Thursday, September 30, 2010

Family fun day

Yesterday the whole family took the day off (Elayna is officially a school skipper now) and went to the Big E. It was a blast and both of the kids were fantastic all day. We ran into some friends and ate lots of fair food and just had a good time together.

I often forget how much fun the simple things in life are since we are so busy all the time. But watching the pure joy on Elayna's face as she eats an ice cream or went down the BIG slide put it all back into prospective.

I think some times we are all so busy we forget to stop and enjoy the little things, I am going to TRY to remember more often to stop and enjoy life a little more. I mean my kids will only be little for so long, and some day riding on the BIG yellow slide with Mommy won't be so cool.

Monday, September 27, 2010

So i finally did it

I have been talking about dieting and joining Weight Watchers for months(almost 4, since my baby was born) but this saturday I finally did it. And it feels good, I like having a plan and knowing that I have support. I am was not happy when I stepped on that scale but heck that was the whole reason I was there.

While sitting in the meeting I met a really nice woman and she made a comment that really stuck with me "it's not about dieting, it's about loving yourself enough to do something good for you". So I have decided I do love myself enough to make this change. I want to be a happier, healthier me. So here goes nothing, i have nothing to lose but unwanted lbs!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friends from far away

When I was pregnant with my oldest child I joined an online group of women who were all due the same month as me. I thought it would be a great place to share ideas, worries and excitement that my non-pregnant friends just didn't understand. When I joined I never thought that almost 4 years later some of these women would be some of my closest friends. I turn to these girls in good times as well as bad times, the support, caring and understanding I have received is amazing.

It's amazing to me that so many women I have never met care so deeply for me and my family. I am truly lucky to be someone that has close friends both near and far. We are planning a BZ July 07 meet up in summer 2011 and I for one can not wait to actually me these women and children who have become such a major part of my daily life in person. I am sure there will be lots of hugs, tears and many many laughs!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Isn't being a mom hard enough

I often wonder why moms are so critical of one another, isn't being a mom hard enough without constantly feeling judged? I know there are times that I read emails, blogposts,facebook updates or stories online and think "wow, so not something I would do,say or encourage" but that doesn't mean I feel like I am a better mom then anyone else.

I know there are many times I have felt judged for the parenting choices I have made. But in the end as long as my kids are healthy,happy and feel loved that is all that matters to me. So next time I read something that I don't agree with I hope I will take a minute, step back and try to see something from another mother's view.

Being a mom is really hard work, and I feel like we could all do a little more to be supportive of one another and a little less judgemental of one another.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Can I do it..

So last night I realized I need to lose 40 lbs in 8 months. Ideally I would like to lose 60 but I would be happy with 40 at this point. We have a family wedding on May 21,2011(which is also my 32 birthday) and I want to be able to wear something fun and cute and feel comfortable.

So today starts my diet plan, I have been saying this for months but now it's time to stop procrastinating and just do it. When I had my first child I was able to lose the baby weight pretty quickly, but this time around I am at a stand still. I am not comfortable with how I look and I refuse to keep living this way.

I want to set a good example for my kids and yo yo dieting is so not the way. So starting today it's a whole new healthier me, someone please remind me of this in 3 hours when i am craving my afternoon junk food!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The blessings of babies

Being a mom myself I am always so excited when I find out that friends are expecting. Being a mother is the hardest but the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life.

Yesterday I had the privilege to go to a baby shower for a dear friends 1st baby, nothing as exciting as the expectation of new life. As my close friends start to have babies and our group of friends expands to include all of these little gifts I can't help but be grateful that I have been blessed with such close and caring friends.

My college roommates and I are all still close and that means the world to me. As all of our families start to grow I feel like our kids are so lucky to have so many "aunts, uncles and cousins" to grow up with and share special moments.  Though we may not see each other as often as we would like when we are together it's such a special time for us all, and as the group keeps expanding to include our children I know we have many many more years of amazing memories to build together.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nothing as sad as a sick baby

My poor baby boy came down with a fever starting on thursday and it has been a long three days for us all. There is nothing so heartbreaking as a parents as when your child is sick and there is nothing you can do to make them better.

I can thankfully say that after 3 visits to the dr's and numerous hours of sitting up worrying that it seems like my precious boy is on the mend. But let me tell you I was a scared mommy when the words e.r. and over night observation were mentioned on thursday night, luckily those things were not needed. We are so lucky to bring our children to a pediatric practice that offers night, weekend and on call services.

I am sure this is only one of many childhood illnesses we will deal, but the first time your precious baby gets sick has got to be one of the hardest things to deal with as a parent.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Five years later..

Next month Jim and I will be married 5 years, when i say it out loud it seems like a short and a long time all at once. One one hand I feel like Jim and I have been a couple/pair/unit for so much longer then 7 years(2 before we were married and 5 years married) and on the other hand I hope we have many many more years together. In those years we have had our fair share ups and downs, but I can say without hesitation that the ups out weigh the downs any day.

I have never met another person who understand,loves and believes in me the way that Jim does. In 5 years we have made our house into a real home, we have had 2 amazing children and built a life I can say for certain that we are both extremely proud of. When I think back over the years there are tons of amazing memories we have made together and I look forward to a future of many more memories as a family of 4.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

School already??

My baby girl started preschool this week, and I am filled with mixed emotions. One one hand I am so excited for her and can't wait to see all that she learns this year from her teachers and her new friends. And on the other hand I am so sad that my precious first born is old enough for preschool.

Growing up I always dreamed of being a mommy, it was one of those dreams I always took for granted. Fast forward MANY years later and Jim and I thought having a baby would just happen. It's amazing how you don't realize how important something is to you till you are afraid you might never have it. We struggled to have our AMAZING daughter Elayna but every day I look at her I realize that it was worth every tear, frustration and insurance bill. Thank you Elayna for making all of mommy and daddy's dreams come true!!

No time like the present

I have always thought about starting a blog but never made the time. Well now as a mommy of 2 I realize that if I don't write things down some where I will never remember all of the funny, crazy and amazing things that happen to my family. So this is it, today is the start of my blogging journey....