Going On

in Book a Week


We had days and days of downpours.  But yesterday, the sun came out to play!  Wahoo.  I spent last night on the deck with a big glass of wine and a few chocolate Easter eggs to celebrate.


Other things going on:


Work from home life = 11:55 AM on the left, 11:58 AM on the right and ready for a Google Hangout conference call.  I am still wearing pajamas on the bottom.  And I’m pretty sure I had baby poop on my arm. 


Guess who is making moves to crawl?


I can’t even believe it, but it’s true.  She’s at the stage where if I put her down and walk away, I’ll return a few minutes later to find she’s moved a few feet.  Guess I can’t put her down and walk away anymore!  Hah.  Henry could crawl at 5 months and 1 week, so I’m not terribly surprised she’s an early mover, too, but I was hoping the stationary phase would last a little longer…


What else?


Oh, I’ve developed a La Croix problem.  I guess it’s not really a problem because I’m more hydrated than ever.  Dang – these things are good.  How am I just discovering them now?


New tradition – throw one in the gym bag and enjoy in the hot tub!


My favorite flavor is, by far, Coconut. 


I’ve been eating well!  You know what is an awesome combo? Over-easy eggs on toast with tons and tons of pesto.


Here’s a mom-sized toddler meal that I had for dinner last night – tofu, mac and cheese, and peas.


It was gooood.


And, of course, lots of workouts.  I’m trying hard to keep up with boot camp AND Ironman April, which is challenging schedule-wise,


It’s also challenging with sleep – there are sooo many days that I would rather just lay on the couch, but I do feel like energy begets energy, and it’s worth putting in the effort.  But I am starting to feel SUPER sleep-deprived overall.  I hate to complain about sleep because pretty much every parent on the planet is sleep-deprived, but I always feel like the 4-month mark with a baby is rough because the nighttime disruptions have been going on for so, so, SO long. 


And last, but not least, here’s last week’s Book a Week.


Week 14: Lord of the Flies


This classic novel describes what happens when a group of British schoolboys crash on an island and are left to fend for themselves. You probably read this in high school (I did!).  I LOVED re-reading this book.  It’s really just as good the second time around, and somehow more painful and realistic to read as an adult. And the big plot point at the end is just as shocking and sad.  Sucks to your ass-mar! 


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.  One of those classic books that doesn’t feel like a slog to read.


This week’s book is At the Water’s Edge.  I’m about a day or two late on finishing it, but it’s so good!



  • Nancy April 22, 2015, 7:15 am

    I’m wondering when California is going to get some rain! It’s such a sin how bad the drought is here. I never really realized it until we moved here. Gah!

    Oooh I haven’t tried the Coconut La Croix before…sounds yum man.

  • Megan April 22, 2015, 7:37 am

    We “sleep trained” (really dislike that term, many negative associations) at 4 months, but just for falling asleep (ie, put her down awake at the right bedtime ((usually between 530-6)) after a short routine). She never had a night waking problem, only ever wakes to eat. We are also Weissbluth devotees (his son is our pediatrician, actually) and her sleep has been awesome since. Happy to share more details of the plan; but I know you are seasoned in this regard.

    • Caitlin April 22, 2015, 10:57 am

      We are going to sleep train next week. I am looking forward to it.

      • Megan April 23, 2015, 7:50 am

        Ha, yes, I bet! ! Only mamas who have done it and reaped the INCREDIBLE rewards (for the whole family!) can say that! 🙂
        So glad to hear it, looking forward to hearing how it goes! (Which will be great!)

  • Emily Lutz April 22, 2015, 7:40 am

    Ahh I was just researching ways to find La Croix cheapter online yesterday! I have gotten really into it the past few weeks, and realized I have literally stopped drinking pop! Coconut is my favorite right now too! I am going to plan a trip to Costco to see if they have bigger packs of it soon!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul April 22, 2015, 8:05 am

    Baby and kitty! What a cute pic!

  • Victoria April 22, 2015, 8:31 am

    My office has unlimited free LaCroix available. I’ll leave it to you to figure out my consumption level.

  • Kate @KateMovingForward April 22, 2015, 9:12 am

    I love La Croix too! The peach flavor is my favorite…I need to stock my fridge with them again! I love your reading suggestions; reading is something I love but always seems to fall by the wayside. Thanks for sharing your reading list!

  • Sharon T April 22, 2015, 9:52 am

    I hear you on the 4 month sleep deprivation. That’s about the time I would pump for the whole night and call in a grandma or dad for one night – and get a good 9 hours. Good luck, congrats on 2 trainings and 2 kids!

  • Katalina @ Peas and Peonies April 22, 2015, 10:02 am

    I am so over all the rain as well, we’ve been getting plenty in NYC.
    You are in trouble once Claire starts crawling lol 🙂
    never had La Croix, but I see it all over, must give it a try!

  • Melissa April 22, 2015, 5:39 pm

    Looks like an interesting book, I’m currently finishing up “Recipe for Disaster” by Stacey Ballis. It’s been a pretty good one, but is quite long (about 455 pages).

  • Tanya April 22, 2015, 7:38 pm

    Oh my gosh Coconut is my new favorite too! Started drinking it when we were in Florida last week and it was the perfect beach refresher! Oh and sleep…we are just at 3 months right now but I’m beginning to feel the downward spiral toward crazy-town! Must get sleep now!

  • Amy April 22, 2015, 9:42 pm

    I can’t comment on yesterday’s post, but can you tell me what sand you get for be sandbox? I’d appreciate any input from anyone :). I’m overwhelmed!

    • Caitlin April 23, 2015, 10:34 am

      Just play sand from Home Depot!

      • Amy April 23, 2015, 1:45 pm

        Ok that’s what I’m leaning toward. I just have to stop reading what people say about it! Thank you!

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