Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Yoga Baby; 3 Months


I fully intended to post this a few weeks ago. My dude is over 4 months now. Le sigh. Such is life. 

I'll say this every month. I know I'm biased, but my dude is the best. baby. ever. I cannot get enough of him.

Likes: Still a huge hand eater. He went through a straight thumb sucking phase. Not sure if that will come back.
He loves singalongs and being sung to in any way, shape or form.

Dislikes: Falling asleep during the day. He gets so tired, but he fights it because being awake it so much more interesting.

Sleeping? He was suuuuuuch a good sleeper at 3 months. I dreaded the 4 month regression. Most nights he slept between 8 and 10 hours straight. His bedtime is still later than I would like, but he ends up sleeping from around 10pm to 7 or 8am consistently. If the stretch is closer to 8 hours, he'll usually go back to sleep for an hour or two.

Accomplishments:  His hand eye coordination is really improving. He starting to open his palms so they're not always in fists all the time.
He is consistently rolling from front to back. Once he even rolled onto his side, hung out there for a bit, and then continued his roll all the way onto his back. I considered that his first intentional roll.

In other news:
I went back to work March 9th. I'm only part time right now, but I've been able to bring him with me. He's doing great. He definitely has his rough days - like the day I forgot his pacifier. Poor guy refused to nap and was a huge crankapotomus. Squawk squawk squawk squeal squawk squawk squeal.
A few weeks ago he started spending one day a week with my mom. They both love it. Its nice for me to be able to get some work done, but I miss my little man and am always a little sad that I got to spend almost no time with him that day.



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Word About Regular Posts



So, you guys...

LIFE!

Working 30 hrs a week, tax season, teaching two yoga classes and considering picking up a 3rd, regular housework on top of caring for this marvelous 3 month old little man. Laundry takes over a week to get folded. Dishes go out and right back into the dishwasher.

I would love to post regularly, but for real though, that ish aint gonna happen.

Before I went back to work, weekly workout posts could happen during naps and nightly dad/dude time, but seriously... two weeks ago I tried to swing a "day in the life" post... couldn't even make that happen. The logistics were too much - getting stuff done while keeping track of what I was doing and when I was doing it is so much easier then you spend half the day sitting on you're butt nursing.

ANYWAYSSSSS,

This is not goodbye. I'm going to continue to do my best to post every now and then, but the reality is that I will not be posting very often. I miss the blog life. Hopefully I'll be able to fill y'all in on the state of things soon. :)



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Fit Mama; Week 8


Monday little dude and I were going to go on a walk, but it started raining the second I stepped out of the garage. I did Core Synergistics. The little guy has become a great workout buddy. He mostly just hangs out in his crib and we talk and he kicks things. This particular day, he started to get frustrated that he couldn't see me the whole time, so I moved him to the floor so he had a better view. He was perfectly happy after that.  
Tuesday I decided to do plyometrics. I guess I've given up on the P90X schedule. I'm just doing the workouts I'm not sick of and still feel like I'm getting a good workout.

Wednesday I pulled out my Tracey Mallet DVD for some Functional Interval Training. It's a 90 minute DVD, but my dude woke up from his mini nap at the 60 minute mark, and I was beat anyway, so I called it and took a shower. I also went on a quick 3 mile walk earlier in the day. I was a little rushed because we were meeting my mom and grandparents for lunch and shopping - lots of big events coming up my little dude needs outfits for.

Thursday I opted for Cardio X. I was so excited to have a shorter workout, but then the computer decided it needed to run updates 10 minutes in, so my workout was rudely interrupted. While I took my unwanted break, dude did a little core work aka tummy time.

Friday my only workout was baby & me yoga, but we did our usual squats and lunges and planks and such.

Saturday I complained that I was bored with my workout DVDs, so hubs put together a workout plan for me. He bought me all kinds of fun workout equipment for Christmas, so part of the plan was to get me to use it! I did squats on a balance board and more squats and pushups wearing an extra 20 lb weight vest. It was nice to do something different. :)

Sunday afternoon I ran out to one of my favorite yoga classes - pre/postnatal. Some of my fellow new mom friends joined me. Its so nice to see them and workout where most of us met.

That was my week. I'm really hoping to get some more interesting posts going soon, but for now it seems like this is it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Yoga Baby; 2 Months


Joe is officially 3 months old this week, so I'm trying to get his 2 month post up!

In general he's a happy dude. He loves to smile and talk, and is an absolute joy to be around. Of course I'm biased, but he's even adorable when he's cranky. 

Likes: eating his hands! singing songs, being on his changing table, sleeping on mama, grabbing things, kicking, flying 

Dislikes: Being left alone, being on his tummy for too long

Sleeping? No complaints from me. We did get a fluke 7 hour stretch when he was 2 weeks old but around 2 months he consistently slept 4/5 hrs in one stretch and then another 3/4 after. Bedtime was 11pm (usually) because that's when mom and dad go to bed, which meant he was usually up between 3 and 4 and up for the day around 8 or 9. 
He definitely likes to party in the wee hours of the morning, but I started putting him down while drowsy and letting him soothe himself all the way into sleep.

Accomplishments:  Aside from being a total tummy time rockstar, my little guy started grabbing things. Usually not on purpose, but he was very interested when he first noticed his hand holding a blanket and moving closer to his face. He's also ended up eating his blanket a couple of times because it was in his hand. 
He rolled front to back a couple of times but it wasn't on purpose ;) 

In other news:
He had his first round of shots at 2 months and 5 days. He screamed when he got them, and he screamed for longer a few hours later when his little legs were sore. He was a total champ though. Got some Tylenol and fell asleep wrapped up on his mama. 

Motherhood is such a trip! Ha! I still look at him and can't believe he's mine. Especially as he gets bigger, I can't believe he was ever the size of a poppy seed. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fit Mama; Week 7


This week was kind of a mellow workout week. I went on a lot of walks... as you will see.

Monday Joe and I walked 3.5 miles and I did ab ripper x and called it a day.

Tuesday night hubs "rushed" his workout to get home in time for me to make it to a hip hop class. It was the same teacher I used to take Bollywood dance from, and when I showed up at hip hop, he says to me "you look different. Why do you look so different?"... the answer is that I am no longer home to a tiny human baby. It was such a fun class. I sweated up a storm and had a blast.

Wednesday I broke my workout up into two chunks. Around lunch time, little dude did his tummy time and mama did ab ripper x on the floor next to him. We both got great core workouts. Later on, I pushed play on some legs & back. Pull ups are still not my favorite, but I love the leg workouts so much that it still my workout.

Thursday was a repeat of Monday. Little dude and I went on a long walk, and finished the day with ab ripper x.

Friday we did baby & me yoga. It was a tougher workout than last week. It was a great group of moms and babies, and later on I went on another long walk.
 
Saturday was a rest day. 

Sunday I went to boxing with my sister and my aunt. My wrist is still messed up - this guy is heavy - so I shadow boxed instead of actually boxing. It is actually harder to shadow box. So much shoulder and core work.

I'm actually feeling kind of down about this week. My workouts weren't tough enough to counter all of the terrible eating I did, and if I hadn't just polished off a bag of Cadbury mini eggs I would say this week will be better. I'm off to a rocky start.