Man what a weekend! This post was supposed to go up yesterday but we had an extremely busy weekend working in the yard and spending time with friends and family. And honestly, it felt good. It’s always a bit stressful when I know I need to get some writing done, but I think it’s good to disconnect every now and then and just enjoy life and those around us.
On Monday, EJ turned 2 months old! I mean, I really do feel like we just brought him home a few weeks ago. We have been truly blessed to have the sweetest, happiest little guy. The only times he really gets upset is when he’s overly tired or has an upset tummy. Besides that he’s a dream baby. I can now understand why people say they want more kids. If we’d have had him first I’d have been singing that tune as well.
He has had a fever for quite some time now. They did a blood and urine sample and found nothing, but he’s continuing to run a fever so I’m going to discuss with his doc at his 2 moth appointment tomorrow.
Adjusting to having 2 kids is no joke. I feel like I’m always running around trying to get everyone ready for something. We have activities 3-4 days a week so we’re on the go a lot. Luckily, EJ is so go with the flow that we’re able to get places easily. And I’m obsessed with being early everywhere, so even though it takes us longer to get going, we’re still on time for most everything!
I’ve struggled a bit with spending enough time with Little A. She’s done an amazing job adjusting to life with baby, but I can tell she’s missing her one on one time with mama. It breaks my heart when she tells me I’m not spending enough time with her. I’m really hoping this weekend to have some time for just her and me.
The last few weeks we’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the home renovation we’re doing this summer. I am so excited and cannot wait to update our home. We’re panning to update all the flooring, trim, doors, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and paint. K is doing the demo and we’re hiring most of the work out. I’m really looking forward to the change.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of A Touch of Grace. I feel like I need to narrow down what I write about in order to take this space to the next level. I have some ideas that I want to expand upon, but need to have more time to really focus and come up with a plan. Unfortunately time is very limited for me these days so I’m not sure when my ideas will come to fruition, but hopefully later this year.
I’m really looking forward to the summer. This will be the first summer we don’t have plans every weekend and I’m excited to just spend time as a family exploring the area and doing some weekend trips. We have a week trip planned for August, and are considering Disneyland in October or November but beyond that we have no plans and it feels amazing.
I started working out 4 weeks ago and it feels so good to be getting back in shape. I’ve been working out 5-6 days a week, with 2 workouts a day 4 days a week. I’m down to my pre-pregnancy weight, and am hoping to drop a few pounds beyond that as well. K and I started a new eating plan today and I’ll be interested to see how we do. It’s still clean eating, just a bit more strict on what we can/can’t eat. I’ve been doing a combination of Tone It Up girls workouts and BBG, but after this week I’ll be going strictly to BBG. I want to push myself and see how the program is.
If anyone is interested in the BBG I’ll do an update half way through the program and at the end so you can see the results I get.
I think that’s about it. Honestly, my life is pretty boring. It’s busy and insane but I love it and am so happy my little family is now complete.
Tell me something you have planned for this summer. I can’t wait to hear!
I love that E is such a good little baby 🙂 Little A reading to him is so cute! I feel ya! We’re just so busy. Having 3 older kids is no joke! I feel like a taxi service…haha. I haven’t had any time to write for the blog. We don’t have anything planned for the summer mostly because we don’t know if the kids will be with us or not. I’d like to plan a quick beach trip but we’ll see!
Kids are so much work! I already drive A around to so many activites; when E gets older it’s going to be crazy! And yes, he is so good! I’m lucky.
I still can’t get over the fact that he’s already 2 months old. Crazy! How fun to do a few renovations to the house. I hope you’ll post pictures! 🙂
I know. Time is going by too fast. I’ll definitely post pics of the renovations.
Oh I did BBG for a bit! I actually completed quite a bit of the program, but it was really rough on my knees. I did shed weight, but wasn’t happy with my figure. I still use a lot of the workouts though… like I swear by burpees haha. I’m going to India for a tour, shoot and wedding in December, so I’m going to join the clean eat/fitness train with you. Following your instagram to keep me motivated! x
Burpees are one of my favorite exercise, ha! I used to be able to do tons of one legged burpees; I need to get back to that shape. Thanks for following girlfriend! We can stay motivated together!
You’re already down to your pre-pregnancy weight? GIRL! My daughter is 20-months and I still am not down to my pre-pregnancy weight! Impressive!! I am glad you’ve been enjoying your time with your family and get to have a little more relaxing summer. The home update sounds fun!
I’ve been very luck to be blessed with a high metabolism. Now I definitely don’t look the same, but it’s coming along. We all do it in our own time.
And yes! Super pumped for the house updates!
I can’t believe it has already been two months– he is so so cute, and I love that picture of little a reading to him! I’ve heard such good things about BBG so, I will definitely be interested in updates along the way! Also so excited for the home renovations you guys have planned– sounds like everything is going to look amazing!
I know, it’s crazy. I’m pumped to start BBG full time! The workouts are killer, but burn so many calories and really work your muscles so I’m looking forward to seeing more changes.
Dang girl, I’m 5 months PP and I’m not to my prebaby weight yet! Those last 5 pounds are so stubborn… And yes to being early to everything! Two kids under two and I’ve yet to be late to a single play date or appointment. There’s no excuse people. None! 🙂
It took me a bit longer this time than it did with A, but I’m feeling really good now. I’m excited to start seeing some ab definition so hopefully I can just get the last bits of giggle gone before I need to sport a bathing suit, ha! And yes, no excuse is right!
Awww, he is just the sweetest. Our first was easy… our second?! Well, there’s a reason why we stopped at two 😉 Seriously though, it makes it so much easier when the baby has a breezy disposition.
You’re down to your pre-pregnancy weight?! Wow! Congrats. It feels like that will never be the case for me. My metabolism has slowed waaaaay down.
Thanks for sharing!
Girl – you’ve been ROCKING those workouts. Every time I see you on Snapchat I think, “I should really work out.” And of course, I don’t. HA!
How exciting about the home reno! I can’t wait to see how it turns out. 🙂
Ha! Well I am trying super hard to get back in the same shape I was when I got pregnant. I have a long ways to go, lol!
Good luck with that transition from 1 to 2. It was definitely the most difficult one for me (I have 6) so if you can handle that, you’re a rock star!
Wow 6! I think you are the one who’s a rock star lady!
I hit my pre-pregnancy weight 2 weeks after the baby was born. Of course, she was only 5lbs and 5 weeks early so not that hard to get there. I also still have 30lbs to go to be where I should be/want to be. Unfortunately, my 2nd child is the exact opposite of your 2nd child. The crankiest, neediest baby I have met…and I used to work infant care! It’s been trying and not any time to do anything like exercise.
I understand about how hard it is to add a second child. My 4yr old told me a couple weeks ago that I never have time for her anymore. And it’s pretty much true. In the rare moments that I am not dealing with the baby, I have to swap over laundry or wash the dishes. Those things do not wait forever as we need clean clothes and dishes. Two months in and both kids are finally starting to adjust so hopefully it gets better soon.