Tuesday, August 31, 2010


No, that's not my weight! Ha! I would not be happy if I still weighed that much 15 months after birthing a child. This is my 175th post! Not that it's anything special... and it's not even a cool number, but I thought I'd throw it out there :)

Back to the weight stuff... I'm stuck and it's ticking me off. I lost all my baby weight about 10 months after Jax was born (although I should have weighed less to start with :-/ ). Then over the past few months I have gained about 7 or 8 pounds back. And now, for the life of me, it won't come off!!! I've been going to the gym regularly and walking 5 miles twice a week with my MIL. At first I knew it was because I should have been eating better. But recently I've really been putting an effort into eating better... and still nothing. Not one single pound. I'm really hoping that this is just a hump I need to get over and then the weight will start pouring off. I would really like to lose 15 pounds. I would really, really like to lose 20 pounds... but I'm not sure that'll happen. I would be perfectly happy with 15. That's not even very much but for some reason it wants to stick to me. I gained SO much weight while I was pregnant that I would really like to get back down to a good weight before I get pregnant again. And since that didn't happen before Ryan left, now's the perfect time to get that weight off.

I'm just really discouraged about the whole thing. I feel like I'm making a good effort and yet my body doesn't seem to care. I hate feeling like I have to struggle with my weight and I really don't want to do it for the rest of my life. I want to get to a good weight that I'm content with, then all I have to do is maintain it... which is a lot easier than losing it. I'm done whining now :) So I think I'll just leave you with pictures of the reason I have this baby weight in the first place... I suppose he's worth it!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dear Lord

Dear Lord,
Give me the greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his love for me. Give me understanding that I may know, when duty calls him he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he's away. And Lord, when he's in a foreign land, keep him safe in your loving hand. And Lord, when duty is in the field, please protect him and be his shield. And Lord, when deployment is so long, please stay with me and keep me strong. Amen.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Water baby!

This kid is obsessed with the pool! I've been teaching him some basic swimming stuff and now he loves to get dunked under and hold his breath, kick around the pool and blow bubbles in the water. He's too much fun!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Sorry for the mini blog break.. we have been transitioning a bit and I just haven't gotten around to writing. This won't be long, but I wanted to give a little update on Jax. He is 14 months old tomorrow!! He has started saying and signing so many new things and it's just too much fun! Here's the list :)

So big (which I know isn't actually a 'sign')
All done

1,2,3 (sounds like guh, guh, geeeee :) )
Bye bye

He is also really good at listening and following directions. Most of the time he understands what I'm saying and that is so helpful! He loves to read books. He loves to pull things out of cupboards/drawers/shelves. He loves being loud and banging things together. He LOVES to swim and he is getting good at kicking, and holding his breath while we dunk him. He is slowly starting to nap in his crib (Praise the Lord). He cries for about 10 seconds then falls asleep... the only negative is that he never sleeps more than 30 minutes. But it's better than nothing! He is in the process of getting 3 teeth. Eeek. Two bottom ones one either sides of the middle ones and one molar on the top. He's been a little sad about those, but I'm hoping it'll pass soon. Overall, he's developing so quickly and learning so much. This is a great age and I'm loving every second of it! I'll post some new pictures tomorrow... tonight's all about Ali and who she's going to choose! ;)