With so many changes going on in our life right now, this post may end up seeming kind of scattered. I'll try to make it flow as best I can.
We'll start with our weight loss journey.
Jordan has made me the proudest wife in the world. He HATES running. And I do mean hate. He despises it and would rather do any other activity in the world. He even offered to go to a diet of just bugs if it meant he didn't have to run anymore. Fortunately for me, he won't be doing that. He, now able to fit into many of his previously too small clothes, has begun to really see the benefit of daily running, though. He has officially lost 18 pounds since June 12th. In two months, the man has lost eighteen pounds. That is SO great!! I am so proud of his hard work and progress. It is a little hard for me to hear people singing his praises about how great he looks, though. I, who runs way more than him, have lost a mere 8 pounds. And while it is obviously much more noticeable on him, I feel a bit disheartened when I don't get as great results as him, especially when the results I do get aren't even noticeable.
Something that reminds me it's okay, though, is the fact that I currently have a medical condition that does not allow me to lose very much excess weight.
That condition is commonly known as pregnancy.
Our sweet K is going to be a big sister early next year!! The estimation is late March, early April. We will get the official due date next week when we go to the doctor.
This was planned, and I got to tell my sweet hubby in a pretty cool way...
K and Baby #2 will be about 18 months apart, which will make me a busy momma, but a very happy one.
The pregnancy leads me to the next topic.
Because the baby needs my body and all of its attention, I am no longer able to nurse K. It is very bittersweet. It's bitter because I feel like I have failed K in some way because I can't provide what she needs anymore, like that emotional attachment she had and needed was just ripped away to make way for another baby. It's sweet because she hasn't been getting enough for a while now, so now she can take a full bottle to fill her tiny tummy before bed. It's also sweet because now I can wear whatever I want (until Baby #2 starts really growing)! While my body can't fulfill her needs, I can. I can give her all the nutrition she needs in other means. Her needs are being met, and that is what matters. But that's hard to remember when she's crying and that was my one single go-to method to get her to stop that always worked. It will make road trips easier, though!
Which brings me to my next topic.
We announced earlier this month that we are moving to Iowa. IOWA. We are going to load up the truck one day, drive the whole 12 hours (or more considering we'll have a 1 year old) the next day, and unload the day after that.
I'm pretty sure we're crazy because we also have K's 1st birthday party at the beginning of that week and an appointment with my new OB/Gyn the following Monday when we get there. Phew!!
Even though we are moving to a completely new place, Texas will always be home and we will always be Texans (even if our driver's licenses say otherwise).
We have SO MUCH to do before our move. All the packing is sorta overwhelming me at the moment. It mostly feels like our house threw up all of our stuff and now it's just everywhere. We have a whole room dedicated to garage sale stuff (unfortunately, that room is our formal dining that is right by the front door), and it's best to not venture off the path that I have cleared around the upstairs. I'm just going to have to dive in one day and knock a big chunk out to get myself feeling a bit more accomplished.
We also have a few maintenance things to do around the house, like staining the fence. But since I'm currently growing a human, I can't help paint on the oil-based stain for the fence anymore, so hubby is on his own for that one. So if there is anyone out there that enjoys staining fences, doesn't want to see Jordan cry, and would accept a pizza lunch as payment, give us a call. Please :)
Anyways, we are trying to make the most of our last few weeks here and trying to stay positive as we keep our heads above water. So tonight, we played in the pool!
Here is a picture of my sweet K, playing with her favorite thing: water!
Thanks for stopping by! :)
P.S. The baby I'm growing needs these cookies. And probably also anything else I find on Pinterest. So, Jordan, you've been warned. *maniacal grin*