First Foods

I just had to share Roarke's very first time eating food. Gotta love avocados!

My heart could just explode with love for this little boy!

Week #26


Weight: 13lbs 6oz

Length: 25 1/2 inches

I took this picture last week when he turned 6 months, but I have waited to post it because we just had our 6 month appointment this week and I wanted to include all the fun things we learned at the doctor. Unfortunately, this appointment was a little scary and somewhat of a let down.

6 month check up: Dan and I go into every check up making guesses on how much Roarke weighs. We both thought he was going to have a great weight gain, but sadly he hasn't even gained a full pound in the last 2 months. The doctor wasn't thrilled about this, but said not to worry about it just yet and that sometimes when babies start moving around a lot more they burn more calories than they are able to take in. It was still pretty shocking to me though because Roarke is eating baby food now as well as nursing just as much. We have to go back in a month for a weight check instead of in three months like the doctor would normally suggest. Roarke also got shots... lots and lots of them... 4 all together and a flu vaccine. He took them like a champ as usual. Lastly, the doctor told us that she wanted to take Roarke to get x-rays. I can't even tell you how utterly shocked I was with this statement. I guess during her examination of Roarke she felt that his left hip joint was loose and was worried that he might be suffering from subluxation of the hip which means it could pop in and out of socket and cause major problems as he is growing. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach... the thought of something being wrong with my little boy... unthinkable. We rushed over to the St. Francis Imaging Center got x-rays and waited for the results. Thankfully, everything came back looking normal. 

In other news... we have also been to see a Urologist this week for a surgical procedure that Roarke is having done in April. It is a minor surgery, but Dan and I were both pretty nervous about it. However, after meeting with the doctor doing it we both felt much more confident and more informed about what will take place. There is just so much going on in our little boys life. He is finally eating food which is so fun! I decided that I would make my own baby food for him since its good for him plus WAY cheaper! So far we have ate avocados, bananas, carrots, and butternut squash. Roarke is also wanting to crawl. He is pulling himself all over the place. I have to watch him like a hawk because one moment he is playing on his blanket and the next he is tearing Christmas packages apart. Quite the handful that little boy is :)


Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of December 7th - December 13th... I'm alive everyone! Sorry I have gotten so far behind on my blogging lately. There have just been multiple things going on and we have been having a rough time juggling them all I suppose. Different appointments, getting ready for the holidays, daily responsibilities, etc. I truly don't know how some families do it because we struggle and are just a family of three humans and a doggy. Not much to share on the running front. Hoping that once things settle down some I can get back into the running game.

Monday, December 7th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 - 1.87 mile run / Stretch

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Friday, December 11th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Sunday, December 13th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Totals for the week : Ran 1.87 miles

Santa Train

So I'm not really one to follow the crowd necessarily, but I guess when you have a kid you find yourself not wanting them to miss out on things. So when I saw that the Santa Train was coming to Bargersville I thought to myself... "Perfect! Small town, small crowd... we won't have to wait in a long line to see Santa!" Oh my my... how wrong I was!

So on Friday Dan and I loaded Roarke up and headed out with grand thoughts of getting our kid's picture with Santa Clause! We even left early to make sure we wouldn't have to stand in line too horribly long. How naive first time parents are....

When we arrived I quickly spotted the line to see Santa Clause... and then my eyes followed it to the end... which was two blocks away! HOLY COW! What did I get us into! We walked down to take our spot, but quickly decided that waiting in line with a 6 month old in 30 degree weather for probably 2 hours wasn't our thing. Especially when your kid doesn't care about Santa or if he even gets presents this year. So instead we took a few pictures and went home where it was warm.

Who needs a picture with Santa when you can get one with a live reindeer instead!

Olaf was pretty cool too!

Mom, Dad, and Roarke in front of the Santa Train!

Even though we didn't see Santa we still had fun and Roarke enjoyed getting outside and breathing in some fresh air! We also learned that Santa is a hot commodity and the earlier you come the better. I'll file that lesson away for next year ;)

Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of November 30th - December 6th... WOW! Aren't we having amazing weather for the month of December! I cannot believe it! I can't even remember a December when I wanted to get outside to take Remington for a walk. We did so this week and I found out that Remington is NOT a fan of the blow up Christmas decorations! We have a ton of these around our neighborhood and Remi sticks close to my side as we jog past them :)

Monday, November 30th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 - 1.87 mile run / Stretch

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 - REST DAY!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 - REST DAY!

Friday, December 4th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 - REST DAY!

Sunday, December 6th, 2015 - 1.5 mile walk with Remi

Totals for the week : Ran 1.87 miles / Walked 1.5 miles with Remi