Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I set a personal goal for myself to lose the last 5 pounds that I gained while pregnant with Ben by March 31st. As of today, March 30th - I have lost 4.4 lbs. Not quite 5, but pretty dang close. I'll take it. Maybe I'll wake up and have lost that last 0.6! I'm very proud of myself and my hard work.

In other news, my parents moved into their new house this past weekend, so we spent the day Saturday moving boxes and furniture and whew - it was exhausting. We had a great time seeing my parents and having lunch with Dustin's mom on Sunday! I love that Ben lives close enough to his grandparents that he gets to see them often.

Now, as for American Idol - I am pretty obsessed with Paul and Lauren and Pia. I love Casey, too. That's all. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

learning as I go

Last week, the Wheeler household went through our first round of teething. It started with a low-grade fever, tons of saliva, fussiness and constant chewing of fingers. It ended after a few days and surprise - Benjamin has his 2 bottome teeth! We were so excited when we woke up Monday morning and felt those little guys.

I can't believe he's growing up so quickly!

In other news, I've recently discovered Barre3. It's a workout consisting of pilates, ballet and yoga and I'm obsessed! It's the most intense hour and I am already seeing results. If you live in OKC, check out

My current workout schedule looks something like this: Mondays - pilates reformer, Tuesdays - Zumba, Thursdays - mat pilates plus two or three days of cardio. So thankful for my work's gym and all the amazing classes they offer!

Also, totally loving Smart Ones breakfast sandwiches right now. I have been eating one every morning on my drive in to work. So delish!

Monday, March 7, 2011

babies, babies, babies

I have attended or hosted a baby shower at least once a month for the past 6 months. I am so happy that all my friends are going to have kids around the same age as Benjamin. It's also a tiny bit overwhelming when we all get our babies in the same room! I loved that we were all pregnant so close together so we can share tips and advice and I love having meetings of the mommy minds and swapping the latest baby 411.

My sister-in-law Cara was so sweet and let me come to her 4D ultrasound. Seeing little Tucker was the most awesome thing! He looks so much like my brother, but I think he's going to have his momma's smile and chin. Such a doll already! He was making the cutest faces and reminded me a lot of Ben.

Cara asked me for some advice on what to take to the hospital the other day and it got me thinking...
I feel like I should use this blog to keep a diary for myself in the future in case Ben gets a brother or sister future self: here is some advice:

-keep your little one on a schedule and try to stick to it every day - it makes life so much easier.
-don't be afraid to ask for help.
-bring your own pillow to the hospital.
-call the pediatrian as often as you want - that's what they are there for!
-if your baby hates swaddling, don't force it. if they love it, wrap that baby tight!
-the Boppy newborn lounger is amazing.
-pumping is weird at first, but you will get used to it.
-let your husband help you on some of those middle of the night feedings and get some sleep.
-you will make it past those first few weeks when the adrenaline wears off. Promise.
-love every single moment because they grow up so fast!

I'm sure I left out a thousand key points, but that's the great thing about blogging - you can always write more later!