Thursday, June 12, 2008

Recent Happenings . . .

Justin started swim lessons two weeks ago and loves it! He takes them with his cousin David and I love watching them learn together. They have so much fun jumping off the diving board, doing "monkey walks" and singing songs in the pool. He didn't like putting his face under water at first but now he doesn't mind and he loves everything else. He looks forward to going every day and it has been nice to have an outdoor activity for him to do even though Isabelle and I melt! Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get very good pictures because I dropped our camera in the sand at Rocky Point and now it won't zoom but here are some anyways!

Doesn't he look excited! He really was but I guess just not to take a picture.

Justin and his cousin David

Robyn is excited that it's summer or more importantly, that school is over. It is hard to believe that she is going to be in fourth grade next year!

Robyn up in Payson

Isabelle had her 9 month check up this week and she apparently isn't as chubby as we all think she is! She was only 50% for both height and weight which is down from her last check up where she was 70% for both. She does still have quite a large head though at 77%! The doctor said everything else looks great and she is right on track developmentally. She is pulling herself up on everything and is getting very good at cruising. She even took two steps the other day when Dave stood her up and let go! She is growing up so fast. I won't post any pictures of her since I haven't taken any new ones since the last post.

As for me I am proud to announce that I have officially hit my goal weight! I have been on a 1450 calorie diet for the past two months, working out with a trainer and wearing the bodybugg. If you don't know what it is check out the website. I have lost 12 pounds and now that I'm at my goal I hope to keep going. I never thought that I would have to go on a diet since I was always skinny growing up but I am not one of those lucky people where the babyweight just melts away. Whoever said that nursing will make the weight disappear was a liar! It's been a lot of hard work but well worth it. I am not trying to brag but I decided I should post this so that when I am in the same situation after the next baby I can look back and remember that I lost the weight once and I can lose it again! Also, I woke up with two very swollen, red and itchy ears today! Definately not attractive! I think it is cellulitis (not to be confused with cellulite) which my college friends might remember that I had freshman year, but the doctor wasn't convinced and just sent me home with no help or medicine at all. I hope this goes away fast. . .

As for Dave, he was able to go on a three day campout with the YM a couple weeks ago and had a blast. Dave loves camping but unfortunately we have never been able to go as a family since camping with babies is not very fun! He was grateful for the opportunity. He has also been working out hard and is looking great! His birthday is this Saturday too! I have a fun day trip planned so more pictures will follow.

A big thanks to my parents for coming down this weekend to help with the kids and the house. We got a lot of the finishing touches done and hopefully the landscapers will finish soon so I can post pictures finally!


Joe and Melissa Vega said...

you go girl! i have never heard of the body bugg but that is such a great idea to have something to tell you how you are doing through the day. I hate counting calories. that is no fun. the only bad thing is everyone would see me wearing it at work:( too bad it isn't more discreet.

Andrew & Tara said...

Yay!!! I'm so proud of you!! That is so awesome about being to your goal weight. I feel ya about the whole nursing thing...I'm still waiting for my weight to melt off. That has to be the best feeling! And good for Dave too. I have been trying to get Andrew to work out for like 5 YEARS!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

I'm so glad your son likes swimming lessons. That makes is so much easier!

I just heard about the bodybugg but your the first I've heard back from about results! That's awesome. And I think you should totally be allowed to brag about that. . .its hard work.

I can't wait to see your landscaping a trip pictures. See you soon.

Nutts said...

Good work JIllyn! Losing weight takes such dedication! You're awesome :) Chad & Dave are doing so good too, i'm trying not to be jealous or angry at all 3 of you....melting the pounds away as I put them on, not nice!.....I bet Justin has so much fun swimming, & I know what you mean about melting away while you wait at lessons. My girls are all doing swim team & I'm drenched in sweat-seriously gross.

Joe and Melissa Vega said...

thx for letting dave go to parker this weekend. we reallly appreciate the help.