Live Well And Sleep Harder!

This week has been really crazy! I have not even had time to blog much. Even my FUN Fact Friday was very poor this week. Why you ask? I am exhausted. BrittWhitFun and I have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off, K-Dub is still trying to get over from being sick, and we are trying to plan K-Dub’s first birthday party. Guess when the party is? Its NEXT WEEK!

This week was so crazy that I did not make it to the gym at 5:00 am all week like I planned. The alarm would go off and I would jut turn it off and roll back over and sleep. I was not sleeping well cause BritWhitFun caught K-Dub’s cold and was keeping me up with her loud snoring. I found myself switching my bedtime from 10 to 9 so I could have an extra hour to get comfortable.

So far I am at a 25 pound weight loss and I am very proud of myself. I have now been doing this project for a little over two months. I feel better cause I have more energy and I am eating real food. I am watching my calorie intake and I am running my butt off. Going up and down the stairs are much easier and meal planning is a pleasure. It amazes me what a little bit of change can do.

This coming week we have a lot planned. K-Dub’s birthday is Tuesday and my wife and I are taking the day off and spending some quality time as a family. Then her party is on Saturday at our house. Its going to be a great time. I can’t believe my little girl is turning one. Where has this year gone.

Waking Up To The Time Change

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I have to say that I am loving this new time change. Every year I forget about how much I love this time of year. It’s so nice to leave the house and it be daylight. You also get to see amazing sunrises like the one above.  The only bad thing about this time change is that I am ready for bed by 7:00 and K-Dub is ready for bed around 5:00. This makes bed time for her easier and staying up for me hard.

This week has been a very trying one. I have been spending most of my time recovering from my recent trip to the emergency room. I am telling you that having a strained lumbar muscle in your back is no fun. I hate taking pills and my first experience taking a muscle relaxer was not a pleasant one. My wife will tell you it was a hilarious one. 

BritWhitFun’s birthday was Sunday and we went out to dinner with her mom. It was a good time and I ate way too much. I feel bad that those meds made me feel so loopy that I was not much fun. I promised my wife I would make it up to her. I did however get some good sleep.

We are quickly trying to get rid of our Halloween candy. I been sending some home with every visitor. I have also been eating a piece here and there. That last sentence was a lie. I have been the main one who has been dipping in the candy bowl. Dont’ judge me.  I have also started to get my menu together for Thanksgiving and plan on calling in BritWhitFun to help me with some coupons. I am trying to have a great Thanksgiving feast without declaring bankruptcy. Its been hard cause I have a feeling that this is going to be stressful.

As you can see that the blog has a new look. What do you think?

How Coffee Almost Killed Me

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Yesterday I almost died or at least I felt like I was going to. I never knew that drinking a simple morning beverage would be the almost end of me.

It all started in the morning of course. I just got up and got ready for another day at the office. I was feeling a little sluggish and decided to make a cup of coffee. I recently found the love of this beverage as I had never liked coffee unless it was made at a Starbucks in the past. I made a chocolate glazed doughnut flavored coffee and put some creamer and drank it. I actually drank it pretty slow.

I waited about ten minutes and did not really feel anything so I decided to make a cup for the road. This is something I never do. I started my commute to work sipping my coffee cup and jamming out to my new Justin Timberlake album. I got to work around nine and still was not feeling anything.

My office had a Starbucks in the lobby so I stopped in and got their dark blend coffee. I put a dash of half and half and headed upstairs. I got to my desk and by 10:30 am I had completely devoured my grande sized coffee.

Now around noon I started to feel dizzy and then it was followed my a migraine headache. My nerves in my fingers went numb and I started to shake. My heart started beating really fast and my vision got very blurry. I thought I was fixing to die.

I do have a heart condition called Afib but I have been able to keep it under wraps for the past few years. I told my boss I was not feeling well and headed home.

Once I arrived at the house I laid on the couch and slept for a hour and a half and then told my wife what happened. She told me I was a stupid person for drinking so much coffee in three hours and for knowing about my condition and how dangerous that was.

Now that my wife has put me on a one cup of coffee a day regiment, I do see how I could have died. My new found love for homemade coffee will always be true as I still brew my morning cup.

The Many Faces Of Karsyn

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I just had to share this picture. It is a perfect example of how my kids mood goes from 0 to 60 in about half a second. A lot of it has to do with her gas. We have changed her milk but there are times I can’t help but think she is just being a drama queen. I love her but last night was so bad I wanted to sit in the corner and cry until it was over. I have to keep telling myself that it is not a sign of being a bad parent as much as it is a sign of trying to survive. In two weeks the wife will be going back to work and I will be by myself with her on Thursdays. This is where I think it will get interesting. Please pray that I keep my sanity before my newborn cause me to have high blood pressure. Until then enjoy the sweet picture above my sweet angel and how she went from her Mario pose to looking like the child of Scarface during a suppose to be routine diaper change.

A Diaper Load Of Fatherhood!

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Well it has been well over a month since my last post so I just want to first say that I am sorry for being away from my keyboard for so long but this baby keeps me busy. I have had to adjust to life as a parent and it has not been the easiest thing. Life is already hard but with a newborn, it is much or harder than I expected. Please don’t think I am having regrets about becoming a father. I am not and I love my baby girl to death. All I am saying is that it would be nice to sleep past seven in the morning on my days off.

Karsyn is developing nicely. She is learning new things everyday and so is mom and dad. I have learned that I am no longer able to watch my TV shows. Something as simple as watching a 30 minute episode of How I Met Your Mother has turned into a feature film due to having to take breaks between Karsyn’s loud tantrums. I have also found that planning to be somewhere is now like preparing to enter The Hunger Games. Packing your diaper bag while getting ready yourself, taking the dog out to pee, and praying you can make it to the car without the baby pooping all down her back. Yea this is what my life has become.

I love my wife to death and she is a FANTASTIC mother but sometimes I can tell where she has had enough and wants to head to Old Time Pottery to pick the most prettiest basket to leave her in on the footsteps of that nice Mexican couple’s house down the street. I know she is ready to go back to work soon and I am ready for her to. She needs to be around some adults for a change and not playing the game of if I move this way will I wake her up? I have tried to be romantic but the mood is gone after being up for almost 24 hours with your kid who thinks that nighttime is party time. The only romance I am getting lately is the one with my Amazon.com account. Yes I have found that online shopping can fill the void of non romantic times and plus that one click ordering button is addicting. Please don’t think that my wife does not try cause she does.  She just tells me the first thing she wants to do when I get home from work is to hand her to me and go soak in a hot bath for a few hours. I don’t blame her. I just wish I could join her. The last thing she wants is for me to shake my junk at her after she just finished picking the dried spit up out from between her nails.

I have to say though that the late night feeding and diaper changes are not that bad. I have become an expert with changing diapers. I have come a long way from “The Diaper Thong” incident if I say so myself. I have learned a lot too like how much I hate Target brand wipes cause they stick together, how to properly apply butt paste, and not to bounce your baby right after they eat. That last one was an easy one to learn and my Avengers T-shirt is my proof.

All and all being a father is fun and exciting. I love my baby girl and I would streak down Rodeo Drive for her it was to make her happy. I have a long road ahead and the fun thing about this journey is the crazy places it takes you. You just got to get poop and thrown up on along the way.

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(#5) From 9 Months To A Week Old- My Intro To Parenthood

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Well it has been a crazy nine months but it was worth every minute of it. Our daughter has finally arrived!!

We were scheduled to be induced on Monday, January 21, 2013 at our local hospital. We arrived at 8 in the morning and eager to get the ball rolling. Brittney and I were so excited we cried on the way to the hospital. This was the last ride the two of us were going to take before we became a family of three. It was a little overwhelming.

Brittney’s contractions were in full force before the afternoon and we expect our daughter to come before 2 but we did not know that was just the start of a long day. The pain got so crazy we decided to get the epidural. As a husband that was one of the hardest things I have ever had to witness.

After Brittney was numb her contractions eased off and the doctor came in and told us that Brittney had not progressed and that we were going to have to have a C-Section.

At 9:19 we met our beautiful daughter Karsyn Leigh Funderburke. She weighed in at 7lbs and 9oz. She was 20 inches long. I was one happy daddy as I was the first one to hold her. Brittney and I immediately started to cry once we heard her for the first time.

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As far as my first week of being a parent is concerned, it has been a very educational experience. My baby is still alive so I must be doing something right. It is amazing that once they put that baby in your arms a switch comes on and you instantly go into “dad mode”.

I was already a swaddling master so I just had to practice changing diapers and burping. I have not got much sleep but my daughter and I have watched a lot of late night episodes of Family Guy.

All I have to say is that I am very thankful for family and friends who have come to help my wife and I out. You guys are such a blessing and We love you all.

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#5 Have a baby- Completed on 01/21/2013