Walking for my Health!

Last Monday, 1 week ago, I decided to go for a walk pushing the baby in the stroller. It was about 9am, I had just gotten home from taking Sophie to school, the weather was beautiful and I walked around our entire neighborhood. It took me about 40 minutes but it was a nice walk and I came home sweaty and felt pretty good. Later that day, when I went to go pick up Sophie I decided to drive around our neighborhood and get an estimate on how far I had actually walked. Turns out I had walked 2.7 miles, roughly. I woke up Tuesday and decided to walk again, this happened on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well. By Friday I was feeling great, coming home drenched in sweat but the walk was nice, the weather was beautiful and Ryleigh was enjoying the fresh air and falling asleep in the stroller about halfway through the walk. This weekend was busy but I found time to fit my walk in and enjoyed the fresh air each evening. This morning I got up and did it all over again, got dressed for my walk, took Sophie to school and then as soon as I got home loaded Ryleigh into her stroller and away we went. I’ve exercised plenty before but never just because I wanted too. This time I am doing it for me (and my family, but mostly for me!). I am enjoying the quiet time and the feeling I get from doing something for myself! I have decided that I am going to track my food and exercise on MyFitnessPal.com and see how that goes but I am excited and will keep updating here!


Ryleigh’s 6th month









Sleeping: She goes to be around 8:30 each night, wake to nurse at midnight, 3, 5 and 7. After the 7 am nursing session she will sometimes go back to sleep but most often is up for the morning at this point. She usually takes a morning nap from 9:30-10:30/11 and then naps again around 1:30-3.


Eating: Ryleigh is still breastfeeding so well! She nurses about 6-8 times a day depending on how busy we are. She also eats fruit and veggie purée twice a day. She eats the Beech Nut organic foods. She also gets bits and pieces of my food sometimes too. She loves Gerber Puffs in Banana and Peach flavor.


Diapers: Daytime- Flip diapers, Away from home and night time- disposables Pampers Swaddlers Size 2


Other Random Stuff: On August 19, Ryleigh said “Mama” for the first time and now she says it ALL the time! And today she started rocking back and forth in her hands and knees, she’s been scooting for a couple weeks now but today was actually up off the ground!



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Obstacle Course Race

The kids ran an Obstacle Course Race this weekend and they LOVED IT!! Sophie finished first in her age group and Travis finished 3rd in his! They want to run more now!








First Days of School!

Travis’ 1st Day of Second Grade and Sophie’s 1st Day of Preschool!



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