Monday, January 18, 2010

oh baby!

baby talk
AHHHH! how cute is ciaran? (i love his name, too).

getting this guy to laugh = easiest thing ever

we had a wonderful time yesterday with siobhan + jeremy getting to know 7.5-month-old ciaran! he has quite the personality -- laid back, easily entertained, but super active. it was hard to catch him in focus sometimes, he wriggled around so much.

yes, he IS a rockstar.

in s + j's honor (they used to live basically across the street!) the four of us feasted on east chapel hill comfort food: loop pizza, and then whole foods cherry pie -- at siobhan's request.

at WF, josh got the closest approximation to coke that he could find

we had so much fun just hanging out and catching up -- it was just like old times, except with ciaran interjected his "ahhhs!" and "ohhhhhs" into the conversation (plus one near diaper disaster . . . whew).

jeremy inquired about the antique medical text on our bookshelf:

i informed him that i was using it to study for boards. the bacon remedy, duh -- that's always on there!

ciaran even managed a nap on our carpet -- i was impressed. it was bitterwsweet as always to reunite with such good friends knowing that they live on the opposite coast now, but siobhan and i are scheming about meeting at a destination race sometime this year. somewhere . . . in the middle? cara, chicago is a distinct possibility . . . we'll see!

much-awaited debut
the biggest baby news yesterday was the arrival (FINALLY . . . 41 5/7 weeks!?! or something like that) of our 3rd niece maelie.

SO LITTLE . . . and so new. wish i could see her in person!

bake (or eat) for haiti

diana from the chic life has organized an online bake sale to benefit haiti. it will be auction-style, and 100% of proceeds will go to the red cross relief fund.

if you are interested in baking, drop diana a line -- she's still looking for contributors! if not, just consider this a heads up that tasty baked goods (including some from SHU box kitchen, of course) will be for sale in the near future. i'll post again when it's sale time!

long run, rescheduled
i got 2 miles into my long run yesterday before i decided that doing it in driving rain? was sucking. hard. i actually am off today, so decided i might as well take advantage of the much, MUCH lovelier day predicted.

true to prediction, the sun is beaming out the window. i think i made the right choice.



workout: 2 miles, not sure of pace . . . before quitting. i'm counting it as a rest day!

reading: finally i opened the books back up. 45 minutes working on my PCOS presentation (for tomorrow).


  1. Congrats on the new addition to your clan! I actually ran (only 3 miles) in the rain yesterday - I felt very hardcore.

  2. Little ones are so cute! (Especially when mommy takes them home...haha.) Their names are different yet not "what were they thinking??"

    I fully support anything in Chicago!

  3. Anonymous9:17 AM

    How do you pronounce his name? Like see-ran?

  4. Congratulations on the arrival of your niece! Babies are great. I'm curious about the pronunciation of his name, too. Hope the weather is better for your run.

  5. Chicago please! I'm doing the Shamrock Shuffle (March 21), the CARA Lakefront 10 Miler (April 24), the Ravenswood Run 5k (April 25), and the Soldier Field 10 Mile (May 29). Check out

  6. Anonymous11:00 AM

    nice choice pushing off the long run. driving rain =/= fun!

    re: my achilles. any tips on stretching / strengthening that you did? mine's not bad at the moment but i definitely don't want something cropping up and getting serious

  7. Ciaran is SUCH a cute name!

    Thanks for blogging about the bake sale for Haiti and of course for joining in!

    :) Diana

  8. Congratulations on the new niece. She is a doll! And I am with the others - how do you pronounce Ciaran?

  9. So much cuteness in 24 hours. Congrats on the new addition to your family. Good call on switching your long run up to a nicer day.

  10. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Such cuties!! Enjoy the nice weather :)

  11. atilla5:39 AM

    congratulations auntie