I'm trying not to let this blog become a "baby blog" because really, who wants that? But, I also haven't blogged since the 17th and well, I have major baby brain. It seems most every thought revolves around our little one these days. So I will give an update on that.
First, I had an AMAZING Christmas. What about you? My mom and dad came in and bless them, after a 13+ hour drive which should have taken them 9.5, stayed through this morning. They were supposed to leave yesterday morning but with Snowmageddon in Ohio happening, they stayed another day which was perfectly fine with me! We did a whole lot of nothing while they were here (I'm sure they were super bored), but I was just so happy to have them around. They totally spoiled us rotten on Christmas with gifts and love the entire time they were here. I miss them so much and am excited to know that I'm heading to Ohio in a month so I don't have to wait that long to see them!!
Saturday morning, we went to go see Matt preach which was so great. The people of his church are by far the nicest people ever and if you ever see someone in their professional setting and sit there saying to yourself "wow, this person is doing EXACTLY what they should be doing", then that was me on Saturday. He's incredible. His message was phenomenal (not to mention it included many pictures of Baby C which I always love seeing), but he was funny, and well... just Matt. It was really a great experience and Tom and I can't wait to go back! (On a totally side note, check out his blog here for a chance to enter and win a medal hanger from runningmedalhangers.com. You only have through tomorrow night but I saw one when I was at his house last week and it's really cool!)
Okay, now on to some baby news. Saturday afternoon, we took my mom and dad to see an ultrasound of Baby K since they had never seen an ultrasound before. I'm so glad that we did that. Plus, we got to find out Baby K's gender, (but I'll get to that in a minute). Here's one of the pictures from Saturday.
We immediately went shopping (because, you know, that's what you do with grandma and grandpa when they are in town). We were able to get the crib ordered and the bedding which should be coming in the next week or so. We have decided to make a different room the nursery and are going to do a little swap-a-roo this weekend to get started. And Tom and I spent like 2 hours in Babies R Us today just looking around at everything, trying to decide what we want to register in a few weeks. Where do I even start???
I went to the doctor yesterday for some blood work and he seemed really happy with things. I'm 17 and a half weeks. At this point, the doctor told me that I had gained 3.5 pounds and he was super happy with that. Me too. I think it's actually a little higher as that was based on my 8.5 week appointment, but I still think that I'm around 5 pounds. I feel like I've gained 50. And I look like it too. :) I'm definitely struggling with my regular clothes. And by struggling I mean, if they have a button and zipper, it ain't happening. Hahaha. No, I won't post a picture of me with a "little" bump on here. Again, I'm such a downer aren't I? :) I just think it's weird... personal preference I guess. Maybe when I'm big and feel more pregnant and not like a walrus then I'll humor y'all. Let's just say, it's definitely obvious that I'm pregnant.
I am still working out about 6 days a week and that will be my saving grace as long as I can. I am really happy with how December is going. I ran a little more than 4.5 miles today at a sub-10 minute pace on a fairly hilly course so that makes me happy. I have been able to maintain that sub-10 pace throughout so far and although that doesn't seem like anything really great, I was only running 9:20-9:30's prior to getting knocked up (it's damn hilly here people... I'm not kidding). I haven't really run more than about 4-6 miles at a time (except for the 10k a week and a half ago), but that's a good distance for me at this point. I've also started biking on the trainer more. I took my magnet off the back wheel so I'm not obsessed with my pace, but I'm making sure that I'm working
So that's kind of where I'm at with things. All is good. Mentally and physically I'm feeling great. That's all I can ask for at this point! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and I'm making a vow that after the holidays pass, I'm going to get back to blogging more. I have some reviews and give-aways coming up which is fun. And so exciting sponsorship news. YAY!