Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jordan is 9 Months Old

Where is the time going? He is starting to look like a toddler. I'm not ready. :(

I just realized that I didn't post Jordan's 8 or 9 month photos, so you get both in one post. :)


In this post, I want to do a little FIL brag. So, my FIL has been watching Jordan since I returned to work after maternity leave (with the exception of the summer). We are blessed to have him wanting and willing to spend a lot of his free time with Jordan. I know a lot of people would criticize us for not having him in daycare, because he won't have any social skills, but we will figure that all out along the way. We will start having play dates and what not...especially a lot in the summer. Anyways...we pay my FIL $20 a day to watch Jordan, which is cheaper than daycare. Well, yesterday he presented my husband with an account number where he has been putting all the money we have paid him (about $1,500). He said that at the end of the school year he is going to match the amount in there. How awesome is that? Mike's mom also has a college fund set up where she has money from each check go into it. It is nice to know that little man will be able to go to college and not have to be $45,000 in debt like his momma. :/





Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How Do You Know?

How do you know when your child calls YOU mom or dad for the first time? For months, Jordan has been babbling mama mama mama. That's all it is though. Or at least I am fairly certain that is all it is. Many times when he babbles like that, I say "Yes, Jordan" or "Yes, Baby." I have no idea if he realizes that is me. I am mama.

Every day my husband, Mike goes "Dada dada dada daddy" to Jordan, but Jordan refused to make those sounds for the longest time. He was good with just "ma-mas" and 'ba-bas."  Last night, when Mike was in the shower and I was working on feeding Jordan, he finally did it. Like....did it, did it. The last couple days "dadas" were forming, but this was full on...


 Oh. My. God. He is so freakin' adorable. I still think it's just sounds, but I look forward to the day he calls us those names. 

After feeding him, I left (went out in the below zero temperatures) to go volunteer at a school function. I dread doing this because little man is usually falling asleep between 7-7:30pm during the week since we get him up at 4:30am to go to his grandpapi's house during the week. I always want to spend whatever awake time I can get with him. On my way home at 7:45pm, I pulled this video up on my Instagram and let it loop play over and over the whole way home. I just can't get enough of him. When I walked in the door I was fully expecting him to be sleeping in his crib, but instead he was playing on the floor. That literally made me the happiest mama. I got in comfy clothes, picked him up, sat him on my lap, and played with him for a good hour. Then I handed him off to daddy so I could work on something for work and he fell asleep in daddy's arms. I live for my nights. I love my little family. 


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year

It's a new year. It's time to make those goals and pray that you can stick to them. I don't like to make New Year's resolutions. I usually end up breaking them. However, I have a lot of improving to do and I think that this is a good time to start.

I have been overweight all of my life. I have lost a good amount of weight twice in my adult life. I ALWAYS end up gaining weight back (plus some). Well, I am at my all time high. I currently weigh 80 pounds more than I did on my wedding day almost 10 years ago. 80 pounds. That's like an entire short person. Lol. I don't fit in most of my clothes in my closet. In fact, I steal hoodies from Mike because they fit and they cover me. I always want to be covered. It's alright in the winter, but it is impossible to be covered in the summer. Speaking of that, I have to worry about that earlier this year...well at least that type of weather. In 80 days we get on a plane to go to Mexico for my SIL's destination wedding. I have been telling myself for about 5 months that I need to lose weight so I can enjoy Mexico. If I don't then I will be super self conscious and covering myself up as much as I can. Who wants to constantly worry about what others think of them. The funny thing is that people don't really care. I care more than they do.

Today I had Mike take pictures of me where I was in the same pose that I was when I got down to 149 pounds in 2009. I tried to talk myself into posting those pictures, but I just can't. They are terrible and I look stupid. Maybe when I lose some weight, I will be able to talk myself into it. Since in reality, that is me right now, I just can't get myself to share those pictures. Here are the original pictures though....my goal.




I wasn't perfect, but I was happy and I felt good about myself. I want to be that person again. I want to not dread getting dressed for the day because nothing in my closet fits.

This morning I committed to Girls on the Run at school. I will be assisting our librarian, who is an avid runner, with the program at our school. The program is for 5th grade girls and I think it is important to have a 5th grade teacher as a coach as well. We will train the girls to be able to run a 5k and then in May (I believe), we will run a 5k with them. I am really excited to be a part of GOTR. With that being said, I will be starting the C25K program today.

These are my goals for this year:
1. Get back to a healthy weight.
2. Pay down debt.
3. Put a good amount in savings.
4. Move into a bigger house.

We may not make all of our goals this year, but we WILL get there eventually. I hope everyone has a new year filled with nothing but positivity and happiness.