Today was a day of milestones…

Well, at least we’ll never forget what day they happened seeing as how it’s Valentine’s Day.  Squish hit three big milestones unassisted today:  getting to a sitting position from lying down, getting on her hands and knees and rocking like a skier getting ready to leap out of the gate, and starting to pull herself up on things… namely my shirt when we’re sitting on the floor together.

She’s been able to do this stuff for a long time, but I suspect she just didn’t feel like it.  Today she really turned on the juice and surprised the crap out of us.  I wouldn’t be shocked if we came downstairs tomorrow morning and she had a pot of coffee on.  Every day is a day of wonder and amusement.

I’m still doing ok with the no sugar thing.  It’s hard, but manageable.  Squish and I took a 2 hour trip to the grocery store and refilled our pantry and fridge with healthy things.  Out went the white rice, in came the brown rice, quinoa (can someone PLEASE tell me how to pronounce that?!), and barley.  Got rid of anything that had a lot of saturated or transfats and empty carbs and replaced it with a ton of fruit & veggies.  My produce part of the list was a mile long!  Cooked with wheat flour for the first time this weekend too – I made pizza calzones.  To make it healthy I snuck in a whole shredded zucchini into the ground turkey filling.  It was awesome.  I made 6 more – they’re frozen and ready to go in my lunch this week.  Pair ’em up with a salad and it’s perfectly balanced.

Saved a ton at the grocery store with The Grocery Game. I even spread the word about it to another family who was neck deep in coupons like me.  All told, I saved roughly $40 grocery shopping by matching up what was on sale with the matching coupon.  I got Soft Soap (the hand dispenser for the bathroom) and Lipton Onion Soup Mix for FREE!  I like free.  It’s my favorite four letter word.

Back to work tomorrow – bleh~!  Ben has the day off for Presidents Day.  Plus, it’s his birthday so he’s kinda psyched about that.  I’m taking Squish to the babysitter so he can have an entire day to play Bioshock 2.  Aw crap!  I gotta get him a card.  *gulp*.

Oh yeah.  Did I mention we’re forecast to get another 5″ – 9″ between now and tomorrow night?  I think Mother Nature took a wrong turn at Albuquerque – where does she think I live, Buffalo!?  At least a lot of people have the day off so they won’t be clogging the roads.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DarcsFalcon
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 01:24:58

    Wow, that sure was a lot of milestones today! Woo for her!

    I think she saved it all up for one day to amaze her mama. She’s so darn cute when she rocks back & forth. I think she’s a little scared to take the first step forward, but once she does – look out!

    And good for you guys too, getting started on your new diets and stuff. 🙂

    It’s harder on Ben than it is on me. He’s grumbling around the house, “I can’t eat anything, I can’t smoke, what CAN I do?” I think we’re going to back off the dieting and let him get over the smoking before we change anything too drastic. I’ll keep making more healthy substitutions (brown rice, barley, etc) but let him be on his own for lunch and snacks. I think we’re going to take a nutrition class through a local diabtes organization or visit a dietician.

    Happy Birthday to Ben. Perfect day to start a new life. You know, with the diet thing. 😀

    I never thought about it. Starting new habits at the age of 37 😀 Good for him!


  2. Sherri
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 09:26:16

    Oh man, now the fun begins. She’ll be pulling things down on her head anytime now. lol

    The child already knows no fear. She tried pulling herself up on the edge of the bathtub yesterday. I’m going to be a nervous wreck!


  3. DarcKnyt
    Feb 15, 2010 @ 13:50:23

    Congrats on all the milestones and happy birthday to Ben. 🙂


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