My little angel is 9 1/2 months old now! She is crawling, well, her version of crawling – we call it the “Kyah Shuffle”. She’s pulling herself up on toys and furniture, and, is starting to get into everything! She has 6 teeth fully through and another couple on the way. She sleeps like – I can’t say a baby can I? We put her to bed at 7pm and within 5 mins she’s out like a light. She’s sleeping through most nights until at least 6am now. Every now and then she will have a bit of a cry, probably because of her teeth but we just hold her for 5 minutes and put some Bonjela on and put her back to bed. Last night we went to see some friends and took Kyah with us, and her sleeping bag and gear. She went to sleep on the floor, no problem. She did wake up crying a couple of hours later but 5 mins of holding her hand and stroking her head and she was back to sleep. It’s almost like she has a bad dream or something. Then we left at 10pm, had to wake the little darling, and she just has a tiny whinge when we wake her then sits in the car on the drive home, and straight back to sleep when we put her in bed! We have a couple of baby sitters and they both say she’s so good. She’s a happy, contented little thing.
Tonight I am home alone! Hubby took her for an overnight trip and I am using the opportunity to cook lots of food up for her, and do some things around the house in readiness for our holiday next week! We are off to the Gold Coast for a week. Our first family holiday.
So, hopefully I can sleep in tomorrow! What a novelty that would be. I had a good night’s sleep last night, but the 2 nights prior, I was up at 3am. Like, up for the day. Could blame Kyah only one of those times.
Training wise I’m going well, only doing 2 x week, but those sessions are long and tough. My strength is improving with each workout. I’m still weighing under 50kg, but have definitely a lot more shape back now. I keep getting asked if I am going to do another comp. Honestly, the idea is nice, but the reality isn’t so nice! Just don’t think I want to bad enough for a start. Plus, I have a really big project happening as well as completely revamping my www.idealbodyblueprint.com site. It’s going to be awesome when done.
The other project is www.FemaleFatFreeSolution.com – Kristin and I have been working on this for some time, but finally I now have a partner ready to lauch with me and we are doing that in February.
The other thing to throw in the mix is that I’m going to pretty much be a single mum for the next 8 months or so. However, it is hopefully for the best. Damo has a job traveling, and will be away for 5 weeks straight almost as soon as we return from Qld. He’s having trouble already with the thought of leaving Kyah for so long. It will be tough for me too because Damien shares a lot of the child rearing responsibilities and so I will really feel it being on my own! Even though Kyah is in care 4 x week, when you throw in laundry, dishes, groceries, cooking (I cook all bub’s food), looking after Big Pud, other appointments and domestic jobs, you really have little time left for much at all. Add exercise to that mix, and sleep if I need to catch up after a bad night…but, for some strange reason I’m looking forward to the challenge. I think I can do it!
I just cooked up a few different things for Kyah. Broccoli, spinach and apple. Apple, ricotta, sultanas and rice, with a little cinnamon. Broccoli, ricotta, parmesan. Sweet potato – which tomorrow I will cook up some pumpkin and pasta, and add a little ricotta with that. I’ve done the egg test and the peanut butter test and all appears ok there. No allergies detected so far.
For me tonight I cooked up Lemon Mustard Herb Chicken courtesy of www.idealbodiesonline.com/fitcooking – Dave Ruel has an amazing fat loss cookbook and the recipes are so tasty, but easy as pie! A couple of nights ago I did Deviled Chicken – even Damo said it was ‘awesome’. Here is a pic of it – I sent the recipe around to my subscribers, if you didn’t get it, send me an email.
So, that’s a quick run down of what has been happening here. I’m really looking forward to some warm weather – that hot snap of 4 straight days of 27 degrees has me hanging for summer!
Hope everyone is well, it has been so long since I’ve updated!