Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I went to the grocery store today and bought a bunch of fruit and veggies, some chicken and a small pot roast, some dairy products and a few other odds and ends. What do you, on average, spend on groceries each week?

I'm excited for dinner! I am going to make chicken fajitas with sauteed peppers and onions, sour cream, cheese and lettuce along with sides of cilantro rice with corn, peas and carrots mixed in and black beans spiced with some cumin and chili powder. I think I might also roast some borccoli with some Mexican spices to go along with it. Mmmm.


I restarted the Couch to 5K program last week. I am on week 2 now. It's nice to be getting back into running. I think I will need new sneakers soon though. On Sunday, after finishing my C25K workout, I kicked and punched Andy's punching bag. I actually really enjoyed myself. Maybe I should get some gloves and do that more often, get some kick-boxing action happening.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Last weekend I went to a prenatal yoga class. It was actually really nice. I enjoyed it. But then I pretty much always enjoy yoga.

One thing that I am looking forward to after the baby is born is getting back to working out regularly. I haven't done any running since about 20 weeks. I guess, I should be proud I ran that long but I would have liked to have made it longer with the running. We're heading toward spring, so I am looking forward to longer, warmer days. Hopefully that means Andy and I can get out for walks with the baby and the dogs. (Though we really need to work on our dogs leash manners. They are not nearly as calm as I would like but that's kind of our fault. We need to work with them more.)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Last night Andy and I were trying to fall asleep (after talking about baby names for much longer than we should have given the time) and we ended up with a case of the giggles. We're laying there, all cuddled together, Una was smooshed against me as usual, little spoon to my big spoon with her head laying on my arm and snoring SO LOUDLY. Not only is she snoring her face off but she suddenly snorts and I reach out to touch her face to find her tongue sticking out of her mouth about an inch. Holy crap, so funny.

Stroller Quandry

Andy and I went to a local Mexican restaurant for a late lunch. The food was fantastic and the portions were actually really big (and/or we ate a lot of chips and salsa before getting our meals...). And they gave us free dessert because it was our first time eating there. Mmm. We each brought home about half our meal and most of dessert. Hello, dinner!

So we found a snap-n-go stroller frame at Target today that Andy had to have. We already have a stroller (the City Mini) but you have to buy a special attachment (which we did) in order to set the infant car seat on/in the stroller when the baby is itty bitty. I love the City Mini. I love how it looks, its size, the maneuverability, how easy it folds. Andy really likes it too but wasn't really sold on how the car seat snaps into the attachment and how secure that all is. Well, they have these snap-n-go stroller frames that are super basic and light that you just pop the car seat in and go. They're much cheaper than a regular stroller simply because they're not meant to be used long term and have zero features. I wasn't really interested in looking at the stroller frames since we had the City Mini with the attachment. I figured that would be fine, wasn't really concerned with how the car seat snapped into the attachment. And I love the City Mini. Did I mention that? Anyway, we were just going to go with the City Mini with attachment because most stroller frames run about $60 and the attachment for the City Mini was $60, so... did it really matter? I'm pretty sure that the stroller frame we got at Target today was incorrectly marked because we got it for... oh... $12. (It's on the website for $56.) If we return the City Mini attachment, we'll save $48, which I am sure we could use elsewhere. I feel kind of like I am cheating on the City Mini though.

If I move funny, make a weird noise, touch my belly, breath, ask for a glass of water, itch my arm, blink, excuse myself to go to the restroom or sigh, Andy's all over me. "ARE YOU HAVING CONTRACTIONS? IS IT GO TIME?" I think he asked me if it was go time about 18 times while we were out shopping today. Grocery shopping has never been so exciting for Andy.