Friday, January 25, 2013

weigh in ~ advice needed ~ cuteness

Third weigh in today and I lost 1.6 pounds!!

My new weight is 189.4!!!

I was a little worried that maybe I didn't lose anything, because I only exercised one time this week.  Thursday evening and went walking/jogging using my Couch to 5k app.  I really enjoy it, but it's hard to find the time.  Now that our weather is warming up a bit, I might be able to jog through the neighborhood more often. 

I thought I was going to die during the last few minutes of my  jog!!

I am so pumped to be in the 180's!!  I'm hoping since I'm blogging about it and putting it out there for the whole world to see that I won't mess up!!  I really don't ever want to be in the 190's again!

I just noticed how many exclamation points I've used so far.  I will try and scale back a bit.

On a completely different note, Jackson has been extremely defiant and hard headed lately.  On top of that he is not sleeping well.  I'm walking on egg shells around him lately.  He did have a virus early this week, but the only symptom was a fever and it was gone within 48 hours.  I guess it's just a phase.  A phase I'd rather skip!

His sleeping bad is nothing new lately.  For the past month he's been waking up at odd hours for no apparent reason, other than to make our lives miserable.  He is not usually grumpy, just awake.  Usually it's around 4 am and Brent or I would go get him and just put him in bed with us.  But 9 times out of 10 he wouldn't go back to sleep.  He would lay between us, drink his bottle, flip and turn back and forth, and talk and talk and talk.  

Finally, last night we decided that we would stop putting him in bed with us.  We would just let him cry it out, like we did when we stopped rocking him.  

Well this morning instead of 4 am, he woke up at 2:45.  So I stick to my guns and I let him cry it out.  I know there is nothing wrong with him and there's no reason he should be awake.  After 45 minutes I decide to go bring him a bottle and rock him a little.  

I can't sleep if I know he is up crying.  So I rock him about 10 minutes and he snoring.  As soon as I lay him down he wakes up and cries for another hour before he passes out.  

I'm not sure what to do.  I prayed constantly for the entire two hours I was up listening to him.  
Brent and I both work and have to get up early and we are just at the end of our rope.  All this just started in December.  Before that he slept great!!  We have regular bedtime routine every night.

Any advice is welcome!

Thank goodness he is soooo cute!!

He can slide down by himself now pretty well. 

Yummy fruit gummies in the dirt!!

I just let him eat them too!  
 A little dirt never hurt anybody!

Can you tell he's my third child?? 

After 3 you stop caring quite as much about stuff like that.

Seriously though I will take any advice from anyone who has been through this kind of thing before.  


  1. Well I am in place to give advice, but what just crossed my mind is maybe he's in a growth spurt and a little hungrier than usual. Maybe he has had a few bad dreams and is scared to go back to sleep. I have no idea how you would combat that, but it could maybe be part of it. Hopefully he'll outgrow it soon and need (and get) that sleep as badly as you do!

  2. yay! go you! I loved the c25k program. I have no advice as we have sleep issues here as well!!

  3. Go girl!!! You rock! I love exclamation points too!! People need to know that we are excited!

    If you figure the sleeping thing let me know. My 18 month old gets up every night at 1:30 and we go to the couch and go right back to sleep but that means I sleep there also! My back is feeling it. I was hoping while the hubs and I was gone on vacay he would of gotten broke but he was sick so I think everyone let him sleep where ever he would go to sleep at. I have tried the cry it out but then I can't sleep when he is crying and I can if we both go to the couch!! Very frustrating! And he is becoming very independent. Doesn't want any help!

    Now defiant is my 5 year old and I am about at my wits end with him and him thinking he is his own boss and doesn't have to listen to me! So let me know what you hear from people! I would greatly appreciate any help!!! I might be calling Nanny 911 or whatever that show was called! LOL!

  4. Great job! I am on week 3 of C25K. I am doing it with a friend of mine, and we have had to go after dark when she is off work. We usually just force ourselves to go down to the high school track and do it. Are you running with anyone? It helps!


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