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D2TM: 7/24/4

Friday, July 25, 2014

Linnea had quite a rough day! She got a black eye and a scuffed up knee at daycare and passed out at home!

First, at daycare, she knows to keep a wide berth when it comes to the swing set. Typically she does. Today though, today she was in a bit of a mood. She was not into sharing anything that she had at some point, that she wanted or that she might want. So, when she saw another kid going towards the slide, she made a beeline for it, right through the path of the swing. It was apparently clear for the one second and then, as swings do, it became a very unclear path within a second. She ran her eye straight into the foot of a friend who was on the swing. This caused her to fall and scuff up her knee.

Then, I wasn’t around for this but as I’m told . . . at home she was playing soccer in the house. She went to kick the ball and missed skimming the top of it causing her to fall straight back onto the hardwood floors, hitting her head in the process. Clearly, this would be painful and it was as she indicated by her immediate wailing. It seems that it was one of those cries kids do where they can’t even catch their breath to let out the scream of pain. Well, she couldn’t catch her breath and was crying so naturally, Paul went over to pick her up. As he did, her head flopped to the side and she passed out! He said it was just for a second and he said her name and she quickly straightened up and started screaming but it scared the crap out of him.

Yikes! I’m really glad I wasn’t there for that. I would have freaked out. Instead, I was at dinner planning Jackie’s bachelorette party weekend with Kelly, Jody and Theresa at Acapulco sitting out on the patio with margaritas and tacos. It was surprisingly really nice. Kelly and I were prepared for the worst knowing that Theresa can be a bit overbearing to put it mildly, but it was a lot of worry over nothing. Everything went really smoothly and it will be a great weekend!!

Exercise: 2.03 miles outdoors in 20m 26s. My fastest outdoor 2 mile since I had Linnea!! At 2 miles it was 19m 5s!! Yea!!!

Strength:
Sets Reps Weight Exercise
3 20 12.5 Dumbbell Rows
3 15 12.5 Shoulder Press
3 15 12.5 Weighted Stationary Lunges
3 15 na Boat Pose Crunches
3 15 12.5 Weighted Squats
3 15 12.5 Dumbbell Sidebends

Breakfast: PB Banana smoothie with almond milk
Snack: Chobani Coconut Flip
Lunch: Honey Wheat Bagel with cream cheese, apple, cheese stick
Dinner: Chips, 2 chicken soft tacos and a side of rice and a margarita!!
Snack: none
Water: 32



I haven't been posting everyday but so far I've got in 6.3 miles this week which is pretty great for me! 2 runs were treadmill runs at 6mph and 1 outdoor run at the same pace. I feel like I'm finally getting it back! I think today will probably be an elliptical day just for a little break on my legs but I'm pretty happy with this week. And you, might have noticed that I upped my sets yesterday to 3 instead of 2 and boy did it make a difference in how I feel today!

  
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ARUNNINGKAT 7/25/2014 11:28AM

    What a day your poor little one had! I wouldn't have handled the passing out very well either. Whew!

Way to go on getting your workout groove back!

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D2TM: 7/21/14

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Linnea has learned to take her diaper off. This morning as I was getting ready for work, I heard the Velcro tabs ripping right off. At first I thought it was just because it was really full from overnight, so I changed it and moved on with the morning. Then it was there again. So I took her to the bathroom thinking maybe she’d go on the potty. Nope. She just wants to take it off!

Then when we went downstairs and I went to the laundry room to get her clothes out of the dryer and I heard her climb up on the counter stool. I tried to be quick but as I walked back into the kitchen, little girl was belly up to the island with a Diet Mt. Dew in her hands tipped right up to her mouth!! I start ‘em on caffeine young over here!

And finally, for her last bit of shenanigans this morning, she decided today would be the day she put on her own shorts for the first time. She wanted to do it by herself and was very insistent on that! Until she couldn’t get them on and wanted some help. But she really tried hard! She’s getting too big!

After work was fun with stickers! Tracie gave Linnea a couple of sheets of stickers after the party which was all that we could give her tonight to get her to quit whining. Paul showed her how to stick then on her arm. Then he had her come over from the living room to show me in the kitchen. He also asked her to throw away the cellophane wrapper the stickers came in. It was so interesting to watch her. She came over very excited to show me. Then I watched her look down at the garbage in her hand and I could see her recognize and remember that she was supposed to go throw it away. It was so fascinating to watch her process it. She looked up and headed to the garbage.

Exercise: 2 miles at 6mph 1% incline on the treadmill
Strength:
Set Rep Weight Exercise
2 20 12.5 Dumbbell Sidebends
2 20 5 Two way arm raises
2 20 20 Plie Squats
2 15 na Boat Pose Crunches
2 15 12.5 Back Extensions
2 15 25 Weighted Squats

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich with cheddar and English muffin
Morning Snack: Chobani Key Lime Flip
Lunch: Apple, Cheddar Cheese Stick
Dinner: Cheese Chicken, broccoli and potatoes
Snack: Tortilla Chips

That was the fastest I’ve run for the longest time on the treadmill since Linnea! I even went up to 6.5mph a few times!

  
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ARUNNINGKAT 7/22/2014 12:11PM

    They grow up so fast!

Good job on the workout!

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D2TM: 7/20/14

Monday, July 21, 2014

Man, I woke up with quite a headache and sore throat. I tried desperately to get Paul to wake up with Linnea but not shockingly he didn’t. He had the nerve to say it was “my job”! He had that stupid golf tournament yesterday and clearly is hung over. (And certainly drove home last night when he shouldn’t have.) He did finally get up with her but might as well not have. Linnea ended up back in our room 30 minutes after he brought her downstairs. So much for me sleeping in even one time! I’m glad my dad came over to finish the fence. Serves Paul right for being a jerk!

On the bright side, they did finish the fence. They started working on it the last weekend in May. Seven weekends later it is finally done!! Apollo and Punky can now play outside in the backyard together!!

Before Dad got there though, Linnea and I were sitting at the kitchen table. She had made this little foam picture at daycare with little foam flower stickers. She proceeded to take off all the flowers and put them all over the collar of my shirt. Then on my finger nails. Them on her finger nails. It was really funny how into this she was! She’s so stinking cute. I almost felt better. Still pissed at Paul but much better!

While they were working on it, Linnea and I were playing outside. She loves playing outside. First she saw her wagon and we went for a walk around the block and she stayed in the wagon the whole time! Then we tried to play in the front yard but she kept pulling all of the flowers off of the hydrangeas while I was pulling weeds! Eventually she saw the stroller in the garage and wanted to go for a walk so we did that instead. I grabbed my running shoes and off we went. After about ¾ of mile, she was sleeping so I decided we would be doing the longer walk. And I decided to try to run some of it despite the heat and pushing the stroller. (I mean, what good is a $400 jogging stroller if you're never going to job with it right?! Doesn't make easy to push though, let me tell you!!) All in all we went for 3.22 miles and I probably ran about 1-1.2 miles of it. As I was running one bit, a guy, clearly into fitness, smiled and said, “Looking good!” as he walked past us in the other direction. emoticon Can’t hate that!

When we got back, I was a sweaty mess and so was Linnea. I didn't realize how hot she'd get just sleeping in the stroller. Mom of the year kind of moment! I brought her up to her room to try to get her to nap more, definitely thinking that wouldn’t happen and she happily did! She slept for another hour and forty five minutes!

The rest of the day was pretty dull. We just bummed around the house mostly. Chelsea slept until 4:00. Yes, 4:00 pm. How can she do that? Had I not been feeling so yucky I likely would have forced her to get up much sooner. Then at about 6:30 she and I went to Target for groceries. We had very little food!! Of course, Paul didn’t feed Linnea dinner so after grocery shopping I had to feed her and put her to bed late. She was so cuddly though. She just laid right down on me and fell asleep. No books or anything. After that, I watched some TV with Chels then hit the hay. . . after watching Dawson's Creek in bed for entirely too long!

Exercise: 3.22 mile walk/run
Breakfast: Lucky Charms
Morning Snack: none
Lunch: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Afternoon snack: Almonds
Dinner: Baked Chicken Nuggets and Tortilla chips
Dessert: Cookie Dough Ice cream
Water: I didn't really track but probably 32 oz.

I said we had no food and I meant it! I love cereal but not typically my first choice for two meals in one day! Today promises to be a much better, healthier food day!

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/21/2014 11:14AM

    ah yes, I can totally remember my hubs doing cr@p like that. LOL and I can also totally relate to the food issue...especially in between paydays. It's so dang expensive now it's hard to shop!!!

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D2TM: 7/16/14

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today is the first day without a bottle!! This morning, Paul didn't bring up the bottle full of milk for Linnea. He brought up a sippy cup instead. It shockingly went really well! In the evening, if she wants a bottle and we give her a cup she freaks the F out so that is what I anticipated. Not the case. She took it in stride. She was much more upset that he put the gate up on our bedroom door so she couldn't escape while I was getting ready for work.

Also, Linnea still has her hands down my shirt all the time. Not in what I consider to be a weird way. I think she just really likes skin to skin contact and that is where she first found it. So every day she still shoves her and down my shirt or in my straps or something. This morning it was in bed as we were lying down she put her hand down my shirt and just rubbed back and forth on my chest. And at bedtime, if I'm wearing a t-shirt, she pulls the neck down as far as she can to put her cheek to my chest.

After work, I came home to Travis (Paul's friend) and Paul and Linnea eating Subway. The first thing Paul said was, "She's eating green pepper!¨ This little girl loves veggies! She ate her tomatoes, peppers, black olives and cucumbers! She also ate all her turkey and her cheese and apples. . . after wearing her turkey as a hat! She actually put it on her head and said, "Hat." Weirdo!

On another note, I heard from Chels that she'll be home around noon on Friday! Yea!!!

Exercise: none, too busy at work to do much of anything!!
Breakfast: Open Face Egg sandwich
Morning Snack: Chobani Key Lime Flip
Lunch: Chicken burrito bowl with corn salsa, a little cheese and a lot of lettuce
Afternoon snack: none
Dinner: 6" turkey on wheat with no cheese and lite mayo with Cheetos
Dessert: Macadamia Nut Cookie
Water: not enough

  
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LOPEYP 7/17/2014 7:36PM

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/17/2014 6:03PM

    Your little girl sounds so completely adorable!

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D2TM: 7/15/14

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First I'll do a quick weekend recap:

Friday night, Paul was working overtime so he picked Linnea up and brought her to me. Then she and I met Kelly and Griff at the beach to do some swimming.

Saturday Linnea was a riot. It was 79 degrees outside and over her summer dress, she put on her winter jacket, her winter knitted hat and her snow boots. Thankfully she took them off before we left. We had my nephew's t-ball tournament to go to and my cousin's graduation party.

Sunday Paul was working again so, what else could we do but meet Kelly and Griff at the beach again?! Linnea is trouble at the beach. The girl is just fearless! I need a little healthy fear of the water instilled in this girl!!


7/15/14
Paul picked up a side job tonight so Linnea stayed at daycare late and I got to do the pickup. I love Erin and am so happy that she watches Linnea every day. I love her for the obvious reasons that you love a daycare but more because she really loves Linnea. And, because we get along and have the same opinions on a lot of things. Last night I spend almost an hour talking with her about a number of topics and it is just comfortable talking with her. I got there when they were eating dinner (Linnea barely touched dinner again) and I chatted with Erin and her husband. Then he had to take one of their daughter's to swimming lessons and we chatted a bit longer while Linnea played outside with her other son and daughter.

After I left, it was just Linnea and I and she’d already eaten dinner so I just made an open faced egg sandwich for me and we played and read a lot of books, mainly Barnyard Dance. We played on the zebra and Linnea has a new favorite trick to do on it. She stands on the seat while I hold her hands above her head and swing her while the zebra rolls. She loved it. I tried to turn the zebra into a scooter so she could kind of do this without me but that was clearly not as fun because she motioned for me to change it back right away.

Exercise: walked 2 miles over lunch with a friend who met me at work.
Breakfast: Chobani Nutty for Nana Flip
Morning Snack: none
Lunch: Chicken finger and fries
Afternoon snack: none
Dinner: Open face egg sandwich
Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie
Water: not enough

  
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FRAN0426 7/16/2014 7:46PM

    So important that your day care provider and you are on such great terms. Sounds like you have had some busy days.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/16/2014 2:22PM

    sounds busy....and it's only the beginning!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/16/2014 12:15PM

    It is so nice that you love your child care provider! I am pretty sure that leaving a young one somewhere during the day has got to be one of the hardest parts of parenting and it is made so much easier by having someone who loves your child and that you love.

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