Friday, March 19, 2010


* My back is still absolutely killing me. I have no idea what I did, or why I can hardly stand up straight. What I do know is that it's now almost impossible to do the 30 Day Shred, which is making me very frustrated/anxious/irritated/nervous. I am really hoping to see some major post-baby progress by this summer. So instead of the Shred, Lizzy and I have been going for walks almost every day this the time I'm done, my back is pretty sore, but I have to do something to get out of the house, or I go bonkers.

*Yesterday, we went to try on bridesmaid's dresses for Kelsey's wedding this summer. I knew going in that I'd have to order a much larger size than normal and then (hopefully) have it altered down to fit wherever I am in July. I was expecting to have a major melt-down once I saw what size I was. I still didn't like how my body looked *at all*, but it wasn't as bad as I had thought size wise. My dress was only 3 sizes bigger than the dress that I wore for Kaitlin's wedding 3 years ago...and that was right after OUR wedding when I was the smallest that I've ever been.

* Lizzy has been extremely fussy lately. She doesn't sleep for more than an hour or so during the day (but she usually sleeps through the night), and sometimes she just cries hysterically, even when she's just been fed/burped/changed/played with/held/etc. Sometimes she just cries, and is inconsolable. And I am praying that this isn't the case, but I am wondering if she's beginning teething. She drools constantly, and tries to chew on everything. She's approaching the three month mark, and while a lot of babies teeth at 5 or 6 months, the moms at Mom's Group were telling me that most of them had at least one who started teething at 3-4 months. Joy!

* We have NOTHING planned for this weekend, and I could not be more thrilled!


  1. I cannot believe she's reaching the three month mark. And my BFF's baby got his first tooth at three month.

  2. Sorry about your back, I hope it gets better soon and hopefully Lizzy gets through this fussy phase quickly, I'm sure it's draining!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. When you do the sit ups for the 30day shred are you using something soft to lay on?

    I just did it on the carpet and my back was sooo messed up. I then used a blanket since I didn't get the chance to buy a mat and it helped a little.

  4. Maybe see a chiropractor for your back? You could of just strained a muscle while working out.

    And my niece got her first tooth at 3 months, so it's entirely possible.

    have a great (unplanned) weekend! Hopefully the hubs will clean the bathroom ;)

  5. Just think...the sooner she teeths, the sooner she'll be done!

  6. For our wedding, my sister had just had a baby so they made her order a size 8, because they swore she would need it. My sister is 4'11" and weighs 95 lbs soaking wet. They had to completely remake her dress. I'm sure yours will be the same way!

    (Okay, it kind of sounds like I'm saying you're big now. But I'm not at all! Cause you're not. And that totally wasn't the point. So if you took it that way, just feel free to hit the delete button, riiiiight now.)

    Have a good weekend!

  7. I totally remember that back pain, it was agonising. I had it after both my boys. It got worst around 12 weeks after the birth and then started to get better. It's because your stomach muscles haven't tightened right up yet so your back isn't getting support from your stomach - usually the two sets of muscles work together but after pregnancy your back has to do all the work while your stomach muscles recover. Plus you're toting around an extra burden (your baby) with your upper body, which doesn't help. Hang in there, I promise it gets better!

  8. Brayden started teething at around 3 months but it never popped through until 5 months or so. Teething tablets worked wonders for him! I am sorry that your back hurts! :( Rest up over the weekend!

  9. Three months seems early and too soon but let me share the opposite concern. Carolina did not cut her first tooth until THIRTEEN months!

    Mushing up/cutting up food into miniscule pieces because your child, now more toddler than baby, wants to eat grown up food but still doesn't have teeth to chew it up is not so great either.

    Nor is having her tell me "Momma...mouth...hurt" as her front teeth continue to pop up close to the two year mark. In the teething department I've noticed babies are easier to console than toddlers when it comes to the pain(my sisters' kids are also cutting the average baby age).

    I hope my next one cuts teeth at the average six month range. But if they have to be different, I would hope for a three monther! If that makes you feel at all reconciled to that possibility.

  10. Wow! I can't believe she'd already be teething! I'm sorry about your back! Sounds like it needs some heat!

  11. Wow, I can't believe it's already been almost 3 months since you've had her! Time flies, huh? :)

    Sorry about your back - that's no good. You need a spa day and a LONG massage! :D

  12. Yep, my son started teething at 4 months. He was a dream sleeper and then his nightly routine changed. He just seemed generally uncomfortable. Teethers in the refrigerator worked wonders :)

    Hope your back feels better very soon. I am in hell as far as neck/arm pain goes right now so I can relate!

  13. If she stops fussing after a few days it is probably just a growth spurt. My daughter is 12 weeks tomorrow and she just went through hers. She drools all the time too so my mom and I thought she might be teething, but she was acting hungry all the time as well. I just increased the amount I fed her and she was past it in a few days!!


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