Baby's First Run

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


My doctor said I'm good to run again at my postpartum appointment yesterday. Hooray, my bod is healed!!  Praise God.
Baby John is on his 6 week growth spurt and has been up every hour of the night this week working really hard on his adorable triple chins and thigh rolls. Caffeine and an early morning run is the best remedy I know of to wake myself up and to get someone to sleep. We ended with a long walk on the Army Special Forces base that is really quiet with paved roads and lots of sugarcane fields. My sweet boy slept the entire way to the sound of wind and chirping cicadas.


Saying ohayo gozaimas {good morning} to the farmers
{He took off his jacket so I could see his "Hanes North Carolina" shirt. Ha. Too cute!}


Three blowouts, two meltdowns and one absolutely adorable sad face later...

31 comments:

  1. oh, look at his bottom lip!! lovely to hear you're all doing soo well xxx

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  2. It's awesome that you take your sweet little son outside with you for your runs! :) Here in Norway, I've seen a lot of people who strap that little children to their backs when they go for their mountain runs - they're usually a bit older than John, but still isn't that crazy? :)

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  3. The sweetest little sad face ever! So, so adorable :) Glad to hear that you've healed and you're back to your active self... must be so much fun being able to run with the babe.

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  4. Yea for running! AND seriously YEA for North Carolina! I actually have no idea where are you from in the states. (: Hope all is well miss Amanda!

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  5. I like that the straps go so short around him, does the seat recline a bit as well? I have to wait to use my jogger until my little man is six months old (sits up & has good head control). It must feel so great to get outside again :)

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  6. He is soooooo cute! :)

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  7. What a little nugget! He is adorable and I'm really happy that you are getting some quality 'you' time to go for a run and just be zen!

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  8. Oh my God! So beautifull! A lot of kisses from Portugal :)

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  9. I have a bob duallie, and I'm in love! So much better than my cheaper ones were! That bottom lip just kills me. So cute!

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  10. He is the cutest! Runs/walks are the best remedy for a tired mamma:) And you make me want to be stationed in Japan....It seems so lovely!

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  11. I love how the Bob totally swallows him up. CUUUTE!

    xo

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  12. we love our BOB stroller! so happy that you are able to get back to running. it made such a huge difference when i started exercising again after baby. it helped to get me feeling like 'me' again. and that beautiful scenery for your runs and walks certainly helps, too! ;) xx

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  13. That face in the last one is toooo adorable, little hunny! So happy you are all healed and feeling like yourself. Also, your neighbors are the cutest, love his NC shirt.

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  14. Awe the little bottom lip! Too cute! I'm glad you are back at it and feeling so great!

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  15. sweet sweet sleeping baby! Love that you are already back to running -- you are a rock star! Me on the other hand got winded walking to the bus stop. Awesome.
    MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!
    ~lanneybear

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  16. Oh, that bottom lip kills me! Such a cutie. John looks very strong for 6 weeks :) And good for you, getting back out there for a run. You go, mama!

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  17. Hahaha, he does NOT look impressed with exercise! What a little sweetie :)

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  18. so glad you can get back to running! i know you missed it! he on the other hand is like be and despises running clearly :)

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  19. Good to here you can run again! He is so precious.

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  20. He is to adorably tiny in that stroller! He is just more and more precious with each picture you post!

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  21. HA! OMG Olivia makes the same face and her bottom lip quivers - so sad but so cute at the same time!!

    So happy to hear you are able to resume! I am nearing 4 weeks on Friday and cannot WAIT to start running again (although things still dont feel right - eh hem - down there) Hoping by 6 weeks it feels better and they bless me to run again. I miss it so much!

    Also, question for you! We have a Bob stroller as well and I read that some people say not to use it until 6 months and others say its no big deal - did your pediatrician give you the okay? I don't see why it would matter - but happy to see you using it - because I want to use ours!

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    1. We say it comes down to common sense! John didn't fit when we first tried him in it but he's such a chunk now that he fits great and doesn't slide around at all. The harness fits him really well now and he's nice and comfy in there. So I think it just depends on your baby :)

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  22. oh that face! that really is the cutest sad face ever.

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  23. that bottom lip wins every time!

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  24. Oh my gosh these pictures are so adorable! And that bottom lip...ohhhhh it kills me!
    xoxo

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  25. With the BOB it sorta depends on your kiddo. Our little man had pretty good head control so we started running with him at 3 months. 6 weeks is a little earlier then norm but if he can sit up ok then it should be fine. Honestly the harness holds them in so so well, it hugs their hips and the straps hold their head well. If you're worried you can stuff blankets on either side of them for a little more support. I think it depends on your terrain too. I wouldn't do trail running until they are a bit older or a lot of city running that involves a lot of rough curbs but if you are on a nice path what's the diff if it's a little faster then a walk??? :)

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  26. Hi ya! Your kiddo is just too cute!! Just wanted to let you know that BOB stroller does not recommend running with an infant till the kid is 8 months old. Totally lame, I know. I actually starting running with my son at 6 mo because he is a tall kid and we put towels on the sides so he didn't slide way over. Anyway, you can still walk with him in it if you have him in his infant car seat. Do you have the attachment for that? Sorry to be such a downer, just wanted to make sure your little guy is safe.

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    1. Teresa, please see my response above.

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  28. He is so adorable, Amanda! I'm glad you're feeling well enough to run...God is so good to give our bodies healing after children come. :) Thankfully the growth spurts don't last too long, hang in there, Momma! :)

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