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Monday, October 27, 2008

Our first time away...

Anthony and I are going to be spending the next 4 days apart while I travel to see my sister get married in Indiana. Anthony could not go with me due to us using his vacation time for our own wedding. Now, we are not a clingy couple by any means. Anthony works a lot and I am often home alone but there is something different about being apart in the same state and being states away. I guess it is always nice to know he can come and rescue me when I need rescued. He is my prince after all! I have no shame in admitting that I need him daily. Hence, I married him! :)

Anthony and I were talking last night about being apart and we were both kind of emotional about it. It is a great time in our lives and we are happy about it so being apart is kinda tough. We have only been married for almost 3 months so we still are in the honeymoon stage and we just have to keep that old saying in mind ..."Absence makes the heart grow fonder!"

I am off to pack and get my nails done so I hope everyone has a beautiful Halloween!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

First day and very sore.

So as the preconception goes, here are the main rules of the game.

1. Erica must be in tip top diabetic form to conceive.
2. Erica must be properly eating and exercising.
3. Anthony must be taking care of himself as a daddy should.

So that being said, Anthony and I had our first married night at the gym. We got married for a reason, we are a great team. We got there and did a 10-15 minute warm up on the treadmill to get our bodies nice and warm. We then hit free weights and did some basic upper body exercises. I have to strengthen these arms to carry baby Lewis. We then went to the weight room and did some of the machines for our upper bodies including chest press, overhead press, and even some ab work. After we were done we did some stair mastering and headed outside for a cool walk around the building as we both hate walking in place on the treadmills for very long.

We had a great time together and entirely encouraged each other to be stronger and go harder and longer than we would have alone. I am proud of us. Anthony is up in Fontana today visiting his little brother. Paul turned 25 today so they are having brother time. I am using the afternoon off to sit at Starbucks and study as I usually do on my time alone. I had one of their new awesome Piadinis which I love and a fruit parfait and my special drink, CHAI with sugar free vanilla and non fat milk and with that, my day is complete. Well, and the fact that Anthony bought me two new pairs of cute shoes today from Steve Madden helped out too!

Anyway, I thought I should document our first day of baby-Lewis boot camp and hopefulloy as we continue the workouts will get easier but for some reason, I doubt that! :) Have a lovely day and I hope your sabbath was peaceful.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Anthony and I are in a very special place. We are in pre-conception. Yesterday I started with my diabetic doctor to get ready for baby Lewis. I am not pregnant so that we are clear but...we are going to be getting pregnant soon *not telling just how soon* and we are excited but also realize that with the mommy (that's me) having diabetes, there are some other steps to baby-making. My diabetic doctor is trying to nail down the perfect dose of insulin and other meds to make sure I am tightly controlled. I am working out now *yuck* in order to get strong and healthy for baby's arrival. Also, Anthony is making better health choices in order to make sure the baby has a very strong and healthy daddy! We can't believe we are at this point in our life but our urge is to hurry it and get pregnant. It is truly a discipline at this point to not just throw caution to the wind. We will keep you posted on the process but mainly it's weight loss, health, and prepardedness physically. Keep us in your prayers and I can't wait to write conception without the PRE! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

A giveaway and blog worth checking out

Hey everyone, one of my favorite blogs is doing a giveaway in honor of a year in the blogging world. Stop in and enter her contest and moreso, read the blog, it is truly amazing how this family displays faith, hope, and humor!

The Special K Giveaway