Monday, January 18, 2010

We're Still Here!

No, we haven't fallen off the face of the planet, but we have been too "bogged" down to "blog". :) (Lame, I know!) Anyway, here are a few things the have been going on in our little world...

1. Michael turned 7 months old and christened it with the emergence of two adorable bottom teeth. Yes, two at the exact same time - poor kid! He has developed a strong aversion to baby food and would prefer to dine on turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes like us regular people. He fusses so badly watching me fit colorful morsels of varies sizes and textures into my mouth while he has to endure mush-like carrots, peas and the likes. No, not even a teething biscuit will suffice. He must sense it is meant for babies and will therefor get very little satisfaction from it. I remember this well. My other children preferred to graduate to more adult-like food very soon after food was even introduced into their diet, so to speak. I like it better this way, anyhow. Less baby food to purchase and I can move right on to simply mashing up normal food or cooking vegetables a little longer to make them softer for him, or giving him tiny pieces off my plate. (Please withhold your comments about how you made your own baby food. It will only make me feel inferior as I know I should, but opt out instead for convenience - hey, it's organic now, organic!)

2. I have officially gotten down to "pre-Michael" weight. Now, as that is something to rejoice about I still was carrying around about 4 pounds more than I care to, so I'm still working on it, but I'm so happy all the extra from the previous pregnancy is OFF!!! (sure took long enough...grumble, grumble)

3. Seth is enjoying his MMA classes and I must say is doing smashingly (pun intended...sort-of:). Previously he'd come back and tell me he got tapped out hundreds of times but now he's telling me he's tapping all these other guys out and hardly getting tapped out himself. I knew he'd be a natural at this! Also, there is a guy there almost 400lbs and Seth grapples with him and sometimes gets him into submissions! Since Seth is one of the bigger guys in the group he often will "roll" (their termonology for grappling) with this guy though others refuse. Seth knows working with a bigger guy will improve his skills and strength.

4. My precious girls are just that - girls. The enjoy giggling, dressing up, baking cookies, coloring and playing pretend. They also adore Michael and smother him with their efforts be "momma". Katrina is always talking about us having lots more babies and when she grows up having a lot too! Shiona is still learning about being the big sister and is becoming quite the little helper.

5. Oh yeah, I turn *coughs* 27 *coughs* a few weeks back. Seems like all the sudden I sound older, like an actual adult instead of a "youth" though I certainly never see myself like that. I think I stopped aging in my mind at 20 or so.

So, to end this I will add a few holiday pics of us. We had a wonderful time visiting with siblings that live far away or go to college and hanging out with friends and family that we love.

Ok, weird. Strike that last paragraph. Apparently I haven't downloaded the holiday pics from my camera yet. Oh well...later!


...the greatest of these is Love. said...

Hi Karen! Great news about losing baby weight! What's your secret? I have a few months before it's my turn to try and start fitting in my pre-baby clothes.
Don't you just love it when kids come up with ideas about lots more babies!

Seth and Karen's blog said...

Hi Carrie,

So glad to hear from you. I know you're probably focusing on preparations for the arrival of your third little girl! I'm very excited for you guys and hope the rest of your pregnancy goes really well.

Yes, the children are so funny about Mommy having lots of babies. If they only knew!

No secret about losing baby weight! Just eating right (my biggest weakness, hence why it took 7 months!) exercise and consistency! However, I would definitely recommend kettlebells and high intensity interval training for quick, effective workouts. All you need is 20 minutes and for a mom of 3 that is about all you can give!

Good luck and God bless!

Denise said...

Hey Karen,

I just wanted to say I LOVE the personality I see emerging in Michael! His attitude toward food is funny. You know, before coming to NC, I bought a bunch of baby food at the store. Typically, I only buy like $8 month, getting her cereal, Puffs, and then carrots (since you're not suppose to make those on your own). But that trip, I think I spent like $20 or something ridiculous! I was trying to make sure I had plenty of jars so that when I went here and there, she always had food ready/available. So I see why you'd want your kids to graduate to table-food anyway. In essence, that's what I've been doing with her food anyway. She really loves our spiced food over her bland stuff anyway. I just hate the sugar/salt I've added to ours, so I've tried to make it and pull hers our first, before I unhealthy it up. :)

I'm SO impressed about your pre-Michael weight! I can't wait to SEE you. You always, always, always have inspired me to never SETTLE for my post-baby body. To push for better than before, because I have seen you get there! Yes, you have had a hotter body post babies than before... So why not push myself? The amazing thing is how you do it and remain such a balanced wife/mother. If only I could live next to you and just watch you.

I cannot WAIT for Elyana to show us even more of her girly side. Already we see it, and it melts my heart.

I don't feel like 28 (almost 29) either. Huh.