Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yes, I would like my cake & I'd like to eat it too!

So, this post is partly dedicated to: as the title says, "having my cake & eating it too". The post popped into my head yesterday& I never got the chance to type it out due to my major migraine. So I will list my 3 instances when i wished that I could've had my cake & had eaten it too:

1)Rain/Afternoon baby walk
I absolutely adore rainy days/nights, except in the case that little dude needs to get out & get some fresh air during our walk
2)Watching television/Going to bed early
I'm sure everyone has their own favorite shows that may or may not come on at the best time for them, well my faves come on usually between 9-11, which doesn't work for my schedule as little dude wakes up at 5am sometimes, I need all the sleep that I can get!
3)Stay at home/Career Mom
I flipping love staying home with my little man, I enjoy everything about being here with him, seeing his "first's", playtime, nap time, feeding time; I'm here for it all & I love it. On the other hand I do miss the cash flow that having a job provided.

So I wondered if anybody else has ever wanted their cake & wanted to eat it too as an adult?

The second half of my post is devoted to the 4 things I'm loving at the current moment:

1) Sephora OPI "Teal we meet again"
- a color I would've never chosen, but I'd decided I wanted something different from the nudes & dark reds that I usually get & I love it plus it helps that I keep getting compliments on it!
2) Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice
- 1 word: yum! It has a sweet warmth to it, pressed apple juice, with whipped cream & caramel drizzle on top!
3) Target Boyfriend Tee
- no picture needed, just an awesome airy, soft, good for everything top perfect for my stay at home life!
4) Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin
-the scent of cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, & nutmeg, it just smells delicious!
yankee candle pumpkin candle
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& a bonus for little dude, since he's always hated car rides in his infant car seat: we purchased his big boy car seat!! He had his first trip in it today & he loved it so here's to a hopeful new love of riding in the car!
Sunshine Kids Radian XTSL convertible carseat!

PS-What sorts of things are you guys loving for fall?


Sunday, September 26, 2010


To most of you this number means absolutely nothing, but to me it is my seriuosly unfortunate post pregnancy weight. I don't mean to be a debby downer but I really have no clue how I got here, I mean I "know" what I did but I have no clue what happened to get me on the fast track to here.

Let me start out with a summary of my 18 month journey to here: September 26, 2010. I received wonderful news in May 2009 that my husband & I were 4 weeks pregnant & would be expecting a bundle of joy in January 2010. Almost immediately after this I was hit by full blown morning sickness, we're talking eat pretzels & crackers before getting out of bed, lying on the couch all day, crackers, pretzels, ginger ale diet because I will upchoke if meat enters my frame of view or 1 of my highly sensitive nostrils. So in this time, from 4 weeks -16weeks I lost 20 pounds due to my low food intake, the only good thing was that baby *poppy* was growing just the way he should. I continued at the same weight, not gaining anything until I gave birth, which thereafter I lost 20 more pounds. Post pregnancy I felt & looked great(per everyone else) because I had lost 40pounds & now I just feel so bad. I know that I feel sick most of the time because of the weight & I'm completely aware that if I lost 30 pounds that I would be happy & healthy.

My current stats are 5' 161.4lbs, & healthy should be between 118-126lbs. I know exactly what I need to do because I've done it before through weight watchers(lost 30 pounds), but this time I want to keep it off. I am constantly going through the battle with myself of eating nothing or just fruits & vegetables to see quick results, but I know that's not the way for long term weight loss, it's not fast, quick, or easy to lose the weight that has taken me 3 years to put on, 9 months to take off, & 9 months to put some back on again.

Since this is my "everything" blog I will be posting about my weight, sometimes daily to make myself accountable & hopefully I can make some friends along the way, but it will also be about my learnings as a 1st time mom, wife, & home owner. That said, I look forward to making some new friends along the way & hopefully entertaining some folks through my journey.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Very Beginning

Hello Everyone!

    As the title explains, this is the very beginning of my mom, marriage, house blog.  I started this blog because I really need some place to put my thoughts down, because as a new mom I honestly have trouble remembering much of anything.  I am a 26 year old mommy of 1(Caleb, nearly 9 months), wife to Chris(July 2008), & first time home owner(November 2008).  I really enjoy my life, family, & friends; I could'nt be luckier than being a stay at home mom. If nothing else I'm glad you stopped by, shared your time reading, & hopefully enjoyed some of what you've read & will read in the future.