So many changes lately. Our son was born six weeks ago, and he is AWESOME. He's a really easy baby so far and a great sleeper. He woke up only once last night, and that's about average for him. So different from my daughter, who woke up 3 or 4 time a night until she was about 8 or 9 months old. Here's a picture of him, isn't he cute?!
And I can't post a picture of him without posting one of my daughter too. I'm so proud of her, she amazes me every day.
My wife joined Spark last week, her username is HILLARYLANE, stop by her page and welcome her to SparkPeople! We're done having kids now and she's ready to take off the pregnancy weight. Our original plan was to start fresh on SP in January. But she decided she was ready to start now! No use throwing away the entire month just because it's hard to eat well around Christmas. So proud of her, she is rocking it so far.
I had six weeks paternity leave at home with the family, awesome, huh? It came and went so fast though, and now I'm back at work and missing my family SO MUCH. So far the transition has been good, my wife is doing great with both kids at home, and it is nice to get back to our normal routine.
OK, confession time. I gained weight after the new baby was born. I got down to 186 and started trying to maintain in the weeks before he was born. Then he came and I started eating like crap. Lots of junk food, halloween candy, fast food, larger than necessary portions, beer, Thanksgiving binge, stopped exercising regularly, etc... You know the story. So when I weighed in to start back last week, I was 194. That's 8 pounds up in as many weeks. I just can't believe how fast I let it slide.
I hope I can get it back in gear soon, because I'm finding it really difficult to get back on the train. I lost 3 pounds week one, but I've made some questionable eating decisions in the last two days, and I'm just having trouble mentally committing. So this is kind of my personal call-out, in front of all of you. I will do better and finish the week strong. I think I'll bring my workout clothes to work tomorrow and get on the treadmill during lunch. I really need to get back running again.
That's all for now. Words of encouragement and advice appreciated.