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Our household was incapacitated by a nasty virus for nearly a month! We are finally back on our feet and all three of us are seemingly back to normal. Phewf! We survived, we beat it, we are stronger!

In that time a lot has gone on. I missed a 10k, my first, because a nasty sinus infection reared it’s ugly head. I thought I had beat it and then  two days before the run it showed back up with a vengeance. I was bummed but there is always time to run a race.

Despite being sick with croup and an ear infection Jackson has mastered both his army crawl, and a hands and knee crawl. He has started to try to pull himself up on things. He gets half way, so on to his knees but not all the way by himself. He can do it with help. Sometimes, like right now as I type this, it looks like he wants to stand up without even using anything for support! He is silly and I love him. He was such a trooper when he was sick. I am so proud of him.

We celebrated Halloween yesterday! Oh my! We went trick or treating and everything. JACKSON LOVED IT! LOVED IT. He was smiling and laughing. He got excited whenever we walked up to a door. He would even try to knock himself or grab the door handle. He would randomly squeal with joy. And whenever someone mentioned how cute he was he beamed even more. He is my child, the little attention seeking bugger. He definitely does not get that from my hubby.

Mickey and Minnie

Fist pound Mickey

He enjoyed chomping on his loot


Since Jack was so sick I haven’t been running outside. It has been a bit chilly for that while he was ill. I have started using my elliptical again. I have also started using my dvds as well. Switching it up. Today we probably could have gone for a run but I don’t want to push it with him. We went to the park instead when it was warmer in the afternoon. I have debated getting a Y membership and using their childcare services. But I have been noticing when I go for swim with him that the kids in the childcare place are much older. I don’t see other babies his age. I think, wait, I know he will be overwhelmed with that kind of atmosphere. So I think I will skip the membership this year and keep my workouts at home.It is what it is this year. There is a lot of time in my life to focus much more energy on working out at the gym in the winter. Jack will only be under a year for 3 more short months! Plus I do just fine with my home workouts. I am very motivated that way.

Jack has changed his schedule now that he is well again. He is down to pretty much just one nap a day! I am trying to adjust. I feel as if I was spoiled before. I got used to a couple luxurious naps a day. Not me taking them, but him, and then having more free time. I am still trying to get a hang of this new schedule.

I have a few workouts I have found to be fun and tough. When I get the chance I will post a blog about them. I still have to take my photography final! I start my next course on the 9th! I am looking forward to it. I have so much to do all the time, especially now that the little man is so so so so very active!


This week has been one of the longest weeks in a while. Not all in a bad way either. I have just been doing a million things, so has my hubby, and so has Jackson!

We are all looking forward to tomorrow. We head to the Pumpkin Farm with the grandparents! We have been looking forward to this weekend since last fall when we went and I was pregnant. The pumpkin farm we are going to is so neat. They even have real giraffes the kiddos can pet!

On Wednesday we had swim. The heater in the pool was broken. So the water was obviously a little cold. Jack was alright swimming for the first 10-15 minutes. Then he stuck his face in the water and choked a little. Normally he shakes that off and keeps going. But I think after that and the coldness he was done. He didn’t want to play at all. My little pumpkin kept trying to burrow into me. So we left early. Only to head into an even colder locker room! He was very upset. I tried to take a warm shower while holding him except the showers had a very rough stream and he didn’t like that either. I ran to change him quickly. While he was crying and making sounds I swear he said “momma” so clearly that I repeated the word to him saying “momma, yes momma is moving as fast as she can!” I have been trying to get him to say it again but I am not good at letting him get so upset he says it. It seems he only did it because he needed me so much at that moment. It is a step!

Yesterday at Gymboree he hit another milestone! He has begun the army crawl! Oh my!!! I was so excited and happy for him that I cried! He has gotten the concept that he needs to move his hands as well as his legs to go forward. He pulls himself with his little arms. It is the cutest thing. He is on the move. Thankfully not super quick yet. But it is just the start and I am in for an adventure. I am so happy for him. He has been working so hard at this for the past 2 months. Thursdays at Gymboree were upsetting for me and him until after the exercise part was over. He even went on to do it a home a number of times. Jason got to see it in person. We seriously have to measure for safety gates.

On a fit note. I have been trimming down my average mile time while running with the little man! I am back in the 11’s. Not my best time but I challenge you to push about 50lbs of stroller and baby and gear and see how your time changes. It has been an adjustment. You truly have to get in stroller pushing shape.

He is still asleep because of the crazy winds we had last night. They kept waking my poor baby up. He would sound terrified. He calmed down as soon as one of us went in there and comforted him. Thankfully. But I imagine he is exhausted. I am looking forward to whatever adventure with him today brings.