Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!!

From our family to yours, we hope you have an Easter full of blessings!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Facing the Beast... Ive Lost Track of the Weeks

Well, I stepped on the scale last week and after a week of not following my diet, I was shocked to see that I had managed to lose 2 ounces. I really expected to gain. This week, I stepped on it again and much to my surprise staring right back at me was the number 148.4!!! I was stoked. I really havent been doing well being strict on my diet, however, with all the weight I have lost, my thyroid medication is too high, thus causing a boost in my weight loss. Today is my last day on the too high dose and then I start a lower dose. Im afraid that with this change I am going to have to be SUPER strict on my diet and I am totally not looking forward to this. I figure though, that if I can lose another ten pounds then I will be pretty close to my goal weight and then I can start maintaining my success. Wish me luck... afterall in a month we are heading out on a vacation to "Mickey's House" and I have a feeling dieting while spending a week eating nothing but restaurant food is going to be TOUGH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

6 Month Stats

I took Little Lady Reese to the doctor today. Sadly, she had to get her shots, which like every.other.time. caused her great discomfort along with a fever. Poor girl. On a positive note, that Mommy's Milk that she every so gladly cherishes has been doing her some good. She tipped the scales at 15 lbs. 6oz (48%) and measured in at 27 inches (88%). I cannot remember the exact measurements of her noggin, but I do know it was somewhere in the 90's. Surprise, surprise, like her big sister and her Daddy, she has a big noggin! Im just thankful those noggins stayed small until AFTER they were born =0)

Friday, April 15, 2011

If Only We All Could Have Such Caring Hearts...

-My little lady (Nora) has been touching my heart lately. The things she says are always so caring and genuine. The other day I was getting ready and I put on a dress. Not a fancy dress, just a plain black sundress. She saw me putting it on, came into my closet and told me "oh Mama, you look so pretty. You need your dancing shoes".
- Everyday first thing in the morning Nora asks me "who are we going to see today"? It's her way of figuring out what her day is going to look like. Today I told her "we are going to Grandma Bercaw's and we are going to see Stacie, Gracie, Ethan and Zachy" Her response? As sincere as could be with those big brown eyes staring at me: "what about Uncle Brian"? Heaven forbid I forget about Uncle Brian!
-Everytime somebody coughs, she asks "are you okay"? Every time somebody sneezes she says "bless you". Heaven forbid I forget to say bless you though, because if you do she will quickly be declaring "MAMA SAY BLESS YOU"! 
I sure hope this little lady's heart can remain so caring. In a world that is being filled daily with more hatred and harm to others I think it will be a tough challenge for her.

And because a post isnt a post without a pic. Here is Nora and her Daddy at the Royals game:

Friday, April 8, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...

and we are spending it swinging!!

 Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather as much as we are!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Could Someone Tell Me Where My Baby Went....

She should NOT be able to do THIS:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Facing the Beast: Soooo close....

This morning I stepped on the scales and guess how much I weighed? 150.4!! Im stoked, but bummed at the same time. Do you know how close I am to seeing the 140's again? Do you know how long it has been since I have seen this number? If I recall correctly, it was probably 5 years ago. I havent decided quite yet what my goal weight is, but last time I did weight watchers I think my lowest point was  around 135 pounds. I was a little younger then, and when I was talking to an old friend of mine about me back then their response was, "you were so skinny you could've blown away in the wind". Im not sure I want to blow away in the wind, so, I guess for now, I will just keep on trying to lose weight and when the weight stops being lost, then I will start maintaining that weight. Either way, after weighing somewhere around 210 pounds when Reese was born, I have to say I am pretty stoked that just 6 months later I have lost at least SIXTY pounds!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011


I've been struggling lately. Struggling with a decision I made that I am not certain was a good one. I am not yet ready to publicly announce what that decision was, but those of you closest to me probably already know. It's a decision that could easily be undone, but Im not certain Im ready for that. We'll just say that what I thought was a great plan is not going as easily as I hoped. Reason why? This little girl:
This little girl LOVES.HER. MAMA. A LOT. Maybe a little too much. She won't take a bottle. She won't eat for others, and she makes herself VOMIT when left with another person. Sometimes if in a large crowd situation (ie family parties, etc) where she thinks somebody else might want to hold her all it takes for a complete meltdown to happen is somebody talking to her. Im NOT joking. On top of all of this because she will not take a bottle while I am gone she has taken to reverse cycling. At first it was only on the night of the day I work, but now, it has become an every night affair, except shes not reverse cycling on the days I am home, oh no, instead she is nursing every.three.hours straight through the day AND night. Im not going to lie, its TOUGH. Im tired and I don't know what to do. I want to "fix" it, but have been told by too many that its likely nothing that on Reese's end I can fix. That is, unless I decide to fix the other end. Ugh, decisions, decisions. Why do they always have to be so tough? Oh how I wish I could go back to the days when life was simple!