Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Hank is 3 Months Old

Hank is currently: 3 months old! My maternity leave is almost over and I'm enjoying the last few weeks of us together at home.

Weight: unknown but I would bet he's around 14 pounds. We don't have a 3 month doctor's appointment but will be back next month.

Clothing: As hard as it is for me to admit, he's pretty much grown out of all his 0-3 month stuff. He's officially in 3-6 month clothes.

Nicknames: Hank already is a nickname, but we also call him little guy, big boy, and Patsy loves to call him "Hanky"

Health/Diet: He nurses like a champ and things have been going well. It's like riding a bike. He is pretty efficient and gaining weight well so I just let him tell me when he's hungry.

Sleep: He has grown out of the newborn attachment so he's been sleeping in the flat part of the Pack N Play. We just tried to sleep without the swaddle last night and he adjusted just fine!

Milestones: He smiles all the time and is such a happy little boy. He has also rolled over a few times but we need to work on this a little bit more.

Likes: Being held, his binkie, getting changed, sticking his hands in his mouth.

Dislikes: Being hungry, being cold, tummy time and he's not that thrilled about bath time either. Despite these dislikes, he's a pretty happy and chill kid.

little drooly man

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spartan Fun Run

On Thursday I hosted a Spartan Fun Run with some friends, old and new, of the FNRC.
Had to rep my Spartan headband

I know I've talked about Spartan before, but it is an obstacle course race with an added challenge. If there are obstacles that you're unable to complete, you must do 30 burpees. The plan was to run 3 miles with 10 burpees at each mile. (I didn't want to 30 burpees at each mile and scare everyone away!)

The group split up at the turn around as some folks were doing more miles but either way, it was fun to do the burpees together. I had found a Spotify playlist of the top 100 workout songs from Fitness Magazine that I had on full blast to keep us going during the run. 3 miles is the longest run I've completed since having Hank and I felt wonderful!

Burpee proof: mud on my face

After the 2nd round of burpees, I got some mud on my face; nothing better for Spartan training! I'll be participating in the Spartan Illinois Sprint event on Sunday, June 12. For Spartan training, I haven't been following a specific guide, but I have a few goals based on my previous Spartan experience.

1) I want to be able to run 5 miles comfortably
2) Practice burpees. I REALLY slacked off on this last time and it was painfully obvious during the Spartan
3) Work out that upper body. I've been trying to do some things around the house but I'm not really on a lifting program at the minute. I probably should start that...

Right now Spartan is having a deal for Mother's Day. Free kids entry with each adult entry. Also, 25% off gear with the use of the code SPARTANMOM.

If you're interested in finding out more, the Spartan creator is coming out with a second book, "Spartan Fit" as a follow up to "Spartan Up". The book is available on the Spartan website or Amazon.