Monday, January 27, 2014

Catching up.

Well, it's been a minute since I blogged.

Truly my life is wonderfully boring. 

Hazel is back in preschool 2 days a week and Elouise and I are volunteering at the church. I wear Elle the whole time and we both love it. Cuddle time while being productive? Yes. 

Hazel is loving being back and school, she really missed it while I was on "maternity leave." The hardest thing is getting all of us ready and fed and to the church at 9 AM. Considering we usually don't get out of bed until 9 or 9:30... It is no fun getting up at 7 AM. 

Elouise is doing great. She's a very good baby but night time isn't great. We figured out she likes sleeping on her tummy so that has been helping but she still gets up a lot. Normally she has one good stretch of at least 4 hours but then after that it's every 1.5 to 2 hours. So at 2 AM I am feeling refreshed and ready for the day :(. Oh well, it'll work out and we'll get in a routine. 

This Saturday night I am leaving both of the girls with my mom and sister while Jonathan and I go to a party. I am excited for the break and have been pumping like a mad woman. I've been taking Fenugreek and drinking Mother's Milk tea and it has been doing wonders with my supply. I am excited for the break but won't even be able to sleep through the night even when she's not with me because I'll have to pump. #breastfeedingproblems

Overall things have been amazing. She fits so easily into our family and we are all head over heels.

Elouise will be 2 months in a couple days. HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? 

She is cooing a lot now and smiling. This morning at 5:30 she woke up and I was being grumpy and she started smiling at me and it made it all disappear. She has a dimple and it is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. She is simply perfect. 

I am joining a mom's bible study group every Friday and I am really looking forward to that. It'll be fun to get out of the house and be around mom's with young kids while growing in my relationship with Jesus. 

I am not adding any pictures today because I'm simply too tired. Sorry but going on no sleep and pure caffeine leads to no pics. #badblogger.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Too much, Too soon.

If you follow me on Instagram (kscott24) then you know that I was participating in the #jmdvdchallenge and have recently stopped posting about it. I was hestitant to even write this because its totally TMI but I didn't want people to think I quit because I was lazy. 

I started that 4 weeks PP. NOT a good idea. Although I felt fine while doing to the exercises, I always bled afterwards. This was the only time I was bleeding. For about 2 hours after the workout. I think it was just too much for my body too soon. I thought well maybe it's just a coincidence so that's why I've stopped and I haven't bled since. So I will miss winning that $150 but honestly but health is worth more than that. I jumped back into it feet first (like always) but this time my body wasn't ready. 

I will be 6 weeks PP on Wednesday so I plan to ease back into it by walking and doing light weights. My gym will take Elouise at 6 weeks so I'm looking forward to the me-time and getting back into it. Slowly. 

We went for a family walk outside yesterday for 2 miles and it felt AMAZING to get outside and sweat a little. I also need to get out of the mindset of pushing myself 100% for a little while. My body went through so major stuff and I need to give myself a break (easier said than done.)

Anyway, I wish you guys all the best and I can't WAIT to see everyone's before and afters and I still plan to post mine, even though it won't be for a prize :). I will still be following along and encouraging you guys but I need to listen to my body and stop for a while.

I am so thankful for this challenge because it has led me to some wonderful women who are truly inspiring! 

I also have been making more of an effort to be present while I'm with my family so I may not be as present in the social media but I promise it's for a good cause :)