Monday, August 11, 2014

This and That in Bullets

Life is crazy.  We seem to have a million things going on and I can't seem to form anything into a good solid post, so I will just fill you in with bullet points.


  • We finished our first set of parent/tot swim lessons.  The Aquatic Center that we go to has a big slide that they let the parents take their babies down at the end of the last class.  Each baby got a life jacket and the pool is only 4 foot deep at the end of the slide.  We were very nervous, but decided we needed to get over it.  It was more about conquering our own fear than what the babies would get out of it since they are too young to really enjoy it.  Ayden and Rylee were the youngest in the class. Tony took Ayden down and I took Rylee.  Whelp, Rylee got her first dunking and let's just say she didn't like it.  Mommy lost her footing.  I did my best to hold her up out of the water.  She didn't go completely under, just her eyes.  Her hair was still dry!  She survived.
  • The babies each got a report card for the completion of the class.  We were disappointed they didn't get promoted to the next level.  Just kidding!
  • We had so much fun taking swim lessons and having something to do together as a family, that we signed up for the next session.  Ayden and Rylee aren't the only babies this time!  In fact, they aren't even the youngest.  Our twin friends are also taking the class and there is also another 6 month baby boy.
  • I guess I did have enough on the swim topic to write a full post.  Oh well.
  • Rylee has a dermatology appointment this Thursday up at OHSU.  Her bottom is doing pretty good. We did have a few days of diaper rash that started to bleed and I was afraid it was going to turn into more, but it didn't, thank goodness.  Her hemangiomas are doing good.  I imagine that they are just going to increase the dosage of her propanolol.
  • In just less than two weeks I will be running the Hood to Coast.  I'm nervous.  My body hurts. There's been something going on with my feet that make it painful to walk a lot of the time.  I should really go to the doctor, but I'm going to wait until after the race.  I've also been battling pain in my achilles on both feet and last week I strained my calf.  I've been trying to ice and I stretch some, but not near as much as I should.  My longest run has been 4.8 miles when I did an 8k race last Sunday.  The shortest of the 3 legs I will be running for H2C is 4.92 and my total mileage will be 16.44.  Did I mention how nervous I am?  Our team doesn't run to actually compete with other teams.  We are all about just doing it and having fun, but I at LEAST want to be able to do my part without making another teammate have to run my legs in addition to theirs.  As long as I can stay injury free (or at least not worse than I am right now), I should be able to do it.  I just won't be able to walk the next day.
  • I will be dropping off the babies for daycare on Friday morning of H2C at 6:45am and won't be home until Saturday evening.  That Saturday also happens to be their 8 month birthday!  I really, really hope that I can get home early enough to see them, but I'm not sure that will happen.  It's almost a 3 hour drive home from Seaside, where the race ends.  It will be interesting to see how much I miss them.
  • What will also be interesting is how Tony does with the babies overnight by himself.  I'm fairly certain he will get very little sleep.  He is a very sound sleeper and he is afraid he won't hear them if they cry and need something.  Sunday should be really interesting with me exhausted and not able to move and Tony sleep deprived.  Oy....
  • Apparently I could have done another whole post about Hood to Coast.  Oh well, you got it in bullet points :)
  • We got a bunch of diapers, wipes, and formula donated to us.  And when I say a bunch, I mean boxes.  Big boxes.  Multiple big boxes.  I am forever grateful that we have still yet to buy more than just a few packages of diapers.  We haven't had to buy ANY wipes yet and I'm not sure we ever will have to with the stockpile we have!
  • It's supposed to be 100* here today.  It was 97* yesterday.  It doesn't get that hot here in Oregon very often.  We only have a portable air conditioning unit in our bedroom.  That helps to keep the back bedrooms cool, but it doesn't do much for the rest of the house.  We aren't sweltering here yet, but we will see... It's not even noon yet.
  • Have I mentioned that Ayden has his first tooth?  It actually broke through a few weeks ago.  I can't remember if I mentioned it in a previous post.  He's now working on his second bottom front tooth and been a very grumpy boy lately.  The tooth sure is cute though!
  • Nap time around here hasn't been going very well lately.  One or both of the babies seem to only be able to sleep for about 30-40 minutes at a time.  I leave them alone for quite awhile to see if they will go back to sleep.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Like right now.  Ayden has been roaming around in his crib for the last 25 minutes.  And now he is finally crying, so it looks like this post is done.  This makes for very grumpy babies sometimes.  I'd love to have them both go back to the 3 hour morning naps they were taking up till last week.

16 comments:

  1. Yay for swim classes and a tooth and eight month babies!

    Good luck on your run! I hope you body cooperates.

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    1. Thank you! I hope my body cooperates too!

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  2. Good luck on H2C! I'm not sure I would be able to do that because I would get so sore inbetween my runs, but I guess you could nap/stretch and be fine. If your team isn't out to win then I would say walk if you need to during your legs- I'm sure that your teammates would rather that than run your legs! Let us know how it goes!

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    1. Yeah, usually there is not much time after your run to stretch because we have to jump back in the van and hurry to the next exchange point to swap runners. There's a lot of sitting in between. And I always have a VERY difficult time napping, but not for lack of trying! It's pretty much 30 hours of no sleep. Why did I sign up for this again??? lol

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  3. Oh, I love seeing that you have posted something and this was full of updates!!! I'm so glad that you had fun at the swim lessons, Rylee will never remember being dunked by her Mother, LOL!!!! and that you have friends going to be there during the next session!! How fun is that?!!!!
    BEST WISHES with the H2C!!! Take care of yourself and have loads of fun.
    Try to stay cool, sleep and can't wait to see those babies! Love and Hugs, Aunt D

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    1. It's a lot of fun to have other babies in the pool with us this time! The others in the class are between one and two years old, already walking.

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  4. First of all, I think you are so awesome for doing the race! I get what you're saying about Tony having the kiddos overnight but he will probably be on high alert without knowing it! It will be good for him to do that. I am cracking up at you half dunking Rylee- I'm sure you were more traumatized when all was said and done. I can't wait to see a pic of that tiny tooth! I bet it's cute!

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    1. Oh I have no doubt Tony will be on high alert. That's why he won't get any sleep himself! lol I was pretty traumatized by the dunking, haha!

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  5. We did swim lessons to and liked them. My husband decided he was good after one session though, lol. Sounds like you guys have been busy!

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    1. It's been fun doing the swim lessons and the babies seem to really like being in the water!

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  6. Oh wow, good luck with the H2C! I've never done anything like that. To be honest it sounds way too hard! You will feel proud of yourself when you complete it.

    Good luck to Tony for his night of solo parenting.

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    1. H2C is pretty challenging, but it is also a lot of fun and it does feel great when you finish!

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  7. Sounds like things are going great!

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    1. They really are going pretty good, thank you :) Hope things are going good in your neck of the woods as well!

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  8. So exciting that you're doing the Hood to Coast! It's been on my to do list for a long time. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I'm SO impressed that you haven't had to buy ANY wipes yet! Amazing!

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