Wednesday, August 23, 2017

depeche mode.

Back in June, for Brock's birthday, I surprised him with tickets to the Depeche Mode concert. I also convinced Tyson and Margot to come with us!
Depeche Mode will always hold a special place in our hearts because our first dance was "Somebody"
36wks pregnant, concert, food, friends, and music- it was a good night.... except for the being 36wks pregnant uncomfortable ;)

Monday, August 21, 2017


My baby girl started kindergarten!
She has been beyond ready for this- and was so excited. 
Meet the teacher day:
Ms. Hiner & Ms. Wise
She wears uniforms, so the night before consisted of which tie, shoes and socks- no complaining from this mama!
She had it all laid out and ready to go.
Morning of I surprised her with this:
And we picked up some apples from Kneaders to wrap and give to her teachers:
Then she was on her way!
I did sneak back by and grab her out for a few minutes to witness the eclipse. She had been talking about it for weeks and it did not disappoint her:
After school it was time for some treats
Love her and her excitement about school. What I was most proud of was when I picked her up she told me that on the playground there was a girl that was sitting by herself- so she went up to her and told her that she would be her friend and then played with her for the rest of recess. She even took her new friend over to her other friends and introduced them so they could all play together. This was the best thing she could've told me for her first day of school. I am so proud of the sweet spirit she is.
She wants to be: an Archeologist/Dino scientist

Sunday, August 13, 2017

pizza night.

We had a fun pizza night with some friends today- Brock of course made all the dough (henceforth called "brock's bread") and we headed over to the Kandell's house to cook it up on their pizza oven!
The kids LOVED it- and who could blame them, it was delicious. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

baby bump update.

Wow, I have not been on top of my pregnancy "updates" this time around. SO... here is an update from 20wks until now!
20 +1 weeks
20+2 weeks.
21 + 2 weeks. Loving that my body is still allowing me to run- no matter how slow it might be!
but some runs are clearly better than others...
22 weeks.
22 + 6 weeks.
23 + 3 weeks. Still able to keep up with Brock on a longish Saturday trail run! Ok...he may be slowing down a little for me ;)
24 + 2 weeks. 
24 + 5 weeks. 
It was around here that I went in for my drs appt and they scared me. They said that my belly measurement was measuring 3 weeks too small and that they wanted to do an ultrasound in a month to measure her exactly and make sure she was ok. I spent the next several weeks panicking ... only to find out all was good with baby girl when we went in for the ultrasound weeks later :)
25 weeks.
25 + 4 days.
It was somewhere in here that we traveled to Texas and I came down with some vicious bug. I ended up in the hospital due to dehydration because I could not keep liquids down and it was making my uterus start to cramp. They gave me meds, kept me for awhile, tons of fluids, monitored baby- and all was good after a bit. Thank goodness! But I was MISERABLE for about a week after that as well. My body was beat. Pregnant chicks should just not be allowed to get that sick. It was the worst. 
yummy glucose test! 27 + 6 weeks.
This was the ultrasound/appt that they assured us all was good with baby girl's growth.
pics for a JL blog post... 
29 + 6 weeks.
When mom came down, she helped me relieve so much stress by helping me get the nursery all ready! We found all of hadley's old clothes etc and washed them and got everything ready for baby girl. Hadley loves going through and seeing all her old stuff. 
 30 weeks.
31weeks and I think all the traveling plus just getting much bigger and not sleeping as well has made me really tired... I just don't have energy much anymore. 
started getting a crazy nightly craving for butterfingers around 31 weeks. 
32 + 4 weeks.

overall, these last 12ish weeks have been good. I'm now to the point of having to pee all the time, super uncomfortable, and my workouts are not nearly as intense and often as they once were. My runs are slowing down and getting shorter- and more of a walk/jog method. I did manage, however, to run 4 miles with Brock on the trails when we went to Pebble. That was nice and good for my soul.

Beck had a moment- He pointed to my belly and said "awwww, baby sister!!" and I thought we were having a sweet moment... then he proceeded to point to my chest and said "ohhhh *pause* BIIIIGGGG baby sister" ... ugh. hah

I am SO thirsty all the time- but especially at night. Which really sucks because then I'm either up all night or I stay thirsty. 

current cravings:
sleep, green juice (the 'sublime' from nektar to be specific), water water water, bathrooms, my belly support band, and butterfingers.


I absolutely love the days/evenings we decide to just drive into the mountains and have an adventure. 
"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul"