Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Second Day and Life as a Mom News


I managed to fit in my workout again today! Yay!

I have to admit that I was happy to hear baby wake up half-way into my workout because then I had to take a break. Winking smile 

The workout was TOUGH! I had to do it at my own pace because I’m not quite at that fitness level yet. So instead of running 1 mile at 5 mph, I did 1 minute intervals—starting at 5 mph and having to decrease to 4.5 as I went. But I’d say that’s pretty good for only day 2 back and not having run for a LONG time. I’m proud of myself.

The second part of the workout was mostly leg exercises, but it was one of those workouts where you do 100 reps, 90 reps, 80 reps, and so on—down to 10 reps of the last exercise. That is exhausting!! My legs are so sore—I sure hope I can walk tomorrow!


I think I am finally getting into the groove of this mom thing this week. I was really struggling with baby girl not wanting to take naps during the day, which would result in an overtired baby who liked to scream.

I read online that babies her age shouldn’t be awake more than 1.25 hours at a time before they need a nap. The nap could be 10 minutes, but they need a nap.

So I started watching for signs and sure enough, at about 1 hour of being awake she starts rubbing her eyes, yawning and looking tired. So at this point I’ve been putting her in my sling and she goes to sleep pretty quickly…this is the fastest way to get her to sleep during the day time it seems. I then transfer her to the Moses Basket and she stays asleep. So then she has her little nap, I have 10 minutes- ? to accomplish a few things myself…and baby is much happier! I hope it continues.

I don’t think I mentioned this, but at 3 weeks we had some scares and she was diagnosed with infant reflux. The medicine stated working and our baby completely changed from screaming all day to being more content.

I’m not going to lie—I’m pretty sure our little girl is going to be very particular and a little feisty. She lets us know IMMEDIATELY when she has wet or dirtied her diaper. You know how Pampers have that yellow line that turns blue when the diaper is wet/dirty? She lets us know prior to that. lol.

But anyways, I’m not sure how many of you who read are moms and even care about this kind of stuff, but it’s my life now! Smile


  1. Tucker had reflux. He had green gunk coming from his eyes and nose. The ped came in because we thought he was sick. It was a result of reflux. Yuck! As soon as you get something figured out, she will throw you for a loop. Lol Welcome to motherhood. I love reading about it. She sounds like a mess. Enjoy her! Yay for another workout.

  2. well iam not a mom yet but i still love hearing about the baby and your new life as a mom!! :) very proud of you for getting in your workout!!



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