1) My good friend Natalie asked me if I wanted to start a MOMS only fitness group on facebook. Just a bunch of moms who want to get healthier, but need some motivation from other moms. I thought it was an awesome idea. Everyone in the group will put 10$ in, post some “before” photos (not in a bikini or anything, sweats are OK) and then set a measurable goal like:
-Lose 10 pounds
-Fit into my size 4 pants
-Work out 3 times a week, every week
-Eat clean 75% of the time
-Only gain 30 Pregnancy pounds
We will start our challenge on Nov. 1 and it will go for 12 weeks. Everyone who reaches their goal will be put into a random draw and one lucky person will win ALL the money (in the form of a gift card to a store of your choice). If you are interested, comment here or email me! You don’t have to have a blog, just be a mom. And if you have time check out Natalie’s hilarious post on her blog.
2) Potty Training Update: Henry was basically potty trained (if I took him to the bathroom every hour because he never initiated it) until we went on our trip. We bought Pull Ups for on the plane and realised how much easier it was that way. So for our whole trip we put him in Pull Ups but still took him to the bathroom often, just not every single hour. He did well but has 1-2 wet Pull Ups a day. We decided not to go back to what we would doing before once we got home because it was so stressful! I don’t think Henry was ready. But our first go at Potty Training DID teach Henry to hold it until he had to go and not just pee a little bit all day long. Plus “number 2” always goes in the potty!! So I’ll take it as a success! and then I’ll curse potty training because it sucks.
3) I had planned to start weaning William at 11 months. Taking that last month of his first year of life to casually drop nursing sessions, like I did with Henry. Well William has been stealing Henry’s milk sippie cup and freaking LOVES cow’s milk. One day while on our trip he was drinking out of Henry’s cup so I took it away and William freaked out. I tried to nurse him and he PUSHED ME AWAY! And went back after Henry’s cup. If that’s not a sign of being ready, I don’t know what is.