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As I previously mentioned, I have begun to see the light at the end of the newborn exhaustion tunnel. He still is not always sleeping through the night. Last night just ended a long stretch of restless nights. Who knows what tonight will hold. I have given up expecting anything routine with my little love bug. He does what he wants! Ha!

As far as the sleep line practically being within reach, (I hope), it has brought about a new energy in me. I find myself missing teaching on the regular lately. Sometimes as I am training myself I think “Oh this would be great in a class!” Sometimes I even create classes in my head for no reason at all.

That being said, I absolutely love staying home with the boys. Ok, some days I might be screaming something else, but over all I love it. I love the freedom that comes with it. Oh, it’s Thursday and we wake up and decide we feel like going to a museum, can do! Or the baby was up 3 times and I feel like a Walking Dead extra, sounds like a good day to NOT leave the house.

I have been working on other ways to satisfy that. I have been focusing on my Instagram. I have been posting photos, videos, food, silly life things. You know, a typical Instagram account. Feel free to check it out. And follow me too! Earlier this week I also started up my Facebook page for this blog again! It is one way I can share my passion from the comfort of my role as a stay at home mom. I share my photos, videos, links, inspiring thoughts, humorous things about fitness, meals, and fun food for kiddos there as well. I was going to post some of the photos in this blog, but I will just share one. You can find all the rest at either of those spots. Heh Heh Heh

Jackson absolutely loves crawling under me when I am in a backbend. I am certain one day I will have both monkeys under me.

Jackson absolutely loves crawling under me when I am in a backbend. I am certain one day I will have both monkeys under me.

I am also going to start some training from my home. I have had a few people ask me about it. Nothing too crazy right now. Just family members that feel like making the trek to my home. It should help satisfy the itch a tad as well. See ya in the social media realm!

I tried out intervals when running yesterday. There is a link on my page I posted about interval workouts. I followed through and tried it. It is hard especially while pushing about 50lbs of stroller and baby up hills! It felt really great though. AND I actually did it, which felt like an accomplishment. Hard or not I tried and I did it.

My running app is all messed up. It doesn’t actually have a setting for where I put it, in my stroller tray. I think it is time for a new app anyway. I am pretty sure this one was free and it is pretty basic.

Also, my normal route was partially closed due to construction. I had to head the other way and double back. Between both hiccups I am not totally sure all my totals for the day. Unfortunate, but I do know I got an excellent workout regardless.

On that note does anyone have a running/jogging iPhone app they love and recommend? I want to try a new one. Has anyone encountered one that is for using with a baby jogger? Do you have an armband that you like? I had one but I lost it. I have been wanting to replace it for some time but I am having trouble making a commitment! HA!

I also ordered a new dvd to try to switch things up. I will write about which one and if I liked it after I try it. I am feeling in a weight loss rut. I have sort of just stopped since August. I still vary from needing to lose 2-4 lbs depending on the day. If you were to ask my husband or mom I am insane and both refuse to talk to me about this. My mom refuses to read this blog as well. However, it is very important to me that I get to my pre pregnancy weight, and yes a pound or two is a big deal for me. I feel that if I accept a pound here and a pound there that I am setting myself up for slow weight gain over time. I feel I can always be a little better. Jason and my mom went on to tell me that it is time to settle that I look great etc. I just can’t settle. The settle comment came from a joke on the show Louie that the hubby and I watch. Ahh that husband of mine, always the funny man! I have a goal and I plan to achieve it.


Jack man is becoming quite the little foodie. I am fairly certain all of his favorite foods are orange/yellow foods. Check out him eating a nectarine for the first time. I was munching on it while holding him and he kept trying to get at it, so I thought, what the heck I will let him have a taste.

The nectarine was bigger than him!

The photo does not do his reaction justice. The video is much better. But he loved it and was fascinated by how delicious it is. He also loves cantaloupe and sweet potatoes. These three are his favorites. Each time he tried these three foods he did not turn away. He instantly loved them. Everything else, it took a few times of introducing it for him to enjoy it. So that is how we know he actually loves it. We are huge fruit lovers and he is very clearly our son. I don’t think I am going to ever have a problem getting him to eat his fruits. I am very excited about this.

Last night was a night my hubby has been counting down to. He is from Wisconsin and loves loves loves cheese. And that is still an understatement. Jackson tried cheese for the very first time. Melted in his sweet potato, green bean, and yellow squash meal. I had some shaved Parmesan and decided to throw it in his meal. It was nice and melted. mmmm I tasted it and I thought it was pretty yummy, like a veggie casserole! It may have inspired me for a new side dish. Jackson liked it. I will put some more in there tonight.

It has been beautiful running weather lately. I have been enjoying getting out in the morning for a refreshing run. I bought the cover for my jogger that keeps him warm and dry in poor weather. He doesn’t care to be all bundled up. It is going to be a long winter. I hope this mild weather sticks for a couple months and the cold stuff stays away until at least December.

Tomorrow we start swim lessons. As of this week our schedule becomes bananas. Monday we can attend Baby bistro, Tuesday is free, Wednesday swim lessons, Thursday Gymboree, and Friday Play Tots. Both play tots and baby bistro require no registration or payment so those are just depending on how our day goes. I start school again in 2 weeks tomorrow. I have a BA in History from Loyola University Chicago. I got pregnant shortly after Graduation. I always knew I wanted to stay home with our baby, so it was easy for me to just do that. I didn’t have a job yet to leave. I have decided to take some photography classes online. In case I ever want to take some photos part time here or there down the road. I have been encouraged by my mom and mother in law and I finally decided to just try. I have loved photography since high school. I have taken a couple courses in the past but all were film classes. The classes I found are all digital. I am excited. Even if it just improves my skills for taking photos of my family and friends! It is something I enjoy and I am finding time to do something for myself.

Our fall and winter are going to be busy! I am excited though.

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook!  I have been posting fitness, health, and diet links there as well as my blogs. Sometimes with time constraints it is easier to share shorter blurbs there!

I created a Facebook page for my blog! If you are a Facebook person and want to follow me on there please “like” my little page. I post my blogs there but I also post links and such I come across. Some things I don’t have enough to say about to warrant an entire blog post. So I will post the link with a few thoughts.I decided to do it this way so that if people actually are interested in my thoughts they can like the page. This way friends of mine who really don’t care about fitness and such are not always inundated with my blog links, fitness links, breastfeeding links, etc.

So come and like FitMommaBoom on Facebook!

Today I decided to deactivate my facebook page. Most likely it will be temporary but I have just about had it with social networking. People are generally so miserable on there. Jason has a word for them, which I guess applies to forums too (which I don’t participate in much) trolls is his name. When someone is grumpy on there he just calls them that.

Jackson sleeps through the night once in a while. But on average he is still up at least once a night, even with solids in his diet. It is what it is. I just get tired on rough nights. Last night was one of those. He was up around 2am, 5:30 am (I did not go in there then) He quieted down and then was awake again around 6:30am. I went in and started our day at 6:30. I am pooped! He was grumpy all morning. I left my almond milk out last night on accident so I had nothing to eat for breakfast this morning. Then when it was time for his morning nap he fought me. It took me over 50 minutes to get him asleep. We had Gymboree today and we needed to pick up our photos from Sears, so I left early. We hit unexpected traffic. He doesn’t like being in traffic. I think the stop/go irritates him. If we are on a open expressway he is great but a traffic jam and he gets a little squirrley. So it had just been one of those adventurous mornings, you know?

When I got to the mall I went to park near Sears, which I normally do not do. I usually park by Macy’s.  As I went to go down the lane I noticed this “family parking” sign! I actually got really happy. How nice! Parking for people with young children and expectant mothers. It really cheered me up. I know it is silly and simple but it really did. I normally never look for close parking. I enjoy walking from father in the lot and I find it less stressful to look for parking there. But there was a spot open and a sign designating it just for me. I took a photo of it and texted it to Jason saying it made my day. Then I posted it on facebook with the same caption. This was my mistake. A handful of people ripped into how lazy it is and how it isnt right for parents to get special parking. By the time I got out of Gymboree there were some 23 comments of people going back and forth.

Being a parent is hard. You have great days, good days, ehhh days, bad days, and terrible days. Today was borderline ehhh and bad. It was just tough and I am tired. So I did find some solace in this small little “sign” (literally!) It just made me smile and I thought “why the heck not”. I felt like sharing my small piece of joy. I did not need other people to rip it apart or tell me that I am basically lazy and that walking in the parking lot is exercise. Quite frankly, I am the last person who needs to get in extra exercise. If you ask my mom and probably Jason as well, I need to work out less. I am entitled to a break here or there. I run 3 miles nearly every day. Some days I do pilates AND run 3 miles. So if I don’t walk far from the parking lot for the first time in 15 weeks (which is how long I have been attending Gymboree), I am not lazy. It is not unfair to have parking for this reason. If it bothers you, park somewhere else. Or like my hubby said on the comment thread, SHOP somewhere else. AND if you do truly believe in parking far for added exercise, then this close spot shouldn’t bother you because you would never park that close, reserved spot or not.

So that is how I feel about this. I am frustrated that I cannot even have a happy post without people bringing in negativity. This should not have even been an emotional or controversial post. Honestly. It was only about how this small thing made my day one itsy bitsy bit easier. That is it! I did not post it with the intentions of other people finding it lazy, offensive, or feeling jilted because they don’t have special parking. So facebook and I are on a break. For how long, I have no idea. Jason wants me to activate my page and just edit people. He said he is sad because all of his photos are now missing from his page. Ha! I am the one who posts all of our photos. He never ever posts a photo. I may go through my friends list if and when I decide to head back into the social networking world.

Until then if someone needs me or want to talk they have my blog here, my email, my phone, or they can come over and visit. We have a boat, we like water sports, I make a mean fresh salsa, there is an incredibly personable and cute baby chilling around the house, it’s a good place to be!

On another note, it is official Jackson hates clothing stores. He got grumpy at Ann Taylor Loft. As soon as we left, he was fine! This is a constant pattern with him, so I am beginning to accept he is mini-Jason and does not like shopping for Mommy clothing. Sigh….I wanted a little boy….I certainly got one! I wouldn’t change a thing either!