So I guess I took a break for a bit huh? Aside from the New Years post, it has totally been a while. I honestly have been caught up in Brooke and family-life, work, and myself. Which I think is okay. But I want to stay caught up here too, because if nothing else, it’s a journal to look back on.
Over the past few months, aside from all things Brooke, because she’s pretty much the best amazing thing ever, I haven’t had much positivity to talk about, and really, who wants to read a negative blog? So there hasn’t been much blogging (how’s that for a cycle?) and I know how much y’all love Brooke and reading about her, but where does the time go? CrossFit at lunch, actual work to do during the day, dinner and family time after work, then bed. And continue. Every. Day. Except weekends, and who wants to do anything then?
Anyway, one of my goals for the new year is to look on the bright side of things. It sure as heck won’t be easy all of the time, but a girl’s gotta start somewhere, right?
So the brightest thing I have right now is sweet little Brooke. Can you believe she is 7 months old today?! Girlfriend is the happiest thing in the whole world. I can’t even find anything to compare her happiness too because she really is just that happy. I love it. She can turn anyone’s frown upside down…I’ve seen her do it.
She’s thisclose to crawling and has mastered the art of the army-belly crawl. She can yank herself forward with those little hands and push with her wedge-feet (and seriously…can I get some socks that stay on??) She loves throwing the ball back and forth with her daddy (and whoever else). She is still eating purees and now loves her puffs and yogurt melts. Her daycare mentioned to me the other day that soon we’ll be moving to a sippy cup. A sippy cup? Already? Noooo. Sippy cups are for big kids. Brooke is still a sweet little baby. Oh she’s growing up so fast.
This is her new look. She lays like this and watches TV. Not kidding.
For me, CrossFit is going well. Against my better judgment, and against the recommendation of my acupuncturist, I decided to jump rope last Friday (and FINALLY got double unders!!) and that was pretty much the worst decision I made in a while since I couldn’t walk or put weight on my foot (plantar fasciitis) until Sunday. Robert made me put on a walking boot since I was hobbling around so badly. I’ve been icing and stretching and rolling on the lacrosse ball and whatever else I can to get rid of this PF crap. Just when I think it’s gone away, I do something like jump-rope and BOOM. Hello pain. Hopefully soon I’ll get it under control. I want to try those double unders again! I’ve also seen an increase in the weights I can lift (which I imagine will continue to go up the more I go) and though the weight on the scale isn’t moving as much as I would like, my clothes are fitting a littlebit differently. I took pictures of myself yesterday (not sharing…not yet anyway) to try to document this process.
I made an appointment for a physical next week. I have been extra crabby lately, and very tired. I don’t know why, if it’s just due to the fact that I had a baby 7 months and that shit is traumatizing, or if there is something wrong (thyroid?) or what the problem might be, so I’m hoping a little bit of blood work, talking with an MD, and whatever else might shed some light. Until then, I’ll be going to bed at 9. Or you know, 8.
I’ll be back soon, promise!