Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Logan on the move

A little over a week ago, Logan took his first steps by himself. Marty was squatting down and Logan had a hold of his knee, then let go and took two very wobbly baby steps into daddy. We were all there to witness and it was pretty exciting :)

Over the following week, he became braver about letting go of the couch and trying to walk to the ottoman (which is very close by) and then this past weekend he started taking many steps in a row. Crawling is still his preferred method since it's way easier and faster, but if he's standing up he'll try and walk.

One thing he is still doesn't have much of is teeth! He cut his bottom two teeth right at 6 months old and it kind of looks like at least one of his top teeth is about to poke through, but that's it. Still okay with me because that means less brushing and a very cute gummy smile.

He smiles and laughs a lot and is pretty easy going whenever we take him anywhere. He does seem to have a strong personality and will let you know if he objects to something. Like changing him into his pajama's. I have no idea why he hates this so much. The second you pick him back it's as if nothing was wrong.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Downward Spiral

It's so true that you really appreciate your health when you're not feeling well. Things got weird on Wednesday. I was feeling, there's no other way to describe it, 'off.' I drove to Umstead to do a run workout and when I got out of my car I had this overwhelming desire to NOT run. It was a beautiful day and I didn't have time to workout the day before so there was no reason for this. But then I started running and it went downhill fast. I was having bad chest pains, not really crampy pains but something totally different and I was just not feeling good. After 5min I turned around and walk/jogged back to my car. This is so not like me! It was almost like I was on auto-pilot. I went home and set up on the couch with my computer. I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home that day.

Thursday morning I woke not feeling any better. I went into work and by noon I was shivering so badly and feeling so horrible that I decided to call it a day. I went home and bundled up, got under the covers and turned the heat on. I had my work computer set up next to me so I could answer any urgent emails. I knew I had a fever and doing all this was not going to help but I was so cold! Marty got home in the afternoon (he had been down in Miami for a couple of days) and took my temperature: 102.8! No wonder I felt so crummy.

I really wish there was some way to take a bunch of drugs that will knock you out when you're feeling like this. They always say rest and fluids are the most important things, so I say, put me under with an IV drip so I don't have to actually feel all this and not be able to rest or get any fluids down. Michael Jackson's doctor was onto something (minus the dying part).

Now I am on day 4 of no working out, and I'm totally turning into that athlete that is all "OMG I'm am so slow and out of shape and my races are going to be horrible and why bother blah blah blah" It does sort of stink that I am signed up for a 10K next weekend. I'll still do it but I'll definitely have to adjust the goals.

Ok, time for Logan pictures.

I took him to a local pumpkin patch last weekend (Marty was down in Wilmington cheering for people at B2B). I could not for the life of me get this kid to look at me and smile! It was like he was going out of his way to not look at me. And when he did, he would have the most ridiculous look on his face, as you'll see. In his defense, he was pretty tired and ended up taking 5hrs worth of naps (!) He doesn't nap well at daycare and seems to want to catch up on the weekends.








This is better

He was very excited the other night when he was eating


And he fairly recently started waving and clapping (I was waving at him behind the camera)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo with Ramses

It was a little late because we were traveling on Logan's actual 10 month 'birthday' but I still tried to take a picture of him and his stuffed Ramses.  This didn't go so well. He would not stop moving! I posted one to the "Logan Month by Month" in the facebook album, but here are all of them.










Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Long Weekend Trip

Packing for a trip with a 10 month old is no joke. I felt like I was packing for two days straight. I am told it does get easier as they get a little older - right now you have to think of all sorts of contingencies while traveling (hunger, diaper changes, toys, extra outfits, etc etc). I love flying Southwest; everything just seems so much easier with them. Unfortunately, Southwest doesn't yet fly into Pensacola so we were on Delta, with a layover in Atlanta. I swear, their 'zone' boarding takes 3 times as long as Southwest.

Logan was spoiled rotten by my sister and her family while Marty and I went to Tallahassee for the weekend. I'm pretty sure they liked him, but he's very hard not to like :)

In Tallahassee we got to reunite with our Aussie friends, John and Bron. They were featured heavily in Trippin' 06 (our trip around the world where we hung out in Australia for 4 months, 2 weeks of which was at there house). Bron brought Logan a kangaroo stuffed animal which will be hard to keep away from Tassie. She also brought me two bags of TimTams and a very cute Lorna Jane running top.



We had a lot of fun in Tallahassee, reuniting with Marty's former teammates for a swimming reunion. At the game, they were recognized on the field during a timeout and they let the wives and kids go down there, too. So neat to be on the field in a packed Doak Campbell Stadium!


A static picture of the tomahawk chop never comes out very good

Bron and I on the field!

Logan has discovered the fun game of throwing things on the ground

Cousin Haileigh was great with Logan

Amie the dog is very old, but she had a new lease on life with a baby constantly dropping food on the floor.

Logan spent a lot of time napping; the Houser's tired him out!

More shopping?!

They went to look at one of Haileigh's prospective high school's...Logan was not impressed.

For kind of a skinny baby, he always tries to eat everyone else's food.

And on the workout front for me, mainly I'm running with about one swim a week. Enough for it to never feel very good ;) Running has been going well - I had a great long run the other week and some solid workouts, but this past weekend was kind of a bust. I'm hoping to get back on track. I'm doing a cross country 5K this weekend, a 10K in a couple of weeks, another 5K on Thanksgiving and then the half marathon in Kiawah, SC in early December.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Roundup

We had our last open water swim race of the year on Saturday morning. We were planning on me bringing Logan and saving $$ on a babysitter since as of one week prior the participant list was low. Then all of the sudden *poof* a bunch of people entered and 'Um hi, Saint Rita, I know it's Friday afternoon but want to come watch Logan starting at 5:45 am tomorrow?'

Now I was fully in charge of check in which meant I got to delegate who got to do what. Since all of my volunteers are nice and happy they say, "Put me wherever." Except for the ones that are on to me (I got a: I'm not doing t-shirts this time! from one saavy volunteer). I happily did body marking which is the easiest station - no questions or arguments just strip down and let me draw on your biceps.

I really liked the shirt.


That's a silouhette of Scott Mundell running out of the ocean. He was a good friend and teammate of Marty's at FSU who died from complications due to a brain tumor 10 years ago.

I didn't swim. I could've, but I seriously didn't think about it since the entire time I thought I would have Logan with me. When someone asked why I wasn't swimming I realized I'm not all that smart sometimes.

I ended up watching the exciting finishes and cutting the chip bands off of people's ankles. I didn't like this job and will be delegating this one in the future, also. I hate feet and I was way too close to people's feet. No surprise, but most women's feet are much nicer than men's. And hairy ankles - ewww.

So I high tailed it out of there and left Heidi alone to get the chips when Marty told me to announce awards. Until I realized I had to be on a mic and have everyone stare at me. This is not my cup of tea. BUT it does outweigh feet so the awards were read.

We had a Master's swim team party that night where I was talked into doing a long run Sunday morning at 5:30 am.  It was surprisingly awesome running at Umstead in the dark that early in the morning. I ran for 1hr30min and it flew by. And THEN, because I was taunted on facebook, I woke up this morning and went to Master's practice. Marty doesn't coach this one so he could stay home and be on Logan patrol. Except Logan woke up right before I was going to get up so I fed him and coaxed him back to sleep making me late. But still. Boo. Yah.

And Logan had his 9 month checkup which was really his 9.5+ month checkup since it got postponed due to him being sick. But because he was sick he had lost some weight so his stats are off (in my opinion). 23.5% in weight, 83% in height.  He is on an eating spree now and loves real food much more than baby food. He will pretty much eat anything we give him, although he does seem to have some allergies/sensitivies to some things (like eggs, and maybe some others). Nothing too serious; he just gets a bit red around his mouth. He also has been waking up in the middle of the night hungry - argh this never ends. You go from not getting woken up for weeks to this. Anyways, I don't really mind when he does drink a bunch if he wakes up - it's if he wakes up and doesn't want to eat. Then I'm all, dude, WTF. The hard part for me is falling back asleep after. He drinks himself into a coma and I'm lying in bed wide awake.