Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Getting Ready for Baby in between Planned Activities

Drew and I have been so busy lately with various events, in addition to trying to prepare for our baby girl's upcoming arrival.  He knows that whenever he gets home and on the weekend, I have a list of things we need to get done so that everything can get done before she arrives.  I guess this is nesting.

This weekend was no different.  I counted that we completed 8 art/craft projects for our little girl's room, in addition to doing some shopping to purchase some necessities for our baby girl.  This was in between meeting some friends from our church community group for a day-outing at Inks Lake State Park on Saturday and in between the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that we participated in on Sunday.  It was a wonderful weekend though and we certainly wouldn't change a thing.  Drew and I feel like we got SO much accomplished and had fun along the way.

I am now about 32 weeks pregnant and our baby girl's room is near completion.   We just need to finish hanging all of these art/craft projects that we completed over the weekend and then it should look mostly complete.  One of these projects was a brushed nickel Ikea chandelier light fixture that we decided to paint white and antique to go with our Shabby Chic styled room.  This still needs to be installed.  But, I should be able to share pictures of her room within a couple of weeks.

Our visit to Inks Lake was such a nice outing.  We want to go back after this major drought is over, because you can tell where there are normally some waterfalls and other beautiful scenery.   While we were there, we did some hiking with friends--the weather was perfect and it felt great to get away and get in some exercise between chores.

A family photo.

Luke and his friend Dylan, and mom, Brittnee, looking over the dock at the ducks and fish.

Luke and Daddy after our picnic by the lake.

On Sunday morning, we participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  I participate in this every year in memory of my Grandmother, who had breast cancer.  I am also the team captain for our Company team, which is usually one of the largest teams at the race.  This year, our team had 120 members--it is awesome to be a part of such a supportive group of people of this worthy cause.  Drew, Luke and I had planned on doing the family mile since I am very pregnant and because we had Luke with us in the jogging stroller--we didn't want to get in the way of the runners.  But, we should have known we wouldn't be able to pass up the opportunity to participate in the 5k once we got there.  We saw the sign for the "Family Mile" turn-off and decided to just keep going on the 5K route.  It felt great and it is always so motivating to run/walk alongside others in a race such as this.   This year there were over 22,000 participants in the race, so there were many others there to keep us motivated.  Luke had a lot to look at to keep him entertained and he was a trooper.  It was so hard to fight the urge not to run when there are others running around you, and I just had to give in a couple of times.  I am definitely looking forward to doing some running and biking after our baby girl is born--something else to look forward to!  :-)

Drew and Luke in front of the State Capitol building at the Race.

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