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Chase 9 Months Old – Such a Big Girl!

I know I say this in every monthly milestone post, but I seriously can’t believe our sweet baby girl is 9 months!

Here are some 9 month photos



We had a professional photo shoot and got some spring and Easter pictures with Chase’s Easter basket.


Pink Dress – Von Maur, Pink Headband – Etsy Store Pinkpaisleybowtique,Easter Basket and Liner – Pottery Barn, Purple Easter Grass – Target, Easter Bunny and Books –, Plastic Easter Eggs – Meijer






Coral Dress – Target, Coral Headband – Etsy Store Pinkpaisleybowtique

Baby Milestones

Chase has been crawling backwards and now has started moving forwards! She’s also pulling up to stand. She’s now also eating cut pieces of banana, avocado, and steamed carrots. She’s just started drinking some from a sippy cup too. She doesn’t have teeth yet, but her two bottom front teeth are trying to pop through. Should be any day now! She loves saying mama and dada all the time and babbles often. 🙂

She’s 20lbs 1 ounce (77%), 29 inches long (90%),  18″ head circumference (97%)

We have a lot of events coming up, one we are in the middle of driving to while I write this post. 🙂 More on that coming soon!

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The Sinus Infection from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks

I was hoping to have some fun posts to share including our first 5K race of the 2014 season, but instead sickness has been running rampant in our household. First, Chase got a cold and had a runny nose and cough for about a week, which then turned into an ear infection complete with fevers. She wasn’t sleeping well and finally with antibiotics and Tylenol we got her more comfortable. After a good four days of bad sleep I was ready to catch up on rest and get back to normal, but instead Rob and I both got hit BAD with the same thing. For next two weeks we’ve been severely congested and having fevers. During this time Chase’s ear infection cleared up in her right ear and then moved to the left ear. It has been completely exhausting. Needless to say I haven’t been running, heck I’ve been barely functional in general. So I’ve missed 3 weeks of training and I’m behind at work and my studies from taking care of Chase and then being sick myself.

We didn’t run St. Pat’s 5K in town on Sunday. I wasn’t completely sad about that since the temp was in the 20s and we had 30 mph winds.

We are looking at some other spring races. We do have the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon early April and I will be running with basically no training. The longest run I’ve done is 8 miles and that was over a month ago. I’ll still be going, but my goal will be just to complete it.

Since my training is all messed up, I think I may just restart my training plan with a focus on RNR Chicago Half Marathon July 20th. At least then I can start to slowly build back my training and just endure the couple of half marathons I have this spring.