It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post. Being an overly ambitious and sometimes slightly out of touch with reality type of person, I thought I would be blogging every day. Well, that has proven to be a lot harder than I thought. Granted, it is still my goal to blog more, but I think I am learning to scale down my expectations a bit.
Which leads me to the Shred part of my title. I am happy and proud to say that Yes, I am still continuing to do the 30 day shred. For a while there however it became more like the 65 day shred where my husband and I were only doing it every other day, or every two days. I realized that I was playing it safe and staying within my comfort zone. I had this moment, while Jillian Michaels was staring down at me as I was wincing in pain over these squat press things, that in order to really lose this last bit of baby weight and actually get in shape, I am going to have to sweat more and make myself work harder. I am a little notorious for being lazy at times (husband and sister would adamantly agree) so recognizing this is half the battle. I have decided that I am really going to commit to the program and do what it requires. I will post results when I am done with the program. Sorry viewers, you will NOT be getting before and after photos, but I did take my measurements, so hopefully in a month’s time I will have some positive results!
Shark Week. Oh what a few weeks it has been! I remember once, during a two am feeding session after I just had Idan and was delirious from lack of sleep, that I googled EVERYTHING out there on the time frame as to when babies start sleeping through the night. There was this one comment that this person posted and it was something like, “for the first 90 days you are at the mercy of the baby and are in baby boot camp!” This really resonated with me because I felt like when Idan hit the 3 month mark things started to “normalize” a bit. Now, Idan is 7 months and I feel like I could be the training sergeant to run the baby boot camp. Now don’t get me wrong, I am FAR from being a seasoned parent, but these last few weeks of being a SHARK (staying home and raising kids) has taught me to tough it out, and keep going. I feel like the conditioning of being a full time stay at home mom is starting to kick in, and I am feeling really empowered because of it. I know there are, of course, tough moments ahead, but I feel like this rookie can now take it head on.
Father’s Day was wonderful. I wish I can adequately describe what it feels like to be able to celebrate these holidays. Wanting a child for so long, days like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are really hard on struggling would be parents. My husband who is definitely more reserved than me, and keeps his feelings private, couldn’t help but feel giddy and elated that he was able to celebrate his first “official” Father’s day. (Idan bought him a terra cotta Indonesian elephant grill and some yummy treats)
We spent the day in Estes Park with my in laws and relatives from out of town. The day was filled with lots of laughter (this family really is quite funny!) cool mountain weather, the joy of being around family, and the on-going game of “pass the baby” around. I was really proud that despite only taking a very small nap, Idan was thrilled to be there and enjoyed meeting all the new people in his life. There is nothing like a new baby that really connects everyone’s hearts together and links their souls (sounds a bit corny I know). I looked around and saw all these people who were genetically tied to my son, and was overwhelmed by the thought of it! I am beyond blessed that I am a part of such a wonderful family, and that my husband and I were finally able to share ours! Until next post.
*Idan is napping like a champion! Woop Woop to getting him on a schedule (while it lasts).
*Idan prefers to feed himself and it is quite amusing to watch him trying to spoon his own food in his mouth
*Am proud to say that I am accomplishing a few of my original goals: cooked a lovely dinner from Alex Guarnachelli’s cook book! And participated in a “Tea for the Duchess” class that my husband signed me up for as a Birthday Gift!
*Idan will be starting swim class soon! YA!
Me in a bathing suit…boo.