Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Epic Weight Loss...

Has reached a 5% goal. I've lost twleve pounds total so far and have reached that 5% goal. The next step is 20% which is 21 pounds. Keep your fingers crossed! I'm slowly but surely starting to fit into clothes.

In Remembrance of the King of Pop

The King of Pop is dead.

I will admit, I became a little afraid of Michael Jackson in the last ten years of his life. All of the plastic surgery, allegations and facial covers for both he and his kids were a little overwhelming.

For all of the hardships he's had to face and the criticism he's been thrown, Michael Jackson will be missed for hundreds of years to come. Even though he lived in practically a whole different realm than say measly ole' me, I am sad for the children he left behind, I'm sad for the way that he passed and I'm sad for the music that will never be heard.

In honor of the MJ, whose songs I used to dance to (and still do) in the living room, here all my all-time top favorite MJ songs. Rest In Peace, finally at peace!

10. Man in the Mirror

6. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin

5. Bad


Monday, June 22, 2009

If stress were an incurable disease I might be dead in the next 72 hours.

Lots of work this week. Lots of work. My hair is already going gray and I feel like I've aged five years in the past week.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ten Pounds and Counting

I lost 3 pounds when I weighed into Weight Watchers this week.
That puts me at a total of 10.8 pounds in loss so far. Woo. I'm going to try and make it to my 5% goal which is 11 pounds this week and then onward to the 10% goal of 21 pounds. We're gonna get this baby weight off!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Netflix+Sarah = Couch Potato

Thanks to Netflix, I've recently been finding it very hard to move from my couch.
I'm trying to finish 24: Season 1 and the closer I get to the end the more frustrated I become- especially when I realize I've just wasted the past five hours sitting in front of the TV trying to figure out why Kiefer Sutherland is such a bad actor and yet so captivating as Jack Bauer.I've also become braindead thanks to Heroes: Season 2. Its been about two years since I've watched Season 1, but if I recall I was absolutely enthralled with the first season. Haven't necessarily had the time to think about watching Season 2...until now. I'm loving it again!

The Epic Weight Loss Journey Continues

So last Friday I weighed in and I'd only lost .6 pounds. I figured that's okay, especially since it was a huge birthday week with both Jeff and my brother's birthday and two parties. I still lost!
I'm hoping to get back on track this week and at least lost 2-3 pounds. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Little 3-Month Old

Love, love, love him!!!!
He's starting to use his tummy muscles to try and pull himself up. He loves sitting up and looking around and can pretty much hold his head up for 5-10 minutes.
He smiles almost all the time and is getting so close to laughing. He loves telling his mommy and daddy stories and loves it when you talk and sing to him!!!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee I'm so excited!

So my brother turned 21 yesterday. Hooray!
We took him out to a really nice (and expensive) dinner. My grandparents came in to town and joined us so that was very nice.
From there we went home so Taylor could open presents and I could feed Caderyn and put him down to bed before the baby-sitter arrived.
Then we met up with a few people from work and went down to a bar called Miller's Crossing. Taylor had seven shots and a drink there before we went to another bar called the Rilato- "The Toe" where he had a shot called the Tidal Wave where he takes a shot and then the bartender throws water on him. It was hilarious! Picture to come very soon.
After that I realized I had to go because it was already past my bed time and I had to work at 7. It was a bit saddening to know that I no longer I have the stamina to stay out until the wee hours of the morning and then get up and go to work. Of course having a stressful full-time job and a baby all have factors in my new schedule.
But this weekend...will be epic...and I know a secret that my brother doesn't know.
We're heading to Missoula tomorrow to begin the festivities- that's not the secret- but I promise I will tell everyone about it. I'M SO EXCITED!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lose the Baby Weight: Week 2

At my weigh in this week I lost 2.2 pounds. Not great, but its a loss. Hopefully next week will be better.

Total weight lost in two weeks: 7.2 pounds

You know you're a mom when...

1. You baby talk all the time. I have found this to be a recurring problem especially when I'm talking to Jeff and ask him, when he comes out of the bathroom, if he's made a stinky.

2. Poop is on your mind morning, noon and night. What's wrong with his poop? Is it the wrong color? Should I call the doctor if it is? Is there blood in the poop? What does that mean? Etc. etc. Oh and then of course you deal with the explosive poop and getting pooped on nearly every waking second of the day.

3. Getting four straight hours of sleep in a godsent. Zombies are a fictional horror monster? Why not look over at the new parent sitting next to you. Dark circles under the eyes. Blank, lifeless stares. Sometimes the mouth hangs open uncontrollably with drool dribbling down the sides. The walk is jerky and almost cryptic from a number of different things. That, and they're probably covered in all sorts of poop, spit up or boogers.

4. Par-taying is now a thing of the past. Remember those late nights on either weeknights or weekends? Remember being able to throw back a few drinks with ease and then dancing the night away before getting up around noon. Yep. Doesn't happen any more. Being the stubborn person that I am I still try to stay up until 11 or 11:30 p.m. at night. However when you have a little guy waking up around 4 or 5 am this isn't necessarily the smartest thing to do. I now find myself being perfectly content at home on a Friday night, the couch my sweetest friend after I put the little guy to bed. I can lounge in front of the TV laugh at The Soup when it comes on and then drift into sweet sweet empty sleep (uninterrupted) until Jeff comes home from work and wakes me up.

5. Once sore boobs can now withstand an atom bomb. I'm not quite sure how that would work if my boobs did actually encounter an atom bomb. Perhaps, like Twinkies and cockroaches, they'd be one of the few things that survive. All I know is after a month of nearly crying out in pain every day when my son attached himself to me I can honestly say if these things can withstand the gummy, barracuda-like mouth of my infant son over and over again then they could probably survive the third world war.

More to come as the lightbulbs flash above my head in realization. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hullabaloo in Helena

So there has been quite a lot going on in Helena lately. Last night a 17-year-old boy shot and killed a 16-year old boy and severely wounded two others- one 15 and the other 16.
Here's the link
So this whole thing started over a girl who was dating two guys at the same time and from the sound of it started to try and mix things up to get these two guys to fight over her. Sounds like an attention deprived brat to me- yes that's a little harsh.
So one of the kids goes to a party where this shooter is at and tells the shooter about this guy that wants to fight him over the girl and how this guy is apparently a real jerk to the girl. So the shooter starts texting this other guy, impersonating the kid and telling him he'll fight him and to meet him at a park.
So the shooter meets the guy and two of his friends at a park and shoots one of the guys friends point blank in the head. This is the kid that died immediately- he was only 16. Then the shooter shoots the 15-year-old. This is the kid that's currently in critical condition in Seattle. Then he shoots the older kid, the 16-year-old who's dating the girl. The shooter shoots him 6 times in the knee cap, like twice in the shoulder and then in the butt. Then the shooter takes off on a bike because people saw him and the cops are there within like five minutes.
My brother and I were at home playing Yahtzee when this happened and Jeff immediately calls and tells me to lock up because this kid's in our area. He was apparently last seen on his bike riding in to our neighborhood toward the woods. The cops are all over.
After we lock down the house I make a quick phone call to Carroll to begin the process of locking down the campus. This took about two hours because I got a phone call from one of my camp directors telling me she thought she saw a kid who fit the description riding by the dorm. Cops were called.
So I finally get to bed and morning comes and I'm literally stepping out the door to go to work and I get a text from my assistant Nik, "Cops are here."
Oh crap. So I head off to work and am bombarded by about five police officers when I get to the building. A student on campus was walking to the Campus Center and she saw a boy who fit the description and she thought he had a gun. Panic ensued and we spent a good portion of the morning in complete lockdown until we found out that the kid got caught around 10am.
Very interesting and intense time for Helena where this type of stuff doesn't happen a whole heck of a lot.
I feel bad for everyone involved.
I think perhaps the shooter was trying to protect this girl who he thought was being abused. Maybe he liked her and thought that by taking care of this bully of a boyfriend (I think that's probably what he is) he could be seen as the hero and win the girl.
This also terrifies me because then I have to, if ever Caderyn begins to act out, would/will we handle it. I love him and want nothing more for this little baby to grow up to be a smart and well rounded boy. But that's what everyone assumed this kid, the shooter, was. A straight-A student who was nice and well-rounded. What went wrong???
This kid has ruined many lives, including his own. He'll spend a minimum of 30 years in prison. He'll never, ever experience anything in his lifetime because he'll spend it all behind bars.
What went wrong???

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Epic Weight Loss Journey of "Lose the Baby Wight" Has Begun

I started my epic weight loss journey last week.
I finally broke down and joined Weight Watchers after numerous attempts on my own didn't seem to prove positive (that chocolate cake just seemed to keep finding its way in my mouth).
With my first weigh in on Friday, I lost 5 pounds woo. This week I'm hoping to have lost about the same.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

On Insurance Companies and Hospital Bills. Fie!

Although I am very thankful to have full coverage of insurance with both Jeff and mine's jobs I am a little frustrated with my insurance company, New West. My job switched to New West in February of 2009, right before Caderyn was born. I was a little worried and made phone calls and talked to Human Resources to ensure that my labor and delivery would be covered. I was told it would be and that Caderyn would be covered for up to 30 days on my insurance plan.
My insurance plan honestly isn't that great when it comes to adding additional family members so we decided to put Caderyn on Jeff's plan which is very reasonable and family friendly.
Well then Caderyn got sick and we were stuck in the hospital for a week. Jeff called the day we checked in to the hospital to ensure that Caderyn was covered under his plan- we were told he was. So now we've started to get bills and we're slowly paying them off but the problem is that my insurance seems to have screwed everyone else up. They have my original labor and delivery listed as March 9-11 when I was actually in the hospital from March 12-14. They have Caderyn's birth listed as March 11. I've called them twice to make sure they understand this is incorrect. We've gotten about 10 different bills each cancelling the previous bill out and totalling a new amount. They just seem to keep screwing stuff up- BAH.
We finally got another bill today and when I called to confirm that this was correct the lady told me that they were still trying to deal with my insurance company and that it more than likely was an incorrect bill. She also told me that our bill would probably be higher than it was...great. So now Jeff and I feel like we're stuck in a bad credit situation. As we continue to pay and pay as much as we can afford each month, our bill just keeps going up and up.