Monday, December 30, 2013

Ending the Year With a Bang

Most of our holiday vacation so far has consisted of taking care of the sick baby. We had to re-hydrate her and it was frustrating to see her sip once at a cup and then crawl off and forget about it. It turns out she's just too cool for baby sippy cups and this was the perfect solution:

Oh man, that's some good hydration

Hey Mommy, top me off

It was like hanging one of those water bottles for a hamster, but it worked and she started having wet diapers again. Even with the max dose of antibiotics, she was still pretty sick with the pneumonia all week. She would cough a lot when she laid down to sleep at night, so that meant she was one tired baby during the day.


I need to rest up for my 2am parental wake up duties

Just keep holding me Mommy. I'm not heavy, right?

Since we couldn't travel with the pukey pneumonia baby, my in-laws nicely came to us and the kids went nuts for the toys they brought.

Grandpa, are you magic?

Cordelia's favorite present by far was her baby slide. She has been up and down that thing more times than I can count.

This is the best day of my life!


My husband fixed my treadmill (YES) and I'm so, so glad it's functional again. It's been such nice weather and my husband is off work so I've only run on it once since it's been fixed. Peanut and I have been spending a lot of quality time together while running and she's looking slim and fit lately. She's also extra tired which is awesome. Faith has a new routine of tucking in  the tired coonhound every night, complete with Peanut's favorite ball:


Finally, the treatment I deserve


Over the past two weeks, I've started running with Hoka shoes. They are super sexy.


All the grandmas want shoes like mine

After my first run with the Hokas, I stopped caring what they looked like because I love them so much. I guess I shouldn't use "love" because I haven't even run 100 miles on them yet, but so far these shoes can do no wrong for me.





When my husband saw the Hokas, he asked (after he finished laughing) if I was going to fall off them. I smugly told him that I hardly ever fall anymore, which is how I jinxed myself into doing this on Saturday's trail run:


Turns out I don't have normal Bandaids

I managed to bang my knee on a tree stump and fall into a thorn bush and scratch up my arm, so that's what I get for being smug about my cat-like agility.


100 mile training starts today (ran 9 miles this morning) but my primary focus for training so far is trying to reduce the amount of sleep deprivation training I'm doing. Since she was sick, Cordelia has decided that she rather liked the nighttime attention and rocking and has been up for hours for the last 4 nights. She's not sick anymore, so it's tough love time. Since she was already making my life miserable, I decided to night wean her at this same time. That's what you get baby, that's what you get.



I told you to not mess with Mommy's precious 5 hours of sleep a night



Are you catching up on sleep or banking some sleep deprivation during these holidays?

Do you ever tuck in your pet? I highly recommend it, just for the giggles.

27 comments:

  1. I tuck my dogs in every night. My lab even hugs me in return (fine, after I tell him too). And definitely banking sleep!

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    1. Your dog hugs on command?? That's awesome!

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  2. My brother got an 8 week old collie puppy for Christmas and we had way too much fun tucking him in all week. The puppy especially liked snuggling with his stuffed duckie under a blanket. The cuteness was just too much!

    Glad the kiddo is feeling better!

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    1. Oh man, now I wish you were back on FB so I could see pics!

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  3. I don't even tuck in my daughter at night, much less a pet.

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  4. Those are some sexy-ass shoes. At least the color is pretty.

    Oh man, I am in sleep deprivation hell. E's been up 4-5 times a night and he refuses to sleep in his crib. I'm traveling all next week so I can't decide if we just need to suck it up and start sleep training now (well starting Wed) or wait until I get back from my trip. Ideally, my husband will do the sleep training while I'm gone, but I'm pretty sure that isn't going to happen.

    Sick baby C is so sad, but also so adorable. Those cheeks just kill me. Glad she is feeling better - but ugh on it creeping into your holiday!

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    1. Procrastination on sleep training is why we're at 14 months old and just night weaning. It's so hard to do it when you're already tired lol

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  5. You can't just say you love those shoes and not say WHY you love those shoes. Damn. You really had to dangle that carrot, didn't you?

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    1. I have to make sure that I love them before I post about WHY I love them. It's coming, don't worry :)

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  6. Peanut loves that blanket as much as Bungee did when I was making it.

    You look insane in those shoes, but you usually look insane, so it might not be the shoes.

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    1. I don't always look insane, but when I do I'm wearing Shape Up looking shoes

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  7. I am dying to try those Hokas now. I need more information!

    I banked some sleep deprivation during the holidays, but I made up for it last night!

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  8. Everyone seems to love Hokas and I want some so bad but I think I've heard they are fairly narrow in the forefoot. Does that seem true for you? I just wish they could be slightly less ugly! Looking forward to hearing more about them.

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    1. My feet aren't narrow at all (borderline wide) and I haven't noticed that about them. The toe box is actually quite roomy as well.

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  9. Peanut looks like he's enjoying the special treatment. Faith is probably on the top of his 'favourite human' list now.

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  10. I've been catching up on sleep, mostly. The good news is my son has gone a full week without wetting his bed. The bad news is he wakes us up anyway to ask us to take him to the bathroom. I'm glad you got your treadmill back!

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  11. Jesus, that Spike gif just made my ovaries explode.

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    1. Shhh...you're going to give her a big head. :)

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  13. Watch out. Keg stands are next, if she can drink out of a hose with that dexterity and effectiveness.

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  14. I don't tuck in my pets, but I tuck in my husband. Literally. I pin his arms down, wrap him in a blanket, then run away fast with the stupid ipad. Otherwise we;d never get any sleep.

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  15. isn't sleep deprivation training good practice for a 100-mile race?

    i tuck hawk in all the time :)

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  16. Poor Cordelia! :(

    I am embarrassed to say that I have never heard of those shoes. :( I am looking forward to hearing why they are so great! Question - how often do you replace your usual training shoes? Do you keep track by miles?

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    1. They haven't been around that long (since 2008 I think?) so that's probably why you haven't heard of them! I replace my shoes probably every 450-500 outside miles, which is about 3-4 months. I generally rotate the "worn out" pair to be my treadmill shoes so I can get a few more miles out of them.

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  17. Peanut wins.Always. I mean, your girls are cute and all but that dog slays me.

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