Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Today, the 90+ degree weather finally eased up and Chris, Turbo, and I managed to get out to Colorado Hills for a beautiful ride. The cloud cover was heavenly after sweltering the last few days and being out in the fresh air was a welcome relief from hiding in the coolness of the basement.

After picking through pretty much every pair of shorts and every jersey in my bike drawer, I finally resigned myself to the fact that I have officially outgrown everything I own. Luckily I have an awfully nice hubby who doesn't mind me poaching his stuff, so outfitted in a pair of his shorts and his jersey, we were finally on our way. Turbo and I drove to the dogpark while Chris rode over there.

The ride was slow going, but not as slow and painful as I expected. At 27 weeks preggo, I wasn't quite sure how the little rocks and bumpiness would go. Other than making me stop to pee (which is pretty ridiculous considering we rode for a total of, maybe 5 miles?), I felt pretty good. In the beginning of this pregnancy and most of the way through the second trimester, I was pretty good at staying on the trainer at least every other day for a half hour just to keep *some* of my leg fitness I've worked so hard to get over the last few years. As school got crazy and I was spending all of my time and energy working and in night class, that routine quickly got thrown out the window.

Pretty yellow flowers everywhere and those heaven-sent clouds!

I'm really glad I found a comfy non-SLR seat pre-preggo that I like. I'm pretty sure I'd be cursing the SLR right about now...

Today, I am happy to report, that my legs actually felt like they had decent power. I think it's from heaving my heavy butt around every day (yes, I've gained a little more than 1/5th of my pre-pregnancy weight already and four pounds this week alone. As the dr said, "pregnancy seems to be the great equalizer" in the weight category, and since my BMI was under 18 when I got preggo, they warned me I'd gain quite a bit. But still. YIKES!!!!).

There were many-a-cobwebs to clean out of both my legs and my mind but by the time the ride was done I felt better than I have in over a month. For a little while there, I sorta felt like my old self -- which is a welcome feeling when you wake up every morning looking and feeling drastically different than you ever have before.
I love my boys.

You know the pup had a great time when he spends the ride home drooling all over the arm rest.

In other news, we finally -- after a few years of having an empty room after moving the couch and TV to the cooler basement -- have our living room furnished again! It took a while to get there, but our new couches are awesome and the fresh coat of paint (to cover up the bike tire marks from the trainers/rollers being too close to the wall -- whoops) look fantastic. I can't wait to spend many many hours playing in this room with baby!
The room is not totally finished, but it's pretty darn close and I love going down here just to sit and enjoy.

Since we had to get rid of the guest bed upstairs to make room for Baby, we found a couch that converts pretty awesomely into bed (the bottom near the chaise pulls out and makes one gigantic rectangle couch/bed).
We are also slowly getting moving on the nursery, but that deserves its own blog later this week!