Thursday, January 29, 2009

One more down…

And only one more to go! Class that is….but not the work involved. I haven’t even started that…ha! BUT, sitting in class is the worst part for me…so I am happy that that isn’t going to last much longer.

The weigh in last night didn’t go so well…only down .2 lbs for the whole week last week…how pathetic. It didn’t help that I went to TUT and actually drank for a change…AND stopped at BK on the way up…whoops! Oh well…new week, back on track now!

We booked Guys and Dolls for the wedding, so we can check photographer off the list. I am really excited and think that it was definitely the right decision for pictures. We also went and tried on a couple of wedding dresses…and that was just depressing. Definitely not how I envision myself looking on my wedding day…. hopefully that will be good motivation to shed the lbs!

Here are a few pics of Blake chillin on the couch watching TV…(Ryan took these pictures, obviously)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Blake finally poo’d (probably TMI :o))….sounds so silly to celebrate that…but we have been so worried. He has a hard time digesting the formula…and has had a hard time poo’ing for weeks. Today was the first time that he has had a BM since Saturday…poor little one! It must be so uncomfortable. You can tell he feels better already…hopefully this will make him sleep better tonight. He hasn’t slept well the past two nights.

I went to Wellness Central tonight for a step class with Carson. I have been doing the workout tapes here at home every once in awhile…but that was the first time that I have really worked out in a LONG time. I will probably be feeling it tomorrow. I didn’t do very well following WW this week…so the weigh in tomorrow will probably be a big disappointment. Boo.

I have an appointment to talk to a photographer tomorrow about the wedding. Hopefully it goes well and we can book her!

Mary should be home at about this time next week…I can’t wait to have her here all of the time…YAY. And then Erica will at least be back in Michigan within the month. How great!

Blake is getting o strong and holding his head up so much. His new thing is to lay on his stomach and pick up his head and look around. Here are a few pictures of him peaking over the arm rest on the couch…what a big boy!

Monday, January 26, 2009

5 weeks to go…

Only 5 more weeks of maternity leave :o(….it seems long….but it wont be. The weeks are going so fast. I do not miss work one bit and have a feeling that I wont be able to go back!

This weekend grandma g babysat b while ry went ice fishing and I went up to TUT with my friends! It was fun…but a long day and I missed my baby! The weather was ridiculously cold...but we stayed warm in the beer tent…

On Sunday my mom and I went to a bridal show at the Comfort Inn here in town. I think that I have the majority of the things done that need to be done at this point, but it was fu to see the vendors and it got us in the wedding mood! I still need a I got information from the photographers that were task this week is to book one! AND work on loosing weight so I can try on dresses!!

The church...

This is a picture of our reception can barely see it, but it is the only pic I can find right now...

And the transportation for in between the wedding and reception....

Only 8 more months...yay

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First day of class…

And it was NOT fun. Four hours is just too long…and its gonna be rough. It is my final class and we are just preparing for the Proposal that we each have to turn in to graduate. The guidelines are ridiculous, and it is definitely going to be a struggle to finish it (and start it for that matter). I have TONS to do in order to graduate in May.

I did get LOTS of wedding stuff done today. My mom, Blake, and I ran all over town. I secured the date for the flower shop, now I just need to decide what I want. We also put a deposit down on the cake. The next big task is to choose and reserve a photographer. Things are coming together! We are attending a bridal show at the Comfort Inn on Sunday, so that should be fun!

Mom, Blake, and I are heading to Saginaw tomorrow to go to Babies R Us. Hopefully he is as good tomorrow as he was today!

Enjoying his bathtime!…

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Week two…

Just finished weighing in…I lost 1.6 lbs, so down a total of 3.4 in the past two weeks…not too bad! I am feeling motivated to keep going. (as R sits here and eats brownies and ice cream…:o(….I’ll just go .get my ff jell-o after I type this...hmmm, oh well!!)

I am excited to see Erica this weekend…she is coming home on Friday!! And then Mary will be home after that…for good!! She is leaving a week from Monday to move back here! Yay …

Blake is doing good…he is loving his Baby Einstein play guy that Aunt Pat got him. He loves to look at the lights. He was up SO long looking at it today...and he got VERY tired. When his daddy got home, he needed a nap....

He's getting very sleepy....

Daddy will lay down w/ me!!

All nice and cozy now :o)

Monday, January 19, 2009

recent photos...

B and mama

Sleeping on daddy

his fav place to be...

getting ready for bed...

good night...

Oops…Haven’t been posting

I think about posting on here every day and then something comes up and I don’ do it! I will try to be better this week!

Last Thursday B had has 1 month Dr. appointment. He has grown two inches to 20 and ¾ inches and gained 2 lbs 11 oz. Since birth and now weighs in at a hefty 8 lbs. 14 oz. He just seems so big to us, but some babies are bigger than that when they are born! I can’t believe that he is over 5 weeks old now! He had to get one HepB shot while we were there too, so he was little fussy after that, but not too bad.

Friday night R and I went out for a bit while B stayed with gramps and g-ma. It was nice to get out and see all of our friends, but we only lasted about two hours before we were ready to go home and see our baby!

Saturday night we went to a holiday party at my bosses house. Blake was the hit of the party and everyone just passed him around the whole time. He was such a trooper…UNTIL we got home and he became pretty fussy. Saturday night was probably the worst night that he has had EVER. He was up most of the night and we just couldn’t get him to calm down. By Sunday morning we were so tired that we couldn’t get to church.

Sunday night we went to R’s parents for dinner. B did better last night…so maybe it was just one bad night!?! Hopefully!

I have some more pictures of him, but I need to upload them to my computer…I will do that later today and then post some on here!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Week one…

Of my weight loss journey is over…I had my first weigh in at WW tonight. I am down 1.8 lbs this week. I was hoping for 2 lbs…but 1.8 is close…and honestly, I am a little surprised that I even lost that much. I didn’t do all that great. I am feeling motivated to keep going. I want to loose 1.5 to 2 lbs. A week until I get down, so I can go shopping for my wedding dress!!

B and I stayed home all day today. It is just too cold to have him out! He does have his 1-month doctor appointment tomorrow, so I will have to take him out then. I am excited to see how much he weighs now. I am guessing well over 8 lbs.

He was born with so much hair, and it really hasn’t fallen out much at all. Most of the pictures don’t show how much hair that he has, so R took some of the back of his head last night so we can remember what his hair was like. It seems to be getting darker. These pics really dont give it any justice...but they will do for now!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to Blake…

Our little baby is a month old today! Wow did that month fly by. It’s hard to believe that B is a month old already. He is still such a tiny little baby, but e is maturing and growing so much at the same time. We can’t imagine our lives without him, and it is hard to even think back to what it was like before he was here!

R left for class today and came back afterwards with a b-day card for B with the cutest message and a couple dollars for his piggy bank. It was the cutest thing ever…brought tears to my eyes. R is such a great dad. I knew that he would be, but it is so great to see. I am so lucky.

Tomorrow is my first weigh-in at WW…I am nervous. I have made some adjustments to my diet, but it is so hard! I don’t feel like I lost any weight this week :o(. I did my workout DVD today and also went and walked two miles and the gym with my mom…hopefully I can make a better habit of working out. It will be hard to find time (when I am not busy holding or looking at my baby), but I need to make it a priority!

WELL…big night of TV tonight…so I gotta go J…Biggest loser AND American idol at the SAME time….THIS is why I need DVR…oh well!!

The one month old with his birthday card from daddy....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Back to school…

Today was Ryan’s first day back to school. He had to leave at about 7am. Blake woke up then, and was up for most of the morning after that. Pat and my mom came over to visit before lunch.

After Ry got home from class I went and ran some errands…things are coming together good for the wedding plans…today I got stuff in order to send out the save the date cards. My goal is to have those in the mail this week.

Tony and Megan came over for dinner this evening…it was nice to see them. Tony thought that he was getting big…Megan still thought he was tiny and was nervous to hold him at first…but that didn’t last long, she Blake cuddled right up on her :o).

B playing on the ground...he loves to streach out and will lay on the ground for hours!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Oops…it’s been awhile!

I feel like I have been so busy, but I really haven’t gotten anything accomplished….I guess that’s what happens with a new baby.

We took Blake for his first pictures on Friday and he HATED it. We only got one pose…and two decent pictures. Honestly, I am not even sure if those were decent….but we will see on the 22nd when they are in! If not…oh well, we will just try again!

Yesterday we went to my parents because my dad was getting ready to leave for the UP for a bob cat hunt….I bet it is cold up there. R and I went out to dinner with my mom after he left to lone star…B was a perfect little angel as usual.

Today we took B to church for the first time. We were a little nervous…but he did well. Slept most of the time, woke up for a bit, but was just fine when we held him. Everyone was happy to see him, most didn’t believe how old he was b/c he is still so small. I guess that we don’t realize because we see him every day…we think he is big, but I guess in comparison to many babies…he is tiny!

After his 1st bath...

Taking a little snooze in mom and dad's bed...

In his little sleep outfit...SO cute

Hard to believe our little one is 4 weeks old already......sorta makes me sad...time is going too fast.

Seven more weeks of maternity leave (hope it goes SLOW)!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It’s official

We went to the County Clerk’s Office today and picked up Blake’s birth certificate…he’s ours :o)…we got Ryan’s passport while we were there as well. As soon as we get it we will be all set to head to Jamaica in June! I am looking forward to that. Warm weather and sun sounds great about now…since we have been having such cold, wet weather lately.

I started the weight loss journey today by attending the first WW meeting. I have a lot to loose, so hopefully I can do this…and FAST! If I see some results right away that should get me motivated. It will be a big change going from eating everything that I want to being on a strict plan!

Tomorrow I am going to take Blake into my office to meet my coworkers.

B and I on New Year's Eve...

His first Camo, a gift from Squirt

B and Daddy at his 2 week Dr. appt.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Wedding bells…

I did some wedding planning today. I told myself that I would settle most of the details while I was on maternity leave, so I feel good about getting a pretty good start today. I spoke with the dj and party bus people…they are supposed to be e-mailing me details, but I haven’t seen them yet. As soon as I get those and confirm, I can sign the contract. Next I have to focus on the photographer, cake, and flowers.

THEN, the biggest task will be to start working on loosing the baby weight so I can go dress shopping! I need to loose the majority of the weight by March so I can try some on…and the drop the rest so I will look/feel good in the dress!! I am going to start the process by going to WW tomorrow evening…it will be sad to weigh in, but hopefully good motivation to get going. I have been tracking points for the past two days. Its going to be tough, but I have done it before, so I am sure that I can do it again!

Blake was up a lot today, and pretty cranky for parts of the day. Hopefully he tired himself out and will sleep well!!

We went to the County Clerks office to get Ryan’s passport and Blake’s birth certificate…but we didn’t make it in time, they closed at 4:30..and we got there at about 4:29 :o(…we are going back again tomorrow on Ryan’s lunch break…hopefully it doesn’t take too long!

p.s. this is my 50th post already! That went fast…it has been fun to document my pregnancy, and first few weeks of Blake’s life. Hopefully I can keep it up to document the milestones of his first year.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Busy bees….

We were busy little bees today. Ryan went back to work, so it was just Blake and I all morning. I took down the Christmas decorations…Blake will be sad, since he LOVED looking at the tree lights. If it weren’t so tacky we would have left the tree up all year long!!

This afternoon we went to Target to get some baby stuff and then grocery shopping after that as well…he was a good little shopper the whole time! Hopefully he sleeps a lot tonight since he has been awake almost all day.

He is keeping his eyes open for long periods of time now and focusing on things. He looks at me the whole time when he is eating…he loves looking at lights and ceiling fans.

Here are a couple of pictures of our little Christmas elf….

Friday, January 2, 2009


It’s Friday, but it seems like a Sunday! I have lost track of the days with all of the holidays and lazy days around the house…it doesn’t really mater what day it is to me…but Ryan is glad that it is only Friday and that he still has a weekend to look forward to!

Ryan and Eric have been ice fishing all day. It is brutally cold, so Blake, mom, Mary, and I have been hanging out inside just watching them from the window. They have caught about 20 fish so far…so we will be having a fish fry tonight!

We spent the day yesterday at Ryan’s parents house. Blake was a very good boy…they just all love him to pieces.

Tomorrow he will be 3 weeks old. He looks so different to me every day. It is amazing how fast he is growing. His face is just filling out so much.