Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another Milestone for Brooks...and Daddy!

Yesterday, I finally mustered up the energy, courage and motivation to get back into hot yoga. If you have never taken a class, it is 90 minutes of intense postures in a room that is heated to at least 104 degrees and at 40% humidity (you might as well be on the sand in Myrtle Beach doing yoga at 2:00pm!). The studio is across the alley from my office, so Bryant picked up the baby at 5:15, and I darted to my 5:30 class. I made it in plenty of time to catch up with the owner and some of the teachers I haven't seen in over a year (I was really into going last spring before I got pregnant). The huge benefit to this type of yoga is not only the gain in flexibility but the loss of calories. At my weight, I am burning over 1100 calories in one 90 minute session...bye bye baby belly! :) I am hoping to go at least 3x/week to help expedite the weight loss because it is no fun not fitting into any of my cute summer clothes...blah.

But, Bikram was not the highlight of my evening. This was the first time Bryant has been alone with the baby for over an hour...and they both did awesome! Brooks was awake the entire time I was gone, he took a full bottle of stored milk for the first time (way to go daddio!), and they were both in relatively good spirits, but exhausted when I got home. Fewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! What a relief and blessing!

Work is still going as well as it can. It does seem like my days consist only of work and chores at this point, and I don't mention that for a pitty party, but simply because our life has changed so drastically since Brooks joined us. We now wake up an hour earlier (on good mornings), rush around and leave the house typically ten minutes late, no matter how well I prepare the night before. I work all day while feeding and taking care of our boy and my boss (well not feeding the boss, but taking care of him, yes). Some evenings we go straight to the gym, others we head home, but either way, it is home around 6:00 or 7:30pm depending on the workout schedule, make dinner, clean up (if I am lucky), bath, feed, change the baby, and try to hit the pillow by 10:30. All that to wake up 2.5 hours later to feed again and on and on...Motherhood is the absolute greatest joy, but most exhausting job imaginable.

We continue to pray for more milestones for our little guy. He is such an amazing boy. Every morning when he wakes up (typically in bed with us, as that is where he lands after his 5:30am feeding), he smiles and coos and both of us while kicking and waving his arms in excitement because he has an audience...how on earth can a person wake up crabby when that is the alarm clock!? He is one of the happiest, most laid back babies I have ever been around, and we feel so blessed that God hand picked him to be ours. He continuously surprises us by how much he has learned and grown over the past two months...that's right...he will be 2 months old on June 21st. Wow!

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for our ever changing family. We miss you all and can't wait to see you soon. Aspen is amazing in the summer, and summer is finally here. The hills are so green and the sun is high in the sky. It is a wonderful place to visit (hint hint) :)...

Much love,

Becca, Bryant, Brooks and Mali Burger (our wonderful yellow lab)

1 comment:

Kim, Aaron, Jake, Jack and Baby #3 said...

Girl! That made me sweat just reading about it! 1100 calories...goodness...that would help me burn all my breakfast calories at McDonald's! Ha! But then there's those lunch, dinner, and all those nasty calories inbetween. I have GOT to get control over myself, or this is gonna be my "biggest" pregnancy yet! Ha! Love ya!