Our holiday season has been great so far. We wanted to make a point to focus on us and our family and what we want. Makes for a much less stressful holiday season.
We are excited for our first xmas as a family of four and having Riley's first xmas.
So what are we up to....
I celebrated my 31st birthday (12-9). I was gifted a spa day from my family and it was heaven. I decided to chop 6in off my hair and do some ombre. Love it. Change is good.
I have been working out like crazy and my scale isn't moving. Loosing the baby weight has been such a process for me. It has taken me awhile to get back in shape from being on bed rest and I feel good. I gained 48lbs during pregnancy and I have 22 to go.
I am still nursing. It's going really well, Riley has only had breast milk and that makes me proud. We plan to see how she is at 5 months and maybe start introducing foods. Babies dont need anything other than breast milk until 6 mo so we may wait until then, no rush.
I recently started the blood type diet. My mom has been doing it since April and lost weight and has noticed a huge difference. So far I feel great, I do notice more energy and my skin has really changed (I am prone to breakouts). I am already GF and my type (A) suggests no (cow) dairy so that's been the biggest change. Good thing creamer is dairy free and I love goat cheese. We'll see how it goes.
D is getting over the flu/food poisoning. We aren't sure what it was. he doesn't have much time off over xmas but we plan to enjoy our long weekend.
Brayden has been doing well. He's adjusted to his sister and life at school. He loves school!! We see such a change in him wanting to explore his world more and gaining more awareness.
He has recently been having issues with drool, our Dr said this may be an issue. He has a bad rash on his face from the drool/cold weather. We are going to try a Rx and see if it helps him.
He is having a 24 hour EEG on Friday. They are setting him up at our home. This is just routine to check to make sure he isn't having seizures we can't see.
Miss Riley is changing everyday. She has brought us so much joy. We are currently working on sleeping/napping/self soothing. She is doing well getting on a schedule...it's still a work in process. I have been asked to put a post together on our process, coming soon.
She is so aware and alert lately and grabbing toys. Everything is in her mouth now! She just learned to suck her thumb last night. The baby babble is so cute, she likes to chat after nursing.