Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Baby Week

It is officially baby #2 week. Everything is scheduled for Friday and as long as my body cooperates baby will be her before noon on Friday. Before we get to that point, today we are celebrating kiddo #1 6th birthday.

Evie joined us 2 weeks early a beautiful 8lbs 1oz on July 30th.  This photo was taken when she was just 3 weeks old.

This was taken this morning at 6:30AM as she begged us to get out of bed so she could open presents.

Happy birthday to the little one who made me a mother! Love you Evie. Can't wait to see you grow and watch you become a big sister in just a few days.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Seattle - Mustache Dache

Are you planning your fall schedule yet? I am!

One 5k that I really wanted to participate in last year, but couldn't because I was doing the 3-day walk in California is the Seattle Mustache Dache

This is on my must run for fun list this year!

10% of your registration fee goes to Movember

Registration and Pricing
You can register as an individual or as a team.  Teams are 4 or more people.  Teams save $5 per person on registration.
Online registration prices and deadlines:
LevelDeadlinePrice (Team/Individual)
Super EarlyJuly 31st$25/$30
EarlyAugust 31st$30/$35
Fashionably LateOctober 13th $35/$40
Late Bloomer (no shirt)November  12th$35/$40

Additionally, if you follow this link HERE, you can save an additional 10% just use promo code RunnerMaybe.

I have set up a team named: Shave it for later, feel free to join to save on registration.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

23 days - the countdown continues

I am officially scheduled for my c-section on August 2nd.  The reason for having a repeat c-section this time around is the same as the first time. My hips are pinned together and the orthopedic surgeon who repaired my broken pelvis advised that this is the safest way for me to give birth. For me its a non issue, I was happy after my car accident in 1996 that I would be able to have children when I was ready. Yet, there are times when I feel that I have to explain myself to society, which is just crazy.  But that is the facts of life and having a baby.

My number one advise to all new mother's is - be confident in your choices, because in someone's eyes you will always be wrong. But if you are confident and are doing what is best for your family you can never be wrong. :)

I am getting huge. This was taken at 35.5 weeks-ish, I will be 36 weeks tomorrow.  I can't believe that I in a little over 3 weeks I will be holding our baby girl. Honestly, I am looking forward to getting ride of this extra weight gained. I know its good, its for the baby, but I don't have to like it. I am not one of the lucky ones who can keep their weight low - at last check I was up 37lbs. I am afraid of what this weeks appointment will be since I spent the week of the 4th of July enjoying foods, I normally pass up.

There you have it!  I am officially on maternity  leave.  Enjoying some time with kiddo #1 as she experiences her first summer vacation ever.  She started it out with a bang with getting sick, so the past few days have just been relaxing and reading. Not a bad way to start summer vacation.

I hope everyone is well, and I can't wait to get back on the running track -  I will for sure be using this blog to log all the ugly details of my first real workouts post baby.