Pukefest 2013

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Good morning. Is it morning? Who am I? Where am I? Oh man. I’m so tired.


MomHTP has been in town, which – of course – has been fabulous. Henry absolutely adores Grandma because Grandma really, really loves to play and has seemingly endless energy and affection to offer. That’s why I love her, too!

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Recent Henry milestones:  He said, “Eat!” the other day when he was hungry; he can say slide, grape, horse, and walk, now, too.  Oh, and he’s figured out how to ride the horse at the park and actually enjoys bouncing back and forth.  And he can go down the big boy tunnel slide on his belly.


Yesterday, I woke up at 5:30 and squeezed in 6 miles before the rest of the family woke up.

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Don’t worry, I was wearing my much-beloved reflective vest and light-up hat (here’s my full review of both products).  I run on relatively busy roads so I’m less worried about personal safety than I am about getting wacked by a car.


My grand plan for yesterday’s workout was to do my 6 mile run in the morning and my 2700-yard swim when Henry took a nap – so I could maximize time I spent with everyone – but waking up so early to run backfired on me. I ended up napping when he napped.

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Except it was an insanely short Henry nap; he woke up screaming and was grumpy the rest of the afternoon.  Mom and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong… until he started to puke his little brains out at bedtime.  My boy was soooo sick.  I ended up sleeping on the floor of the nursery.  And that is why I can’t remember my name or feel my face this morning.


BUT – I think he’s feeling better.  And slowly but surely – with a lot of coffee – so am I.


Gluten-free Cinnamon Chip Bread (from Great Harvest) French Toast

Vanilla Greek Yogurt


Coconut-covered Cashews


My goal for today was to squeeze in that swim, but considering Henry’s state, I think childcare is a no-go.  So maybe I’ll hop on the bike… Lord knows that I can never have too much bike time!



  • Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change October 11, 2013, 10:46 am

    Oh no! I hope he starts to feel better – hard to see little ones sick because they don’t understand it quite yet. Sending happy thoughts your way to get a good workout in. =)

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun October 11, 2013, 10:46 am

    Poor Henry!! I am glad he is starting to feel better!

    You are doing a great job getting your training in as you can being a busy mom! You are awesome!

  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health October 11, 2013, 10:50 am

    Henry really is starting to look like a big boy! That broke my heart, hope he’s feeling better and you are too! Gotta love Grandmas 🙂

  • emily October 11, 2013, 11:08 am

    Yuck! I’m glad you guys are both starting to feel better.

  • Lindsay McAlester October 11, 2013, 11:12 am

    Bless his heart! You should use an air up mattress on nights like that. Before we had one, I would drag the mattress from our extra bedroom into the kids room. Momma needs her sleep! I hope you all feel better.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 11, 2013, 11:22 am

    Awww I hope Henry is feeling better! Poor guy

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs October 11, 2013, 11:55 am

    Awww, poor Henry! Hope he’s back to normal soon!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Taylor @ Single-tracked Mind October 11, 2013, 12:43 pm

    Poor Henry! I hope he feels better soon! Even if you can’t swim, at least you’re adapting with the bike!

  • Jessica R @ FromtheKitchentotheRoad October 11, 2013, 1:37 pm

    Poor little guy (and poor Mama!) I hope he is better soon!

  • Carin October 11, 2013, 3:31 pm

    Your mum has a great smile!
    Get well soon Henry – and get some rest C.

  • Ali October 11, 2013, 4:02 pm

    Call me crazy, but I love training in the morning before everyone gets up! I’m kid-free and have flexible work hours, but I always get up around 5 to train while the world’s a little quieter. It’s the best! Sorry about the sick babe–that’s gotta be rough.

  • anna October 11, 2013, 4:50 pm

    How many words would you guess Henry knows? Even unconventional words, like saying dodo for dog or something. Just curious.

    • Caitlin October 11, 2013, 5:00 pm

      hmm let me list:

      uh oh
      oh no
      animal sounds – meow, tweet, moo, woof, roar, etc
      belly button
      hello / hi
      bye bye

      That’s all I can think of now. He’s chatty!!!

      • anna October 11, 2013, 5:12 pm

        Way to go Henry! Sorry if this comment was random. I’m studying child language and have zero experience with children! Thanks!

        • Caitlin October 11, 2013, 5:12 pm

          I’m so proud. I think that is more chatty than normal at his age. I think the norm is like 10 words.

  • Runner Girl Eats October 11, 2013, 5:32 pm

    Eek! Hope he is feeling better soon! I don’t really have a safe road to run on nearby early (either too secluded to feel safe from kidnappers/etc or too busy and twisty to feel like a car wont roll over me)…but really wish I did!

  • Jaye October 11, 2013, 6:40 pm

    Where did you find coconut covered cashews? I loooove coconut!! I hope Henry is on the mend… poor wee pet.

    • Caitlin October 12, 2013, 8:49 am

      Trader Joe’s!

      • Jaye October 12, 2013, 11:02 am

        Thanks I wish we had those here!

  • Amber K October 11, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Hope Henry feels much better soon! It’s awful when kids get sick. 🙁

  • julie (etsy stalkers) October 11, 2013, 9:01 pm

    awwww…a sick baby is the worst. crossing my fingers you don’t get it.

  • Jen October 11, 2013, 9:21 pm

    Oh no! We were also struck with a nasty stomach but this morning! Yesterday, grumpy, this morning, repeated vomiting. I would say the bug is going around, but we live in NY! Lets hope it is just a 12-hour thing and none of the mamas, dadas (or grandmas) get it!

  • Alicia S October 12, 2013, 12:45 am

    Great work on adapting and managing to get different kinds of exercise in. I would have a hard time getting the motivation to get up so early in the morning. Anyway, I hope Henry feels better soon!

  • Sara October 12, 2013, 7:48 am

    Poor guy, hope he bounces back soon. It usually takes a few days for them to be back to eating and acting normal. My daughter seems to pick up a stomach bug ever year.

    As a preschool teacher, a child has to be vomit free for 24 hours before returning to any sort of child care, it is both for the child to recover and have a less stress immune system, and for the other children.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) October 15, 2013, 9:06 am

    I hope he feels better soon, and that you can get some rest!

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