One pound lost this week. Actually, I'm surprised I lost any weight considering that I had pizza twice and fast food twice. Yuck. Today, the elliptical machine and I have a date.
In non-food related news, Joel and I talked for nearly an hour last night. It was so nice to chit-chat before bed - almost as good as having him here in the evenings. I've also noticed that with whatever line he's using to call, there isn't the delay I so fondly (or not so much) remember from his last two deployments. It's so much easier to carry on a conversation without the weird pauses which make for a really choppy conversation.
Joel seems to be in pretty good spirits. Maybe a bit sleep-deprived and missing food from home, but pretty up-beat still. The marshmallow fluff that I sent was a hit and more was requested, so I need to start on the second care package...
The girls and I are doing really well. Autumn is a super easy baby and is starting to laugh and coo more. She's sleeping in her crib at night for 9-hour stretches, which makes me a pretty happy mommy. The last week or so with Grace have been great - she's been very cooperative and a fun mini-companion for me. I have lots of play dates scheduled this week which makes time go fast and the days seem a little less lonely for me.
Thanks to everyone out there - you've been a great encouragement to me! 41 days down.