Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Walk 5k a day. I can handle this.

I have been trying to find ways to get my butt back into shape. I was doing really well with the Xbox fitness on Xbox one. But, with a little man it started to get harder to do. He was either climbing on me or at nap time, I had other stuff to do. I have a household to run and an eBay business to attend to. So how can I get back to where I was even more and be healthy about it? Walking.

My son and I already did walks around the block but on a small scale. To the mailbox and then home. So, Monday I started walking 5k everyday. Why is that better than a workout DVD? Well, we get out of the house and it is something I can do with little man. We put on runkeeper app and pandora radio set to Disney music. I talk to little man about what is going on, we have very meaningful conversations. Or at least I feel we do. He babbles back. 

We walk on a turrain that is sandy and not so easy. Most of the roads around here are not paved. And so we push through soft sugar sands. The stroller is weighted down with my 23lbs son who doesn't seem like much but add that with bottles of water and sugar sand and a heavy stroller and I got one neato weightset. 

I feel it definitely and each round is 263 calories burnt according to the runkeeper app. But, it isn't counting the weight from the stroller and little man. 

What I am happy about too is the fun we have. And I am going to keep a photo log here or on gofashiondeals for our adventures. A walk a day takes the weight and inches away. :) 

Monday, April 7, 2014

This is so not easy. Bottle weening and bedtime issues.

I am trying to wean the boy off the bottle. I am slowly removing it as I tried to take it 100% away and my boy wouldn't drink for the rest of the day. He refused. He was so crabby. He likes his one cup but not enough to drink it all the time. The doctor told me to just take it away. I am trying but it is so hard. I am trying to not rely on it. And he is learning how to use this straw cup. 

It is great, but he isn't getting how to use it much. I am sure he will learn. I also have one that resembles a bottle.
 But, he fights it. A lot. I am trying. This is so hard. 

Now, bedtime. My boy won't go to bed. And crying it out doesn't help. He just goes for hours! 
I read to him and put nighttime lotion on him. He still won't do it. Last night was bad, and after an hour I figured out the problem. His mouth. He teethes worse at night! And he is in pain. Once I do teething gel and if it is bad enough Tylenol; he falls asleep. He then sleeps all night. I also just picked up teething tablets.  We will see how it works. But, who knew this was the reason he doesn't want to sleep. Actually, another mom would up have known. I am slow to the party. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Transitions; a boy and his babababa babable.

It has come to be that we have to start weening baby from his little man bottle to his little man cup. He is not happy. The doctor told us to just quit it cold turkey. Just take it 100% away from the baby. Wow, is all I can say.  He is not happy about this. And when he is drinking from the cup he ends up having a bunch of water or juice just fall back out. On purpose? Maybe. By not knowing what to do? Maybe. He was used to slow flow bottles and hated the fast flow. So, here we are trying different cups. I found two he likes and I am hopeful he gets the hang of this. For now, I have a grouchy baby who wants his babababa babababble. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Little man, oh little man, how it hate to see you cry.

Doctors appointments are a neccessary part of a baby's life. We know it is for the best and they need it. But, it is so hard watching my little man get shots especially today. He was not my normal little man. He was more upset than ever before. Sure at other appointments he cries, but this one was out of control. He was overly upset and yeah I hate shots too. They hurt and to this little guy holding him down is awful. I know we aren't hurting him, we hold him down to avoid injury. But, he doesn't know that and so he cried. The crying turned into an out of control squeal and his howling so would make even the most accomplished of temper tantrum thrower be envious. 
I felt horrible, 4 shots later, and a glance at the ears; I am sent on my way with an upset baby, a prescription, and a tired mind trying to think of lunch foods. 

Never go to a store tired or hungry. I bought no food, but I did buy books for my little man. A good selection of Dr. Seuss finery. How can you go wrong with a Fox in Sox? You can't. The doctor told me he needs more reading, and he doesn't bring books to me. He would rather chew on them. I blame me for that as I read to him from the iPad. But, now we have the option. 

As far as developmental. Well, he is in the upper 92% for height. His weight is good. And the doctor says he will walk when he is ready. So, for everyone harassing me over him talking or walking...shush. He is perfect and he is fine. Most little ones do not walk until 17 months. My boy will do it when he is ready. 

He is lactose intolerant, yay. He is like me. And today we got him more fresh veggies to add to his green beanie diet. I hope he likes squash still. As we have a ton of it! 

So, moral of the story moms and dads. Your baby will walk when ready. They will talk when ready. That doesn't make them underdeveloped. So, do not rush it. You can help them along by reading and playing walking games. But, take your time. Rome was not built in a day and baby will get there. 

Until next time.

Sun,sea,and sand. South Florida vacation.

Hi there!
I am writing to you on my last day of vacation. Here in sunny South Florida. Plenty of condos, resorts, peoples o watch, and people with too much money. Hahaha. But I digress. We are staying with some family here and are having a wonderful relaxing holiday. We went to the beach and little man still doesn't like it. He loves to play in the sand, but hates the water.

The first day at the beach was cloudy and really windy. There were warning on the life guard towers. Yellow and purple flags. These mean rip tides and dangerous marine life. Basically no one was allowed in the water. If someone did they got flagged back in. Plus the water was too freakishly cold. Brrrr.

We ate at a great taco stand and ate gourmet tacos, burritos, and quesadilla . Then finished the day with frozen yogurt. Little man loves it, in small doses. 

This post was originally written Monday. Next trip to south Florida I will not forget my passport or baby's. Bimini will be done!

The horse track. :)