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Mayhem Monday: Is it time to Slow Down?

Last week was unofficially birthday week for my hubby. I tend to stretch out his and the boys’ birthdays over the span of a week for some reason. Maybe I’m over-compensating for my ill-fated December 17 birthday that’s often hard to really celebrate because of the time of year. Or maybe I just like cake. There’s that too.



Either way, I think we had a lot of fun, a lot of food and a lot of memories made. Yesterday was the final celebration with my side of the family. We had a simple brunch of bagels, fresh fruit and pie. Yum!! I also got raves on the fresh orange juice courtesy of my Breville juicer. I suspect they may see a spike in sales this week.

Torpedo belly, post 2.5 mile run.

Torpedo belly, post 2.5 mile run.

I managed only one run last week and that was pretty much the only exercise I did. I was feeling even more worn out than usual, sleeping even worse than usual but have been noticing a lot of cramping, low back pain that I haven’t experienced yet. Not the usual “stretching” type pain, more like period cramps, not overwhelming but enough for me to stop and take notice. I really noticed it on Thursday and Friday when I had to pause walking home from dropping the kids off at daycare (a 3 minute walk) to breathe. I’ve never experienced this with either of my other pregnancies so I don’t know if it’s just a “version” of Braxton Hicks (which I am well acquainted with) or if there’s something else going on. I don’t want to be paranoid but I also don’t want to ignore the symptoms if it’s something more than just BH. I see my doctor this week so we’ll see what she says. For now, I’m just taking it easy and monitoring everything.

33 weeks. And in a dress. Impressive!

33 weeks. And in a dress. Impressive!

So with that said, any workouts this week are likely suspended until I get an all-clear from my doc. I’ll still walk the kids to daycare but I want to talk over everything with her before I do anything more. As much as I’d love to have this baby asap, 33 weeks pregnant is way to early for that to be happening.

I’ll probably be taking advantage of the extra time to start freezer meal planning, digging out baby clothes and diapers to wash, and maybe I’ll finally get some of my crochet projects done!

The never-ending baby blanket. I might finish it for his/her college years.

The never-ending baby blanket. I might finish it for his/her college years.

First attempt at an elf hat and multiple colours. This one for girl, next, one for boy.

First attempt at an elf hat and multiple colours. This one for girl, next, one for boy.

Have a great week everyone!

**Update: after getting this ready to post up for Monday, I ended up with a wicked sore throat/cold. My 3rd this summer. Grrrrr. I guess I’ll be resting whether I want to or not**

Mayhem Monday: Bring on the Heat!

This weekend was a scorcher! First super hot weekend of the summer (better late than never). I think we pretty much saw it all, from freak thunder showers to rainbows to blistering hot sunshine. It was an awesome weekend to celebrate a very cool guy in my life: my hubby! Technically, his birthday isn’t untilContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Racing my 4 Year Old

After basking in the glow of the Fargo 10k, I ended up taking most of the week off. Not intentionally, I actually felt pretty good but work kept me glued to my desk during the day, negating my usual workout time. There are some major, major changes going on that will take effect before IContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Tantrums and November-Like Running

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was race weekend here and even though I wasn’t racing, I enjoyed watching everyone’s results come in and seeing all the great race photos. I’m looking forward to digging into some good race recaps this week. I did manage to get out for what endedContinue Reading

Time to Spring Clean with Lorna Jane

I will be the first to admit that Spring hasn’t exactly sprung around my neck of the woods. I still have about 5 feet of snow in my front yard and just recently came across my driveway for the first time since November. It’s definitely been a long winter but now that Spring seems toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Maternity Edition

Now that our big secret is out, I feel so much better. Not that it going to stay a secret much longer anyway. With my very rapidly expanding belly and my not-so-rapidly expanding pants, it was getting a bit painful trying to pour myself into normal clothes. Even with the belly band, it’s pretty uncomfortableContinue Reading

Mayhem…Wednesday? Taking an unplanned internet hiatus

I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell networkContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Cold weather and a day date with my love

Well hello March. Glad you decided to stop in. Too bad you didn’t bring Spring-like weather with you. My only consolation to the deep freeze (-50C with wind) weather is that there are places in Canada that have been colder. Not sure how that’s possible but alas, this is winter. Last week, I managed 2Continue Reading

Scenes from the Week

Mayhem Monday: Birthday and Olympic Withdrawal

Another week has come and gone. Last week was a short week because we had a holiday on Monday. Add that to my day off on Wednesday and a 3-day work-week isn’t too shabby. The downside is that 5 days worth of work still needs to be done. I was definitely ready for the weekend.Continue Reading