Friday, July 18, 2008

We have a WALKER!

Today Josh took his first steps and we were all excited for him. He seemed to love watching us cheer him on, and then tease us as he decided whether or not he would put on a show for the family. I managed to record him walking on the camcorder, the video setting with my camera, and then took a few cute still shots, too. (Check out the video of him taking his first steps!) I told Jake I need to make sure I document this well, just like I did with the other two kids. I don't want Josh looking at his baby pictures and wondering why he has half the amount as the others. Hopefully he will never feel like he was the "forgotten 3rd child."



We had our friends, the Robinson's, over today for dinner. It was great to see them and reminisce about college days. I can't remember the last time I laughed that hard! Thanks for the fun night, Cheri and Ryan. Jake is already talking about how excited he is to go 4 wheeling with you next year... ;) Cheri asked me how many teeth Josh has and I said 4, then I started feeling around in his mouth and realized his 5th tooth already came through and his 6th will break through very soon. I felt bad that I had not noticed that. I guess that's what happens when you have more kids. Again, I hope he never feels shafted (maybe after reading this post in a couple years, he might!)

Before the Robinson's got here, we had fun taking random pictures of each other. The kids were being silly and we were just having a good time together. I think the kids had daddy withdrawals since he just got back from a business trip in Nevada last night. They acted like they hadn't seen him for weeks (he was only gone two days!)





Emma took this picture. She was really excited to use the camera. It's pretty big for her tiny hands so I was impressed she could even hold it up and push the button. Good picture for a 3 year old!
Ben took this one. He kept telling me how hard it was to center the picture. He was concentrating so hard. It was really cute.


As for my workouts, I'm still going strong. I met with my trainer on Monday and he really worked me. It was great. I went home and felt good and then when I woke up I could barely move. It took 3 days for me to walk down the stairs normally! :) I guess that's a good sign though, shows I'm working hard and using muscles I don't normally use. I went to the gym again this morning. I did the weight training Kenton showed me on Monday and then I ran on the treadmill for 30 mins. My foot seemed to be feeling better so I thought I would give it a shot. Well, afterward my foot started hurting again in the exact same spot. It's frustrating! I really want to push myself hard and start running longer but with this weird pain I can't do that. Someone on this LDS website I post on occasionally sent me this website about stress fractures. It sounded exactly like what I was feeling except it doesn't hurt when I'm relaxing or sleeping, only when I walk on it. I found out the bone I hurt is the 4th metatarsal of my right foot (the top of the bone leading down to my 4th toe.) I think I might get it looked at if it doesn't heal soon. Hopefully it won't get to that point though.

10 comments:

Kristine & Jeremy said...

Yay for Josh! That was nice of him to wait until Daddy came home to start walking. :) Say hi to Cher and Ryan for us next time.

Chelsea said...

Oh!!! Congrats to Josh and fam. It's always fun when they make these milestones.

Chad and Ashley said...

Go Josh! I just looked at your blog for the first time in a while (we've been out of town, and super busy), and it looks like you guys are doing great! I love your new curtains! They are a really pretty color, and it sounds like your time with your trainer is going awesome (if awesome equals being in a huge amount of pain!)

Whitney said...

Holy crap! You look great! (:

Hailey & Drew said...

Hooray for Josh! And I agree with Whit, you look great! Those are some really cute pictures of your kids.

Zach said...

Hey Jamie, What kind of shoes are you wearing to work out in. I just went to this professional running shoe store here in Portland where they told me I was very lucky I didn't seriously hurt myself while runnning 3 miles a day in my 5 year old, $45 Asics (that started falling apart a couple weeks ago). Shoes seem to make a big difference.

Verenice said...

You are looking good by the way! Keep up the good work.

Melanie said...

Congrats Josh! How fun to finally have him walking and before his first birthday. Also, you look wonderful! Your face definitely shows all the hard work you are putting in to working out and eating right. Sure wish I could join in the fun! Keep it up, you look great (not that you didn't before though).

Barbara said...

How fun! He needs to come and show off for us. We love having you any time. Thanks for your blog. We enjoy seeing the family and hearing all that is going on. Like your drapes.

Hugs,
Grammy

Lynette said...

I have the same foot problem but mines on the third metatarsal. I went to my Pediatrist and had some x-rays, no stress fracture(yet). He gave me some pads to put on the bottom of my foot, that totally helped relieve the pain for awhile. Then I got some new shoes. It's been getting better but it still hurts. I don't know if that helps any, it's no fun being injured!