Julia's on her second nap of the day. It's amazing - she's been falling into a morning nap schedule and it feels like every day gets just a little bit more predictable (except Tuesday, when she woke up at 4:30 AM and nursed and catnapped until 9:30). Now she gets up between 6:30 and 7:00, nurses, plays a little, then is back in her crib for a 30-minute nap around 8:00. Then we rinse and repeat for another 30-minute nap around 10:00. It feels so good to be on somewhat of a schedule!
But I don't want to spend too much of this precious nap time rambling on, so without further ado, here are photos:
|What is this magical thing?|
|I like it!|
|Looks pretty cozy, huh?|
|My fur-baby is pretty darn cute.|
She smiles all the time, but as soon as I hold up the camera, she goes, "Oh what is that?!" and gets all serious focusing on it, so it's tough to snap a smiley photo in time. But I'll just keep trying. :)
Oh yes, I almost forgot - call me crazy, but I’ve decided to register to run a half-marathon here in April. I’ve never run in a real, actual race before, but I’m really excited to give it a shot. My goal: simply to finish. I don’t care if I don’t run it all – in fact, I expect that I’ll be walking quite a bit – but I just want to do it. Finding time to train is going to be a little tough, but I think it’s do-able. I’m in better shape than I expected, just from walking the dog, so I need to ramp things up quickly but it’s not unrealistic. I’m going to try to get to the gym for runs twice a week, and do a long run on the weekend, and just keep up with walking on the off days. Once the weather gets a little nicer and I can take the babe out in the stroller, it’ll get a lot easier to get that training in. Wish me luck! I'll try to post progress here to keep me accountable and on track. :)