Sunday, September 27, 2009

8 months old

I think each month goes faster than the one before it because it really just seems like I wrote the 7 month post yesterday.

This month's milestones:
*Started sleeping on her belly
*First trip to the beach (separate post with those stories coming later)
*She is trying so hard to crawl. She still can't get her legs and arms to work together
*Started mimicking our sounds. Especially the "uh" as in "Uh, oh"
*Started mimicking our movements, like shaking her head no. I am sure I will hate this one day but it is really cute right now
*First trip to the lake and a family reunion
*Spent first night away from mommy (Yes, I was more upset than she was)
*Laughs on her own now, we don't have to tickle or laugh at her anymore to get her to laugh

She's getting to be such a big girl. She seems to learn something new everyday and it amazes me. It's so hard to remember those first few months where she really couldn't do anything but sleep. eat, and poop. She is so much fun to be around and I can't wait to see what she learns next.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

They fit!

Finally, after 16 months of waiting, I can wear some of my pre-preggers pants. Unfortunately, I can't say all of my pants because I had gained some weight before I got pregnant, so those pants will have to wait about 5-6 more pounds to have their dust shaken off. I am so grateful that nursing burns some awesome calories because I surely haven't exercised this weight off. Who has time for that? I still would love to loose about 25 lbs to get back to where I was when Todd and I started dating, but in reality if I loose 15 more, I will be happy. However, I plan to stop pumping in about 2 months, so I guess those last pounds will have to be worked off the old fashioned way. That's ok, though. Once I stop pumping, that gives me an extra 40-ish minutes at night that I can hopefully dedicate to exercise time. Plus, Aubrey will be crawling soon so I will burn more calories chasing her around, I am sure.