Had Time to Do My Hair!

I haven’t had time to do more than rub some product in my wet hair, scrunch up my curls and let them air-dry since C was born.  That’s four months.  Imagine my excitement when I saw Hubster and C sleeping in the recliner yesterday morning.  I had time to do my hair!  It wasn’t even that my hair looked fabulous when I was done, but more the fact that I was able to take the time to be ALONE and leisurely read a magazine while I did my hair.  *sigh*  It’s the simple things in life, really. ;)

Continue Reading...

Raising a Child in a Residence Hall

I’ve mentioned in the past that Hubster has a live-in graduate assistantship.  He is a residence hall director and we live in the hall director apartment in a residence hall.  There are distinct pros and cons to raising a child in a residence hall.  It’s an environment that emphasizes the value of education and diversity.  I’m really excited that my son will be growing up understanding how valuable and exciting higher education is.  We will have the opportunity to expose him to a diverse group of people, backgrounds and beliefs.  There are many students that may not have experienced these things until entering college, but our son will be opened to them from the beginning.

Continue Reading...

C’s 4-Month Checkup

C had his 4-month checkup with his pediatrician today.  He showered his nurse and doctor with smiles until that first immunization needle poked his thigh.  He’s 13 pounds, 12 ounces and 25 inches long.  His weight percentile actually decreased from his last well-child appointment, but we pretty much saw that one coming!

Continue Reading...

A Fabulous Sunday

I had the most fabulous Sunday.  C slept until SEVEN O’CLOCK!  This is huge – he’s been getting up between 5 and 6:30.  I had the opportunity to bask in the glow of his smiles before heading over to the gym, where I started doing the Couch to 5k!  Since I’ve been working out for weeks, I’m starting on Week 3 (2 minutes of walking, 1 minute of running for 24-30 total minutes).  It amazes me how your body gets used to the workouts that you typically do, because running was HARD!  I haven’t done any running since C was born.

Continue Reading...

Packing Away Baby Clothes

Earlier this week, I posted about how C has been growing like a weed.  I really thought I could still get two more weeks out of the bigger sleepers and onesies.  No such luck!

I reluctantly packed away all of C’s 3-month onesies and sleepers, along with his newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  It’s so sad to look at those adorable little outfits and fold them up one last time before putting them in a storage bin.  My little boy is getting big!

Continue Reading...

Reconnecting With Old Friends

There’s nothing that I love more about social media than the ability to reconnect with old friends.  I’ve been able to keep in touch with several of them, but there’s one that really touched my heart tonight.

Maybe two years ago or more, I became Facebook friends with one of my best friends from middle school whom I hadn’t spoken with in many years.  We didn’t interact much on Facebook at the time.  A year ago, she got married and I was elated for her.  I remember looking through her pictures excitedly and commenting with congratulations.  We soon discovered that we were both expecting in April.  How crazy is that?!  It was fun to congratulate each other.  Then we found out that we were both having boys!  Her son was born a few weeks before C, and I love looking at all of the pictures she posts of him and her older son.  They are adorable and look like such a happy, fun family. :)

Continue Reading...

Interview on The Baby Habit Blog

The wonderful people at The Baby Habit Blog featured me in an interview today.  Be sure to check out my interview and browse around their great site while you’re at it! ;)

One Year Ago Today I Found Out I Was Pregnant

It was one year ago today that I woke up at 6am and decided to take a pregnancy test.  I was about to join a boot camp fitness team with three other grad students.  I hadn’t been feeling quite right and my period was late (although with PCOS, the latter part was not abnormal), so I thought I would make sure that I wasn’t pregnant before I spent $75 on boot camp.

Continue Reading...

I’m Running a 5k!

Our local MOMS Club has organized a workout club to train for a 5k at the end of October.  I haven’t joined the MOMS Club yet, but now I plan to!  It sounds like we’ll be using an adaptation of the Couch to 5k program to prepare.  One of my personal fitness goals has always been to complete a 5k.  I won’t be concerned with my time, I just want to cross that finish line!

Continue Reading...

Saving Your Sanity

I read a blog today over at the fabulous marriagemotherhoodandmadness about sanity-saving activities.  We definitely have some in common (Keeping Up With the Kardashians!).  Here is my list of things that keep me sane throughout the day/week (and here is marriagemotherhoodandmadness‘ list!)

Continue Reading...