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Weekend report and next weeks fitness schedule

Sunday, November 08, 2009

First things first. Here is my plan for this week -
Sunday - Rest
Monday - 4 mile walk with ST
Tuesday - 3 mile walk
Wednesday - 4 mile walk with ST
Thursday - 3 mile walk
Friday - 4 mile walk with ST
Saturday - 2 mile walk
Sunday - Rest

Now onto the fun stuff!! This weekend was so much fun. My parents came down and were so happy to see me and my ever growing baby belly! They could not believe it! I think after seeing my husband and I married for 10 years and not really planning on having children, they as soon to be grandparents are in shock.....and SO excited! Oh, I should mention that my husband and I are BOTH only children so this really is a BIG deal for both sets of parents!

My mom and I went to the Christmas markets, baby stores and so on while my Dad and my husband worked on the house. We are painting the upstairs and downstairs right now in preparation for the baby. We picked out a beautiful color for my gym room called of all things Jogging Path! Ha! How cool is that?!?! The study is now a wonderful shade of dark cranberry red we found called Crabby Apple and it is the perfect color for what I wanted! We are decorating the study very dark with low lamps and dark woods so the deep red I feel wil really go well with the ambiance we going for.

At the Christmas market I bought this amazing candlelabra that is over 6 ft tall and holds 7 candles for my entry way, oh it is jus lovely! I am a candle nut so finding this made my day! I can just see it now draped with ribbons and garland for the holidays!!! We bought a few more things for the house and then heading off to the baby store the following day. We found a few more cribs that we liked and now we will have to wait and see if we are having a boy or girl before we decide which to buy! Only 8 more days and we will know!

In terms of my walks, my mom and I did an easy 4 miler on Friday which made my total for the week only 10.55. So I did not reach my goal for the week. This week I really need to get back on track with my walking, not only for me but for my growing baby! I feel fantastic and so happy! My husband and I both feel extremely blessed at this moment and are thanking God for every second we are able to share together. The closeness you feel to your husband as you are carrying his baby is something I cannot describe. I love it in every way! He is my world and now I have this little life that we created together growing inside, and it truly is a miracle. Our love and our life, will never be the same and we could not be happier.



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  • NUTRIGIRL08
    Thanks for posting and sharing your life. It brought a smile to my face today! Reminded me that we are truly blessed to have husbands and babies. I had forgotten....thanks for reminding me. Hope you get your mileage in this week. You are truly an inspiration to all.
    4087 days ago
  • MBSHAZZER
    Hi Jen, I love reading these blogs! They are so positive and full of happy energy! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend with your parents - they must be overjoyed! And your decoration plans for the house sound fantastic! BF and I are going to decorate the condo for the first time this year for the holidays & I am so excited about that! Have a wonderful week!
    4088 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    Your happiness is like ready to jump across the computer and take over the world! I love to read your blogs!
    You know, all things considered, your timing with moving back to the U.S. and having the baby so close to home ( so that your parents can visit so often-- I mean, I doubt they could have come up for the week-end in Siberia-LOL) is just so wonderful for all of you guys- you get to share this experience in person and not just through a web cam! ( even though technology is pretty darn cool these days)
    I also like that you're not freaking yourself out too much about the whole exercise stuff-- yes, it's important you stay active, but shopping and running around is actually quite some exercise. Plus, getting endorphins just by being around your loved ones is huge in itself!

    Have a great week and enjoy your walks!
    4088 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1425027
    So happy to read this, and you are truly blessed!

    It could not have happened to a nicer friend! Love ya sweetie!!!
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    4088 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Hi Jenn...what a beautiful, inspiring and uplifting blog. As a 'lonely only' myself..I know how excited your parents and you are! I am so happy that this new little life will be welcomed into the world by doting and loving parents and grandparents! God bless and keep you all! How smart you are to keep up your fitness during your pregnancy...it will help you recover so much faster.

    Welcome little baby..you are loved! emoticon
    4089 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    How exciting to be expecting. I am so happy for you and your husband.

    Take care of yourself and keep up the good work. I walked daily with my second pregnancy and the delivery was no problem for me. I was at the hospital not even an hour before Jason was born and I required no medication. It was just the best!

    Hugs, Sunny
    4089 days ago
  • KAYAKID
    Jen very nice! your blog was perfecr. It what life is about - Loving and having children. You are blessed - it being November I am so thankful for are only child he is 17 now and so grateful for my wife of 29 years and the life we have together. thanks for reminding me of my blessings. Have a great week!
    4089 days ago
  • AGGIE56
    I love reading your blog. It reminds me of my first pregnancy 22 years ago. It really was a special time, just as yours is. I swam all during my pregnancy, and it really helped with the delivery as well. Anyway, have fun with all the changes in your home, and especially the nursery. Good luck with the delivery!! I hope it goes smoothly.
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    4089 days ago
  • ABBIEOCHOA
    You sound like a super-excited mommy to be! I am so happy for you and love the energy in your blog. On a side note, during my first pregnancy I walked a lot like you are and had a very easy delivery with no drugs. Everyone said it was the walking so, keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    4089 days ago
  • AVALONAPPLE
    I am so happy for the both of you! My mother was an only child and I can't describe how nice it was for my brothers and I to have our grandparents all to ourselves:) Sounds like your Christmas preparations are well under way. I've started my shopping..just a few bits here and there. However, the heavy duty stuff will commence next week...I love having the month of December free, so I can actually ENJOY the season.

    Your blogs are incredibly uplifting and I benefit so much from reading them. They are both genuine and positive..a great combination! Have a wonderful week!
    Jennifer
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  • LINNLAT
    Beautiful reflection of marriage and parenthood. May God bless and keep you and your family.
    4089 days ago
  • KAYLSLYNN
    PRAISE GOD THIS IS WONDERFUL. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. KAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4089 days ago
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