Lessons in Lifting

This past week Roarke FINALLY started to lift his head a lot during tummy time. I was beginning to get a little worried because I knew this milestone should be taking place, but it just hadn't been happening. I tried to be patient since I know all kids do things at their own pace, but our 4 month check up is coming up soon and I didn't want to have to tell the doctor he hadn't done this yet. I'm predicting that Roarke will also begin to roll over very soon. He did this at about 1 month old but hasn't since and the doctor thought that it was probably just an accident since it was so early on. Even though I absolutely love to see Roarke learning to do new things and becoming stronger and stronger... I also find myself tearing up daily because my baby is disappearing. I never would have thought I could love a tiny human as much as I do him!

"Well, hi Mom!"

"I call this my superman!"

"And this is my working hard face!"

"Mom just can't believe what a big boy I am!"

I'm sure from here on out there will be a rapid occurrence of milestones taking place. When people tell you that they just don't stay little long, boy are they right, I feel like I blinked and time was gone. So thankful that I have been able to spend almost every moment with him. I'm so blessed!

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of September 28th - October 4th... well the drop in temperatures this week definitely put a damper on my walks with Roarke and Remi as well as my running. I have trouble knowing how to dress Roarke for weather changes and worry constantly that he just isn't warm enough. Plus... I really don't enjoy any temperatures below 70 degrees. The upcoming weeks temperatures look fabulous and I'm looking forward to enjoying the fall.

I have been feeling pretty guilty lately about Remington. When we first brought Roarke home Remi was doing wonderful with him. And even now he still is, but I can see the jealously setting in with Remington lately. He has been extremely clingy to Dan and I and will physically lay down between us and Roarke when we are playing with him on the floor. We do everything we can to make him feel including in everything, but I can't shake the feeling that it just isn't enough. I know that I probably need to take him on a long long walk every day, but more often than not there just isn't the time to do it. I have got to make more of an effort to make sure to do this for him as much as I can since I feel like it would help immensely.

Finding a balance between taking care of a baby, a dog, a husband, my house, and myself is challenging I guess.

Monday, September 28th, 2015 - 2.35 mile run / Stretch

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 - 1.5 mile walk with Remi during Therapy Dog visits

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - REST DAY!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - REST DAY!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 - REST DAY!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 - 1.87 mile run / 1.5 mile walk/run with Remi / Stretch

Totals for the week : Ran 4.22 miles / Walked 3 miles with Remi

September Photo Dump 2015

Our best photos from the month of September! My favorite thing this month was long walks with Roarke and Remi aka R&R!

Remington's Health

It just dawned on me that I never updated you all on what ended up happening with our sweet Remington. Don't get too excited... it was pretty uneventful and frustrating.

We took Remington into the vet bright and early for x-rays and I got a call from the doctor much later in the afternoon with the findings. The vet explained to me that Remington was confined to a crate before he was put under and during that time he had chewed his feet, hip, and tail area to the point that they were bleeding. Lovely. They put him under for the x-rays and found nothing wrong with his feet at all, but took a good look at his paws and believed he was probably suffering from allergies. This was pretty frustrating for me to hear because when we took him in earlier in the week to have him checked we specifically asked if it could be allergies because he always gets them really bad around this time of year. The vet assured us it wasn't and that x-rays were necessary... Hmmmm...

Long story short Remi is healthy and all joints and bones are fine... he just gets VERY bad allergies around this time of year. So $400 later... we got a nail trim and a diagnosis that we already knew! Ridiculous. But... what can I say, we did what we thought was best at the time and thats all we can do. I'm just thankful it ended up being nothing serious and we have our sweet Remi safe and sound back at home with us.

Thanks for all the thoughts, prayers, and good vibes that were sent our way!

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of September 21st - September 27th... This wasn't too bad of a week exercise wise for me. We had company here at the end of the week which made it easier on me to get out and about since they entertained the Roarke-a-nator. It is definitely more difficult to get my runs in compared to what it use to be. I really have to time things just right between Dan being at work, Dan sleeping, and Roarke napping. My little boy who use to take 3 hour naps during the day is now gone and I get three 45 minute long naps instead. I can't complain however since he sleeps so amazingly at night, it just has made it more challenging to step away for runs.

Because it is becoming more difficult to get any workouts done outside the house I figured it's time to start doing something inside instead. I'm thinking I'll pull out my PiYo DVD's this week and get quick workouts in during those 45 minute nap times. Lord knows I need to start focusing on building some muscle mass again.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - 1.5 mile run / Stretch

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 - REST DAY!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - 1.87 mile run / 1.5 mile walk with Remi during Therapy Dog visits / Stretch

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 - 1.87 mile run / 2.25 mile walk with Pam, Roarke, and Remi / Stretch

Friday, September 25th, 2015 - 1.75 mile walk with Dan, Roarke, and Remi

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Sunday, September 27th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Totals for the week : Ran 5.24 miles / Walked 5.5 miles with various people throughout the week