You are probably wondering why I am posting a picture of Anastasia next to a jar of peanut butter. This jar of peanut butter weighs 2 lbs and 8oz. Almost 8 months ago Anastasia was born weighing only 7oz more than this jar(2lbs 15oz). In fact, in the first few days of her life her weight dropped until she actually did weigh as much … Read More World Prematurity Day: What it means to be a preemie parent.
The WW weekly discussion topic this week was Get Happier, Get Healthier. Because when you’re happier, it doesn’t seem as hard to move around more, or make healthy choices, its as if they come naturally, and these choices that you make which make you feel good can also inspire you to keep going and in turn continue feeding into your happiness. So what is … Read More Weekly Discussion: What’s your happiness?
Anastasia is not old enough where I’m dealing with this with her currently but I’ve made this discovery about myself as well. WW (aka WeightWatchers) is a great program because it is not one of those “diets” where you have to cut out food, you don’t have to cut out carbs, or sweets, or whatever else you like as long as you work the … Read More Moderation or Deprivation
So. I had a bad dream that Anastasia fell off the bed. As a first time mother this is a terrible dream and something I have been especially paranoid about. I do not leave her unattended on the bed what-so-ever, but it was still a scary dream. But I learned this weekend that my little girl is definitely a roly-poly-baby. She’s not crawling but … Read More Eyes Peeled… Roly Poly Baby
This is not an advice post. This is more of a question to any mamas and readers out there. When did you bring back date-night after having your baby? Truth is, with Anastasia being born prematurely, the first 3 months we would often get dinner together before going to visit. Josh would try to get me out of the house whenever he could to … Read More Return of the elusive date night…
That’s right! My little Anastasia has officially turned 6 Months old! Honestly, where has this time gone? I cannot even begin to fathom the idea that my little girl is already half a year old. I’ve had her for 6 Months already! She has come a long way from that tiny 2lb 15oz little peanut. She is now 13.5 lbs and 24 inches long. … Read More The Big 6 – Where has the time gone?
Hello Everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. The reasons behind my disappearance is that our poor little Anastasia has oral thrush. We caught it one night when I picked her up from her grandmas house after work. She was very cranky and screaming when we would try to give her, her pacifier. That’s when we noticed the tiny little white spots all … Read More Spots, spots, everywhere: Oral Thrush, what to do, how to prevent it.
One of the best feelings in the world is waking up in the morning fully rested and realizing your little one has slept through the night. Immediately followed by the instant moment of panic that little one slept through the night. Which results in you checking to make sure they are ok, which usually ends up with them waking up and screaming because they realized … Read More Sleep! Beautiful Sleep!
It’s crazy to think that 4 months has passed since Anastasia made her debut into this world. Our little girl certainly has a mind of her own and no one could tell her when to arrive she had to come on her own terms. She has flourished amazingly, is growing and eating great and we absolutely love her to bits. She’s 4 months old … Read More Another month just flies by
When I was pregnant and would complain about being tired because I had to wake up and pee every 2 hours I was never met with sympathy but rather laughter and was told: Just wait and see how tired you’ll be when the baby is born. Then when other people would hear or find out we were expecting the most common phrase we were … Read More I hate it when you’re right.
For any of my Weight Watchin’ buddies out there you know exactly what I am referring to. But for those of you who don’t know, when you join Weight Watchers you are told to choose a reason why, why you are doing what you’re doing. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to take back control of their body. They could be health related … Read More My Why: A reminder at why I am choosing to be a healthier new me.