So we made the trip to the doctor. We never go to the doctor, but Mike left work and we all headed to the doctor's office. M' did great. They weighed her and she was 11 pounds 11 oz., they checked her breathing (which was perfect), they tested her for RSV (which was negative) and then they sent us to the lab. There they took her blood to make sure she wasn't dehydrated and then they took two chest x-rays. She did really well through it all and then we headed back to the doctor's office to go over results. This whole thing took about 2 1/2 hours so for the lab part Mike took the kids to McDonalds. Anyways, back to the office we went to look at the chest x-rays. It turned out that M' has pneumonia, so now she is on antibiotics for the next 10 days. That is suppose to clear it up. As long as she is keeping her food down better (which she has) and having wet diapers (which she has) and she doesn't seem to be working hard to breath everything should be clearing up. . .according to the doctor she is contagious until she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours. . .hopefully it will skip the rest of us.
That's what time it is. Yes, its the afternoon. I still have on my pajamas, the floor is covered with toys, Dora is on T.V., remnants of lunch are all over the table, my head hurts and M' is sick. I probably smell like baby vomit, since she barfed all down my leg this morning. . .but life goes on. I'm not sure how many hours of T.V. we have watched today, but I'm not really caring right now. I've been carrying her around all day and hoping she didn't vomit again. I can't even imagine how gross that would be. . .vomit and a baby carrier with her facing me. Ahhhh Yuck. So far so good. Her little nose won't stop running and her cough sounds like she is going to explode. She is so sad. So that's where we are at 2:13 p.m. on this Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday I ate two frozen balls of cookie dough, two cooked cookies and a piece of icebox cake. This was not good and I was expecting the worst (plus I felt a little sick). . .especially since I consumed this all yesterday afternoon. So this morning I stepped on the Wii and I was down. . .I weighed in at 157.5 so I'm at a total of 3.5 pound. 3.5 pounds in two weeks. . .not too bad. I managed to do the elliptical twice and the Wii twice. Yesterday I counted wrong so I thought I had my five workouts for the week but only had four. Hopefully this week I'll get all 5 and keep going down.
I decided our awful morning yesterday was partly due to boredom so I decided that today we would attempt another outing. Its a little bit hard to come up with "no cost" outings since it is so cold and we can't just hang out in a park. . .so we did the next best thing. We went to the outlet mall and played and the indoor playground. Yep. And it was even "no cost". I didn't buy anything. . .three kids are really good motivation to stay out of the stores. So we had fun on the playground. The kids played and I listened in on the other Mom's interesting conversations. Some discussed bras, boobs and baby weight. It was pretty humorous. I listened from a far and will forever remember to talk quietly. After the playground we had some tickets for the train ride. All was going fairly smoothly until O' decided with was the day to act terrified of the train. He wouldn't even ride with G' so it ended up being me, G' and O' in the caboose. M' sat in her stroller on the side with the lady who worked there and waited. Overall, success.
Yes. Today is one of "those" days. It seems all three kids are on the verge of being a "little under the weather." They all have runny noses. . .and some, actually one, is having a very bad attitude problem. There really is only so much whining, bossing and fighting I can take. Currently we have successfully reached nap time. All three are still alive and I haven't killed or hurt any of them yet, but I sure wanted to at about 10am. One little one decided instead of taking a nap she was going to line up all her stuffed animals on the bed, then take their picture with the toy camera. . .if she hadn't slammed her door while doing this she might have gotten away with it. Now the camera is gone, one little girl is not happy and I'm hoping a nap is in her near future. Ahhhhh. . .time to go. I need a drink. . .diet coke or water. Too bad I don't have more choices. If I drank "good strong stuff" today would be the day. I already had some pommagranite jucie in a wine glass. . .mmmmm. . .the wine glass made all the difference.
Yesterday was my weigh in day. I lost 1 pound. . .so that was good. I also managed to exercise on the Wii 5 out of the 7 days. This week my goal is to do three Wii days (which is more toning) and do two days of the elliptical for 20 minutes. (It might kill me) So that's that. So far so good.
Silly girl G'. . .she went upstairs for a nap fully dress and came down like this. . .I'm not sure why she had the purple shirt wrapped around her neck, but at least she slept. M' not happy with me. I found a tripod and was playing with it.
trip with three kids alone=successful. No one lost, no one hurt. Pretty good. We ventured out to the Science Center. Looked at dinosaurs, played in the discovery room and walked around. Obie went a little crazy as I was getting tickets for the discovery room. Actually G' and O' went crazy. O' had a tight hold on G's shirt and refused to let go. G' decided the best option was to stand and scream at him until he let go (except he wouldn't) which in turn caused him to stand and scream back at her. I'm not sure what the deal was but I ended up having to pry O' off G' (all while both kids stood screaming at each other) and then carry O' in one arm and push M' to the side. I couldn't pick O' up very well (since I had tickets in my hand) so he was carried horizontal to the floor. It must have been a pretty entertaining sight. At that moment I thought it was all over. After we got to the side, I sat them both down and told them if they didn't start listening we were going home and I won't be able to take them out to do fun stuff anymore. From that point on they did pretty well. I prepared myself for the worst. . .it could have gotten a lot worse. . .so I'm thankful and there might just be another trip in the near future.
Yesterday Mike and put in sometime in the basement. Those of you who have recently seen it know this is a big improvement. We can now walk around with out tripping over a million little things and Grace and Obie have a little area to play. The toys all have a place which makes me happy and the kids can find thier stuff. . .Grace was so excited and has been doing great putting stuff away. She's a fan of the pink bins.
So here I am. I'm hoping the line will go down. Week one isn't even half over yet. I've exercised Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday so far. (my week starts Thurs.) As of today I'm up 1/2 a pound. . .Thursday will be the offical weigh in.
So there are currently 15 extra pounds on my body. They need to go but I lack discipline and motivation. Here are the details. . .numbers and all. When I got pregnant with Grace I weighed 145. I had been exercising and was pretty fit. Then I gained a lot. . .fast. 190 pounds. I lost most of it within the first six months but when I got pregnant with Obie I was 150 pounds. I hadn't been exercising but didn't think I was too out of shape. I did better during the pregnancy and topped out at 185 pounds. A lot yes, but a little better. Then afterwards it took me forever to lose the weight. 9 months after having him I decided things had to change so I got back to the low 150s (which I wasn't too happy with) and stayed there. Then once again pregnant and bounced up to 183 pounds. So its that time again. I refuse to let things slide. My 29th birthday is next month, I have 3 kids, I'm a stay at home Mom (I just quit my job) and I really don't want to look like it. I don't have to be magazine perfect but I need to feel fit. . .at least to some extent, and also be able to fit into my old jeans. I know my body is definitely different now but it can still look decent. . .maybe even good. So currently, with clothes on, I weighed in at 161 pounds (at the doctors and on the Wii). So here is the goal. By July 4th my target weight is 145 pounds.
To help with my motivation I proposed a deal to my Dad. I convinced him to give me an IpodNano. If I don't reach the target weight by July 4th I owe him $150 to pay him for it. . .but if I do reach the weight its mine and I don't pay. Pretty good deal huh? To prove my weight at the end I will have to take a picture of me standing on the Wii board with my weight shown on the T.V.
So my plan is not to go on some crazy diet but to eat healthy and move more. I have to be practical. I have three kids, its freezing outside, and there isn't too much exercise wise to do. There is no way I can go to a gym or attempt to exercise outside so my plan is the Wii. I have several exercise games which I've been trying to do and I'm aiming for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. My start date was Jan. 14 and so far I exercised both days. My plan is to keep you all posted and updated on my progress. . .I also plan to update with some pictures.
From my past two days I've discovered I'm very, very out of shape. Much more so then I thought. Things that were so easy before are so difficult now. My body is sore. I don't think I've ever been this out of shape. Hopefully I can stick to this and see some results.
Did I mention this is day two with 3 kids alone. . .and its going well. I got a shower, emptied dishwasher, made lunch, made messes cleaned up messes, bathed a baby, exercised for 30 min., put some clothes away, and blogged. Pretty good huh?
Today is our second day. . .alone. Me and three wee little ones. Yesterday was productive for the most part. Today I sit on the living room floor with millions of puzzle piecessurrounding me, a sleeping baby on my lap, two kids that have only had chocolate milk thus far and an empty orange coffee cup sitting next to me. Maybe today will turn productive. We'll see.
This morning while getting dressed I looked down and noticed I had a red spot on one of my toes. Nothing major, just a little spot that had been rubbing on my shoe. I pointed it out to Grace just for a little conversation. I said, "Hey Grace, Look at my toe. I got a boo boo." Grace licked her finger and then rubbed my toe. She then said maybe that will make it feel better. Then she said we can also pray to God that it will get better. She said it with a little question in her voice, like do you want to do that. I smiled and simply said ok, not quite sure what she was going to do. She then immediately put her hands on my knees (I was sitting down), closed her eyes and then she said "Dear God, please make Mama's toe better. Amen." Then she smiled at me and said "Is it better?" So sweet my little Gracie.
M' will be 6 weeks this week. She is starting to grow out of newborn clothes and becoming much more attentive. She is holding her head up really well, staying awake a lot more, and we have even seen a few smiles when we talk to her. She's been a great little baby and G' and O' enjoy loving on her.
Watching HGTV in the hotel in Indiana. . .Jenny and Freddy went to a BFAers wedding. . .so we went along and had some fun.
We've had fun in the first snow of the season, right after Christmas. Grace decided to jump in the picture and pretend she was sleeping. . .she thought she was very clever.
well kind of. This isn't really a post, because I'm not going to post much. . .or say much. Just wanted to let you know we have been having lots of fun, staying really busy, and getting really tired. My Dad left on Friday, Jenny and Freddy leave tomorrow and my Mom leaves on the 13th. . .so our fun is coming to an end. This week is filled with doctor's appointments and grooming appointments, and spa appointments. . .then this weekend we are off to see the Hopson's one last time before they venture off to Albania. . .so we are busy. Our fun is going to be coming to an end and so will my blogging absence. I'll be back. . .just give me a