28 Weeks

Weight: 23 lbs.
Sleep: I think my days of good sleep are over. I wake up multiple times a night, usually drink an entire bottle of water at night, check my computer, readjust the pillows etc... until I finally do fall back to sleep.
Mileage: 8 miles. Still running by adding in a lot more walk breaks!
Miss Anything: Fitting places... I even pulled into a parking space only to find out that I could not fit out of the car. So I just left not to return.
Cravings: Fruit! All fruit is so cold and I love it.
Looking Forward: To the beach trip in a few weeks! Grace's first time seeing the beach. I can not wait to see it through her eyes!

Here is a 28 week picture with Grace.

27 Weeks

Sorry no picture this week. Time is flying by too fast!

Weight: 22 lbs. I am trying to slow it down, but that does not seem to be happening...
Sleep: I just have to say "ok" for this week. I keep waking up really early. I should just get out of bed and get somethings done, but I am afraid of waking the little one and then I would get nothing done and not rest..
Mileage: 5 miles. I know I blew it this week. I hurt my hip this week and it literally hurt to just walk. So I took it easy and went to the chiropractor and am hoping to get more in this week.
Miss Anything: Feeling like myself. Enough said.
Cravings: Anything but water. I drink a lot of water and usually do not mind the taste, but lately I am REALLY tired of water!
Looking Forward: Our vacation in 4 weeks where we are going to take Grace to the beach for the first time!!!

26 Weeks

Weight: 20 lbs. I wish this number would hold still for a while, but that would probably mean I will have to stop eating so much ice cream!
Sleep: This week Michael was having a difficult time sleeping and just had his hand on my belly and he said David Michael was having a dance party in there he was moving so much. Michael could not understand how I was sleeping through all that, but when you chase around a two year old all day and keep a house up you can sleep through about anything.
Mileage: 13 miles. I was proud of myself this week I did a lot more exercising, but I have to admit there were A LOT of walk break in those 13 miles, so not all of them are running miles.
Miss Anything: Being able to be comfortable to bend over. My wonderful husband even painted my toenails for me, because for the next 15 weeks I will not longer be able to do that.
Cravings: Anything cold! Watermelon, Salad, Fruit, and Milkshakes!
Looking Forward: I have another doctors appointment tomorrow. I always love going and hearing about our little boy!

25 Weeks

 This picture was taken up in Hendersonville after hanging out at the Apple Festival. We desperately needed to cool off!

Weight: 18 lbs. Rapidly increasing on the scale, and it shows in the belly! It really seems like it just popped out this week! I am now completely wearing all maternity clothes (minus a few pairs of running shorts - elastic waistband do wonders)
Sleep: Hips are still hurting, but I am so tired lately I have been able to get in some good sleep. I get my best sleep up until midnight, so I try to go to bed as early as possible to get some good sleep.
Mileage: 2 miles. Not my best week. Have a lot going on and not much of an opportunity to run.
Miss Anything: Just being comfortable. Those days are over, at least for the next 15 weeks.
Cravings: Really salad this week and anything that is cold.
Looking Forward: Christmas! Enough said.

More on Grace's Birthday...

As I said in my last post, Grace is obsessed with "hop hops" aka rabbits, especially Peter Rabbit. We read "hop hop" books before bed, we watch "hop hop" on the tv, we draw "hop hops". So it was kind of a no brainer when I decided the theme for birthday #2.

I stole the bunny garland idea from here. I just printed off the template, cut out the bunnies on colorful cardstock paper, glued cotton balls and strung them together. They are still hanging in our kitchen because Grace likes to point them out every day and it makes it smile.

 I made these little bunny cups which I think the kids thought were pretty cute, but really impracticable. Also another pinterest idea found here. I also made the silverware into carrots, but I do not think I took a picture of them, but you can find them on pinterest here.

As far as the menu:

Bunny tails (jumbo marshmellows)


Peter Rabbit Pouches (can be found at Publix)

 Carrots and Ranch (can a Peter Rabbit be complete without carrots?!?!)

 Blueberries and Strawberries

Carrot Cake ( recipe here, I just eliminated the nuts for allergy reasons)

Bunny cheese crackers

For lunch:

Hot dogs, grilled chicken, baked beans, pasta salad, chili, slaw, chips, sweet tea, juice and plenty of water.

I do not claim to be creative, but I sure can search pinterest well. I really just love making birthdays something special. Hope this will help you with some of your future parties.

Grace's 2nd Birthday Party

So hard to believe our sweet baby girl turned TWO this past weekend! We had the best time celebrating our little girl with our friends & family. We kept asking her all morning, "how old are you today!?" and she would say "two!" and hold out her hand. Instead of saying "Happy Birthday" she would just say "to you"! I love that little girl!

Grace is crazy about "hop hops". AKA Peter Rabbit. So I just ran with the whole Peter Rabbit theme.

 More to come on all the party details... Stay tuned.

Grace, we love you more than words can say. You are the sweetest, silliest little girl around. You amaze us every day, and although we would love for time to stand still so we can keep you this little forever, we can't wait to see what's in store for you as you grow up. 
You are our pride and joy!
Happy 2nd Birthday!!!

24 Weeks

Weight: 14 lbs. Rapidly growing!
Sleep: With Grace's birthday party this week and a lot of family in I slept so well because I was completely exhausted when my head hit the pillow. I am still recovering, but at least I sleep well this way!
Mileage: 8 miles. I guess this is going to be my average.
Miss Anything: Being able to bend over easily. Grace likes to "drop" things out of the grocery cart, which gets really old really fast bending over and over!
Cravings: I can not say that I have had any cravings, but I am getting really tired of just drinking water. What I would do for a diet sunkist!
Looking Forward: Still looking forward to December! It can not come soon enough.