25 weeks!!

Running while pregnant

So I have been walking for exercise almost everyday since my last prenatal appointment in order to keep my weight in check. Yesterday during my walk, I felt really good and began to jog. The pace was almost 2x slower than my pre-pregnancy average pace, BUT it felt good nonetheless. I did walk most of the first mile and periodically when I had a sharp pain. I ended up doing a 5k in 49 minutes. My PR in the 5k is 23:32.

I was hopeful that since it didn’t hurt too bad during, that afterwards I would still feel good and if so, planned to do it again either the next day or in the near future.

It was much to my dismay that I woke up with the same round ligament pains I experienced that made me decide previously not to run until after I give birth and recover :(

Hello running; farewell running. Until mid-February…

Evening hike :)

My first attempt at vegan mozzarella sticks!
Recipe adapted from:
 http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-mozzarella-sticks/

I used the follow your heart brand of vegan mozzarella.

Soooo gooood!

My first attempt at vegan mozzarella sticks!
Recipe adapted from:
http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/vegan-mozzarella-sticks/

I used the follow your heart brand of vegan mozzarella.

Soooo gooood!

My hike!

Today has been wonderful!

First-I only woke up 1 time last night!!
So I was in a good mood right away and felt refreshed. I met up with one of my best friends for a coffee (decaf w/soy) and accidently spilled some down the front of my shirt! Then my friend and I quick went to a nearby maternity and kids clothes consignment shop and I bought a fresh shirt for $7, before heading off to work.
I was running ahead of schedule and decided to drive around some back roads to kill time, which was really fun. Then I worked with my client for 4 hours and he did a good job responding to my interventions and prompting! I felt my baby kicking a lot off and on during the session too!
Then I had a meeting with my boss, who reviewed my latest behavior support plan and functional behavior assessment and gave me kudos, plus company “bingo tickets” which I won $11 on!
She also asked me which cases I wanted to drop after maternity leave and agreed with my choices! So I will most likely have about 14 direct hours and 4 non direct after I come back!! I think that will be great!
I stopped to get ingredients to make vegan mozzarella sticks and went home.
From the mail I found out I may not need as many continuing education credits to renew my license! This could save me $400 this year!
And then I went for a hike at my favorite park while hubby did trail running!

Awesome day :)

107 days to go!

107 days to go!

Scheduled maternity pics!

It will be at 30 weeks!!
Doing them outside at a local park for $60/half hour session. Hoping I’m not super swollen by then!

Found this cutie out front when I was taking the recycling out last night :) I put him right back after taking this vid of his/her cuteness!

Infrared bully

Infrared bully

Someone I went to high school lost their baby at 21 weeks

It is so sad. They were going to be such great parents. And I hope they will get the chance again.

Crying for them and cherishing even more than before every movement I feel of my little one inside.

Reflecting on how blessed and lucky I am for all I have been given and worked for in my life.

jps-mommy:

Tie dyed onesies!
Not terrible for my first attempt at tie dye.
Wish they would have turned out a little better.
On well, they’re still cute.

So cute!!

Thank you so much…

smoothsweetness
theycallmetabs
ohlovingyou
patchoulisoakedmama

You have no idea how much your kind words helped me!
Thank you :)

neon-vagina:

bigeisamazing:

ronaldreagay:

laughing cow cheese huh?
image
I BET THAT COW WASNT LAUGHING WHEN YOU SLAUGHTERED IT HUH

you don’t kill a cow

to make cheese

image

this is literally my favorite

Umm male calves are slaughtered (veal) as a byproduct of the dairy industry…so that comment makes more sense then you think.

(via magnificently-despondent)