Baby is HERE!

Well, I’ve been out of the blogging world for a little over a month, but I feel like I have a decent reason.  I do not make any money to write this blog, so I am able to take time off to really adjust to becoming a family of four.  The newest addition joined our family on Oct. 4, 2016.  He was born perfect at albs 3oz and 19in. long.  The biggest surprise was the hair, oh the hair.  Our daughter was born bald and really didn’t have any hair until she was 18 months and it came in blonde and tight curls.  Our son was born with straight dark brown hair and lots of it.

As we adjust, I have a lot more respect for parents of toddlers.  The newest addition sleeps well and I’ve only managed to be peed on a handful of times in this first month! Totally feel like I’m winning! On the other hand, there have been a ton of changes for our toddler. We transitioned her to a full size bed, she’s showing signs of wanting to potty train, and her sleeping is absolutely TERRIBLE.  I’m more exhausted from her getting up at insane hours of the morning. Due to her lack of sleep, she whines all-the-time.  Seriously makes me want to pull my hair out.  I can handle normal toddler behavior, the whining I CAN NOT stand.  I’ve really had to learn how to mentally remain calm and try to talk through the emotions with her.  She is a wonderful and insanely polite kid, so I think we can get through this phase of toddler emotions.

Now, onto the workout front.  I basically stopped working out during this pregnancy and ate whatever I wanted.  I gained right around 35lbs and came home from the hospital already down 12.  As I approach 4 weeks postpartum, I have roughly 10lbs. remaining and I have a long way to go to gain my strength and stamina back.  I have started walking and I jogged a nice slow pace for 6 straight minutes.  My goal for this week is to jog 4x this week for 10 minutes straight (or more if I’m feeling enthusiastic).  I will also need to get my food under control.  I am breastfeeding and have a ravenous appetite for anything and everything in my sight.  However, I am going to start with just one piece of this health puzzle at a time.

How is everyone else doing with their goals? What is one thing you want to work on this week to make a happier and healthier you?

Be confident! Be fit! Be you!

PS: I plan to take a progress photo and I may become brave enough to post it on the
inter-webs.

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