Friday, July 1, 2011

Long time!

Hey all,

It's been a long time between posts, I know! Hopefully I can find time to post a bit more now that I'm starting to get the hang of this motherhood thing! So what's been going on? Probably best to break this down:

Asher: She's just beautiful. I mean seriously a stunning kid (obviously I'm not biased or anything). She's getting there with her sleep too. She goes down at 7pm and usually makes it to 4am before needing a feed, this morning she slept til 6am! She's 17 weeks old and we've just started her on solids (well rice cereal). Last night she loved it, today she hated it. The look on her face was hilarious. She had her 4 month old vaccinations yesterday and was a little trooper. She's a "giant baby" as I like to call her. Weighed in at 7.8kgs yesterday, but she's also quite long. She's in the 90th percentile on the graphs. Here is a pic of her last week

Westie & Baxter: They're awesome little pooches (when not destroying things) and very good with Asher. They give her little kisses and are very gentle around her. When she's crying they lie by her door or us if we're holding her. Poor buggers are lacking in exercise with the weather being so poop lately and I can't manage the pram and two dogs (especially as Bax walks as if he's never been out of the house before!).

Weight/Exercise: I started the Michelle Bridges (trainer from Australian Biggest Loser) 12 Week Body Transformation about 6 weeks ago. I've lost about 3kgs which should be more except that we went to Melbourne for 11 days in Week 2/3 and I'm finding it very hard to maintain the level of exercise she recommends. I have just joined the local gym though so hoping I can get there when hubby finishes work, although they do have a creche ($5 a visit though) so that's an option too. I've been doing zumba periodically too but feel like an absolute knob!!! I haven't been back to have my band adjusted as sometimes I'm so restricted, I can't imagine having more fill in. To be honest, the shitty eating is mind related and I just need to stop it! 

Anyway, that's all I have time for today. Will try to catch up on everyone's blogs at some stage! Hope all of you are doing well!


  1. Hi Em......soooooooo glad your's important..just like exercise and diet.

    Asher is beautiful!!


  2. Awwlll...she is so gorgeous! I'm glad you posted her picture and did an update.

  3. Hi Em! I just wanted to thank you for your extensive blog. In the last couple days I have read every blog entry here as I am researching getting banded too. With the exception of a couple of my cousins my entire maternal family is considered morbidly obese, myself included. My father WAS a thin man until he passed of cancer 9 years ago. The majority of his family is also considered morbidly obese. Diabetes, high blood pressure & cancer as well as RA & many many more illnesses related to weight on both sides of the family. Luckily for me, at the moment, I only flirt with high blood pressure & some minor arthritis issues but I don't want any of the rest. Thank you for sharing with the world your journey. It gave me what I needed to start the journey.

    Congratulations on your weight loss success & of course on the birth of your gorgeous Asher.


  4. Gosh she is such a cutie. Please come back and give us an update on life as a mummy and your gorgeous daughter! :)

  5. Thanks guys, will try to be back more regularly - and welcome Jazmine! Glad you got something out of my ramblings! Good luck with your weight loss goal!