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37 weeks Pregnant and Exhausted

Just a quick pop-in to say…still here!

I’m at the stage now where any amount of silence/non-communication results in the “maybe she’s having the baby” and I can assure by looking down at my non-existent feet, that is not the case. Baby 3.0 is still cooking away, though I will happily admit that I’m ready to turn off the oven at any time now.

It’s been a fairly slow week for the most part. It’s the boys’ last week at daycare before the real fun of having them home full time with me begins (along with preschool for Fit Boy, which starts next Friday…hold me!). I’ve been busy in the kitchen trying to get as much food prepped as possible, trying to get errands done that are easier without kids and generally, trying to take it easy as much as I can.

Breakfast burritos

Breakfast burritos

Lentil Veggie pasta

Lentil Veggie pasta

Fully stocked freezer!

Fully stocked freezer

I’ve been utterly exhausted. Completely sapped of all energy. Obviously, the sleeping issue is likely the main culprit but I just feel like all I want to do is a whole lot of nothing. I’ve lost my appetite completely and feel nauseous a lot of the time again. Still no hints or signs that baby might make an earlier appearance so I’m still hanging onto the fact that I’m relatively comfortable and still able to move around fairly easily (though baby has definitely moved lower over the last week so there’s more pressure when I’m on my feet for any length of time).

Very Big Belly...

Very Big Belly…


I did manage to get out for one short 2-2.5mile jog/walk this week with Mr. O. It was a beautiful day and with his broken bone, I kept him home from daycare Monday and Tuesday as a precaution (update: he went back on Wednesday and has been mostly back to his usual self ever since then. Such a resilient little man!!). He was pretty bummed at not getting to play with his friends so I loaded him up in the Thule Urban Glide (review coming soon…but I can already tell you, this stroller is AMAZING) and off we went. It was a chilly day (only 11C out!!) but we enjoyed being outside. I love how much my kids like coming with me on these walks/runs. I hope 3.0 is no different.

37 weeks and still moving (kinda)

37 weeks and still moving (kinda)

Now that we’ve hit Friday and the long weekend, I’m taking today to grocery shop and sit on my arse and crochet. I am falling asleep sitting here and just want to kick my feet up and say “screw it…I’ll do it tomorrow”.

Have an awesome long weekend everyone!

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 declaredContinue Reading

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