• Hi, friends! Happy, happy, happy Friday!

    I’m not sure if you noticed, but I did a little less blogging this week. After my digital detox over the weekend, I realized that I really need to take care of myself and not work so much and, well, sleep, so that’s exactly what I did. I actually went back to bed a few mornings this week after feeding Q instead of starting my day at 5:00 AM (well, technically, 3:00/3:30 AM), and it was awesome.

    I realized when I get enough sleep, I am a totally different person. I’m focused and present, less high-strung, and just more upbeat and positive. I also felt more balanced than I ever have with regard to work-life responsibilities. Basically, this past week was a real wake-up call for me. Anyway, I haven’t checked in with you guys very much, so here is a little update to tell you what we’ve been up to lately!

    Mal and I worked out together this week. Just like old times! Mimi and Papi came to visit on Tuesday, so Mal and I hit up a lunchtime class at 781. It was so fun WOD-ing together!

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    We finally hung the dinosaur prints in the nursery. It only took us two months, but they’re finally up! FYI: The prints are from Etsy and the frames are from Amazon.

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    Q is doing great! He’s growing like crazy, smiling and laughing everyday (OMG, so cute)…

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    And pooping like a champ! Yep, that’s drippy mustard poo and it went EVERYWHERE… down the front of my tank top and sweatpants, on the floor, up Q’s back and even between his toes. I still have no idea how it happened. It’s not like he wasn’t wearing a diaper!?! #poopexplosion

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    Murphy developed some weird growth on the side of his foot. Gross, right? It randomly popped up out of nowhere about three weeks ago. It hasn’t gotten any worse, but it definitely hasn’t gotten any better. It doesn’t seem to bother him, but we still thought he should get it checked out, so I took him to the vet earlier this week.

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    The vet did a fine-needle aspiration to test the cells inside the growth, which Murphy hated (he even yelped), but he was pumped about the treats afterward. I’m pretty sure he forgot about any pain once he was chowing down on Milk Bones. Thankfully, the growth is benign, and the vet said it should go away on its own in 3-4 months.

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    I started training for a fall 10k. I am pretty excited about getting back into running again. I really missed it. I thought about training for a half marathon this fall, but it’s so time-consuming even without a newborn, so I’m not sure I can fully commit to it. Plus, I really want to run my next half with Team Challenge and none of their fall/winter races worked for me, so maybe I will train with them next spring. My training plan is: run more often, increase my distance, run faster, have fun.

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