Friday, July 30, 2010

Infant Obesity?

I received a shock today. Seeley weighs 11 pounds. 11 POUNDS. What? Two weeks ago he was still shy of 9 lbs. According to the pediatrician he's not in danger of infant obesity (whew! Too much Oprah for me folks.) he's just a "good eater". I guess this explains why he can already wear some of his three month clothes (at 5 weeks old) and still insists on getting fed every three hours. Mommy is introducing rice cereal into his bottle tonight cause that's how I roll. Chunky butt is hungry-he's gonna get enough to fill his belly and hopefully let me get more than 3 hours of sleep at night. Wish I'd known five weeks ago I was birthing a future Razorback lineman.

I started working part-time from home this week and it has been a little bit of a challenge. For instance, the other day I was on a conference call and Emma comes up and screams "Mommy! I've got to go poo-poo and you need to come wipe my butt." Luckily the guys on the other end had a sense of humor. I officially go back full time in 3 weeks. It was super hard on me to return to work after Emma and this time is really no different. The only exception is that now I know the people who will be looking after my 8 week old child, and I know he'll be in good hands.

I'm going to start sorting through my clothes this week to see what I can wear for work. Ugh. I'm definitely not looking forward to that. I've lost 12 pounds since having Seeley but I've still got a ways to go before I can fit back into my pre-pregnancy clothes. I've decided to resume my love/hate relationship with Jillian Michaels next week-start praying for me now. And I think I'm going to look into re-joining a gym once I go back to work. Mainly because once I get home in the evenings it is super hard to fit in any exercise time. If I join a gym I can just swing by on my lunch break, get all good and sweaty/stinky, and then go back to work. I don't really want to add another monthly bill to our household budget but I figure since I'll be at the gym I won't be eating fast food for lunch so voila! I'll probably wind up saving money by joining the gym!

I've also started working on ideas for Emma's birthday party. I know her big day isn't until November, but I'm a little anal about starting months in advance. This year she has asked for a Mickey Mouse party and I'm thinking about having it somewhere other than at our house. There's enough work involved in throwing a party without having to worry about my house being spotless as well. Yes, spotlessness is a necessity in my book.
And finally, proof that my little man is not going to be little much longer . . .
He's already trying to stand up by himself. Yeah.

3 comments:

Dave and Jenn said...

Steph, he is so cute! I think a Mickey Mouse birthday party is an adorable idea for Emma. Fun!

Dave and Jenn said...

PS: Love the new background and header!

Mollie said...

Cute pics! We are working on birthday plans as well..I want to do a Mickey theme too just b/c I think it would be super cute but Baylie is set on Dora! More than likely Dora will prevail :)