Resting is hard! 7 months

Resting is slowly killing me! Each day I'm just DYING to go to swim practice or meet up for a group run. I was really close to going swimming this morning but still have gunk in my throat/nose and ears so decided to be smart and not swim. It's been a week since I've been in the POOL!  I feel like I should be cleared up before I go in the water. I've been getting extra rest at night but when I wake up and just start the day instead of waking up, running or swimming and then starting the day - big difference! I feel like such a bum this week. I can't wait to get back into it. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering going to the group long run at a pace that is challenging for me (8min/mile) right now - tomorrow morning. Want to talk me out of it? I'm being pretty smart but dying, dying to get out there. I'm really hoping by Friday I'll get back in the pool and do a longish run on Saturday.

Kara turned 7 months yesterday. Wow. The second time around it is just flying. It is sad and I want it to slow down, while at the same time I know by 1 year I feel like things get much easier.   I'm all in on making the baby food and now that she hit 7 months there are a bunch of new things that she can try, so that makes it more fun. Here is her schedule as a second child with a short morning nap and long afternoon one (as a result of being #2)!

7 months old schedule (with an older toddler sibling)
bedtime routine starts at 6:30 pm - asleep between 6:30 & 7:30
pump at 5am
Wake up between 6:30 and 7:30  - nurse around 7/7:30
Breakfast 2 T cereal + 1-2 fruit cubes around 7:30/8
Naptime is around 8:30/9 for 30 minutes to 1 hour usually (longer if we stay home)
most days when out, second nap in the car on our way home for 30 minutes 11:30-12

nurse around noon, solids to follow (2 veggie/fruit cubes and/or yogurt)
Naptime between 12:45 and 2 usually for 2 to 3 hours
nurse at 4pm
Dinner at 5pm 2 T cereal + 1-2 veggie cube
6:30 bath-time, bottle around 6:45 and to bed by 7:30 latest
pump before bed


  1. ughh, just reading that makes me tired. i forgot how hard those days were. they didnt feel like it then, but thinking back it was HARD! i made baby food too and that was fun, but also time consuming. get some more rest, hope your back to normal soon!

  2. It's nice that, with your girl 2 months older then mine, I get a preview of what's coming =) I hope you feel better soon!

  3. I agree, resting IS hard - who knew?!?

    Kara is so pretty - she looks like a very contet baby. :)

  4. Baby kara is such a cutie!!! gahhh melt my heart!

  5. She's just so cute! Maybe this next time around I'll have a baby I can have in bed by 7:30. It's always been 9 to 9:30 for us.

  6. Oh Chari - 9 - 9.30!!!! Ouch - I'd be wrecked! Thanks for your comment - he is big now. That photo of Kara is gorgeous - how on earth did 7 months arrive! Keep resting or you may have to have another lay off and you'd like that even less!!!

    LOVE the banner pic - now that is joyful running!

  7. I can't believe your little girl is 7 months already. I feel like you just had her. Take care of yourself. I know it's hard. I am having the same issues with being 8 months pg and caring for a toddler. Take care.

  8. I'm not running right now and it's killing me too. I know I'll come back stronger and you have to keep reminding yourself of that! :)

    Kara is a doll!