I can’t believe it’s already Sunday! Where has this week gone? One place it has gone…COLD! Sadly, that means saying goodbye to our lovely strolls around the loop and walks in the park. This past week I didn’t get to the gym at all, unfortunately. Mainly because of the traveling, Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, and just getting other errand done in my free time. However, I did manage to keep my diet in check and really watch my calorie intake. While we were in Orlando, I made an effort to walk a lot and do things that took my mind off of eating. I know, it’s sad that I have to do that! Even though I STILL haven’t lost any weight, I’m really happy that I’ve managed not to gain any extra. I normally pack on my normal Thanksgiving 5, along with another 5 for Christmas. That is NOT happening this year!! While I was at Target this week, I found this DVD MOm and Baby Fitness. So, now that I can’t get outside during the day to walk with Parker, I thought we’d try bonding over yoga, pilates and finish it up with a baby massage. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes this week!
So, I found out what happens when a baby gets off schedule…!! He’s a cranky baby! Traveling to Orlando had it’s ups and downs. On Tuesday we got our traveling under way at an early 8am. He had his 7:30 feeding, but it usually follows an hour and a half of active awake/play time. Well, we had to leave, shortly after he got into the car, he fell asleep. This was the start of problems. I fed him right on time (10:30) for his next feeding in the crown room at the airport, and shortly after his feeding…he had a complete meltdown crying and screaming. I felt so bad because there were business men in there taking conference calls and working on their laptops. We certainly got our fair share of dirty stares. Just passing it off as indigestion, we tried our best to soothe him. The soothing sent him right back to dreamland about 10-15 min later. Which we were okay with because at least he wasn’t screaming. That was until we got to the airplane. Dan got upgraded to first class, and he thought it would be better for me to sit up front with Parker in first class, and he could take my coach seat in the back (they couldn’t upgrade me because I had a free ticket using points) So, while the plane was taxing out to the runway he starts crying again. I had this stupid moby wrap, which in theory is really great and comfortable, until you have to get the damn thing off of you by yourself with a screaming baby…and people staring. One business man across the aisle asked if he could help… that’s when I noticed that I had put my jacket on over the wrap, and needed to get that off first. I gave him this stare like, No thank you, but then he quickly pulled on one sleeve freeing my arm so I could help get him out of this origami knot that I made around my body. Then I had to inconspicuously nurse him, before his cry turned into fits of rage. Fortunately there was no one sitting to my left at all, but until he latched on, I felt as if everyone was staring, as if to secretly tell me that if I don’t shut that baby up soon, there was going to be a BIG problem! Fortunately, that did the trick and as I gazed at my watch, I realized that it had only been a mere hour and a half since his last feeding, and it was then that I knew his schedule was screwed for the day. The flight was a little over an hour and he nursed at take off and landing. By the time we got to the hotel, he was so overtired, that he cried for what seemed to be forever! Poor baby!! As soon as the crib arrived, we broke out the sound machine and swaddled him, and he got all the snoozin’ he needed until dinnertime. He slept so well that night too. It had been a while since we slept with him in the same room. We forgot about all the baby sounds they make that can keep you up. The next morning, he was a new baby! He was the happiest I had seen him in a really long time. He’s been taking his naps really well lately, and he’s been getting much better about letting me put him down awake, so he can fall asleep on his own. He has always been good about that at night, but for some reason hasn’t been as good for naps, but he’s getting better!