Saturday, February 21, 2009

You need to be committed

You need to be committed if you're going to have a baby, and I don't mean mental institution committed (although for some people, that may be the case). But having a baby does take a real commitment because they consume so much of your time and energy. If you're head or your heart aren't in it 100%, then there's a chance that things won't go that well for you.

We're completely committed to Kaylani and would do anything for her. Today, we ran a bunch of Kaylani errands, which are slightly different than our normal errands. And since Kaylani slept until 10:30am (after waking up at 6am initially), we got a late start heading out the door. But after a long stop at the bank to open her own savings account (she now has more money then we do!), and lunch, we decided to head to IKEA to find things for her new playroom.

If it was just us running errands, there probably would have been a good chance that we called it a day after lunch and avoided the 35 minute drive out to PA. But we did it because we had to take advantage of a free weekend, and also because Kaylani deserves a nice playroom. So 3 hours later, we were headed back towards home finally (empty handed, but with some great ideas).

We've also been committed to our sleep training, and have avoided picking her up and rocking/bouncing her to sleep lately and I think it's finally paying off. She typically falls asleep on her own pretty quickly, and then when she wakes up in the middle of the night or the morning, she'll just stay quietly in her crib and sometimes falls back asleep.

And lastly, Daddy has been committed to his weight loss goals. At exactly 2 weeks after his Doctor told him to lose 18lbs, he's lost 10lbs already, and is going strong after the remaining 8. Without Kaylani, it's hard to say if I would have been this committed towards losing the weight (especially this quickly). But that's what Kaylani does for me. She has me committed...which is different then her having me committed, which won't be for many years I hope.


Tommy said...

Ten pounds in two weeks is pretty awesome. Congratulations! What do you win from your doctor if you get the next eight? Have you tried a colonic?

JonnyTam13 said...

If my prize is a colonic, I'm going to start putting weight back on instead!