March for Babies

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Things are crazy busy 'round here!

I KNOW I haven't posted in a while. I am working on a good one but it just isn't ready yet.

For now:

My right eye is bloodshot. It has been this way for two days now. I think I have a "cold" in it. It has happened before. I dumped about a gallon of eye drops into it yesterday before I remembered the last time this happened and the doctor said that the eye drops were bad because they constricted the blood vessels more and so defeated the purpose. So, I am walking around looking all funky in the one eye. I might wink at you once in a while just so as not to freak you out.

My office has started our own version of The Biggest Loser. Do you watch that show? I am addicted. T and I watch it religiously. Anyway, yesterday was the big weigh in at work. We have two teams of four people each. Each person kicked in $20, the winner gets the pot. We will weigh in twice a month from now until February 7 (yes, the competition runs over the holidays!). The losing team each weigh in has to vote off one member of the team to be replaced by a member of the winning team. I need to do this. I am the same weight now as I was six months pregnant. I have gained 20 pounds since returning to work! Not good. I am really watching what I eat and have started walking around the park on my lunch hour. I need to get back to the gym. I haven't been since February. I want to go, it is just a matter of childcare. They have a nursery at the gym but I don't want to pick her up after working all day and drop her off there for a couple hours while I work out and then go home and put her to bed. That just sucks the big one. T thinks we could alternate days, one watch her while the other goes to the gym but then we have a car/carseat issue to deal with. It will all work out in the end. (Get it? Workout? Ha!)

I am waiting for a call back from the pediatrician about getting a second opinion on Azure's scar surgery. It shouldn't be a problem. Oh, and she had her first Synagis shot yesterday. Poor thing looked completely offended by the poke. She looked shocked and then sad in a way I cannot even describe, like she was thinking, "Why would you do that to me?" To keep you safe and healthy Sweetie.

Azure had a wonderful Halloween with one slight exception. She was a pumpkin! I had decided that I wasn't going to spend money to buy her a costume this year but my mom's friend gave us the costume with some other beautiful clothes as a baby gift and she was just so incredibly cute in it I can hardly stand it. The exception came about 12:30am when the child who has been sleeping through the night for a few months suddenly awoke crying which lead to screaming and her usual comforts did not comfort this time. We walked and bounced and shushed and offered the pacifier and she was just not having it. It occured to me as I was bouncing and rocking and swinging my poor destraught child that it was officially Halloween. It is said that the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest on Halloween. I wondered if she was being visited by some unhappy spirits. It actually came into my tired mind that maybe she was being visited by the spirits of the babies in the NICU that did not go home. How is that for creepy? I was finally able to settle her again. I do know that she dreams and it could have just been a bad dream that scared her, then again...


Tiffany said...

My little one is 18 months and we haven't bought a Halloween outfit yet - they have been given to us. I LOVE watching the biggest loser - watch it every Wednesday night. The moms that just drop they weight off make me so mad. I gained 30 pounds and I had to fight every pound off. I joined the gym when Mikayla was three months old. I would go to yoga twice a week - that was enough to start to get the weight off but I eventally had to start watching the diet to. I did and still feel really bad about having her in daycare all day and then take her to the gym for another 1 1/2 of daycare but I really wanted to lose the baby weight and now I have to keep it off. I don't want to end up where my mom was and gain at least 10 pounds with every pregancy and never take it off to where now she could lose at least 75 to 100 pounds. I also try to get out for a run or walk during my hour lunch break and then just eat at my desk. Good luck getting the baby weight off - it is hard.

ThreeBees said...

Doing your own Biggest Loser at work sounds like fun and great motivation to get any extra weight off. Once you are a mom, it is easy to make exercise take a back seat. I speak from experience -- it has now been over a year and a half since I've stepped on the treadmill. . .

It has been over a year now since she was born and I am still 10 pounds heavier than before I had the baby -- actually we've had a wicked stomach virus around here for the last few days (both baby and me projectile vomiting!) and I weighed my self this morning and I'd lost 5 lbs!! It is all thanks to my crazy "kiss the germy baby crash diet" -- but I don't recommend it. ;)