Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pregnancy Weight Gain

Do you hate it when people ask how much weight you gained with your pregnancy? After I lost all the pregnancy weight from Talmage, I was happy to tell anyone that I gained 50 lbs. But now, being pregnant again, I feel like I'm becoming obsessed with my pregnancy weight gain and I feel bad for how much I've gained. It can be so frustrating. I feel like I have to be on a diet and never give in to cravings or I'll gain 2-3 lbs in a day. And, with my luck, those 2-3 lbs usually stay for good. It's so hard because I crave sweets all the time but I can hardly ever eat them, in fear of gaining too much weight. I want to enjoy this pregnancy and eat what I want but I just can't. I'm determined to only gain around 25-30 lbs but it's so hard. I've been working out this pregnancy too, but I don't know how much it's helping the weight gain. I'm just getting kind of down and discouraged about it. I stress out everytime I get weighed at the doctor. I feel so embarrassed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Talmage's Bday

Talmage turned 2 on Monday, August 30. We had a family party with aunts, uncles, grandparents and LOTS of cousins on Saturday the 28th. Our neighborhood has a huge pool and splash pad so we had the party there. My sister, Sariah, made him a Darth Vadar cake that he LOVED! On his birthday, we ate cereal, had ding-dongs and he opened his presents. We hid them throughout the family room and he had to find them. After he opened all his presents, we brought his tricycle out. It was by far his favorite toy. Then he got to play with all his toys. After that, we headed off to lunch at this favorite place, Chick-fil-A. He got a kid's meal and played in the play area with daddy. He had a blast! Once we ere finished, we went to Build-a-Bear where he got to make his first bear. And of course, it was a Star Wars bear. After a nap, he was ready to go again. We went to Peter Piper Pizza for dinner and played lots of games and won prizes. On the way home, we picked up his free dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme. We had such a fun day!