13 months

My my, time flies. We've had a rough week this week with our first real cold. He had a sniffle back when he was 2 or 3 months old, but nothing since then. Last night he woke up around 11:15 - I was still kinda awake, so I waited to see if he would fall back asleep on his own. He usually screams for less than three minutes and goes back to sleep. He did go back to sleep that time, but 15 minutes later he was up again. I went to check on him that time and found him sitting up covered in tears and snot. Poor guy couldn't breathe out of his nose.

We tried every thing to get him back to sleep from 11:30-3. I gave him water, milk, tylenol, saline nose spray, a snack, and lots of cuddles plus a little baby first tv - which was one of the few things that calmed him down. At 2:45, I gave up knowing I had to go to work the next day and put him in his bed. He fell asleep within 5 minutes of talking to himself.

Milestones this month:

  • weaned from the bottle
  • switched from formula to whole milk
  • working on graduating from nipple sippy cups to hard sippy cups
  • started climbing on furniture...
  • I've cut his hair twice since Jan. 10 so it's pretty short now
  • he knows how to ride on his "car" 


Brain dump

It's Sunday night. I'm flipping back and forth between the Oscars and my recorded shows (Biggest Loser and Smash). Some thoughts:

  • We are out of steel cut oats. We buy them from Amazon in bulk and are expecting our next shipment any day now.
  • That means I don't have breakfast ready for work tomorrow. Chobani it is.
  • In my kitchen right now: cake, brownies, chocolate. It all needs to be gone asap and I'm not going to eat any more of it.
  • I can feel my throat starting to get scratchy and I don't like it.
  • Our laptop keypad drives me bonkers because the heel of my hand continually hits it and moves the cursor somewhere else while I'm typing a sentence. This laptop has windows 8 and I CANNOT find the checkbox to turn off the stupid touchpad. I have spent at least 20 minutes searching... so frustrating.
  • The boy got a ball pit for a belated birthday present this weekend. It might be the best thing ever for a 1 year old. He is a static-y giggle-y monster in that thing. I love seeing him so happy. 
  • He stayed the night last night at my sister's house. I swear he looked bigger when I picked him up this morning. How is that possible?


You spin me right round

I went to spinning for the first time in about a year and a half yesterday. I want to tell you that it was awesome. I want to tell you that I had fun in class and that I can't wait to go back. That's how I used to feel about spinning. But yesterday was terrible - mostly because of the instructor. She was an older woman who did not really motivate me. She didn't yell or keep with the beat of the song - two things I like to have happen to motivate me to move it, move it. For example, she says let's do a slow climb and then plays Bulletproof. So we are pedaling super slow with lots of "gears" on while this upbeat pop song is playing. It was driving me bonkers.

So, I'm not sure if I'll go back. If I do, I'm going to ignore her craziness and just ride how I want.

I also went to 6am yoga (6am seems to work the best for me to be able to work out consistently, so I have limited choices as far as classes go) which I loved. I'm definitely going back to that, but it's already canceled for tomorrow due to the snow we are supposed to get.

Wednesday weigh in:
Today's weight: 214.2
Last week: 214.8
Goal: 175

I'm my most unhealthy.

Every year, my work offers a free mini health screening where employees can get their health metrics checked. They do a finger prick and get enough blood for cholesterol, glucose and a few other numbers. Last year, I was about to give birth when I went, so we'll ignore those numbers. I went to get my finger pricked today.

Compared to 2011 data, my weight is up almost 25 lbs, my cholesterol went from 111 to 155 (which is still well below the recommended number) and my glucose is up to 104 from 80 (but I did eat right before I went today and fasted in 2011).

They also do a BMI and hip-to-waist ratio to help you look for other ways to be depressed. ;)

My BMI used to be borderline green-yellow. Today, I was in the red at 30. My ratio is still pretty good, but that's because of my shape. My hips have gained 8 inches since 2011. EIGHT. I'll let that sink in.


Early 2013 weight: 220.4
Today, I weighed 214.6 - so almost 6lbs down, 24 more to go.

Wednesday weigh in

Yikes. This is not good, folks. Although, I'm a liar if I tell you it's unexpected. We had my son's first birthday party, with everything that comes with that, including leftover cake.

I did get the cake/cupcakes out of the house asap, but then they were sitting in my office.

So, I weighed 216.8 today. I think I need to start tracking. That's the only way.


Pinterest one year project

I've been planning on doing something like this all year, and I think it turned out pretty cute. I am not quite as organized as Sherry from Young House Love with all the fabric and natural light, so this is my version of taking a photo every month for the first year.

I just grabbed a piece of scrap wood from the garage, sanded it and painted it with chalkboard paint. Then I used double stick tape to adhere the ribbon going across. A friend gave me some already-painted-silver teeeny tiny clothes pins. I hung one photo from each month and wrote next to it with chalk. Voila.

Originally, the version I saw on pinterest had a block of painted wood with the ribbons hanging down, but I knew I wouldn't have anywhere to hang said piece of wood at both birthday parties we hosted, so I opted for something I could just prop up - shown here on our mantle at home (hence the photos/art behind it).