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Saturday, June 19, 2010


SO, I've run out of space for pictures in Picasa. For a lot of you that might not make sense, but since MOST everything I do is through Google, including my pictures, I have used up all of my free space. I have a created a new blog so that it will be easier for me to share pictures and videos. SO... mark your pages now and move over to follow the adventures!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My baby is 5 months!

Isn't she a doll? She's developing quite a funny little personality. She is starting to giggle and laugh. She LOVES to play in her exersaucer and on her play mat. She sits well in her Bumbo seat. She rolls over with ease and moves around quite a bit. I noticed the other day that her feet finally touched completely (flat foot) in the exersaucer. Nancy Carolyn is a joy and I fall more in love with her each and every day.

No stats since we didn't go to the doctor this month. I'm guessing she's around 13 lbs. She's moved into 6 month clothing (or 3-6 months clothes). Just getting so big. We'll be starting solids soon!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

lots on my mind

I have a lot on my mind today, so I'm not sure where to start. I guess I'll tell you what we've been doing. Working full time and being a mommy keeps on very busy. I'm definitely enjoying my summer break, thus far. Once school was out, Chris's parents were here for the weekend. His dad went on a mission trip to Honduras, so they came up so we could take him to the airport...well, that and I know they wanted to see Nancy Carolyn.

On Memorial Day, we went to the Renaissance Festival. It was Chris's first time there. We had a good time. Later that week, we headed to the beach. Chris has family in Panama City Beach, so we stayed with them. We were only there for a couple of days. We visited the pool and went to the beach briefly. It's hard with a 4 1/2 month old, since they really can't be in the sun too much. It was a nice visit, however brief.

Last week was spent trying to get NC back on her schedule. The week before was a nightmare for her schedule. It did not help last week that she had a cold. :( So naps were taken in the swing and I was a little more lenient than I should have been.

This week, we have NOTHING! YAY! Yesterday, NC took 3 naps and we just played all day. She's getting to be so much fun (see the post to come later today... because she's 5 months today!!!)

now, thoughts on my mind... first, I need some good reading material for the summer. I LOVE to read and have found myself lately reading the same things over and over (Harry Potter... I reread him EVERY summer... already done). I just reread Twilight. Now... need something else. Here's the thing... I don't want anything sad, disturbing or scary. I've had enough sadness in my life that I don't need to read about it. (so no Jodi Piccoult or Nicholas Sparks). any suggestions?

I'm trying to figure out working out with a baby ... in the summer... NC woke up early this morning so I was able to go for a walk before Chris left and I didn't have to take her with me. So that was nice.

and... I've set a goal... well, two goals. One to lose 40 lbs (i'll keep you updated). I've lost all the "baby" weight.. now to lose all that was gained (plus a little more) in the "honeymoon" phase, that in my case lasted 3 years. :) Goal two... I'm GOING to do a half marathon in November (and hopefully again in February). I'd really like to get to the point of liking to run and maybe by February ... run most of that one. I want to do the Disney Princess half in Feb (doesn't it sound like fun?) I'm going to join Team In Training to do the one in November. I figure that's the only way I'll get off my lazy bum and be motivated enough to train... and I know they will train me properly.

So... that's what's been going on and what's on my mind this morning as I drink my coffee and wait for NC to wake up from nap 1. Be on the lookout for her 5 month post later today or tomorrow!