Actually, this is news to me! Lots of exciting things going on for you and your family. :) 30 in a few days...that's a big one.
I have always toyed with the idea of taking up running, but I get shin splints when I try. Had a really good friend in high school who played field hockey, so I'd try running w/her way back then, and the shin splints would happen...no matter how well I worked on my form. :(
Am possibly considering trying again, because w/2 little ones, I could combine stroller walks w/at least jogging to get some exercise in. Joined a nearby gym last week, so will see what happens with that.
I didn't give an update about what's going on w/us here, so I will now:
Things are quieting down in our household, because we have decided to not be pregnant anymore!! This is providing great stress relief for both DH and me, and at the same time, just last week...I'm looking at my 5.5 month old and realizing she's our last. Making me a little wishful for more, but our hearts, finances, and marriage just can't take another baby. So 2 is it! Had PPD and finally started meds and counseling about 2 months ago. Feeling back to my old self now, finally.
Now I need to get back into shape!
My mother-in-law is the only family member living close to us (actually we really don't have much farther away either) and she has been dealing w/cancer for the past 3 years. She's now on oxygen pretty much 24/7 and chemo isn't working anymore (it has metasticized-spelling?). She is starting to take a pill instead of the chemo and at least for now it has stopped the growth of the cancer (which is now in her lung which keeps filling w/fluid and her chest; started out as breast cancer). So we're still in more of a caretaking role with her, but with me not being on bedrest, we have more energy for this and we are enjoying spending lots of time with her these days.
I'm getting the hang of being a SAHM of 2 and we're getting out and about pretty much every day at least for a little while and enjoying getting to know other kids and moms in the area. My oldest is starting to "test her limits" (just turned 2) and is getting really cute in the things she does. Having her assessed for speech issues next week. Her pediatrician says she's fine, but she's really not saying much, so I'll have that checked out just to be sure.
My youngest is teething the past few days and I feel really sorry for her! Still trying to figure out what will help her be most comfortable. Trying teething tablets, teether that goes in the refrigerator, frozen/cool washcloth, tylenol, holding her more...still looking for the right combination. She only naps about 20 minutes in the am/20 in the pm, and this has been consistent. Where is that 90 minute am/90 minute pm nap I enjoyed with my oldest when she was this age?
This is getting too long.
Looking forward to hearing what is going on with other CA members!