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Weekend Recap

January 27, 2013

So, that was the last weekend of January guys!

I kicked off the weekend Friday with a great workout.

I used the 35# bar for the snatch. I haven’t tested my 1RM yet and actually haven’t worked on that lift in a long time so I needed some practice time.

I thought the WOD was going to be killer since upper body is not my strong point but I didn’t find it too bad. To be honest, I need to use a lighter band for my pullups since the one I was using was too easy. I used the 45# bar for the press and finished in 7 minutes flat.

Later that afternoon Cassandra and I went for a walk since the weather was so nice. I really need to get out for more walks when the weather is nice.

Saturday Cassandra and I decided we would take the boys to Calgary to visit a friend and see his new place. I was a little nervous about travelling with two babies but we survived! We had a nice visit in between the feeding and changing.


It was such a nice day that we decided to walk to a nearby Subway to grab some lunch.  The walk ended up taking longer than anticipated but it felt so good to get some fresh air.

When I got back, Big L and I went to State and Main for dinner. I wanted to go before I started Whole 30. I had Chorizo Sausage Lasagna finished with milk and cookies for dessert. Best dessert idea EVER. So yummy.

The best part about the day was that Liam slept so well and went to bed with no screaming. I hoped that maybe his phase was over but wondered if it was just the busy day and extra long naps that helped.

(I’m a horrible blogger and never remember to take photos of anything aside from my kid, apparently.)

Today was spent at brunch with the crew, our Sunday tradition, grocery shopping and meal prepping for some paleo meals. Big L made dinner and we had a friend join us for a visit. Things with Little L went back to screamy phase. I now think that it’s a sleep issue at home. He has a hard time going down for a nap and doesn’t sleep very long. Any tips?

Tomorrow marks the start of Layne’s new work schedule and my Whole 30 challenge. A lot of changes! Layne will be home in the mornings now, starting work at lunch time and getting off around 10pm. This should actually make my Whole 30 challenge a bit easier since I won’t have to cook for him also (he doesn’t eat breakfast). I’m also hoping that he can get up with Liam in the mornings so I can grab some extra sleep. We shall see how all this new change goes, wish us luck!

What did you get up to this weekend? 

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    January 27, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Sounds like a pretty good weekend- busy!!

    Audrey went through a similar phase. I think she was so used to sleeping on the go (either in the car, stroller, swing) that when we were home she wouldn’t sleep unless I held her or did one of the above. It was exhausting for me since I couldn’t be out all the time or walk for hours on end so she would have a long nap! I finally did sleep training at 4-5 months for her naps at home in the crib. I read SleepEasy which talks about routine and helping your baby learn to fall asleep without those aids. She caught on to falling asleep in her crib fairly quickly and would nap for at least an hour at a time. Way better than before when she would wake after 20 min! Her problem has alway been staying asleep at night though.

    The big thing is routine- I always feed her before nap, then diaper change, sleep sack, read a story and then put her down in her crib. It’s also important to pick up on their sleepy cues before they get over tired.

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      January 27, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Nicole. Liam was in a really good routine before all of this and I knew exactly when he was tired and what would put him to sleep. Although it was only 20-30 minutes at a time also, but it worked and he slept good at night too! Will be working more on getting him to put himself to sleep now. Even though anytime we put him in his crib while he’s still awake he starts giggling and babbling and acting like he wants to play…

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    Tami L
    January 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    He probably slept well because he was out in all the crisp fresh air. My kids always slept better when we went for a walk. Tried to take them out as much as I could. I would dress them up really well and put them in their sleigh and away we would go.

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    January 28, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    first of all chorizo is amazing, but in a lasagna!!? i couldn’t imagine. yummmmmmy!

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      January 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      So so good. If you do Mud Hero we can go there!

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