Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/19-10/25

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/19-10/25
Sunday, 10/19: 5 mile run & 3.5 mile walk
Monday, 10/20: None
Tuesday, 10/21: JM30DS & 2 mile walk
Wednesday, 10/22: 4 mile stroller run & 1 mile walk
Thursday, 10/23: JM30DS
Friday, 10/24: None
Saturday, 10/25: 2 mile walk (out of town)

Apparently I just need to accept that the only time I run is the weekend. Specifically, Sunday mornings. While I'd love to get out there more, it is what it is. And, I do 100% LOVE my Sunday runs right now. Brisk, fall colors, alone time... perfection. BUUUUT- I did get 1 more run in this week! Now that I learned how to make my stroller stop shaking violently when running, my excuses not to run with B are more limited (though don't worry, I still have plenty). It was fun to get out with her. Hard, but fun. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Love

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
And I came here to talk
I hope you understand 

 The green eyes
yeah the spotlight
shines upon you

 And how could anybody
deny you?
I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter
now I met you
And honey you should know
That I could never go on
without you
Green eyes

Honey you are the sea
Upon which I float
And I came here to talk
I think you should know

That green eyes
You're the one that I wanted to find
And anyone who tried to deny you
Must be out of their mind

 Because I came here with a load
And it feels so much lighter since I met you
Honey you should know
That I could never go on without you
Green eyes

Honey you are a rock
Upon which I stand
Happy Anniversary, my love.

Monday, October 20, 2014


HAPPY MONDAY! Did you have a good weekend? I did! 

Friday night I took Bailey to a Trick or Treat event in our downtown area. It was her first Trick or Treat!!! 

Seriously, though. Tell me she's not the cutest monkey ever in life, ever. 

Even the Hubs got off a little early from work so he could make it out to the event. It was actually not the world's most fun event... lots of just standing in 1 giant line waiting to go from shop to shop to get 1 piece of candy. But, we went with my Mom's Club, so we had friends to keep each other company and chit chat. Win, win. 

After Trick or Treat-ing we met a friend who was in from out of town for dinner. First pumpkin beer of the season AND amazing conversation with a great friend? Another win, win.

Saturday we were supposed to take our family pictures and Bailey's 1 year pictures, but it was raining so they were postponed. BOO! But, we had a good day anyway. We went shopping to get the Hubs a new coat, lunch at Chipotle, and picked up a *FREE!!* new toy for Bailey from one of the other mom's in my Mom's Club (love the use and reuse philosophy of the moms in my group... I've gotten SO MUCH free hand me downs and plan to give them to someone else after we're done... SO SMART! And, FREE!!). 

We spend the rest of the day playing with her new toy. She's OBSESSED and looooves it. It's amazing how quickly she got the hang of it and figured out how to get up and down successfully. Smart little peanut. 

Sunday I went for a RUN! Yep!! Me! RUN! 5 miles!! It felt AMAZING and I loved every, single step. I finished in 49:30, so not the fastest, but I did get progressively faster each mile, with the last mile sub 9:00. WOAH! ME! It felt really nice to be out there and I hope to continue this Sunday morning tradition for a while. Famous last words, right?

After cleaning up, I went to hear a friend give a sermon at a local church and she rocked it. It was about bacon. Yep. Bacon. How could it not have been amazing? Then, the Hubs and I took Bailey and Sadie for a long walk. Love our Sunday walks. 

After the walk, we took Bailey downtown for a Chili Cook Off event.

Girl LOVED every bite! People looked at us like we were crazy for giving her chili, but she looooved it. It was a lot of fun, even if the Hubs and I couldn't agree on which chili we liked the best. 

And, that was that. Perfect, low-key, family-filled weekend. Love, love, love.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/12-10/18

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/12-10/18
Sunday, 10/12: 3 mile walk
Monday, 10/13: JM30DS
Tuesday, 10/14: JM30DS
Wednesday, 10/15: JM30DS
Thursday, 10/16: JM30DS & Stroller 5K Fun Run
Friday, 10/17: JM30DS & 1 mile walk
Saturday, 10/18: JM30DS & 2 mile walk

Who had a Stroller 5k Fun Run Race thing that at their local YMCA they forgot about til that morning WHILE they were doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred?? THIS KID!!

Whoops! It all worked out. I finished Jillian, changed into pants (it's chilly here all the sudden! Fall is HERE!), woke B up from her nap early (boo!), and hauled ass to the YMCA just in time for the start. I ran with a friend who is JUUUUST starting to run. We took 2-3 walking breaks and ran slooowly. I think we finished in about 39 minutes. It was fun to run with her and just to run, period. Turns out, just running when you feel like it with no paces or pressure in your mind is kinda nice. Oh, AND I got a shirt and got to run with B and a friend! Win, win!! :)


Thursday, October 16, 2014


I'm grumpy. Consider yourself warned. And, this post is gonna be all over the place because that's my life today. And no pictures because I just don't have the patience for it today. Yep. It's like that.

Isn't it funny how we adults can wake up and be grumpy and in a bad mood just because but when a baby is off and grumpy we have to try to find a reason for it? Teething, bad nap, teething, hungry, teething, over stimulated, teething, under stimulated, teething, overtired, teething. Did I mention teething? Anyway- I find it interesting that we can't just let a baby have a bad day because of... nothing.

In case you were wondering, I DO have reasons for my bad mood today. In no specific order, here's what's causing my grumps...

1. My sister, who lost her job in a mass layoff over a year ago, did not get a job she phone and in-person interviewed for. She REALLY, REALLY wanted it and it just breaks my heart into 10 million pieces to hear her sad and disappointed. This is really the biggest & maybe only reason I'm REALLY grumpy today. Had this not happened, I imagine the other things would have rolled off my back. But, it did happen. It  SUCKS sooooo bad and it happened. So, the other things didn't roll off. They pissed me off way more than rationally allowable. What are they? Let's move on and find out...

2. My new iPhone (don't get excited... it's not the NEWEST iPhone... I don't roll like that) was delivered yesterday but since I don't sit home all day, everyday I missed delivery so I had to go pick it up. AND, I had to wait a WHOLE EXTRA DAY to get it. Woe is me.

3. I finally picked up the new iPhone from FedEx today and then decided to stop by Verizon to ask why I didn't get the trade in your old phone for a free new iPhone 6 deal they're advertising. After waiting OVER AN HOUR at the Verizon store with an 11-month old they basically tell me it's because I came in like 2 days before the deal started and that even though they're CURRENTLY advertising the deal, the deal is over and can't be given out anymore. SAY WHAT? I legit asked them to re-explain it like 12 times because it makes no sense. No explanation was any better. I left even more pissed off and confused.

4. More iPhone fun. Yes, I realize this is SUCH a first world problem. I get that. I'm a terrible, materialistic person. Got it. Let's move past that so I can keep bitching. I get home to activate my new iPhone, which the people at Verizon said would be OH SO EASY, only to find out that you have to call a number to activate your new phone. So, what's the problem? Your current phone has to be off. And your new phone isn't activated. So, you need a DIFFERENT phone. We don't have a landline, so I have to wait for the Hubs to get home from work. ARGH! Yes. Yes, I am making a GIIIIAAAANNNNNT mountain out of a molehill.

Pity party, Party of 1. Right here.

Ok, I'm done bitching and moaning. For now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bailey: 11 Month Update

Obviously I'm going to say it again. NO WAY IS GIRL 11 MONTHS OLD! How is it already mid-October?? In ONE short month you're telling me she'll be a TODDLER? NOOOOO WAAAAAY!!! I heard the expression "the days may be long, but the years are short" and it is SOOOO fitting.
Still no weight check this month, but I can't imagine she's gained much. We're still wearing some of our 3-6 month clothes, but wear a lot 6-9 month, too. I've put her in a few 12 month things and she SWIMS in them. Tiny little peanut.
So good! She's sleeping from 7:10pm-ish to 6:30am-ish every night. No dreamfeed, either! Yep- we officially cut it out! WAHOO!!! So, our schedule now is...
6:30am: Wake, Nurse, and Solids
7:15-8:30am: Play (a lot of times we go on a walk)
8:30-10/10:30am: Nap
10:30: Nurse
10:45-12:30pm: Play/errands/whatever
12:30pm: Solids, then more play
1:30pm-3/3:30pm: Nap
3:30pm: Nurse
3:45-5:30pm: Play/errands/whatever
5:30pm: Solids
6-7pm: Bath/books/play/etc.
7pm: Nurse, then bed by 7:15pm
Nursing & Solids:
Good! I am so grateful for our good our nursing has still been going. Yes, she gets distracted. Yes, it's time consuming. But, I'm so grateful the pro's far outweigh the con's.
We're officially down from 6 sessions to 4! Our first session in the morning is still the longest and the one I think we'll definitely keep well past a year. I'd like to keep our before-bed session til past a year, too, but girl isn't the most interested in that one. Maybe that will change when we cut the 2 middle of the day ones? We'll see.
Solids are still going well, too. She's a pretty good eater. She has her "No! I don't want any!" moods, but those are generally just if we're way off schedule and she's outta sorts. On normal days, she eats really well.

Her favorite foods of the moment are: cheese, yogurt, cantaloupe, pasta, blueberries, steamed carrots, sweet potatoes, and pizza (she's her daddy's daughter through and through).


A lot of the same...

-She still LOVES the local indoor play place. Girl thinks she's a big kid and loves to crawl all over. I've had other moms comment NUMEROUS times how adventurous and active she is. Girl thinks she's 11.
-Bathtime. We've been having some her-trying-to-stand-in-the-tub issues, but overall she is really good in the bath and loves being in there.
-Watching videos of other babies or herself. Youtube babbies babbling and watch the one with the twins talking to each other. It's hysterical. Bailey cracks up when I put it on. Loooove.
-Her paci. Yep. Still here. I'm working hard to limit it to bed/nap and long car rides. It's hard because it will make her happy no matter how grumpy she is, so it's easy to be tempted just to paci her all the time. But, I really don't want it to turn into a HUGE habit, so I'm working on limiting it.
And a new one...
-TALKING! YEEEES!!!! We have babbling! And, now she likes to babble. A lot. LOVE IT!!!! More on this later.

-Still not being able to play with my iPhone or car keys. I tell her a gazillion times a day "not for babies!" and girl just does not care. We're working on it. Everyday. The only "screen" time she gets is 2 minutes like every other day when I show her the 2-minute YouTube video of the twin babies babbling to each other. Somehow she still realllllly wants my phone or the iPad. How do babies just know? Technology, man.
New This Month/Special Moments/Milestones:
-TAAAALKING!!!! Ok, not really talking, but DEFINITE babbling. Ba's and da's and ya's and ga's and ha's. Lots and lots! She loves blowing raspberries, too. SO happy we jumped that hurdle. First Steps determined she did not need services (yay!!), even though when we had our appointment she wasn't yet babbling and now, she is! All. The. Time. And, I love it. I DO think there's some intentional talking there, too. She looks right at the Hubs and says Dada. We're still working on Mama. :)

-Hand, Foot, Mouth. That was fun.

-Standing unassisted and without holding on to something. She's only done it a few times and can stay up for several seconds, but she's doing it!

Nicknames: Peanut, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Jelly Butt, Bugs, B

Looking forward to: WALKING! She's SOOOO close. I can't wait!!! I also can't wait to hear "Mama". Warning: my heart might explode.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/5-10/11

Weekly Workout Recap: 10/5-10/11
Sunday, 10/5: None
Monday, 10/6: JM30DS & 2 mile walk
Tuesday, 10/7: JM30DS & 3.5 mile walk
Wednesday, 10/8: 2.5 mile walk
Thursday, 10/9: JM30DS
Friday, 10/10: JM30DS and 2 mile walk
Saturday, 10/11: None

I didn't have time to get a workout DVD from the library, so me and Jillian have been spending a shit ton of time together this week. Girl still makes me sore and I still sorta love it. Again, running is still just not a priority and on the back burner. I don't like that and wish I had the time and energy to change it, but I just don't. Excuses, excuses. I know. If I really and truly WANTED to do it, I'd find a way. Right now, I just don't so I'm not. End of story.