Our Weekend

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By popular demand, I’ve created that motivational private Facebook group mentioned in this post – here’s the link to Get Fit Blog Friends.  The idea was originally to have a place for everyone trying for a 5K to track their progress, but I think it would be more fun to open it up to EVERYONE, no matter what your fitness goal.  So whether you’re trying for a 5K or doing your 20th marathon or learning to swim or hoping to Zumba your way through 2015… come join us!


I hope it will be a fun place for motivation and encouragement.


Well – let’s see.  We concluded our Christmas vacation by spending a few more days in Florida.  It was relaxing and peaceful.  Wish we could’ve gone to the beach more!

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On the way home, we had some car trouble and found ourselves temporarily broken down in a Target parking lot. Henry spilled some cereal and we were immediately swarmed by birds – I freaked out!  Lots of birds scaaaare me.

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Once (finally!) home, we were greeted by my preferred kind of animal – the fuzzy kind!  Ferguson sure missed us (we have a cat sitter). 

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Don’t you just want to rub his belly? It’s so soft.


We settled back in, and then we immediately got to taking down the Christmas decorations.  We bought our tree SUPER early because we were afraid I’d go into labor before we could get a tree – so this one was totally dead by the beginning of January.  I’m on the lookout for discounted fake trees; I’m over post-real tree clean-up.  Anyone know any awesome sales?


I will be vacuuming up pine needles for the next six months.


Our living room looks very bare now – but I’ll admit that I kind of appreciate the post-tree tidyness.  More room for toys to take over every corner… Hah.


Also over the weekend – Claire turned one month old!  Can you believe it’s already been a month?!  I certainly can’t.  She’s starting to do all sorts of cool stuff, like hold up her head and turn her head towards sounds and move her eyes when you move your face.  Her hair is also getting even more spikey and adorable, especially after a bath.  She’s also gained a lot of weight, no longer fits in newborn-sized clothes, and has graduated to size one diapers!  My big girl.  <3


Her sleep at night still exhausts me – she’ll do a 1 – 2 hour period of unexplained crying every night, without fail.  But I know that could be worse.  Breastfeeding is going well; we’re doing a combination of actual breastfeeding and some pumped bottles.  It works for me (and her) so I’m happy!


And last – but not least – I’m headed towards my post-partum check-up.  I hope I get cleared to run!  And that I can find time to run!  Hah. 


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  • Amanda January 5, 2015, 10:21 am

    Fuzzy kitty belly is the best!

    Love Claire’s spiky hair. She’s adorable.

  • Courtney! January 5, 2015, 10:30 am

    I LOVE Facebook groups. Facebook is usually my go-to procrastination method and when I see everyone posting their workout, it usually guilts me the good way into doing my own 🙂

    We bought our tree from Target the day after Christmas a couple years ago. However, I think Craigslist would be the best place to find one now.

  • Katie sB January 5, 2015, 11:18 am

    Check out Target’s sales right now on fake trees. They have them over 50% off right now. We got a really nice one last year for cheap.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 5, 2015, 11:38 am

    Crossing my fingers that you get cleared to run! And I’m not usually afraid of birds, but I hate big flocks of them like that – I always think they’ll poop on me!

  • Lisa January 5, 2015, 11:40 am

    Gotta tell you that the Costco fake tress are ON POINT! The best i have seen. We are year 4 with our pre-lit artificial. They look SO real, and cannot beat the convenience. 100% worth the money!

  • Carolina John January 5, 2015, 12:13 pm

    Little Claire is soooooooo adorable! ah, all the cutes. Glad you had a fun time in Fl!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed January 5, 2015, 12:57 pm

    I love having a real tree but I am dreading taking it down! Packing away all the ornaments is my least favorite part though. Birds are creepy! Hope your appointment goes well 🙂

  • Sarah January 5, 2015, 1:55 pm

    Don’t take those little things for granted! We found out when my son was 5 weeks old he was profoundly Deaf. Now, at 1 year old, he has bilateral cochlear implants and I still almost cry every time he turns to his name – amazing!

    • Caitlin January 5, 2015, 3:00 pm

      <3 amazing! Thanks for the reminder.

  • Cassie January 5, 2015, 2:24 pm

    What a cutie!

  • Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy January 5, 2015, 2:24 pm

    Claire is adorable! Love those jammies 🙂

    My family is moving back to FL from Canada, can’t wait to get some sun again!

  • Kelli Peters January 5, 2015, 3:01 pm

    I am so happy breastfeeding is going well for you this time around! And Claire’s spiky hair is the best 🙂 Keep those adorable newborn pictures coming!

  • Bridget January 5, 2015, 6:15 pm

    Ack, flocks of birds just creep me out! On our honeymoon we went snorkeling and as soon as we hopped out of the boat, the guys on the boat threw pieces of bread so the fish would come up, but that also attracted a ton of birds. So I promptly had a mini panic attack and got back on the boat, where I drank some kind of rum punch and played cards with the boat captain while everyone else snorkeled 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Bring Back Delicious January 13, 2015, 9:27 am

    Look at all that hair! I guess our baby is a bald baby 🙂

    Your comment about the hour of unexplained crying made me cringe. Ours had “fussy hours” from ~6-10 PM every. single. night. for almost 6 weeks, then she snapped out of it (thank god). Hang in there!

    At my post-partum checkup, the doctor told me they say wait 6 weeks for x, y, and z but really that’s because that’s what they’re told to say. It’s fine to do things even 2 weeks earlier without harm (though I know there may be exceptions). I hope everything turns out well!

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