On February 12th, Liv turned FIVE! We kicked off her fifth year with a dozen different celebrations and too many sweet treats to count! Liv helped me make a (gluten-free) confetti cake for her to blow out candles, but ultimately, her favorite birthday dessert was (and usually is) frozen yogurt from Menchie’s — with ALL… Continue reading Liv is FIVE!
Tomorrow, Liv will be five years old. We’ve already been busy celebrating with cousins (and donuts!), cocoa with marshmallows! for breakfast, cake baking, and decorating, with so much more to come. I’ll be back with her birthday interview, but first, I wanted to republish her birth story, because this might be “her” day, but it’s… Continue reading Liv’s Birth Story
On November 4th, I ran my 23rd marathon — my first since Leo was born in March. And while it’s long overdue, I wanted to sit down and write out a recap before diving into training for #24. Two weeks before race day, I posted a training recap, and was feeling great! But that confidence… Continue reading REVEL Canyon City 2017 Race Recap
Fourteen weeks ago, I started training for Revel Canyon City — my first post-Leo marathon! Every week, I’ve thought: “I need to pop on the blog to write about this,” but life with two kids is crazy (and chaotic, and exhausting, and awesome)! The challenges are never-ending, but I’ve kept up with about 70% of… Continue reading Revel Canyon City Marathon Training Recap
Last weekend marked four months since Leo joined our family. It’s been a whirlwind of joy, though we’ve had our share of challenges in adjusting to life as a family of four, managing school and job changes, minor house catastrophes, postpartum recovery, and general life stuff (the laundry never ends). But around the dinner table… Continue reading Leo: 4 months old!
A few weeks ago, I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego half-marathon. I was only nine weeks postpartum at the time, and probably would’ve opted out if it were any other race, but I’ve run this one every year since we moved to San Diego in 2009. I couldn’t break my streak! [*I should… Continue reading #RnRSD Race Recap 2017
Tuesday, March 28th – I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. With my due date looming, I was feeling anxious, impatient, and overwhelmingly excited. Liv was on spring break from school, so we enjoyed a slow morning before I headed to the gym and jogged 3.3 miles on the treadmill, thinking: “I feel so… Continue reading Leo’s Birth Story
How we’re growing?: At 39 weeks, our little guy’s around 20 inches long and over 7 pounds! My pregnancy app. says he’s the size of a small pumpkin, but he feels incredibly large, heavy, and squirmy to me… How I’m feeling?: I’m uncomfortable, anxious, and really excited! Weeks ago, I was battling dizzy spells and… Continue reading Cookie: 39 weeks +1 day
How we’re growing?: Tomorrow, we’ll be 38 weeks pregnant! Baby’s probably 19+ inches long and 6-7 pounds — the size of a honeydew melon, spaghetti squash… or a newborn baby! I get a mix of comments every day, ranging from: “You’re so tiny!” to “Wow, you’ve really popped!” Whatever your opinion, my midwife’s happy with… Continue reading Cookie: 38 weeks
How we’re growing?: On Thursday, we’ll be 36 weeks pregnant, which means baby’s about 18.5 inches long, 6+ pounds, and the size of a papaya or a cabbage patch doll! With (about) a month to go, I could start saying “I’m in my ninth month,” but I haven’t said those words outloud. I like pretending… Continue reading Cookie: 36 weeks