Nick

Kara

8.06.2009

6 months !!


I can't believe Nick is 6 months old. Really - where did the time go? Seeing this, I feel like he is going to be going to college in the blink of an eye. Yes, I'm being a little dramatic!
This is scary though, how fast time goes! I want to spend every single minute with the little guy!

So - I kind of slacked off and stopped counting calories. I just don't have the time or don't want to make it. I'm reading all of these food blogs and thinking, they seem to be eating tons of healthy food and doing fine, so I'll just make sure I eat well. Heather let me know about this eat-clean diet which is really a lifestyle change, and mainly just eating good with other details like eating a lean protein and every 3 hours...I have to check into it more but the recipes on the site look great and it looks like something I can do. This calorie counting business is not for me right now. I used to be able to be psycho and drill sargeant-ish, but there are more important things - like Nick... so I'll deal with the weight by trying to eat as best as I can!

I rented the book Super Baby Foods from the library - this goes hand in hand with the Eat-Clean diet. Nick can eat clean too! Best foods for Nick and he can eat what we eat! I'm excited. I have to say, the book is huge and a little overwhelming! Nick has had avocado, banana, apples, pears, prunes, sweet potatoes. Today I bought peaches, nectarines and mango. And I bought millet. We had it for dinner - I plan to make some super porridge for Nick! What are your favorite foods to make, moms?

I seriously just can't get into running right now. I don't know how I will get in my long run this weekend, I'm already not motivated for it, as I am going to be at the shore. I'm heading to the shore the next 2 weekends. Normally I would do my long run before I go down but running on the treadmill isn't happening. In fact, I'm boycotting it for a while. I think my mileage is going to go way down... but I kind of need some time off. Maybe the shore atmosphere will get me into running long - but I doubt it. Anyone going to be down in Ocean City (NJ) and wants to go for a long run? I'm excited for fall weather and running. Sorry for my Debbie Downer running attitude!

WRIGHTSOCKS - have you tried them yet? I'm participating in a Runners Lounge challenge and seriously these socks are awesome. I can't say enough about them. I ALWAYS get blisters running down the shore but not with the WrightSocks - double blister technology. Definitely check them out if you are in the market for socks :)

17 comments:

  1. Happy 6 months to little Nick!

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  2. Happy 6 months to Nicolas!

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  3. Happy 6 months lil nicky!

    Maybe a break from running is just what you need? Take the weekend off and enjoy the shore. Rest and relax.

    :) :) :)

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  4. Sounds like time off is what you need. And staying off the treadmill seems smart if you aren't feeling the running.

    Happy 6 month to Nathan!

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  5. Happy 6th months! I LOVED super baby food. I didn't follow it exactly but did sneak in the kale into his morning cereal for a long time. He didn't fuss....sometimes i did sweeten it a bit with a little maple syrup. I'm lucky because my little guy ate a whole lot of everything and isn't a picky eater. I would always look at some of the labels of the jars in the store and just replicate it. Not sure if you're going to feed him meat while he's a baby but that is where it does get a bit harder because it's always easy just mixing fruit and veggies together...with some different spices. Tofu makes a great finger food, though!

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  6. Glad you got the book! Yes, it's big and full of good info... I'm still reading it in pieces every month. :)

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  7. Happy 6 months to little guy! I'm still counting calories (in a kind of casual way...I'm keeping track, but just mostly in my head), but I definitely need to aim towards cleaner eating. It just makes sense.

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  8. Happy 1/2 Birthday Nick! :)

    I LOVE Wrightsocks. They're the best.

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  9. Happy half birthday, Nick! It looks like his eyes are going to stay that beautiful blue color.

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  10. I think it's great that you're feeding clean foods to Nick. We need more healthy kids in this world!!

    I'm struggling w/ my runs, too. Getting them in, but they are hard. I just struggled through my 10 miler, it wasn't pretty. Hopefully the shore gets you in the mood. It's always nice to run on the boardwalk.

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  11. Happy Birthday little (soon to be big!) Nick - he's looking so cute!!

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  12. Definitely shouldn't push yourself to do ANYTHING that you don't want to do, including calorie counting and running! They are only healthy things when you ENJOY it. I've found that calorie counting is not for me either... and part of learning more about trusting myself and my body is stopping that and just listening. Do whatever you WANT girl, you deserve to be happy!

    Congrats to your little boy Nick! Yay, that's super exciting! They sure do grow fast... but believe me you still have plenty of time before college! (:
    xo,
    Keri
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    http://operationbreakingglass.wordpress.com

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  13. He should seriously be a baby model...cutest little boy EVER!!!

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  14. Happy 6th months to your little guy, he's a cutie!

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  15. Happy half birthday! I love my half birthday. My regular birthday falls near the holidays, so my mom always made a huge deal out of my half.

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  16. The next 6 months will even go by faster! My little guy will be 1 year old in 9 days :-(
    I've been following Dr. Sears book when it comes to introducing solids. Just in the last two weeks he's started to eat pretty much whatever we're eating though. Gave him kiwi the other day, he loved it.
    Hear you about the running, I think it's the heat. I look forward to the fall when runs become easier again.

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  17. You MUST check out weelicious.com
    It has all kinds of wholesome recipes for all ages.

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