Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I had a chiropractor appointment this morning and he weighed me.....I have not got on a scale since the beginning of February and I was pleasantly surprised. Now don't go cheering for me I didn't have any great loss but I did not gain a pound either. So I am starting off this pregnancy alot heavier than I would have like to to but I feel healthy so this counts for alot.
My goal during this pregnancy is to gain a small amount compared to my normal 45 - 60lbs.
I plan on calling the dietitian today to set up an appointment to get an idea of what exactly I should be eating because I am also still nursing my little one. I want to make sure I am eating enough but not to much....isn't this a life long battle...I guess that is why it is called a journey!
My second goal is to continue to exercise at least 4 days a week.
It is so early to start talking about this pregnancy but I just love being pregnant. That knowing there is a human growing inside of me is such a......I can't think of a word to describe the feeling but anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing this knows what I am trying to say.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
One final note....we found out yesterday that I am expecting! YEAH!!!!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
On the school front...now that March Break is over the girls and I started a study on Canada. We had actually taken a long break from Unit Studies because my 'job' was to busy so everyone was doing just the basis 3 R's. They are really enjoying this study so far, okay I know it is only the second day but we are planning a "vacation" across Canada in order to learn this time. So it is very engaging for them, who doesn't like to plan a trip? The enthusiasm this morning when we decided to fly to PEI and start the trip there was so exciting for me to watch when I seen that both my girls were totally focused and into their work. I hope this continues!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I am really enjoying this spring weather.....the sun is shining in the front window to warm up the whole room. My little ones have spent so much time outside the last few days. Along with them going outside they have brought in a lot of mud and anyone who knows me knows that I hate a mess. Last night you would have seen me in the "mud room" sweeping and washing the floors, riding the area of winter pants and boots and even washing the walls all to have a mess the first time the doors opens and the children head outside again. OH well....I remind myself that in a few years from now I will be missing these days!
With the beautiful weather I have been spring cleaning the house; all the normal stuff....washing windows, wiping down walls, getting rid of cob webs and putting away the heavy blankets and going through clothes (lots and lots of clothes). We have another box of clothes to give to the church for their rummage sale in May.
I have got out for a walk 3 nights this week so far! Hooray for me...this is the most exercise all winter.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here they are....the answers are from youngest to oldest.
1. What's something mommy always says to you?
- Don't cry.
- Let's go somewhere!
- I love you!
- Be quiet.
2. What makes mommy happy?
- When you buy her something
- When we do good things
- Getting an afternoon rest
3. What makes mommy sad?
- When I cry
- When Daddy leaves
- When I shout
- When I disobey her
4. How does your mommy make you laugh?
- like this HAHAHAHA
- By saying funny stuff
- When she says something funny
- By tickling me
5. What was your mommy like as a child?
- You laugh
- I don't know I wasn't born
- I don't know I wasn't there
- Very obedient
6. How old is your mommy?
- I don't know....46
7. How tall is your mommy?
- this big (reaches up over her head)
- 2 feet
- Are you like 6feet tall...laughs....maybe 4 feet.
- I'm guessing 5' 7"
8. What is your mommy's favorite thing to do?
- Go to hotels and stuff
- Take a nap
9. What does your mommy do when you are not around?
- Watch movies
- Go on the computer
- How am I suppose to know?
- Go on Facebook
10. If your mommy became famous, what will it be for?
- going on the computer
- I don't know
11. What is your mommy really good at?
- at taking care of babies
- making children happy
12. What is your mommy not very good at?
- working with wood
- jumping on the trampoline
- jumping rope
- singing the books of the Bible
13. What does your mommy do for a job?
- goes on the computer
- works at home
- stays at home and tends to the children
14. What is your mommy's favorite food?
- perogies...I think
- lasagna and ceasar salad
15. What makes you proud of your mommy?
- I don't know
- she is pretty
- when she helps people
16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, what would she be?
- the girl on Bob the Builder
- Sponge Bob Square Pants
- Eeyore on Pooh Bear
17. What do you and your mommy do together?
- clean dishes
- I don't know (popular answer for the young lad)
18.How are you and your mommy the same?
- I dunno
- I don't know...we are not alike....I'm like Daddy!
- we both like the same food
19. How are you and your mommy different?
- different is people
- my eyes
- mommy has glasses and I don't
- our hair
20. How do you know that your mommy loves you?
- you kiss and hug me
- in my heart
- when she disciplines me, that is what Daddy told me.
- by how much she cares
21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy?
- kisses & hugs
- going out with him
- that he is a Christian
- his looks
22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go?
- outside and drive in the van
- you never told me where it is
- a hotel somewhere, maybe Pike Lake
This was so much fun to do with the children. I did it individually so that they couldn't copy each others answer. I was amazed at a few answers!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Off I go for a two hour drive with five children and myself. Going to Sudbury is always a big trip because I go probably 3-4 times a year so I always have a list of things I need to pick up there that I can't get at home. Taking children on this adventure of purchasing items can be a test of patience to say the least but for my five it was a piece of cake. Bribery works wonders!
After a couple of hours of shopping we headed to the hotel so the baby could nap and the rest of us mellowed out in front of the t.v.
We went and visited a good friend before supper and then back to the hotel.
Everything up to this point was great but for some reason the baby decided he didn't want to sleep....so between him waking, nursing, crying and sleeping with my 3 year old who thinks she is an extension of me, I got very little sleep. This made for a grumpy mom!
We had breakfast at the hotel and then attempted to do some more shopping but after an hour I had had enough....I packed everyone up and we headed home. The little ones slept and older ones listened to a audio story and mom drank Tim Hortons coffee. What a great way to end our trip!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Life has been just plain busy and everything has changed or so it seems. I will be switching this blog from my current weight loss journey to a more general life focus.
The big reason is because we are trying to conceive and my focus on life isn't weight loss right now but rather healthy eating and staying active which shouldn't be to hard considering I have 5 children to chase after.
I am going to take the next little while and recreate this space.......be back soon!