Sep 272016

I don’t know what I did in the gym on Saturday morning but whatever it was, I was SO SORE on Sunday! I did a lot of the same weight lifting exercises I rotate in my gym days. There were some planks with leg lifts (maybe that was it?). Burpees and mountain climbers. And I did leg presses…nothing really out of the norm. But my glutes and hamstrings were so sore…like it hurt to sit down and stand up! I haven’t been this sore in a long time.


Of course, I didn’t feel sore until the next day so I didn’t do anything to preemptively ward off soreness (like an epsom salt bath). But isn’t that the way it usually works?

I did get some pampering in Saturday afternoon, though. I got a pedicure with a friend and the massage chair felt so good. Neither of us really wanted to leave…

Saturday evening Michael, Logan and I went out to dinner with some friends who are moving to Seattle soon. 🙁 It’s a really great opportunity for them but it’s a bummer for us! We’re going to miss them. Seattle isn’t that far but it’s still kind of a trek going up there (especially with a baby now).



We went to Iron Horse in Sellwood. It’s one of our favorites. The food is always fantastic and unique and they have my favorite beer on tap! Boneyard Beer:


Michael got his usual– steak fajitas. I like to try something different every time we go because there are so many good options and their menu changes pretty frequently.

This time I got Sam’s Burrito. It’s your standard burrito with Spanish rice, pinto beans, sliced avocado and topped with pico de gallo and a spicy avocado sauce. There’s also pineapple salsa in it (which is what sold me on it in the first place). It comes with a side salad with orange and jicama on it. The salad was so delicious! It was light and summery and I loved the jicama on it.

Apparently the burrito was a vegan option. The waitress informed me of that (I thought it was just vegetarian) and she said “you can add some meat to it to un-veganize it”. LOL So I got shredded pork (so juicy) and sour cream. Definitely not vegan anymore. It was so tasty though! I loved the crunchy jicama and the sweet pineapple salsa. It would have been just fine had I left it as a vegan burrito, too.


I ate about 3/4 of the burrito (it was really big!) and Michael ate the rest.

Logan was doing super good at the restaurant and was so fascinated by our friend’s kids (they are almost 9 and 3 years old). He wanted to play with them so badly! It was pretty cute to watch.

We hung out for a bit but it was pretty loud. We decided to walk a few blocks to get ice cream at Dairy Queen. The kids were stoked (and so were the adults, honestly).


It was a nice evening and it was good to walk a little in the fresh Fall air. Sorry the pictures are a little blurry. I guess we were a little too excited about the dessert. LOL


We sat outside for a little bit and ate our ice cream and then it was time to head home. It was way past all the kid’s bedtimes and Logan was like “I’m out dude, I need to sleep!” and immediately fell asleep in his stroller.


We said our goodbyes (boo hoo) and made plans to see them when we go up to Seattle in December.

Sunday I got to sleep in a bit, which felt really nice, especially with how sore I felt. I went swimming (which felt really nice on my sore body) and then sat in the hot tub for awhile–which felt even better. Unfortunately I think it was too late to try and stave it off so I took some Advil, watched Netflix with Logan and used the heating pad. I can’t remember the last time I felt like this!

Finally, if you follow me on Instagram, you can see that Logan was trying to crawl this weekend!!

P.S. I was STILL SORE on Monday!!! What the heck did I do?!?!

Sep 262016


How do I have a 6 month old? A baby that is half a year old. Has time really gone that quickly?? In some ways it feels like time has slowed, in other ways it feels like it has sped up.

Just the other day when Logan was being his typical wiggle-worm self in my arms, flailing around, jumping, bouncing, squirming, I said “I remember when you were teeny tiny and we’d lay you on our bellies and you’d fall asleep!” All snuggled up on us, sighing softly in his deep baby sleep. Those were the days. He didn’t go anywhere, he just cuddled. And he was so good at cuddling! There is nothing better in this world than new baby cuddles. They just want to be snuggled like in the womb. Now I get it when people say they miss the little baby days and wish they had another one. (A few months ago I couldn’t even imagine the idea–HOW do people have multiple kids?!?!?!)

Now my little bug is starting to explore his world. He’s not crawling yet but he’s SO CLOSE. He has successfully figured out how to scoot and move around and roll. He can sort of crawl backwards and he does a 180 pretty well. But that forward motion hasn’t been figured out quite yet.



We started baby food recently. He hated squash. He LOVED sweet potatoes. He was indifferent about green beans. Baby rice oatmeal was ok but nothing exciting (and he liked it much better when I mixed in some sweet potatoes). He loves applesauce and carrots, too.


We’re still breastfeeding in addition to the baby food. I appreciated all the comments, messages and private emails I got from readers and friends about our struggles. For two weeks or so I pumped A LOT and I also made the Lactation Cookies and I can attest to the fact that they WORK. Like amazingly. Within a day my supply was increased and it’s been steadily going back up. I’m able to make enough now to freeze a little bit a few days a week and that’s been really helpful. Seriously, if you are breastfeeding or currently pregnant I can’t rave about those cookies enough. They do work!

I survived daycare. The first time was probably one of the worst days I’ve had in a really long time. I cannot describe the physical pain I felt. It was like an ache, a panic, a feeling ALL DAY like I was forgetting something. It was just awful. 🙁 But I survived it and the next few times weren’t as awful. They weren’t great but at least I wasn’t crying anymore when I dropped him off. I know it will eventually be a good thing for him (and I’m trying to think of it in my mind as school and that he’s learning things and making friends) but it’s still a struggle for me.

I feel so grateful that we were able to both stay home with him in some capacity for the first 5.5 months of his life. That’s precious time we can’t get back and we got to spend it with our little guy and bond. It feels like a humongous gift we’ve been given. I’m so grateful for the flexibility of our employers in that regard. I just cannot fathom having to go back to work full time at 12 weeks postpartum.


He’s getting so big! He loves to play, solo or with us. He love Bella and Fat Kitty and we get endless baby belly laughs when he watches them. He’s learning how to pet them and he’s learning what “gentle” means (so is Bella). They all entertain themselves really well.


He doesn’t have teeth yet but he’s been teething for months. His little gums feel bumpy but still no teeth. He chews on me like crazy, though. My fingers, my shoulder, my hands. He grabs anything he can and gnaws. It’s funny (and slightly slimy).

I am so excited for what’s in store next! Logan is at such a fun age. He’s such a happy, content baby and it’s so fun to watch him explore and smile and laugh. Oh and we need to baby-proof the house. SOON!