Thursday, November 22, 2012

Poor Ruby

Will you just look at that sweet baby?  Unfortunately for her, she had a little accident...

And ended up in a cast:(  She took a tumble all the way down the stairs, we were so lucky nothing else happened to her!  She just doesn't have enough brains yet to know that if you try to scoot down the stairs, it will hurt.  Pearl feels terrible, she had taken her upstairs while I was cooking dinner and didn't close the gate.  There will be no more unauthorized baby movement around here.

Fortunately, it was a mild fracture, in fact, the pediatritian didn't even catch it, the radiologist found it and I got a call the next day.   

I get comments a lot.  It is the cutest little cast you've ever seen, if it wasn't so sad, it'd be something to smile about.  I made sure to take pictures while it's still cute, one week later and it's pretty gross.  We're counting down the days until it's gone (she has to have it for 5 weeks.)

I think the saddest part is that she's supposed to be working on standing and crawling... but her ankle hurts too, so I haven't been pushing it, we'll meet with the PT soon and get her advice.  Other than that, it doesn't seem to be holding her back much.  She's getting good at feeding with her left hand, she does her little scoot with a CLUNK CLUNK throughout the house, and finds that she can still do important things...

like single-handedly removing all of the pea gravel from the playground (Maryann, remember how that was Sidon's favorite thing to do?) and playing with her grandpa.

How we love this sweet, good natured little girl!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Second Half Marathon

I did my second half marathon yesterday.  It was really fun.  No really, I mean it.  It was raining, I had stayed up too late the night before seeing the twilight movie with Tami and Mara, it was FREEZING cold, but I still had a great time.  I think it's partially becuase it was my second half, I wasn't so worried about it, I knew what to expect.  But mostly, it was fun because I ran with my friend Kate. 

Let me tell you about Kate.  We met in the back row of our Speech Pathology/Audiology classess junior year.  Turns out she was the very best kind of friend to have, always there for you, super smart, took REALLY good notes, and she's sneaky.  She's all quiet and sweet, if you didn't know her, you wouldn't expect her to be such an overachiever... but she is.  When you're not looking, she'll just quietly graduate head of the class, get a doctorate, meet her lifetime weight watchers goal, run her first half marathon faster than you... see... sneaky.  

I was actually really happy to run with her... she runs a 9 minute mile.  I didn't think I could run that fast... but I did with Kate!  And you know what, I did just fine!  I didn't pass out or anything:)  At about mile 5 I had to stop to go to the bathroom (of course) but I caught up a bit and ended up finishing a few minutes behind her.  

This means I shaved a full 26 minutes off of my last race time.  That's a lot, in case you're wondering.  I can now do a half marathon in 2 hours and 14 minutes!  Boo-yah!!!!  It was actually easier that way... I thought I would get too tired, but the miles seemed to go a lot faster and my body was glad to be done half an hour before expected:)

See?  Doesn't that sound fun?  Now that I know I can run so fast (fast enough to be in the top half of the finishers my age:) my next goal is to do a 10 K in under an hour.  We'll see....