Tuesday, June 29, 2010

15 Month Stats

Caroline had her 15 month appointment today and it was pretty eventful. She got 3 shots and we found out she has her first ear infection since getting her tubes in March. Luckily it can be treated with drops.

We also had her first bite from another child checked out while she was there. Apparently an older girl on the playground at daycare decided to bite her in the face. It left a pretty good mark but they said she didn't even cry. Her pedi said if it would have broken the skin, we would have treated with antibiotics.

She's weighing in at 26 lbs 1oz, which is the 90th percentile. She's 31.5 inches, which is the 75th-90th percentile.

I'll do a post later this week with an update on all the fun stuff she's doing and pics.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Caroline Update..14 Months 3 Weeks

It's been a while since I've done an update on Miss Caroline. That's partly because she is keeping us very busy! We left her with my parents over the weekend three weeks ago and she did very well. She's more well behaved for them than she is for us.

Over the past two weeks or so, we have been dealing with temper tantrums...real temper tantrums. She goes limp, screams, throws herself onto the floor, tries to hit us, etc. when she doesn't get her way. This part of parenting is much harder than anything we've dealt with so far. I am not looking forward to the terrible twos.

Thank goodness the temper tantrums only take up very small parts of our day..the rest of the time, Caroline is as happy as can be. Ever since she started daycare at 8 weeks, her teachers have told me that she is the happiest baby ever. Everyone else can be screaming and she'll sit there smiling.

I'll post a longer update when she turns 15 months later this week.

McFatty Monday..week 25

I've been pretty much hanging off of the wagon over the past week and a half. I haven't tracked any of my calories, I haven't worked out at all, and I've been snacking more than normal. With that being said, I'm still losing weight..so I must not be doing as bad with my calories as I could be. It's Monday, it's a new week, and I'm back on track today.

In good weight related news, my size 12 pants are starting to feel pretty lose. I'm sticking with them for as long as possible though..I really can't afford to keep buying smaller clothes!

Current weight: 182.4
Weight lost this week: 2.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 61.3 pounds

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rest in Peace Mario Hernandez

As I mentioned in last week's McFatty Monday post, a good friend of ours passed away 8 days ago. He grew up with my Mario and they lived with each other in college. I introduced him to one of my friends and they got married a year and a half ago. He was the best man in our wedding and my Mario was the best man in his.

I'm not going to go into the details of what happened on a public blog because I don't know if his family is okay with that. I will say that it was a total shock to everyone!

I've never had a friend pass away before and this has been hard. I've been in a funk for the past week and I've been trying to make sense of it all. Please pray for his family and wife, who is now a widow at 29.

I have definitely learned from this situation already..not to take things or people for granted...and not to get so worked up over trivial things because things could always be worse.

Monday, June 21, 2010

McFatty Monday..Week 24

I reached my goal..but this week was more bitter than sweet. A good friend of ours passed away after being in a coma for five days(I'll do a seperate post about him after we get back from the funeral). I spent most of the week feeling sick to my stomach and I didn't track my calories or anything. I'm pretty sure that I didn't eat enough for a few days.

As you can see, I changed my ticker on the right to reflect my new goal of 160. A couple of websites have said that 160 would put me at the high end of my healthy range. I'm sure the weight will be harder to lose as the numbers get lower.

Current weight: 184.8
Weight lost this week: 2.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 58.9 pounds

Monday, June 14, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 23

I promised some before and after pictures this week and I literally cringed when I was looking at before pictures. Wow! First of all, how did I let myself get that big. Second, how did I not even realize I was that big!? It's scary to me that I was able to put on that much weight and not completely realize how bad it was..I knew I was going to gain weight when I was pregnant, but I gained 85 pounds people!! That is not normal. I am so scared about getting pregnant again because I really don't know if I have enough self control to not end up in the same situation.

These pictures are from almost exactly a year ago. Notice how I still look 8 months pregnant..Caroline was over 2 months old.

Here are some pictures from a wedding we went to this weekend. I feel so much better about myself. I have so much more confidence and I don't feel like everyone is looking at me and thinking about how much weight I have gained. These pictures inspire me to keep going and to stick with the healthy lifestyle and I really hope they inspire some of you!

Edited to add my numbers for this week..oops.

Current weight: 187.2
Weight lost this week: 1 pound, I'm happy with this because I ate like crap this weekend!
Total weight lost: 56.5 pounds

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Professional pictures are in!!

We got our pictures from the mini session that we won with Lyndsay of Life in Motion Photography in the mail today. They are awesome! She did an amazing job.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More water fun..

Most of Caroline's pictures lately are of her in a swimsuit...because it's hot here! Luckily she doesn't seem to mind the heat.

In other news, Mario and I are going to Houston for a wedding this weekend and we are leaving Caroline with my parents overnight for the first time. I think it's going to be harder on me than it is on her. They'll have a great time, I'm sure.

Here are some pictures from last Friday of a playdate with Caroline's usual walking buddy. I just can't get over how grown up she is looking...and you know you love her chubby thighs!

Monday, June 7, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 22

I'm still moving right along. I'm hoping to reach my goal of 185 by the end of the month, then I'll reveal my new goal.

I'm going to have to figure out what I'm going to do for a workout now that the heat index is supposed to be over 100 every day this week. I was walking with Caroline around 5:45 but that's not going to work anymore. I think we're going to try re-arranging our schedule in the evening and move the walk to 8.

I realized that I haven't posted enough pictures of my progress on here. I need to start taking pictures so you can see how much I've changed over the past 22 weeks! I also was looking through some pictures from last year and found some good "before" ones. I'll post those next week.

Current weight: 188.2
Weight lost this week: 1.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 55.5 pounds

Thursday, June 3, 2010

14 Months

I can't believe our baby girl toddler is 14 months old already! I planned on posting something on Sunday, but that didn't happen. Caroline keeps us SUPER busy these days. We always have to be on our toes. She likes to climb onto things now. I stepped out of the study playroom the other day and walked back in and she was standing on a chair and climbing onto her table. She can almost climb onto the dining room tables.

She is so full of personality and her facial expressions are too funny. She makes this one expression that I can't even describe when a stranger tries to talk to her..I have to get a picture of it. She is also Miss Independent! She doesn't want us to feed her, she doesn't want us to hold her hand when she's walking, she doesn't want help doing things. She's very assertive and she's rarely shy or afraid of anything. That is definitely evident around water. We've took her back to Rock'N River this past weekend and she wants to just run in and fall face first into the water.

Her favorite food right now is rice.
Her favorite song is Wheels on the Bus.
She LOVES balloons and can spot one all the way across a store!
She's in 18 months clothes and size 4 diapers.
She's finally starting to drink  chug whole milk..anything we give her to drink, she chugs.

Here are some pictures.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband!

Mario is 29 today. Wow, the last year of his 20's has started. It seems like just yesterday I was 19 and he was 20 and I said "sure" to his request to "maybe..uh..go out sometime." I asked him where he wanted to go to dinner for his birthday and he said Chick-fil-a, so Caroline can play in the play area.

Here's my favorite recent picture of him.
Here's one from last year