MORNING!! Today's post is from Andrew and I hope you like it! me too posted yesterday (not posted Sunday in a while!) also in case you want to catch up.
Happy Monday everyone !! One of the only reasons I know what day it is right now is because it says it at the top of my computer screen. Janae requested that I let you know what my experience of having a new baby was like in our lifetime, so I thought there was no better way than to write a list for all of you.
Here are 14 glimpses into the life of the newborn !!
1- I would have liked to do arm measurements before and after Beck. I think I hold it 90% of the time in my left arm and I'm starting to think it's bigger than my right.
2 - No matter how prepared you THINK you are, you are not. Just roll with the punches and plan a few sporadic targeted runs and not come home unless you have the right thing….
3 - Choosing a name is a very stressful situation. You have to get two people to agree on the baby's name for the rest of his life, the family has to approve or not and / or you change the name two days before his arrival. So beyond Beck's name, it suits him well.
4- Sometimes, it is important to run errands in little adventures to get the other little ones out of the house to give mom and baby time to rest.
5- This is my designated chair Beck and Dad. This is where the magic happens. What magic you say ... When I hold him like that, he actually sleeps without trying to find, and cries disapprovingly when he can't find a food source on my body.
6- This one is very related to n ° 5, with all the time spent between dad and son in the magic chair, I need to indoctrinate him with the most important things in life. #harrypottermoviemarathonsforlife
7- Sneak into workouts when you can, even if it's time to put the kids to sleep. It's bedtime, but everyone's happier being in a cold garage and watching dad workout than being in bed having to sleep.
8 - It was supposed to be a photo of all of us shopping together. I only had 3 of the 4 kids, but found myself trying to keep everyone alive at Costco more important than thinking about the picture and sure enough I forgot two important things on the list that I wrote. Yes - I actually wrote my list by hand and forgot again. Does anyone still make the paper shopping list ??
9- Covid has definitely put a damper on the number of people who can visit, so FaceTime has been a lifeline. But it's also been nice that people call first to speak to Skye / Brooke / Knox to let them know that they miss them first and that they are not left behind with all the new changes. Cover Note - I need to find a giant unicorn for Skye's birthday now… please let me know where to get one.
10- When the two-year-old asks for calm, you know that there have been noisy changes in the house. Skye reminds us every day that we all need to take a break and have some quiet time.
11- The subject of our texts has become 98% Beck and children. Yes, my battery level represents my energy level at the moment.
12- We really need a bigger bed… I think I'm leaning on the bedside table.
13- I can't imagine being pregnant, especially in the 9th month of everything. The closest thing I can relate to is Thanksgiving night after my 5th X 100 dinner. We all survived by giving mom space and comfort - no touch hahah. Now that the baby is out, I was reminded that I can hold my wife's hand again.
14- Joking aside, I'm so happy to add another little guy to our family. I am delighted to have Beck in our life. I'm already anticipating the problems we're all going to have with all the crazy things we're going to do.
Thank you for letting me wander a bit !! Hope you all have a fantastic day. Stay safe and do something for yourself and someone else today !!!
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What's the funniest thing you've done because you didn't get enough sleep?
-I pretend I fell asleep while walking. It was when I was in high school: I got up early to train, I went to school, I trained football, I worked 6 hours, I did my homework and I stayed late with my cousin and the last thing I remember was walking to my room. My dad found me lying in the hallway asleep in the middle of the night and told me to go to bed. I don't know if it's possible but it seemed to me that I had done it.
What have you done or are doing today for someone else?
If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from running, it can feel intimidating to get out there and hit the pavement. But if you get familiar with some basic information about course and follow a beginner’s schedule, you’ll be well on your way to starting a new course habit.
At your visit, share your course plan and goals with your doctor and have him/her assess your plan and any potential health issues. If you have had any previous injuries or issues, make sure your doctor is aware of them, and ask if he or she has any suggestions on how to prevent a recurrence.
Visit a specialty running store to get professionnel advice on buying the right course shoes. An professionnel at the store will look at your feet, watch you run, and make recommendations based on your foot type and course style. If you already have running shoes that you like, but you’ve had them for a while, you may still need to get new ones. Running in worn-out running shoes can also lead to injury. You should replace them every 300 to 400 miles.
Beyond course shoes, you don’t need much more than some comfortable exercise clothes to get started. If you’re running outdoors, make sure you follow some basic tips for how to dress for hot weather running and cold weather course, so you stay safe and comfortable.
As your endurance improves and you start running longer, you may want to invest in some technical fabric course clothes and other basic course gear, such as a running belt, good running socks, and a running hat. Some runners also like to have a course watch to track their times and distances.
Before you get started with course, get familiar with how to do the run/walk method. Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the endurance or fitness to run for extended periods of time. The run/walk method involves course for a bermuda segment and then taking a walk break. As you continue with a run/walk program, the goal is to extend the amount of time you’re course and reduce your walking time. Of course, some runners find walk breaks to be so beneficial that they continue taking them even as their endurance and fitness improves.
Before you start any running workout, though, you need to make sure you warm up properly. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start working soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. Start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. You can also do some warm-up exercises. Always end your workout with a slow five-minute jog or walk to cool down. The cool-down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.
Use your breathing as your guide when running. You should be able to carry on a conversation while running, and your breathing shouldn’t be heavy. Don’t worry about your pace per mile—if you can pass the ' talk test ' and speak in complete sentences without gasping for air, then you’re moving at the right speed.
Make sure you’re breathing in through your nose and mouth, and breathing out through your mouth. Proper breathing and taking deep belly breaths will help you avoid annoying side stitches, or cramps in the abdomen area.
Drink water at the end of your workouts to rehydrate. If it’s hot and humid, you should also drink some water ( about four to six ounces ) halfway through your workouts.
Post-run is a great time to stretch and work on improving your flexibility because your zones musculaires will be warmed up. It’s also a relaxing way to end a workout. Try some of these stretches that target particular areas that frequently get tight during and after course.