1) I just started weaning Mason. I've only cut out one feeding and I cried all day. Something about knowing he's my last baby and it breaks my heart. I want him to stay a baby forever! I see why my older sister always complained about me getting whatever I wanted all the time (of course I didn't see it that way at all--I got hand me downs all the time). As much as I LOVE breastfeeding, I am also excited to be moving on past this stage. So I can...
2) Lose that baby weight! I ordered my Advocare 24 day challenge... and I'm weaning myself off the bad junk food I've been eating lately. I can not wait to get started again. Looking forward to having energy, sleeping better, eating better, feeling better! I love Advocare products and they WORK as long as you stick to healthy clean eating. It is hard, but worth it. Because I want to be 40 and fit with 4 kids! My hubs is turning 40 next year (I'm not far behind him). I have 3 years to reach all my goals physically: still fit into my wedding dress, get into my favorite jeans, I'd prefer to wear my size 8 clothes again, and I'm not worried about the scales as much... but I'd be happy with my 145 lb weight goal (even better is my record 138 but I've been told I look anorexic at that weight even though I'm happy with it and feel great at that weight). So that is a 30 pound weight loss goal! Yep, I put on 40 with Mason---wow! 20 year high school reunion will be coming up next year -- so I hope to be close to my goals by that point! Not even sure if I'm going or if we will have one, but just in case. But I'm putting my goals out there so I'm held somewhat accountable.
3) Vacations. I plan to start taking some new medications (I'm terrified to try them) for my psoriatic arthritis. I can't walk more than 0.5 miles without my knee feels like someone is stabbing me with a knife. My elbows throb in the shower while I wash my hair. All my joints hurt most of the time. I keep psoriasis in my hair even if I'm not having a flare-up on my skin. I am so tired of it, and willing to try one of the new approved drugs even though there are several side effects I'm scared of.
I'm 37 and can't walk more than 1/2 mile -- what would I do when I'm 40 and we want to go to DisneyWorld again or another country where you walk everywhere you go?
4) Cleaning out. Yes mam. Now that Mason and Mitt are outgrowing the last of the clothes - I can clean out my attic!!! Hallelujah! If you know me, then you know clothes are a bit of my obsession. Plus when you have older nieces, it all adds up! Can not wait to get rid of all these plastic boxes that have taken over my house! And baby gear. I am drowning in a sea of toys! I will be selling and donating a TON of stuff this summer.
All of that needs to happen June ;) jk
Valentine's Day was very low-key for us this year. I was a horrible wife and didn't even get Matt a card. Told him I would make up for it by cooking whatever he wanted one day this week? Does that make up for not being able to get to the store last week because I've had a sick child?
Merritt has been sick for 1 full week and then woke up running a high fever this am. Ugh. so this is as good as the pics got yesterday. You can see Mason wasn't up for getting his pic made (nap time!).
|Only way to catch his picture is while he is asleep and not moving!|
and just for fun... since everyone seems to like his Mohawk hair...mati claire calls it his "chicken hair". :)