This week flew by! Between appointments and hanging out with friends, I feel like the husband, the boy, and I haven't been home at all. We're finally home and relaxing with football on the tv. Not sure if that's a good thing, or not.
I had my 6 week postpartum appointment and have been cleared for exercise...good news, since I started going to the gym again like 2 weeks ago. Oops. Couch to 5K is going well so far, though I desperately need a recommendation for some new running shoes. I don't run outside (walk a lot), so it's really only treadmill running, but MAN do my knees hurt right now. Running with old shoes is a bad idea.
Elliott is doing great...gaining weight like crazy and acting like a real newborn. Screamed his head off after he scratched his precious little face the other night and nearly broke my heart. Does that ever go away? Hearing this boy cry just makes me so sad! Ooh and I think I forgot to mention last week that 1/15 was his due date, so he's officially born now! hehe Developmentally, he's not really considered "on the charts" until his due date, so when he's 4 months old, he'll really be only 2 months old in terms of what milestones he's hitting. I'm SO anxious to get my first real smile!
Considering all the time I spent away from the house, it's no wonder I didn't get a whole lot of reading completed. I did finish Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala, which was fantastic. Review of that to come this week. I had to, sadly, give up on the audio I was listening to, Once Upon a River. The writing was beautiful and the story totally intriguing, but I had only listened to not even four discs and there had already been four descriptive sexual encounters. I'm no prude, but these just made me uncomfortable, being that the main character is only 15. After #4, I decided I was done. Bummer.
I started Survive by Alex Morel, which totally sucked me in after the first couple of pages and my small group started a new study, using The Hole in Our Gospel as a guide. I think it's going to be fairly eye-opening.
I reviewed Far From Here by Nicole Baart and am giving a copy away. Be sure to enter before 1/31!
I also featured Kelly from Stacked, with a guest post about books she's excited for in 2012, via their covers.
And that's it for me! Anything exciting happen to you this week?