Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I will let you know what I thin of it.
I have a feeling I am going to be SO SORE tomorrow as I have not done anything like I believe this class to be in about 1 year. NO PAIN NO GAIN!
TurboKick should be something like this from Chalene Johnson.
I was trying to get the video embeded in here but I couldn't figure it out. Just go to this link if you want to check it ou.
Friday, September 16, 2011
WHOA! It has been FOREVER since I blogged. This is a testament as to just how busy I am that I have not had much downtime at all to even update my blog at least once a week like I had been doing. Life is GREAT for us and Harlie is now 4 months old. Crazy, huh?
We are SO BUSY but ENJOYING every minute of it. I really wish I could freeze time for a few weeks at least. Harlie is just precious, the girls just adore her and J and I are doing fabulous. Things do get hectic and there is very little down time, if I have down time it is me sitting down holding Harlie and cherishing every moment of it. I have not even minded the times I have to get up with her in the middle of the night b/c I just love holding her. Now, it does make me tired but this too shall pass and I am making it just fine.
Chloe is about to turn SEVEN!! We really can't believe that. She is becoming so grown up. Lizzie is 4 1/2 and just as sassy and funny as ever.
As for me I am doing well. Not much happening on the weight loss front but that is about to change. I have lost and gained the same 5 pounds for the last 12 weeks since I have been making what I thought was an attempt to lose weight. I lose a few pounds then I gain part of it back then I lose it again then gain it back. What a vicious cycle. I am hopefull that now I will continue the downward trend though. Just tightening up the eating mostly. I haven't been exercising regularly at all and my goal is a consistent 3 days a week doing something at least for 20 minutes for now. I think I need to start blogging consistently for some accountability.
I will leave you with a precious picture of Harlie and then one of all of the girls. I just want to SQUEEZE them I love them so much!
The girls at the County Fair, they show pigs and this was in between shows which is why you see the pigs in the background.
Yes, she smiles like this ALL of the time. She is one of the happiest most laid back babies I have ever been around.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
She reached a HUGE milestone of losing over 100 pounds. Plus, she did it a several days before she set her goal for. Nothing like reaching a huge goal EARLY!! She is still working at it but DANG, look how far she has come. No doubt she will continue on her journey and get to her final goal.
Just love stories like this.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I am feeling pretty good for the most part considering I am approaching 40 weeks. I could be a lot worse. I have also been sleeping really well the past few nights which seems odd to me and I have had a lot of energy and I got a lot of stuff done at work on Friday and then a lot of stuff done at home on Saturday. I even made it up for early church then Sunday school this morning so that was actually nice to get up and get around.
I have had a few contatractions over the weekend but nothing regular at all. I will be sure to keep you updated on how things move along. Pray for an easy and smooth delivery that ends up with a very healthy baby.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Not that we want her to grow up fast by any means but we are ready to see what she looks like and then just get underway with our new normal with having 3 kids. We are aware that it will be an adjustment and we are ready to get that part over with.
According to my Dr. I have only dilated a fingertip which I suppose might be a centimeter and then thinned out about 40%. I didnt' feel well this past weekend and was having more contractions although not real painful ones as well as some shooting pains down low. I was hoping this was moving me along a bit but no such luck. When I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter, Lizzie, I went for my 39 week appt. and then 4 days later I had her so I am praying that is the case with this one. I hadn't progressed any at all with Lizzie at that 39 week appt. either.
I am going to get on that TM tonight and do that for 15-20 minutes at least in the hopes that it might get her moving.
She will be here, it is just a matter of time now, the big question is WHEN!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
I am really enjoying being pregnant and taking it all in. Feeling a lot of emotion b/c this is it for me. My last pregnancy. My last child. So exciting and a little sad at the same time. It makes me tear up and smile at the same time when I think about it. I feel great about the fact of having three children. This was the decision J and I made before we were married and we both agreed with it and we still feel strong about our decision. We feel so blessed to be given the gift of having our own children so easily especially. So with that being said here is to the next 7 weeks until we meet our sweet baby girl, Harlie.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
We have a BIG weekend coming up next weekend with my BIL and future SIL getting married this is the husbands middle brother. Both girls are flower girls and then J is a best man along with the other younger brother. So we have events Friday night with rehearsal and dinner then hair done and pictures and wedding and reception on Saturday. Sunday we will be celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Talk about impressive!! There actual 50th anniversary is on April 7th. Just getting this party in a few weeks early. Looking forward to a lot of friends and family coming out to visit with them.
I still have not taken any pictures of my belly recently. I am having camera issues and it is not working. I can borrow my Mom's but have to remember to get it when I see her. I hope to post something soon though so you can all see my growing belly. I am so mesmerized by pregnant bellies, even my own. I just don't see how they stretch out that much and to think there is a small human in there. BLOWS MY MIND!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I am hanging in there and growing by the day. I do feel well for the most part and I have another good pregnancy like I have had with the last two but there is no denying that you just get SO UNCOMFORTABLE as time goes on. It is all worth it but it is still uncomfortable. I do enjoy all of the moving around and kicking she is doing. That is just priceless!!!
I have my 32 week check up next Tuesday then I will go every 2 weeks for 2 times then it will be weekly appointments. WHOA!!!! It really is getting close. I need to accept it. As much as I want her to be here a little part of me wishes time would slow down. Still so much to do with work and getting her room ready and big family events coming up like my BIL's wedding and my parents 50th wedding anniversary and Lizzie's 4th birthday. Now those things will make the month of March fly by.
ok, the next time I post will be a picture of my pregnant and growing belly!
Friday, February 25, 2011
I am still feeling pretty good for the most part. No matter how good of a pregnancy you have you can't help but be rather uncomfortable when you get up in the weeks of pregnancy. Your belly is big, your back hurts, you have congestion constantly, you have to pee often and suddenly, you can't get comfortable when you sleep, you lose your breath with simple task, getting dressed is just a production sometimes then putting on your shoes. UGH!! The list goes on. Obviously, the outcome is worth every bit of being uncomfortable it just feels good to vent and let it out every now and then which is exactly what I did. Thank you for listening.
Big sisters are just SO EXCITED for Harlie's arrival. They can't wait to see her. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces when they do see her for the first time and I can't wait to see what they have to say to her. Lizzie looks at my belly and hugs or kisses it and says "Hi" and "Bye" to baby Harlie daily. It is the most precious thing you have heard.
I promise to post a pic soon. I just haven't taken the time to take one recently or had my husband take one of me. I promise to get on that though.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
There is an area 45 minutes north of where I live that has 24 inches of snow!!!
Last week on Tuesday we got some ice and about 4-5 inches of snow and that was still on the ground b/c it was so cold and hadn't melted yet. The roads had cleaered up some but now NOT SO MUCH!!
I am in such AWE. We don't get a huge snow storm like this very often. I am LOVING IT!!!
Oh, and I amm 28 weeks pregnant. YAY!!! Only 12 weeks left. I had a Dr. appt. yesterday and all is well just moving right along. Heartbeat is strong, measuring right on track and blood pressure is really good.
ok, going to sit here and watch it snow some more.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
On a really good note though I am exercising and trying to keep it as consistent as possible. I have exercised periodically over the last 26 weeks. Some weeks I get in 3-4 days and some weeks none. This week I have gotten in 2 days. Mostly treadmill walking and elliptical.
Compliments of "Santa" we went to see Jason Aldean, Eric Church and the Jane Dear girls in concert this past weekend. The concert was GREAT!!! We all loved it. Especially, Chloe. Lizzie loved the first two acts then she got tired but she was manageable through Jason Aldean and we were able to stay the entire time. We even got an autograph from the Jane Dear girls and the girls got a picture with them. They were so sweet to them. I will post a few pictures from the concert later.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
We have SO MUCH to get done and so little time. The Husband and I have got to get on the ball. For starters we are turning our garage into a living area.
To do list:
- finish painting and slightly move out building so that it is straight
- start filling out building with stuff from the garage
- sale or get rid of remainder of stuff in the garage that we don't need
- put in insulation and build wall in garage along garage door
- paint garage
- move exercise equipment and toys from spare bedroom into garage and figure out some sort of organized system for the toys.
- paint babies room, a light green color I think
- put up baby bed and get out all of the clothes from the other two girls and wash them and get them in the chest of drawers ready to go.
- start stocking up on diapers and wipes. I have clothes and blankets and such, not too worried about that stuff.
- Move chair out of our room into new living area in garage so we will have room for pack-n-play in bedroom for baby Harlie to sleep in.
ok, so this list was more for my benefit than yours. I feel like if we can get the stuff in the shed and do something with the excess stuff in the garage that will be a huge start. Then make the wall then paint then the rest won't be too bad.
15 weeks and counting down FAST. We gotta get busy!!!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I have a GREAT recipe to share that I just got done eating for dinner. I found it in the special edition Fatloss Oxygen, Winter 2011. I will absolutely be making this again. It might be a weekly meal I loved it so much.
1 tsp of olive oil
4, 4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
14 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp of oregano
1 tbsp of fresh basil (or 1 tsp of dried), I used dried and it tasted really good.
10 oz. of fresh spinach
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp of shredded Parmesan cheese
1. In a large skillet over medium - high heat, heat the oil and cook chicken until lightly browned on each side, approximately 6 minutes.
2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in tomatoes, oregano and basil; place spinch on top of the chicken and cover tightly.
3. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through, approximately 15 more minutes. Stir in salt and pepper and top with cheese.
Calories: 260, Total fats: 6 g, Carbs: 10 g, Figer: 3 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 40 g, Iron 3 g
Monday, January 10, 2011
Well I LOVE THE SNOW!!! Now, I wouldn't want to live in the Dakota's or other states where it snows frequently but to get several bouts of snow that were 5 or more inches each year would make me very happy. That doesn't happen regularly around here so I will take what I can get.
Last night it started snowing about 6ish and we ended up with about 1 inch. It wasn't a hard snow at all but consitent for several hours. Some local schools were cancelled b/c of it which was nice for some I suppose. I did come to work, just a couple of hours late so that the roads were sure to be clear. The girls were of course SO EXCITED to get out and play in it. The husband was home with them today so they had a chance to play outside and make what small snowballs that they could.
We are expecting some more snow, so they say, but it hasn't started yet and they thought it would be here around 4ish. Well it is past 4 and no sign of it yet. Doesn't always happen like the weather man predicts it as we all know.
I am headed home soon for some taco soup made by the husband. YUM!! What a perfect snowy/cold day food.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
We originally were not going to find out the sex of the baby but in this great world we live in we have the right to change our minds and that is exactly what we did and we are thrilled with the outcome (although we would have been thrilled with a boy too.) Whatever we have we know we are meant to have and we couldn't be happier.
Her name will be Harlie Dawn and she will join big sister Lizzie who will be 4 at the time of her birth and even bigger sister Chloe who will be 6 1/2 when she is born. Both big sisters are SO EXCITED!
We were able to surprise our family and friends at Christmas with the news and we are all getting more excited as the days go by.