2018 second quarter review (one second a day)

Halfway through the year already! It’s time for a visual break with this short video. It’s my usual one second a day, which I’m doing better at remembering videos more often instead of pictures.

Videos are way more interesting right?

Some highlights:

  • The commonwealth games
  • Another 3 months of my baby’s development
  • Getting back into running again
  • A run of bad health (including one hospital visit for Luca and one for myself)
  • Entering an obstacle course race with some friends and family
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    Running, sleep and me time

    This week there’s been a shift in the air. I’m probably going to jinx it, but everything seems to be going well. I feel rested, energetic, motivated, and in love with my husband. My baby has given me a good sleep. My running training is on track.

    I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. I feel like “me”.

    There’s a big disclaimer here. It’s not that I hate my life or anything. It’s just been a really trying time for a while now. I still plan on writing about some of the more personal things, but we’ll come back to that later. [...]  read more

    The night time party battle

    Every night after the baby goes to sleep a battle rages within myself. I become giddy. I have two hands free and the time is my own. There’s so much I can do, and yet I don’t know where to start.

    So many choices, so little time. Most times, due to sheer indecision, I end up watching tv, drinking a warm drink and then going to bed. Such a waste.

    The night time routine

    The thing is, I love my child, right? And I have no regrets. Before he was born, I had a busy night time. I had my 52 list to tick away at, I could read a book, do crafts, go to the gym. Any number of things. I would come home and get stuck in. It was rare for my hubby and I to have “quiet nights”. [...]  read more

    Today I made a Retail Manager cry

    Now, before you go thinking I’m horrible, please bear with me.

    Today I went to a local cafe with friends. We had been craving some quality chocolate, and I loved the hot chocolates there. When we arrived I noticed there were a few dirty tables and assumed they’d been busy and hadn’t had a chance to clean up.

    We found a table in the far corner away from everyone else. We had one 2 year old and my 6 month old plus pram, and wanted to make sure we weren’t in the way. The table had some crumbs on it, but being a mother of a young one I had wipes. Mothers always have wipes. We cleaned the table down, sat down and decided what we wanted. [...]  read more

    Hoping for some wins

    I’m hoping for some big wins this week!

    Feeding to sleep

    I’m going to put my hand up and admit that I got Luca and myself into some bad habits. As a first time mum, I’ve had no idea what I was doing, just winging it (which I’ve been told is what every mum does). Coming out the tail end of the first 6 months (Luca letter pending) I can say that I’ve learned some lessons that I won’t repeat should we decide on a second child.

    Regarding naps, I looked for the easy way out when it came to getting Luca down for a sleep. He settled so easily when he was comfort sucking on the boob, so we went with that. [...]  read more