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Six - Pack Summer

Oscar turned 6 weeks old yesterday. I feel like I am starting to get the hang of parenting two. Evenings are the hardest. Carey is working and to get dinner ready while juggling nursing and giving Sawyer enough attention takes some juggling. Last night we managed to get done with dinner early enough to take a walk. Sawyer was super excited and bounced all the way around the neighborhood. A friend joined us and we took advantage of the cool evening.

I managed to squeeze in a workout in the morning. My first time weight training in months. Not surprisingly, it was tough, and I am sore today. I've set up a workout plan through Nike Training Club which is a free app. It will hopefully keep me motivated. While I am only 12 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight, my body composition is light years away from where I'd like it. Especially going into swimsuit season! Until I started back again, I didn't realize how much I need daily exercise. It has made me feel better and have mor…
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Seven Variations of a Theme

Happy Seven Months Sawyer!

Your hair is the most out of control it's been  You are crawling now with one knee up and you drag one leg behind you You're very chatty but it only sounds like "AAAAAAAAAH!" You still hate these pictures You chew on everything but your favorite thing is tags You like to crawl to something and attempt to stand up on it
We love you!

Here are some (very blurry and poorly exposed) outtakes:

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