Shawn and Jacquie are back, so our lives have returned to what we consider normal. Nothing overly exciting has happened, so you get to read some moderate blurbs about Swan life.
1.) A few weeks after Caleb was born, I returned to a land I have not visited for some time -- Exercise Land. I signed up at our local Curves, looking for a place to do some strength training and cardio. (See how I even sound like I know what I'm talking about? Impressive, eh?) When I signed up, they asked all sorts of questions about what my goals were, what size clothes I'd like to wear, yada yada. I really just wanted to be healthy and toned enough to play with my kids. Weight loss was also on my mind, though, and in answer to that clothing size question, I just wanted to get out of maternity clothes. :) Easier said than done when my belly was stretched out to THIS...
Yikes! So since June, I've been faithfully working out. I lost maybe a couple of inches off of my measurements, but I hadn't been losing any weight at all. Considering that I was carrying an extra 50 or so pounds, that was not welcome news. More recently, however, I have stopped eating at 7 pm (figuring that if I haven't eaten supper by then, there's always breakfast), and I have lost 7 pounds. It's a drop in the bucket, but much better than zero, and very encouraging to me.
2.) Nathan has been working really hard with his outpatient therapy. It's twice a week in Indianapolis, so that makes for a couple of long days. Last night, on the way back from Indy, Mom and Nate stopped in for a visit. Nathan said that he is now supposed to use the four-pronged cane more than his walker, especially around the house and out for short trips. It's all part of getting his mobility back. Go Uncle Nate!
3.) Caleb is also working on becoming more mobile. He's been rocking back and forth on his hands and knees for a couple of weeks now. He just hasn't quite learned how to put his engine in gear. He's cutting two more teeth, so we've had some fever going on.
4.) Katy is working on potty training. Actually, Stephen and I are working on remembering to potty train her. We'd like for her to be able to enter preschool next fall.
5.) I need to go do some more laundry. Have a great day!