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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hello? Anyone there?

I realize it’s been MONTHS since I last wrote! Months! I have no excuse (well – ok, I kinda do. Having a baby takes up a lot of time!)

I suppose I should just start where I left off. Kate recovered from RSV pretty well. She was on oxygen for a week after we were discharged from the hospital, but overall, she did just fine. Things went pretty well for about two months and I was really loving being a mom. She started sleeping through the night at about 4.5 months which made things IMMENSELY easier to handle. We have really been blessed with a great sleeper. I really can’t complain in that department.

In May, on the weekend of my first Mother’s Day, Kate was up all night with a 104 fever starting on a Friday night… just totally out of the blue. We brought her in to the pediatrician on Saturday and they immediately placed her in the hospital. She was miserable… very lethargic and non-responsive (very scary!) All of the tests came back negative… after 3 days in the hospital AGAIN, they sent us home with no explanation. I got to spend my first Mother’s Day with a very sick baby…. it was awful. It took her about a week to get back to her old self, but we came through. She was so miserable that we couldn’t put her down without her starting to cry at all…she just laid on us pretty listless the entire time. Which means we didn’t get much sleep! Not something I want to relive.

That was the week of May 13th… on May 18th, I turned 30 (boo), and on May 20th, I ran 13.1 miles in the Colfax Half Marathon and had my BEST TIME EVER! I knocked off a few minutes off of my half marathon time! I really wavered on whether or not I would run, considering I hadn’t run in two weeks and hadn’t really slept in a week. But the human body is truly amazing.

Which I guess brings me to now. I am still struggling to lose the last of my baby weight. I finally added in weight lifting/strength training and the pounds have started to come off. Right now I have 6 lbs to pre-pregnancy weight. I’d like to lose about 10, but we’ll re-evaluate when I get there. I have been doing Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 on the days I don’t run. Current weight is 142. Slowly but surely, it’s coming off.

I have another half marathon in 4 weeks but I’m not sure that I will be running it. I am having major hip flexor problems which is causing me to really cut back on my running. Add in that my husband is traveling twice over the next 4 weeks and I’ve lost my babysitter for long runs. One thing about turning 30 is that I’ve started to realize that I can’t just go and do what I did back in May. Since that half marathon, my hip has been bothering me. I really had no business running 13 miles on that little of training, and like it or not, my body doesn’t recover as fast as it did a few years ago. I’d like to focus on 5ks for the rest of the year because it’s doable in the amount of time that I have. There are at least four or five that I have in mind and it would be enough to keep me competitive with myself.

I can’t promise I’ll blog as regularly as I did before, but now that I have predictable free time in the evening (Kate goes to bed at 6:45 most nights!), and I’m really in the weight loss mindset, I’d love to get back into blogging. After all, you all are my support!

And now… time for Kate pictures. Smile Here she is at 8 months old!

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Such a stinker! Must take after her dad. Winking smile

7 comments:

Tish said...

Anna! I'm so glad you're back! Kate is adorable-- hard to believe she's 8 months old. Congrats on your weight loss. You're doing very well! Hugs!

fancy nancy said...

Oh Anna she is beautiful!!! I'm so glad to see your back!! You're doing great...it took me almost the full year after Em was born to lose those last stubborn lbs...hang in there you'll be there!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

She's so cute!! I have pretty much stopped blogging and read/comment on very few other blogs anymore. I was cleaning out my reader and saw yours and despite it being so long since you'd posted, just couldn't delete it... hoping for an update... And here you are:)

Sunnydaze said...

Anna! I've been wondering about you so it is great to hear from you and to catch up on what has been going on. Kate is adorable; I'm sure she is keeping you busy. 5ks sound like the perfect thing for you right now. Glad to hear that things are going well for you. :)

LoriV. said...

Hi Anna! I'm still here, good to hear from you. I've pretty much stopped blogging, and like Karen have cleaned out my Reader quite a bit, but I just knew you'd be back! Or at least hoped! I noticed your other blog domain must have expired; is the content still out there somewhere. Your past blogs were very inspiring to me.

Kate is beautiful and you're doing so well with your weight loss. Keep up the good work, and keep updating!

safire said...

Kate has SO much hair for an 8 month old. I remember my brother was practically bald LOL! She is adorable and welcome back.

Good luck with everything!

beerab said...

She's gotten so big so fast- it's amazing to see her personality shine through her pictures :)

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