I have received some concerned comments from you all wondering where I am, and I am still here. But this blog has had to take a bit of a break for a few reasons.
One of the reasons is that I really needed some time to get me and my home in order. Sometimes something's got to give, and this time it was my blog. I hope you all forgive me for that.
Another reason is because a few things have happened recently that would require some explaining on my part, and I honestly wanted to wait to see how things played out before coming to you all with explanations (see this coming Thursday's post for more on this. Nothing like suspense!).
In the meantime, let me tell you what is going on here.
First of all, this little girl
In fact, it is a miracle I got her to sit still long enough to take this photo. She is 33" long, which keeps her in the 100th percentile for her age. She's going to be tall like her mama!
W--e are also teaching her the importance of sitting still and having self-control. So we began blanket training last month and are working on her sitting quietly and playing on her blanket for increasing amounts of time.
Other big news is that we are moving (more about that in another post). We have a little over a month to go before the big day, but I am already packing with a quota of 2 boxes per day. I am hoping to approach the day prepared and not frantic.
The Grit class cost money and my husband was on board with it, but now I am back to doing it the "free" way, which means I'm back at my Les Mills Body Pump class, while also doing Les Mills Body Combat videos at home. I weigh 2 pounds more than I did when I got pregnant and 8 pounds more than I was when we got married, but mostly that is my diet's fault. I am really enjoying ice cream lately! Plus I have lots more muscle and that weighs more. and I'm still nursing.
Are those enough excuses?
Easter allowed us to get this beautiful family photo at our friends' home.
My husband had a very busy work schedule so I decided to take Victoria on an extended 10-day trip to visit my family out-of-state. There is nothing as sweet as watching other people love on your baby. Here is us enjoying some time with my mom.
Oh, and I don't know if I mentioned this before my hiatus, but I changed my hair! Most women experience hair-loss after having a baby and I suffered it in the extreme. I swear I lost about half of my hair. I was feeling a little down about it and my hair had become very limp and thin. So my brother's wife, who is a great stylist in Nashville helped me out and gave me a fresh style. She cut a significant amount off and gave me a long angled bob. She also added a couple highlights for fun.
Glad to be back!