Wow the saying "time flies" has never been more true for me. Despite what in some ways feels like neverending day/night blur, I can't get over how quickly the days pass! It has been 4 months since we had Ryder and sitting down with 2 hands to type a quick blog post is a luxury!
In the past 4 months we have all began adapting to our new lives. Harley has gone from being depressed to really enjoying his 3 days a week at doggy day care. He also gets out with Ryder and I (and sometimes D) for walks. I am amazed at how well behaved he is when he walks with the stroller.
Darin has been working extremely hard to balance his work life, training for an Ironman, completing a continuing education course and of course being a fantastic hands on daddy to Ryder. I am the first to admit that him training for an Ironman this year may have been a mistake, but with only a week until the big race I am happy that he has been able to train hard and get into incredible shape for what will probably be his last long course race for the foreseeable future. I am so proud of his hard work and dedication. I am also really looking forward to having him home more so we can enjoy family time this summer.
Ryder is growing like a champ. The last time we weighed him a couple of weeks ago he was 15.5lbs. He wears 6-9month clothing and is growing out of his size one cloth diapers. I feel like every day I wake up and he has grown more! I am happy that he is such a healthy and happy boy (most of the time). He doesn't sleep through the night, but he does sleep better than he did. And he still has long naps most days which I really appreciate as that is my time to take care of myself and get things done around the house. He has no interest in toys or anything artificial that goes in his mouth- no soother, chew toys etc. And he's never had a bottle. The kid likes flesh best haha. He is really starting to be fun and funny. He has the best laugh, right from his toes. And he loves my goofiness :)
He is a super active boy already and loves bopping around in the jolly jumper.
As for me, I kind of feel like I've been a mom all my life. Or that this life only started when he was born...in any case I love being his mom. Nothing I have done in the past has held this kind of importance, nothing has been as satisfying, or as challenging.
I have been working out sporatically, but nothing I would call 'training'. I usually only have 30-45mins for a workout so I like to go hard and make it count. I stick to strength training and running on the treadmill primarily, although once D is done Ironman I'll be able to get out more and maybe dust off the bike and get back in the pool!
While it is true that pregnancy changes the body, I am pretty happy with how mine is bouncing back. I am not a spring chicken after all! Things are still shifting and I have more in some places and less in others than before, but I think all things considered I'm in pretty good shape for 4 months post baby.
Our holidays start next week and I can't wait to get out of this rain and head south to the heat! My pale white skin could really use some sun!!