Monday night was a doozey over here. Yeesh. I could not fall asleep for the life of me and truly did not drift off to sleep until 3 a.m. I tried and tried but have you ever had the adrenaline kick in when you cannot sleep that makes you feel totally amped up when you know you should be sleeping? I threw in the towel multiple times and read The Alice Network for hours with the hope that reading would make me sleepy. No such luck. It was pretty brutal and I opted out of my early-morning wakeup time in favor of sleeping in until 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
You better believe I will be researching the heck out of magnesium supplements and Natural Calm, which a number of you recommended to me when I briefly mentioned some rough sleep in my last pregnancy recap post. Is this my body’s way of preparing me for life with a newborn again!? Ooph.
With a less-than-stellar sleep under my belt, I woke up feeling slightly groggy on Tuesday. I made myself a bowl of triple chocolate protein oats to eat as I read my devotional which helped lift my mood.
Chase was up not long after I finished my oats and the two of us eased into the morning with stories in his room over oatmeal green smoothie muffins.
Before Chase went to bed last night, I told him we’d be going to boot camp in the morning and since he loves it there, he asked about it soon after he was awake because he wanted to go play with his BFF Claire. Let’s just say Chase is to thank for me actually making it to the gym yesterday morning. Talk about keeping me accountable for my workout, huh!?
It was leg day at Burn Boot Camp yesterday and here’s what the workout looked like:
I’ve been experiencing some discomfort when I do certain single-leg exercises (almost like a throbbing down there), so I modified the workout quite a bit and cut myself some serious slack.
I didn’t have much time to hang around boot camp and chat with friends after my workout yesterday because we had a dentist appointment on the books for Chase! We hurried off to the dentist and it went so, so well.
The last time we were there they pretty much freaked me out into getting rid of Chase’s pacifier and whatever measurements they took in his mouth time time showed a dramatic improvement in his palate since we removed the paci four months ago. (Just a quick note to say that Chase’s palate was seriously impacted by his pacifier so much that his front teeth almost came to a point. It was pretty dramatic but I know there are tons of kids out there who are totally fine with pacifiers for much longer! I had to add this because I don’t want anyone out there to spiral into a paci-induced panic because of our experience. There is a ZERO percent chance I would’ve cut the pacifier when we did had our dentist not been so firm about it.)
The pediatric dentist we see in Charlotte is wonderful and Chase honestly seemed to enjoy everything from wearing sunglasses under the lights to brushing the teeth on a stuffed fish before they cleaned his teeth, etc. We actually “play dentist” to get Chase to brush his teeth almost every night in our house (yes, this means we then let him “brush” our teeth, too, which is quite comical) so he thought the whole experience was really cool.
After the dentist, we headed home for about 30 minutes which gave us enough time to eat a quick snack (an apple plus two pieces of leftover frittata straight out of the tupperware container for me) before we leashed Sadie up for an appointment at her vet’s office.
On Monday afternoon I noticed Sadie licking at her paw and when I looked closely at her nails, I saw that one nail looked like it was split. She was still walking and running normally but seemed to nurse her paw and lick at it non-stop when she was resting throughout the evening. She also wanted me nowhere near her paw so I knew it was something we needed to have checked out. We were at the vet’s office for a solid hour and poor Sadie needed anesthesia and will be sporting a little bootie on her paw for three days as her nail heals. She was such a trooper but seemed quite woozy when we got home, so I carried her inside and Chase and I made up a comfy spot for her on the couch where she slept for several hours.
My poor little girl!
Once I was sure Sadie was comfortable and resting, I made lunch for Chase before putting him down for his nap and grabbing a quick shower. I then headed into my home office to work on the computer as I ate leftover Paleo pizza spaghetti pie from Monday night’s dinner.
Apparently I was feeling rather snacky yesterday because I also made myself a refreshing green smoothie and topped some yogurt with pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs not long after I was done with my lunch.
Thankfully Chase napped well yesterday so I was able to be fairly productive on the computer until he was awake and ready for action.
After some playtime at home, I told Chase we had to head out because Mom had an appointment and when he asked what we were doing, I explained I was just getting my eyebrows fixed (aka waxed). He didn’t miss a beat and said, “Mom, your eyebrows are broken?” Well, by the looks of them, yes, yes they were.
My eyebrow appointment took all of 2.5 seconds (apparently Tuesday was Family Appointment Day for the Fagans, huh?) and then Chase and I played outside at a local park until we got word that Ryan was heading home from work. We spent the rest of the evening eating dinner and hanging out as a family. We were also quite happy to see Sadie’s energy returning and dog smiles back on her face. (I swear she smiles. It’s a real thing.)
(Steelhead Trout + Baked Sweet Potato + Roasted Zucchini)
Oh and I also ate more than my fair share of mini peanut butter cups before bed. Ryan, Chase and I went to town on this bag after dinner and it didn’t stand a chance against the three of us… Okay, mostly me.
By the time bed time rolled around, I felt a weird burst of energy and worried I’d have another night like Monday night ahead of me. Thankfully I slept much better last night and drifted quickly off to sleep after I finished my book.
Our Wednesday over here is a rather busy one. Chase has preschool in the morning and while he’s off at school, I’m going to be a guest on the new Coffee & Kettlebells Podcast which you can watch LIVE on the Burn Boot Camp Facebook page around 11 a.m. EST! (The video will be there even after the live debut, so you can check it out later as well if you’re interested.) This is actually the FIRST podcast episode launched by Burn Boot Camp cofounder Morgan Kline and I’m excited to chat it up with her about all things fitness, motherhood and healthy living!
Hope you all have a great Wednesday!