On Saturday I went for a non-Garmin 2-mile walk. It was gorgeous outside and I felt great. That took all of 37 minutes. On Sunday, because Chasen was under the weather (don't even ask... but he lost 8 pounds in one day...) Isaac and I went out together in his stroller for the first time since probably November. That time I walked the first mile and then ran/walked the second mile at 1:1. Again, no pain! Today we did an exact repeat of that. Hooray! I know the distances are short, but I am thrilled to be pain free.
So last week my friend E and I went to check out a group called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). They meet at a church and provide childcare -- for two hours and fifteen minutes! I don't recall the last time I had 2:15 without Isaac. It was lovely. I had a teeny bit of apprehension of leaving him in their nursery, but only because it was his first time there. He is a champ at our home nursery, so I figured he'd be fine. Look what they did to him:
The "little old ladies" put his name on his back with tape. HA!
I must say, he looks so much like me here. And he's hiding his remote beneath the oven.
Here is Isaac at our very first date together. He was an angel. I'd go for a second date!
After our lovely date, just as we were about to leave, he proceeded to throw up all over the place. Oh the joy of motherhood!
My child is addicted to me, I tell you. We are joined at the hip these days. He wouldn't even let Chasen rock him back to sleep tonight when he woke up screaming (darn teeth!) As soon as Chasen left the room and I took over, he calmed right down. As Chasen says "Mommy is the best, and Daddy is just the rest." Ha! So true...
I would love to somehow get a little break, but I don't know how. I get little mini-breaks every now and again (like the church nursery or "girls night out") but that's about it. The good news is that I have about 26 more weeks until Mother's Day Out starts and I will get 10 solid hours per week to myself. Whoo hoo!