body after bump #2: 3 months

I’ll admit, I’m trying very hard to be patient with the numbers I’m seeing.  I have to keep telling myself that it will take awhile, but the good news is, I am seeing progress and I can’t complain about that!

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Body Bump 2 - 3 months

Body Bump 2 - 3 months 2

I’m pretty happy with the numbers so far this month.  I’m sure a lot has to do with the fact that I gave up sweets for Lent and haven’t been eating anything after dinner.  And I’ve definitely increased my workouts a lot this past month.

Workouts

Like I said, I really ramped it up a lot this past month.  I’m up to running 5 miles as my long run and I’m running 5-6 days each week.  I’ve also been attempting to do CrossFit 4-5 times a week, but I’m still trying to figure out exactly WHAT my body can do and how much I can push it.  Apparently, not too much when it comes to adding weights as I recently figured out.  I did back squats the other day – 3 sets of 10 at 75 pounds – and I totally messed up my back and leg.  I’ve done 2 runs pushing through the pain, only to find that I can’t walk after I’m done.  I’ve gone to my chiropractor (and will be going back today) so I’m hoping I can take care of it today.  Let’s just say, that race that I was planning on doing tomorrow most likely isn’t going to happen.  Ugh.

Nutrition

So, giving up sweets for Lent has definitely helped me get my sugar intake under control as well as help me eat a lot more intuitively.  There are definitely times when I have really craved chocolate and there have also been times when I’ve been absolutely starving after dinner.  I’m definitely not depriving myself – I’ve been eating 2 snacks in the afternoon and if I’m still hungry, I will have something to drink (coffee, juice, cappuccino, wine, beer) in the evening.  I have figured out that I am a stress eater, so I will really need to start watching that a little bit more too.  But, overall, I feel like I am eating better now and my milk supply is still doing really well.  I had a drop off the second week I went back to work, but this week has been awesome!

Mental Health

This is definitely where I’ve been struggling lately.  The way I felt on maternity leave has gotten much better since I went back to work.  But going back has been rough on me, especially this week since my next break won’t be until summer.  I have been missing my kiddos a lot!  And stress at work certainly hasn’t helped.  But, I know I will get through it, it’s just going to be rough for a little while.  Thank goodness I am a teacher and have summer off!

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baby boy: 3 months

If you have baby fever, read this post with caution as it contains pictures and stories of the cutest and best baby EVER!  I seriously cannot get enough of this face!

Miles - 3 months

Eating

Miles is still a great eater!  He is now at the babysitter full time (this is only his second week there thanks to Matt + my spring breaks) and she has even commented on what a great eater he is.  I wake him up to nurse in the morning around 5:30, he takes 3 or 4 bottles a day – usually 5 ounces – and then I feed him again at 7 and 10 PM.  I am back to feeding him on both sides and he seems to be handling it well.  He isn’t spitting up nearly as much and let’s face it – he is the happiest baby!  He hardly ever fusses…

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Sleeping

I know I’m going to be jinxing myself by sharing this but Miles has made a ton of progress since we moved him to his crib!  He goes down at the same time as MacKenna – around 8 PM – and falls asleep on his own, even if his eyes are open.  I wake him up to feed him at 10 and then he goes right back down.  And dare I say, the past 2 weeks, he’s been sleeping until at the very earliest 5 AM, but went until 7 AM this weekend (which was GLORIOUS, by the way).  I can definitely handle these sleep patterns, although I’m still exhausted regardless of not being woken up in the middle of the night.

He is a decent napper too.  His longest nap is usually in the afternoon with shorter naps in the morning, but I’m sure that’s different at the babysitter’s.  On the weekends (and on our break), I pretty much let him sleep wherever he wants and will put him in his crib if he’s really out of it.  I’ll worry about that a little more this summer though (41 days…).

Miles - 10 weeks

I think this is my favorite picture of him!

Personality

This is the HAPPIEST baby ever!  I mean, Kenna was a good baby, but Miles takes the cake on good babies.  All you have to do is talk to him or give him attention and he is the smiliest little guy!  Like I said earlier, he rarely ever fusses either and does not really cry unless he’s really pissed off, like when he’s in his carseat or he’s tired and hungry (or hangry like his mama).  I will admit that when he does wail, it’s usually at the worst time, like in the car or when I’m trying to do something for Kenna, and the crying just overwhelms me.  But, I seriously cannot complain.

He is also “talking” soooo much more!  I didn’t think he’d be as vocal as Kenna was but he’s definitely cooing and laughing so much more.  We could carry on a conversation if we wanted to and he loves telling me “stories”!

Miles - 11 weeks

Big Sister

Kenna is still doing GREAT with him!  She has started calling him “my baby” and is concerned where he is or who he is with.  She loves to help whenever she can and always lets me know what he’s up to.  “Mama, Miles is awake!” or “Mama, Miles is sleeping.”  She is just so sweet with him!  And thankfully, now that Miles is sleeping in his room, Kenna has started sleeping through the night again, with the occasional potty wake up.  It. Is. Glorious.

Miles - 12 weeks

Other Stuff

Weight:  We had to take Miles to the doctor last week for a really bad cough (diagnosed with bronchiolitis) and Matt said he weighed 11 something pounds.  He’s growing so mcuh!

Diapers:  Like I said last week, he’s in cloth diapers full time and disposables at night.  He’s still wearing size 1 and will be a little bit longer.

Clothes:  No more newborn clothes.  Boohoo.  I’ve pulled them all out of his closet and packed them away which makes me so sad.  But, it looks like he has a little longer in the 0-3 and 3 month clothes.  His legs are just so short right now for his sleepers!

Likes:  Being talked to, telling “stories”, hearing his own voice, sucking his thumb, Mama, Daddy, and MacKenna, eating, kicking and squirming

Dislikes:  The carseat and a few diaper changes here and there – other than that, he’s a pretty content baby!

Firsts:  going to the babysitter, his first illness/trip to the doctor, sleeping through the night

Miles - 13 weeks
Previous posts:

Miles – 1 month

Miles – 2 months

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spring break + workouts

It was so nice to be off with my family last week!  I know I had only been back to work for 2 weeks, but spring break couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.  Of course, it flew by though.

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We started off the week by enjoying the absolutely GORGEOUS weather with everyone in St. Louis at the Zoo.  I’m extremely thankful that the zoo is free, but any time the weather gets over 50 degrees, everyone and their mom heads to the zoo.  I went with my girlfriends and all our kids (minus Miles – he stayed home with Matt because he was sick, but is doing much better now!) and we had a great time!

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The rest of the week was spent relaxing at home for the most part.  We went out to lunch a few times, including trying out the new-in-town Tom+Chee.  It was pretty chilly the majority of the week, so we spent a lot of time inside, including a trip to the mall with my brand spanking new-to-me double jogging stroller!  Thankfully, it cleared up this weekend, so we spent some time playing outside as well, and had our first ice cream of the season!  Thank goodness for Feast Days on Sundays in Lent!

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Needless to say, I’m so not ready to go back to work this week.  The countdown to the end of the school year is now on.  Only 44 (?) days of school left…

I also got a bunch of great runs in last week as well.  I decided to take the week off from lifting and will really be hitting it hard this week.  I feel like I’ve spent the last 12 weeks just getting back into things, but now I’m ready to start working my butt off.  This is my last week of mileage building and then I’ll be starting some speed workouts next week.  And silly me, I totally forgot I have a RACE this coming Saturday!  Of course, I won’t really be racing too much, but it’ll be nice to see where I’m at pace-wise!

Monday:  3 mile easy run (8:17/mile)

Tuesday:  4 mile easy run (8:55/mile)

Wednesday:  5 mile easy run (8:37/mile)

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Thursday:  2.4 mile run w/ intervals – 30s on/30s off (8:17/mile)

Friday:  4 mile easy run (8:18/mile)

Saturday:  5 mile easy run (8:33/mile)

Sunday:  rest day – my workout was cleaning the basement, which I feel SO much better about!

Total:  23.4 miles

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