I'm Nikki. I love God and my Jeremy and my sweet baby Ryland everyone else, too.
I'm 5'6". I used to weigh ~170 pounds, then I was 140something for a while. I've also been around 130 and even below that. I'm not really focusing on all that right now. Now I just want to be healthy enough to be the best mom for Ryland.
I'll talk about my weight ups and down and running, but that's not what will make me better. I'm working to love myself better, treat myself better, and be a better Christian and wife. Expect to see a lot of posts about my son Ryland.
If you want, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ryland is so amazing. I forgot to mention his stats on Thursday- he was 18 1/2 inches long and weighed 7 lbs.
During the night, he only wakes up when he needs feeding or changing, and then goes right back to sleep. While on our “babymoon,” Jeremy and I are taking turns in the night, so we each only have to get up 2 or 3 times.
It still looks like we won’t be able to take him home until Tuesday, and Jeremy will have to drive back on Monday because that’s his last vacation day. My dad is coming down that day because my mom’s school is being all weird about letting her use her personal days, even considering the family leave act. Basically, she would have a job when she came back… somewhere in the county.
Our friends got us this onesie the day they found out we were adopting. My 8 1/2 month pregnant friend drove to the store to pick up this and a pack of newborn diapers.
Jeremy is gone and my dad is here.
The adoption agency said that Alabama just got our paperwork today, so it’s now doubtful that we’ll get to go home until Wednesday. :(
I called and set up an appointment with Ryland’s future pediatrician. I’ve been making so many phone calls throughout this process and have had very little phone anxiety. Major win.
My dad has to work from the hotel room most of the day tomorrow, so I may borrow his car and go somewhere for a little run. I’ve been very impressed with the number of runners I’ve seen every time Jeremy and I have gone anywhere.
I did a tiny workout today between laying Ryland down and my dad getting here: 15 dresser push ups, 15 v-ups, 20 squats, 15 side plank raises (each side), and wheelbarrow pose and camel pose to help stretch out my aching back. The one thing I wasn’t prepared for was the back pain. It’s really only when I lie down, though.
Ryland is waking now, so I need to go take care of him now.
Yesterday my dad said he’d watch Ryland so I could run. Even though I’ve seen lots of runners, including solo women, the road our hotel is on is a bit too busy for my comfort, especially since the sidewalk is on the other side of the road. I looked at the map we had for parks, and found one only a couple miles from our hotel that said it had “hiking” trails.
Since I’m running on less sleep than usual (probably around 6 hours, so not too bad) and haven’t run in a week, wasn’t expecting a whole lot. I think my garmin was having trouble under the trees because at times it said I was running at a 11:xx pace, and I know I was faster than that, but that’s fine. The temp was nice but the humidity was crazy, not that I expected to get a break from that down here.
Hey, negative(ish) splits.
Also, flat enough, Florida?
Some things I saw during my run that I went back to photograph:
This tree was where I started my run. Pretty cool start:
umm, does that mean…
oh, it does mean that. (I didn’t see any, thank God.)