Saturday, June 12, 2010

Babies and Body Fat

I am so tired! Grace had a really bad night last night. She was up from around 11pm until about 1am and was up again around 3:30, 5:00, and 7:00. At 7 I sent her back to bed with her milk and she didn't get up again until 8:00. Bob had to extend the right hand of fellowship to her last night, which is really the first time she has ever gotten really spanked. It really upset her. It was so hard to watch, but I know it needs to be done. This has been going on for over two weeks now. She tries all kinds of things to get up. She tells me she is all done, asks for drinks, diaper changes, walks, etc. Anything to get up. I am really at a loss as what to do for her. I've tried compassion, new diapers (which I love and really help her rash, it is almost gone, yea!), ibuprofen, teethers, spanks, etc. Nothing seems to keep her in bed. Any suggestions? I'll talk suggestions for discipline books too!

As far as her new diapers go, I ordered two different kinds to try for nighttime. I was looking for something that would keep her more dry than her econobums, but that wouldn't leak. I tried a Fuzzibunz perfect fit and a Rumparooz. I liked them both. They both kept her dry and neither one leaked. The Rumparooz won out though, because I like that they are adjustable to four different sizes so I can use them on Molly and any future babies (although Bob's plan of two and done is looking really good lately...) and I like the fact that I only used the soakers that it came with and that was enough for Grace's super soaked nighttime diapers! I ordered some more to use for both her and Molly at night. This website had a special buy 7 and get a store credit for an 8th free! I made myself order some gender neutral colors just in case there is ever a third child, but I did get another purple and a pink. I just couldn't help myself!

On a totally different topic, today is the end of week 3 of P90X (well, technically tomorrow is, but it is just a stretch day, so no big deal). Here is an update. I have lost 6.8lbs and 1% body fat. This last week has been really hard as far as diet goes. At this point numbers on the scale don't really mean anything because I will be gaining muscle while losing the last of my fat. The changes are going to come in the mirror, not the scale and that means I won't see results as quickly as I would if I could use the scale. That makes staying motivated, especially with the diet, very hard. After the first week or so, I noticed that I've lost fat around my rib cage, but who cares about that when you have a belly from too babies right? Why is it always the belly that is last to go? It just seems so unfair! Next weekend we will weigh in, take photos, and measure ourselves so I will get to see if I've lost inches. If I have that will definitely help me finish the next two phases!

Well, I am going to put Molly down for her nap so I can do my Kenpo X workout and then I am going running later this afternoon. Got to get ready for my 10k next Saturday! Have a great day!


  1. We are using "The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers" for Ayden. He has never been a good sleeper and its really taking a toll on him! Makes me sad to see the dark circles around his eyes at such a young age. We start implementing our plan on Monday, so I am hoping to see some improvements soon! We also have liked "The Happiest Baby on the Block" and "The Happiest Toddler on the Block." The toddler version addresses behavioral issues. :)

  2. don't feel bad. eventually, the "hand of wisdom" as John likes to call it, has a place. I feel, that if the child is old enough and you're not spanking out of anger, there's nothing wrong with it. I struggled with it for awhile but seriously, it's the only thing that keeps Isaak in line sometimes. we don't spank Joe because he just doesn't get it.