Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thoughts

It has been a while since my last update.  Free time is such a luxury these days, and I'm pretty sure I will never complain about being bored again.

First, there's work.  I started a new job a few months ago, and although I really, really wanted to find something that would cut my commute, I'll just take what I can get for now.  There's a definite learning curve, and it can get kind of consuming sometimes, not ideal for a [very tired] new mom who is still waiting to sleep a full night (or close?) after a year of pregnancy and baby wake-ups.

While I'm on the "mom" topic, Baby Tuesday is NINE months old (cue the feels!).  He has been crawling (on his belly) everywhere and pulling up to stand.  No longer is it possible to watch TV while he lays or plays quietly, which makes binge-watching on Netflix kind of impossible.



A couple of weeks ago, I was slammed by a stomach bug, and afterward, I was only pumping half of what the little guy takes in while I'm at work.  I thought I was okay with this, but then I imagined having to mix a bottle every time I'd normally just nurse him, and I don't even know how that would work!  So I've been back to oats and flax and teas and cookies and all the stuff I was eating in the early days.  I have no idea how long I'll keep at it, but let's just say I look forward to when he can have regular milk.  I keep hearing about a "PPD2" that comes with weaning, which makes me want to nurse him until he's 5.  Okay, so that's extreme, but mannn, I don't know if I can handle another hormone crash.  When the time comes, maybe I'll just start running a lot to see if that helps counteract it.

On that note, I am so thankful to have been able to keep up a fitness routine.  It's the only thing that keeps me sane these days, and it's only possible due to a gym being right near my work and sneaking in stuff on the weekends during naps.  After some bidding wars on eBay, I got the Ogio X Fit bag because my temporary cheap bags that I took to the gym literally fell apart. 

It has a few features that really drew me to it:

- hard zippered pocket on the top (I store my work badge and phone in there)
- ventilated separate shoe compartment
- towel/mat holder on side (to roll up my towel)
- outside front zipper pocket (for toiletries)
- a sternum strap and random places on the outside that I could use for things like this D-clip that I use for my lock and headband

It pretty much fits the bill in terms of storing what I need, and I love that I can roll my towel up on the side and have a separate shoe compartment -- all while taking care of my back.  Once the shoes are in there, the main compartment doesn't have that much room, but it is just enough for a few pieces of clothing.  There is an area for a tablet, which I use to store underthings and dry shampoo, two smaller mesh pockets where I store my iPod and face wipes, and then the rest is one big compartment where my actual gym clothes go.





I'm hoping to do a 10K or half-marathon by the end of the year, but I'm having trouble finding one that doesn't require a long drive or waking up supremely early.  I've become pretty accustomed to running 3 miles at a time, which is mostly what I have time for right now, but I think I am fit enough to do more (thanks, Insanity!).  The baby seems to be nearly strong enough to ride in the jogging stroller now, but I think I'm going to have to work up to that and figure out scheduling and stuff.


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FTC Disclaimer: I purchased the Ogio bag on my own and was not compensated to provide a positive review.

5 comments:

  1. I can relate to the new job stuff throwing you off your norm and adjusting to learning curve. I'm dealing with all the new things (job, home, city, ugh).

    Baby Tuesday must be keeping you on your toes. Is he going for the remote?

    Confession, I still nurse X but stopped pumping around 14 months. He shows zero interest in self-weaning and it's comforting to him, it keeps us close, etc. We only do it in public when flying. I used to read of toddlers asking to nurse and being aghast, but now it just seems normal.

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    1. Yep, I don't know what it is about the remote, but he loves it.

      I can't imagine having to deal with all that new-ness!

      Not sure if I want to be pumping still at 14 months. I had read you don't need to pump around the 1 year mark and still be able to nurse, though I'm not sure how that will work. I don't think it's a bad thing to nurse a two-yr old at all (having the auto-comfort is great).

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  2. Baby Tuesday is getting big! All standing there like a big boy! So cute.

    Bummer you're still so tired. Hopefully he'll let you get some more sleep soon. Being tired makes everything seem tougher...hang in there. At least baby Tuesday is so adorable!

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  3. Baby Tuesday is getting big! All standing there like a big boy! So cute.

    Bummer you're still so tired. Hopefully he'll let you get some more sleep soon. Being tired makes everything seem tougher...hang in there. At least baby Tuesday is so adorable!

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    1. Thanks! By the way, I've been voting and shaking my phone for you guys.

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