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Just a little update and a few pics!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hi Spark friends!
Just thought I'd give everyone a little update. Since I can't seem to visit everyone's pages like I'm use to, this blog will have to do the trick!

So we are all doing well. Carly has been a pretty easy baby thus far and is actually falling into a bit of a schedule already. I know this could change at any given moment though, so I don't stress about it.

Just to clarify on my "11 lbs lost" the other are the stats:

January 17th - 216 lbs
January 19th (birth day) - no clue
January 21st - 206
January 28th - 195

So when it said 11 lbs lost, that was my first week after giving did not count me having the baby! emoticon

Exercise is non-existent right's only been 11 days, so I can't do too much. Planning on adding in regular outdoor walks at 4 weeks. Everything else will wait until after my 6 week check-up. So my main focus right now has been on food. I'm eating way more than I am use to because I am nursing. However, I am keeping the food in check. For example, breakfast was oatmeal with peaches, half a bagel, and 2 eggs. Lunch was a turkey burger, broccoli, an apple, and one chocolate pudding cup.

Dinner will be pork chops, brussel sprouts, and garlic pasta shells. Snacks have been fruits or veggies for the most part. I did pick up some 90 calorie Fiber One bars for a quick snack...though I can only have one of those a day (I already get plenty of fiber as it is). I love those for my 3 AM feedings because it's quick and convienent. Peanut butter on wheat bread is also another quick fav snack of mine...just one slice of bread. Trying to do the best I can right now. Everyone says don't count calories, and I'm not really because I don't have the time to track everything right now. So I'm just focusing on keeping my diet as full of healthy foods as possible. Also making sure to get at least 12 cups of water a day (essential for nursing). I treat myself to a glass of cranberry-apple juice each day at some point, just for something different.

Here are two pictures of Carly...the one in the yellow outfit is from this morning. They're from my phone, so they're not the best quality. I need to work on getting more photos with my regular camera.

So that's what's been going on here. Trying to keep up with everything around the house the best I can. Trying to spend time with Preston when the baby is sleeping so he feels included. By the way, he's all better, and is back to helping me at every possible chance with Carly. He sure does love her.
Naps haven't worked out so well this week, but I'm hopeful this will change...maybe today even?! :)

I hope you are all doing well! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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    That's one precious little girl, Beth. :) Adorable! Wish we lived close enough that I could take over "snuggle duty"! Guess I'd have to stand in line. You're doing great!
    1936 days ago
    Oh my God, those pics of Carly are precious Beth! Sounds like you got things all under control! You are doing fantastic. Thanks for keeping us in the loop with things. Preston sounds like an angel helping you out. That is so beautiful! God has blessed you just as you are a blessing to your children!

    Hope you get enough sleep today and all of you can get into a routine nap time.....LOL Hope you have a terrific weekend!!!!

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    1937 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    You and Carly are doing GREAT. Thanks for the new pics.

    We are home from St. Louis for a few days. Sis should be out of ICU soon and in the "step down" unit. We are so thankful and grateful for her progress.

    Hugs, Sunny
    1938 days ago
    Awww, you're doing wonderfully! And your little bundle of joy is just precious! You are blessed in this life Beth! Rest up when ya can mommy!

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    1938 days ago
    So cute!
    1939 days ago
    Such a beautiful baby! Congratulations!! I just had a baby too, okay I have to stop saying that! He still seems like a newborn to me but he will actually be 6 months old tomorrow! WOW! That went by fast! It sounds like you are doing wonderful!
    1939 days ago
    Oh man do I know how the nap thing is. I hope it gets better soon!
    Great job on the weight loss. I'd lost all my baby weight but I somehow have gained back 10 lbs. :-o!! I've GOT to start eating better. It's just soooo much easier to throw junk in my mouth. We're starting to eat a little better and have had some nice days to be able to go walk though so I'm hoping it'll come off soon. I figure once she's crawling and then walking I'll lose it. I want to lose it before getting pregnant again. I don't want more weight on top of this.

    Good job! Keep up the good work mama!

    1939 days ago
    Great blog, Beth! You are doing great and thanks so much for sharing photos of little Carly! What a doll! You are so blessed! Keep up the great work, mama!
    1939 days ago
    Beth I just noticed your blog with pictures!!
    Carly is beautiful!!
    I'm sure Preston is a great help :-)
    Hopefully naps work out better for you.
    Take care my friend!

    1939 days ago
    Carly is a beautiful baby !
    She is lucky to have such a great mom.
    Your meals sound great, very healthy.
    1939 days ago
    Carly is really cute! And the most important is that she is an easy baby! hahaha! We have the same birth day (19th of January) with Carly that's why she is so cute! hahaha! joking of course! Glad to hear you are managing with the new baby and the rest of the family and hope you find time to rest! Take care! Big hugs!
    1939 days ago
    What a sweet tiny face! Adorable!!!
    You're doing great, Beth. I was sure you would have everything in control, super mommy! Focus on enjoying these moments with baby Carly and little Preston. Before you know it, you'll wish you could go back and live them again!
    Take care of yourself.
    1940 days ago
    Thanks so much for the update & pics emoticon
    1940 days ago
    She is so cute. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work for yourself.

    Take care and stay healthy

    1940 days ago
    She is a precious little girl! You are wise not to count calories, but have nutritious food. If you don't eat enough, then you'll be way to exhausted to take care of your family. So just keep it up!!!
    1940 days ago
    Awww...she's so cute. I'm glad Preston is feeling better. That helps. You are so smart to be focusing on good eating and getting your water in. When I go to visit DD in March after she has her baby, I will try to encourage her in that direction, too. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    1940 days ago
    so so frickin cute! she looks like she's doing a cute little pout almost on the bottom one :o)

    It sounds like you are doing great!! Will you be adding school to that hectic schedule of yours or is that on hold for a bit?
    1940 days ago
    Thanks for thee update, Carley is adorable and looks bright as a button one minute and sleep perfect sleep the next. If only us grown ups can shut off like a baby does.
    No wonder the expression is "SLEEPING LIKE A BABY"
    I am happy Preston is well again and looking out for his baby sister. Take care and Thanks. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1940 days ago
    What's a haven't had one of those since my first child was born :) She looks beautiful!
    1940 days ago
    Sooo sweet... I remember those days!! Hugs, Moni emoticon
    1940 days ago
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    She is so sweet! Sounds like you have it all under control. Enjoy it all and we will all still be here when you're back to regular Sparking!!!!!
    1940 days ago
    O Beth, she's adorable, and you are doing fine. Don't get all worried about it, just doing laundry and cleaning up the house is a good start. Don't over do too soon, you don't want to get sick or too run down.
    Hugs my friend.

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    1940 days ago
    Look at that little face!! She is precious.
    1940 days ago
    thank you for the update

    as far as your eating/exercise plan Go you! having a plan is half the battle.

    congrats on those 11lbs lost

    I know U said phone photos to me they are GRREAT!

    have a Sparktackalur day!

    1940 days ago
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