Rio and I can not stop laughing…Been a long time since I’ve watched this.
Rio is expecting a brother or sister on January 1, 2014 (or sometime around then).
I’m starting to emerge from the very dark hole that severe morning sickness has plagued me with over the last couple months. After a trip to the E.R. for fluids I can say I’m starting to feel less like a zombie and more like a human again.
Approaching 13 weeks, I’m super excited to exit the 1st trimester which has proven to be a nightmare time for me. With continual vomiting and worry of dehydration it has been a time of exploration in the finding the perfect healthful balance.
It certainly has proven to be difficult with a toddler to chase after and thankfully the grandparents have been troopers in helping out as often as possible.
I’ve continued my running regimen; one of the few things that has kept me sane during the last several months. Before finding out I was pregnant I was training for a marathon (June/July running date), but had to step back a bit because of the constant morning sickness. I’ve managed to stay on top of the running somewhat and now have plans for a 1/2 Marathon in August.
I think it will be a good test of my fitness as well as be an awesome marker for the 1/2 way point in my pregnancy.
Training is going well. I have to run with a lot of nourishment these days so the dorky runner’s hip belt is now a must for carrying electrolytes and snacks.
I ran 8 miles last weekend and will do 10 miles this coming Sunday. Once I succeed at the 10 I see no reason why the 13 Miles wouldn’t be an easily attainable goal.
I’ve been running with Rio which actually makes the long runs seems even easier (only one baby to carry on those days). Pushing the stroller has proven to be a true endurance and strength workout as Rio continues to grow and get heavier. My times have slowed as expected, but I continue to have endurance and stamina.
Update to come in a week or two.
Health wise, I’ve lost weight due to the severe vomiting and I’ve resorted to late night snacking to help with the early morning fatigue and sickness.
Kicking off the second trimester with a trip to NYC for Rio’s Birthday. Excited to find some nice running routes while I’m there!!
Whew, I’ve been on a long hiatus from posting photos and info about our ‘not so little’ bundle of joy.
Between helping to get our Solar website and advertising primed for a busy 2013 and managing local clean up activities I’ve hardly found time to talk about little Rio. It is a shame because so much has happened since he turned one.
Wow, that seems so long ago.
We’ve certainly had our ups and downs in the last several months, but in the end I picture a beaming New Year with a lot of fun and excitement to boot.
Rio has changed so much since my last post. He is a full on adventure junkie and continues to amaze me with his development.
We’ve entered the talking phase. It seems each day he surprises me with new words. Most recently he has begun saying the following:
boot, shoe, bama (for obama - yes he knows the president. anytime he sees him on tv he points and says bama), baby, hat, pig and so many more.
I’m especially proud of his appreciation for music and not just any music. Our precious baby is following in the Johnson footsteps..He loves the blues.
I think we might have an exceptional guitar player on our hands one day. Thank goodness, as I have never taken the time to learn to play myself and it would be nice to have some musical talent in the family.
With the ski season heating up I’ve been searching high and low for tiny ski boots. Would love it if we could get our little guy out on the slopes before the end of the season. I’m working on it.
Hopefully it won’t be so long before my next post.
Until next time….
Ahhh. Its been a while. Over last few months (since my last post) we have been busy readying ourselves for the approaching day of reackoning (Rio’s 1st Birthday). A day in which I will most likely reflect, cry, reflect and cry some more.
The past year has been a whirlwind of excitement for our little family. Never before would I have thought it was possible to accomplish so much in a year - until I saw what Rio has accomplished.
In what seems like no time at all you have grown and flourished into a little toddler. You are inquisitive beyond belief and you seek out adventures everyday (even if only on a very micro ‘baby’ level).
You have had amazing opportunities: Riding a horse, petting a goat, camping, climbing mountains and gazing upon oceans.
If year one is a precursor to what is to come, I expect your mama and papa are in for a wild ride of magnificent proportions.
You have grown and expanded your knowledge of the world around you. You’ve grasped the concept of talking on the phone and are ever so close to walking on your own (if only you didn’t enjoy the comforts of crawling so much).
We’ve been lucky to participate in your ‘big’ adventure.
In honor of your 1st birthday I wrote down the details of the day you were born. This account is not for the faint of heart. If any of my readers are not comfortable with the unedited beauty of birth please read no further. This account is special to me and sacred to the very core of who I am.
July 7, 2011 was a beautiful day for which I will always remember with the greatest joy.