Well, since I didn't post a 'birthday' post, I thought I would a do a 'one year ago' post! So, here goes:
One year ago W and I were finally able to bring this little teeny tiny thing home:
He spent 8 whole days in the NICU. It is by far the most emotional time of my life. I still to this very day get choked up about it. I guess you could say that I was in a bit of shock that it was happening to us!
After delivering Charles via emergency c-section on Sunday March 15, I was discharged that Wednesday. To say I was emotional is an understatement. I tried soooo hard to convince the nurses, the doctors, and myself that he would be ok if he came home with me...little did I know that he would actually end up with a feeding tube in the coming days!
It was actually quite a surprise to walk into the NICU on Monday morning and see that Charles no longer had the feeding tube...and an even greater surprise that he in process of being DISCHARGED!!!! Woo hoo...what a great day!
And now?? I have a 23.5lb, 30 in. ONE YEAR OLD!! We love him to death..he rules our world! I can't imagine my life without him. He makes me smile. Every. Day.
one of these days! I bet you are thinking that I forgot to post something about Charles turning one, huh??
Well fret no more..I have not forgotten! (but this is not that post either!)
Charles did in fact turn ONE on Monday...but I have been lacking the energy (or maybe I don't want to accept it) to make a big post about it. I will though. I PROMISE!
Until then (probably this weekend)...just so you know, Charles is doing GREAT! He laughs ALOT and plays ALOT and appears to LOVE the outdoors. I'll put some more stuff int he one year update post to come.
Also in case you are wondering, training is going GREAT (love all caps tonight!) I have been getting the requisite runs in per the training program and I am already noticing speed and endurance improvement after only two weeks! Love it! I still have a long way to go..but only 8.5 weeks now till race day.
So I've really been trying to get back into running regulary and getting my stamina and speed back. It hasn't been going the greatest for me. My heart rate escalates to the 190's if I go any faster than an 11 minute mile. It frustrates me and then I take a break..usually for two weeks.
BUT..I really want to get back into it. So I am running a half marathon. I missed the first two weeks of training and now only have 10 weeks to get ready. My first goal is just to finish at this point. When I was at my best, my goal was to finish in under 2 hours. This year it will be to finish in 2-2.5 hours. I think I can do it..
I am also registering for two other small races in the coming weeks..a 5K on April 3 and a 10K on April 25th.
So I haven't done one of these in awhile...but I certainly have to have something, right??
So first off..
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So lets get going..
-I certainly did not picka pimple on my face only for to implode UNDER my skin, resulting in a very swollen face and a 6 day regimine of antibiotics. Nope..I leave those things alone everytime and let them do whatever it is they are going to do..
- I do not allow my son to snack all day...I mean he should be eating 3 meals a day now and having milk as a drink right? I never let him eat a whole bowl of puffs or cheerios just because he wants them..and we never leave them just laying around the living room for him to grab whenever!
-I am not feeling guilty that I am not having a big shindig for Charlie's first birthday. I mean he won't remember anyway right??
-I most certainly did not try to cut Charlie's hair prior to getting his one year pics taken. Nope I leave that up to the professionals! Because I certainly wouldn't have botched it and made him look silly (ok it was only the back that is bad..I think I may have kinda fixed it so its not too too bad anymore)
-After declaring that I was committing to running a half marathon in 10 short weeks...I did not stop working out/training all together for two whole weeks. Nope running is very important to me and I make sure I get a few miles in every day. It helped that Charlie gave me his cold and then my face swelled up... I have the training program no so we should be all good!!
-I did not send my husband to the store yesterday knowing full well that he doesn't check prices and usually comes home with junk food. Nope. I take that responsibility and try to save as much money as I can...I am certainly not too lazy to go to the grocery store.
-On my four days off of work (and the weekend), I certainly did not stay home the entire time, only leaving only once to take Charlie to the Dr. Nope I like going out of house and hate staying home...really! (ok we were sick otherwise we would've been out and about)