Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy 7 Month-Day Emma!!

Our baby girl is 7 months old today!!! Emma is now sitting up unassisted like a big girl :) She has done WONDERFULLY with weaning and is now only nursing once a day. She still doesn't care for pacifiers. 

Emma eats baby food 3 times a day! She loves bananas, carrots, mangos, pears, sweet potatoes, & oatmeal. She does not care for apples (which I think is funny), yellow squash or green beans! Emma LOVES eating banana flavored puffs! I break the puff in half b/c they are still kinda of big for a 7 month old. She is so cute chewing them with her gums/2 teeth. 

Emma is getting better at sleeping through the night. She is still wanting to be fed around 10:30-11pm and has been sleeping till about 5am before waking...this is progress!

She now babbles: "Mama", "Dada", and "baba"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter (part 2)

Lots of pictures in this post ;)

Two chicks ready to dye some eggs!

A kiss for good luck...

These eggs are ready for a girl's touch!

The proud artist!!

I tried something new this year.... Bird's Nest Cupcakes
 (carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut)


This egg doesn't belong on the stairs...

It belongs in the grass!

Nana & Emma

Reese sees another egg!

Concordia Egg Hunt

This was our 2nd year to participate in Concordia's Egg Hunt!
All the eggs were gone in less than 5 minutes!!!

Reese already eating candy!

Emma trying to break into an egg...

These eggs are child-proof!

WW: Week 15

Well I did not follow WW plan this week Some of you may know I was knocked down pretty good with some sort of intestinal bug. I've been battling it since Tuesday and still don't feel 100% yet. Friday the stomach pains were so intense and I was struggling to stay hydrated so I went to urgent care as soon as they opened and was there for 3 hours. They took blood and urine and started an IV. I got 2 liters of IV fluids before the cramps started to settle some. The Dr. palpated on my abdomen and I about crawled off the table in pain! I'm still waiting to here if it is a parasite (said it can take 4-5 days for the culture to come back). I highly doubt it was viral because the Dr. said my blood work looked fine (I was so lethargic I didn't even think to ask what my WBCs were). 

I honestly don't suggest catching an intestinal bug if you want to lose weight!!!  ;)  I'm very close to my goal weight now and I think I am ready to start slowing down with WW and start trying to maintain healthy eating habits.

Week 15 Weight Loss: 3 pounds (even after 2L of fluid!)
Total Weight Loss: 27.5 pounds!

Saturday, April 23, 2011