Back in the world of our first kid, Ben has several new obsessions, and while we haven’t completely moved on from garbage trucks, fire trucks, and trains, they have definitely taken a backseat for a while. Now it’s everything Spider Man, Power Rangers, and Star Wars. We’ve now watched the Star Wars trilogy multiple times the past few weeks, and I have seen the entire first season of “Power Rangers Samauri” in like 4 days. Star Wars came from gifts Santa Clause brought over Christmas, but the Power Rangers were introduced by accident when we visited some friends last summer, when their son was going through his own obsession. And apparently once you see it, you don’t forget it. Ben has talked about it ever since!
But it doesn’t come without some awesome moments. Like Ben being obsessed with the Michael Buble version of the Spider Man theme song, which he knows all the words to:
He’s been getting better about throwing tantrums since baby arrived. We still have a long way to go, but it at least gives me hope that he WILL be ok eventually.
It’s been fairly quiet here while I’ve been on maternity leave. Ben’s class prepared a “mom’s day” breakfast in honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, and their kids performed a skit to “Blue Suede Shoes”. Apparently Ben did not inherit my performing bug though because he did not want ANY part of it, just like at Christmas (and his daycare graduation).
Maybe it will come out eventually ;) We only have 3 more weeks of maternity leave left, and we are visiting Joe’s family over Memorial Day weekend so everyone can meet Juliet. So begins our travelling year! We have trips every month this year through the New Year… so I might as well get my suitcases ready now. It will be an adventure, and I hope baby girl is as good a traveler as her big brother was!
I’m also looking forward to starting back on Weight Watchers once I reach six weeks post partum. Only one more week and I can safely start a weight loss program without worrying that it will interfere with breastfeeding. I also made a goal with my friend Jackie. I ran a half marathon back in 2005 in Baltimore, and swore I’d never do it again. But I’ve gotten the running itch again, and there is a “new” half marathon here in DC sponsored by Nike. It’s the “Nike Women’s Half Marathon” and the best part? At the finish line you are greeted by men in tuxedos who hand you a Tiffany’s blue box with your finishers necklace/medal in it. With that kind of motivation, we’re going to aim to run it next year. Of course, we’ll see how it goes once I’m actually cleared for training, but a year should be plenty of time :) I’m up about 20 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight… which is 20 lbs above where I was pre-pregnancy with Ben, and 20 lbs where I SHOULD be for a healthy weight. So I’m aiming for 20 lbs first, then another 20, then my final goal, somewhere around 65 lbs total to lose. I’ve done it before, and I can do it again… it will just take a little more tweaking this time to make sure I don’t lose too fast (and to make sure it doesn’t affect my milk supply).
I can’t wait to get back into the running groove… I really missed it! Thankfully my work has a workout room for employees that includes a treadmill and weight machines. I have no excuses not to get myself into shape this year! I definitely want Ben and Juliet to have a good role model!
(Benjamin is 4 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days old and Juliet is 1 month 3 days old)