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Friday, January 28, 2011

Daddy moment




Don't get me wrong I have PLENTY of mommy moments, but this daddy moment just made me chuckle!

The parents as teachers lady talked about how we can start Will on cereal and see how he does with it etc... and Luke has probably heard me use the term cereal with people here and there.

The other day standing in the kitchen looking at the pantry...
Luke "What kind of cereal will we be feeding Will?"
.....long pause....
Me "You don't think he eats actual real cereal do you?"
Luke "Yes, didn't you hear, that lady said he could start eating cereal!"
Me "No babe, he is not going to sit down with you and eat a bowl of frosted flakes... not just yet. She meant baby cereal, it is more like watery oatmeal"
Gotta love daddy and mommy moments! :)

Will's four month doc visit!

Has it really been four months already? I just cannot believe it! Things are going well and William is doing great! We have recently tried to stop swaddling so much to see how he does and hopefully we will have a handle on the sleep thing here before long!

His doctor had a good point, if we sleep train him now then stop the swaddle later we might be back to square one. Crystal and other mommies had no problems stoping the swaddle (no problems sleeping after this) but we'll see how he does for now. Were doing a lot of trial and error and hoping something works soon.

At four months old Will is picking up toys and putting them in his mouth, recognizes voices and turns his head in their direction (which cannot always be a good thing when you are trying to nurse) he sits in his highchair and bumbo and holds his head up very well, loves to coo and talk but the favorite is blowing raspberries!

Holding his lovey "franklin"

Another favorite thing right now is standing, he loves to stand anywhere you will let him! Also enjoys playing airplane on mommies legs.

He might be having his first tastes of cereal soon and is growing up right before our eyes. His brother Boomer still doesn't care too much about his existence but Will is starting to watch this creature roam about the house more and more.
Ohh, we've also started reading books which is super fun and I love having a new activity that he can do! My favorite is "twinkle twinkle" because I can sing it to him, however Luke has recently informed me while watching American Idol that I do NOT, let him repeat himself do NOT have a good singing voice!... Thanks babe.


At Will's four month check up everything went very well and he is a healthy and happy baby boy!

Weight: 14.12 58%
Height: 25.75 83%
I never record the head, as long as his head is growing normal I'm good ;)

We are in size two diapers and usually about 6 month clothing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Whats for dinner?

I picked up another batch of meals for us from Time for Dinner

This time we got:

Apple Butter Pork BBQ
Herb seasoned pork chops
King Ranch Chicken
Pizza Calzones
Tilapia Napoli
and Tortilla Soup

We'll be trying them all soon let me know if you want to know how any turn out!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A {much needed} low key weekend

Since the lack of Zzzz's, and the current work on the Zzzz's we were all very excited to have a relaxing weekend! I had a snow day home from work last Thursday and started researching all of the different methods of sleep training, chatted with other mommies, and really took a day to sit down and asses the situation to decide what would work best for us.
I decided we would try the Ferber method, it has them try to figure it out by crying but allows you to go in and soothe (without picking them up!) More facts here
After talking with my sister I also realized Will did not have a good daytime schedule at all. He napped, ate, and played all at different times and the sitter, Luke's mom, and me all had different schedules and ways we did things which was very confusing for him. So I started the WAKE, EAT, PLAY, NAP schedule Thursday and everything went SO smoothly he did great with it and seemed so happy. All the research says that as well, that if they can expect what is coming next and have a routine to follow they will be very comforted and happy.
Thursday night (first night) he went down fine around 8:30 was up around 1 am I went in at 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, then 15 minutes then 15 minutes again then he was back asleep (finally) it took about an hour all in all.
Friday night he was at Crystals house and he slept all night! She said he got up around 4 and "talked a little" but went right back to sleep till 6:30 am.
Saturday night it was about the same as Thursday up for about 45 minutes total.
And Sunday night, he slept completely through the night!!!!!!!!! 9 pm - 6:15 am!
Aunt Crystal is a saint, loves William so very much and knew how much mommy and daddy needed a night off! So the plan was to take him over there Friday night and get him Saturday morning. When we got there Friday I soon realized I forgot his milk in our fridge at home, so after some more driving back and forth we left Crystals at about 9:30 after Will was already sleeping soundly. We decided Will needed some extra one on one Aunt Crystal time so he spent some more time with her Saturday and Luke picked him up at 4! Yup That's right 4! I got SO much done! Some things are just impossible to do with a baby around, and I also enjoyed a trip to Walmart where I actually got to look around instead of the normal 2 minute trips!
Thank you SO much Crystal, it was MUCH appreciated!

Crystal picked Bennett up at 3 on Saturday and he was very delighted to see a fellow backseat traveler!

She did a little photo shoot with my little buddy, see Crystals blog or my facebook page for the complete pictures. She got some really great ones!

Smiley ones, cousin ones....

and some that made mommy laugh out loud at Walmart when she got the photo texts! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

One year ago today....

Exactly one year ago today.... a dream became a reality. I dreamt of this moment for nine months, his sweet face, his adorably kissable cheeks, his tiny hands and feet.....
I imagined what life would be like with this belly, would I be a cute pregnant person, would Luke still think I was pretty, would I be able to bend down and wipe Boomers paws...
Because I had just taken (and aced!) This test! And saw two pink lines.... And I hurriedly made and stuffed our dog into this tee so he could share the good news with his daddy.

That's right, exactly one year ago today we found out our lives would never be the same. I was bursting with joy as I looked at those two pink lines and I knew my life had changed for the better, forever. William has taught me an amount of love that I never knew existed. He has taught me that no matter what happens it doesn't matter just as long as he is okay and happy everything will be fine. He has taught me to be patient and that even on very little sleep life must go on. And he has taught me to love his daddy in a whole new light.
I don't think I will ever forget the day or the moment, and Luke will never forget when Boomer told him, see video on post: HERE
I cant believe its been a year, a year of a wonderful pregnancy, some amazing showers, some hot days and feet that looked like they may BURST, an incredible day at the hospital leading to an easy birth, and meeting the joy in my life William.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Will's first love: Kinsley

Johns brother and wife welcomed their little girl into the world about a month before Will (Sept 2nd, so a month and a day) Her name is Kinsley and she is so sweet! As a very protective mommy I am just thrilled with Williams choice for his first girlfriend.... not that he had a choice! ;) Their first date: Cheesecake factory, Kinsley had boobie and William decided he'd have the same
They held hands all on their own.... so prec!
"Look at my toy Kinsley, maybe if we play with it they'll quit taking our pictures"
If only we could crawl we'd make a run for it!
Okay, well pose for just a minute....

Now time to play, like the doggies on my feet? Let me kick and show them to you!

Will's wake up

Will met his first girlfriend in Texas over the weekend, There will have to be a seperate post all about them but here is his first wake up call from a little lady!
Johns mom had Kinsley and they went to check on Will who was napping. He had woken up and the two were having quite the conversation together!

Texas Trip!

Were back! We went to Texas for a long weekend for our good friend Johns wedding reception. Luke and John grew up next to each other and were best friends when they were younger. John moved to Texas at the beginning of high school but we have always stayed in touch. John and Rachel came in to Saint Louis for all of our wedding events so we were a little bummed we didn't make it to Mexico when they got married in December but it was just a little too soon for us to be traveling with a little one at home and we were sure we would be there for their big reception in Texas! It was a beautiful wedding, Rachel plans weddings for a country club so she had all the inside ideas and tricks! Unfortunately the stomach flu decided to hit and hit hard! It was a 24 hour thing but so bad that Johns parents had to miss the wedding reception and Rachel ended up getting sick the night of the wedding!
We lucked out for the most part but now that we are at home Luke just had his turn with and and Will and I are still holding our breath and hoping for the best! Doing some tummy time and hanging out with mommy in Texas.

Will hanging with dad on the plane home.

Will was an angel both on the plane ride there and back! I nursed him for take off and he fell asleep shortly after. On the way there we had about 5 minutes of mad cry but after that is was snooze land! He is a professional flyer which makes me want to plan the next thing to look forward to SOON!

Sleeping with mommy on our way to Texas!
The beautiful couple, seriously they are both gorgeous people! :)

The wedding party!
Even though we didn't make it to Mexico John still wanted Luke in all the wedding party pictures which was very sweet.

Best buds
A night out!
another friend of Luke's from high school, but more like my friend now :) lives out that way in Texas and offered to come out and help watch little Will while we went to the reception on Saturday night. I am so grateful for this because there is just nothing like leaving your baby, while you are out of town to get your emotions running! But with twin girlie's at home and two older boys I know she is awesome! It was such a sigh of relief that night to be able to leave the house and not worry ONE bit! Will did great for her and I think she enjoyed a quiet night to herself as well! Thank you again SO much!
The girls and I
Minus the sickness's we all had a great trip and look forward to seeing ALL of our Texas friends soon!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Update on sitters and a ROLL!

I think I am starting to feel comfortable enough with our current situation to update the blog on the sitter!
After doing some searching for a new arrangement for lil Will I went back to some old emails from over the summer and ended up making a few appointment/interviews with sitters.
Note- if meeting a new family with a new baby DO NOT under any circumstances show up smelling like smoke, but not only like smoke like you have been standing in a bar on the landing (street of gross bars in stl) for the past four weeks. I literally could not breathe as I talked to one of the girls, then when I asked if she smoked, she said, "OHH NO!!!"
Needless to say she is NOT the new sitter.
And then it happened.... I fell in love.

She came over after Will's first doctor appointment and we all hit it off! She loves Will and I love her, I could not ask for anything more!

She has his best interest at heart, records all of their daily activity on a sheet for me, and truly cares for us as a family. She has helped out around the house throwing in the laundry, starting the dishwasher etc which after a 9 hour day and being up at night means more than she may ever know. I do believe that God had me try out the in home sitter just to find out it was not right so that I would find her. My fear is that she will get bored sitting with a baby in our quiet home but so far she has brought dinners to prepare, bills to pay, and things to keep herself entertained.

I cant even begin so explain how differently the day went knowing he was with someone who was holding him and talking to him all day. I also get to leave him at home in the morning and come home to him in the afternoon which works just great for us right now.

So for now Will will hang out with his new best friend on Mondays Thursdays and Fridays, Luke's mom watches Will on Tuesdays and I am going to try to work from home on Wednesdays. This week will be the first week we try the actual schedule out.

And on the very first day she found out the way to this momma's heart: photo texts! :)

It is hard being away from my baby but I did need some adult interaction and time away. It makes the time I have with him every evening and on the weekends so very special. One fear is that I will miss things. Today I texted Gigi to check on the boys (Luke is home sick with the stomach flu) and she told me Will rolled over! From his back to his stomach! He was swaddled and napping in his crib and rolled over! Since he has been sick we have his crib elevated on one side which my of "helped" the roll a bit, but it did not help me to be a little upset that I missed this first big milestone! I know he will do it again and I will be there next time and I know how much Kris cares for Will so I am glad she got to be there for this first of many first moments.

One thing no one tells you....

I have so many great friends and family members who have been there and done that and I thoroughly enjoy every bit of advise they give me but there is one thing I didn't get a warming about....

No matter how many books you read, how prepared you are, or what an amazing parent you are there is an unspeakable amount of guilt that follows you around wherever you go and from what I can imagine it will be lingering with you for the rest of your life, this I call "mommy guilt"

From day one Luke and I would sit in our family room and ask each other, should we feed him again, when should he go to sleep, is he eating enough, is he happy, is he going to sleep too late, is he going to sleep too early... the list goes on and on and since there is NO right answer and no one way to do things there are well... no answers.

I am not one for no answers. I need an answer, a plan, and a schedule and I am a happy girl. Well when a baby joins the team all of that goes out the window and you are left with mommy guilt.

Will did very good for a while with sleeping, then he got sick, then he got more sick and now we are back to square one. I waited till I knew he was 100% better before I would even think about trying to get him sleeping better so now that he is better I am left with so many questions. There aer so many opinions on sleep out there you never know what to believe or what to try and since every baby is different there is just no one answer.

Right now Will sleeps on and off through the day when he wants, (which leads to sometimes him napping at 6 or 7 pm) he usually goes down about 9 or 9:30 after his last feeding from breast. We try to stick to a good routine, last feeding upstairs on Mommy's bed, with a clean diaper and jammies on, then we go in his room, swaddle, give kisses, give binkie and rock for just a minute. I try to lay him down when he is drowsy so he can put himself to sleep.
Lately he wakes 1, 2, or 3 times a night.
I heard that if they get used to eating in the night they will rely on that food and keep waking so sometimes I get him to go back down without eating but by the 2nd or 3rd wake we usually resort to nursing.
Then he is usually up around 6 or 6:30.

OR

Up once at 4, eat, then back to sleep, then the morning is pretty messed up as he is just getting up as I walk out the door etc... Reguardless I have not been on time to work once since going back.

Some experts say to put them to bed earlier and they will sleep better, some mommas say to give them a bottle of pumped milk before bed as they may get more that way and stay fuller. Some say to let them cry it out at night as to learn to put themselves to sleep, some say he is hungry and to nurse him.

I think we will try some new things because I am barley functioning on amount of sleep or lack there of. But the crying it out, I feel like Will will get so worked up and not be able to comfort himself back to sleep if I try this, or should I try it and nurse him after ten minutes if it does not work??

I obviously don't know what is best or what is the right thing to do for Will, if he could only talk and tell me what he needs...
This is one of my first experiences with mommy guilt and I am sure there will be plenty more to come, but it sure would lift my "mommy esteem" if maybe some ting I try works. (don't laugh, I can hope right!?)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prayers for Grandma Ad!

Please send prayers for my Grandma Ad. She got a twisted stomach, they tried to fix it but over the weekend (or maybe it was Friday) needed surgery, they put in a "bag" that she will have, but then there was a problem with that and they had to go back in and do another surgery. Needless to say it has been a very rough weekend, hoping for an easy recovery for poor Grandma Ad.
Ad is short for Adeline and she is one of the best and sweetest grandmas of all time. They live about four hours from us on a farm in Illinois but they always make it in town for every shower, lots of holidays and many times throughout the year just to visit. Her and Grandpa Bill have been married for a long time (around 55-60 years I think) and are the cutest strongest couple you will ever meet!

This was just 2 weekends ago at my sisters house, Grandma Ad helped us get lil Will to sleep, Grandmas just have the "touch" don't they! :)

Lessons....

I got this from a friend and thought it was pretty funny, Lesson three hit pretty close to home for me latley.

Life Lessons....with kids.

Lesson 1

1. Go to the grocery store.

2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.

3. Go home.

4. Pick up the paper.

5. Read it for the last time.


Lesson 2

Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...

1. Methods of discipline.

2. Lack of patience.

3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.

4. Allowing their children to run wild.

5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.

Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3

A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...

1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)

2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.

3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.

4. Set the alarm for 3AM.

5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.

6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.

7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.

8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.

9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)
Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.


Lesson 4

Can you stand the mess children make? T o find out...

1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.

2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.

3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.

4. Then rub them on the clean walls.

5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.

6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?


Lesson 5

Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.

1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.

2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.

Time allowed for this - all morning.


Lesson 6

Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.

1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.

Leave it there.

2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.

3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.

4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7

Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8

1. Hollow out a melon.

2. Make a small hole in the side.

3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.

4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.

5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.

6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.

You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.

Lesson 9

Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.


Lesson 10

Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11

Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tech-ie Babies!

After reading THIS ARTICLE it makes you realize just how dependent our children are going to be on smart phones and Internet. Their world is just going to be very different than it was when I was younger. It is a little sad that they are not going to know how to use a dictionary or a phone book, but I think it is also pretty cool. We have come so far that these things are not needed anymore and there are such easier ways to do things. I also cant imagine how much more dramatized high school would be if we'd of had facebook, ohh wow can you imagine all the changes in relationship statuss' ha!
Will doing tummy time while looking at mommies iphone.
He loves one of the rattle apps that I have, and it even helped us in the doctors office when trying his first breathing treatment.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

My 3 month man!

Look at me I'm three months!
I blow bubbles!
I smile!
I laugh!
One of my all time favorite pics of him..... thus far ;)
I listen!
I "dance!"
and... I BURP!

I cant believe my little newborn bear is three months old! My whole pregnancy three months seemed so far off, that is when I would return to work and it just seemed like it would take forever to get here. I had so much fun staying home with my little man and it seems to of went by in the blink of an eye!
Will is 14 pounds and 24 inches long. He loves to be held and snuggle (which I LOVE and I hope lasts for a long time!) But he also enjoys his alone time in his swing or bed. He still loves to play in his bouncy seat and we are working on grabbing toys and rolling over. He is mostly in 6 month clothing and wore his first pair of jeans yesterday with his new babysitter. He loves to eat but has started getting distracted easily by people, toys, tv and will often get bored with eating and want to go play. Breastfeeding and pumping are still going very well and I hope to keep it up for a while longer. He loves to coo, smile, and laugh and thinks yawns and silly noises are just hilarious! I love this age and we are having a blast, things are a little crazier than normal here at the Wilson's now that I am back at work but were loving every minute of this roller coaster called life.

My little fish!

Yup there is this little B Fish, Isn't he cute?
And now.... THIS little fishie!

Poor baby Will has had a cough and some congestion for a while now. I know there is not much they can do for him since it is a cold and he is baby, but the past few days his cough has progressively gotten worse which is also leading to him not sleeping very well.
We took him into the doctor and after a long listen to his little lungs she was concerned with the amount of congestion. She did a test where you place this thing on his toe and it makes sure his body is getting enough oxygen which was very hard because his leg and toe had to stay still to preform this test. After this we tried a breathing treatment on a nebulizer in the doctors office and then she had another listen.

We left with an antibiotic, a breathing machine, and the medicine to put in the machine. There is no definitive treatment but she is hoping the combination of these things will help him to get feeling better and be able to fight this off.

Friday he was with a sitter at our house and she did two breathing treatments with him while we were gone... new post soon about new sitter. So right now we are on the antibiotics and treatments every four hours.

Hoping the little guy fights this off and gets to feeling better soon, we leave for Texas on Thursday!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bathtime!

A rub a dub dub... I've got a WILL in the tub! Will does so great at bath time, he loves to lay and be scrubbed and take in all of the warm relaxing goodness! He used to cry when he got out becuase he was cold and uncomfortable but now even that part he is fine with. We are still doing baths about twice a week since his skin is so dry from the winter I don't want to it to dry him out anymore. He has not learned that he can splash yet but I'm sure its only a matter of time!


All clean.....
and ready for lots of mommy kisses!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The first week....

Well I just about have week one under my belt. I honestly don't think I have ever worried more about someone in my entire life!
Is he okay? Is he crying? do they know what he wants? does he miss me? is he sick?
Our childcare situation is a little different than the normal everyday same thing routine. My mom was going to watch him on Mondays but since her arm incident this has been put on hold for a while (even after it is healed she will need to go through physical therapy to get muscle and strength back) not all places do part time which is what we need.
So Monday Will went to the sitter I found for the second time, I took him when I had my follow up doctor appointment just for a few hours.
It was so hard for me to say goodbye to him in the morning, Poor little Will was wondering why mommy was crying so hard. Little did he know it would be 9 hours before we would see each other again :( Luke dropped him off which helped a little though.
I called to check on him and she said he had some trouble falling asleep but was doing okay, I picked him up and all went fine but when we got home he had a big poopy diaper. He was sleeping over there so I didn't want to read too much into it, however this sitter had also just taken on a couple other young ones. I didn't jump to any conclusions but I thought maybe a more one on one or a stay at home mom with just a couple other kids would maybe be a better fit for us.
Tuesday Gigi, Luke's mom watched him, Whew I could breath a sigh of relief, I know that Kris loves him more than life itself so he was in good hands. I talked to her a couple times throughout the day and I know that it will take them a couple of these Tuesdays to get used to each other and for her to learn his routine, so they had a couple rough patches but I am sure they both had an awesome day!
This was my first experience with hearing my baby cry through the phone... worst feeling ever! All I wanted to do is run home and make him all better but I couldn't. It is so weird from going from three months to doing nothing but taking care of his every need for him to being 30 miles away.
Since we were doing some trial and error this first week Wednesday I decided to try bringing him to work with me. I loaded up the extra swing, bouncy seat, and baby supplies! It wasn't too bad having him there but it sure was exhausting, when I wasn't working I spent every second making sure he was happy, and comfortable so that he wouldn't cry. I just felt pretty on edge all morning. When I got him to go to sleep I had turned off all the lights in my office and closed the blinds so I was working in the dark to the sound of ocean waves. I had some white noise on to try and block out the phones etc.
We lasted from 7:15-about 1 pm I just don't know if this is something I will be able to do every week. While I did get SOME work done, the majority of my time was spent tending to baby Will. Will playing on the floor in mommy's office.
And chilling in my seat.
Thursday: He is back at the sitter, and I am on the full hunt to try and find someone that can come to our house. If we can find someone we like and the price is okay we would much rather have someone be able to watch him in our home. We wouldn't have to drop off or pick up, he would get more one on one attention, and I could set my own "rules" as far as what I want done, when, how etc...
My friend Michelle said something to me the other day that was pretty powerful. "You have to LOVE where your baby is, Its YOUR baby and you are his only advocate" If we cant find or afford someone to come to our home maybe we can find someone that is more one on one than he is getting now, we'll see but the hunt is on and you know what happens when I put my mind to something :)
I hate not knowing where he will be next, or what will happen, but I want the best for him and I don't want to settle so hopefully some changes will happen soon and it will be worth the wait.

Hands free!

I just have to say that the hands free pumping bra is amazing! I didn't use it at home but now that I am back at work it is really helpful! I am pumping right now and typing just a speedily as normal! I would highly recommend for any other working, nursing, pumping, multitasking mommas!

WORK: Almost through the first week back at work and lots of updates to tell you about! I will have to do a post soon about all of my experiences, lots of changes to come for the Wilson's that's for sure!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lose the Baby Weight -- Without Really Trying

I'm sure I'm not the only Momma out there with a New Years Resolution that involves dropping a few lbs! While breastfeeding can definitely help shed pounds it also gives me an extreme appetite, which doesn't help matters.

So my goal is to eat healthy, which I already do a lot of but now I am kicking it into overdrive
And to get moving as much as I can, which is hard since we are finishing the basement because I cant get to the elliptical or any other equipment.

Going back to work should help me with my goals because I am not sitting at home eating all day!


Lose the Baby Weight -- Without Really Trying

Monday, January 3, 2011

First day back at work

My body is here: (old pic! even has my old car in it!)

But my mind, heart, and soul are with him:

Am I going to be able to do this?