Week 37: And Now We Wait

I am fairly settled into the idea that Baby L is just going to hang out in here indefinitely.  I know that he is due to arrive later this month, but he seems pretty cozy and content right where he is, and aside from killing my bladder, my workouts and my sleep he is a pretty decent roommate. This week…

My Greatest Fitness Challenge: Pregnancy

Three years ago I realized that I needed to find something of my own that was just for me and no one else. By setting one goal to run a 5k each month during the year (2016), this goal became the catalyst to a completely different lifestyle that became sustainable and necessary for both my physical and mental well-being. My…

Week 36: A Weekend to Myself!

All I can think about lately is Baby L’s arrival, and because of this, every day feels just a little bit slower than the previous day. Every morning I wake up and wonder if today will be the day. I over analyze every contraction and every pain.  If I had any say in it, I would love for Baby L to…

Week 35: One More Month To Go

The week of Thanksgiving is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It usually includes a short slower work week, food, time with family and starting to prepare for Christmas. This week also included my week 34 appointment (reminder, I am a week off on appointments). It was probably one of my better appointments. I didn’t have to wait…

Week 34: How is it almost Thanksgiving?

When last week’s blog post went up, we were on our way to see the Kansas City Chiefs play some team that I never bothered to remember.  We bundled up as it was expected to be pretty cold and luckily managed through the cold pretty well without anyone really complaining. This was Shane and my first NFL game, Chase’s second…

Week 33: Kansas City or Bust

This week was one of those super busy weeks filled with basketball, evening work commitments, parent teacher conferences and day’s off school. Jason and I always find a way to balance it out and feel very fortunate to have the support of family members when we really need them. Tuesday was one of those days off school. Since several schools…

Week 32: Halloween meltdowns

This week pretty much revolved around Halloween. We love holidays in our house and have built traditions around the holidays that are important to us. We carved our pumpkins last week which always sounds like fun until your hand doesn’t function properly from carving impossible patterns into the side of a large vegetable. We made googly eye spooky pancakes the…

Week 31: Shane gets to see Baby L

The weeks are all starting to blur together and as of this week we are less than 2 months away from my due date. This week I had my 30 week appointment and I am still measuring small, but all is good. At my next appointment in 2 weeks we will get to see Baby L again at my 32…

Week 30: Enjoying The Last Two Months

Sometimes it is really hard to come up with a theme for the week. Our weeks are full and most days I barely remember that I am pregnant (until I try to put on my shoes or pick something up off the floor……OR when I sneeze with a full bladder). Baby L is truly along for the ride and this…

Week 29: The glucose test and my food bucket list

Week 29 included the dreaded glucose test. For those unfamiliar with the glucose test, essentially you fast, drink a sugary drink that tastes like flat orange soda, wait an hour and then have what feels like an unnatural amount of blood drawn. It’s a super fun time…said no one ever. Food is all pregnant women have and when you make…