This post will have a few different things in it, so it may bounce around a bit. ;)
Lorelai sure is growing like a weed! She had her 4 month WCC today and weighed in at 16 pounds 1.5 ounces and is 26.5 inches long. Doctor said she is growing great and can start solids! She wants us to start with oatmeal or barely cereal-- no rice cereal though, as she says is is pure starch that isn't needed. So, tomorrow she will get her first taste of oatmeal.
It is crazy to think about how much she has grown and how she was born 4 months ago. It really doesn't seem that long ago, yet it sometimes seems like she has been a part of the family forever. I still wonder how I got a little girl and how I am going to manage her! I never thought I would have a girl, and I always hear how hard they are to raise. It worries me. But, I also know that I will do the best that I can and that is all that I can do. With Eric, I know I will get through it and I know we will raise our children to be fine young people. I just hope that they can be proud of us as parents.
After her appointment, we did a few errands and looked at a few more houses. Without getting into it right now, it is such a tedious, annoying, and very stressful process. Eric and I never thought it would be this difficult to deal with, and feel like it really shouldn't be this hard.
I had a terrible day yesterday with food and exercise. I wanted to give up and was so stressed out about it, among many other things going on in our lives. But, after having a talk with my bestest girl, Bri, (yes I know bestest isn't a word) and having a chat with Eric, I feel better. I know there will always be days that I want to give up. There will always be days that I want to eat crazy junk and be lazy, but I also know that I can always start fresh and be proud of what I do accomplish, even if it is acknowledging a small step like eating a healthy meal and drinking water instead of soda or my big down fall, iced tea.
I am pretty sure that with the junk I ate yesterday, there will be little to no weight loss this week, but that's OK. I've started new, will keep plugging away, and will expect a loss next week if I don't have one on Saturday.