Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I participated in my very first duathalon on Saturday. I set goals to complete the route (2 mile run, 10 mile bike, 2 mile run) in under 2 hours...goals accomplished. I completed the race in 1 hour and 36 minutes with a smile and a giggle. I felt great - a little thirsty, ok, alot thirsty, pretty tired, but definitely not miserable. I even enjoyed going to the Saints game the next day (even though they lost...boo!)!
So, I'm pretty proud...considering that just over a year ago, I could barely walk 100 yards after my hospital bed rest. If I can do this, I swear, ANYONE can!
The best part? Brent, the babies and family at the finish line, grinning from ear to ear and cheering me in for those last few leaps. It was great!
The weekend went well. We visited Mommom and Pops and MaMere so we got our doses of the doting grandparents. The babies had a ball - hugs and kisses over and over and lots of "big kids" to play with.
It's been a bit of a wild job putting David and Mary Louise to bed this evening - I'm pretty sure it will take a day or 2 before they realize that they're back in their own bed...Ms. Abbey is scheduled to come and meet them for the first time tomorrow. She will be helping me with them once or twice per week so that I can get a few things done around here - and maybe rest a little here and there.
Mary Louise is just about running now. She just began really walking a week or 2 ago but boy, did she really take off with it! David is just behind her - walking tons as well! It's truly amazing - and so surreal to think about how far they've come...
On the topic of speech - Mary Louise has started giving "lectures". If I asked David to do something, she is right behind me "repeating" the rhythm and length of whatever I say (in a very serious voice I might add). If I look at her, she grins her toothy grin and simply continues. She'll even point a finger and occasionally stomp a foot if the dogs are misbehaving. She's quite a trip that one! (and I do believe my hands will be more than full - absolutely overflowing- when attempting to handle my pseudo-momma!
David isn't quite as wordy, but can hold his own and get his point across when he really wants to. So, I'd say that they are both making progress, but no more discernible words just yet.