So the race! A little anxious, really. The good news is that, even on days where I feel like I've pushed myself a fair bit and am hoping it's not too far, Eli has yet to push me away and demand tastier milk. Which, to me, means I'm doing just fine with the jogging bit and can keep it up. Now, if only my BODY would allow me to keep it up, I'd be set!
This week I've been jogging and I did Yoga once. I really enjoyed the Yoga, but the next day the muscles in my legs were stiff from all the stretching, and they're still a little sore, so maybe I need to ease into it a bit more. It is my goal to be able to touch my toes, though! I haven't been able to since I had my back problem when I was 13. That's nearly half my life ago!
So I've been busy working out. Then I've had things like VT'ing appointments, a doctor's appointment, and dentist appointments. My fillings are filled and I'm about to get my mouth guard which I'm really excited about (how boring and grown-up is it to be excited about getting a mouth guard???) Seriously, though, it'll make my life happier. I clench my teeth at night and sometimes grind them, and lately I've been having headaches or migraines because of it. So, life will be happier soon.
Eli had his 4 month shots today (a couple weeks late) and it went well. At least, as well as poking a defenseless baby can go. He cried, but he got over it faster than he did for his 2-month ones, and he hasn't needed Tempra, AND he didn't freak out this evening whenever he moved his little legs. So score. He weighed in at 16 lb's 1 oz (can we say "growth spurt"?? He has gained 1lb 2oz in 3 1/2 weeks.) which is the 50th percentile, so average and nothing to worry about. He's 28.5" now, so he's gained a half inch in 3.5 weeks too. That could explain why his sleeping patterns have changed.
It's so funny to say this of a 4 1/2-month old, but he used to sleep through the night. USED to. Those were the good old days! Then a couple weeks ago, it all changed. It started with a 2:30 or 3:30am feeding instead of 4:30-5am. Then it became a 1-2am feeding AND a 5am feeding. Now it's looking like 1am, 3:30 (sometimes), 4:30-5, 6-7am (at which point he's up and NOT falling back asleep) and then 9am or so, when he goes back to bed for his first nap of the day. I am TIRED. And I think it's that much harder when I was getting used to sleeping through the night. It's like having a newborn all over again! Except now his feeds are 10m or less instead of 45m-1hr.
Another reason for the tiredness may be a lack of iron. STILL. I don't really know, but I'm beginning to suspect something is up with my body. I talked to an iron-deficient veteran, and she said that it could take 2-years for an anemic person's body to recover. 2 YEARS!! I personally don't think it'll take my body that long, because I wasn't anemic perse, I had just lost a heck of a lot of blood and so of COURSE my hemaglobin levels were low. So I was hoping that once the blood replaced itself I'd be fine, but now I don't know. I'm still so tired all the time. So I'm going to look into that.
So Father's Day is coming up, and so is Matthew's and my birthdays. I've got Father's Day covered, but I'm still drawing a blank on Matt's birthday! I usually am full of ideas, but this time, nadda. At least, nothing that takes less than 2 1/2 weeks to prepare. It doesn't help, of course, that Matt has been reminding me every single day (EVERY.SINGLE.DAY) that he already has my gifts and it's not the day before my birthday. He does it because he knows it drives me crazy, wondering and guessing, and also because he's proud that he has gifts taken care of before me. But seriously. What am I going to get/do for him?
Oh! Fun in the life of Holly = getting a cheque in the mail from the government for $330, along with a promise of another cheque in December and another one next June. Matt says it's to make people more cheerful and less likely to complain about the HST thing next month, but seeing as I wasn't complaining to begin with, it's a bonus to me. Thank-you, government! I feel like I just got a bail-out.
I turned to Matt after eyeing the cheque and asked, quite innocently I might add, "Can I keep it?" to which Matt warily replied, "What are you going to do with it? Spend it over time on dinners at Kelsey's?" to which I (indignantly) replied, "No! I'm going to save it."
In the end he wanted me to save it in the savings account, but I objected strongly to that, because we're about to use that money to repair our car's brakes, pay land taxes, and get Merry and Pippin up-to-date on their shots and grooming. We have the money for all of that, but if I put the money in there, then it'd just get spent on some random BORING thing like getting Merry fixed, which is SO not a necessity (right now, because she's not in heat. I might reconsider when she actually IS in heat...) No no, I don't want this hard-earned, government-is-actually-giving-ME-money-rather-than-the-other-way-around money to go to something so mundane. I'm going to save it and buy a pretty pretty camera or a shiny, new lens.
Anyway, I'm starting to bore myself, I'm so sorry!
Here are some fun and unboring photos (at least to me, because I know and love these people.)
So I did have captions that were brewing in my head at the time I was photoshopping these photos, but it's nearly midnight and I am not evening going to attempt being witty at this point, because it'd only be a bid fail. AND the screen is going blurry I'm so tired. (aaaaand upon proof-reading this paragraph, I totally caught the two spelling mistakes, but I'm going to leave them in there, just to drive you crazy, and also to prove my extreme exhaustion. I'm so tired I started typing words that are still words but not the words I was looking for. Haha)