Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Not You- It's Me.

Hello my loves,

I'm sure that some of you have seen this coming based on the frequent, quality posts that I have been publishing lately (sarcasm).

I need a little blog break.

To focus on my family. To survive these last few weeks of the semester. To get some happy side projects ready.

That means that Mama Mondays are on hold for now. I'm SO thankful to the beautiful ladies who have been linking up with us. I talked to Logan about it, and she is super supportive of the decision to step away for a bit.

Weight Loss Wednesdays are still going to happen at home... I am still measuring, weighing in, exercising, and making better food choices.

I will still post about Emmett's monthly milestones... Pinky promise.

I might even still post about random happenings every now and then.

But I hate the feeling that I get in the middle of the night, remembering that I didn't finish a blog post that's going to be published in a few hours. It's just not fun, man.

THANK YOU for all of your support. You are all the best.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Emmett: 4 Months

Weight: 13 lbs 7.6 oz (22nd percentile)
Height: 25 inches (73rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (75th percentile)

Milestones: Emmett laughed for the first time a few weeks ago (of course, it was at his daddy). He also rolled over for the first time the other day! He loves grabbing toys and his paci. Emmett is also a talker! There are times where he will talk, gurgle, coo, and squeal for about 10 minutes. It's the best, sweetest sound in the world. Emmett also grabs his feet and folds his hands together (a lot).

Sleep: We're still waking up 2-3 times a night for feedings, but I honestly don't mind. You might remember that he was having issues with weight gain last month, so the fact that he is getting nutrition makes me not feel any frustration about waking up often. I keep telling myself that I can sleep when I'm dead. ;)

Favorite Things: Playing on a mat or bouncy chair, standing up to see the world, putting his hands in mama's mouth, chewing on his fist, bath time, lights, music, and FaceTime-ing with his family.

Health: We found out that little E has silent reflux and he is either lactose intolerant or milk protein intolerant. Either way, that means that mama has cut out most dairy out of her diet (goodbye, ice cream and cheese...). He started gaining weight once we figured that out, so we're all happy about that! He got his four month shots yesterday and had a 103-degree fever, which was so sad for mama and daddy. But he's already feeling better now!

Feeding: Emmett still eats 2-3 times at night. We supplement with 1-2 soy formula bottles every day. We've added a teaspoon of rice cereal in some bottles, and he doesn't really seem to know the difference. He usually eats about 4-6 oz per feeding!

Weight Loss Wednesday

Note: Emmett's 4 Month post will be up later today, due to the fact that he had a 103 degree fever when we were going to take pictures... Those shots are the worst, man. :(

I wish I had the time to write about the past couple of weeks, but alas, I only have time for a quick check in. I'm telling you- blogging has been challenging for me over the past month. Sorry, guys! I promise I'll get back into the swing of things soon! And I can't wait to share the steps that I'm taking to be more proactive on my journey to a happy, healthy life! :)

Weight lost this week: 1.5 lbs
Total weight lost: 36 lbs
Inches lost this week: 0 (since the last time I posted, I gained a few inches, but I've lost them again)
Total inches lost: 15.5

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mama Mondays

Leslyn's Lovely Life

November 9th, 2013 - My 26th birthday. This picture was taken about 3 hours after I took 4 positive pregnancy tests. And we had to keep a secret and not tell any of my best friends who came over to celebrate (the secret-keeping was pure torture, I assure you). Side note: Emmett was born on DJ's 26th birthday. I'm telling you- year 26 was a good one for both of us. :) 

November 9th, 2014: My 27th birthday. At the park with my loves. 

I don't think it gets any better than this. I am so thankful for these two. :) How was your weekend??

Leslyn's Lovely Life

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

This morning, as I was taking my measurements and weighing myself, I had a much needed reality check... But before I give you the details, let's rewind a bit.

When I'm "in the moment", I feel like I'm making healthy choices. I often eat meals without anything processed, and sometimes I'll eat vegetarian or vegan meals... I drink anywhere between 150-200 oz of water every day. But I tend to forget about the leftover Halloween candy that's sitting around... Or the fact that I haven't worked out in a long time (remember that Nike Training Club challenge I started for myself? It didn't last very long).

Anyways, I have been living in denial. Big fat ugly denial. I looked at my numbers from a month ago, and I realized that I have lost just under 1 lb... And the inch loss has netted to zero. One month of no progress.

I don't write this post to be negative at all- as a matter of fact- I'm writing this with a mindset of wanting to do better. For myself and for my family. I have a game plan in place, and I plan on writing about it within the next few days.

In the mean time, I would love for you to let me know some of your favorite workouts! I'm especially looking for something fun in the cardio department. I realize that running is probably the most effective (and quick) way to lose weight, but I would love other suggestions!

Here's to kicking things up a notch!