Walking, Talking and Mountain Climbing!

My last post was for Halloween!  That was eight months ago!  The reason for the lag is because basically right after Halloween, Amelia started walking… then RUNNING, then getting into practically everything that I own.  It’s a lot different than when I could just put her down in one place and she couldn’t get too far.  Now I do a lot of chasing, but it’s a blast.

We are having a great time and in fact have moved to Italy for the next 6 months!  Amelia is adjusting well and having a great time with her Nonna and Nonno.  She is starting to say words and I think that before we leave in November, she will be speaking Italian!  At the very least, she will be able to say, “MANGIA”!

Her first words are dog, more, apple and water.  She’s also just mastering Mommy, Daddy, Nonna and Nonno.  Oh, and of course she can say NO!

Here’s a photo of her exploring the mountains in Cavria (her ancestral home)…

Cavria Mountain Girl

Cavria Mountain Girl

Losing the Baby Weight

It’s been almost four months since I gave birth and I was promised that if I were to breastfeed, i would lose the baby weight. Hmmm.
I’ve always been pretty thin. All my life I’ve been lucky enough to not have to excercise , but apparently that’s over…

The first week after Amelia was born, I lost 30 lbs.! I thought surely by the second week, I’d be back in my skinny jeans. It might have been the chocolate cake, cookies and crackers I was eating at every waking moment, but that never happened.

So now for plan B. What if I cut out some of the sweets? Nope. That didn’t work. What if I get some excercise? I started walking with the stroller almost daily. The problem with that is that I hate the outdoors and any sort of physical activity (not really).  Actually, I’m getting more used to my now daily-ish walks and really enjoying pushing myself.  I started using an app on my phone called Runkeeper.  It’s great because it’s almost like a game, and I’m very competitve… even if it’s just against myself 😉

I set a goal of losing 15 lbs by the time we leave for Italy in June.  That means that I have about a month and a half to lose ten more lbs. (I’ve already lost 5).

I refuse to post a photo of my belly… maybe I’ll post an “after” pic 😉