Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fabulous Fall!

This weekend has been so great! Why, you ask? I did some fun things...that's why! Warning: they are not that exciting, but were so fun to me, especially since I am feeling good. Yesterday (Saturday), I went to my Stroller Strides class and didn't get dizzy or lightheaded...SCORE! Then, the hubster and I went to the Farmer's Market to get veggies. Favorite purchase: lettuce. Strange, I know...but this is not just your ordinary lettuce. It is flavored lettuce. We got lemon flavor, spicy arugula, and some other "boring" types, such as, romaine. We had chicken thighs with a salad for dinner and it was so delish!! We also went to the school we live by and played basketball together. After dinner, we made chocolate chip cookies and watched The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo. Strange movie, but the overall day was seriously one of my favs since we have been here.

Today (Sunday), we went to a pumpkin patch. It was so adorable! Animals, pony rides, bounce houses, hay rides (note to self: do not wear leggings then go on a hayride...hay sticks to leggings like no other), and of course...picking pumpkins! We went with two other couples and their kids, which totally makes me want Nathan here that much sooner so he can experience all this fun stuff the world has to offer. Here are some of the silly pictures...



Got home just in time for the hubby to do some Fantasy Football before the games started. Hopefully his team will win this week to put the icing on this awesome weekend cake. Thank you last week of September for being such a good bring on October!

Fall in love with Fall. :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Parenting Humor

My husband and I are not technically parents...yet. We have less than 2 months until Nathan arrives and I am getting more and more excited to become a mommy. Don't get me wrong; I am definitely scared of a lot of the unknowns that come with parenthood. I feel as if I'm not going to be a super paranoid mom, but we'll see when the little guy gets here how much I will be eating my words.

One thing I am almost certain about is humor. My husband is always making me laugh, even if it is about the smallest things. But sometimes the smallest things are the most important to laugh about. For example, I was telling the hubster I was nervous about working out again since the last two times I did not feel so hot. We were just discussing how much pregnancy changes a woman and he says, "Well, we are both pregnant." After I gave him a ridiculous look, he gave me these reasons on why he is "pregnant" too. 1. He has to sleep with his own blanket instead of sharing. 2. He has to eat the random "craving" foods I have in the house. I just started laughing. Yes, he was joking and he gave a couple other ridiculous, rated-R reasons I will not put in this post. It may not seem funny to others, but we got a kick out of it and that's all that matters.

Keeping humor within a relationship is crucial and I can only hope we can keep it going when Nathan joins the family. What got me thinking of the humor topic was a link a friend shared with me. Now, I will share it with you. It is parents who made a rap about parenting and it is hilarious. I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

2 Months Left in Pregnancy...

I haven't written a post in awhile due to a vacation back to visit family and friends before Lil' Nathan makes his arrival. Oh yeah, I don't think I announced we decided his name...Nathan Taylor! We LOVE it. Anyhoo..vacation back home to Cali was both fun and exhausting. Some of my high school friends threw me a surprise baby shower (Mustache Bash), saw some friends in San Diego, visited my brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew, and of course, my mom. There were some great times and A LOT of driving. My butt is still feeling it. Two weeks was barely enough time to see everyone, but it was nice to be back home to my hubster.

Since being home it seems as if pregnancy wants to start kicking my ass. I've only been home for 4 days. The morning after I got back I felt nauseous and had a burning in my throat. I had no idea what was happening. I asked a couple of my "mom friends" if they experienced it before. The response: heartburn. My response: no way...the burning isn't in my heart. Their response: heartburn, get tums. I got the tums. They have helped, but the fact I had heartburn without eating acidic foods was strange. Apparently it is just part of pregnancy and the doctor said it will probably get worse. Awesome.

I also started going back to my Stroller Stride classes. I went to one yesterday (Friday) and did a low impact level since I had taken 2 weeks off. About half way into the class, going up a hill I've walk multiple times, I started to get nauseous, dizzy, and lightheaded. WTF!? I had a good breakfast, slept 8 hours, and drank water...what now? I sat down, rested, and finished the class on an even lower impact level. I went home, took a nap, and felt better. Today (Saturday) I went to the class again. I figured it was just getting back into my routine. I took it easy again. Again, I felt lightheaded, dizzy, and not only nauseous...I actually threw up once.

At this point I'm pissed and frustrated. Just 2 weeks ago I was doing Crossfit Mom with the hubby and doing Stroller Strides 4 times a week without a single problem. Why now? I am short of breath easily, tired more than usual, and not able to complete a very simple workout. I refuse to give up. I will continue going to my classes and working out, even if its only half the class.

I have a couple theories on why I'm feeling this way. 1. I'm almost 32 weeks pregnant and getting bigger. 2. It's been 2 weeks since working out. 3. I'm jet lagged and only been back home for 4 days.

It may be a combination of them all. I've had such an easy pregnancy I guess it's my time to be in some pain and discomfort. Wish I wasn't, but I only have 2 more months left. I can do it. I will do it. I may complain about it, but I know the end result will be all worth it.

Note to my son, Nathan: Take it easy on will have plenty of opportunities to make me crazy. I love you and can't wait to meet you. You already take my breath away...literally.