Sunday, July 29, 2007
It was the second annual race so it was still on the small side. I would guess only 50 runners total. It was really fun though having so few people. There was plenty of room at the starting line and it was short enough that people didn't get too spread out. I pushed Josh in the stroller for the first solid mile and maybe a little more. Then Kristen took over at the perfect time (the hill). I pushed again for another mile and then handed the reigns to Kristen to finish up. I seriously thought I was going to puke!
We walked a bit during the race too, but not too much as we still finished in 34 minutes. That puts us at a little over a 10 minute mile pace - so with walking in there we were definitely running in the nine minute mile range. So that is cool. It was a beautiful day and Josh loved seeing all the trees and the bumps along the course.
That afternoon we took a solid 3 hour nap. It was wonderful. Then went to Mandy's house to hang out with her and Willa. Willa is so so big! And so darn cute. I can't wait to get some pictures on the blog of the two of them. They just laughed and smiled at eachother. It was quite cute. I wonder what they are saying to eachother???
Mandy and I had some drinks and sat in the hot tub... so nice and relaxing... while the babies slept. They both went down at 9:30 pm and then slept until 3 am. Then ate and slept until 6 am. Then woke up around 8 am. It was a very good night for Josh and an okay night for Willa. I think she just wanted to be up when her boyfriend was!
Today has been weird. I know I am forcing myself to not think about tomorrow. I haven't got anything together and know I should. Like getting my work clothes out of the rubbermaid bins in the closet, getting my laptop packed up, the breast pump together, packing a lunch, filling out Josh's daycare drop off sheet. Yeah, haven't even started any of them.
Just wish there was a few more days... I am just not ready.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Sure, I am severly sleep deprived and my first year of marriage was a little stressful. But there were so many unbelievable moments the past year that I can't ever forget.
- The day we found out I was pregnant
- Telling our parents and family
- The ultrasounds and hearing the heartbeat at each and every appointment
- Each and every single kick
- The anticipation in the hospital when it was just Jim and I. Trying to relax so we decided to watch super troopers. I was laughing so hard we had to turn it off because it hurt so bad to laugh on top of contractions.
- The first time I saw Josh and saw that it was in fact a boy!
- Holding him for the first time
- Feeling so helpless and crying myself when he screamed for 15 minutes at each and every repeat of the newborn screening test
- Jim going to work with his polo shirt on backwards. Not knowing it until a coworker pointed it out at 10 am. After a few meetings. Nice.
- The first time he smiled at me
- Cuddling - anytime we wanted to catch up on sleep
- Breastfeeding - it is the one thing I can only do - and we get to just sit together - just the two of us.
- Bath time
- His endless babbling and cooing - when I basically just mimic every sound he makes which seems to make him extremely happy
- Bed time when we read stories and say prayers
And finally - the funniest thing that has happened to me... yesterday I was trying my hardest to "practice" getting ready. I ended up waking up when Jim left which was 4:30 am. Josh got up at 5am to nurse and then went right back to sleep. Knowing that it was entirely too early to get ready and go to daycare - I decided to get in a workout. After Billy Blanks kicked my butt... I showered, had breakfast, and did some laundry. I was all ready except didn't put on my shirt because it was still drying in the laundry room. Josh woke up at is was now 7:30 to nurse again. I fed him, washed him down with a rag, got him dressed and put him in his carseat to go. I let Hilo out, packed up the remaining items for daycare into a grocery bag, and then put Hilo back in the kennel. I threw on the backpack, picked Josh up in the carseat, and grabbed the bag of stuff for daycare. I got Josh in the car and went to pull the backpack off... that is when I realized I had still not put on my shirt! Yes, I was just about to get into the car in just my bra and shorts. Thank goodness no one was around - as I had let Hilo out (never actually went outside) - and was just standing in the garage with just my bra on. SERIOUSLY!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Once tummy time is over he gets to move to his second favorite position - sitting in the bumbo or with me. He has been sitting up now (with a little help) since he was 9 weeks old. His neck has been really strong since he was super little - had very little of the bobble head time. And his legs too. Which just confirms all the kicking off the ribs when he was in my tummy. After he gets tired of sitting - his head starts to drop lower and lower - we move to his favorite position. Standing. He LOVES it. It is the same reaction when he goes into the tub. He stiffens up his entire body with his arms at his side and gets this really excited look on his face. And we constantly say - what a strong little man you are standing up already - which seems to get a few huge grins and babble.
He is GROWING UP so FAST! Thank goodness for cameras and videocameras. We can always go back to see how he has changed.
I am going to miss being with him all day long, especially the mornings. Because his smile always seems the brightest then. I have been trying not to think too much about the week ahead - to avoid crying first of all but then to just be happy and enjoy the limited time I have left. I secretly wish he changes his fussy time from the early evenings to the daytime - so daycare can deal with it and I get the fun happy Josh. I will take him crabby or happy though. He is my little man!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday night we went to our friends, the Spindlers, to hang out. Josh was still a bit fussy but not nearly as bad. We started to get ready to leave and we thought we should get Josh ready for bed before he zonked out in the car seat. So we changed his diaper and got his pj's on. He was the happiest he had been all day. Kicking and flailing his arms while he smiled and giggled at Kristen and Tyler. He zonked out like we expected on the drive home. And we opted to keep him in his carseat until he woke up. Drumroll please.... he slept until 6:30 am. 7 hours!!! The first time ever! And the best part, we slept for almost 6 continuous hours ourselves! Wonderful.