So let's talk poundage. Even before the boys were born, I was not at a weight that I was completely happy with. It seemed that over the year of TTC, weight seemed to sneak up on me and I didn't realize it was there until there was a lot there. I gained 50lbs with the boys and lost those 50lbs. I seemed to stablize at the same weight I was before I got pregnant. I wasn't happy with it but didn't do anything about it. Well, I guess about 2 months or so ago I went to my dad's house and went through my closet. I couldn't fit into any of the clothes in the closet or my wedding dress sitting in the bottom of my closet. I got extremely upset and set a goal...to get back in my wedding dress. Well I am happy to say I am 12 lbs closer to that happening. This is a public blog so I'm not going to say a specific number, but I have a goal in mind and 14 more lbs will get me there. I am fitting back in clothes that I haven't worn in over 2 years. I feel soooo much better about myself. I'm making healthier choices with food and cut my portions down to a healthy size. Overall, I'm just excited. My goal is very achievable and I am so excited to make it!! A friend on facebook had a status a while back that stuck with me...food doesn't taste as good as I feel when I see the number on the scale. It's true. It's not about the number for me. It's to feel better and healthier. Plus I want my husband to find me even sexier than he does :)
Time management is not my strong suit. I'm behind!! Last Wednesday the boys hit 16 months. I try not to sit and think where did the last 16 months go and how did my tiny babies to get be such big boys that walk and talk. Instead I try to just sit amazed at all the things they know and do. I love that we play repeater. Hearing the boys repeat after me is fun b/c I love to hear how they say things. I'm just waiting for the day, though, when someone repeats CRAP!
Last Sunday we went to a local farm that does wagon rides to their pumpkin patch for you to pick your own pumpkin. I had to dress them in their new overalls and plaid shirts :) I took a ton of pictures and loved how they turned out. Posing them is virtually impossible so I try to get the best action shots I can. I love playing with James' work SLR camera.Yesterday we took the boys to the zoo and it was great to see them so interested in the animals. Each time we go back it seems like they seem a little more intrigued than the last time. We even took them in the petting zoo area but they didn't really seem to care. It was fun for James though!
I need to get a few pics of them in their Halloween costumes. Anyone who is close with me knows that The Wizard of Oz is my all time most favoritist movie ever!!!! So when I found Scarecrow & TinMan costumes, you better believe I snatched them right up!! We tried them on once and the boys were adorable!! But they were disinterested and wanted to keep taking their hats off. I'm hoping on Halloween they'll be better about it b/c they hats make such a difference!!!
Yes, my son Lucas said gargoyle yesterday. We were at grandma & grandpas and have they have a small gargoyle sitting on top of their piano. Lucas was sitting on grandma's lap pointing at it so she told him it was a gargoyle. He must have repeated it like 10 times. I couldn't believe he could say that!!!
I haven't blogged b/c everyone in this house has been sick. We all got hit with some seriously nasty sinus stuff that came with a fever so we were each down about a day. Well, over the weekend Lucas came down with a fever. Monday he was covered in a rash. Took him to the dr and he tested positive for strep throat. Poor little guy. Aside from wanting me to hold him a lot yesterday (which I really didn't mind) he acted like he felt just fine yesterday. I'm assuming today will be the same. During this time, we did manage to get their 15 month checkup in. I can't remember their stats so that will have to wait but they are doing great!
Ethan loves the word dog. EVERYTHING is a dog. Well, I'm happy to announce he has another word!!! Doggy. It's so cute to hear him say doggy! I just love watching them grow and learn. We're working on body parts and so far I can only get them to point at nose, ears, and hair, but we're working on it. If you tell them to go get something, they do it and with a smile on their face.
Naps are going through a transition. They're not sure if they want one or two. Sometimes they'll only take one and sometimes two but they're a different length every day. Makes for some cranky babies come evening though.