Saturday, July 31, 2010

swim fish swim

We decided to do swimming lessons this year.. the boys already love the water but I figured it was a good activity to keep them busy for two weeks. They had so much fun! By week 2 they were slightly bored cause they are already so comfortable in the water and there is only so much Motorboat, bubble gum bum and What's the time Mr. Wolf you can handle. By the Friday of week 1 they were doing belly flops from the side of the pool and swimming underwater holding their breathe for a good 5 seconds.

I loved watching them! They usually had a fan club and we got to spend some good family time by the side of the pool. Shout out to cousins Cody & Kara who consistently came to cheer them on!

And of course Jett was there... pretty much always doing this...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

just too tired

the lack of sleep has had me lacking in the blogging department. have no ideas on what to write about... i'll be back soon.
fyi - did you know new parents (and I am going to say mom's after the first baby - cause dave sleeps very well) loose the equivalent of 6 months sleep.. fo sho.

Friday, July 23, 2010


So I find when I blog about myself people comment but when it's about kids I get no loving.. so I guess me it is :)
Weight = 150.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

third child...

Seems as if the third child definitely gets the shaft in the picture taking. I rarely grab my camera anymore. It's not that he's not adorable cause he is. Maybe I am just too lazy. I never even took a 6 week picture. Sheesh. But here he is taken within the last week. We weighed him on Monday and he weighs... 1olbs 6oz. I KNOW!! crazy big. He is super cute with his double chin.

He eats alot. He is sleeping longer stretches at night.. I get up for sure twice sometimes more. He is harder to settle.. it's been better since I cut out dairy.. it's actually been easier than I thought.. I really miss cheese and ice cream but only in moments. I figure for him I can handle it. I think it's actually helped my weight loss too.. I mean it's not like I was eating a Buster Bar almost every night.... He tends to have a good nap in the afternoon which is nice. And sometimes you will find us like this...

and really who can resist this face...

Monday, July 19, 2010

checking in

Just checking in.. no scale so I don't know my progress.. but I have managed to work out every day but once this last week. Nothing too crazy. Mostly Yoga and some pilates. I did go for my first run on Saturday.. that was a gong show. First off all my sports bra is WAY too small for this milk making mama. Then before I left I leaned on the couch to check my email and soaked the couch (and my top) so sorry to those in Schanzenfeld who happened to drive by as I put my lead feet down on the pavement complete with milk soaked circles.. what a sight I must have been. But I did it.. mostly 3 and 1's. It felt good.
Back later with a 6 week check on Jett :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

thoughts from the postpartum haze

I have decided to bare all.. yep. I am ready to be accountable. I am going on a journey to a healthy body (along with my mind and spirit) . Shh I know I just said it. I am not saying any of this for sympathetic comments or attention this is for me... well and the blog world. It seems saying it out loud may help. After the twins my body was never what it used to be.. I was left carrying a huge reminder of how my body stretched. I never got back to where I wanted to be. Now after Jett I want it back. I want to be healthy again. I want my clothes to fit properly and would like my chin to get rid of it's counterpart.
I remember talking to Dave a few months ago about what I was expecting after Jett came. If you have followed Our Life Voyage for sometime you will recall that after the twins life changed for me (yes for obvious reasons but also for some not so obvious) Those were dark days.. lonely, hard days. I was depressed and angry and just sad. It was not me.. It was like a big black cloud followed me around.. I missed out on alot of love that first year. I also filled myself with such self loathing.
I shared with Dave that I did not want to go down that road again. I wanted to give myself a healthy mind.. I have changed alot since the boys came along.. I have learned to let go and give up control. I have become more aware of how much better life is when you don't take it or yourself so seriously. Self awareness is a life long process.. I am working day by day.
Postpartum this time around is seriously different. I am happy and enjoying the day to day stuff. My mind feels healthy. So now it's time to walk into the person I want to be - mind, body and spirit.
Not sure what that all looks like but I want to face the things that drag me down head on. To look them in the face and get past them. Food is one of those things... it drags me down. I am not completely sure of the reasons yet but I plan to find out. I also plan to get moving.. I began running last year and to my surprise really enjoyed it. I want to go there again. I am a little leary of running out here in the village and country - so many stray dogs. Someone suggested I carry a small spray bottle...
I also plan to meet up with Jillian starting tonight. She kicked my butt last time and with a family vacation and wedding at the end of August it's the perfect time.
Day one - 154lbs
So now before I get cold feet I am going to press publish.. do it. NOW.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

on having three

Its hard to believe that Jett has been here for 5 weeks... it seems he just fits right in. I have been in awe of how the third child just fits in.. there is no handling with care, staying home and endless cuddles. life goes on. there are two more who need handling (some days nice some days not), two others who need cuddling, feeding and all the other things that come with having kids. the third one is along for the ride.

It's been an adjustment learning how to exist on no sleep, being a constant feeding machine and learning to just let go of some of the things on each day's to do list. Some days the dust piles up, the laundry stays in the basket and the bathroom floor turns yellow (I have boys!!)
Its interesting cause I feel I become more and more me.. or at least the person I want to be. Not the uptight in control person I figured I was. I am learning to let go and live.

Of course I have my days where I would much rather just curl up and sleep or days where the mess in my house drives me crazy. I often pass off all children to Dave when he gets home and lock myself in a closet. I am no where near the point where I could be full time stay at home mom but I am entering a phase where I am looking forward to this year at home and learning more about myself and my kiddo's...

Cause I just need to face it we make good people!
and if you need proof check THIS out.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

one month

well Jett you have been here for one month. hard to believe that sunday was my due date and here you are so a part of our lives it's hard to imagine you still being inside. you are a good boy.. you eat, sleep and poop. your pretty consistent. you were weighed on monday and came in at a whopping 8lbs 5oz. Whoa.

Thanks to a friend I was sent these awesome patches to document Jett's progress each month. They are super cute. Each one has an adhesive strip on the back and can be attached to anything and then removed. You can even scrapbook it or place it an album when you are done. They come in some great colors. I am looking forward to tracking his progress and this makes it easy.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

way to far behind...

I am so far behind with blogging. I have so much I want to share with you but feel no motivation.. I know I know I just had a baby and I need to go easy on myself. I love blogging and like documenting life. I just wish I had more time.. So here goes an overview of June - in pictures and some words...

N & A got kites for their birthday and we have spent time in the backyard flying them. They love it and it's something they always ask to do when they see the wind in the trees.

Grandma D was here.. lets just say she flew in when we needed her most and that goes a long way. While I was in between leaking fluid, bed rest and having Jett she was here. It was huge for us to be able to not worry about plans for N & A and just have her help us with cooking, cleaning and being a great playmate. She did lots of crafting and baking with the boys.

There was the infamous tour of the new fire hall which they boys have been waiting forever for. I could not go but they went and had a GREAT time. Sitting in a fire truck for a 4 year old must feel like winning the lottery.

After having to put off their first birthday party - it was to happen the day my water broke. We finally had it the weekend before Jett came. I was on the couch but we geared the plans down and had family and close friends over for a great party! The boys loved it and we had a great time. Seeing Ari get his front end loader was the highlight.. he was so happy!

We got a sandbox back in May and it has provided hours of fun. They love it!

They passed Sunday school - and got certificates. They even sang in front of church. It was awesome.

One of the best things my dad ever spent money on was this pool. The boys love spending hot afternoon here and it's made even sweeter when cousins and papa get in on the action.

We celebrated Father's Day and this guy! He really is the best. How handsome are all these boys?? Melts me.

And then there's this guy. The third greatest thing we've ever done.