Thursday, December 27, 2007
Anyway here is one of my fav pics of Anna and a pic I took of Ryan today in the kids new sandpit.
I really have to turn this pooter off and go to bed.*yawn*
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Things have finally really settled, Ryan is AMAZING. I am so in love with him, I really realize exactly how bad things were back there. He smiles all the time now, pretty much no more screaming fits at all, he sleeps well for his day naps and is improving with his night sleeps....mind you he is still a bit of a poohead at night. He is rolling all the time both ways now and is shuffeling around his play blanket. He is just generally so much happier, content and relaxed and so am I in turn. He is taking some rice cereal each day now, although I was sceptical and against it, it has seemed to help settle his tummy heaps.....or is it the Chiro and Osteo care he is also recieving.....I got desperate.
Anna is great.....with me. But she is challenging her Daddy something fierce. She doesn't see him anywhere near as much as me and she craves his attention and figures the best way to get it is by being naughty so when he is home she is damn exhausting. She is starting to finally take notice of Ryan and show some interest. She mothers "Howard" her toy tiger and it's very cute. She breastfeeds him and tells him he stinks and needs a change and she builds him little "cubby holes" to live in. Oh it's wondeful to observe. She is getting very clingy with the men in her life and when Cam or my Dad leaves the house she has massive Tanty's and screams "My Grandpa" or "My Daddy". It's tragic but kinda cute and endearing at the same time.
The weight watchers isn;t going so well. It's bloody hard to count points and weight stuff when your in a massive hurry to make something so I tend to only eat what I know the exact points value for or just guess. I have been back to my old fav running track and this week I walked there twice. Once just over 5km with just Anna in the pram and the next time 6.5km with Anna and Ryan.....that's alot of weight to be pushing trust me. Anna is about 14kg and I am guessing Ryan is about 7.5 at least and the pram would have to be at least 12kg. Felt AWESOME. I even jogged the tiniest tenny bit the day I only had Anna. You can't jog with the scoop seat attached so it's not an option when I have both of them, as temping as it was.
Anyway as good as it has been feeling I have had to take two rest days so far due to an injured neck/shoulder. I dunno what I have done but my chiro says it's a mess. After some treatment yesterday and some icing it's much much better though and I will have to make an effort to do something tomorrow. My core is SHOT, I feel very very weak and have started some planks and crunches. I have my highschool reunion coming up and have to face the fact that I have to go looking a frump.....why wasn;t it held before I fell pregnant, I was at my fittest and strongest then. Oh well, I don;t really care too much what anyone there thinks. It just would have been nice to be able to wear something hot.
Well that's about it, I have some pasta cooking, I am gonna have it with a sprinkle of parmesan and cracked pepper....my fav. I have just finished my glass of my fav Pinot and wish there was more LOL. I am so happy Ryan has finally come good. He is now the baby I though he would be, I enjoy every minute with him and smother him in kisses.....which I might add he absolutely loves LOL. Cam appears more relaxed with im too and I think they are gonna be great mates, I love watching him play with Ryan, they are forming thier own very special bond.
I promice to post propper pics next time, I just take to many to choose from. Toodles XXX
Monday, November 05, 2007
I will get on ASAP with new photos. Ryan had his second lot of immunisations today. I cried of course. It's one of the hardest things for me as a mother to do but it has to be done and no-one else is putting up thier hand to take him.........Yes I mean you CAM!!!
Anyway thanks Stu and Shannon for your comments. Shannon it means so much to me that you still check in here. Your blog is gone now which I fully understand, Your wedding page is beautiful and I used the same song for mine and Cam's wedding video/slideshow thingy.
Off to check out Anthea and Kylie's blog now, I am on borrowed time so they will be quick visits.
Friday, October 26, 2007
We all went away as a family to Porpunkah (I think that is how you spell it) for the week the AFL Grandfinal was on, we had an absolute ball. Cam and I drank beer and wine every afternoon and finally relaxed a bit. The kids were great although Ryan had us up several times every night.
Anna is growing up very fast, she is 2.5 years old now and has a very "grown up" attitude LOL. She loves to dress up as a fairy.
Ryan is also getting big, as he should with the amount he drinks. He is a shocking sleeper, we seem to have his day naps sorted quite well but he is still terrible at night, Cam and I are like zombies these days. Now the colic seems to be subsiding and his supposed Reflux is getting under control he appears happier and we are getting loads more smiles. He has been rolling from front to back since he was 2 weeks old, I can't wait till he can sit up by himself. He is a spitting image of Cam, he is a very cute baby. We are hoping we have gone through the worst with him now. I am hoping I will begin to enjoy being a Mum of two soon.
We have also had a Visit from my Cousin Nikki and her lovely family recently, they come all the way from Scotland (Nikki is from QLD but went over to Scotland and never came back LOL). Nikki was lucky enough to witness my lovely Son's screaming. A few people have been lucky to see it now and realise I am not exagerating.
Anyway that's about it here. Ryan is due to wake up so I didn't want to get too involved in my blog as once he is awake that's it for me. I have put together a few photos of the kids.
Before I forget, a massive Congratulations to Kylie on the birth of her 3rd beautiful girl Murphy. She is just divine. Hello to Anthea and yes I am still stalking the Ausrunners so hello to all of you guys aswell.
Will try to use my blog more often now Ryan is settling down. I have started weight watchers and am trying to get back into exercise so I can start running again. I am sure my blog will be the first place I brag about any weight loss.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Can you believe my little man is 7 weeks old? I have some fantastic news, he was weighed last Wednesday and he had put on 210gm in one week so we have finally got somewhere with the feeding. I am so happy and proud, I screamed and hugged the nurse when she told me LOL.
So seeing how I gave birth a massive 7 weeks ago and my milk supply is pretty good now I decided it was time to get my endorphin fix I have been craving for so long and start exercising. I only did 20mins on the bike which actually lasted almost 30mins with all the breaks I had to take to re-settle Ryan, then I did some ab work and some resistance band work with my upper body followed with some yoga stretches. Oooooh it felt good. I would like to do this 3 times a week for now and keep an eye on my supply and if it doesn;t effect it I can step it up and spend more time on the bike.
Once the weather improves I will be able to get the kids out in the pram more often, this will be a much less stressful way of exercising as it is hard to exercise while keeping Anna entertained and Ryan settled between feeds. WOuld be much easier to just shove 'em both in the pram and go for a brisk walk up a hill. Anna is about 14kg now so it would be a good work out.....actually unless it is raining tomorrow we have a big hill walk planned cos we are going to walk to the market then to a mates place.
The new protein packed diet is going well and my sugar cravings are almost non existant now. I have managed to put on another kg with it though and I have only one pair on pants (that aren't trackies) that fit and about 4 tops. Hence me wanting to start exercising again. I just wanna get back into my jeans, not even my skinny jeans, my fat jeans would be a good start *blush*.
ANyway the kids are going great, Anna has perked up alot since she was sick and having tantrums 24/7. Best I go and check on Ryan then have a sponge bath before his next feed in case he doesn't like the taste of sweat.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Awwww, isn't he a cutie. I am sooooo inlove LOL. Things are going much better I think and I am actually almost looking foward to the next weigh in. He has been a very setted and contented little man today, I feel my milk has increased again and he is feeding more efficiently. I croched that beanie he is wearing in those pictures, it is pure wool from the Bendigo woolen Mills and is a peach. He certainly need it in this freezing melbourne weather.
Have to say a special thankyou to Anthea for all your support, not only just now with the breastfeeding but the past 10 months while we were pregnant. Seems like almost eberyone in our not so little group is or has had feeding trouble of some kind huh! Why can't it just be easy? Anyway thanks heaps and I hope you are feeling much better XXX
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wow, what a ride this has been so far and Ryan is only 5 weeks old. This week has been fantastic.....why you ask? Well because finally all our hard work with the feeding is paying off. Ryan is finally fully breastfed, I have to be honest and say that my negative side had come out and I have given into the thought that we would be comping him with bottles and formula untill he is no longer milk fed but after making a few changes we saw a huge improvement and he was taking less and less from the bottle, then I had some extra help with a prescription drug. Anyway it is going fantastic and Ryan is much much happier. He was a tad unsettled on the forumla and things just wern;t working like they should but it's all good now.
I am loving having a new baby in the house, I missed out on so much when Anna was first born due to personal issues. It's going to be hard stopping at two LOL.
Anyway have been very busy taking loads and loads of photos of the kids. We are going to need a new hard drive. I was hoping to have lost some weight by now but the first few weeks of feeding dramas saw me turning to one to many packets of chockie bickies and I have managed to put on weight rather than lose any. I think that is about to change now though cos I am much happier and not craving the crap food anymore, I am however obsessed with Porriage and just ate my second bowl for the day. The feeding makes me so hungry, I love my porriage with honey, sultanas and banana. Someone told me it was good for milk production and that is what started me on it.
OMG Stepford wives is on......what an odd looking movie. Anyway check out the new LO's, I just whipped them up quickly this arvo after taking the photos to mark him turning 5 weeks today. Oh he really is a wonderful baby. Anyone who knows Anna wont be surprised when I say she is quite the character. while I am feeding Ryan she feeds dolly and says "feed the boobie" LOL, she then makes dolly fart and announces that she stinks and needs a change. She doesn;t miss a beat that girl. I will have to do a few Anna lo's so you all don;t think I only take photos of Ryan.
Anyway am off to check out what everyone else has been up to in blogland. Life truely is BLISS XXX
Sunday, July 22, 2007
OMG, can you believe my little man is already 4 weeks old! I am kinda in shock, it feels like only yesterday he was born.
Besides one teary two nights ago everything here is fantastic, the feeding is going well. We still have to top him up but not as much, he is a fantastic feeder on both breast and bottle so at least we know he wont starve for the next 5-6 months. I still would have liked to exclusively breastfeed (hence the teary a few nights ago) but it is looking unlikey.
I got my new Camera, we got the Nikon in the end and I loooove it. I have taken so many pics of Anna and Ryan already. Anna is at that age where she likes having her photo taken and the new camera brings out the best in her already amazing eyes. She had her little boyfriend over yesterday and I snapped them kissing, will post that pic next time LOL.
Hubby is back to work in a few days, something we are both dredding.
Sorry Anthea, have to agree with Stu on the boy clothes, I used to think there was not much out there for boys....I suppose there still isn;t compared to girl stuff but there is certainly some trendy stuff out there for boys, but not so much for this age. Everything seems to be powder blue at this age. The 000 stuff is all very cool but that wont be fitting Ryan for some time yet. I have had some awesome stuff handed down to us that I can;t wait for him to fit into. Scrapbooking gear and manchester is a whole new story though!!!
Well it certainly is a frosty old morning here, thinking of everyone on thier long runs today that is for sure. OMG hubby just came back from walking the dog and he said there is ice on everyones roof. We were lucky enough to be kept up all night by the party across the road last night, we camped out in the loungeroom but it was still really load, they had a Karioke machine and were doing thier best to kill every song they attempted. Lucky for me it's Sunday and a pot of good quality tea is definately on the cards.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
( LO made with "Festival" Kit from Shabbyprincess)
Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Anyway as I said in my sneaky comment I was struck with the same condition i had when i was pregnant with Poppy, SPD.....I can't be stuffed explaining it, if your really interested which lets be honest you arn;t then google it. Anyway it started mildly at about 13 weeks but really kicked in at 20 weeks. From memory a bike session left me almost crippled for a week. I booked straight into a womens health physio who immediately banned me from walking, cycling and vacuming. She was shocked at the lack of stability in my pelvis and demanded I wear a belt which I tried last time and it only made it worse. To cut a long story short I got worse again at 27 weeks and eventually came up with a cunning plan with my chiro that enables me to wear a belt. I have to have regular adjustments to keep aligned to be able to wear it and have improved so much I only wear it while vacuming and doing yoga.
Yoga is freeing up any jamming in my legs which was making my pelvis worse aswell as keeping my back feeling lovely and pain free.....not many heavily preggy ladies can brag about not having back pain. It has also improved my posture which inturn makes space for the baby so I don;t get that rip pain and breathlessness most ladies get at this stage.
I won;t get into weight, it;s none of your business LOL. I'll just leave it to your imagination, what do preggy ladies usually end up looking like when the most exercise they are allowed to do is yoga.....no cardio at all. I do have a rough plan of action for when the baby is born though.....there will not be any running for at least 6 weeks untill the relaxin hormone has left my body and my pelvis stops "floating" about. Then i will need an assesment from my physio to get the go-ahead but I pan on using my bike and walking to ease back into it all. I can't wait....seriously, I have been feeling very house bound and have had some very bad times here with it. Even something as simple as grocery shopping leaves me in agony with frozen peas down my pants (icing). My dear hubby has been wonderful though and gets just as frustrated as me and is always my soothing saviour when I lose the plot and break down.
The baby is doing great....as far as we know LOL. I can tell you this much, it is big and strong. My Obs is very helpful and sympathetic towards my condition, I am in great hands there. Too bad he is on holidays when I am due LOL.
Poppy has turned two, she can be quite the little miss at times and has driven me to breaking point several times over the last few months. She has been in a "big girl bed" for a while now and impressed us with the smooth transition. She makes us very proud.....when she is not having a tanty. I dunno how she is going to go with her new sibling......she talks to it through my belly and gives my belly kisses and even pokes it violently claiming it is "hiding". She is very cute. She always finishes a baby session by pulling my top down and saying goodbye "see you soon".
Anyway, as the darling put herself to bed at 6:45 tonight I should take it as a sign and have an early one myself.....you never know what sort of night it;s gonna be. Turning over in bed can be sheer agony and I often spend the night in alot of pain.....having said that it's been really good lately so I have to cash in on being "comfortable" LOL.
I will post some pics tomorrow when I get onto the big computer, I am on the laptop now.
Crissy, are you still in blogland? Sorry I don't get onto MSN anymore.......I just can't sit still long enough to have a conversation.....Anthea that goes for you too, don't think I have been avoiding you or the other juju's on MSN. XXX
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
I have however been having terrible sciatica troubles and lower back probs not to mention general leg pain for some reason, mainly my right leg. So yesterday I decided to bring the 3 wheeler out of retirement and go for our walk down my old running track off the concrete. Oh it was nice. We went for a quickly paced 5km walk. I wore my HRM and even had to back off a few times, funny cos I never once felt like I was puffing or I was uncomfortable but my HR was right up there LOL. I had to stop a fair few times, Poppy is not the best passenger and gets very restless, I took a sandwhich for her and plenty of her fav toys but she still got quite sooky towards the end. Lucky for me I had my trusty Ipod and just turned it up.
Anyway I had packed some cut up oranges in a cooler bag (my main craving these days) so after our walk we both sat at the lookout where I parked and dined on our nice cold and juicy oranges. Will certainly be making this a regular feature in my exerciese regime, it was much nicer than walking on the concrete paths around the estates.
I have been walking more than using the bike lately, mainly cos I just love the outdoors but when i do use the bike i am going really well and still enjoying it, except my left toes seem to always go numb.
As for my right leg and sciatica troubles, I saw my chiro today and she straight away asked what problems I have been having with my right leg as she notes my pelvis was twisted more then it ever has been. I suppose all I can do is keep having it adjusted and keep wearing my orthotics.
Baby is doing really well, kicking away as I type. My belly has popped heaps this week and I feel massive, I feel very pregnant and even feel like I am slowing. I have put on weight but not telling yas how much lol. I am trying not to but my whole body is changing, my arms are looking so flabby. My Jeans still fit but I can not do my buttons up.
Well that's it for this week. I think I am doing well but definately need to get bak to the core work, i spoke to my chiro about that today and she said I can still do planks so I will start those again. Hopefully that will help my lower back pain.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Now I knew the time would come that I would have to come in here and admit how lazy I have been and I have been putting it off & putting it off.
For the last two weeks I have done Sweet FA. I am not happy with myself, I am quite ashamed hence me not coming in here and owning up. I was eating really really well but had a few days where I started craving some crap foods and treated myself but felt crap for it so I have had to get tough and motivate myself to make my fruit platters each day again.
On the scales I have not put on too much weight at all but as I just told Crissy my Bum & thighs are gonna need their own post code the way I am going.
I have been itching to get back into it the last few days but the Peahen household was struch with Gastro starting with Poppy, it was not pretty. Cleaning up after her was exhausing enough but then I copped it which just made it all too much to handle. Mr Peahen copped it aswell but he is not the complaining type and just put himself to bed insisting he didn;t need any special treatment so he was very easy to take care of. Anyway today Poppy & I are much better & Mr Peahen is at golf so after her nap I had the urge to get back on my bike LOL. Actually I had the urge to go for a run but that is another story and I opted for the bike. While I was on the bike I cranked Poppy's fav CD (The Grates) and she danced for the whole 35 mins while I peddled. I keep a diary of each bike session, how many kms I manage in the 35mins and I have to say that I was almost spot on with my last session so I don;t think I have lost too much fitness as far as the bike is concerned.
SO yes, I mentioned wanting to go for a run. The urge does get to me at times and as vain as it sounds sometimes I think the only thing stopping me is how my enlarged arse is looking in my running pants. However I have messaged Crissy and asked her if she is willing to acompany me on a jog sometime soon. Even if I have to resort to a run/walk thingy to keep my HR in the guidelines, I am just kind of itching and will admit to running around the house at times when I have some spare energy to burn.
Pelvic issues: Yep they have started already, I have been scalded for the shoes I have been wearing this summer but I am not about to stick my feet in hot runners or workboots on a stinking hot day so as I can wear my orthotics. I am on the lookout for some flip flop style shoes with added support and may end up with some birkies (Thanks Em). If I remember correctly lace ups are a no go later in pregancy anyway. SO the pelvic issues, it's not too bad yet but it's there. Even just now on the bike I was experiencing the all too familiar groin pain associated with pelvic instability but not bad enough to stop. I am hoping by now I know my limits.
Have to try to keep up the upper body work with the resistance band, have to make more of an effort in general. I was soooo unfit in my last pregnancy and I have started this one much better off but have to maintain a level of fitness to some degree so as I am able to return to running once the baby is born and so I am able to handle labour better.
As for the baby, she seems to be growing and I am feeling the little kicks now. I am just over 16weeks right now and we have our next ultrasound in 3 weeks. I am showing but am very comfortable. My sports crop top still fits WHOO HOOOOO. My back has been a little agro so I must google some core exercises right now (well right after I pee, I am busting).
So there you go, I stay away for a few weeks and come back full of dribble. Oh yeah we had my brother & his family visit in those few weeks, was great to see my nieces again and for Poppy to meet her cousins at last. They are from Townsville.
Well thats enough crap from me. Will someone give me crap if I don;t come back again for a few weeks cos it can only mean I am being lazy, please go ahead and make me feel guilty. Anthea, we chat almost daily, keep telling me to get off my fat bum!!!!!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Apparently everything is looking great. Baby Peahen is measuring spot on for my dates. At one stage she had her hands tucked behind the back of her head as if she were kicking back on an ocean cruise LOL. We got a great shot of her on 3D but I am not going to post it cos there is alot of detail and a tad freaky looking. I am going to watch the video again as soon as I am finished here. Too early to get a look between the legs LOL but I am calling her a her for now.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Wednesday: 30mins on bike on hiking setting. Max HR 140 & fitball workout
Thursday: 30mins on Bike, hiking setting 8.82km max HR 142
Friday: 35mins on bike, hiking setting 10.42km max HR 145 and fitball workout
Saturday: 15mins on bike before giving up and just doing fitball exercises.
Tuesday: (today) 35mins bike on hiking. 10.53km max HR 149
I dunno what happened Saturday. My legs just felt like lead and They hurt so much I couldn;t go fast enought to get my HR up so I gave it a miss and decided not to push it and did a fitball WO instead. Sun & Mon I did absolutely NO exercise AAGGGGHHHHH.
Hopefully after tomorrow I will have some good news about our baby and some pictures.