This week, our little Briar officially turns 2 on January 22. It’s really weird, but I feel like she’s been 2 for a long time.
I cannot believe I have a 4 year old, a 2 year old, and in 15 weeks, I will have one more.
What the fuck were we thinking?
I haven’t really given a good update on them in over 6 months, so here we go!
Briar is our troublemaker.
I feel like I’ve always read articles or caught glimpses of articles that suggested the second child was the asshole. And so far, I concur. She is just her own little self and no one is going to tell her any different. She is the definition of “marching to the beat of her own drum”.
She is basically talking in full sentences now. I love when kids start talking because they can communicate basic needs to us. Some of my favorite things she says right now are, “OH MY GOODNESS”, “STOP IT, MOMMY/DADDY/RAE RAE”, and “DAT’S SO COOL!!”
She is at the really fun stage of evolving and learning and it’s such a pleasure to watch her grow.
Raelynn on the other hand is going through a super weird phase.
At least I hope it’s a phase. Raelynn has always been my champ sleeper.
And now, all of a sudden, she is waking up a trillion fucking times in the middle of the night.
I don’t understand…and I don’t know how to fix it, but it’s wearing me the fuck outtttttttt.
She randomly started waking up, coming in our room, and saying she needed to go to the bathroom. I thought it was just a fluke, but it continued night after night. One night, it was actually 6 times. I’m sure you can imagine how much of a zombie I was that next day.
Scott and I decided to that we needed to have a talk with her to make sure nothing else was going on.
We sat her down one night and asked her if she felt sick or anything. She’s had a history of UTI’s so we asked her all the questions pertaining to that and she said no to everything.
We asked her if she was scared of the dark. She said, yes, but we somewhat already knew that. We already tried to reassure her there is nothing to be scared of. Again, just hoping this is a phase.
We asked her if there was anything else wrong that she wanted to talk about and she kept saying no.
A friend of mine just recently posted this article, and I couldn’t believe how well it resonated with what we are going through with Raelynn. I am more than likely going to order the book that is within the article about kids worrying to much. I am just so scared that Raelynn is going to be like me in terms of my anxiety and that’s the last thing I want. I want to do everything in my power to prevent it.
Monday, January 21
Tempo 4:4* Back Squats
1×4* @ 50% = 105#
1×4* @ 55% = 125#
1×4 @ 65% = 135#
1×4 @ 75% = 145#
4×4 @ 82% = 155#
I went lighter than last week. I just wasn’t feeling it.
10 to 1
Rest 3 min
1 to 5
My time was 12:31. I modified the DU to Singles and the pistols to a one leg squat to a bench.
Wednesday, January 23
1×4 @ 45% = 45#
1×4 @ 55% = 55#
1×4 @ 65% = 70#
1×4 @ 75% = 85#
5×4 @ 83% = 90#
I messed up my percentages in the beginning, but corrected at 65%. I was super happy to bench 90# for 20 reps. I didn’t think I had that in me. Bench is a weak point for me.
6 power jerks 95/65
My time was 13:34. I did all the power jerks unbroken. I modified the TTB to knees above waist. I really enjoyed this workout.
Friday, January 25
Push Press + Split Jerks
1x(2+2) @50% = 65#
1x(2+2) @60% = 75#
1x(2+2) @65% = 85#
1x(2+2) @73% = 90#
4x(1+2) @78% = 100#
These felt okay. I’m just really uncomfortable with split jerks in general. They make me feel uneasy, especially while pregnant.
1 lap broad jump
1 lap overhead walking lunge 75/55
3 shuttle runs
My time was 13:10. I modified overhead walking lunges to front rack lunges. It’s not advised to do much overhead, especially holding overhead because it’s depletes oxygen from the baby.