May 24, 2010

In other news...

C cruised today! She's been getting slightly less scared of standing & holding an object (she's actually standing with objects other than me!) and has even pulled herself up to her playtable on her own a few times! Today, she cruised from one side of it to the other (motivated by trying to reach a basket of laundry, of course!) Very exciting to see her gain courage!

She's eating like a champ, but is a mystery sometimes- Today, wouldn't pick up carrots, but if i fed them to her off a spoon, she would eat them! There are many of these funny little quirks that change day to day with her eating... I wonder who she got these quirks from? :)

She still LOVES to swing, and I'm itching to get one at our house set up for her, she loves it so much! I think we will have to head to the park today! We went to the park on Saturday and met another baby her age- she LOVED sitting next to the little girl and exchanging toys back and forth. I'm looking forward to a lot of fun park days this summer! (also, love that the local parks for me, are on the OCEAN! How cool is that? :)

Poor B is still recovering from getting his wisdom teeth out, so he's on the same sort of diet as C!
Hopefully he will be feeling better soon!!

This is from our Family 5 Miler we did the day before Mother's Day. I'll spare you the one of me crossing the finish line, but there is one the photographer snapped of the three of us!

This is a picture filled post! Here are some of the other pictures I considered for my contest entry. I ultimately went with the one in the post below because of her expression. Some of these pictures are definitely more "Yellow" though, so it was tough! I love this yellow hat, I'm sure we will be seeing many more pictures all summer long!

May 24th- I Heart Faces- Yellow!

This is my entry to this week's I heart faces Contest ( The theme is yellow... What do you think? :)

May 17, 2010

May 17th- I heart Faces Entry: Flowers

This is my first time entering I heart faces weekly contest... ( ...wish me luck! :)

May 15, 2010

C is 10 Months Old!

Which means I'm freaking out! I can't believe she's in the double digits. And that I'm starting to plan her first birthday party! eep. Daddy was unable to take C's 10 month pictures on the actual DAY she turned 10 months, so Mum gave it a go. Which proved to be very difficult with a baby who is on the go while she is awake. She is NOT one to lay still (which makes diaper changes a tiring challenge). Therefor, this solo photo shoot resulted in our first real good bump on the noggin. There were only a few tears, thank goodness!She is now a great crawler. She used to stick pretty much to the room I was in, but now she is making her way around the house. We are in need of some baby gates ASAP! Fortunately, she is kind of timid and definitely not into EVERYTHING. (Just, ALMOST everything!). She can and will pull up, but doesn't cruise just yet. She almost seems afraid! She will pull up on something, but then check to make sure I'm still close enough for her to grab on to. It's pretty cute, actually. :) She definitely WANTS to stand and pull up more than she will actually attempt. She often will be crawling and then pick up her knees and do "downward dog" while lifting up one hand, so she is trying to be upright, she's just nervous!She definitely still has book preferences. She loves "Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you hear" (every parent's fav...NOT), and a few others. But her selection is definitely limited. She won't let me read my favorite, "Guess How Much I Love You"... I guess she already knows how much I love her! :)She claps and waves all the time still. She doesn't have any words, though she said "Bah" yesterday at the appropriate "Bye Bye" time.. so I think we are getting closer. She also will say something close to "water" and "that" or "this" occasionally. We will see!Naps are pretty consistent these days, Thank Goodness. She definitely does NOT like to nap in the car, and so we are tied to home a lot of the time, but a well rested baby is worth it! So much easier to deal with. When she is tired now, she gets to be even MORE clingy and needing Mummy. Which is sweet, but also draining!! We are still nursing 4x a day most days. Not sure when the transition away from that will be started... But I'm so thankful to have made it this long!

She's eating great, I'd say about 80% regular table food. I give her all kinds of cooked veggies and soft fruits. The only thing she hasn't really taken to is Raspberries! (though she will eat raspberry yogurt). She mostly feeds herself, but sometimes needs Mum to get her started. She loves meatballs, chicken and turkey burgers. I hope she keeps up this eating! (Though I'm sure things will change once she learns "No!"). It's funny how sometimes if you give her something likes, if it is unexpected, she will spit it out. But then, she will eat it a second later. Silly Girl.

Alright I better go and clean up the living room before she wakes up from nap one! Crap, i think I just heard her stir on the monitor... :)

May 13, 2010

New Blog Post about a New Blog!

So I read a lot of blogs while I was breastfeeding C in the wee hours of the morning. I like reading them. I've been clogging this blog lately with posts about running. I decided to separate them (a bit, I'm sure there will be crossover, but I'd like to share even MORE than I have already on here:)

Any way, I hope you will read it and comment and give me feedback. I'd love to encourage others with this. I also just really like to write blogs (though we all know I'm not always the best at keeping up with them, I'm working on it!). I think it will also give me some accountability for my running.

and i just watched Julie and Julia. Who doesn't want to blog after that, LOL?

Anywhoo, here's the site. Feedback is appreciated! I hope you like it! :) Share with your friends. :)

One Running Mum

May 10, 2010

Mother's Day!

We celebrated Mother's Day a day early, and it was a great day!! B and C and I ran in a road race together (I pushed C in the stroller, we didn't make here crawl!). It was a 5 mile race. We had a lot of fun running together, hopefully I can add some pictures soon! I surprised myself and ran about a 940 mile. That's about the same time i cranked out when i ran my first 5k, way back just before I got pregnant with C. I'm really pleased with my time, but the rest of this week has been tough on me for runs! I picked up some insoles for my shoes... We will see if that helps! I gotta crank out two more long runs before the 1/2 marathon which is just over 2 weeks away. No more about that. I might break out in hives.
Weight loss wise things are still going really well, yay! I'm glad that im feeling like it's really do-able. I'm still getting plenty of "treats" AND I'm losing weight! Of course, I'm not sure things will still be as great when i stop breastfeeding (I get like 10 extra points on weight watchers while I'm nursing!) but I'll cross that bridge when i get there! (kinda the way i fee about the sagamore these days... When will that construction be done again??)

Anywho, the rest of my first mother's day was nice and relaxing, we just hung around the house and then went out to get Chinese... Mmmm. :) On actual Mother's day I went in to Boston with C and met my mom. We walked a lot and had a good time. C seemed to have a lot of fun too. :) what more can I mom ask for?

Promise to post pictures soon!!

May 5, 2010

Time sure flies!

I can't believe how long I've gone without a post. There's so much going on, but also not a lot going on. Yeah, I know that made sense. :)

C is into everything, so curious. She's super adorable right now! She "talks" a lot. When we were at B's parents house, she seemed to be asking for "Da-da" and called B's Dad, Dada also. I don't think we can yet call it her first word though, since it's still the only consonant sound she is consistently making. She also will imitate me if I sneeze or cough in the car! So cute. We had a great time in TN. The flight down was awesome since she actually slept! The flight back was not so great. We were delayed bc of all the rain in Nashville (praying for the people there still!) C did really well under the circumstances, but it was still a really long day! She had a great time with Nan and GP though! We miss them already!

On the running/weight loss front, I crested losing 20 pounds! (then went back up a half pound, but we will just go ahead skip over that and hope for a loss again this week!) I decided to go ahead and train for a half marathon! Yikes. I wasn't even seriously running before the end of March, and now I'm running a half marathon on May 30th! I have some great support from my family and I have two friends running with me, so we are checking in daily, which is great. Another challenge is the new heat and humidity. I'm still adjusting! Yesterday's run was tough because of the heat!! I did 8 miles in Chattanooga and I was SO HOT at the end. I am hoping for warm weather on the 29th for my friend's wedding, but then for a cool down overnight on the 30th! If you're in the area I'd love to have you come and cheer me on! Here's the race info!

Sorry no adorable pictures right now since I have to go get the wee one! :)