Where’s the pause button? I need a pause button. Why? because my baby is growing up wayyyy to fast. Shocker right?! When was the last time you heard from a mom
“My baby isn’t growing up fast enough”
My assumption is never. So let’s do the rundown to see what’s changed since last month.
She’s freakin adorable. You can roll your eyes and politely shake your head because I know that sounded obnoxious but it’s true. I mean look at this baby.
She’s a rock star sleeper, by no result of my actions. She is just the most chill baby that loves to sleep. Am I blessed? YES. Not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for her sleeping habits.
She’s a rock star eater too. Now that the has 6 teeth, yes I said 6, we have really stepped up the food. We’re still working our way through each vegetable and fruit to make sure there are no allergies but with a mouth full of choppers, she could pretty much chew up anything. 😉
She is trying so hard to crawl, which makes me a little sad because stationery babies are easier but it is fun to watch her try.
She loves to smile but doesn’t give up the laughter as easy as E did when he was a baby. He was belly laughing at 4 months. MiniE is more of the smirking type, like her mama.
Her hair is getting long too. I guess I need to start investing in bows.
Uh! This is not even fun to talk about but I’m afraid, for MiniE, that my breastfeeding days are numbered. I’m simply not making nearly enough. We’ve started supplementing and are almost using formula exclusively. I can only pump about twice a day which my schedule. I took THREE trips in two weeks recently and pumped, stored, shipped from all 5 cities I was in.
I know I can’t change
this but it’s sad. I really wanted to make it 9 months like I did for E but it just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Yes, I feel a little inadequate but I’m dealing with it.
Workouts and Weight Loss
I’ve been MAF training which is essentially heart rate training and I am really enjoying it for the most part. It’s slow and steady and I’m learning to listen to my body better. Through this training, I’m keeping my body in an Aerobic state longer which seems to be doing wonders for calorie burn. At this point, I am officially under my pre-baby weight.
It’s weird, I can’t seem to adjust my mind to my body size. I keep buying the wrong size clothes and none if it fits. It’s very lose in most cases but I can’t see myself as a the size I probably am. Is that weird?
I’ve also started and stuck to, for the most part, morning workouts. At this point, it’s necessity. With a baby that demands to be in bed by 7:30, there’s absolutely NO time in the evening. I love knowing my workout is done and that I have the rest of the day ahead of me.
So there it is…just like that 7 months as flown by. Life keeps moving faster and faster, which I’m not super excited about. Every since I wrote this post about waiting, I’ve really tried to focus on taking in every single second with my kids and husband.
I have found that it’s been such a good thing. I don’t talk AT E anymore, I talk to him. I focus on him, I look into his eyes and I give him my undivided attention. It has helped us become closer and has helped with his toddler tantrums. We talk..we connect.
I try not to let a day go by without making a memory of some sort. Take, for example, today. I sing in the car…always have and with the kids, I’ve never thought about it before but today, I turned on Jason Mraz “I won’t give up” and started belting it out when all of a sudden I thought a heard an echo or something…Nope, turns out it was E..singing the words at the top of his lungs (like his mama). If I told you it was the sweetest sound ever, it would be understating just how sweet it was. He didn’t have a care in the world…he just sang. It was beautiful.
How about just a couple more cute pictures?!
Have a great Wednesday!