Monday, July 11, 2011

Rockin' the Baby

Not too long ago, we were rockin' the belly over at Shell's we're rockin' the babies!  I love being pregnant..but I can't help but look at the glow on that first time pregnant mom's face and think, "You have no idea what you're in for!"  Sure, it's great being a mom, but we all know it's the hardest job that you'll ever love!  So, on a positive note, at least when I'm old and grey, and the teenagers are driving me crazy, I'll have these sweet faces to look at!

Landon at 3 Months..look at those chubby cheeks..he was definitely my good baby..probably why he was I'd have more!  He loved to eat and sleep and hardly ever made a peep! challenge (to this day!)..he is so sweet but 100% boy..who knows why he's my middle child..he didn't do well with his formula..he had's a miracle we had #3!  But look at this can you resist pinching those cheeks?? (5 Months)

Who doesn't love a good oreo?  

He's loved his "babies" since Day 1...he still does this with it now when he's tired!

And finally my Lily girl...she's definitely high maintenance like any girl should be..but overall she's been a great baby..especially since she's finally getting her napping schedule figured out..girl loves to eat and sleep just like her oldest brother, which makes momma and daddy happy!  Just a couple weeks old here..

My sweet baby girl...

I absolutely love my babies and I love being a mom..even when they're driving me insane..I can't wait to see them grow, but at the same time, I want them to just slow down!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Have One More or Leave It Like It Is??

Growing up, I always wanted three kids.  Chris, being a middle child, was dead set against having an odd number.  I knew that I wanted more than two, so four was the next logical number.  After having Lily (finally a little girl for me to love on), I feel as if our little family is complete.  But the problem is, I'm scared that I'll regret not having the fourth child.  I didn't really get to "enjoy" my last pregnancy by knowing it was the last time..if that even makes sense!  I know I'll be sad whenever I am done having kids, so I feel like I need to KNOW it's the last time.  Plus, Landon and Nixon kind of pal around together, so who will Lily have to be best buds with growing up?  I absolutely LOVE having a big family and I can only imagine what it will be like when they're all grown up and come back home for holidays.  It will be wonderful!

My other problem is my husband!  He's says he's done for now!  The man who was dead set against an odd number!  He's ready to be able to enjoy family outings (not worry about taking your whole house with you when you go).  He's worried about being able to provide (at a comfortable level) for every child.  He's ready to not pay daycare anymore.  These are all valid points, but I still want that fourth child (I think).  How do you really know when you're do you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that your family is complete and that you'll never regret having just one more baby to love?  That, my friends, is the million dollar question...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pierced Ears!!

On Friday, I took Lily to the pediatrician to have her ears pierced.  When she was first born, I decided I wouldn't have it done until she was old enough to tell me she wanted them.  But then, something came over me and I just had to have them done.  If the doctor's office didn't do them, I never would have done it until she was older.  But, a RN pierced them for us.  She was so meticulous.  I know she marked Lily's ears a couple hundred times before she was happy with the location.  She was so careful to get them just right and I think she looks just precious!  You decide...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Couch to 5k

On May 23, I started the Couch to 5k Program.  For those that are not sure what this is, you can find all the information on it Here.  I also downloaded the couch to 5k app on my Ipod which allows me to listen to my own playlist and the voice just comes over the music to tell me when it's time to run/walk.

My original reason for starting the program is because I want to lose around 30 lbs and I figure that I've never seen a really obese runner.  Running is hard work, so I'm bound to lose weight, right?  Well, I can say that with 6 weeks completed, I've yet to lose any weight.  I've actually gained 3 lbs since I started.  But, in all honesty, I haven't changed my eating habits at all.  I'm trying to get an exercise routine under my belt before I go for my diet!

Starting the first week, I was already ready to quit.  My biggest motivation has been that it's only 30 minutes for 3 days a week.  And, as a mother and wife, if I can't give myself that much time, I have a pretty sad life.  We all need our "me time", right?  Anyway, week two was even worse and I didn't feel I was ready to move on, so I did that week twice.  Moving on, week four, I was at the beach on vacation and for the first time, I actually worked out on vacation!  I must say that I'm completely hooked and this is probably the most dedicated I've ever been to an exercise program.

My first goal is to run in our Selma Railroad Run (5k) the first weekend in October.  Once I've mastered a few 5k's, I'd like to train for a 10k and my final goal will be to run a half marathon!  I want to be one of those moms with a "13.1 Mom" sticker on the back of my vehicle! :) The only thing I would suggest to anyone who is looking to start a running program is to get some good running shoes.  I've yet to get a pair and my legs are paying the price!  I plan on buying some within the next few weeks so maybe I won't be in so much pain.

To all those out there who are scared to get off the couch, if I can do it, anyone can!