Friday, December 30, 2011

30 weeks

Another friday has come and so has another week of this amazing pregnancy. Today is officially 30 weeks... 10 more to go.

I have gained 30 pounds so far, which is crazy to say out loud. I don't feel as though I am big enough to have gained that much weight. Oh well. I am eatting very healthy but still enjoying my sweets.

I still haven't had any major issues. Baby and I are healthy.

We have been attending childbirth class which is informative. However, If I had the chance to do it all over again I would have done the 1 day class instead of the weekly class for 5 weeks. The instructor drags things on. I am sure that it is nice for some of the others to break things down VERY simple, but for us it seems like overkill. Thankfully, next week is our next week.

Well there are 2 more days in 2011... Any plans for New Years Eve? I think we are just staying home. Maybe a hike for sunday :)
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years Resolutions!

As the New Year is coming upon us very quickly it makes me think about what I want to make for resolutionas for the upcoming year. It is bad that I can hardly remember what my resolutions were for 2011?

I must say that going into 2011 my life is at a completely different spot than last year. Last year, I was preparing for moving across the country, getting married that February, and starting a new job. Going into 2012 I have a whole new set of challenges ahead of me. One of the biggest ones is preparing to have a baby, due in March. We are also building a house, that is set to start in April, so the preparations are in full swing. Things are not moving slowly around here.

As far as resolutions go I would love to continue running, once I am able. My mom, who had ACL surgery in October are already planning a half for late spring/early summer.

Obviously lose the baby weight as soon as possible.

Continue to eat healthy.

Stay in contact with friends even those far away. This week has been an eye opener when a close friend had major surgery that was completely unexpected. It makes you realize that we are not untouchable and even though we are in our late 20's early 30's bad things can happen.

I am still struggling to come up with other resolutions. Any ideas?

Do you make resolutions? What are they for 2012?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

25 Holiday Questions

Well, things have been super busy lately. But I thought I would join in on the fun around the blog world and answer some questions about Holiday traditions.
  • Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?
    • Hot Chocolate - Eggnog is a little too rich for me. But Wally decided that he like it this year! 
  • Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
    • Some unwrapped and some wrapped.
  • Colored lights on tree/house or white?
    • Colored lights for both when we were growing up. Now colored on the tree and white for on the house.
  • Do you hang mistletoe?
    • I never have, probably never will.
  • When do you hang up decorations?
    • Start bringing stuff out the day of Thanksgiving :)
  • What is you favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
    • Acorn squash with apples
  • Favorite holiday memory as a child?
    • Being able to unwrap on present Christmas eve (always PJ's) and going to a campfire.
  • What is on your christmas wish list?
    • My big gift  I am asking for this year is snow shoes.  I have pretty much everything I need and since we are in a rental home we don't have a ton of room for extra STUFF.
  • Do you open gifts on Christmas eve?
    • As kids we did, but as I mentioned earlier it was also PJ's. It is something that I would like to continue with my children even if there isn't a bonfire/party to go to.
  • How do you decorate your tree?
    • Lights go on first then the ornaments. This year we have a Christmas tree decorating party, sort of. We had friends from out of town here and we all decorated it together. It was a nice change.
  • Snow? Love it or Dread it?
    • Love it! I'm DREAMING of a WHITE Christmas.
  • Real tree or Fake?
    • Real one. The fake ones look nice and last longer. But; A) aren't good for the environment (tons of plastic) and B) don't smell like Christmas.
  • Do you remember your favorite gift?
    • I must say, I probably have on the the worst memories or anyone I know. I am sure I got some great presents over the years but I don't know if I have a favorite. I do love my new pillow I got last year.
  • Favorite holiday dessert?
    • Cookies - All kinds - I'm not picky.
  • What is the most important thing about Christmas for you?
    • Spending time with family.
  • What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
    • I can't say that I have one favorite tradition.
  • What tops your tree?
    • Growing up we had an Angel, however Wally and I now have a Star
  • Do you prefer giving or receiving?
    • Both obviously. I love when I think I have found a great gift that the person will love and didn't ask for.
  • What is your favorite Christmas song?
    • My new favorite song is the 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser.
  • Candy Canes? yuck or yum?
    • Love them. But I love almost All candy.
  • Favority Christmas movie?
    • Miracle on 34th Street
  • What do you leave for Santa?
    • Milk and Cookies, and Carrots for the Reindeer.
  • Do you have a Christmas morning tradition?
    • We were allowed to go through our stockings and play with the "Santa" gifts, before waking up our parents.
  • Do you prefer to shop on-line or at the mall?
    • Times are a changing... I used to be a mall shopper however it seems as though the gifts I want to give now a days are harder to come by and this year I did a lot of my shopping online, thanks to free shipping. Also is a great site where you can get a % of money back that you spent.
  • Christmas letter or card?
    • Christmas card. However my mom has been writing letters to go inside the card for as long as I can remember.

Friday, December 9, 2011

27 weeks

27 weeks!!

I am officially 6 months pregnant and I feel great. I have to give a lot of credit to my husband for helping me to stay active these last few weeks. As many of you know I ran until about 22 weeks. At that point there was just too much pressure in the pelvis that was not comfortable and having to pee every 15 minutes was just plain annoying. I had to plan my runs where I knew I would have somewhere to pee.

I recently had my 1 hour glucose test- which came back NORMAL! yay! I was a little nervous because this momma is craving sweets and I didn't want to have to watch what I ate. I must say I am doing pretty well. Making sure I have enough calcium because the baby sucks it out of you, fruits, and veggies, to balance the chocolate and ice cream :)

Are you all ready for christmas? I have surprising done a lot of my shopping online. I am quite proud of myself. I only have my father left to buy for, the dogs, and stocking stuffers! Then get the wrapping done. I am so excited to get some christmas baking done as well.

House Update:
Things are going along as planned. We have a foundation, well, and they are working on getting the power out to the house site. Now it is just sit and wait until April for the building to start. Well... no sitting around here. We are working with a kitchen designer to plan the layout and researching appliances and getting quotes for that.