Friday, June 5, 2009

First week alone

I made it through my first week without Gary. I got in all my workouts and all my self appointed chores, lol. I made a daily list of a household work I want to get done. Mon. is vacuuming/dusting the upstairs bedroom & nursery, Tues. is cleaning both bathrooms, Wed. is mopping the kitchen, Thurs. is mopping the hardwoods on the first floor and vacuuming the staircase, Fri. is dusting/straightening the dining & living room. I'm sure you are all enthralled. I like order and lists so this gives me something to work towards so the house doesn't go to hell. I also got some good workouts in. Today I went to my friend Laura's house and I ran 5 miles while she watched Harper and her son Nate, then she ran for an hour while I watched both kids. It seemed to work out well. The 5 miler was okay, I walked some, it took me like 55 mins, which sucks, but it is what it is and it's my first week of consistent workouts. I managed to workout all 5 days. I am sore and feeling a little fatigued, like normal me, I pushed myself a little too much this week. I will probably just lay low tomorrow. I also got in a strength DVD & class and a yoga DVD, as well as 4 total runs and a lot of walking. I have been meeting my friend Sara for a 4 mile walk each week with Harper that has been nice.

I did go into work, but didn't get much of a chance to talk to my boss, still mulling that whole thing over in my mind. Continues to change daily.

Harper slept like a champ last night and only woke up one time for a 10 min feeding. She has been out like a light since 9 pm tonight, so I don't know if that is a good sign or not. I kind of fear a long night b/c she didn't seem to eat that much today. Wish me luck. Here is a video of her working on some gas, thought my family might like to hear her voice:

Oh yes and here is a reminder of our first babies, got these pics yesterday. Gary and Mushi making out as ususal and Fonzie being handsome.


justjoshfunk1 said...

Fun post! I'm glad your first week went well.

I love the video. She's so alert. I think you have a smart baby on your hands!

I know your mom and sisters love having a chance to see her in action.

Have a great weekend!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Everyone told me to wait until the end of my maternity leave to make any decisions about work. Truly get a sense for what it's like to stay at home before making a pro-con list.

Seems like you and Harper are doing great and you've got things under control. I felt totally out of control when Zach was as young as Harper. I am impressed.

Angela said...

I'm glad things are going well. It's good to make a list...keeps your mind solid if you know what I mean. Believe me, mommy brain doesn't get better just because you're not pregnant anymore.

N.D. said...

I love that colorful first pic there!

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