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Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Months!

Wow, time is flying! My baby boy is now two months old! He is packing on the poundage and is absolutely adorable!

Speaking of poundage, I am losing mine slowly but steadily. I finished the pregnancy up 42 pounds and now I only have 9 pounds to lose. I expect those 9 pounds to be stubborn, especially with my love for chocolate milkshakes and frozen cokes!

My fitness is starting to come around. Biking seems to be the one that is improving the fastest, but I suppose that is no surprise when it was the one event out of the three I was good at to begin with. Running is surprisingly going well also. Bridget and I ran a 5-mile race with the strollers on Saturday and managed a 10:30 pace. Sure, it isn't as fast as I was before, but it is way faster than I expected. I credit getting back up to speed to running with other mommies like Bridget, Eva, Sara and Laura. It is nice to be able to do a group run again and the lunch afterwards rocks as well (see, I told you those 9 pounds would be stubborn).

Swimming is tough. I'm not going to lie to you. I'm sure it doesn't help that I can only get there once a week right now (although very grateful to my MIL and my hubby for making that happen) or that the pool is set up in the 50 meter format, but I thought I would lose the least fitness there having swum until the day before Will was born. Oh well. It is getting better, just slowly. My first triathlon is July 25 at Fairport Harbor (a sprint) and have also signed up for the GCT olympic. Just need to have it in gear by then! : )

Overall, things are going well and I can't complain. Will has slept 6 hours straight the last two nights and it is heavenly. He has great smiles and I'm going to miss him when I go back to work in just over 3 weeks. Sigh. Must get paid, right?

Bridget and me with our kiddos after the race (note the great shirts Bridget's hubby, Steve, made for us)

Matt ran it too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Six Weeks

My baby boy is six weeks old tomorrow. He is growing like a weed and is just so darn cute! At the doctor this past Friday, he weighed 11.25 pounds (he was 7.5 pounds at birth). My little guy is getting big so fast and is so strong! He can hold his head up now and the smiles are officially real! Time is just flying!

One plus to time flying is I can now get back to exercising like a normal person. Technically, I've already been exercising (4 trainer rides and 2 run-walks plus a ton of walks), but now I don't have to feel worried about it. Tomorrow, I go for my 6-week check-up and then am meeting Bridget for a run with the strollers. She's already up to 4.25 miles, so I need to get my butt in gear! I also need to figure out how to get back into the pool - my triathlon is coming up fast! Now, if I can just get Will to sleep a little longer at night...

My adorable little man:

Lunch with Aunt Nicole yesterday:

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Not long now

Well, my little guy is a month old now and he's growing like a weed! The sleep deprivation gets to me at times, but he is totally worth it!

I am chomping at the bit to do some real exercise. I've mostly been walking, but have lifted weights twice and rode the trainer once. That trainer ride was humbling. I wonder how running will go. Less than 2 weeks left till I can find out! Maybe then, these last 15 pounds will start to melt. Wish me luck!