Sounds crazy to already be thinking about the fall schedule, but since I am not running this summer I am in planning mode. Wait, since I am pregnant I am in nesting mode. Which pretty much means I need to get everything, in life, in order.
I have already signed up for two events this fall, I have also learned one of my favorite events has changed. For the past two years I have participated in the Iron Girl Seattle, which had been a 5K/10K event in early September. I figured I would sign up and walk the event being so close to the babe's due date. However, I learned that they are no longer doing the 5K/10K event but instead a Triathlon. This year, there is no way I can participate in a Tri, so maybe I will get to see you next year Iron Girl.
The first event I signed for was The Biggest Loser Seattle 5K. Stacie over at Impossible is Nothing set up a team and when I joined the team I saved $5 off the registration price. If you would like to join the team please do so, just search for team 'Impossible is Nothing' when you register.
Yesterday, I also registered for the Seattle Half Marathon. I have wanted to make this my come back half since finding out I was pregnant. I had not registered as I was waiting for Zozi to have a deal. They finally did. It isn't as good as last year, but I have a credit at Zozi and it ended up only costing me $21. If you want to use the Zozi deal ($75 for the half), I would suggest using my referral credit and saving an additional $10 off the cost. To do that you will need to set up a new account w/ new credit card if you are already a Zozi member. Then order through my referral link.
Those are my events for the fall, I am considering a 10K in October but nothing is jumping out at me just yet.
I know I have been slacking on blogging so I thought I would pop in an share with you some updates on me.
We have finalized a name of our little one: Jillian Grace will be joining big sister Genevieve 'Evie' Marie on or around August 1st.
My official due date is August 8th, but I will be having a c-section again. Due to my hips being pinned from breaking my pelvic at the young age of 18. We are excited to have the date set, however we are just hoping to make it there. With #1 we only made it to 38w1d before signs of pre-e came on strong and caused my blood pressure to sky rocket. This time, my blood pressure seems to be under control and I am hopefully I will hit the date.
Overall this pregnancy is improving. A lot of the round ligament pain I was having is going away which is a surprise to me, but of course it is replaced with exhaustion. I love the warmer weather we get, but my body is not processing it well this time around.
Meals are getting smaller, although I feel like I eat all the time. I am loving grilled cheese lately and fountain Coke. Fresh fruit is amazing - I am loving that it is cherry season and can't get enough of them lately.
Things are well and I even started signing up for some fall events to get back in the swing of things. I will post more about that tomorrow.
Hope all is well with everyone, I miss blogging but I am reading. :)
Now, I have never had a contraction so I have nothing to compare it to. I had a C-section with my first due to my hips being pinned. I have had some pretty bad pain this pregnancy, so this still made me laugh.
Today, I feel amazing so here is another classy bathroom photo of me...we will call it 28w. The smirk is because I was about to get caught taking photos of myself in the bathroom at work.
I am still here. I am reading blogs and commenting occasionally. Besides that most of my physical activity has been put on hold due to reoccurring pain. So you ask what I have I been doing.
Watching my belly grow bigger and trying to not get depressed. 27 weeks last Thursday. 27w4days today. I continue to plan my comeback and hope I can reach my goals. I know it will be tough, but after months of sitting around I am ready.
A week or so ago, they opened a Top Pot donut just steps from my house. Less then .75 of a mile from my house is this. Formerly, known to me as the Taco Hut (it was Mexican restaurant when we moved her 9 years ago). Now sits a Top Pot donut with a drive through. I am not a huge donut fan, but like their donuts. They are fresh and not heavy on the sugar.
I also spent some time ordering a Origami Owl necklace. These are pretty awesome. You can design and add any charm you want into your necklace. Mine has two flowers and a J and an E for both girl (Evie and Jillian). My daughter is already trying to steal it from me, so I think I need to order another one for her.
I know my life has been exciting. :) I hope all the mother's out there had a great Mother's Day, I had a very relaxing day. Today, I head to a doctors appointment after getting cancelled twice last week. I am hoping all is well, as my last pregnancy this was the time when my blood pressure started to raise.
24 weeks: Baby is the size of an ear of corn. My baby has caught up with an ear of corn in size and gained about 1/4 pound since last week. (Length: almost a foot.)
I always laugh at the comparison of the baby and a piece of fruit or a vegetable. Although this week at times I feel like I have an entire piece of corn in my stomach. In other words, while the baby continues to punch on my lady bits, I can fill it punching at my belly button and other area's above. This little girl is much more active then my first. My first was typically active at bedtime and then calm the rest of the time. This one is much more active during the day, a little kicking before bed then settles in for bedtime. Trust me I am not complaining.
This week the crib arrived and my daughter wanted it set it up even if we have 15 weeks left. My husband and the little one put it together while I, well sat on my butt and watched. After it was in place I wondered if this was the best idea for them to share rooms, but it will have to be as we only have a 2 bedroom house. 15 weeks to go or less. In case you are wondering about my math, I will be having a scheduled section during 39 weeks, if I make it that far. Now we just need to finalize the name, decorate her corner of the room and get the rest of the essentials.
Did you hare rooms growing up? Love it or hate it? I shared with my brother until I was 5, I never thought of it as a big deal. I can only hope my kids feel the same way.
As a soon to be mother of two daughters, Dove's recent publicity campaign has got me thinking.
Dove published this with the video: Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.
I find it interesting, not going to get into the debate of the people the selected, you an argue that on youtube if you want. :) It is just a reminder that the image we put out on ourselves isn't always what other people see. What we feel inside is not always what other people see either. Learning to love ourselves is probably one of the hardest things to accomplish.
How I talk about myself is going to set an example on how my girls will grow up. I know that I have caught myself many times about to talk bad about myself and my daughter was standing there. It is one lesson I don't want to teach her.
This is not sponsored by Dove, in fact I don't think I use any Dove products it just made me think so I thought I would share.
What do you think? Would your picture be that much different?