...

Accomplishments this month - Standing On His Own...WITHOUT HOLDING ON! He's going to be walking before he's a yea…

FAF: Better Late Than Never...

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 161.6
Current weight: 161.0
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -0.6
Total weight lost: -5.4

Not a bad week...a loss is a loss is a loss, right? I don't have much to post on this one since I have another post coming tomorrow. We'll see what the scale reads in the morning! :)

Random Texts From My Hubs

"Lol if you got cloned, would you have sex with yourself?"

Seriously...how am I suppose to compose myself at work with texts like these.

The answer is No in case you were wondering, would you? No judgement if you would - I just prefer male parts over female, even if they are "mine". And who wants to see what they actually look like during the act - I mean, wouldn't that give you a complex?! It would me, I'm hard enough on myself as it is...I don't need to know what I actually look like to other people.

Heh. This is a weird post.

FAF - I blame the Mexicans and their beans!

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 162.0
Current weight: 161.6
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -0.4
Total weight lost: -4.8

Well, a loss is a loss but I'm disappointed because yesterday morning I weighed 160.4 lbs. My husband FORCE-FED me Mexican food last night. Those terribly yummy chips & espinoca, refried beans, and fish tacos...I was helpless against them. So, I think I should get to say I'm 6 lbs down - YAY!
I went and ran twice this week and that's about it for the working out. I know, I'm a slacker but I just am not in the mood to give up anymore of my free time with my bubs...so, there you go. I'll hop back on the workout train again soon I'm sure [the constant urging/nagging of the hubster will make sure of that]. For now, I'll workout when I make it to the gym or get a chance to run around the block a couple times.
And I just wanted to note - My fat pants are getting very loose again! Yay - go me!
Happy Dieting Ya'll!

Just Because Flowers

I came home from work on Friday and had this waiting for me on the table.

Roses and lilies and a mushy love card.

I needed this.

I nearly cried and I don't think my hubby knows just how much this meant to me. I gave him a big hug and kiss and a thank you. To put it very mildly, he made my day.

The message in the card...I needed that too. Even if you think you know how someone feels, it still is so comforting to see it in that person's handwriting, even if you've already seen it before.

Thanks babe for making me remember what it feels like to be "us" again. Did I mention, I really needed that.

FAF - Meh.

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 161.4
Current weight: 162.0
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: +0.6
Total weight lost: -4.4

Yeah, I gained weight. I really have no excuse other than, I think my lack of diet and exercise is catching up to me [thank you Captain Obvious]. I'm going to have to bust my hump to make up for that this week and get back on track...

I'm just not in the mood to focus on this stuff right now but I really think if I could get down to my weight goal, I would be a little happier with myself. Have to make it a priority again... And who knows, maybe I could really use this as a positive distraction. Bleh, finding motivation is so hard for me. You'd think looking at the scale every other day would be enough...

I hope everyone else is doing better than I am!

Where do I go from here?

Ever feel like you are standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming at the top of your lungs like a lunatic and no one hears you or they just don't care???

I feel like that.

I've been putting off writing this post because well, its a crappy one, but I just need to get this off my chest. I'm just not happy. I feel I have no control over my own life. I don't like the way things are going. At. All. I can't make any of my own decisions and I feel like I'm smothering to death. Every move I make is the wrong one. Work, home, family, friends...everything. I feel so alone. I know if I'd reach out, there are people I can talk to but some things I just don't want to discuss with anyone. There are things I'm struggling with that I just don't want the opinions or judgement or backlash of those involved. I don't want to hear it. Or I'm just too embarrassed. I know this doesn't make any sense to anyone but me, and that's fine. I feel very …

FAF: 5 LBS ~ That's a small sack of potatoes people! :o)

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 162.8
Current weight: 161.4
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -1.4
Total weight lost: -5

I've lost 5 whole pounds!! Yay me! 21.4 to go!!

I can't feel super excited about my continued 1-lb-a-week weight loss because I only worked out once this week and have a sneaking suspision I'm only losing muscle mass instead of actual fattyness...but I'm not going to dwell on that thought because...I'VE LOST 5 POUNDS :o)

Still cutting the portions sizes though and I now feel like major poo whenever I eat a normal sized meal so I think that means my stomach is finally shrinking [yay!!].

I've been taking my thyroid meds like I'm supposed to but a friend told me it takes 4-6 weeks to really tell a difference so, we'll see in a few more weeks!

Happy dieting y'all!

My Son, THE 8 MONTH OLD!

My baby went from this:



To This:


HOW? WHAT? HUH?...What the hell just happened?! Where did the last 8 months go...? Seriously, 8 months?? (Momma's havin' a hard time with this one, can't you tell?)

I'm going to have an early walker on my hands. Braz is becoming a pro at standing up (while holding on to furniture) and he's getting braver and braver with letting go. Soon he'll be standing on his own without holding on! He's started eating solid foods - started him with some puffs and veggie "cheetos". He has had some green beans from my plate and some grapes (minus the skin of course). He's starting to learn how to drink from his tippy cup - I had to take the plug out that keeps it from spilling because he wasn't getting the tip & suck part. He still doesn't hold his own bottle but being a breastfed baby I don't think that's unusual. I'm just going to skip that though and go straight to the cup.

I haven't really noticed h…

FAF: Another 1 Bites the Dust!

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 163.8
Current weight: 162.8
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -1.0
Total weight lost: -3.6
Another week of weight loss! Whoop! Its not much but after another slow exercising week, I'll GLADLY take it! I'm very close [again] to what I weighed when I got knocked up with my pwecious little man so I'm feeling good about that fo' sho'...
Working out this week has been rough. I haven't really made/had time for a good solid workout so I'm a little disappointed about that but...eh, I'll just keep squeezing them in there whenever I can and as much as I can. We have a gym membership over by my usual sitter so once she's off maternity leave, I'll be able to run to the gym at night before or after I pick up the monster.
My diet this week has been unhealthy - not in what I've eaten, just the quantity. I've hardly eaten a thing! My dinner portions have been cut in half, if not more, so I feel that's a positi…

FAF: Fiber One Bars Warning!!

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 164.6
Current weight: 163.8
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -0.8
Total weight lost: -2.6

Slow and steady wins the race I guess. I'm not going to complain - I haven't had that great of a week eating wise and haven't worked out for a couple days cause I was sick yesterday and the night before. So, I'll take the not.quite.a.pound weightloss. I had a doctor's appt today and fought back the urge to order some diet pills. I may or may not kick my self in the knee for that decision but I might as well give it a try doing it the right/healthy/slow way for a while before I give in to temptation. I'm into instant gratification people so this is tough for me. [Pats self on back] I did have 3 great workouts this week so "go me". I need to eat healthier.

Note to anyone on a diet out their - do not, I repeat, DO NOT eat 2 Fiber One bars in one day. Limit yourself. Gas ball the size of an suv will show up in your gut and t…

Brazi & Daddy Weekend

Daddy & I got to spend all night Saturday night and all day Sunday just the two of us guys while Mommy was down visiting Caroline & Aunt Heather. Daddy took lots of pictures to send to Mommy because she missed us so much!


I love standing! I practiced lots this weekend standing on whatever I could get my hands on.



You can't see it very well but Daddy and I snuggled in bed and watched TV Sunday morning - we just took this pic to make Mommy jealous and miss us even more!



More Standing! I can stand up in my bed now too - you guys better lower my bed soon or I'm going to make a break for it in the middle of the night when you are asleep...



Daddy & I lookin' snazzy heading to IHOP (More pictures to make sappy Mommy miss us!)



First time eating pancakes - these things are great! Mmmmm!



Going on a walk with Daddy. Laid back enjoying a cold one...this is the life!



Playing with the Gemma - I love my puggy!!



Ok Mommy, Daddy & I are really starting to miss you! Hurry Home!



I thi…

Caroline Marie Is Here!!!

Born: Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Time: 8:28 pm
Weight: 7lbs 11oz
Length: 18 in

Princess has had a little bit of a rough start - diagnosed with pneumonia the day after she was born and has to be on antibiotics and stay in the hospital for a week. She's absolutely beautiful and her mommy and I are already planning future shopping trips just us girls!! I finally got to meet her this weekend and she so tiny and petite and just precious. Ready for her to get a clean bill of health so she and her mommy can come home! So very excited to finally have a NIECE again after so many boys. Hopefully I will get to play with her more than I get to play with my other nieces... Tea Party and dress up, anyone? :o) I can't wait!

Hmmm...I think I need to go talk to my hubs about having a baby girl... Toodles!

A Day of Fun with Leah & Drake

We've had some babysitter drama in our household and thankfully my dear friend shared her nanny for a week while she was on an off-week of traveling for work. She was in and out as well so one morning she got to stay home and play with the boys. I got several pics from their day:


"After breakfast the boys fought over the sports section."




"Then we went for a nice stroll in the wagon."

"After a refreshing break our creative juices were going so we had art time."
"Than it was splash time!!!"

"The boys relaxed to some nick and speed racing!!"

Thank you so much Leah for ALL your help last week!!!! And for having so much fun with Braz - He LOVED playing with Drake. :o)

I don't have to go to coney island after all!

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 168.4
Current weight: 164.6
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -3.8
Total weight lost: -1.8

About time! I've had to starve myself the last few days to get here but hopefully this means my mysterious weight gain issue is going away. I'm not getting my hopes up just yet... But almost 4 lbs lost - I will GLADLY take it over +2 lbs. If I stay at this weight loss, only 6.579 weeks to go! Have to stay positive, right? :o) While that would be totally awesome, I better not count on 3.8 lbs every week.

One proud moment this week for me: I am back up to running 2 miles - WITH. OUT. STOPPING. Go me. [Even though some rude crazy mean old hag yelled at me because I was out running with Braz at 7:30 pm around my neighborhood and she "couldn't see me" even though she flashed her brights at me from a block away... Gah , make me feel like a horrid mother why don't you...some people have an 1 1/2 commute to and from work, and their husband…

Just put me next to the Bearded Lady on Coney Island...

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: 166.4
Current weight: 168.4
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: +2.0
Total weight lost: +2.0


All I'm going to say is this is total Bull$hit. Tune in next week to see the {FREAK SHOW} that is my mystifying, unexplainable, horrifying weight gain.

The End.

SE7EN M0NTHS!!

My baby is getting so BIG! And he has changed so much in the last month...

#1 New Thing - He now says "Momma" & "Mom-mom-mom"!! Squee! I love it! :o)

Also: Crawling all over the place, can sit up on his own from pretty much any position, is eating two meals a day which consist of half a jar of baby food and oatmeal, thinks veggies are the bees' knees, still quite the snuggler (especially with mommy), has been fairly consistently going to bed between 8:30 - 9:00 every night and sleeps till I get him up in the morning to go to Sarah's (which is about 6:50ish), has started "clapping" his fists together - hasn't really figured out how to open his hands and clap, loves his "Frank" that Sarah made him and is crazy about his exersaucer/bouncer, is such a little ham - always sooo smiley, already wearing 6-9 mo and 9 months clothes, and he is a BITING FOOL - loves to use those 4 teeth (not sure what I'm going to do with him on this on…

Being +25lbs Overweight is NOT Ok...

Starting weight: 166.4
Last week's weight: N/A
Current weight: N/A
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: 0
Total weight lost: 0

I've gained 10 lbs back since I've stopped breastfeeding. Unacceptable. I'm kind of freaking out because I'm not really sure how this is happening but its got to stop. So - I'm joining Brandy's FAF's so hopefully I can have some accountability.

The deal is, Jason and I are going on a cruise this winter and I MUST look hot. I can't look like this and wear a bikini for a week! My hubs is smokin' HAWT and a sexy mo' fo' and I can't be a squishy, saggy wife to a sexy mo' fo'... When we started dating I weighed 145. My all time goal weight would be 140 [well, 130 if I'm talking about my all time, wish I could be weight] so that's my goal. Maybe if I have to tell the world how much I weigh I'll feel that much more compelled to lose weight. I'm desperate!! I'll take pics and be more prepared for ne…

God Bless Texas

We bought this bib in Gruene, TX when we were on our family vacation in Texas last year after we got married.

You can also see the infamous two top teeth that have finally popped through. Again - Cutest thing ever. Although, I think he may have inherited my gap between his front teeth...at first I was disappointed for my baby boy, but after I thought about what he'd look like and that he can get braces, I squee'd at how adorable he is with a little gap between his teeth. Although, now I can't really tell if he has my gap or his daddy's ginormous teeth - either way its gonna be adorable.

P.S. We really miss our Texas family!!

I love to oat, oat, oat, opples & bononos!

Brazos has entered the world of solid foods! He had been eating a little bit of rice cereal here and there but the first time we tried it a couple months ago in the bowl, he was still thrusting his tongue and didn't quite get it. So after his 6 month appt, we got the go ahead to start solids full on - which means FRUITS! :o)

So we went with Bananas (and then applesauce a few days later) and switch over to oatmeal instead of rice cereal. I'm still pumping breastmilk for his cereal and he gets BF in the morning when he wakes up but the rest of the day he's getting formula. After a rough month of clogged ducts, being far too busy for all my scheduled pump times at work, and a yucky case of mastitis that had me down with a 102* fever for three days, my milk supply has dwindled down to nothing. So, I'm accepting defeat [somewhat] and I'm switching over to morning and night BF only. It was a tough decision but its been a couple weeks and now I feel like it was the right …