Monday, July 25, 2016

Quick update (again!)


I haven't updated for a while, but things are going so well! Luke is getting so big, and is generally happy and content baby, unless he is hungry.... then WATCH OUT! He's walking everywhere now, so sitting down is pretty much a thing of the past for us. He is happiest when he is outside, or hiding in my closet behind my sweaters waiting for someone to come and find him!

I can't believe he is almost one- time flies, mom cries ;)

I've started back at crossfit, and have a sprint tri coming up in a couple of weeks... yikes! My goal for the tri is not to drown :) I've also been hitting the gym with my sister, so I am starting to feel like myself again!

Speak of the sister, she got married last weekend, and the whole thing was perfect. It was by far the most emotional wedding I have ever attended, I have never witnessed that many grown men crying in my life. She was a beautiful bride, and I'm so proud of how hard she is working to regain her strength and mobility.

We just keep trucking along, nothing too crazy to report! I'm currently working on a post on the books I've been reading lately, there have been some really good ones.. hoping to have that published sometime in the next year!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mr Luke- 9 months

The "little" man is 9 months old already! I say "little" because at his last appointment he weighed in at 22 lbs (81st percentile) and 31 inches (99th percentile).  He also has massive feet and hands, so I'm thinking it's kind of like dogs and he is going to be a big kid! haha

He was sleeping better for the most part, and then all of a sudden we've hit some weird sleep regression. His naps are still great, usually twice a day for 1.5 hours, but all of a sudden he's fighting nighttime sleep, or waking up and not going back to sleep for about 2 hours (seems to be his magic number) in the middle of the night. It's driving me nuts and can stop anytime now!!
He is on the move and into everything, my kitchen is a disaster area by the end of the day, as emptying the cupboards is his favorite activity. I was going to put locks on them, but there's nothing in them that can hurt him, and it seems to make him happy, so whatever ;) 
The bathroom door, however, now stays closed since we've discovered unravelling the toilet paper, and playing in the toilet.. eww.

9 month likes:

Pulling himself up on everything!

He loves to read and is starting to look at books on his own now

 As mentioned above, emptying cupboards is a fave

Eating still ranks as a top activity. I can't eat anything anymore without him begging for some..he's worse than Bax!

Brushing my teeth is another activity that I can't do without him, he cries if  I try to brush mine without giving him his brush. Hopefully this will save me big money in dental bills down the road!

9 month dislikes:

He's not a fan of his carseat still, anything where he is restrained is a no no. He's decided this month that he's not a fan of the bathtub since he isn't allowed to stand. bath time has become a 1.5 minute scrub/rinse/out routine. He does love to run around in his towel afterwards though!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Move it Monday {6}.. at the end of a Tuesday!

Today seems like it should be Monday... I guess that's long weekends for you!

Exciting news- we tried out our new stroller (the chariot) and apparently Luke loves it! He hated the BOB's guts, so I am pretty excited that he is into the Chariot. We've been easing into  longer walks and so far, so good. I'm excited/nervous to try it out behind my bike! Hopefully I'll get to that this week sometime :)
It's like Where's Waldo... can you spot the Baxter?
Last week's workouts:

Mon 16- Last day of Level 1 30 day shred
Tues 17- First day of Level 2 30DS, 22 min run on treadmill
Wed 18- 30DS Level 2
Thurs 19- 30 DS Level 2, two stroller walks with Luke and Bax
Fri 20- Stroller walk with Luke, Will and Bax
Sat 21- Nada. The all day rain cramped my style (and apparently my motivation as well!)
Sun 22- 30 DS level 2, stroller walk

My plan is to do 5K time trial on my favorite trail on Saturday... my goal is to run the whole thing, no matter how slow I go.... gulp!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Move it Monday {5}

As a follow up to Friday's post, I am going to start recapping my weekly workouts again! It helps me to feel accountable, even if no one else reads them ;)

Mon 9- 30 day shred level 1, C25K Week 6 day 1
Tue 10- 30 day shred level 1
Wed 11- 30 day shred level 1
Thurs 12- off
Fri 13- 30 day shred level 1, 25 min run
Sat 14- off
Sun 15- 30 day shred level 1, c25K Week 6, day 3

On Friday I was going to do the Couch to 5 K Week 6 day 2 workout, but I decided just to try and run for 25 min continuously. I was able to do it, and I was pretty happy with that. I was a weird feeling to be happy about running for such a short period of time, but progress is progress :) I have one more day of level 1 of the 30DS (did that today) so tomorrow its onto level 2!

I have no workout photos from last week, so instead you get a picture of my little workout buddy! He woke up early from his nap the other day as I was finishing my workout, and was such a good sport about entertaining himself while I finished!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mr. Luke- 8 months

* Just like everything else, I am late with this too! I wrote it and for got to finish/publish it. Life!!

Luke turned 8 months old on Saturday, and the changes in him in the last month were unbelievable! He went from sort of crawling/flinging himself across the floor, to really quick proper crawling, and pulling himself up on EVERYTHING. I've had to take than handles off on any drawer he can reach because he pulls himself up, and then slams his fingers in them.
When he first started pulling up on everything, he had no idea how to get down, so would do a deadfall backwards and slam his head on the floor (I missed him twice because he veered sideways and it was sad.). He's finally learned to lower himself slowly to his bum, which is much less stressful for me!
He had his first night at home with just dad, I went on a little overnighter to Banff with some girlfriends which was wonderful!
His two front teeth are completely in, I'm loving his little gap toothed smile! The two beside the top ones are just peeking through, bringing our total to 6 teeth! Still up 1-2 times a night to eat (with the occasional sleep through the night, woohoo!) Naps are still way better, I feel cheated now when he sleeps for less than an hour at a nap!

8 Month loves:

This was the first time he pulled himself up on something.... and so it begins

Next came kneeling in the crib, which was lowered 5 minutes after this picture was taken! He was pretty proud of himself

 Riding in the shopping cart like a big boy has made shopping so much more enjoyable, he hated being in his car seat in the cart. Bonus points if he can ride with Brookie and they can try to poke eachother's eyes out :)

He is a big fan of the park still, and loves the swings (I think half of his friends are asleep in this picture!)

Riding in this car is his favorite thing ever! He loves to go up and down the driveway at my parents place, and down this hill to visit Auntie Linds in the trailer!
Still a big fan of eating, and he now does this weird sideways head thing sometimes in his high chair! I think he is trying to be cute, but I'm not 100% sure :)

8 Month dislikes:

The only thing I can think of right now is his carseat, he absolutely hates it!  I try to time car rides with bottle times if I can so that he isn't completely miserable the whole time. Other than that, he is one content little dude!!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Weekend Recap

It's been quite a while since I did anything other than a Monthly Luke update! I think the gorgeous weather we are having (and Luke napping for longer than a minute at a time) are helping to make me more productive!

Will has a three day weekend most weekends, so our weekend starts when he gets home on Thursdays!

Thursday evening:
It was our friend Marshall's birthday, so we took a quad ride up a mountain for a fire and some skeet shooting! It was a beautiful night, so much fun to get out! My mom and dad watched Luke and his cousins so we could all go- they are the best!

I took Luke for his first run in the jogging stroller.. so hard to get used to! I went for 30 mins on an awesome paved trail that used to be railroad tracks. It's finally clear of snow, so I'm thinking it's almost time to get the bikes out, woohoo!

We also got out for a walk with my mom later in the day, it was 21 degrees out, so no way we were hanging out inside!!

Will was working on plans for our new deck, so Luke and I grabbed an Iced coffee and hit the park with his cousins Eli and Brooke!

We hung out in the yard in the afternoon watching Will deconstruct the deck, and took a ride in the wheelbarrow.

We went up to my parent's farm to get Baxter in the evening (he sometimes has sleepovers there), and papa took Luke for a ride down to Auntie Nin's trailer (which she is almost ready to move back into- hooray Linds!!) on Eli's car. He looked like such a big kid sitting in it, so cute!

We spent some more time hanging out in the yard while Will worked on the deck, and then headed up to my mom and dad's for some volleyball and a BBQ! A great way to end a gorgeous weekend :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mr. Luke- 7 months

Somehow I missed the 6 month update- whoops!

This little chunk is 7 months old today (on March 16th.. forgot to hit publish!)! He's weighing in at 20 lbs 4 oz, and is 28 inches long.
He is crawling.. well an army crawl/flinging himself forward from his hands and knees combo. I'm sure regular crawling is right around the corner though! He still only has 2 teeth, but his two top ones are going to cut through any day now, which will bring the total to 4!
He is finally sleeping better (YAHOO!!) and had his first real sleep through the night this month! He usually gets up once during the night for a small bottle. His naps are generally longer as well, they've been about 45-90 minutes! Yay!!

7 month Loves:

Eating is his current favorite activity. We're doing a mix of purees and finger foods. I have no idea what his favorites are, hes just loving food in general. He hasn't tried anything that he doesn't like yet!

 Bouncing is another favorite. He loves his jolly jumper and the jumparoo.

 Hes finally discovered that Baxter is a living thing that moves, and he can't get enough of him! Bax has been so patient, I'm so proud of him! 

 We've been spending lots of days at the park lately now that the weather is so beautiful! He's loving the swings (and I promise even though there is snow, it was super warm out- no mittens required!)

 He's finally getting used to the backpack, which is awesome since we have a few great hikes planned for this summer!

He's also starting to get into books. Dada by Jimmy Fallon is his very favorite, he laughs so hard at the animal noises!

7 month Dislikes

Pretty much the only thing I can think of is if we don't share what we are eating with him! He gets really whiny and cries almost instantly... he totally gets that from me ;)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Mexico 2016

Last week we headed down to Mexico for my brothers wedding! It was Luke's first plane ride, and to be honest I was 100% terrified. The boy will only go to sleep in his car seat or in his own room, so I was sure it was going to be a rough go. The only thing that made me less nervous was that there was about 25 of us on the plane, so we had lots of help!
Uncle Jord taking a turn

The flight from Calgary to Cancun was about 5 hours, and Luke actually did pretty well. The plane wasn't full, so he could stretch out on the seat for a while and play with his toys.
It was also about 900 degrees on the plane, so he hung out in his diaper!

He only had 3 quick 20 min naps on the plane, so when we got into Cancun at 2:00 our time, he had only slept for an hour all together since 3:30 in the morning! Needless to say, he was a crabby little baby! 
Get me off this plane!!!
He slept for the entire long bus ride to the resort which awesome, he was much less cranky afterwards! 

We spent the first couple of days just hanging out at the resort, Luke went for his first swim! I guess the water must relaxed him, he just about fell asleep in the water every time he was in it.
Swimming with dad

Friday was wedding day, and it was awesome! The ceremony was in a gazebo on the water, and Chels looked gorgeous! My brother is quite the comedian, and kept everyone laughing throughout the ceremony. 

Luke had a really cute wedding outfit, but Will and I were both in the wedding party so my dad was taking care of him before the ceremony while we got ready... Needless to say, this is not what he was supposed to be wearing! 

I couldn't stop laughing at his swim trunks!
The reception was on the beach, and the food was amazing! 
I think almost everyone got up and told a story or made a little speech- I'm totally into the small wedding thing! They also had a cute little dance floor set up, which Eli was all over!
Eli dancing with Amma

 The rest of the trip was full of swimming, eating, and lots of stroller naps! Since Luke is not an awesome sleeper to begin with, we had lots of long nights, but lots of people were willing to hang out with him during the day so we could get a few cat naps in!
He loved having his feet up
Wheeling around with auntie Linds
Hanging with Brookey
Our last day!

The plane ride home went much smoother, he had some long naps and was much less cranky! 
Watching Eli play on the Ipad

It was a great trip, but I am so glad to be home and getting back into a routine!! He is finally adjusting to being back in his own bed, fingers crossed it's back to normal soon :)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mr Luke- 5 months

This happy little dude is 5 months old!

Luke got weighed at his shots appointment a few day before he turned 5 months he was weighing in at 17lbs 13oz. Still 27 inches long! We recently had to start putting him in 12 month pjs and onesies since his upper body is so long! he is juuuuust starting to fit into 6 month pants though. He's definitely built like my dad's side of the family- long upper body, short little legs!

Fifth month likes:
The boy loves chewing on EVERYTHING. His first two teeth came in, one on Christmas Eve, and one 3 days later.

Sophie the giraffe goes everywhere with us

He's finally figuring out how to actually bounce in the Jolly Jumper

He's just figured out that Baxter is alive, and loves to pet and grab at him. Baxter is finally warming up to him too :)

I let him suck on an apple slice once- bad call. He now gets so mad if I don't share, and has legit temper tantrums once it's all gone... the boy loves to eat!

Fifth Month Dislikes:

He still hates napping with a passion. If he isn't in his room or in his car seat, forget about it! Even when we are in his room, it is quite the production, it usually takes about 15-30 minutes of rocking and singing and shushing before he gives in and goes to sleep. I am reluctant to try sleep training, but this is getting a little ridiculous! He also only naps for 30 ish minutes at a time if we're lucky.
What do you mean nap time??

All that being said, he is the happiest, funniest, most content baby while he is awake. He hardly ever fusses, and when he does it's because it's time for a bottle and I'm not paying attention! He has the most hilarious facial expressions, and loves to have very long conversations (especially with Will)!

The last picture is of his new favorite face- we call it the fat kid grin!
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