Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Epic Tale of Potty Training

Being a stay at home mom has really brought me to my knees.

Please know, I am not complaining, but I would seriously consider paying for day care again, if only to con someone else into the job of potty training this kid.

I know what you are thinking..."Leah, are you crazy?"

And today, I just may be.

In my defense, I have cleaned toddler poop AND dog poop out of the floor today.

I literally watched the child who has been practically accident free for days, stand in the middle of the room and pee, while starting at me to see my reaction.

And he followed that by pooping in the floor while I walked away long enough to get him some clean under pants.

Then my dog pooed on my new rug.

And Baby girl ruined a brand new outfit when she pooed up her back.

All that to say, anyone wanna take over the messy business at this house?

You will be highly compensated...if you consider Butterfingers and Twix bars as compensation...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Straw that Broke the Camel Back

In case you aren't up on your Leah news, we are potty training.

Because moving into a new house with a newborn wasn't enough stress in my life.

Also? I started my diet this week.

Because there is no better time to diet than when you have lots of extra candy in the house in order to reward your potty trainer.

I may or may not be sneaking a mini Twix bar at this very moment.

Ok, so I'm not, but I'm clearly fantasizing about it.

Which is potentially as dangerous as eating it....

At this very moment, I can't decide which I would rather have...

A nap.

A  2 year old who won't poop as soon as I walk out of the room.

Or chocolate that makes you skinnier.

But I can tell you, they are all more mythical than a unicorn.

At least in the world I'm currently living in.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some day

Some day my house won't be full of boxes.

Some day I'll be able to see my kitchen floor.

Someday I won't have to clean puddles of pee off my floor.

Someday I won't have to change diapers.

Someday I'll be skinny again.

Someday I'll have my boobs to myself again...kinda. (I am married, ya know...)

Someday I'll be able to watch something other than Disney Jr.


Someday I'll miss these days.

So for now, I'm trying not to stress too much about all of it and enjoy it.

Because too soon they will only be memories of a beautiful, if hectic phase of my life.

I have so much to be thankful for, even in all this craziness!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekly Weigh In: Let the Games Begin

I don't feel comfortable doing this quite yet...

But only because I'm embarrassed...

Because I still haven't lost any weight.

As a matter of fact, I've only gained it.

Since I came home from the hospital, I have gained more than a pound a week!

Talk about depressing.

But in my defense...

1. I'm way smaller than I was last time at this point.

I know this because last time, I went back to work at 9 weeks.

And when I went back to work, I was wearing a 16-18....

Today, baby girl is 9 weeks and 2 days old, and I am wearing a 14.

2. Last time, I started my weigh in's at 4 months. And at 4 months, I weighed in at 178 lbs.

Today, at 9 weeks, I'm weighing in just over that.

Basically, if I start my weight loss next week, I will have a 2 month jump start on myself.

And have almost the same amount of weight to lose.

So where exactly am I weighing in at, you ask?

And here's where I hang my head in shame-isn't pretty...

And it's more than Techy...

But I gotta start somewhere...

So, let the games begin!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I'm over this month.


12 days in and I hate it.

But that's mostly because I'm too busy.

And my husband is no help.

He's even more busy than I am!

This month he is in the process of opening 6 new Verizon stores.

And I'm in the process of settling in our new house.

Taking care of a 2 year old.

Babying my 9 week old baby.

Waking the dog.

And making milk.

lots and lots of milk!

Oh, and have I mentioned I am forcing myself to get back on the elliptical?

Mostly just to keep myself sane.

Because, goodness knows I'm not losing any weight.

Today, I reached a breaking point.

I actually sat and cried.

But only for about a minute and a half...

Cause momma can't afford to waste no time crying!

Momma's got work to do!

Like getting my house to not look like this anymore!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blog Neglect

For those of you who still may occasionally check this blog, I apologize for the neglect.

I blame it on the fact that I don't have a computer to work on these days...

Coupled with the fact that I'm still attempting to unpack boxes, clean my house, and keep Techy in clean underwear while carrying for two precious little bits...

And now I shall distract you with their pictures.

The cuteness is a serious distraction, I know...