Some of you probably saw on Instagram the other night that my sweet sister, Susan got engaged to her boyfriend, Jeff on Friday night. *insert girl shrieking now...yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!* He planned a precious and romantic proposal and she's sporting the most lovely, shiny ring, ever. I'm super, beyond stoked for her, and we're excited to have Jeff a part of our family, he's a super cool guy and most of all, he makes my sister beyond happy and he treats her amazing. Now I can finally explain all those wedding things I've been pinning for the last few months. Dude, I was totally expecting this, so I had to be prepared.
(she just blogged the engagement story, check it out)
|totally ripped these pics from my sister, but, yay!|
Your supportive comments on my post baby body round two post were so nice and encouraging. When I put stuff out there on my blog, I'm not gonna lie, it keeps me motivated. Because if I don't stick to it, then I have to tell all of you that I failed, and well, that sucks. But I'm harder on myself than any of you are, so my internal motivation is pretty decent, too.
I decided, per the advice of many of you, to start doing Couch to 5K again because the walk/run intervals are actually more fat burning. So, at least to ease back up to 5K status, that's what I'm going to do. I ran yesterday using C25K and I started at week 3. Week 1 is just not challenging enough. Week 3 felt challenging, and I was even a little sore the next day. Tracking my food is going great, and I've made really good choices the last few days, too. So, yay. Here's to hoping by next Monday I have some weight loss to show for the hard work.
Lucy has been here for one month, exactly, today. I don't care, I really don't care how cliche it is--I will never understood why time moves at warp speed once the baby is here, and at a snails pace the few weeks leading up to their arrival. A whole month? How?
My girls absolutely kill me daily with their cute ways. Emeline continues to wow-me when it comes to her sweet and gentle nature to Lucy, and I am smitten by them. I can't wait to watch their relationship grow. I'll be writing Lucy's 1 month post hopefully later today, when she wakes up enough for her little 1 month photoshoot.
I've still yet to go out alone with the girls to some place like Target, the mall, the park, etc. I went to my parents again, and even out to breakfast with them, but having the extra set(s) of hands makes it too easy. I know I need to just do it, but I'm mostly feeling lazy about the fact that it requires me to look half decent in the morning and we all know that's nearly impossible for me. I'm more of a "get ready by 2pm" kinda girl. At least since Lucy has been here.
We look forward to Daddy getting home every day because it normally means a fun outing, and well, let's be honest--the "hand-over" often occurs. Basically, mom gets to check-out for a while.
Last Friday we went out to dinner, the four of us (still feels weird saying that), and then went to the pond at our favorite park. It was just what the doctor ordered. It couldn't have been a more perfect night weather-wise, and fun-wise. It was perfection. I even remembered to bring my camera, which, let's be honest--is kind of a big deal these days. I have to get back to documenting life.