May 2008


Cute-o-rama! Hey dada, I have a surprise for you...check my diaper!

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Wednesday I went for a run for the first time in about a year. Oh. the. pain. Ow, ow OOOWWWWEEE! I can’t believe it has been nine years since I ran the Chicago marathon. I was a size 8 and my stomach was flat. Now, just call me muffin top. On the positive side, I have lost about 30 pounds since I had Simone. But I still have about 35 to go to get to my goal weight, thanks to multiple rounds of IVF.

The last five years on the baby bandwagon felt like I was just going through the motions most of the time. I let a lot of things go. Now that Simone is here, it feels like a fog has been lifted in my life in general. Now that the fog is gone, I can see that my house is a mess. I have canned goods in my pantry that are five years old. Contrary to popular belief, just because it’s in a can does not mean it will last forever. It will probably take me all summer to purge all of the crap that I let pile up over the last five years. The junk man is gonna have a field day picking through our garbage.

In other news, my brother graduated from grad school last Saturday. He got a master’s in secondary education and he’ll be teaching math at a local high school in the fall. Smartypants. I’m very proud of him. Congrats, Bub. 🙂

My last day of work was Friday. I am officially a stay at home mom. I actually went back to work, gave my notice and worked for two weeks. It was bananas. I was so tired every day, I had to start pumping again and I missed spending my days with Simone. However, I did enjoy the lunches and shopping downtown during my last two weeks. 

So far it has been fine being at home. Simone is sleeping well at night and napping during the day. Today I managed to cook dinner and work on my spring cleaning in between caring for Simone. I feel a sense of relief since I quit my job. I really don’t know how my mother worked and cared for us all those years. Now she gets to enjoy being a new granny. 🙂

Simone & Granny