Thursday, November 15, 2018

5.5.18 Roadtrip Day 5 Auburn Hills

Barking woke us (Guy had dogs in cages in his truck but while walking them there was nonstop barking)

I slept solidly until the barking at least.

I went to the car for something and didn't realize I walked right by the dogs until the head popped out and almost got me.

10:48 left hotel
10:57 super charger

Dave and Miles in Target and I worked out the entire time standing right near the car.
11:41 left super charger

1:45 We got to Aunt Nancy’s. We ate, talked, and did laundry.  It was the first time I was ever at their house. I hadn’t seen uncle Huey since 1999.  Ella had a blast playing with him and running and jumping and everything. She was great around new people.  We had gas station chicken and sides. We were discussing food on the way and I was surprised gas stations had fried chicken.

5:25 left Aunt Nancy’s house. Then I realized she worked on night and hadn’t slept and was supposed to work that night too! Oops.
We got to the super charger in Lansing and Miles was already asleep.
6:09 left super charger.

We drove through Lansing to see the capitol building. There were so many people taking prom pictures.

Freddy’s. We were on our way to Culver’s to try it out and saw Freddy’s. It was very new. We just had to go.   Miles woke up. Ella still slept.

Dave and Ella swam. Miles was still awake when they got back! He was eating. Ella was a wild nut. Late night again.
I expand a lot when I eat and throughout the day. I made a collage to show it.

Our efficiency is not good anymore.  We are bringing too much into hotel rooms. We have tons and don’t use and we wish we had other stuff.  I didn’t find my exercise loops and bands tonight.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

18 Weeks (November)

 Time is flying. I'm so busy doing a million things that I will forget I'm pregnant. 

Randomly I sneeze and it's a big pain in my lower abdomen.  Sometimes when I'm just randomly moving it does that too but then it goes away.

After I eat a big meal I can feel various ab muscles pulling. I'm much larger at night than I am in the morning.
I used a collage I made last time comparing 2 pregnancies and now I added the third. I tried to label with the years but it kept not saving but you can figure it out.  I feel like i was just as big with the other pregnancies by this point even though now it seems more pointed and less rounded. 

Size of baby: Bell Pepper, 5 - 5.8 inches long (from crown to rump)

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I gained 0.7 lb this week so overall I'm at a 2.7 lb loss from the start of pregnancy.  I was already at a gain by 18 weeks with both other pregnancies (.6 lb and 2.3 lb) but my actual weight is about halfway between the weights I was at with them. I weighed the most when I got pregnant with Ella. I was 10 lbs less than that when I got pregnant with Miles. 

Maternity Clothes:  Some only because I remember pulling them out too late before and some of the workout tanks were too small near the end of pregnancy. I want to get some use out of them. 

Gender: Boy

Movement: I'm so busy I don't notice. 

Sleep:  I often am woken up then awake and unable to fall back to sleep for a couple hours. 

What I miss: Being able to eat lunch meat on a quick sandwich.

Cravings: Nothing yet.  I kind of want some cravings

Aversions: Nothing really

Symptoms: I have crazy pregnancy dreams.

Best moment this week: I don't even know. I've done lots of fun stuff but not baby related. 

Looking forward to: having my feet feel better so I can get back to exercising. 

Exercise:  My plantar fasciitis is so bad that I'm barely working out. I think I did 1 workout video all week. Air quality is so bad too so I'm not running. 

Same this time: Well this time and last time I mentioned time was flying. Sleep sucks too. I also forgot that I was pregnant last time.  I never seem to have a best moment of the week.

Different from last time: I seemed to have more pregnancy symptoms when pregnant with Ella still at 18 weeks than I did with Miles or not.

18 Weeks with Ella

18 Weeks with Miles

Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 Week 45/52 Photo

Looking through my week of pictures, I thought I could have had a photo of the day. There was one I wanted to use every single day of the week.

I chose this one.  Ella wanted to take pictures with my camera. She was taking pictures of her panda bear. Then I gave her a 2nd panda bear. She was posing them.  Then I turn around and she has Miles sitting there holding the pandas. He was posing for her. I had nothing to do with it.  Too bad it's a little off center but just look at Miles. I can't believe he has some facial expressions besides his blank stare that he always has when I try to get him to pose.    I could have cropped the picture but I wanted to show it just as Ella took it.

Photo Taken November 10, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Ballet (11.10.18)

Ella had her last ballet class on Saturday, November 10. Well it's her last class for the Saturday session. She still goes on Wednesdays at school.  We almost had to leave early to go to a birthday party. I'm glad we didn't and bet Ella is too. They had the parents come inside and they performed for us. This was Ella's first class she didn't wear ballet shoes. She was mad her pink shoes were at school and didn't want to wear her black shoes. Also it's the first time her hair was not in a bun. She was being difficult when I was trying to do her hair so I did not do it.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fun Run Planning (10.20.18)

I tend to run events for mom group and decided to expand and organize a fun run and festival for the preschool.  It was a lot of work but actually way less work than other things I do for mom group since Beth ordered the food and ordered the bounce house. She figured out the snacks based on what I had used at a previous tot trot and then she called around and found a big bounce house.

We had a designer design the race bibs and the race medal for us. We are disappointed in them though because they shrunk down the circle instead of adjusting the wording to account for the hole for the necklace string. I am not sure how disappointed the kids are but I am quite disappointed in them.  We also have enough left for next year so I'll get to be disappointed again next year when the time comes.

We had to find a date and get board and church approval. It was also nice to be able to do it on campus.  Then we chose a cost to have it be a fundraiser. 
Beth and I walked a few different loops early on to plan a course. Then we walked again closer to the event to finalize the course.
We had games and various booths for after the race.  The balloon arch was a nice touch too.

It was nice having a Halloween theme because we could use Halloween decorations to decorate and use cobwebs to create the photo booth.

We had a few volunteers help set up and do registration which was a huge help. Since it was a smaller event, we did not have official race packets so you just picked up your race bib the day of the event.

We had people register via paypal, check, or cash. It might be easier to have a more legit way to sign up next year instead of a google form and payment options. I was reminding people often not to forget to pay.

We had bagels with cream cheese, bananas, granola bars, and water as post race snacks. Beth also brought tomatoes from her garden that people said were delicious.

Since we were using the same race medals for 2 years in a row, we did not get the date put on them and we printed labels with the date and put them on the back of the medals.   We did a lot of printing for the signs, bibs, and medals the day before. It would be easier to do it more in advance but we were taking sign-ups up until a few days before the event.

Next year it will be even smoother to set up and do all the prep work when we do it.

I sent out an email the day before so people knew more of what to expect. 

Costumes are encouraged!

Agenda:9:30 - Registration (sign in and pick up your race bib)9:30 -10:30 Hair Braiding booth9:30 - Bounce House!9:55 - Start lining up!10:00 - Race for 4-7 year olds~10:05 - Race for 1-3 year olds. 10:15 - Games, Face Painting, Bounce House

The Registration table will be in the breezeway, where the race will start and end.  There will be some balloons so we will be hard to miss. Children participating in the Fun Run will need a race bib to participate so be sure to arrive early enough to get the bib.

The fun run is untimed and the prizes will be handed out at the finish.

Adult cooperation during race line-up ensures a fun race experience for all. Please line up your older racers who are running solo at the start line and younger racers accompanied by an adult at the back. This will allow all kids a chance to run!  Kids can run or walk to finish. You can even carry your child for part of the event. It’ll be fun. No matter how they get to the finish line, they’ll get a finisher medal. Parents, we love your enthusiasm and encourage you to cheer your kids to the finish line. We will be running 2 heats. Ages 4 through 7 will run first. They will run 0.3 mile through campus and the parking lot. The kids 3 and under will run the same course but in a second heat.

Post race snacks will be near the registration table. There will be water, granola bars, cuties, bananas, and bagels.

Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 Week 44/52 Photo

I ran my first 5k in almost 3 years.  Dave took some pictures of me finishing. I actually liked a picture he took of me better at the start but I can't seem to get it to show up on the google photos so we'll go with this one. I like this one because I'm smiling even though it was tough.  I ran faster than I thought. I didn't train. I ran a race for the first time in many years without a Garmin so I didn't know my pace. It might even have been the first 5k I've run doing intervals. I hope to make a separate post about the race and the kids tot trot.

Photo taken November 4, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Preschool Photos 11-7-18

They had class photos at preschool. Individual and sibling shots. They are so cute.  She got Miles to smile having his may various food items.
There were 14 pictures taken and I bought all the digital images.