January 31, 2012

Bath Time

Bath time just continues to be one of my favorite times with the baby. He loves the water and is so playful. I just can't stand the cuteness. (Hopefully he never finds out I shared these, but if he does, hopefully he'll forgive me)

January 22, 2012

Here we go...

These two team up on me sometimes. One behaves and the other does something naughty and then they switch. It's cute how much they like each other but they can drive me crazy sometimes. We are trying so hard to keep the dog from hovering under the highchair while the baby eats. Noah has figured out that Lola likes to stand by the highchair so he purposefully throws his food on the floor. I'm on the loosing team.

Here's to a long week of working and being a mom.

January 16, 2012

Weight, Wait, Weight

My husband and I don't own a scale, not that we don't want one, we just don't own one. I was at my mom's yesterday and weighed myself on hers for the first time in months. I almost cried when the number hadn't budged at all!!

Honestly, people ask us if we are going to have more children (it's a very popular question once you have one baby), and I feel a bit guilty saying that I don't want another one for awhile. My reasoning....I don't want to look like I do now, again.

It is totally unacceptable for me to be the current weight that I am for this long. I have been using my elliptical, working out, and eating significantly better since Christmas- there should have been a slight drop in weight, right?

Noah will be 1 years old on March 23rd and I told myself I would give myself a year and I don't see myself loosing 20 pounds in 2 months!!

My stomach looks like a road map with all the stretch marks pregnancy gave me. The skin on my stomach looks like a "Biggest Looser" contestant after they loose their weight. I feel so gross AND the jeans I am wearing are currently 6 sizes larger than the ones I was wearing when I found out I was pregnant- this is so depressing.

January 5, 2012

Feeling Like A Woman

My husband and I have gotten to the point where we don't spend too much on each other unless it is a joint enjoyment for the both of us. My husband surprised me with a $250 gift card to Sephora. I have been complaining that I don't have anything nice and all my make-up stuff needs to be replaced so it was a huge surprise.

I was able to get everything you see below! I felt like a kid in a candy store getting to walk around and pick whatever I wanted. I was trying to make the money stretch, so I could get the most bang for my buck. I think I did pretty good.

I love having a NICE, QUALITY set of brushes and an eyelash curler that won't rip out my eyelashes.  The thing next to the nail polish is Tarte's eyelash growth serum. It's suppose to work like Latisse without a prescription. I'll let you know if it works.

January 1, 2012

BRING IT 2012!!!

HOW WE RANG IN 2012! At home, with steak dinner, presceco, and Noah...watching Dick Clark's (I mean Ryan Seacrest's) NYE Special.

I will never forget 2011, since that is the year I had my beautiful baby boy. I am welcoming 2012, however, with open arms. I am looking for some wonderful turn of events to take place. I am shooting for a job, my husband to get a raise or better job, and the prospects of a house, at least the beginnings of looking for one. I will also be starting my Masters (blah!) AND hopefully, finally, getting into my pre-baby pants (this 6 sizes too big crap is not fun)

In turn, I will be focusing on being a better version of myself. I want to complain less and be more prayerful. I also want to focus on my marriage and get ourselves out of this post-baby monotony.

To my beautiful son, myself, and everyone else:
 Be curious
Be pensive
Be loud
Be happy and sad all at the same time
Be generous
Be honest
Be afraid
Be musical
Be quiet
Be observant
Be wild
Be fun
 Be open
Be scientific
Be poetic
Be sweet
Be giddy
Be serious
Be smart
Be free
Be imaginative
Be powerful
(taken from a card attached to one of Noah's toys at Christmas time)