Friday, November 15, 2013

Five...

I want to say something clever today.  I really do.  But I'm afraid that all of my brilliant semi-acceptable writing was exhausted by the brief I finished up on Tuesday, so today is a day for list-making.  (I'll do my best to make it a brilliant semi-acceptable list.)

One.  Army crawler. 

We've got ourselves a sort of mobile little girl.


It sort of makes me want to cry when I think about it.  But I always swore I'd never be one of those moms who lamented the fact that their babies were growing up.  (Because duh.  That's what babies do. And you don't really want your baby to stop getting bigger, do you?)  Yet, here I am.  Becoming that very mom.  Nothing makes a liar out of you like a baby does.

Two.  Instagram shopping. 

Did you know that you can shop via Instagram?  Is your mind completely blown?  I can't remember how or when I discovered my first Instagram shop, but it was a sad, sad day for my PayPal account.  I mostly just buy new and used clothing for Grace (we're talking adorable Baby Gap and H&M stuff for less than $10 SHIPPED!), but I've done quite a bit of damage lately, and I think I'm going to have to get a hold of myself.

To the extent any of you are in the market for cute baby clothes and need a new addiction, here are a few of my favorite shops: @bloggybabyboutique @kickinlegscloset @aandecloset @stylingsophie (a little high, but she has the CUTEST stuff!) and @reaganspaige  These shops generally don't keep a lot of stuff "in stock" on their pages (because everything sells quickly!).  Instead, they announce sale times, and you comment on the picture of whatever you want to buy with your PayPal email address.  They'll then invoice you, and once you pay via PayPal, usually things are shipped fairly quickly.

(The sweater dress that Grace is wearing in the video above was an Instagram purchase.)

Three.  Operation skinny jeans. 

I'm down another 4.4 pounds this week, which puts me at nearly 18 pounds lost in a month.  I know it's probably super annoying to be getting these week-by-week updates, but I'm telling you -- you guys are such great accountability.  So just humor me, would you?

Four.  Hooky. 

Grace and I played hooky on Wednesday.  After I fed her at 6:00, we stayed in bed, and she fell back asleep until 8:00.  Best. cuddles. ever.  There was no part of me that could bear to take her to daycare after that.  So I didn't.  (And, in light of having finished the aformentioned craziness at work, I didn't feel even a teensy bit guilty.)

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Five.  DOC Band update. 

We are almost done with the DOC Band, y'all.  She goes back in for a checkup a week from Monday.  She'll have been in it 10 weeks by that point, and if the band is getting too tight on the sides, we'll be done with it for good.  If not, she'll stay in it another two weeks.  So at the most, we're looking at roughly three more weeks.

Truthfully, it hasn't really been an issue for us.  It doesn't bother Grace in the slightest (in fact, I'm worried we may have a few crazy nights after we take it off, since she's gotten so used to sleeping in it).  And I really am so thankful for what a difference it has made for her little head (I'll be sure and post some before and after pictures once we're finished!).  But momma won't lie... I'm more than ready to be able to see all of her sweet little face when I look at her.  And I'm REALLY ready to resume the headband and bow wearing. :)

Go link up your own Friday fives with Joy, Lauren, and Darci!

16 comments:

Nichole said...

It is totally NOT annoying to hear about Operation Skinny Jeans! Kudos!

Joy said...

Girl you are doing great with the weight loss!! And sweet Grace.... I can't believe she is already scooting and semi crawling! Just seems crazy to think it's already time for that! And I can't wait to hear the report with the band. I'm sure she will love wearing the headbands and other accessories since she is already use to wearing the band. Happy Friday, and thanks for linking up!! Y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

Brianne said...

Congrats on the weight loss progress!

Megan said...

Congrats on the weight loss gf, you are rockin it! And oh my goodness, I bet sweet Grace can't wait to sport some of those adorable headbands and bows you have waiting for her - although what a blessing that the Doc Band hasn't bothered her one bit!

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Thanks for finding me through Kelly's Korner. Your little girl is so cute! I hope the DOC band comes off very soon! Looking forward to getting to "know" you through your blog.

Laura said...

Yay! For crawling (almost), 18 pounds down, and almost done with the doc band! I haven't done any Instagram shopping yet but I do a fair amount of Facebook shopping for the kids. Off to check out all of these shops!!

Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

Her pictures ALWAYS make me smile! Savanna started sitting up this week and I'm not sure how to react. I'm excited and feel like curling up in a ball and crying like a baby at the same time! Congrats on the weight loss girlfrann;) You got this! xoxo

Leslie said...

You have a gorgeous blog. Found your through Kelly's Korner! your daughter is precious!

Sara @ Making Memories of Us said...

Hello from Kelly's Korner and thanks for stopping by my blog! I had no idea you could shop on Instagram! Congrats on your weight loss, that is awesome!

Jessica K said...

I love hearing about the weight loss! So motivational. I am with you on the growing up thing. I think though that because it happens so fast, you don't feel you get to savor certain moments in life and you want to hold on to those and make memories, but it goes so fast...I've been told when they are teens we will be praying for them to grow faster! Hahaha!

Kristin said...

I like the updates!
Way to go on the pounds lost :)

Like we need another way to shop...

The Tale of Three P's said...

Hey Ryan! This is Kristen from Established 2008. I've decided to start fresh with a new blog and I'd love to have you follow along. Also, Instagram shopping? What?!?!

Hayley Chandler said...

Hi Ryan!!! Love your blog!!! I found you through Kelly's Korner. I am new momma blogger from Arlington. I love finding new blogs, especially fellow Texas mommies!!!

Holly M. said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner! You have such a cute little girl! I just read your post on her birth story, and I had a very similar birth with my son. Anyways, glad I found your found! New follower here :)

Erica @ Team Roberts said...

I should probably jump on Operation Skinny Jeans instead of Operation Bake The Most Fattening Cookies on the planet. But hey, you win some, you lose some. Ha! Thanks for sharing the instagram shops...I had no idea!!

Colleen said...

first congrats on the weight loss!! Your girl is so cute. Enjoy every single minute. it goes so fast (sounds cliche right? but so very true).

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