26 June 2008

The Weigh In

Last week i took drastic action. I joined Weight Watchers! I figured that it had been three months since Spencer was born and i immediately lost 6 kg at that point. And that was it. Three months later here i am still 15kg overweight!
It's hard to eat well around Kylie though, who just eats whatever she wants and doens't get fat. Don't you hate that.
So anyhow, i tried to stop eating junk and eat less. I started exercising. But with no results happening, i decided it was time to put some effort in. Not sure if you've ever been to weight watchers - i have - i think it's a great idea, because it's not pre-prepared meals it's about learning how to eat better in the real world. It's also motivating. A bit kitsch, sure, but motivating nevertheless. And it's really cool to see the same people each week and see them losing weight and feeling good about themselves, i'm all for it.
Tomorrow is my first weigh in. I've been really good all week and have been cooking up a storm of low fat, healthy, yummy meals all week long. So fingers crossed for tomorrow!

25 June 2008

What's happening here??

It seems that we've already becomed accustomed to almost full nights sleep and a baby that just goes to bed and doesn't compain. This week, Spencer has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works. He's decided to stop feeding properly and he now fusses and complains once you've burped him, so that he doens't take the bottle again once you've stopped. This has resulted in him not getting the same amounts of food that he was getting. He's now started waking overnight much earlier and has become harder to settle both during the day and at night.
It's taken me back to the early weeks when everything was much more difficult - feeding, sleeping, settling.
I really hope that it's just some sort of phase.....

New Developments

Little Spence did something new today. He has been moving his arms around for a while, but today, he was moving with alot more purpose, reaching toward things. I had this little bear thing and he was holding it (once i'd kind of propped it in the right spot!). It's really cool to see him do new things. Already throughout the day i've seen more and more instances of him reaching at things. It's like they learn a new skill all of a sudden and then they're off and running with it!

09 June 2008

Relaxing baby massage

Today was our fourth mother's group session. I think it's a nice concept having a new mother's group. You do get to see lots of other really cute babies, which is great. Of course, because Spencer has two mums, we both went to them - which was probably a novel concept for some of the mothers there.
We did baby massage today. The babies hated it - and within about 5 minutes we had a chorus of 11 screaming babies - with Spencer leading the way. It was hilarious!!

05 June 2008

Ten things i love about Spence

1. The little face he pulls when he's talking.

2. The big stretch.

3. The star fish pose when he's sleeping.

4. His smile.

5. His smell - a mixture of baby, bath lotion and amilyn washing liquid on his clothes.

6. His soft fluffy hair.

7. His little grunting face when he's doing a poo.

8. His little turtle head.

9. His grumpy face.

10. When you've just fed him and he gets 'heavy head'.

02 June 2008

Getting up to date

Seeing that i haven't really been posting frequently and am only just getting this blog up to date, here's a few of our favourite pics showing little Spence 'growing up' over the last 12 weeks:

And here is one that i made:

Talking and Smiling

The little boy is smiling and talking heaps now. It's sooo cute!