Saturday, May 23, 2009

Weight loss...

This postpartum weight loss thing gets harder with each baby I have. I'm getting just plain aggravated. I gained 52 pounds with Grant and I've lost 30-32 pounds. Which may sound great to some of you but for the past couple weeks I've lost a total of like 3 pounds. *Sigh* I'm doing everything right. I'm eating healthy (no wheat or dairy, very few sweets and rarely soda), pretty much only drinking water and I've been getting some really good exercise. Don't worry I'm not starving myself. I do try to stay within the 1800-2200 calorie range though. This seems to be working for me when it comes to nursing too. My milk supply is not hurting and Grant is gaining very well (12lbs. 2oz.!). I know, I know, everyone says give it at least nine months but I guess I'm just not patient. I'm just not comfortable in my own skin right now. I'm used to a certain weight and until I get to that weight I just feel flabby,fat and just plain yuck. I'm in a normal BMI range- barely. The idea of using nursing as a way to lose weight just isn't accurate. I never lose all my baby weight until after I'm done nursing. It's really pretty amazing. I remember with Noah I was struggling to lose weight and the very week I stopped nursing him I dropped 5 pounds and then the remaining 7 in about a month. Why is that?! Odd. This time around I think my body thinks that I'm still pregnant or something. Oh well...the joy of nursing my baby is well worth the extra pounds...I think. ;-) Anyway, I'd love to hear from you all what you did to get the baby weight off. The women who drop it all in the first month amaze me! I so wish I was that way!


A picture of Grant just because he's too cute for words! Love this little man!



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

He has such a cruel mother... ;-)
Sorry I haven't been on here more. Life with four can be a little busy!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Playdough fun...

My friend Kari gave me a recipe and all the ingredients to make my boys some homemade playdough. My boys love this stuff! They played with it for quite some time today. I thought I'd share the recipe with you. Did I mention it smells really good too?!

Kool-Aid Playdough
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
3 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 cups boiling water
2 packages unsweetened Kool-aid powder

Mix dry ingredients together. Add water and oil. Knead until smooth. You might need to add some extra flour (I had to)...it shouldn't stick. Enjoy!!!