Monthly Archives: September 2010

birthday love!

September 27th was eventful 🙂
1:00 am Mylin wakes up mommy to tell her happy birthday (she was screaming it…) and to eat!
5:00 am Mylin gets mommy up again to scream that she loves me and wants some more food 🙂
8:30 I’m up for my day – I kind of slept in!
10:00 we bundle up and go to the Bohemian Bean for a large Mocha Mudslide (mocha, irish cream and chocolate milano…YUM!)
12:00 – 1:00 lunch at home with hub!
1:30 drop Mylin off at grandma Karen’s while I go to class (blech – no one likes school on their birthday!)
4:45 I arrive back home the same time Joel gets home with Mylin and we change (I pump) and take Mylin to the towne’s for the evening
5:50 Joel drops me off at a massage he got from Groupon !!!
7:30 We get lost in Fort Wayne 🙂
8:00 We make it to Club Soda (another groupon deal Joel found!) for an AMAZING dinner! We enjoyed tuna seshemi, crab cakes, a duck roll, coconut shrimp, and smoked gouda dip – which was our appetizer! Soup and salad and bread in between and then a seafood pasta we could barely get a few bites from! (enjoyed the next day for lunch)
10:00 arrive home to our baby girl
12:00 everyone is finally asleep and I am officially 26.
p.s. next morning Joel gave me Francine Rivers newest book, A Mother’s Hope

Thanks for such a wonderful, surprise birthday babe! I love you SO much!

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workout/weight loss update

spinning is going great!
i’m still doing it 2 times a week with another new mama – which keeps me accountable!
this last week i also joined a zumba class that was free on saturday morning
WHEW!
that was SO fun and funny and i was sore afterwards!

the exercise helps me sleepy body be productive when i get up and get it moving
it also helps me get a great start to my morning and provides some alone time for joel and i on those mornings to enjoy breakfast together (i’m up at 4:30, home and showered by 6:30 and joel doesn’t leave until 7:15)

all this to say that i’m feeling good post baby!
my goal was to lose all the weight by my birthday (6 days away)
however, these last 5 lbs are just lingering (this may or may not be due to my new obsession with all things oreo…oreo ice cream, plain oreos, and this new oreo/pudding pie – recipe coming soon!)
it also doesn’t help that bluffton’s 100th street fair begins tonight and we live so close that the grease smell permeates our house and the food somehow makes it to my stomach (and thighs, and bottom, and so on…)
i’ll enjoy all of it though!
yummy! 🙂