Sooo….. My sister had her baby over the weekend!
So very excited for her (mostly because she was WAY over being pregnant).
She started having contractions about 3am friday morning, I took her to the hospital about 8am – it took me forever to convince her that it probably wasn’t false labor and we should get going – and I watched little Declan arrive by c-section around 5pm. I called my mom that morning before we left for the hospital (she was coming from Maryland) and she arrived about 7:30pm. Mommy and baby are both doing great. Shes in a little bit of pain because of the c-section but they’re both happy and very ready to come home. As you can see in the picture above, my little Kinsey-bug is very happy with her baby cousin, but Mommy (I) can not touch him or she throws herself into the floor crying… MAJOR tantrum. We’re going to work on that the next couple of days when Lauren gets home.
Oh yea, little Declan clocked in around 6lbs, 19in.
Another thing, later that night around 11:53pm, my cousin in Maryland had her little boy KJ. Funny how everyone was fighting to be a November baby.
Okay, So heres my Master cleanse experience:
I started the cleanse the morning after Thanksgiving… definetly the wrong thing to do. Its not fair to stuff your body with all of that delicious food one day and then cheat it with water downed lemonade the next. As you can tell from my less-than-cheery tone, I was not successful in my attempt at the Master cleanse.
So the day after Thanksgiving, I woke up all excited to start my cleanse. I poured my 32 oz of water and my sea salt into my gym water bottle and with that first gulp all my optimism went flying right out the window. I don’t know what it was but i could not handle the Salt water mix. I ‘ve read how people who have done the cleanse say the salt water is so very hard to take but i honestly didn’t imagine it would be this hard. I could only manage about 4 oz. and I was done. So, already feeling defeated I marched back into the kitchen and made my “lemonade”. Okay the lemonade is actually really good. I really enjoyed drinking it. I didn’t feel hungry after one 8 oz. bottle of it and was good to go for a few hours. So, here is when it really went downhill: Okay, my sister is very pregnant, 38 weeks, and she needed to go to the store that afternoon. Her boyfriend being at work, it was my sisterly duty to take her. It was about 12pm and I hadn’t had a bottle of lemonade since about 8 that morning. Well, I figured that we would only be out for about 30 min. so I could just whip one up when I got back. Boy was I wrong, so ater 2 hours at the store feeling like my stomach was eating itself and my head pounding and literally feeling like I was the walking dead, we finally came back home. I ran into the kitchen and rushed to make my drink. na-uh… didn’t do anything i waited about half an hour and still felt like i was dying. So i gave in, I dragged myself to the kitchen and made one of the best leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches I’ve ever had. I felt like such a faiure after I ate it. But… I decided that I’m going to just gradually replace my meals with the lemonade. I haven’t weighed myself yet but I already feel lighter just over the weekend so I’m happy about my decision. I will keep you posted on my results.
So I’ve been reading into the Master cleanse here lately, made popluar by Ms. Beyonce dropping major pounds for her role in Dream Girls. I’ve wanted to do it to help shed this baby weight that I’ve been hanging onto since I had Kinsey but I’ve been skeptical about doing it because it is a very drastic diet.
Quick background: I’ve had headaches almost every day of my life for about the past 5 years EXCEPT during my pregnancy. During my pregnancy I can’t remember having a single headache.
Okay, so one of the major benefits of this cleanse is to detoxify your body and just become more mentally and spiritually aware of your body and apparently this cleanse helps you to appreciate it more. So, I’m thinking thats whats going to push me to do the cleanse. I need a motiviator to treat my body better. When I was pregnant I realized that I wasn’t important, I was growing a human being, a human being that need all of the healthiest and most nurtitious things that I could give her. So this is my push, this is my motiviation.
So let me give you a quick breakdown of the diet:
In the morning you are supposed to start with a liter of sea salt water. When you chug that down its supposed to get your body going, get it ready to release toxins, i.e. have a bowel movement. Then, throughout the day you are supposed to drink 6-12 glasses of this FRESH lemon juice/ maple syrup / cayenne pepper mix and in the evening taka a gentle laxative. Do this for 10 days and you will fell like a new person and somewhere around 10-15 lbs lighter.
So, I’m going to start this thing AFTER Thanksgiving this weekend and will post daily results/ comments, etc.
Wish me luck!
Fall. let me tell you how in love I am with fall. I get so excited when you can “smell snow” in the air and the leaves start to change colors. I love apple cider. hah im starting to ramble now. err. Fall is my favorite season..period. Winter is too cold, spring is okay, but it has nothing on fall; and i hate summer, i prefer layers! and I absoloutely love that I can dress my munchkin in cute little hats and scarves, boots and a whole lotta other junk that she just tries to take off.
Also, both my daughter and I have birthdays in the month of Novemer. Her’s the 9th and mine the 29th. She was born ecactly 20 days before my 21st birthday. So I consider her my hero.
I call her my hero because she literally changed my life. Everyone knows that at 21 you can let loose and become a “legal” wild-child. Well I did plently of wild child things before I turned 21 so the 29th of November 2011 would have just been a doorway for me to become my own problem.
When people say that having children/ a baby, whatever, changes things it really does. Having a little girl that I am responsible for, that I have to take everywhere, that I have to make sure has food in her belly and clothes on her back at all times has really changed my life. It has opened my eyes to soo many things and really and truly given me purpose.
huh. imagine that.
I love fall.
This is my blog. I will say what I want, show what I want, etc..etc.
I’ll post pictures of my daughter, complain about the people I work with and talk about what I like dislike. This is my holy sanctuary to vent and to boast.