Friday, July 30, 2010

This time last year..

I haven't taken many pictures over the past week because I was sick but I hope to get some this weekend. We're going back to Landa Pool. Mario and I were talking about how last weekend was the first weekend all Summer that we didn't take Caroline swimming.

Anyway, because I don't have any recent pictures, I decided to go back and look at my blog post from this time last year. It's crazy how much things have changed. This raising a child thing is so much fun!

We've been passing Caroline's clothes down to a friend so that we can get as much use out of them as possible and I noticed on Facebook this morning that her 7 month old was wearing this onesie. Caroline was 4 months old in this picture..haha.

This week last year is when we bought Sophie. I just bought Sophie as a gift for a baby shower that I'm going to tomorrow. Caroline still loves this thing when she's teething!

Monday, July 26, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 29

Remember that virus that Caroline had a couple weeks ago?..I caught it..and I felt bad starting around Wednesday of last week. I started feeling a little better yesterday and I still don't feel 100% today. My throat was killing me and I was running a fever off and on.

I didn't track my calories at all but I chose healthy options (when I was able to eat). I didn't get in any exercise either. I guess because I couldn't splurge this weekend, I lost a good amount of weight.

Current weight: 178 under 180..woo hoo!
Weight lost this week: 4.8 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 65.7 pounds

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

15 Months, 3 Weeks.

Remember how I posted that Caroline had a fever last Tuesday and I had to pick her up from daycare? Well, she ended up running a 103 fever all that night and into the next morning. I took her to the pedi and they couldn't find anything wrong. She did have a slight cough though so they had me take her to get chest x-rays. That sucked! I don't know if you've ever taken a toddler for chest x-rays, but it is not a fun experience for them..or you. The x-rays came back clear, and the fever was gone by Thursday morning. Here are some pictures of our living room dance party on Thursday.

Here are some other pictures of our time at home last week.

We went to Landa Pool in New Braunfels on Saturday and it was awesome. (I didn't take my camera :( )They have a zero depth pool with a little slide that is perfect for toddlers! We spent about 4 hours at the pool, then headed home to get ready for a night out with friends (sans baby). My brother and his girlfriend watched Caroline for us on Saturday night while we went out for a friend's birthday. It was soo hard leaving her because she was crying for "Mama" and reaching for me. My brother texted me less than 5 minutes later saying that she was fine and they were playing.

We went to Sea World on Sunday with a friend that was in town from Amarillo (Hi Elisa..and thanks again). We had so much fun!

Monday, July 19, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 28

I'm still on the same track of doing well during the week and splurging on the weekend. I walked a little over three miles three times last week. I would have gone a few more times but Caroline was sick and she doesn't want anyone else but Mommy when she doesn't feel good.

We went to Texas Roadhouse on Saturday, then went out drinking with friends..who knows how many calories I had then. We went to Sea World yesterday and the healthy options are limited there..I did get a turkey wrap instead of a bacon cheeseburger though.

I lost weight this week (compared to last Monday) but it kind of sucks that I'm sabotaging myself on the weekends because I got on the scale on Saturday morning and I was 179.8!! Oh well, I guess it doesn't suck enough for me to stop doing it. I'm back on track today.

Current weight: 182.8
Weight lost this week: 0.6 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 60.9 pounds

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

66 Weeks

Wow, my blog post titles are so exciting huh?

I got a call around noon today from Caroline's daycare saying that she was running a fever. I had to go pick her up and she can't go back until she's been fever free for 24 hours. Her only other symptom is an occasional cough. I gave her Motrin when we got home and she ran around, played, and ate like normal..until exactly 6 hours later, when the Motrin wore off and the fever came back. We'll see how she does tonight and in the morning and I'll give her pedi a call if the fever keeps going back up. They never have a problem getting us in the same day.

I feel like Caroline has changed so much since I posted her 15 month update. We've had a big "word explosion" over the past two weeks! She tries to repeat a lot of what we today she said "outside" and daycare told us that she's been saying "pink" and "purple." She can also point out most of her body parts. She will respond to questions with "yes" and "no" or with a nod or head shake. She can say all of the words that go along with her signs (eat, milk, all done, more, and please). It's so fun watching her pick up on things. She also has a great sense of humor.

Ignore the crappy picture quality. I wanted to show how she likes to mimic us. She's vaccuuming with her lawnmower. Yes, we now vaccuum the floors during the's much faster than sweeping.
A big thanks to B for giving us the idea of moving Caroline's crib into our room and pushing it up against our bed. We've been co-sleeping since Caroline was 6.5 months and this is a good first step toward moving her to her own room. Most nights she'll stay in her crib all night. She loves it.

We're working on using utensils..but hands are much easier.

Monday, July 12, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 27

Now that I've reached my initial goal, I'm finding it hard to stay motivated on the weekends. I did really well all last week with tracking my calories and I worked out twice, but I blew it this weekend. I ate Mexican food and drank margaritas. I did work out yesterday and I'm back on track today. I think I'm okay with not being as strict about things on the weekends as long as I stay on track during the week and keep working out.

I did lose weight this week but I'm still not back to where I was before my big gain last week. I was down to 181 on Friday, but totally blew it this weekend.

Current weight: 183.4
Weight lost this week: 1.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 60.3 pounds

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

4th of July Weekend..

We had a great July 4th weekend. We went to a couple BBQs and spent some time with some neighbors. Caroline stayed up past 11 on Saturday and Sunday nights (we tried to get her to go to sleep where we were but she didn't want to miss out on any of the fun). Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures but here are a few from the Saturday BBQ and our trip to Deep Eddy pool on Monday.

First, here's a picture of Miss Caroline from the 4th of July last year

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

McFatty Tuesday..

I was going to take McFatty Monday off this week but I've decided to go ahead and post. I fell off the wagon big time this weekend! I had too much bad food, too much alcohol, and zero exercise..and I'm paying for it! I'm back to where I was 2 weeks ago weight wise..blah.

I'm back on track today...recording my food again and I'm walking tonight. I hope I can inspire some people to get back on track. Just because you fall off the wagon for a few days, doesn't mean it's all over.

Current weight: 184.8
Weight GAINED this week: 2.4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 58.9 pounds..back under 60 :(

Thursday, July 1, 2010

15 Months Old!

Wow, how has it already been 3 months since Miss Caroline turned a year old!? I recently realized that I never took her 12 month sticker pictures..oh well.

Let's see..what's new with Caroline since my last update..

  • I already posted about her temper tantrums but, honestly, they've calmed down a bit over the past two days, which leads me to believe that maybe her ear infection was part of the reason for the meltdowns :(
  • We realized a few weeks ago that Caroline was signing to us and we had no idea..I finally had her daycare teacher teach us the signs that they use and we've been using them a lot
  • She still talks a lot, though I don't usually know what she's saying
  • She's a mommy's girl! If I'm in the room and she wants to be held, she wants me to do the holding. We've been spending some time dancing in the living room every evening and she definitely prefers to dance with me over Mario..she must sense that he has no rhythm. :)
  • She's getting better about eating what we put in front of her. She'll try pretty much anything again.
    • She's trying to use utensils..she will hold them and put them in her mouth correctly but she can't quite pick the food up with them yet
    • She's a big fan of watermelon!
  • She loves the water! We go swimming as often as possible and she wants to jump right in. I really want to get her into swimming lessons because I think she'll pick up on it quickly. She's not afraid of putting her face under.
  • On that note, she has Mario's skin..I put sun screen on her constantly and she is still getting dark! She doesn't seem to burn at all...I'm jealous.
  • She is becoming very attached to certain blankets..she wants to carry them around with her all the's cute.
  • She loves going into our closet and pulling Mario's ties down. She puts them around her neck and walks around. Her classroom at daycare has some silk scarves and she immediately looks for them when I drop her off in the morning..she wears them around the classroom like she does Mario's ties.
  • She is pretty much over her stranger anxiety..she will go up to anyone and say "hi" and wave. She's such a little ham!

I'm sure I could go on and on but it's hard to remember everything new. Here are some pictures from Father's Day weekend. We went to the Guadalupe river and she had a great time. My family has been camping at the same campground every Father's Day weekend for what seems like forever. We realized that she is a 4th generation river rat.