Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Flu

The flu attacked our household last week. Olivia was the first to succum, throwing up before bed on Monday night (the 16th). She was sick all day Tuesday and then Kayley came down with it. She was up off and on all night throwing up and then around 1:30 am I joined her. Ugh. When Paul got up for work Wednesday morning, he, too, wasn't feeling so great so he stayed home (he would have had to anyway to help with the babies because I was in horrible shape). He and I were both just miserable and throwing up, not able to keep down even water. I felt so bad for the babies because we were both just laying around hardly able to move, let alone interact much with them. We managed to keep them fed (if you count pedialyte as being "fed") and changed but it was torture. Luckily, we felt way better the next day but the girls continued to have trouble keeping food down and then the diarrhea started. Now there's a good time--TWO babies with bad diarrhea! Whoo-hoo. Anyway, so far today there has been no vomitting and the poop appears to be returning to normal (TMI? Sorry...). I think they will be fully recovered within the next day or two, just in time for their first birthday party on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

10 pounds

Well, thanks to a bout with the flu last week I have hit the 10-pound mark! I am 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight and have just 7 to go to get back to my wedding weight (hopefully by our anniversary in May). I dug out a bunch of my pre-pregnancy clothes and tried them on and they fit! I now have dressy black pants again that aren't maternity. I can wear something besides jeans or khakis to church! Whoo-hoo! I'm looking forward to wearing my favorite capris this spring/summer and all the shorts that haven't fit since '06.

Friday, February 13, 2009

30 Day Shred

Friday was day 30 of the 30 Day Shred! I have completed 6 consecutive weeks of 5 days a week. Unfortunately, I've only lost about 5 pounds--not exactly "shredded". I had lost 7.2 as of a few weeks ago but I kind of fell off the healthy eating wagon Superbowl weekend and have gained a few back. I'm going to try and get back on track and hope to lose 3 pounds by the girls' birthday on the 28th.

Speaking of the girls' birthday, I can't believe it's almost here! They're almost one! Kayley started walking on my birthday (just before they turned 11 months) and Olivia is taking a step ot two here and there. I think she'll be walking by their birthday. I'm a little sad that they won't be babies anymore (sniff) but I'm also looking forward to all the fun things we'll get to do when they're a little older.