Life is going pretty well. The husband is home, so that is good. For some reason when he was gone this last time it seemed like a loooooong time, and now that he is home the time is passing way to quickly (why does that happen?). My little baby girl is becoming less of a baby every day, she is now 17 months old. She still does mostly baby babbling, but her favorite phrase is "uh-oh etti-o" for uh-oh spaghetti-o. Its super cute. She does answer all questions with "no" and that is funny and sometimes annoying to hear "no" all the time. But its the way kids are, so I can't complain. The temper tantrums are sometimes exhausting. But that also seems to happen around the same time every day, one hour before her nap and two hours before her bedtime, pre-dinner time. Kids get cranky, just how it is. I have tried time-outs with her, and that is just a load of fun (sarcastic tone). I put her in her crib for one minute, and sometimes it actually does calm her down... amazingly enough. I just hate the crying and all the drama, gives me a headache sometimes. But I love my baby girl, so in the end all is forgiven.
I am currently trying to lose more weight. I still have that soft squishy belly fat from my pregnancy weight gain. I think the rest of my body has responded pretty well to the regular exercise I started about six months ago. I just wish there was a magic wand I could wave to make that problem area go away. So I decided to get serious with my work outs and really start doing some major sweating and burn those calories! I am going to try a workout video called "30 Day Shred" by Jillian, from the Biggest Loser. Hopefully that will get some results... I will keep you posted. Since I am planning on trying to get pregnant in a couple months I am ready to get to a good weight so I don't have to lose this fat plus the pregnancy weight from the next one. I don't believe on building one pregnancy's fat on top of another's fat and then just losing it all together at the same time... that's the kind of silly nonsense like saying, "Why make the bed when you are just going to mess it up again tomorrow?" I like a my sheets clean, crisp and tightly tucked in or I can't sleep as well at night. So same goes for my body, tightly tucked and I am a happy camper. Hee Hee. Of course its been a long time since I have been nice and lean, and firmed up. But that's no reason to stop trying. So wish me luck... on losing the weight and getting pregnant too. I hope to have both accomplished by the end of this summer... :-)
On the baby subject, that family member I talked about the last couple posts is in the process of waiting to see if she is pregnant from a second try with an IUI procedure. I really hope it worked for her this time. I have a good feeling about it this time, but that's all it is... a feeling. As I said before, I really hope she gets pregnant first. I would feel bad if I had my second child and she was still trying for her first. I know I can't control things like that, but I am praying that it doesn't happen. So cross your fingers and wish her luck as well, or pray, or wish on a shooting star when you see one next. I would be so ecstatic to see her pregnant!!! And of course she would be too, as well as her husband.
Well, that's my life in general... talk to you later!