36 Weeks

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Date: 8/16/16

Cravings: Cheese & ice cream

Bump: This child is living in my right lung.

Latest Project: Painting the crib – almost done!

Nursery Status: After the crib is finished, we just need to put the room back together and hang up all the art work!

Fear: That I don’t know how I am going to handle two kids at the same time.

Excitement: Seeing friends with tiny newborns and knowing how itty-bitty and snuggly you will be. I am really looking forward to babywearing again.  It feels like forever since Hammie was so tiny and curled up on my chest in her wrap.

Complaint: Heartburn. Skin/muscle stretching pain. General fatigue and poor sleep.

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30 Before 30

Happy ‘belated’ Half Birthday to me! On July 24th, I celebrated the major milestone of being halfway through my 30th year on this planet.  I celebrated almost three decades of life and, also, celebrated my 4th day sans toddler and hubs (thanks hubs, this “outgoing introvert” was desperate for some quality alone time) for the first time since she was born.

Although it is hard to be believe all the changes that have occurred in the past three decades most of the life-altering changes have occurred in the past 5 years. The years haven’t been without their challenges and, this year, I am adding our newest challenge- baby #2.  We are no longer able to double-team our opponent.  It’s now man-to-man coverage. #holyshitwhatdidwedo

Between toddler potty-training and baby preparation, I decided to carve out some time this year to do me – to make time to do fun things that we normally wouldn’t prioritize into our busy lives and scarce weekends. Here is my list – my bucket list –  My 30 before 30.

  1. Have a picnic*
  2. Family themed Halloween costumes
  3. Make cake pops*
  4. Do a shot-ski
  5. Visit Surly*
  6. Sushi from an actual sushi restaurant
  7. Finish painting the kitchen/livingroom/stairway
  8. Family bike ride*
  9. Go to see fireworks*
  10. See the Spring Babies at the Zoo*
  11. Golf date*
  12. Roast marshmallows*
  13. Drink a flirtini
  14. Collect all Sweetland Orchard’s new summer brews
  15. Go to the Red Barn Pizza Farm*
  16. Glam Doll Doughnuts*
  17. Go to a drive-in movie
  18. Visit Schell’s Brewery
  19. Water park
  20. Make homemade ice cream
  21. Minnehaha Falls
  22. White Castle
  23. Color run/walk*
  24. Daytrip to Stillwater*
  25. Make fancy NA drinks for summer vacations
  26. Visit a county fair*
  27. Eat at Cossetta’s
  28. Brit’s Pub rooftop bar*
  29. Eve of Distruction*
  30. Get ice cream from Dairy Delite*

* items that I have already completed.

7 Years