Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year to all of you!!

Well, can you believe it is 2009? I think it is amazing how time flies! I can't believe we zoomed through yet another year! It has been a great year!
Terry's mom (God bless her richly) offered to take our little darlings (Caleb and Madelyn) for New Year's Eve). She has actually had them from New Year's Eve until Sunday afternoon! She is just an amazing Mother-in-Law and Grandma! I am so thankful for her! (Thanks Cheryl)!! Hope the kids are doing super! Nathaniel was with his Dad from Christmas Eve night until last night (Thursday), and it is great to have him home with us, and get some one-on-one time with him before baby comes. We rarely get the one on one time with the kids, and we so appreciate it when we can do that!
New Year's Eve night, Terry and I went to our friend's house, Jody, to bring in the New Year. It was a great night of fun, loads of laughter, game, food, and Rock Band for Wii. Lisa , Jeannie and our friend, Padma were there as well and it was great to have a "ladies night out." I have a feeling my baby will come around the time when we have our monthly LNO (Madelyn was born the early morning hours of LNO almost 2 years ago). I think we beat a record for staying up and out late...Terry and I got home about 4:40 AM. I really am impressed with Terry for staying awake that long! I never would have guessed that he would be able to handle the late night. He had worked New Year's Eve and was up at 5:10 AM, so he made it almost 24 hours of being awake. If you know Terry, this is a grand achievement. I think he has some kind of sleep issue, because he is the type that can fall asleep anytime/anywhere. Seriously, he fell asleep (in the driver's seat) at the mailbox between the time it took me to roll down the window, grab the mail, and put the window back up! It is a scary thing! Anyway, thank you Jody for having us all over, and the memories are super! It was a great night, lots of fun, and so good to be with the girl friends!
I am excited to see what this new year will bring to our household. So far, we have a baby due (in less than 2 weeks), a daughter who will be 2 in the beginning of March, a son who will be 4 the end of May, my brother is getting married in June, and my oldest will be 11 in the fall! Starting back the beginning of February, I will again join Weight Watchers! I can't tell you how excited I am to lose the weight again. Last year I hit the 41 pounds gone mark, and then I was blessed with pregnancy. Since you can't be on Weight Watchers while being pregnant, I lost all discipline (not Weight Watchers fault, just my own lack of self control). I have gained way too much weight with this pregnancy, and I can say I am rather disappointed with myself for not being more careful. I know weight gain is normal in pregnancy, but seriously~ 50 pounds is NOT what I would say is normal weight gain for pregnancy, especially since I was over weight to start with. Yes, I do get a depressed feeling about it, but I put the food into my hand and popped it into my own mouth. I just have to work extra hard at getting it off. Since I won a Wii last year (woo hoo) I bought the Wii Fit, and I am anxious to get on there and help that weight fall off. I am confident that being back on the WW program and using my Wii Fit on a regular basis will help me get to where I need to be (weight wise) the end of this year. Terry, my hubby, is also wanting to get back into shape and lose a few pounds. I know 80# may seem like an awful amount, but that is my goal to get to, and if I lose more than that, super! I am not going to say I will lose that by a certain time, but I would like to see #50 gone by winter time late this fall.
What are your goals or achievements you would like to see for this New Year?


Judy said...

Happy new year, Sarah! Sounds like you have an AWESOME mother-in-law! Does she hire out?

Qtpies7 said...

My resolution is to not drink Brut for another 362 days.

I want to lose another 40 lbs this year. That means not having last years resolution to eat at a new restaurant every month.

I would also love to see Donnie get a good job that he LOVES, and SOON would be even better, lol.

Alicia said...

What a great mother in law you have!! That was so nice that you and Terry could go out!

I just have to say the Wii Fit is so fun!! Our neighbor friends have it and everytime Ryan gets on it, he is sweating!! My hubby is deadly afraid of gaining pregnancy weight right along with me, so he has lost weight and of course I have gained it!! LOL You will do great in losing it, WW is by far the best thing you can do and its great because you can eat whatever you want! I know breastfeeding helps too, so that should help both you and I get back down!! I would love to lose all the baby weight and more. I was a bit overweight before pregnancy too, so we can help keep each other accountable!!

Hugs to you!!! ♥

Joyful Noise said...

It was fun! I am glad that you were able to join us. I also would love to hire Cheryl to be my MIL! :)

Now you know - if you have this baby GIRL during LNO this time we will come up to the hospital and have it there...Paula will just have to wait until next month!!!!

Alicia said...

Hi sarah!
I am praying for you that you would go into labor asap! I am so sorry for all of your discomfort and pain...I think its time for baby to be here!! I am achy and I can only imagine how it will be in another 6-8 weeks!!

Sending love and hugs your way!!!♥