Tuesday, September 17, 2013

3 Things


1. So for years I've thought about getting a Polar heart rate monitor. My sister has had one for the longest time but for some reason I always thought it was a waste of money. Over the past few weeks though, I've gotten so excited about getting back into the swing of things fitness wise post-baby, and one night while up a little late, and after tweeting about it with friends I ordered one off of Amazon. I got this one on sale for a great price (it's still on sale now for 40% off). To be honest though, when I opened the box and saw that you had to wear a chest strap with the small heart rate monitor attached I was a little turned off. I didn't realize that was part of it and I wasn't too sure about wearing something under my gym clothes (would it bother me? would it be annoying while running?), but my sister assured me that it was no big deal and you can't feel it once it's in place. She was right, and I recently used it for the first time and loved it. It was super motivating to see when I was in my target heart rate, and I enjoyed that I could track my entire workout, weights and everything. It's a new purchase for me but so far so good, and I highly recommend it!


2. This baby of ours. Oh gosh I can't even explain the amount of joy this sweet boy brings to our lives. I have Charlie's one-month update coming this week, but I have to just share for a minute what a sweetheart he is. It's weird to think he was just growing inside of my body a short four weeks ago too...pregnancy and child birth is so crazy. I'm trying to take a lot more photos of the two of us (and the three/four of us) because with Henry, I was so silly and felt like I wasn't back to my "normal self" (or size) for a couple of months so I avoided being in pictures and was behind the camera most of the time. Luckily I do have some really special photos of just Henry and me during those fleeting baby days, but I wish I had a million more. You live and you learn, and I learned not to be so ridiculous, for sure. I wrote about it more here, if you're interested.


3. You know how people say that after having a baby, your first child will suddenly seem so big in comparison? Well, it's true! Henry is already a big kid, but now he seems like a teenager to me. As soon as Charlie arrived everything on him seemed bigger- his hands seemed like adult hands, and those legs and feet! So huge. Still, it's really, really hard to believe he will be 3 at the end of November. I really feel like the time has gone by way too quickly for that to even be true. But he's loving being a big brother and takes it very seriously, and it's been such a joy to watch him relish in his new role. But get a load of that big kid up there! I snapped that while food shopping yesterday and I've looked at it a couple times thinking "how did this happen?!"

Heading out with the kiddos to pick up some Fall arts and crafts for Henry, but I'll be back tonight with an awesome giveaway of a very special book.

xo

19 comments:

  1. I have a few pictures of my daughter and I when she was a newborn and I cherish those so much. At the time, I thought the same thing- I didn't want pictures of my post baby self. But now, I see how important it is and how much she'll appreciate those pictures. How she won't see anything but love in those pictures. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. You're so welcome! I stumbled upon my own post today and was thankful for it too. We mamas need to be easier on ourselves. :)

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  2. I already wish I had taken more pictures with my little guy and he's only four months old!

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  3. These are such precious pictures of your beautiful children ^_^

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  4. I feel the same way, before I had my daughter 4 months ago my 2 year old felt like such a baby still. But then I brought her home, and he feels huge. I feel like the 2 days I spent in the hospital he just grew up so fast. And now my 3 year feels like a college student :( I too have made a promise to myself to try and get more pictures of me with my kids. At this rate they are going to think i was never around. haha!

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    1. Isn't it crazy? I felt the same way too. When we brought Charlie home it was as if I was gone for weeks. Time goes way too fast- and kids change even faster.

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  5. Wow he does looks a lot bigger now!! Time goes by waaaay too quick. It's so hard to cradle my little mimibear already !! nooooooo

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  6. Aww, Henry! It's one of those "He's only three?" and "Oh my gosh, he's going to be three!" situations, huh? Such a cutie pie.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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    1. Exactly. I will probably be a crying mess at his birthday party! ;(

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  7. AW I love that second photo so much, so sweet<3

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    1. Aw thanks Cam! I hope you are having a good week. <3

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  8. I've been dying to try out that watch! Might have to make moves to get one now!

    http://topknotsandpolkadots.wordpress.com

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  9. your boys are so precious! it is crazy how quickly they grow up. i snapped a few of just me and wesley but you're right, it should have been more!

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  10. Beautiful post. you look AMAZING for just having had a baby! you go girl!

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  11. Love this post!! Both of your boys are SO cute!! I have been intrigued to try out one of those watches! Might have to do some more research into it now! You are looking fantastic as well!

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