Dumbbells and Diapers

Hello there! My name is Bethany. I am a mother. A certified personal trainer, a fitness fanatic, and Apple addict. I had my daughter in September of 2011 and was back to working out a month after having her. I understand working, being a full time mother, exercising every day, and eating healthy for both myself and my family. Click on the About Me page to learn more!
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I took my daughter to her first eye appointment yesterday and it turns out she may have… inherited… her father’s vision.  We will see!  We will be going to a specialist in a few weeks to see if she has some far-sightedness and/or astigmatism.  Scary and sad?  Yes, of course.  The doctor ended up having to dilate her eyes so here is a picture of her huge pupils for the day:

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My eyes? They’re fantastic.  I wish I could trade her!

I also broke down and scheduled an upper body deep tissue massage at my favorite massage place for next week.  Everyone (especially those that push their muscles to the max) should get massages at least once a month.  My shoulders, neck, and lats will thank me later.

A more exciting note - my daughter turned three on Monday!  Therefore I owe you…

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3 Year Old Likes & Dislikes Update!

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  • She still likes Dora, but she has taken quite the liking to Doc McStuffins (and Peppa Pig).  Her room is being overwhelmingly filled with Doc McStuffins toys (I even had to rearrange to make room) as well as her wardrobe.  Therefore, I have decided, she will most likely be a doctor.
  • Playing grocery shopping/with her kitchen.

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  • The iPad.  Her iPad.  Let me break this down for you - my iPad has turned into HER iPad.  She also has her yaya’s (both) iPad and her OWN iPad at her father’s house.  She is a pro at using the thing - so I have restrictions set!
  • Taking her shoes AND socks off as soon as we get home.  I found several dirty little girl socks in her closet the other day before I knew she stashed them in her shoes every day.  Between her and my boy who leaves his doubled-up socks inside out in the hamper - I have sock gremlins.
  • Snacking - preferably, sweets.  She ate the icing off her birthday cake, loves chocolate, loves cookies, loves ice cream, etc.  She was pretty upset when I threw out the leftovers from her cake yesterday because it was getting old.

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  • The circus - mainly, the cotton candy ($14 at its cheapest).  I have never seen her eat something so fast (aside from ice cream when she is really hungry, I suppose).  My mom and I had a great time watching her scarf down the bag of sugar in 5 minutes flat.

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  • Having things in order.  I believe she picked up some OCD from myself and her father.  I was making breakfast the other morning and doing laundry (that’s right I was multitasking) and she continued to shut the panty door and laundry doors behind me without bringing attention to it.

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  • Helping me cook (mainly - make protein bars/balls).  She even got a mixer for her birthday and she said she could ‘make her own protein balls now’!

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  • Listening to lullabies when she goes to sleep (using the monitor we have).  Sometimes these play all night long and I am numb to them (since I have the volume barely up to hear if she is okay during the night).

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  • Cleaning Up.  I usually get a ‘you do it, mom’.  Most likely because she does not want to stop playing.
  • Going to bed (which means having to stop playing).
  • The sun in her face.  Most of the time she will wear her sunglasses, but sometimes, I have to remind her that ‘I cannot move the sun, honey’.

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  • The potty.  I have tried bribing her, we have a squishy insert for her own bathroom, we have achievement sticker charts - she just does not want to use the ‘big girl potty’ but she does want the stickers and prize at the end.  I actually changed her diaper yesterday, asked her if she wanted to sit on the potty (because I knew she had to poop), walked away for 15 seconds, and she had a full diaper!
  • Tight long pants/footie pajamas.  Apparently, being in shorts and capris all summer has made her hate being restricted in pants.  Well that’s just great.  She’s either going to be in shorts all winter or in baggy pants.  ;)

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  • Having a three year old is exhausting and exciting.  If you click the link, it pretty much sums everything up!  :)

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  • Some milestones that we had recently were visiting the dentist and optometrist   This was both exciting and scary.  Why?  The time we went to the dentist she had Hand, Foot and Mouth disease in her MOUTH this time and the eye doctor told us she may be far-sighted and may have an astigmatism. 
  • I am hoping that she miraculously decides to use the potty one day and the fear of never getting ‘potty trained’ will go away!  Yay!  Then she can go to school!  I already lost a bet that she would be potty trained by her birthday.
  • I have a feeling 'why' is going to enter her vocabulary more often than it does now (which is quite often).

There is so much more I could tell you - but these are the highlights!  How are your little ones?!  :)