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Mayhem Monday: The Bad, The Ugly and some Great

I am so done, done, done, DONE being pregnant. D-O-N-E. Finished. Finito. La Fin. Gah!!!

Ok, so I didn’t have the greatest week. Two days last week, I got zero (and I mean…zero) sleep. My legs were so bad that I had to constantly move around. It was awful and after several meltdowns, I declared myself done with this pregnancy and ready to birth this child. Of course the only problem is that I still have 5 more weeks and I don’t go into labour on my own (hence two failed inductions and 2 c-sections) so I have to wait for my surgery date before any of this can happen.

There have been several times in the last week that I’ve questioned whether or not I’m going to make it. Physically, the exhaustion is overwhelming. Mentally, I’m starting to get resentful and depressed. I know it’s just a short time left and after months of this nonsense, it actually is a comfort to me to know that I really am almost “there”. I just need to hang on. It’s all worth it in the end.

The week wasn’t a total waste so now that I’ve lamented about my problems, let’s switch gears to something happy.

Morning coffee in the sunroom on a beautiful day.

Morning coffee in the sunroom on a beautiful day.

We had ourselves a heat wave this week. Sunny and hot every day. Not great for running (only managed 1 run with the boys in the Thule Chariot to and from the park), but fabulous for just about everything else. I met up with some friends and their kids at the beach on Wednesday and the boys had a blast. They played so nicely together and spent most of the day playing in the sand by the shore. They were exhausted. It was glorious.

Summer runnin' with my little men.

Summer runnin’ with my little men.

This weekend, I did my last photo shoot (I do some photography part time on the side) before officially going on maternity leave from that until next year. It was a great morning and a beautiful family. It always makes my heart smile when I get to do something I have a passion for and photography definitely ranks up there. After that, we took the boys to the kids amusement park just outside of town. Hubby’s work does a few family days throughout the year where they provide free admission somewhere, lunch and so forth for the staff. His company is huge so this is a big deal. Last year, Mr. O. was too small to go on anything other than the merry-go-round (not a fan) and the little train that chugs around the perimeter of the park. Fit Boy was not into rides so we basically went on a couple of things, I watched them eat lunch (no veggie options) and we went home. Not a bad time but we were definitely happy it didn’t cost us anything.

If you're going to feel like a beached whale, might as well go to the beach.

If you’re going to feel like a beached whale, might as well go to the beach.

This year, whoa!! What a difference! The boys were all over that park and on all kinds of rides. It was awesome! I only wish I could have gone on some of the rides with them. They had so much fun and I think my heart just about exploded from watching them have so much fun together. What a huge difference a year can make. We’re already looking forward to next year!

Another great thing about this year’s event was that they provided veggie dogs for us as an option. This was huge for me. I don’t go to these types of events expecting my diet to be catered too. I’ll usually bring a snack for myself and not worry too much about it. I’m more thankful that they do this, free of charge for us, so that my family can enjoy a special day out together without worrying about the cost at the end of the day. I was so happy that they’re starting to incorporate vegetarian options into their events. Times are changing!

All in all, a fabulous day. So much fun that I didn’t take my phone out to take a picture once in our time there. I was too busy running after my kids and waving to them on the rides to even think about that. Signs of a good, good day.

Have a great week everyone!

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.Continue Reading

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

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