Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011!

Ethan & I before we left

Happy Belated Easter! We enjoyed our first Easter with Ethan! We went to grandma & grandpa's house where he got his super cute Easter basket filled with goodies. He got 2 summer outfits, 2 pair of sunglasses, a toy, bubbles, and snackies! He was super excited!

Our first Easter as a family of three (outside:)

We had a wonderful day filled with wonderful food (which I indulged a little too much in!). We have so much to be thankful for! We are so excited because C's brother & his wife are moving out here in a WEEK! We are SO happy to finally have them out here with us! We are also SUPER excited because they are expecting their first baby later this year!!! Ethan is going to have a cousin and they are only going to be about 17-18 months apart! It will be so fun to see him with another baby. He can get a little practice before we have another one! :)

I am also proud to say that I weighed in at 173.5 on Friday! I was awesome with my exercise last week. I spent 4 days on my stationary bike ranging from 25-40 minutes. Two days I went walking with some co-workers of mine. I also watched my food intake better. Until we went out for Mexican food Saturday night. Then we had ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, and apple pie yesterday. MMM SOO GOOD! I need to do better at portion control, but it was so yummy!

I am also happy to say that I bought 2 new scrub tops/pants in MEDIUM this weekend. I don't remember EVER wearing a MEDIUM! I still see myself as an XL or XXL. Craziness! I haven't weighed this {little} since I was in 8th or 9th grade. My goal is another 11 pounds by June 16th...Ethan's 1st Birthday!!! I can hardly believe it's less than 2 months away! My little boy is growing up so fast!

I have a super cute video of him crawling I will post soon!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ethan's 9 months!

I am WAY late posting this, but better late than never! We had Ethan's 9 month appointment on March 25th. He is doing great and we are so proud of him! He weighed 21lbs 12.5oz and 30.5inches tall! He is SO BIG! He is off the charts for height (thanks to his daddy) & 75% for his weight. Ethan at 9 months...

He is wearing 12-18 month clothes.

Size 4 diapers.

He eats mainly 3 meals a day and snacks (we went from 2 to 3 meals a day in the past few weeks).

He takes 3-4 bottles a day (6-8oz each). We are trying once again to switch him from Nutramigen formula to regular Enfamil milk-based formula. We decided to try for good before he turns one and has to start on whole milk. We want to make sure it truly isn't a milk allergy. We are doing this very slowly. Right now he is getting 2/3 Milk based formula, and 1/3 Nutramigen. So far so good!

He is just starting to army crawl. He tries so hard to get up on his knees, but just can't figure out how to crawl.

He would much rather stand and play. He can kind of walk when holding onto our hands.

He sleeps 11-12 hours a night and takes roughly 2 naps a day for about 30mins-2 hours each. LOL big variation!

His FIRST tooth finally broke through a couple of weeks ago!!! It is the bottom right tooth. I think the bottom left tooth should be coming through any time.

He is saying DA DA constantly. He just starting saying Mama a few times. He would rather say Nana and tease me lol

He is getting really good at pulling up on things! I think he is going to walk before he figures out how to crawl!

On a different note, we FINALLY traded in our Volkswagen turbo (6 speed) beetle for a new family car! We got a Kia Sorento and I LOVE IT!! We have SO MUCH ROOM NOW!!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weekly Weigh in with PICTURES!

This week started out pretty good last Sunday. I took Ethan on a 2.5 mile walk/run and it was so nice! Fast forward to today, and I have only exercised 1 more time since then. I also don't think I ate very well this past week. I had a few splurges. I was hesitant to step on the scale yesterday morning. I was just hoping it would be the same as last week and I hadn't gained any weight.

Imagine my shock when the scale said 177.5!!! That is another 2lbs gone!!! Total weight loss in 3 months is 24.5lbs. Total weight loss since Ethan was born is -50lbs!!! I am so proud of myself!! I would like to get down to 150! I think 160lbs is my first goal though! So here is a picture from me 39 weeks pregnant, the day I went in to be induced with Ethan.
I weighed in at 227lbs that day *gasp*! Thankfully it was only about 6lbs over what I started with. I am pretty proud of that.

Here is a picture of me today at 177.5lbs .....(excuse the duck back behind me :)
This is a front view from when I was 39wks.
This is a front view of me today. I think you can tell that my hips have gotten smaller! Don't mind the bad lighting!
So I think the real shocker to me is how many inches I have lost.

Then Now Total

Hips 49in 42.5in -6.5in

Waist 43.75in 36.5in -7.25in

Bust 43in 38in -5in

Neck 15in 12.5in -2.5in

I hope you all have a great weekend! More exciting news to come! (no I'm not pregnant!)