- Get woken up by a toddler around 6:30 a.m.
- Feed the baby
- Feed the toddler
- Put on ocean noise, to help the baby drift back into sleep
I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, a lot. When we were praying diligently for the Lord to grant us the gift of a baby, I knew He heard us and I knew He would give us what was best for our family.
I didn’t know the Lord had 3 babies and that He would give them to us over the span of 32 months. That’s right, in 32 months my husband and I welcomed our three beautiful girls into the world.
This week our baby girl will turn 5 months. My sweet little Belle is growing up faster than I can believe, and I’m struggling to cope.
There, I said it.
At four months my pediatrician gave the green light to start solids. I must have made a face, because he quickly said “if you want”.
If I want?
Although she is ready, I was not. I was not ready to start the journey of independence with my last baby, yet.
But, it’s time.
It’s time to pull out the food processor and embrace the baby food stage.
It’s time to soak in her sweet yummy infant smell and embrace the new smells that come with starting food.
|At the Grand Opening!|
In late 2016, Zoo Miami opened their newest exhibit Florida: Mission Everglades and it is stunning! This exhibit brings families as close as you can safely get to the animals and creates some of the most exciting experiences. Where else can you slide through an Otters tank, crawl under a crocodile and feel like you are inside a bear cave all in one exhibit?
- Slide down the otter slide!
- Crawl through the Crocodile Tank
This is is SO much fun, we’ve gotten up close with the crocodile a few times with this activity!
- Go see the Bears
Last January my husband and I ran our hometown race and fell in love with it. We just LOVED everything, the vibe on the course, the pineapple treat before mile 11, the beautiful Miami weather.
2016 was an amazing race!
Read the Recap of 2016 here.
So, the day after we ran the 2016 race, we registered for 2017! We had no idea 2016 had so many big changes for us.
- 1. Third Baby
- 2. New Job
- 3. Move back to Miami
Um… Yeah… shortly after we registered for the 2017 Miami Famous Half Marathon we found out we were expecting baby number three, and I was going to have to run the race at just a few months postpartum.
Baby girl was born in late September and since I was the new mom of three girls under the age of three, I really took my time to get back into fitness. A decision I do not for one moment regret. I ran a few miles here and there from November until the race, but focused on my core and general fitness during the month of January through the 21 day fix.
When the half marathon weekend came, I was so nervous. I knew I could do it but,… I just wasn’t sure how well. My goal was just to finish. So, how did I do? Well,… I finished.
My finish time was 3:05:43, it wasn’t the worst i’d ever done and to be honest, I was quite proud of myself to doing that well under the circumstances. I was undertrained, and miserable in the cold rain, but I stuck to my run / walk intervals and got it done.
I am now a 10 time half marathoner!