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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Jan Schifter

    Logan is such a cute little boy! That smile of his!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      He has a pretty great smile!

  2. Susan

    What a cutie! If I remember right next comes sitting up all by himself then crawling, then pulling himself up on your furniture to help him stand. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him walking by 9 months. My boy was always way ahead of what the books said they could do by what age, time, month.

    I had to go back to work when my baby was almost a year old. It just about killed me inside to leave him but my mom was able to watch him so that helped a lot. Eventually he had to go to day care and that was hard on but he both adjusted. All this to say your not alone its hard for lots of moms to leave their babies. Hang in there you’ll both be fine.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      According to my mom I walked at 9 months. So who knows, Logan might do the same!

      That’s great that your mom was able to help. I know that we’ll adjust and get used to it…it’s just hard to think about right now. 🙁

  3. Lori

    That face – he’s thinking “Just wait until I get older if you think I’m a handful now!” 😀
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Ha! I know. Mischievous one.

  4. emmaclaire

    Love all the Logan pictures, Lisa! He is such a cutie pie, and has such an impish grin on his face when he’s not where you left him – is that the expression your mom was talking about? LOL

    Doing the daycare thing IS hard, but it really does just become the new “normal”. I was lucky enough to have in-home care for a while with Buddy and The Princess, but, as her nickname implies, it became really important to get her majesty socialized before pre-school! With the right care-giver(s), it can be a great experience – not as ideal as staying home with them, but still a good thing. Hope your transition is as painless as possible!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! You are too sweet. And yes, that is the expression my mom was talking about. LOL

      Thanks for sharing your daycare experience. I know it will be a good thing eventually! I am just having a hard time anticipating it I think.

  5. Lisa

    I was incredibly anxious about leaving my baby at day care, especially since no one in my family had ever used day care. As working parents that was our reality. My concern soon disappeared as I learned through experience that people working in quality day care are incredibly loving and generous and the relationships we formed with the other families were some of the best. Sixteen years later my daughter’s best friend is the girl who slept next to her in the infant room, even though they moved on to different elementary and high schools. Thank you for contuing to inspire and share. Best wishes for a smooth, enjoyable transition.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My brother and I were never in daycare when we were growing up. My mom was mostly a SAHM.
      That’s very reassuring to hear how much your daughter benefited from daycare and made friends that she still has. I like to hear that!

  6. Karen P

    He’s so, so cute.

    My daughter did better in daycare than she did with me being home part time. She wanted to be around lots of other adults and kids and just didn’t always get that as much as she wanted with me.

    She got sick more often in early daycare, but when elementary school came around, she had really good school attendance and good immunity. That was her job, to gain a good immune response. It’s going to happen sooner rather than later.

    Good luck and it will give you a break of sorts. My daughter is a junior and still knows the kids she who were in early daycare – LOL
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s good to hear! I like hearing positive experiences and good benefits to daycare. I agree with the immunities. I know we are heading into “about to be sick all the time” season…especially with cold and flu season starting at the same time has daycare!

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