Two Months Old

Our little Miss Nora is two months old, I can’t believe it, the time really does go fast.  I am definitely enjoying every minute (especially since we spend every minute together!!).  It’s so fun to watch her discover new things and grow.  Her laugh is so cute, quaint and contagious, she’s discovered her hand and likes to suck on it, she’s holding her head up really well–just a little unsteady, usually sleeps for 6 hours at night (yay!), loves when daddy tickles her, and is just a happy baby overall–only fusses when she is hungry or the infrequent breakdowns from gas 😦

Daddy and I are loving every minute with this little girl and can’t wait to do more fun activities with her.  Happy 2 months sunshine!

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I could listen to this laugh all day!!

Sunday Funday

Yes I am a day late and a dollar short, but I never PROMISED that this would be a daily blog, just that I would do my best.  Honestly sometimes I just don’t have time, and by the time I get Nora settled into bed and me in bed, I just want to read and relax, not sit on the computer.

Sundays are Cory’s only day off so we try and spend it together.  He did want to go fishing and I felt like staying at home–big surprise– (it was a dreary, cloudy day); he decided to stay home with his girls and we spent the majority of the day being lazy (that’s what Sundays are for, right!?).

Cory found a new way to calm Nora down.  Although I am sure it won’t always work, and it may have entertained us (and the dog) more than her.

Ladies Night

Last night I had a few of my Crossfit gals over for dinner and craft night.  Needless to say all we did was eat and chat, no crafts were done, but it was such a good time.  Since having Nora, and frankly even before then, I’ve been quite a hermit, so it was nice to socially interact with some great women who all bring something different to the table, literally and figuratively.  It was nice to catch up and talk with adults, since my life has been consumed by an infant lately.  That filled my socialization duties for the week. 😉

By 9pm though, Nora had had enough.  Either too much interaction or she didn’t feel well because she let loose!  Luckily my wonderful friends cleaned up, which was a big load off of back.

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Body After Baby

I’m still working up to Crossfitting more than 2-3 times a week (prep-pregancy I was working out 5-6x/week).  Some days I just don’t feel like it and want to cuddle with Nora, other days I know I just haven’t eaten enough to sustain me through the WOD (workout of the day) and still breastfeed my daughter.  I’m still getting back into the swing of things.  I ended up buying my barbell, some weights and pull-up bar.  I figure it’ll be more likely for me to get a WOD in at home then load up Nora, make sure she’s fed, and go to the gym. At least in these first months while she is basically exclusively breastfed, that’ll be my best bet in getting in a workout.  I know it takes time to get your body back after a baby, and I am trying to not be too hard on myself for it.  But it makes it even harder to look at my body right now and not be critical–I was in the best shape of my life before I got pregnant.  And while I don’t regret anything about being pregnant or having my daughter, I am still my hardest critic–which most women are.  I’m still learning and I think will forever be working on my self-image and being confident.  I recently saw a blurb on women and self worth, and the motto was: I AM ENOUGH!  Yes I am.

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My Growing Belly

YES, I have already given birth and am no longer pregnant. BUT I took a lot of time and energy into taking progressional belly photos so damn it I need to post them somewhere! I loved watching and feeling my belly grow. It really is a miracle to have a life growing inside of you. I mean, just saying it sounds impossible. And I know for some women it is, had I not been able to go through treatment it would’ve been for me. I am very appreciative of my fortunes and that I got to bring this wonderful life into the world.

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You Are My Sunshine

Yesterday we went to visit Grandma Jannie and Grandpa Roy.  Roy is battling esophageal cancer and has good days and bad.  He was having a rough morning, but said seeing Nora helped brighten his day dramatically.  He was like the paparazzi with her and Janet, taking snapshot after snapshot.  This family has had its fair share of bad luck these past few years, not so much ‘bad luck’ as unfortunate and heartbreaking events.  Everyone was really counting on our child to bring some sunlight into this family (needless to say that made me even more nervous that something was going to go wrong!).

Nora has done just that; brought smiles to people’s faces who otherwise have had more reasons to cry.  She really has been a ray of sunshine in our lives.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

You make me happy when skies are grey

You’ll never know dear how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away.

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Things I Love

Cory says that I ‘hate’ a lot of things.  And while it sounds a little harsh, I do think I use the  word ‘hate’ loosely and maybe too often.

Me: ‘I hate how that person drives’, ‘I hate when my water is too cold’, ‘I hate how this blanket is really soft on one side and not the other’, ‘I hate people who have bad grammar’, ‘I hate lol’, etc. etc.  The list could literally go on, and on.

So because of this I thought I would make a list of things I love, especially since becoming a mother.  And maybe I will try and replace ‘hate’ with ‘dislike’ and stop finding one thing about everything that I ‘dislike’….just maybe.

♥ I love being a mother!

♥ I love how Nora smiles with her whole face, her eyes light up, and those dimples!

♥ I love watching Cory interact with Nora

♥ I love Crossfit and the lifelong friends I have made because of it

♥ I love having muscles and being able to do things for myself

♥ I love being lazy on Sundays with my sweet little family

♥ I love when Nora falls asleep in my arms

♥ I love when Cory says “You look beautiful”, when I have no makeup on and my hair is a mess

♥ I love that I have amazing friends in my life, who would do anything for me, and now Nora

♥ I love this beautiful family Cory and I are building.

There is something every day to be grateful for, and these are just a few.

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Got a good workout in today with two of my favorites and Carisse got to love on Nora Jane

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