Tuesday, February 21, 2012

8 months yesterday

this one will be short and sweet.
because 1 of our babies is full force potty training right now. (post coming soon on that)
and the other is cutting more and more teeth, so the sleep is not great and thinking isn't happening:)

elleanor turned 8 months old yesterday.

nothing has changed on our schedule but that our morning starts at about 630am these days.
which i am fine with because it means a little bit of an earlier bedtime for this gal.
sleeping is ok.
she just had two top teeth pop through.
not the front, the 1 outside of those, so she is kind of a snaggle tooth girl right now.
but the front 2 are now coming in also.
this means lots of interrupted nighttime sleep for us this past month.
naps are still good.  2 hour in the morning and and 1 1/2 in the afternoon when she is at home.
new foods this past month were apples and pears, of course she loves them both.
we've now started to combine some of her fruits and veggies.
this girl doesn't turn away any food.
words are mamama, dadada, nanana, bababa. she says them all the time. even at night when she should be sleeping.
elleanor is great when she wakes up in the morning.  she doesn't cry.  just lays there and talks to herself until i come in to get her.
naps is another story, we still always wake crying from these.
almost have a crawler on our hands.  she is trying very hard.  she is up on all four's and is rocking. 
but she still gets wherever she wants to go by just rolling and scooting around.
ellie loves her sister.  loves to play with her. and wants to know where she's at and what she's doing at all times.
no doctor visit this month.  we don't go back til april.  both girls have been pretty healthy this winter, so far.
hoping that we can hold off on having to go to the doc until her next well check.  it would be the first time we've made it from well check to well check without having to take one of the girls in.

that's about it, sorry, i know this was all just kind of randomness jammed together but that's all i've got.  this momma is pretty tired today and can't use my brain much:)

ps:  the hubby got me a new camera for valentine's day! love it! been practicing with it A LOT!!! so family/friends can expect many many more pics of our sweet girls!  and here is some more of our big 8 month old playing, enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

some of this year's goals

 i have set a ton of goals for myself for the year.
one in particular is running.

i love to run.  really, i do.
i'm not the fastest nor can i run the farthest.
but i love it.
i love how when i get on the treadmill i think of nothing other than running.
no thoughts of work, what to fix for dinner, is the diaper bag packed, are the bottles made, etc.
just running.
i really just zone out.
no, I'm not staring at your backside person in front of me on the elliptical, but that's what it probably looks like.
to be honest what i do is imagine myself running a race, lots of people running around me, people watching from the side of the street.
sounds silly, but it keeps me going.

getting on the treadmill is also what helped me keep my sanity (i guess you could say i kept it) in those early months after having elleanor when i though i was going to loose my mind from lack of sleep and an around the clock screaming baby.  (of course she's quite the happy little angel these days though!)  i could go and just forget about everything going on and just have a quiet hour to myself, basically just not thinking period.  and since we had the whole breastfeeding/milk intolerance fiasco i wasn't tied to doing every feeding, tim got to help out more in this area. so thankful for the hubby's understanding of my need to get away for a bit during that tim and have something for myself.

anyway, like i said before i am definitely not the fastest, but hope to improve.
i am now at 3 miles in 34 minutes.
never did i think that at 31 i would be able to run more than i ever have before.
but i've had some great motivation.

my best friend jennifer started running last year.
she did 5ks, the tulsa run, and a half marathon.
i was asked several times by her to do a run.
and several times i always thought of a reason not to.
but those reasons have run out and i'm going to just do it!

my first goal in this running thing is to actually sign up for a run, (which i haven't done yet).
it will be in march, the st. patty's day run.
my second goal is to run the entire time and not have to walk.
my third running goal that i have set for myself is to do the tulsa run this year.
that's quite a big one for me, just putting that goal out there scares me to death because right now i see it as impossible.
jennifer tries to tell me i'll do a half marathon by the end of the year, but that's not happening.lol!
the tulsa run is going to be quite a stretch, i can't even imagine doing anything beyond that.

update since working on this post last:
i made it to 4 miles in 46 minutes last week!!

next time I'm hoping to be posting about completing my first 5K!

ps: i'm really also hoping that this running business will help me shed some of this weight i'm hanging onto from having 2 little gals:)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

a little late on the 6 month photos

we had planned on having 6 month photos done.
but that was right before Christmas.
needless to say with the surgery, sickness, holiday planning, etc. going on that didn't happen.
things were just a little hectic around here.
so i hadn't been able to plan a cute outfit, think of a place, or pick a date for pictures to happen.
thank goodness for heather.
she swung by one evening on her way home (after working a 12 hour shift) and snapped a few quick pics of ellie girl for us.
thats why the 6 month pics turned into 7 months.
even though it was quite the fly by photo shoot, done at 730pm, usually this is our getting put down for bed time, we got some really cute ones out of it!