Saturday, August 09, 2008

Target, 2 miles & 3 weeks...

I did it, my first time going somewhere with all 3 kids.  It was Target, of course.  I had just a few things to get & was determined to give it a go, and it worked.  The popcorn helped to keep Cami busy, the crackers kept Caylee happy & having Caleb in the bejorn let him sleep.  It was a quick, but tiring trip & we all survived!  Now, the grocery store...or maybe not!  Who can come babysit? ;-)

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With Cami starting preschool this coming Wednesday I have been trying to figure out a schedule for us.  Of course part of that was packing all 3 kiddos up to take Cami to school & then do it again a few hours later to pick her up too.  I had a "brilliant" idea, the school is about 1.4 miles away, why not walk?  Now I just needed to know for sure how long it would take to make this journey.  So yesterday I put the girls in my jogging stroller & loaded Caleb into the bejorn & off we went.  It wasn't bad, just over a half hour & that included 2 water breaks, stopping for the dropped shoe & retrieving the dropped blankie (into the gutter, ick!).  The bonus was being able to see Cam & show off the kids to all the adoring "fans" at his school.  But now for the walk home...why, again, did I decide this was a good idea?  What, is it like 90+ degrees out?  OK Jess, you can do it, just keep going.  Maybe Cami will want to get out of the stroller and walk?  No fat chance!  Her response, "it's too hot to walk Mommy". LOL  We all made it home, literally dripping with sweat!  But what did I learn, trying to walk nearly 3 miles after no exercise for 3 plus weeks, only a handful of hours for sleep for the last 3 weeks, still recovering from major abdominal surgery, & pushing a double stroller & carrying the baby, IT WAS A BIT MUCH!  I'll give myself a few more days & try another, shorter walk.  And for now, I'll drive Cami to school.

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Yesterday our Boo turned 3 weeks old & finally had a check-up with his dr.  Caleb is doing great, he now weights 10lbs 12ozs & is 21 1/2" long.  Praise the Lord!  Here are a few pics of our bubba from the last 2 weeks.  (On the bummer side of things, our camera has been sent in for repair so no new pictures!)





9 comments:

Erica said...

Wow - he is getting so big! I know how challenging it can be to work a schedule around babies! I can't believe Cami is going to school - how fun for her!

Mel said...

So fun to see the new baby. I can't believe you tried that walk to the school already--you are ambitious! Maybe after school starts you can find another mom to carpool with so you won't have to drive to the school twice each day.

Megan said...

He is so big already! And so cute. My first outing with 3 was also to Target. :) And you are a little crazy to be walking 3 miles already! That will be fun in a few months when it's not quite so hot.

Lindsey said...

oh my goodness girl, I cannot believe you walked THAT far in THAT heat!! What a trooper!! There is no way I could have done that so soon after my c-section! I will say it again, what a trooper!! Your little man is so cute!!

Leah said...

Girlfriend you amaze and inspire me!! Give yourself a break though, you did just have surgery!! :)

Caleb is such a cutie! When will we skype!!?? Love you!

carrie*postma said...

you are so ambitious! I don't think I left the house after the twins were born for like 2 months (at least by myself). Your an inspiration!

:corinne: said...

Great pics Jess! Gosh I can't believe how much Caleb is growing. He's so cute. Hope Cami has a wonderful day at preschool today. Good luck with the walk.

Lynette said...

Lovely to learn more about your life...

EmmaJ said...

Way to try that walk! I bet if you keep at it, but winter you'll be jogging it. Great job!