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!
Q is doing great! He’s growing like crazy, smiling and laughing everyday (OMG, so cute)…
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
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.
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.
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.
My UC symptoms came back. Whomp whomp. Between changing hormones and not sleeping, I think my body just spazzed out. I started experiencing symptoms a few weeks ago, and I called my doctor as soon as things started to get weird. Right now, I’m on a low-dose of steroids and PRAYING they chill out my immune system. Otherwise, I’ll start Remicade (the best option while breast feeding, according to my doctor), which scares the crap out of me. I know it helps tons and tons of people, but the thought of going to the hospital every other month and getting a 3-hour infusion does not sit well with me. *Sigh*
I did yoga on the rooftop of The Colonnade Hotel, and it was glorious. Every Wednesday morning until the end of the summer, The Colonnade Hotel offers a Vinyasa class from 7:00 – 8:00 AM on the rooftop. How cool is that? The class is free to hotel guests and just $15 for non-guests. You just need to sign up beforehand. It was quite an amazing way to start the day!
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