Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekend Recap and Weight Loss Update

This past weekend Finn and I traveled back home to my parents for my best friend's baby shower. Tom had to work the weekend at the hospital (physical therapists have to work one weekend every 6 weeks for his job) so Finn and I were on our own. Thankfully he loves the car and passed right out for the entire 3 hour drive. We had lots of fun with grandma and I'm so happy Finn was able to meet my best friends finally :) Here are a few pictures from our weekend and below that is my weight loss update!

Finnegan with the Square and his future best friend in Eileen's belly!

Finn looks so little in these pictures even though he's 7.5 weeks and the size of a three month old!

First trip to the mall with grandma picking up some 3-6 month sleepers!

My parents dog, Buster, wouldn't leave Finn's side all weekend!

 Weight Loss Update!

8/21 weight = 160
9/6 weight = 156.6
9/20 = 154.2
Weight Loss in two weeks = 2.4lbs
Total Weight loss = 5.8lbs
Weight Loss to go = 19.2lbs

9/30 = 155
10/12 = 150
11/21 = 145
1/31 = 140
3/31 = 135

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday

As Finn was sleeping this afternoon I became sentimental and started to look through all of my pictures in iPhoto. I figured I would share a few of my favorites for Throwback Thursday...enjoy!

Me and Tom's little sister the summer after freshman year in college - and she's still that crazy!

Carly and I at a party at my house the summer after sophomore year in college - I can't wait to see her in less than two weeks!

In Washington D.C. the summer after freshman year in college, I think.

When I was a bridesmaid in my cousin Meghan's wedding my Junior year of college - still one of my favorite dresses that I hope I will fit back into!

Summer 2010 in Kennebunk, ME!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Life Lately in Pictures

Since I haven't posted much since Finnegan was born, I figured I would just post a bunch of pictures since we are now taking MILLIONS of pictures!

Our first real family outing to Long Trail Brewery!

At Tom's cousin's wedding where Finn slept the whole time !

Sleeping on dad's lap at the wedding.

We attempted the NY State Fair and saw the butter sculpture!

A little catnap at the Fair.

Only two hours at the Fair since Finn wasn't a fan!

Homemade Sangria!

He thinks his name is funny when mom says "Finnegan!" in a high pitched voice!

Took a day trip to walk around Lake George!

The start of our brewery tour at Fiddlehead.

Magic Hat!

Family picture at Magic Hat.

Busy day in Burlington!

Finnigan's Pub in Burlington so of course we had to get a drink [ even if it's spelt wrong! ]

Allagash White at the pub.

HeadyTopper at the pub.

Oh the Vermont State Fair [ a liiiittle smaller than the NY ]

First trip to the Rutland "mall." 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Post Baby Weight Loss Week 2 Update!

It's been two weeks since I first posted on my post baby weight loss journey and not much has changed. I'm eating the same and walking at least 3-4 times a day and I'm really trying to use my abs when walking to stand up tall and walk faster. I can't wait to start running again even though I know it will be very hard at first but I honestly can't wait!!! I'm going to start the Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred on September 12 since we have a wedding on October 12 and I'd love to fit into some of my old dresses so I don't have to buy a new one, which would also be in a bigger size which would also be slightly depressing. 

8/21 weight = 160
9/6 weight = 156.6
Weight Loss in two weeks = 3.4lbs
Total Weight loss = 3.4lbs
Weight Loss to go = 21.6

The weight loss is still pretty steady which I wasn't totally expecting, but I'm happy it is. I'm really hoping that once I actually start to workout the weight will really begin to come off and I'll be more toned as well. Below are my goals and new updated pictures [ excuse my crazy hair and makeupless face! ] . I definitely feel like I'm starting to tone a bit more but it's definitely still hard to look at older pictures of myself with a flat stomach. And to think that back then I was so hard on my body when in fact I looked awesome! Anyways here is the progress so far...

9/30 = 155
10/12 = 150
11/21 = 145
1/31 = 140
3/31 = 135


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy 1 Month Finnegan

Wow, this has been the quickest month of my life by far, but definitely the best too. We have been blessed with an amazing baby that we love more than we ever thought possible. I've decided to write letters to him every month with his developments, what makes him happy and sad and how we're doing as a family. And some pictures of the cutest baby ever :)

Dear Finnegan,
   I can't believe you have already been here for one month! It has been the quickest month which makes me both happy and sad. Happy to watch you grow up but sad that you will soon be graduating kindergarden, 6th grade, high school, college and then you'll be getting married and having your own kids. I know I'm getting ahead of myself but I know it will all be going by too quickly.
   You are a pretty big boy but to us you still seem so little. You eat A LOT and your dad and I are reluctantly waiting for the days [ years is more like it ] when you eat us out of house and home. Luckily you sleep amazing as of now, between 5-7 hours at a time and then we put you into bed with us and you sleep for another 3 hours. You barely cry unless you are hungry and you would rather nap in my arms than in your seat. You hate having your diaper changed, which is pretty often but when you're cranky and can't fall asleep we put you in your moby wrap and you pass right out.
   You are starting to smile when mommy and daddy smile at you and when I talk in a high pitched voice. You hate the pacifier and instead you love sucking on dad's pinky. We've taken you on a few trips and you pass right out when you're in the car which is a good thing since we'll be taking lots of trips in the next year.
   I can't wait to see what the next month will bring. Mommy and daddy love you very much and we're so happy to have such an amazing little boy in our lives!