Tuesday, February 27, 2018

80 Day Obsession Week 4

Week 4 was the end of phase 1. I already wrote about the phase results but here are my workouts for the week.

My workout earlier. Then I shoveled for 55 minutes.

Workout today while Miles napped and it was so weird not to have to look out for him. 51 minutes in the books. All 30 push-ups on my toes. With time lapse it looks like 3!

Since I felt strong and my goal is decline push-ups I decided to do some even though I had 2 upper body workouts today
I did 5!
While I did them I kept feeling like I did not go down far enough but looking it’s not that bad.
Normal speed video is almost as long for 5 push-ups as my time lapse 51 min workout 😂😂
Since I did some decline push-ups I decided to dig out this old picture. I had asked Ella if she was going to do a decline push-up and she did this! 

Instead of watching the Cardio Flow Video I just did the exercises since Dave was watching TV.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

80 Day Obsession Week 3

I'm behind at posting about my week each week. Adding videos to blogger is just not what it used to be.

 This is what happens when you try to workout around Ella.
I was eating green beans out of a bowl with my fingers and Miles joined in. After a minute he went over and got a fork. I guess he’s more civilized than I am.

Time lapse sure makes it like I only did 2 of each exercise. I assure you I did 10. I did all push-ups on my toes!

I did my workout during nap time earlier. I bought new collars for my barbell so now I can lift some heavier weights for a few things. My knees cracked a lot on Buddha squats.
Last week I showed improvement on my left leg balance for the single leg good mornings. Well my right leg was worse. Now my right leg has caught up to the left. See the improvement. Screen shot was difficult to take last week from a time lapse so it might have been slightly better. Time lapse is rough!

I modified inchworms so I didn’t hurt my back again. And it helped. No back pain. My core and shoulders sure worked.

Pikes are really hard. I'm not very good but have been working and am getting better.

Many workout programs are only 3 weeks long so this could have been the end!


Miles was up early so we were doing dishes early. It's more like I try really hard to wash some dishes and Miles tries really hard to slop.
 He was hugging the little doggy.

He stacked up pillows to relax on them like Daddy normally does. 

Miles was getting very frustrated but then he figured it out and carried all 3 balloons himself. 
Ella didn't have preschool so I did learning with her. 

 Ella said, "Mommy take my picture."

Miles woke up. I stopped my workout to go up and get him. I did not look on the monitor again before going in. I walk in and he sure looks like he's trying to go back to sleep. I try to leave again after talking to him and him wanting to go back to sleep. But then when I actually left, he wanted me. So I guess I should have double checked on the monitor. 
He didn't want his diaper changed. 
I heated up some chicken nuggets for the kids. I'm shocked how well they ate and how they shared a chair AND how similar in height they look when sitting. 

Miles found some ponytail holders so he was trying to play fetch with Poly but he's still learning how to actually do that. 

 Miles found the Santa hat and wanted to wear it. Then later Ella stole it from him and she wore it.
We ate at McD's for dinner. It was late so we had to be quick since we were also going to Giant Eagle. 
Miles ate pretty well for awhile then he flipped all the chicken nuggets in the ketchup. 

At Giant Eagle, Miles wanted the leftover burger.   He ate a bunch then he mangled the bun so Dave took the bun and he ate the entire burger.

It was late when we got home, so he got to bed late. 

After getting him to bed, I came downstairs to get Ella to bed and see her on the ottoman using Dave's phone. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Decline Push-ups Video Comparison

I made a little comparison video. 9 years ago I had Dave record myself doing decline push-ups. I realized from that video they my form was crap. I worked on it. I had babies and had to work on it again. I’m back to working on it. I can do 20 now. 9 years ago I easily did 30 with crap form. My goal is to get to 30 with good form!

Current video is from February 22, 2018. Old video was August 2009.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2.20.18 Park Video

After preschool we went to the park for a few hours.

2.20.18 Zoo Video

Miles and I went to the zoo Tuesday morning. I didn't capture the best things on video but here are a few. He said turtle right before I started recording but then didn't say it again. He also said fish right before another video.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Miles 17 Months Update

  • Weight: 27 lb 7 oz  - 91st percentile  
  • Height: 35.5" - 99.9th percentile 
  • Head Circumference: 50.2 cm - 98.9th percentile
  • Weight/Length Percentile: 37% 
  • Diapers: Size 4
  • Clothing: 18 pants. 18 mo or 2 T T-shirts.  2T-3T socks 
  • Shoe Size: 7
  • Teeth: 16
(stats using WHO)

Miles wakes up between 7:30 and 8:30.  Then he takes 1 nap a day. It’s mostly near 12:30. Sometimes it's a little later. He naps 1-2.5 hours daily. We start bedtime at 7:30 PM. He goes to sleep so well and even if he ever wakes up and cries for a second, he puts himself back to sleep.

Miles snacks in the morning upstairs while we are getting Ella ready or has breakfast in the car.  He eats a bigger meal at some point before nap.  He likes to eat right after nap. Then we get Ella and they snack in the car on the way home. They start dinner or snack immediately after getting home. The kids eat while I cook. Then they mostly don’t eat the actual dinner. He’s in his high chair most of the time we are eating. He has some dessert too. Then it’s almost bedtime.  He has a yogurt or yogurt smoothie before going up to bed.
Sample Schedule:
Start bedtime routine pretty close to 7:30.  Routine is Benadryl, diaper change, put him in his scratch sleeves and sleep sack. Put on some ointments but most of the time I don't put on any. Then I read books to him. We read 7 or more every night (and before every nap.) He has some favorites. I leave one arm out of the scratch sleeves so he can turn pages and lift flaps. He takes a book to the crib with him.  He always goes into the crib into the corner with his head on the pillow. I cover him with his 2 afghans and the fleece blanket. Then I turn on his night light elephant and he holds his book. He falls asleep within minutes. He sleeps all night. If I happen to hear him make noise in the night he goes back to sleep himself.  He wakes up anywhere between 7:30 and 8:30 for the day.  Get Ella ready for school, drop Ella off, and he has a snack in the car. Sometimes he falls asleep on the way home and other times he doesn't nap until 2.
11 lunch
12:30 nap routine starts - We transitioned from nursing to book reading. We read about 6 books before nap and he goes into his crib awake.
1-3 nap
eat, play, hangout, get Ella, eat, play
then 7:30 bedtime routine again

He gets Benadryl before bed at night and before nap.

Special Moments:
On January 11, Miles climbed up on gray couch all by himself. He stood on scale before bath then peed!
On January 12, there was no nursing before bed. I asked if he wanted books or nursing and he chose books. I was going to have that be the last time we nurse so looks like we were done without realizing.
On January 13, Miles blew his nose when I held a Kleenex up.
On January 16, Super long nap. I had to wake him to get Ella.
On January 17, Miles had a fever. He was so cranky. I actually nursed! I guess we weren't done forever.
On January 18, Miles is still sick but medicine helps. New word past few days: cook
On January 20, Miles wanted to eat. So I try offering him cereal or cereal bars. He wasn’t having any of that and tells me to cook.
On January 21, Miles dragged the step stool in the kitchen to climb up on it. Later he fell off couch. Bit tongue. Bloody
On January 22, he's still sick and miserable. Walking into preschool this morning he face planted on the sidewalk. He only scraped himself a little.
On January 23, I noted that the past couple days he learned the new thing of being held and flailing back and arching his back. And almost killing my back
On January 25, he turned on the stove. He threw laptop down stairs to landing.
On January 26, he opened and turned on the fan for cooktop.  He threw wipes packages over to foyer. His first time drinking from water fountain.
On January 27, I walked into living room to Ella and Miles were sitting at the picnic table beside each other playing.
On January 28, Miles did not have a nap because I forgot to put him down. We were busy out shopping then played outside as soon as we got home.
On January 30, he woke up saying "da da da da" so Then Dave went in and got him. He spilt lemonade. Then he went and got a dish towel from drawer and cleaned it up.
On January 31, I took Miles to indoor play place. First time without Ella. He was pretty shy at first and then warmed up and played.
On February 3, he mostly climbed up in the high chair. Just noticed that he has 4 new teeth!
On February 4, at 11:47 PM he woke up and cried and back to sleep himself.
On February 5, I realize Miles has been running the past few days.
On February 6, Miles can kick a ball.
On February 7, he painted his own nails for the first time. Ella painted his toenails first time too.
On February 8, Dave put Miles to bed while I was at PT. It was his first time. He read him 2 books. (He doesn’t read more even though I read 7.)
On February 10, Miles said he wanted to sit on potty. He did and peed. But he had on diaper and pants. He was 34 inches tall standing. He had no nap! We were at my parents and he just didn't nap.

He can climb up on the couches that were a little higher and he couldn't climb on them last month.
He's learned even more body parts.
He started running.
He will sign water, more, all done, milk, and eat.   He doesn't nurse anymore and doesn't drink milk so he doesn't really sign for milk anymore.  He said many words one time but not really again. He has repeated animal names when playing peek-a-boo barn. He's said a lot of things one time like straw but then hasn't said these things enough for me to remember them to count them below. 

New Words
boon (balloon)

Still Saying
Sock  (Sa)
Caa (Clock)
Ba (ball)

Other Tidbits:
He loves to shovel.
He loves books.
He loves to slop in the kitchen sink.
He likes to climb up on everything.
He likes to be independent.
He likes to walk around.
He likes to be held on my left hip.
He likes to eat!
He likes to run over and try to hug Daddy.
He likes to play.
He likes Ella! He misses her when she's at school.
He likes Benadryl.
He likes to help give himself Benadryl and even suck the medicine out of the syringe.
He likes to try to get anything that he should not have.
He likes to play outside.
He likes to ride the horsey.
He loves clocks and always points them out.
He likes to climb the stairs.
He likes to go down the stairs on his butt.

He doesn't like baths.
He doesn't like to sleep anywhere but his crib or his carseat.
He doesn't like anyone but Pap-Pap to feed him with a spoon/fork. (He has to feed himself otherwise.)
He doesn't like attention from people he doesn't know.

Fun Facts
Longest time sleeping: 13 hours 54 minutes  (increase)
Days with a sleep greater than 5 hours: 31  
Days with a sleep greater than 6 hours: 31  
(According to the internet sleeping through the night is considered sleeping 5-6 straight hours.)
Days with sleep greater than 8 hours: 31  
Diapers used (from February 1-10): 4 per day 
Time spent nursing (from February 1-10): 0:00 per day  
Time spent sleeping (from February1-10): 13:34 per day (increase)  
Doctor Visits: 0
Illnesses: 2

Favorite Toys
kid chair

Favorite Songs
If You're Happy and You Know it...
Old MacDonald had a farm.

Favorite Books
Brown Bear Brown Bear
Panda Bear Panda Bear
It's Pajama Time
Dear Zoo
the little Paw Patrol books. 
Pretty much all books

Favorite Foods
any sort of meat
yogurt (strawberry banana is probably his favorite but he eats a few) (3-5/day)
yogurt smoothies
fruit snacks

Random Tidbits
He's way more of a trouble maker this month.  He pours Poly's water bowl into her food bowl or vice versa. Or he just dumps them out everywhere. Sometimes when he knows he's doing something wrong he runs to the corner and continues doing it. 

Miles Loves Books (Feb 2018)

Miles loves books. Since we stopped nursing, he's gotten a lot more books read to him.  I'd say on average I read 7 books before nap and 7 books before going to sleep at night.  Then we read a couple books throughout the day.  He also picks up books and sits and "reads" them himself.  I will notice he's awake in his crib in the morning sitting up reading.  At night he falls asleep most of the time hugging his books.  Sometimes he reads in the car. I say sometimes because I don't always give him a book for the car.

I skimmed my pictures the past 2 weeks and didn't find any selfies I took when I read to him before he goes to sleep. I know I've taken some. 

On February 16, I went in after nap. I heard him on the baby monitor but I hadn't looked and I walked in to him reading his book!