Sunday, June 6, 2010

So busy!

Lately, we've been so busy! Seems like I have even less time to relax (is that possible?). Last weekend was Memorial Day, so on Sunday we went to a graduation party for Vince's oldest nephew. He graduated from the Naval Academy. Here's a pic with Karl (so handsome!) and my little sailor:

Although I don't care too much for Vince's family, we had a nice time seeing everyone. Especially since most of the family hadn't met Maura yet...I know she's almost 5 Months old...don't ask. So anyway, then on Monday we went to a BBQ at my parents house. Here's my little bathing beauty, and my niece and nephew:

Then today we had another graduation party for my cousin Marc. It was nice. No pics just yet. Maura so far has been pretty good at the parties, but she refuses to eat. For one, we can't really warm her bottles and for two, my kid is beyond nosey. She cannot concentrate on what she's doing because she's way to worried about what everyone else is doing. She's definitely my kid! LOL
On another note, I lost around 10 pounds. At one point, I know I was down 13 pounds, but I suck and haven't been really strict with my diet so I'm sure it's not that much anymore. And I really need to get my ass in gear to exercise, but who the hell has the time for that? It's been so hot out lately, too, and by the time I can get Maura and myself ready to go, I feel like it's too hot out there for her and her breathing issues. blah. This weight loss thing is horrible. I'm so frustrated with having to work so hard when it comes so easily to other women. It's a constant battle and I hate it. I see so many things about women with babies a lot younger than Maura fitting back into their pre-pregnancy clothes and blah blah blah. And it pisses me off, for real. I lost 10 pounds right after she was born, which was probably all fluid, and then nothing. NOTHING more than that. UGH. I'm so uncomfortable in everything I put on because I feel like I look fat and disgusting and it's so upsetting. I hate looking at myself in pictures or in the mirror. And not for nothing, but dieting is not only annoying, but it's also expensive and inconvenient.
This Wednesday, I'm going to go to a post-partum support group thingy with my friend, Dot and our daughters. I'm really looking forward it! It'll be nice to spend some time with Dot and other women with babies. I really hope it's supportive and all that.


  1. Maura looks so adorable in her sailor outfit and 2-piece!! And congrats on the weight loss!! 10 lbs is awesome. I know how hard the struggle is and even though it may feel like its easy for everyone else you're not alone. I feel the same way on a daily basis.

  2. The picture of Maura in her dress is just the cutest thing ever!!

    I could have written the part about weight loss myself. I loathed seeing anything about women fitting into their pre-pg jeans when their babes were 6 weeks old. It made me ache. Just know that the hard work from a pain in the ass diet WILL pay off. It'll be worth it!!

  3. Congrats on the 10lbs!!! I am so proud of you. I fit into maybe 1/4th of my pre-preggo clothes. And those are t-shirts and sweats! Maura is growing so beautifully and she is such a precious little lady.