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Week in Review

Going into this week I knew it would be busy, but I didn’t realize how emotionally taxing everything would be. Don’t you guys find that everything usually happens all at once? Which is good in that we can get things over with in one fell swoop but bad in that it nearly pushes us over the edge.

Brought to you by Meghan of Clean Eats Fast Feets, here is this week’s week in review!

I have been trying to get Callum’s hair cut for months now but he freaks out each time I bring him into the salon. Once in a while I’ll get him into the chair but as soon as he figures out what’s about to go down, he comes unglued. Like, he’s terrified. So Andrew decided that he would try to take him this time and Callum didn’t cry once! We decided to just use clippers all over his head because if we started taking too long giving him a style, he could bolt and then we’d end up with half a hair cut. It’s a bit short, but I love how we can see his cute little face now!

I did a longer run while Andrew had Callum, which was so nice, and then I got a tonne of stuff done in preparation for the busy week. I pre-made dinners, cleaned the house, topped up all the laundry and generally just did as much as I could so that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed in the following days. HA. Right.

I woke up super early on Wednesday to get my run in before the day got cray. I went to the gym to use their treadmill otherwise I’d be having bathroom issues outside with nowhere to go. I have a treadmill in the garage but Callum would wake up and come into the garage and cry for me if he knew I was in there. After I was done on the gym treadmill I walked over and grabbed the cleaning spray and some paper towel and started to clean what I thought was the treadmill I had been using for the past hour and a half but the old guys on the bikes behind me told me I was cleaning the treadmill beside the one I had been using. I must have been really out of it!

After the gym, I showered, made cookies, made lunches for the next day, got Callum’s breakfast together, snacks arranged, and then my mom came over at 9:30 to watch him so I could take Jake to get his wisdom teeth out. It went well, but the days following have been pretty difficult for him! After the wisdom teeth stuff, Andrew, Callum and I went to my obstetrician appointment. The detailed scan came back great, and my doctor is happy with how the baby and I are doing! I picked up Katie and Freddy from Jason’s, fed everyone dinner, and then baked banana oatmeal muffins, boiled some cauliflower to put into the freezer for smoothies, baked bacon-wrapped medjool dates (super yummy!) and pretty much just kept moving until I crashed into bed at around 10:30.

Thursday wasn’t as hectic, but for what it was lacking in appointments, made up for with emotional kid drama. On Thursday night I slept from 10pm until midnight and then didn’t get back to sleep until 4am until Callum woke up at 6am. Friday was ugly from start to finish. The only reason I don’t have stress diarrhea is because of the iron in my prenatal vitamins. Seriously.

Callum’s been having some sympathy tooth pains for Jake. It’s pretty cute.

Saturday was kinda dumb. Jake’s mouth started to settle a bit and his anxiety with it. Kylah and Ethan went back to their mom’s on Friday night and Jason picked up Freddy and Katie on Saturday afternoon. Callum ran out to Jason’s van in his underwear and asked him for a high-five. It was pretty cute. The house got quiet, and although I had a lump in my throat, I kinda just felt dead and empty like I had just run a 50-miler without eating anything. Andrew came home from work and we took Callum to a restaraunt down the street for dinner except Callum didn’t want to sit still, so I had to stand outside with him while Andrew got our food packed up. We brought it home but kinda lost our appetites. After Callum went to bed, Andrew and I talked on the couch and made plans to make Sunday a day where we fill our tanks back up. We divided it up into sections: a) what we need, b) what we want, and c) what we wish for. It’s a pretty cool thing to practice doing each day, actually, and not just on those super stressful empty days/weeks.

I love this photo of Callum because it shows just how relaxed and content he is! And yes, duh, I am aware that he’s 3 and still drinks warm milk from a bottle. That and his stuffed doggy bring him so much comfort in a world filled with chaos and noise that I feel like choosing my battles and letting this one slide.

I had people criticizing me for breastfeeding Katie past 2, so, you can’t win.

Sunday was a bit better than Saturday. Andrew had another open house and my sister Tracey announced that she’s coming over to play with Callum and I was not to argue about it. I ran in the morning and then when she got here I started having cramps and Braxton Hicks, so I just sat still and iced my hamstring and did some writing. It was only an hour, but it felt really good. Tracey’s amazing. By the time Andrew got home, we were both just so worn out that we ended up picking up bacon cheeseburgers and chicken strips and eating that for dinner. Callum fought bedtime a bit, and then we had some more drama go down, so we spent yet another night dealing with all of it. Can we go back to Arizona now?

So much happened last week that I have to cut this short and carry over some things into another post for later on!

Have you ever accidentally cleaned the wrong machine at the gym?

Have you ever tried bacon-wrapped dates?

When is your next vacation?

How do you deal with stress?





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  • meredith (The Cookie ChRUNicles May 8, 2017, 10:32 am

    ugh, I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled when I was 16. it was not fun at all! not a pretty process. I hope he is feeling better and that you guys have a great week ahead.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:34 pm

      Thanks Meredith! Yeah, it hasn’t been fun, but at least it’s done and over with. We go back tomorrow for his follow-up appointment and hopefully everything will look great.

  • Ana May 8, 2017, 10:46 am

    I hate it when people get all judgy when it comes to somebody else’s children. Or when the comparisons start to roll in!! ugh! When my son was little, I tried to sleep train him, but the 2 hours of both of us crying wasn’t worth it.

    I don’t know if the emptiness is the same for you, but when I drop off my son to his Dad’s I always need 1 hour to align myself again. Our apartment goes from crazy cartoon sounds and my son’s voice, to being eerily quiet. This is why I run right after dropping him off, because I can’t stand that quietness right after.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:34 pm

      YES. Most divorced people who I know have really struggled with the days when their kids go to the other parent’s house. It throws us off balance. TOTALLY. I think it’s great that you’re self aware and it’s really wise that you decided to choose that time to run and decompress. So smart.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home May 8, 2017, 11:02 am

    My oldest needs his wisdom teeth out but he won’t even go to the dentist, so there’s that…
    Callum’s hair is cute! We used to buzz the boys when they were little.
    I”m zipping my lips about that bottle in bed…you know what I do for a living, right?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:33 pm

      Dangggggg I forgot about that.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 8, 2017, 11:54 am

    You do whatever you need to do for your kids; screw other peoples’ judgement. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I wish I could send you some energy and peaceful vibes. I know those weeks well, and they really suck the life outta ya. The good news is you’re bound for a good one soon. It’s the see-saw of karma right. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:32 pm

      Yes! The see-saw of karma! You’re right. 🙂 Thanks Meghan!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run May 8, 2017, 1:41 pm

    I’m glad you made time to refill your tank on Sunday. That’s what I did this weekend. I was so tired and honestly just downright depressed on Sunday. I hope it goes away. Whenever I read your blog I get hungry because I know you are pregnant and hungry so I am just picturing being hungry and eating lots of food!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:32 pm

      Ya when I read your blog post this morning I totally felt it when you talked about being depressed on Sunday. I’m very rarely like that, and I don’t think you’re that way too often either, so it’s interesting how we felt the same way on the same day. I hope it goes away too.

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run May 8, 2017, 5:36 pm

        Yup, we’re definitely not normally like that. Maybe that makes it easier to just ride out… Like, okay, this hardly every happens, so just suck it up and eat some cheese curls and tomorrow will be better.

  • Helly on the Run May 8, 2017, 1:53 pm

    I’d love it if you came back to Arizona 😀

    Def looked like you had a busy week! But dang, pre-made dinners? That is impressive!!!

    You are just amazing and such a super mom–in all aspects of mom-ing. <3

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 8, 2017, 2:31 pm

      I really need a cape. And a pleather catsuit.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe May 8, 2017, 5:30 pm

    Stuff bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese, and then tell other people to stuff it. Opinions are like assholes: everybody’s got them, and usually they stink and are full of wrinkles.
    I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently. You do what you know is best for you, your kids, your family, your body, YOUR MIND. I love you!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 9, 2017, 7:14 am

      OHHHH GOAT CHEESE!!!!! Excellent idea.

  • Jamie@TheMomGene May 8, 2017, 6:21 pm

    I had a wisdom tooth come in 2 weeks before my wedding ? Right after the he honeymoon Jody had to take me to get it out. I puked Oreo cookie ice cream all over him after. That’s love. I’m going to start talking through our time like you and Andrew. I love how intentional you two are.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 9, 2017, 7:14 am

      Oreo ice cream puke sounds like the best possible puke, but it still shows how much Jody loves you. <3

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile May 9, 2017, 1:48 am

    I remember having my wisdom teeth out in high school. I didnt think it was too bad but I think I just got lucky because everyone else I knew thought it was awful.
    Callum’s hair looks adorable!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 9, 2017, 7:09 am

      I think it’s different for everyone. I know that it triggered anxiety in Jake because he’s wired like me, and that stuff always seems to happen to us. He’s feeling better though.

  • Gretchen May 9, 2017, 5:24 am

    When it rains it pours eh? I hope this week is better for you. I used to LOVE bacon or proscuitto wrapped dates (or melon), so I kind of miss that now to be honest! The blend of savory and sweet is great and their textures are just amazing together.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 9, 2017, 7:09 am

      Yes! Sweet and savoury. At first my kids were like ewwww this is…. and then as they kept chewing they were like… ohhhh!! These are good!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes May 9, 2017, 8:45 am

    Wisdom teeth surgery is rough! I had mine removed in high school and was out for a few days. I’ve never actually had bacon wrapped dates but they sound good!

  • Agness of Fit Travelling May 22, 2017, 3:42 pm

    It seems like you had a challenging week, Suzy! I still don’t have my wisdom tooth 😀

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 22, 2017, 7:26 pm

      It’s funny how some people never get their wisdom teeth. I have mine, but they’re HUGE.

  • San May 23, 2017, 2:45 pm

    I just came back from “vacation” (a visit back home) and I already need another vacation… that’s how it goes, right? 🙂 Also I miss everybody.

    Sounds like you were busy… but Callum’s haircut looks adorable.

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