Friday, February 28, 2014

New Fitness Approach!

First I will start with these photos, this was me at 4 weeks postpartum, full of curves, stretch marks and a little extra lovin if you know what I mean. But when I look at this body, I am proud. I had a very healthy pregnancy and felt great the entire time! Although I thought I would bounce back a little easier, that's not my case. So in true Megan typical fitness fashion, it's going to take a lot of work! And I have done it before, and I'll do it again!

I have been trying to make it to the gym to start my transformation back, but with my almost 9 week old, I am lucky if I get in once a week. I miss my heavy lifting!! So I needed to find a new way to get back in. I did something I never thought I would do and I just became a Beachbody coach. Now this isn't like my usual crossfit style workouts, I have decided to do Les Mills Combat. More like kickboxing. Which gets me excited! I used to work out at a boxing gym before I was married, and loved it! I loved going and working up a sweat! I found something through the Beachbody program that I knew I would love. And that's the first biggest step, find a workout you will love to do! I will still make it to the gym and keep with my heavy lifting and crossfit, but for me right now this is what I need!

I will also be trying the chocolate vegan Shakeology. Now I will not be using this as meal replacement!! This will be in addition to what I eat now, which some of you might think, what about paleo?? Well the vegan shakeology is paleo friendly, not strict paleo, but it has no gluten, soy or dairy. Which are the big ones for me!

Beachbody was never a venture I thought I would take, but I needed to find something that would work for me right now. I am exclusively breastfeeding and don't like to pump, so it makes going to the gym a tough for me.

Now I know a couple DVDs and a shake isn't going to get me there alone. I will keep eating my healthy paleo diet and I will put in a lot of work!! I have done it before, and I know I can do it again. Life is ever changing, and now my workout routine will!!

I am excited to share this with you! I won't cherry coat a thing!! Here is my transformation after Vince!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lets get this product going! AIM: Alerting Infant Baby Monitor

As a mother of two, I am always researching into new baby products. When I learned about the Baby Shusher, I learned about AIM (Alerting Infant Baby Monitor.) I know you might be thinking another monitor that tracks babies breathing, but this one is different!

First thing I noticed was the adorable look of the product, with it being a cute little ladybug, its unisex and has a more baby look than others. Second and probably most important, is the vibrate. If it doesn't sense any movement for 15 seconds it will give a gentle vibrate or what they call a JustChecking™ alert. And if no movement is detected after that, then a loud alarm will sound for the parents to hear. 

It seems very simple to use, just clipping to the diaper and you're good to go. Also it come with a USB charger, so you don't have to worry about batteries running out. And even a convenient travel case to keep safe while you throw it in your diaper bag. 

Michelle and Doug are the brains behind AIM, and their reasoning was because it happened to them, their baby stopped breathing. Lucky for them, they noticed fast and were able to get their child breathing again. Michelle a Doctor and Doug a Biomedical Engineer then created the AIM prototype. 

So now what can we do as Moms and Dads, is help another Mom and Dad with the start of this great product. 

Right now they are trying to raise funds to ensure, that AIM will reach the millions and in hopes save some babies. There are a couple different ways to donate, with some you will even receive the AIM! So just like a preorder. They will still receive the funds from the campaign, but this would really help show that this product is something Moms and Dads would buy. 

So please, go help a fellow Mom and Dad and lets get this product going! I hope one day we see them in babies R' us and Target!! Click on the link below and please share!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Norah Polly-Lou- 1 month old

So this is almost a month late, but I did originally write it in time!

I thought time flew by with Vince, but I think time goes even faster with the second!

Everyday she seems bigger or making a new little face. Slowly gaining her personality day by day.

She is usually a very happy baby, but we have had a little struggle with oversupply and she doesnt like when my milk lets down a little more than she would like. It also doesnt help that she doesnt take a paci very regularly and just wants to comfort nurse. Its usually only a problem from 4-6pm then she falls asleep and is great the rest of the time.

She loves her moby! I wear it anywhere we go, she isnt a fan of her car seat, which Vince loved and was our go too for naps. It makes for some interesting car rides! Even when we went out to eat when our family came into town she just slept away in the moby! I can even nurse in it, so its pretty easy!

Sleep is ok, some nights she does every 3 hours, some nights she does 5 hours then 4 hours (which is my favorite!) and some nights every two! She sleeps in her rock and play for the most part, but if she is gassy I will sleep with her on my arm and it seems to help. Daytime naps are usually on me or in her rock and play. We opted to not get a swing this time because it was the only way Vince would sleep and we wanted her to be able to put herself to sleep by herself.

She gets gassy from time to time and we have her on Klaire Labs There-Biotic infant probiotic! Which seems to help! She gets them out pretty easy, but boy can she toot!!

Overall, we have had a great month. We are also really lucky and Jacob gets to spend the first 6 weeks home with us! Im a little nervous for when he goes back to work, but have loved him home for the help and also just to spend a lot of quality family time!

And since I never got to post these photos here are some of her highlights!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Half Birthday!! Two and a half!

He was just born, then he was one, then onto two and already two and a half!!

The time is going too fast! This age is so fun, yet such a struggle somedays too.

His vocabulary is growing daily and he will say words I didn't know he knew. Its also rather adorable to see him connect emotions to people and cartoons. Especially when he is talking about Norah.

Tantrums are daily, some more than others, some worse than others. I asked everyone on my IG (@megantomomma) how did they deal with tantrums that led to vomitting because for a week solid, we were having them daily. Which is super stressful! Latley it seems to be better, but he has good days/weeks and vise versa.

He is so silly!! With such a great creative imagination!! Animals are still his number 1 obsession! Anywhere we go, he will find animals. Even down on the Las Vegas Strip he found tons of animals, that frankly I would never have even noticed!!

With the weather warming up a bit, we have been checking out local parks! One thing I do love about Vegas is all the parks!! There is a giant park that opened about a month ago and it is our current favorite!

He is still a picky little eater, but getting better. Won't touch a green veggie, yet loves green juice! Or will eat anything if it is in those handy dandy pouches!!

As for transitioning into being a big brother seems to grow each day. At first it was a tad bumpy because he didnt get why Norah could sleep in our room and I think he was a tad jealous for the first couple weeks. Now he loves helping get diapers or even dragging her car seat to me. Its super cute!


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