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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

5 Months

Caleb is 5 months old now.
And still rockin' his super-cuteness and sweet personality.  Despite the fact that he rolled over (I swear!) a few weeks ago, he hasn't repeated it since, so I don't think anyone believes me that he did it.  Now, he does the above where he rocks back and forth, holding his feet, and acts like he's gonna roll over, but then gets to a certain point on his side and goes, "Nah, I don't wanna."

Eh, it'll happen eventually.  But, he is starting to sit really well, and in that regard he seems to be the same as Norah at this age: She too didn't seem eager to roll over and she actually sat pretty well before moving on to rolling over.

As for me, post-baby, I sometimes feel dispapointed that my running isn't where it was post-Norah.  At this time after her birth, I was back to running HM distances, but right now, the longest run I've put in the books is a 6 miler.  I am running on a regular basis, but I feel as though it's so much slower and shorter than it was post-Norah. 

I know I can't be too hard on myself since adjusting to 2 kids has literally meant TWICE the work (who knew, right?!) as adjusting to having 1, and I often feel as though I'm just "scraping by" with my running.  Which, as I thought about it during today's run, is fine.  I'm staying in shape, keeping extra weight off, and getting enough exercise in that I don't feel like a caged border collie.  And, for now, I think I have to be satisfied with that level of my running.

Yes, I wish I were running more, but I know my running will keep, whereas, babies don't -- in the blink of an eye that little dude is gonna be ignoring me one minute and sassing me the next.  Best to not run too far from him right now. :)

14 comments:

Heather said...

He is such a cutie! I think you have the right attitude - you have the rest of your life to run, but the kids are only little for a short time. I figure once my daughter is a teenager and hates me, I'll have enough time to train for an ironman. :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

oh my, he is too insanely cute and precious!

Alice said...

I feel I could have written this exact blog. I have a 24 month old and a 4 month old and I am in the same boat. I am not running as far or as hard as I did post baby 1, but I agree that adjusting to two is a lot of work. Add into that poor weather (we have cold here) and crazy schedules and some days I'm lucky to run at all. But I agree with you that you shouldn't be so hard on yourself and that they grow up way to fast. In 10 years we won't regret playing with them or snuggling them, but we will regret missing the chance to do so!

Nobel4Lit said...

Very true! Definitely don't know how people do all that they do as parents and especially parents of multiple kids!

Lauren said...

Happy 5 months to Caleb! What a cutie!

Try not to stress about the running too much. You are doing insanely well. I don't think I had done more than 6 miles by the time Nora was that age, and I only have one baby to look after!

Running 365 said...

He is so adorable. They'll be time for running later!

5'10" Irish said...

Right there with you lady! It's easier now that my kids are 3yrs and 5yrs, though a little harder too cause they're soo freakin heavy in the stroller! Just waiting until next year when both of them will be in school at the same time of day. What the heck will I do with myself and all that time!

MCM Mama said...

It's amazing how fast the time flies. I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around having a 10 year old and a 6 year old...


And two kids is way more than twice the work of one kid. I'm absolutely sure of that...

Erin said...

You were in a different place training wise when pregnant with Norah and post birth. I think you are doing just fine with the running and will pick it back up once your schedule becomes a little more consistant (and you have more free time...whatever that is).

Caleb is a cutie pie. What were his stats? I know they are just numbers but it's fun to see how much he grows.

Marlene said...

Super cutie!! I don't know what it's like to have two kids, or even one, but you seem to do a great job of balancing everything.

Krissy said...

Caleb is adorable holding his cute little piggies in his hands! And that is what you have to do - Keep reminding yourself they are only little for so long, I have to do that too lots of times when I get down on myself with my running levels!

runner26 said...

it's hard!! i only have the one and barely scrape by re: running. but it's something and it's better than nothing. i can't believe you were doing halfs at thispoint with norah! wow. incredible.

fancy nancy said...

What a cutie!!! I am certain that life with two is much much harder but you have a great attitude about it. You're right it goes by way too fast....so best soak it in now!

Dawn F said...

I think it's more that twice as hard when you have two little ones, keep up the awesome work! It's a pleasure to read your blog, you seem very grounded and you have a great attitude. Your kids are adorable btw :)