Friday, January 27, 2006

Pumping Success

I just used my sister's breast pump for the first time today and got 4 oz really fast! woohoo!

I have a Gerber slow flow nipple, one of those wide ones that are intended to imitate a real nipple.

So, I tested it. I put my milk in a bottle, boiled the nipples, put one on it. Gave Wyatt to Jeremy along with the bottle. Took a little bit for Wyatt to 'get' it... he sucked on it for a little bit... didn't even drink an ounce. And was turning his head away. And as of right now, is nursing on me... LOL

However, we're going to keep trying because Jeremy and I need at least one night a month to ourselves... at some point... some point soon. A 'night' doesn't mean a whole night as in all the kids sleeping elsewhere... a 'night' as in us going to dinner or something like that and picking up at least Wyatt (if the girls want to sleep over, that's fine).

Ursula keeps taking the bottle. She keeps trying to give it to him and I keep telling her that he doesn't want it. I told her that if Wyatt doesn't want it, I will give it to her. She's happy with that.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Weight Loss Update

Well, today I'm wearing a size 10 pair of stretch jeans... getting better...

I still have much more to go... but, its a start :)

Pardon my ill-fitting bra... I didn't have it set up right... like clicking the opening back... I always forget about checking that.

And of course, that's my little precious son, Wyatt... 5 weeks 1 day old today :)

Things Are Looking Up

Jeremy told me Monday that his plans for work were to NOT miss any more days of work (with the exeptions of dr. appointments) and to become a foreman! WOW! Aspirations!!! Imagine that! I was very pleased to hear that. Funny thing is that just that morning, I had calculated how much Jeremy could bring home if he actually worked all the days he's supposed to. Yep... it would be so very nice if he'd actually work at least ONE FULL WEEK a month... According to my calculations, he'd bring home double the amount in one year then he had EVER... now... if only he keeps his word and go to work.

You're probably thinking 'how does he keep his job if he doesn't go to work?' Well, the thing is is that Jeremy has made himself very valuable there. He does all the different types of welding and fixes things there that needs to be fixed (that's up and beyond what he's supposed to be doing there and getting paid for). Also, he's getting paid as a contractor. The other guys at work are kind of jealous of him because he doesn't get sent home when he misses days of work.

Do you want to know how much J's work likes him? When he took off that week I had the baby (Wyatt), his company ended up paying him for 40 hrs of work!!! Isn't that awesome? That was never even discussed prior to me having the baby! A complete surprise to both of us.

Change of subject...

I have less than one week left to my leisurely life... (big HA HA)... meaning, next Tuesday, I'll be 6 weeks postpardum... and time to get my body into shape!!! I'm going to have to get the infant seat out of the car so that I can go walking with my 2 young ones; strolling them in my awesome tandem stroller :)

Along with walking daily (providing the weather accomodates me), I'll be utilizing the workout machine in the back room. Thankfully, my sister, Cherie helped me clean it out last weekend and even though there's still stuff back there (like the kids' toys), there's plenty of room for me to use the SoloFlex. In fact, I'm thinking of maybe starting today on it... I can't wait to be small again!!! This belly flab is disgusting! I hate feeling my skin touching itself around my back mid section when I stand up! I don't know how anyone tolerates that!

I'm so thankful that Wyatt is such a good baby! He's so easy (knocking on some major wood here).

Monday, January 09, 2006

New Google Group

Healthy Living - Questioning the Mainstream Ideas on Health

Sheri Nakken from the Yahoo group, Vaccinations, created this group.


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Moments Of Awareness

Moments Of Awareness

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

My Precious Monkeys!

The just love their brother! whew!

BTW, that's Jeremy's pants legs that the girls are wearing as dresses! LOL He has some pants that the legs snap on... he had taken them off yesterday and Ursula immediately scooped one of them up and tried to put it on her leg... so, Jeremy put it on as a skirt at first. Did the same for Calista. Then, the girls ended up pulling it all the way up as dresses.