Thursday, January 5, 2012


the kids and i went to visit my parents for about 5 days last week. my sister and brother-n-law drove down with my nephew for a couple of the days we were there. we had a late christmas celebration all together minus gregg who had to work/be on call and couldn't go :( it was nice to be able to stay a few days to stay and visit and abbey and noah LOVE playing with each other. i told abbey we were going to grammy and campy's and the first thing she said was "i play with noah?!" they are seriously adorable together.

tucker turned 6 weeks and then 7 weeks today! i feel like he is gaining weight at a pretty good pace and i would guess he weighs about 10ish lbs. he goes to the doctor in a couple of weeks for his 2 month check-up and i'm curious to see how he has grown. i am in no way worried he's lacking in nutrition though ;)

i am still getting nights of broken, messed-up sleep. some nights tucker will be give me a 5 hour stretch and then the next he is up every 2-3 hrs. there is no consistency and i am up at least an 1.5 hrs each time he wakes up trying to get him back to sleep. i think i am going to start working on trying to get him on a schedule this week and see if that helps. i am starting to not function well with this sleeping pattern. fortunately, gregg can typically take over around 8 or 9 and i can go to sleep until tucker wakes up again.

on more baby news, i have decided to let breastfeeding go. i think it's going to be a slow process and i've already started eliminating feedings but i'm still hanging on to a few a day. i'm mostly hesitant to give it up completely because it is the one thing that consistently calms him down and makes him sleepy. although the supply seemed much better than last time the first week or so it has gotten much much worse since then. he is basically a formula fed baby who gets about 2 oz of breastmilk a DAY at this point. i wish it had worked better but i'm happy to say i have not shed any tears over it this time.

i have officially started making an effort to lose the pregnancy weight and try to get my body back into some shape that doesn't resemble that of a pregnant woman. i hate having to be so strict with what i eat but it's the only thing that works for me. i am a huge grazer and if i don't write it all down and count it up i can easily blow any efforts to lose weight in one afternoon. i had my 6 week pp appointment yesterday and got the all clear to exercise..not that i really felt like i needed. i have been feeling great for a couple of weeks now but it's nice for it to be official :) i'm working on setting up some kind of incentive program for myself to help me stay motivated because i tend to stray pretty easily. 

gregg's parents are coming to visit in less than 2 weeks. i cannot wait for them to meet tucker and see abbey again. they will get to stay a whole week which is wonderful and i know abbey will love it.


gm said...

an incentive program? what if we were to set some real goals for ourselves...and the reward was say $1000 for meeting them?

gm said..., jog a half marathon together, and reach a certain weight or exercise frequency over a certain period, and win $1k and a weekend of freedom. hmm...interesting.