A couple big things happened this week to make up for last weeks boring-ness (yes, I know that isn’t a real word).
First, my sister made her official move down and is now a permanent resident of South Carolina. This also means that the babies got to visit with Grandma and Grandpa again. I appreciated this visit not only to see family but because I got 3 nights of sleep that required me only to get up once to pump for 10-15 minutes. So far I got one family member to move down here with me, only two more to go 🙂
I also returned to work this week. I’m almost certain I would have felt differently if I had been returning full time, but since I’m only working part time I was ready to go back. The first trip to my friends was quite the adventure because it required me to take all the (baby) things along with me: milk, bottles, play mat, pack and play, boppy, swaddles, blankets etc. I’ll admit leaving them was harder than I expected but the fact that I HATE being late kept me from lingering too long. With a few (literally) days of work back under my belt I have to say that part time was a smart decision for me and I am so glad I have that option.
As for the babies (because I know thats why anyone really reads this thing–
Miss Abby has started grabbing objects on the playmat more. Both have started drooling, though Miles more than Abby. We can see clear amusement when they are doing something they enjoy. Miles has started blowing spit bubbles. They’ve started giggling and though its not full on belly laughs its still freakishly cute. And most notably they made us very happy by sleeping a 5-7 hour stretch at night ALL WEEK LONG — until the next growth spurt hits I’m sure. I have to say though that I wonder if they already went through it because I went to get them up one morning after several wake ups and I SWORE they looked bigger.
On my end I impressed myself by running not only an 8.3 mile long run but also 1.5 miles at a steady 7:30 pace. I am really excited that this transition back to running has been easier than I feared. I haven’t registered yet but am now seriously planning to run the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (half) on October 20.
Now for THE fun.
- Family visiting means lots of snuggles
- Miss Abby gets a head start on the method with which she is going to use to get all the things
- We unwillingly pose for the camera
- I get a picture of what will probably be the only time they’ll help with the laundry
- And I sent them off to the sitters in cutesy matchy matchy outfits
This weeks run stats (yay!)
Total Miles: 12.5
Fastest Mile: 7:30
Longest Distance: 8.3 miles
August 8, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Congrats on doing well with going back to work! My work is flexible in a sense that in the future I will be able to go back for 3 days and stay home for the rest. I guess it’s one perk about our profession. Your babies are so cute!
August 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Have u reached your wt goal??
August 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm
August 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm
You are my hero! 8.3 miles?! That’s crazy! Those two little butterballs of joy-filled awesomeness are so cute! I love their fat rolls!
August 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm
Omg. I love that you just said butterballs of joy filled awesomeness. 🙂
August 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm
August 9, 2013 at 1:26 am
Thanks! I’ve been reading your blog but haven’t been able to comment from my phone for some reason! Ugh!
August 9, 2013 at 11:34 am
Wow! 8 miles- you go girl!!
I’m so jealous that you can head back to work part time. I wish that was an option for me!!
August 12, 2013 at 11:40 am
OH my gawd. I told you you’d be back to Killing me in running in no time. here I was all proud of my “speedwork” day when I finished 6.75 miles with a 9:29 pace. Sheesh woman, you put me to shame! AND your have adorable babies. Kill me now lol!!!! JK
August 12, 2013 at 11:54 am
You should be proud! What matters is that you run and make/achieve personal goals. I still think you rock!
August 12, 2013 at 11:59 am
Haha thanks. And your kick-assness is keeping me motivated so keep posting about your runs please.
August 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm