Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday News Day

It's Tuesday and I remember!!

On the Taylor front:  I should be 22 weeks 2 days pregnant.  Instead, I'm not pregnant at all.  I still hate this.  There have been a LOT of pregnancy announcements recently and it's killing me.  I want to cry at nearly every one of them.  Which is funny, because I have a friend who is trying to become pregnant, and if she succeeds, I am going to be nearly as happy and excited for them as they are themselves!  I really don't begrudge anyone due to their pregnancies, I am just sad that I'm not going to be meeting my precious baby in another 18 weeks, dressing her in cute outfits, complaining about how miserable a summertime third trimester is/was, and watching my baby grow.  I am not very good at letting myself cry.  I need to get better at allowing it to happen though.  It hurts even more as I let it all sit inside of me, building and building until I burst.  I noticed that I hate hearing pregnancy complaints SO much now.  Yeah, I know pieces of it kinda suck.  But suck it up, ladies!  Those horrible parts are such a blessing, one I wish I was burdened with!

If you look over to the right, you should find a little box that states my weight loss.  Yes, only 6 lbs so far.  1 lb to go to achieve my pre-Taylor weight.  It's not that I had gained much with that 13-14 week pregnancy, but I lived on chocolate and Pepsi quite a bit afterward.  Then 5 lbs after that to achieve my pre-Kiersten weight.  5 more lbs to reach my pre-Mitchell weight.  Once I'm there, then we'll start talking about how much more to get to my pre-Keith and eventually my pre-BEN! weight.  I tell ya, getting married and having the first kid were my two biggest weight gain times.  Ben put more weight on me, more quickly, than one could ever have imagined.  It was more and faster than any of my pregnancies!  You're killin' me, Ben! 
Before meeting Ben
After Mitchell was born

Kiersten says things.  If you don't know the phrases that we say to her often, you can't recognize them, but she says them.  She says "over" when a show/movie ends.  Why?  Because that's what the boys do.  She says "thank you" when she gives you something, or takes something from you.  Why?  Because this is one of the most important and the very first thing we teach our kids to say.  She says "good girl" randomly because that's what I say to her when I am pleased with something she has done.  She is just the most wonderful little bitty girl!  At nearly 15 months, I STILL just can't get enough of her!  She's just perfectly wonderful!  Oh, and she still just has the two teeth on bottom.  However, she is barely cutting the two on top.  Hopefully you'll be able to see them and not just feel them soon.

Mitchell and Keith are such boys.  I'm so glad it warmed up again.  They've been really enjoying playing outside again, and I'm so glad we've got a fenced backyard for them to play in.  Once we get those window wells covered, it'll be even better!

Speaking of warming up...  I wonder if I'll do a garden this year.  I've done one every other year we've been here, but I'm just not feeling it this year.  They're so much work and I'm not very good at it.

Finally, this weekend is going to be General Conference!  I love Conference weekend!  It's like a mini-vacation!  I make BIG breakfasts, treats, BIG dinners... I just cook the whole time so that I pay attention better.  I think we're going to invite some people over, too!  When I'm not cooking, I try to take notes.  How wonderfully amazing that we have a prophet and apostles and other church leaders who address us twice a year to keep us inspired and working toward righteousness!  They give us instructions to lead us to happiness, and I am just so grateful for their words of wisdom and kindness! 

Okay, let's see if I remember next week...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday News Day

It's Tuesday and I've forgotten again.  It's 8:30pm.

So, I'm starting to try AGAIN to lose weight.  I never make it far.  Which makes me angry.  But I'm at about 1300 calories a day, which is 100 more than MyFitnessPal suggested in order to lose 2 lbs each week.  Kiersten still nurses quite a bit at night, so I am not super strict, but I don't like going over.  It's getting us into eating more veggies.  AGAIN. 

I'm also planning a trip to Oregon soon.  And Washington.  Hoping to see both the beach where The Goonies was filmed, and also Forks/La Push where Twilight was filmed.  Just happy and excited about it.  It'll be nice to get out of the house and go do some traveling, see something new.  I love traveling!  I wish I could afford to travel overseas a bit, but I don't think that's in my future for a while.  Unless someone wants to GIFT me some awesome travel vouchers or something!  I'll need to update my passport with my married name, since I got married 7 1/2 years ago, something like a year after I updated it last.  Nonetheless, it'll be so great to get out and about and have a vacation from every day life.  I am so exhausted!  I need a change, even if it's just for a week.  Maybe I'll come home and appreciate the every-day-junk a little more again. 

I've been working on refinishing some dressers.  I got 3 of them plus a hutch and a twin mattress from a friend for an amazing $50!!  That means Mitchell, at age 3, is now in a twin bed and out of his toddler bed.  However, Kiersten, at age 14 months, has been in a twin bed for 2 months already!!  Ooops!  It's nice having dressers in our bedroom.  I also put a bookshelf in there recently.  It looks SO much better!  Just a tiny bit more to clean up in there and it'll be GORGEOUS!  So, all I've got left is one more dresser that will go in the boys' room.  It was so nice outside that I was spray painting on the porch.  Then it snowed something like 2" one night and now I have to fix some of the not-solid-wood boards.  Ugh.  Upsetting after it being so darn nice.

Anyway, that's been our last two weeks-ish.