I have really wanted to try my hand in personal fitness. My good friend is a personal trainer, and loves everything about it. She is so motivated and keeps everyone pumped up when you feel like you can not move or do any more squat or push up she makes you feel like you can. Before I found out I was pregnant, I looked into either becoming a personal trainer, certified in spinning.or a Turbo Kick instructor. I am huge fan of Beachbody, while living in Germany, I ordered a few of the Beachbody work outs and feel in love. At the time, I was working full-time and had a set schedule. I would wake at 6:00 AM do my in home work out, get ready for work and then I would go to Zumba after work if the gym was offering the class that day. Once we moved I did not have the gym on post anymore, seeing that we live too far away, and did not want to pay $100.00 plus a month for a gym membership. which is good, cause I became pregnant and was placed on bed rest. Now, that baby girl is here, I work out daily in home and feel that urge to try my hand in spinning. As luck would have it, the Military base’s gym is offering a spinning certification class next Saturday and the gym up where we live is offering a free open house this week, and I am going to try my hand in spinning again on Wednesday before I make the commitment to become an instructor. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is something that I will love and go at!
Yesterday was my dads birthday. Holidays and birthdays are always the hardest when you aren’t close to home. I know he misses us and mostly his grand daughter who he only saw when she was two weeks old. So, I came up with an idea to send him a picture of baby girl saying happy birthday grandpa. Lovely thought I know, but if you have ever tried to get an 8 month old to sit still, while holding a sign than you understand it doesn’t work out that way.
After 30 minutes, two signs and a bunch of fake coughing to get a smile. I got a few cute ones to send to my dad.
My dad thought it was the sweetest gift he has received.
As an army wife of almost eight years, I have learned that you move and have to adapt to this lifestyle. I have three deployments under my belt and two of them were when I was in Germany. I had no blood family to turn to when life got me down and so we created our own little family. Don’t get me wrong, I love my blood family but a lot of them just don’t understand what you are going through everyday and the consent questions of where is he? Is he okay? Are you okay? When is he coming home? I could never be able to life with out my husband for 15 months, how do you do it? Gets really old after awhile, and it’s not like I have a choice, he can’t pack me in his ruck sack and take me to Iraq with him! Lovely thought I know hehe but it’s not possible. So, I turned to fellow army wives who are going through the exact same thing. We all come from different cultures and backgrounds but we are all tied together by one strong connection and it is a lifetime bond that will never break. We have laughed together, cried together, drank together and been each others rocks and I love them as my sisters.
Now, being that my husband has been in the army since 2003 and he was stationed in Germany from 2003 and I joined him in 2005, we got extremely lucky and got to stay in Germany until 2011 and same with my little army family, most of us were together for 5-6 years and then 2011 came and we all were split up to different parts of the U.S. I have had a rough time making the same connect that I did in Germany. Maybe it’s because we don’t actually live on post or maybe it’s because I have changed as a person and have a guard up, I’m not sure, but I feel like I’m missing a part of me.
When we moved to Alaska in 2011 we decided to buy a home. We purchased new construction in a neighborhood that was no where near finished. Our house was the third home on the street and since then there are 20 of us now. I have met a few of our neighbors and really like them but I’ve become fast friends with two of them, and today felt like old times. We went out to lunch and just laughed and hung out for hours. I’m glad that I have found a reconnection to girlfriends again, and can see this being are little Alaskan family.
Baby girl has decided the last two nights now working on the third night that she wants to be a night owl. She has not been sleeping to good I think she is teething, I can see the white little spots under her gums. We normally go to bed at 9:00 PM well its just after 10:30 and she is rocking out to Yo Gabba Gabba, and showing no signs of being tired. The husband and dog are sound asleep upstairs both snoring, lucky ducks. Side note, Yo Gabba Gabba kind of freaks me out the little green one looks like his arms are broken and they just flop around, the tall orange one I am not even going to comment on what I think he reminds me of, and where does a robot come into play? Anyways, hopefully these teeth pop through soon, cause I miss my sleep and I know she does too. I kind of laugh at myself thinking about what it was like before baby girl, and all the times husband and I would be out past 3 AM just being young and with no cares in the world. The thought of 3 AM now makes me yawn, way passed my bed time. I enjoy this new life where being up at 3 AM is because baby girl needs me and the snuggles are so worth it,
I have been so busy the last month or so and hate that I haven’t been able to blog. I know I am new to the scene but feel like it’s a form of therapy. I am currently trying and failing to find a work from home position that is not a scam! I have been applying for regular jobs outside the home and have been receiving a lot of you are over qualified for this position. I was a credit union supervisor for years before we moved to Alaska and loved it. I am a huge people person, love helping and just getting to know them. I have had three companies call me saying we are sorry we can not pay you what you deserve therefore we are going another route. It is kind of frustrating but I also am loving staying home with baby girl. With the price of daycare theses days I need to make a certain amount for it to be worth me working. Other than that, baby girl is getting big and learning new things daily, I love watching her figure out how to crawl, and now we are onto trying to pull ourselves up. She also has figured out how to fake cough and laughs at anyone who is coughing for real, it’s adorable. I promise I will be blogging more now that the craziness of December and January are over, well almost.
I have MIA that last couple of days. My daughter has not being feeling her best. She has not let me leave her side not even to go to the bathroom. I took her down to JBER (Joint base Elemendorf-Richardson) for a doctor’s appointment, I have been trying to get her in since Monday, but since it was a long weekend for the Military they have a lot to do to get back on track. So, we finally get seen, and it turns out she has the virus that is going around. He prescribed her some meds and than told me I need my booster for whooping couch, there has been over 210 cases so far and that I need to go down and get it. I head down to get my booster and of course everyone and their brother are there. An hour later and a very pissed off child we were done with my shots. Well now off to the pharmacy to pick up baby girls meds. Now, for anyone that does not know what it is like to go to an Army hospital is it always hurry up and wait.If you are late even a minute you are marked as a no show, and have to reschedule and if they feel like you were being a jerk about it they can call your spouse’s command and they can get in a ton of trouble, but they take all the time in the world to do anything. I know this game very well, since I have been playing for over 7 years but trying to adjust with an infant can be difficult. So back to the pharmacy, at that point we have been at the hospital for 2 hours, I go to check in and I was told a two hour wait! Oh man, can’t do, it is about lunch time so i call my husband and we have lunch. I head back up to the hospital with a sleeping baby and check in, This time an hour wait, well I do not have a choice, and my poor husband can not pick it up after work since they close at 4 and he gets off at 5. So, I sit down and wait our turn. I pick up her meds and by than baby girl is wide awake and irritated cause she has been in and out of the car seat for hours. We have a 45 minute ride home and figured it would be best to head to the commissary to pick up a few items and let her stretch. A ten minute trip inside turned into an hour and a half. We finally are on our way back home and its cold, I mean really cold negative degree weather cold. We finally make it home at 4:00. I left my house this morning at 9:00 AM and pulled into my driveway at 4:00 PM. I feel like it is such a hassle every time I have to go down to Post to do anything, and I always leave with a headache, But I am so thankful that we have healthcare and I can get meds to make her better. I will take all the hassle and frustration in the world, if it means my daughter will get better.
When we found out we were having a girl, I had to get her cute little tutus and a cheerleading uniform, there was no questioning me on that, it was going to happen! We are a family of football nuts. Ohio state played Michigan this morning and I was up at 7am to watch our home state kick some butt! I feel state pride, when I see that scarlet and grey running up and down the field! I am also a big fan of mentor High football, if you aren’t from Ohio, you have no idea who I’m talking about and that is okay. I graduated proudly from Mentor back many moons ago and being that I have a billion cousins still in that part of Ohio, a lot of them have graduated or attended. Well Mentor is in the playoffs tonight to see who will go onto the state champion. My baby cousin ( well not so much of baby at 6’1) is playing tonight and I’m so excited for him, he has been a huge part of the team since entering high school but this is a big moment for him! He is a wide receiver and from what I’ve seen and heard is very good that his job! I have all my fingers and toes crossed that they go out there and kick some Toledo butt and no one gets hurt!
Lets go Mentor!