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checking in

Hello! I’ve missed you. We’ve had some amazingly beautiful days here in Nashville over the past week!

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And some nice nights, too. I’ve been awake at all hours with the little one. I used to brag about being an early bird, but now I have officially earned a Night Owl badge from Audible! Listening to audio books and music has been one of my go-to tactics for staying awake while nursing in the wee morning hours.

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My mom skills are getting better and better though, and I’ve had enough energy to squeeze in stroller walks on most days. I have a doctor’s appointment coming up and am hoping to get the all-clear to run again soon. In the meantime, walking has helped keep me active and somewhat sane!

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Look Mom, no hands :)

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I’ve even strapped on my Garmin a few times to keep detailed stats on Alice’s mileage. She’ll be smashing Strava records in no time.

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I could keep the stroller photos coming, but I think three is enough for one post. Here’s some street furniture for a change! Lovely old rug rolling around Benjamin Street if you are interested.

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If you can’t tell already, life with a four-week old doesn’t extend much farther than a two-mile radius from my rocking chair. Luckily there is a brewery located just down the street! Anthony and I mustered up the courage to venture out the other evening with baby in tow. I even changed out of my sweatpants for the occasion. (Side note, it’s been awesome to wear non-maternity clothes again. Like I inherited a whole new wardrobe!)

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On the food front, we’re still enjoying lots of gifted meals from friends and family which has been a huge blessing because I have zero time to chop a vegetable or peel a piece of fruit. Here’s what breakfast looks like when your mom moves in for the week:

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I didn’t eat deli meat during my pregnancy and have been on a major sandwich kick since we left the hospital. You can call me the cold cut queen.

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The secret ingredient to the perfect sandwich = crusty bread. Luckily it only takes 30 minutes or less of hands-on work to make a fresh loaf in the bread machine :)

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Thank you all for your comments on the past few posts, by the way! I’ll be sure to pop back in soon to chat more about post-labor recovery, what’s coming up on the running front, and life in general. I can hear nap time coming to a close as I type this sentence, so I’m hitting publish now. See you soon!

One thought on “checking in

  1. Super impressive that you ventured out with a newborn! That bread looks delicious. Look forward to hearing about your post-labor recovery and getting back into running…when your body is ready of course :) Meanwhile, enjoy nesting with your little one!