I know I’ve been publishing many guest posts lately and then just these updates. Something original to come soon, promise. I do these updates more for myself than anyone else because I’m quickly learning how fleeting the time is and I know one day I’ll be glad I took the time to write about and capture a few memories from each week. I can actually see myself holed up in my bedroom in 15 years when one of my teenaged twins asks what I’m looking at. I’ll probably say nothing and quickly close the laptop (or like super magic projectile watch or something because you just never know what the technology will be then), albeit a bit teary eyed.
Anyway, I do a lot of digressing.
We had our 6 month checkup this week. Remember their two week doc picture when the table appeared to be 10 sizes too big?
It was a bit different this time around
Good grief. At this appointment Miles is 27″ long and weighs 17lb 10oz. He is a mere 3 inches away from growing out of his car seat already. It puts him in the 75th percentile for height and 50th for weight (at 4 months, it was the other way around). Abby is still a little bit and is 25.5 inches long and 13lb 15oz (for all intents and purposes though, she’s 14lbs) and is in the 25th percentile for both height and weight. Compared to 4 months, they took their shots like champs.
We started adding a “third meal” as far as solids go. I attempted to drop from 5 to 4 nursing sessions and they made it VERY clear that they are NOT ready for that yet. Ok, ok, I get it. I’m starting to get more comfortable making some of their food (not sure if I mentioned this before) and so far have pureed squash, banana, sweet potato and peas. Abby continues to be the “big” eater around here. Miles started getting this rash around his face that I feared at first was a food allergy. It would figure that normally I’m a hard and fast rule follower but totally didn’t follow the one food at a time for 3-5 day rule. As it turns out, its a heat/irritation rash because he constantly has his hands in his mouth and is drooling more often than not. Still no sign of teeth and that is a-ok with me. Miles is spending more time propped up on his arms while on his belly and Abby, as usual, is moving her legs around in what appears to be an attempt to crawl. Oh boy. She is still barfing like a fiend, and now it comes out in pretty colors. They are both totally fascinated by my hair, and Abby is babbling like crazy lately. (dadadadadadadahhhhhhhhh!!!)
- Mom gets tired of toys taking over the entire living room and so tries to send them to the corner
- Miles sports a new accessory – his “glocks” (sock gloves used to help keep the face rash at bay)
- Daddy gets lots of baby snuggles
- Babies and I go for a run and discover that a little bit of fall does in fact exist in South Carolina
On my end I have been back running in full force the last few weeks averaging about 25 miles per week and 3 long runs so far at 10, 12 and 10 miles. AND, my midweek runs are (generally) getting faster! I’m very excited to get my speed back and looking forward what will hopefully be an injury free half marathon on the 14th.