Sunday I ran my first “official” race after welcoming Isabella. It was only a 5K but its a starting point. I haven’t gotten my results yet but I think I reached my goal. The race was sentimental to me because it marked Isabella’s 4 month birthday. Can you believe she is already 4 months? I was using to race as a training run for my half marathon in November. I signed up for the US Half Marathon in San Francisco on November 7th. I’m excited and terrified all at the same time. I know I can finish it but I’m worried that my physical endurance has dropped during my pregnancy. This is will my first half since completing the SF Nike’s Women Half Marathon back in Oct. I’m still planning to run my first full in April at the Nashville Rock N Roll Marathon.
In other news, Isabella is 4 months old. Seriously how did it go by so fast?! Today was her 4 month appointment. She is healthy and doing great. My little chunky monkey is 15.9lbs 24.7in and 41cm head circumference. Dr. Barbant is happy with her growth and development. I spoke to him regarding our unsuccessful attempt to have both children sleeping in the same room. I told him we were considering putting Caleb’s bedding in our room for a couple of weeks and were going to have Isabella “cry it out” in hopes she would get used to the crib. He told not to let her “cry it out” until she is 6 – 8 months and at this point feed her if she is hungry and suggested we keep her in the pack n play in our room for a few more months. I have to admit I was kind of relieved because I’m terrible at letting my kids cry it out. As a full time working mom I want all the time I spend with my kids to be full of smiles and giggles. Isabella is starting to roll over. She mostly just rolls to one side but occasionally she makes it all the way over. She is also starting to sit up on her own. After a minute or so she usually topples to the side but she is really trying. She even tries to sit up by herself. She is becoming more interactive with her toys and is starting to mimic us. She will blow bubbles at us and stick out her tongue. She is still talking all the time and its so cute. Enjoy it now right?! Her colic is getting better. We still have some trouble at night but its usually only for 30 – 45 minutes. Its so fun to watch her as she is learning through touching objects and watching us and Caleb.
In more unrelated news I have started reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I have heard a lot of rave reviews but I have found it to be rather slow. I’m hoping it will pick up more and I’m sure it will. I’ll let you know.