Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Weekly Recap #25

I honestly didn't think that work would have me as exhausted as it has, but when I get home hardly feel up to doing anything. Thanks to the 21 Day Fix program, I do work out every day though. I had planned to work out in the mornings before work, but I already get up between 4:00 and 4:30 am, so doing anything extra is just unrealistic. When I get home I work out, eat, and then hang out with the kids until bedtime. As you can imagine, housework has taken a backseat, and I just can't find it in me to care. Here's how my week went.


Monday was another tough day. Peyton's breathing issues have been more pronounced, and I was advised to take him to the ER...again.

Thankfully, he is still getting enough oxygen, but I was told that he has tracheomalacia (which he has had since birth because he was born early). The condition has been more pronounced lately because he also has bronchiolitis AND croup (STILL!).

All of this sounds way worse than it is. Tracheomalacia just means that he has underdeveloped trachial rings that he will eventually outgrow. The bronchiolitis starts like a common cold. It progresses to coughing, wheezing, and sometimes difficulty breathing. Symptoms may last for a week to a MONTH! He was prescribed a steroid and I pray he will soon be on the mend.


On Tuesday I was FINALLY able to pick up my car from the shop after the accident. She's now back in my garage where she belongs.

As you can see, Peyton still doesn't feel well. I haven't noticed any difference with taking the steroid.

He did discover himself in the bathroom mirror during bathtime though. So cute!

Lauryn loves talking up a storm. She's still not a fan of the black box I hold in front of her face to record though. She shies away when I hold the phone too close. But trust me, she has LOTS to say!


He looks like he's happy, but definitely still under the weather, :(


Working out with my favorite workout partner.

He loves falling asleep like this.


Nice day for a photo shoot! Even after taking a photography class, I'm still using my cellphone to take pictures.

This is now one of my favorite pictures EVER!


Saturday was a super busy day! I started my morning with a 5K run at the Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. I hope to do a separate post on that experience.

Then is was off to my dad's COLLEGE GRADUATION!!! Getting there, there was a TON of traffic due to this:

Evidently, there was an Anime Conference that weekend near the place the graduation was held. So strange to see! And I was just really upset because I thought we would miss the graduation.

BUT...luckily we made it just in time.

All the grandkids that made it to the ceremony. 3 of mine were missing. :(


Sunday was just another photoshoot day. And STILL without the nice camera. Filters courtesy of Instagram.

LOVE her blue eyes! Peytie's changed long ago. It's surprising how long hers have stayed blue. I'm not sure if my husband has anyone in his family with blue eyes, but I know my grandpa on my mom's side did. So there's still a chance they'll stay!

For the 4th week in a row - FOUR WEEKS! - I have maintained my diet and exercise schedule. I owe it all to the awesome program that 21 Day Fix is. Next week I'll be streaming different workouts on the Team Beachbody website to change it up a bit before the next challenge starts on June 6th. At this point, I can share that I have lost 10 POUNDS so far. Still aways to go, but I'm happy with my results. I haven't measured inches lost yet though. I'm just gonna keep on keepin' on!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Four Month Doctor Appointment

The twins had their four month doctor appointment two weeks ago! After Peyton's last appointment, and the car accident that followed, I have to say that I wasn't thrilled to return to the doctor's office. You gotta do what you gotta do, so we headed back to the office for their four month checkup.

This visit was super-quick. Doc came in and checked the babies. Lauryn, as usual was her happy self.

And Peyton, of course, was not.

Both babies were growing well. One surprise was Peyton's weight. For the first time, he weighs more than Lauryn does! Quite the chunker! He was still sick though and doc agreed that he is much weaker than Lauryn. Poor baby...I have such a soft spot for that boy. When the visit was over, it was selfie time before the babies got their shots. Overall, a very short visit.

Lauryn still has those baby blue eyes! I will miss them when they're gone.

Their next visit is at 6 months!

Lauryn Elizabeth

Weight: 14 lb 7 oz (54th percentile)  Gained 2 lb 12 oz since their two month appointment!

Height: 23.5" (11th percentile)

Head Circumference: 40 cm (30th percentile)

Peyton James

Weight: 15 lb 7 oz (47th percentile) Gained 4 lbs 5 oz since their two month appointment! Went from the 12th percentile to the 47th percentile since our last visit.

Height: 23.5" (2nd percentile)

Head Circumference: 42.5 cm (74th percentile)
Monday, May 16, 2016

Weekly Recap #24

Lots of great things this week, and I finished Week 2 of the 21 Day Fix! Just one more week and I will have finished a full round! I'll let you know how it was at the end of next week, but - short teaser - I am VERY pleased! Here's how the rest of the week was for the fam!


Monday was a GREAT day! After 9 years at my previous company, I started A NEW JOB!!! It felt really weird to drive to a new location in the morning, but I am very happy. Missed those babies though!



Wednesday I got a keratin treatment!!! I'm so excited. It's supposed to last 6 months and I'm really excited about that!


Wednesday I made these mini meatloafs and they were DELISH!


With my workout buddy! Brayden has been working out with me every day after work. We both love it!


Saturday was a SUPER fun day! Our town hosted an Open House at their public works facility. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it was - by far - my favorite city event that we have attended. Indoor touch-a-truck, truck rides, goodies, lunch & snacks. All FREE! We had a blast!!!

We even hung out with our mayor!

Brayden helped make a street sign.

Taking a ride on the snow plow!

Lovin' their daddy!

Tummy time!


Sunday morning I took a photography class to try and better understand my camera. It's going to take me lots of practice, but I'm gonna have to learn how to use this thing.

Just wanted to show a little more of what we go through when trying to feed Lauryn. This girl can't keep still!

We also attended a birthday party for one of Brayden's friends. It was at a local karate school and now Brayden can't stop talking about karate! He was given a free month pass so I think I'm gonna have to sign him up. SO. MUCH. FUN.

The Three Amigos, Cousins Edition!

Breaking a board!

Super cool goodies!

Met all three goals for the THIRD week in a row! The 21 Day Fix program is kickin' my butt, but is still awesome. Hoping I start dropping these pounds!

Weekly Goals:
  • Goal #1: Log calories everyday this week. 
  • Goal #2: Work out 3 times this week. 
  • Goal #3: Drink at least 6 cups of water every day.