January 29, 2012

A Little Less You

This is a picture of my husband yesterday.  He has lost 28 pounds and is doing awesome! I've lost 9 pounds so far, which is also awesome.  And just for a little shock factor, here is an older picture of Mike and I in December 2008.
We both agree he kind of looks like a fan boy who just emerged from his mom's basement...because she made him.  He says he was probably ordering doughnuts online. Yikes.
To be fair, he was not this same size when he started losing weight this year.  But it's amazing what a little exercise and watching what you eat will do!

Good job, Sweetie!

January 20, 2012


I have other pictures of my haircut on the other computer, but I'm too lazy to go get them, so.....here's the sideview of my haircut.  Mike and I take pictures occasionally so we can see progress in our weight-loss from the front and the sides of our faces.  That's why I look so thrilled.  :)  I like my haircut, although my hair doesn't lay well all the time.  It definitely has a mind of its own.  It's nice that Emily can't pull it as easily now. :)

Tiny Gal

 It's been quite awhile, so I decided it was time for an Emily update!  :)  She's growing up so fast!  She will be 7 months on Sunday.  That is so crazy!  In so many ways, she still seems like my tiny newborn, but in reality she is becoming a big girl. :)
  She is hilarious!  She has the most expressive face (see above) and always has us in stitches.  Right before she goes to bed at night, she gets extremely slap happy.  Anything and everything is funny to her, and she'll keep it up as long as you let her.  She's a sweet little thing.  She loves her blankies, and pulls up the one Grandma Barnard made for her against her face and nuzzles it on her cheek before bed.  It's so cute and sweet.  She is so interested in everyone and everything around her that it's hard to get her to eat sometimes.  I used to read while feeding her, but now that is too much of a distraction.  She eats baby food, but not much and not often.  She enjoys it, but isn't as interested in that as she is in, say, her brother.  Andrew is the coolest human being alive.  Just as Emmie.
  She had a doctor's appointment on the 9th and here are her stats:
                    Height - 26" (55%)
                    Weight -14 lbs 10 oz (25%)
  We just adore this tiny baby, and are so glad she's part of our family.  Now enjoy a million pictures.
Here she is doing pushups.  She really wants to move, but hasn't figured out how to yet.  She is getting good at spinning herself in circles, pushing herself back, and flipping over and over.  She hasn't figured out that she can roll to get where she wants yet, but I'm sure that will come soon.

Sitting.  She is so adorable.  And yes, she was strapped in.

The lighting on this is awful, but this is her scrunched up nose,  silly/slightly scary smile that she gives sometimes.

Sleepy baby eating breakfast

Drink it in, world.  Drink in the cuteness.

She's working on teeth, too, and so she is constantly biting on/sucking on her bottom lip.  She looks like someone who has their dentures out actually.  It's pretty hilarious.

She loves her mobile.  Toys are super exciting to her, and her mobile is one of her top favorites.

Wiggle-worm.  I think she's outgrown this seat.

Playing with friends

Coolest. Brother. Ever.

Slow and Steady

My New Year's resolution to get fit is going slow but steady.  For the most part, I have been very good about what I eat and have exercised every day but Sundays (or when other circumstances come up that are beyond my control like late meetings, etc).  Mike has lost quite a bit of weight.  I have not, but I've lost a little and have felt the effects of a healthier lifestyle, so that's awesome.  I'll let you know how I'm doing and when I hit my first milestone (my wedding weight).  I know you're on pins and needles.

Today I'm also hoping to get caught up on my blogs.  As Andrew is currently trying to push me off my chair and crying, I'm not sure how easy this will be.  We'll see.  :)