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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

More Running and 6 Months

The good weather continued this morning, and I got to get in another 3 miler with Caleb in the stroller.  Before we left, Jerry filled the air in the BOB's tires -- guess I have a tendency to neglect that! -- and it always amazes me at the difference that makes!

For the 1st 2 miles, I was pushing into the wind, so it was still tough going, despite the comfortable temp and the freshly filled tires.  But, for the last mile, I had the wind at my back, and for the first time in a loooooooong time with the stroller, I ran a 9:52 min/mile.  For me, that's like a stroller landspeed record!

In other baby news, Caleb is now 6 months!

It seemed that with Norah from 6 months to 1 year, all the milestones started to come like a whirlwind, and I can already see how that will probably be true with Caleb as well.  He started solid food:
He doesn't LIKE it, but he did start it.  His objection doesn't seem to be the food itself, just the fact that we want to shove it in their with a spoon.  He clamps his mouth shut and sticks his tongue out, and is like, "Nope, thanks, I'm good."  The only thing he remotely finds acceptable are sweet potatoes.

He's also a Rolley Rollerson who now rolls all over the place.  We set him down in one spot, turn our backs, and he's across the room (or, wedged up against a piece of furniture).  Norah is funny with him; this morning, she was in the living room with him and I heard her exclaim: "Caleb's rolling over!  Good job, Buddy!"  I wonder what she'll think in a few months when he's crawling after her.

He's also sitting, with support, really well.  Of course, he's REAL tipsy right now, so he'll seem well-balanced, and then ker-plunk!  He's face first in the floor!  At least with the helmet now, he's got some crash protection.
Reflecting on any age for a child makes it feel as though the time is flying, but I'm honestly like, "Seriously, 6 months?  Already?  Where has it gone?"  I don't even think I've finished his baby book past his delivery...oopsie!  That's on my "to-do" over my winter break! :)


Jamoosh said...

"Jerry filled the air in the BOB's tires..." This is pretty much the sole reason husbands exist.

Nobel4Lit said...

Great pace!

Love the baby food pic!

And glad winter break is coming!

MCM Mama said...

Shoo is six YEARS and his baby book still isn't done. In fact, I'm not sure it's even started. Such is the lot of the second child. ;o)

Can't believe he's 6 months already!

Nikki said...

What a little sweetie...and amen to the tires - I always forget to fill mine up and am amazed at how different it feels when I do! Like a whole new stroller!

Mary Gee said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't been here for so long! I can't believe you have two children! That's awesome.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Could he get any cuter? Love that photo!!

Yeah for inflated tires and hubbys who do it for us.

Erin said...

Who fills the air in your cars? They should probably get a check when the Bob does.

I love those first pictures of kids eating. It's exciting but I also remember that means feeding takes twice as long when you have to get the airplane noise, choo choo train, and race car revved up (aka spoon). The next thing you know he will be feeding himself! He's growing up too fast. Has Norah fed him yet? I want video of that.

Marlene said...

Happy 6 months to Caleb! Have fun with all the milestones to come. Hopefully he will start to take a liking to solids.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I saw something on 'E' about that speed record!

Natalie said...

6 months already!! and yay for more running and speedster!!

Firefly's Running said...

He's a cutie! Congrads on the awesome running!

Krissy said...

oh me too that dam baby book has been on my to-do for a while now! this stage is so much fun though, enjoy all the milestones! I love babies in general but from say 5 months and on they are really awesome!

Wes said...

what a fine lookin young man you have there! he's a much cleaner eater than I! :-)