Friday, April 13, 2012

Top of the Muffin, to ya! Week 3

All Hell broke loose this week. . . 

Harper got sick on Monday - one of those feverish sniffle things. Where she'd wake up multiple times in the middle of the night, losing her marbles, because she couldn't breathe through her nose or. . . her throat hurt. . . or something. Coming from a, well, dramatic child who - just last night - flung herself on the floor and cried because one of her blackberries fell on the floor and expelled some blackberry juice. "There is gore! Please help!" You can imagine how the sniffles have the potential to be world-ending.

Henry started teething HARDCORE on Monday. I haven't put down the 17 lb baby since. Yep. Holding him now. He's kicked the computer off my lap twice.

I'm also currently holding a microphone and singing "The Farmer in the Dell" repeatedly, but that's neither here nor there. Especially since Harper continues to request "Lub Chack baby" but God, I hate the B-52s.


I was up forty jillion times every night.

Damn, I was tired. And it was cold this week!

One morning at 6:00 when Harper was up for the day and Henry was exhausted but. . . up, and Brandon suggested that I go for a run that night, I very nearly pulled a 'Harper' myself.

When Brandon really would get home from work, all I'd want to do is just. . . .sit down, but it's when we'd start working on the house. Because it's going on the market. In a week.

And don't even get me started on Easter lunch and subsequent leftovers. . . 


They'll always be there if I want to use them.

So I buckled down in other ways: I drank a ton of water and just tried to not make terrible decisions until I could come up for air.

And I have.

Harper slept through the night last night. Henry only woke twice.

Verdict: Down 2 lbs. for a total of 5. 

Don't forget to check out Laura at Navigating the Mothership for Fitness Friday and Amanda at The Sassy Southern Belle!


  1. I know it is hard, but you handle everything so well! Then, you even add some humor to these situations and make me laugh! I can just picture all of this going on!

  2. So glad I am not the only one with sick kids and excuses :) Ok so doing good this week but I too have a sick kid and then Brac had his issues. SO I get it. Bein' a mama is hard enough and then to ad the pressure to be a skinny healthy mama, the world expects so much from us :)We can only accomplish so much with these super powers

  3. i walked 2 miles yesterday :) i think it was more of a holiday than a habit though. you're such a good mommy!

  4. It gets so freaking hard when the kids get sick and sleep goes to hell, etc, etc. I always go back and forth during that time about what are reasonable expectations for myself and what I'm using as an excuse.

    Hope you have a non-eventful week full of sleep, nice weather, and farmers in dells and love shacks.