Thursday, Jan 24 2008 - EZR SMILED (on purpose)!
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Ellen smiled at us! Three times! She has a gorgeous smile - one large dimple on her right cheek and one small one on her left cheek. She is 1 month old today. I cannot believe how fast it has gone. I am so happy that I just APPRECIATE her so much - what a gift that is after Will, over whom I was just in a daze most of the time. I feel like I'm paying attention the way I should to Ellen. It makes me happy.
She is all eyes. These huge, jet blue eyes. Definitely an old soul.
Will is doing better and better with her and is seeming less and less upset when either Steve or I are taking care of her.
I decided (and got Steve's buy-in) that we will wait until later in the year to try to actively potty train Will. I think that although he shows many of the signs of being ready, he's not quite physiologically/cognitively aware enough to assist us in the training to any great degree. And since we have no rush, why not wait until he's a little more mature, which will hopefully shorten the training time from months to weeks. The only "deadline" we have is that I would like him in preschool by early '09. Life is stressful enough without potty training at the moment.
I'm so hungry on 1400 calories a day. I can't imagine having to go down to 1200. Ugh. Best not to think about it right now. On the other hand, my 20 minutes of working out/day are going well. I am feeling strong, which I like. I'm not getting enough protein. I think that probably contributes to my hunger, but I'm still trying to figure out how to work it in.
At my bimonthly MOPS group, the last topic we discussed was romance. There was some good discussion at my table about why and how we let the romance slip post-children. One woman said she just didn't feel good about her body post-baby. It made me think - I'm actually not self conscious of my body post-baby with Steve. Not sure if that's good or bad, but I'll appreciate it anyway, since there are plenty of other reasons that romance slips. (Romance is on my mind since we're approaching the time when we can - ahem - be intimate again.) My body certainly isn't anything to wolf-whistle over right now, but for some reason (maturity? resignation) I'm just not obsessed with the issue. Weird. Even though all I see at night when I'm feeding Ellen are infomercials for weight loss programs.
Speaking of, do any of you recommend the Slim in Six workout DVDs? My challenge is that even when I'm back to normal, I'm not going to devote more than 30 minutes to working out each day, and finding a complete workout in that timeframe isn't easy - I always end up doing DVDs piece-meal since most of them are more in the 45 - 60 minute range.