am still in denial though, that Hailey is even old enough to start food.
Back in August of 2011, 6 months after I had Colson, I started on the road to a better me. I was determined to lose the baby weight once and for all. I stuck with it for a good 8 weeks. I watched what I was eating, I counted my calories, I worked out, and I felt good! I ended up losing almost 10 pounds in those 8 weeks. But the holidays came and I stopped counting my calories, I stopped working out and I stopped losing weight. I picked back up again and managed to get down to the 142 range but that's as close as I got before getting pregnant again in August of 2012.
Now, 5 months after having my third child, I find myself longing for those lower numbers on the scale. And really it's not even about the lower numbers...it's just about feeling good about myself again. The lower numbers are just a bonus.
After I was cleared from my doctor, I started very lazily counting my calories. Very lazily! Like, just estimating them in my head.
I have lost 33.5 pounds in those 5 months. A good 20 came off right after having Hailey, but the rest has been due to watching what I eat.
I am still a ways away from the ever evil green line and my goal weight. I never reached my goal weight before getting pregnant with Hailey but now that we are done having kids, I have no excuse! I will get to my goal weight of 136--which is what I weighed before getting pregnant with Hannah! I hope to get there before summer!
So I am going to get serious about my eating again and serious about my counting calories. I also got some Tracy Andersson DVDs that I started a few weeks ago but stopped when we all got sick. So I am excited to start those back up and I am just excited to lose this weight for good! No more 'I'm having a baby' to keep me from my goal.
Who wants to join me in a weight loss adventure. I plan on posting my progress every week like I did last time in part to hold me accountable and in part to motivate myself by seeing the numbers. I am so close to the 140's that I can taste them! Maybe not a good way to state that when trying to lose weight but you know what I mean! :o)
She is such the sweetest thing and loves to give huge smiles. I have even been able to get some giggles out of her but no big belly laughs yet.
She is still on the lazy side and does not really roll over. She will from time to time roll from tummy to back but has yet to ever roll from back to tummy. She is really good at pushing her upper body into the air though. The kid might crawl before she rolls. :oP
She has lost a large amount of her baby hair. She is definitely my baldest baby. But it is finally starting to grow back and I think it is coming in blonde. Will my third child have blonde curly hair like I do!? I kind of hope so! :oP
She wears a size 2 diaper and still fits into 3 month clothes. She does wear some 3-6 month stuff, as well.
She is rocking a 7 ounce bottle every 4 hours or so and in the next few weeks we will start her on baby food. (How is it even time for that!?) I am excited to make baby food again. I really enjoyed making Colson's, plus Hailey is right in the spring and summer season so I will be able to get a lot of fruits and veggies at the market this year!
She is still a great sleeper...usually sleeping from 8pm-7am. Although we did have a stretch of time where she was waking up at 4:30 but she would eat and go right back to bed.
She naps a lot during the day, as well. we're not really on a napping schedule yet because every time I put her on her tummy she is usually asleep within 10 minutes. The girl is just like her daddy and likes her sleep! :oP
She is still fascinated my her brother and sister. She is constantly watching them and sometimes gets mad when they leave the room. When she does start crawling she is going to give Hannah and Colson m(and mommy) a run for their money!
I just can't believe Hailey is 5 months old already. 1 month away from her half birthday. What is that about!? I don't like it!