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Thursday, September 04, 2014

So I am looking forward to the Fall fitness challenge! I've really been thinking about everything I want to accomplish and my goals. It's not really about the weight right now for me. I just want to feel better. I've been feeling pretty sucky in a lot of areas. My core muscles are gone and my lower back is really starting to hurt. My legs are getting crampy and my overall physical health is horrible. I haven't been nice to myself like I wanted to be after having my baby. Freedom from the restrictive diabetic diet really got away from me. But I'm ready to take back control! Making some minor changes here and there and I'm going to get back into shape!

Declan was in the hospital the other night. He had a cold and was puking up mucous. He couldn't keep anything down so I took him in with concerns about dehydration. they kept him overnight on an IV. Turns out he had an ear infection. Poor guy! But he's doing much better! We have an appointment next week at Riley's Children's Hospital to see about splinting his little hand. Hoping that goes well, and maybe we will get some more diffinitive answers on what happened to his arm. I'll keep you posted!

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MJREIMERS 9/4/2014 9:21PM

    Hang in there! I hope our little man get better soon and you find some answers at the next appointment.

You do need to treat yourself better. You can't take care of others if you don't take care of you! Please realize how important you are and how important you are to those around you. Take care and keep at it!

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Checking in!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Things have been crazy! I didn't think I would be so busy as a stay at home mom! I still can't find the time in a day to get everything done that I need to! Of course being on demand for a 4 month old who is breast fed doesn't help! But otherwise we are doing great! The older boys started school, so it's just me and the little man at home! He is so amazing! He has started playing with his toys and he uses his one hand and his feet to hold things! And he has this little musical mirror snail thing that is activated when he moves it. He has started kicking it to get it to sing!

Looking forward to the Biggest Loser Fall Challenge! Really hoping this will be motivation enough to get me moving again! I've felt so out of shape lately but kind of unmotivated.

My little man!


Sneaking Veggies

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

So I made ghoulash last night and thought I would beef it up a bit! The kids LOVED it! When we finished eating I asked if they knew what all they ate and they said no. I started listing off the veggies: tomatoes, corn, onion, carrots, and green beans! They argued with me forever about the carrots! They said they didn't see any in there so I didn't really add them! Lol! Lttle do they know I do this with lots of dishes! It was just the first time with ths dish!

I gave notice to work today! I am officially a SAHM! It felt surreal after I hung up the phone! I am totally looking forward to this though!

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NOTGVGUP83 7/16/2014 2:09PM

    that's great to sneak in the veggies. I need to start doing that because it's hard to get my veggies in daily. Congrats on being a SAHM!!!!! I hope one day I too can be a SAHM. Enjoy!

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UMBILICAL 7/8/2014 5:07PM


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ARNETTELEE 7/8/2014 5:03PM

  That's great! One can also sneak in veggies in a smoothie!

Happy sparking!

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Update after baby

Thursday, July 03, 2014

I didn't realize howlong it has been since I updated! Baby is doing great! We just had his two month check up yesterday and he has almost doubled his birth weight. He is now 8 lbs 10 oz! The adjustment with four kids has been like nothing. Declan is such a good baby! He is so alert and doesn't fuss much at all! The other boys are really good with him! It's been nice so far!

I have decided not to return to work. We have a lot of appointments with specialist and I would be away from work more than I would be there. We are having therapists come to the house to work with his hand, which bends sideways towards his thumb. They also want to make sure he is meeting certain milestones with his missing arm. We are trying to make sure he doesn't fall behind developmentally in any way. We are going to Riley's Children's Hospital in Indy to see a pediatric orthopedic specialist next month. So things are going well.

As far as my weight, I am still down 5 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight. I haven't been doing anything like I wanted to, but I really haven't been sitting around either! We are out of town for a family reunion but I have decided I am going to really start kicking butt on this, not just weight loss but health overhaul!

I have been really worried about my oldest son and his health. He isn't very active and he eats a lot more of the foods he doesn't need. So I am trying to incorporate healthy eating into family meals. We just recently bought a dinner table big enough for all of us to sit at, so instead of eating in front of the TV we are sitting together at the table. I think that has helped a lot. And most of thetime Declan is in his swing facing the table while we are eating!

I am not on my computer so I will be posting pictures later! Goodluck to all on the challenges. I wish I had of made it online intime to participate! But I am going to start some type of challenge starting next week! This week I will be working on portion control!

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NOTGVGUP83 7/7/2014 1:35PM

    so glad you were able to find time to hop on here and give us an update. I've been checking your page and it's great to read that you baby is doing great! I think it's wonderful that you're going to stay home. You're going to be super busy and you don't need the added stress of work! Enjoy your kiddos! Be safe and hope all continues to go well.

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SOON2BSMALL1313 7/3/2014 1:16PM

    glad to hear the positives going on :D

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Wow! Baby is here!

Friday, May 02, 2014

So the night of my last water broke! 4weeks and a day early! I was terrified! But things went well. He was face down and turned so all my labor pains were in my my back and hips. I did not get the epidural and they gave me the lowest dose of patocin (sp?). He arrived safe and quick! So quick the nurses refer to me as 'the one who went in 15 minutes!' lol

Baby Declan was born April 30 at 4 lbs 8.4 oz and 17 1/4 in long! He is perfect in every way!

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ARW715 5/3/2014 10:26PM

    Amazing! Congratulations!

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4_MY_LIFE 5/3/2014 8:56AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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PICKIE98 5/2/2014 10:23AM

    Oh Lisa! How cute! That will teach you to be like Girl Scout! !BE prepared!!hahaha!!

I have never heard of his name.. How do you pronounce it? What nationality is it?? I am so fascinated with names and their backgrounds.. Is it Irish or Scottish? It is very unique and beautiful!
I can smell that baby smell from here..mmm..

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STEVIEBEE569 5/2/2014 10:01AM

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GODDREAMDIVA1 5/2/2014 9:43AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 5/2/2014 9:43AM

    Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you and he is just beautiful!! Yay!!!

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NOTGVGUP83 5/2/2014 9:37AM

    wow didn't see this one coming! Congrats! Glad to read that things are perfect!!

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KAMMYJO3 5/2/2014 9:02AM

    Awe!!! Congrats!!!!

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JAROL7 5/2/2014 8:59AM

    Perfect is good! CONGRATS!

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