7:00 AM: 3-Mile Run – COMPLETED
First things first, a quick update on my doctor’s appointment yesterday. So, I am 34-weeks (and a day today), B/P good, I’ve gained a total of 16 lbs. (home scale says 14.5-lbs), baby’s head is down. When I walked into the area where I get weighed and B/P, I could hear my doc coming towards me with, “I didn’t know you were racing last Sunday! If I knew, I would have ran with you guys!!! But I was out of town!”. Her boot is finally off and she mentioned that she ran for the first time the other day, at a very slow, slow pace. Her slow pace is a 10:26 min/mi. She already signed up for a marathon in September so she can qualify again for Boston. Unfortunately, she never had the time to defer since she was in Boston to run, but then realized, she was in too much pain. My u/s from last week’s big appointment was perfectly fine. She said I was in the 33rd percentile, I just have a small baby, and that’s normal. Her first born was 5 lbs., 5 oz. Pedro made me ask her if there was something I should be doing or not be doing to have baby grow more. She said, nope… Not a thing. Continue everything as normal. She said weight is great and asked if I was coming to running group on Saturday. So I stressed on, “I can continue running and exercising almost every day?” She said certainly. Phew. I have my last 2-week appointment set up and that’s when I’ll be 36-weeks. Then, it’s every week till I deliver. WOW!
Moving along, this Friday is my niece’s second birthday. Oh, I remember whens he was first born. I was in the delivery room with my sister and her husband. Scarlett Bella was so beautiful… and huge. HA.
She was a few weeks old in this picture and it’s one of my favorite pictures of her. Is she not a cutie patootie or what? Anyhow, she’ll be the terrible twos and a big cousin to little Baby Sanchez.
I’m preparing her goody bags for the party and in attempt to save money, initially I thought, “hey, we could just use brown paper lunch bags as goody bags!” Followed by another light bulb over the head, “Oh, and Target has $1.00 items for kids!” So, I made my way to Target yesterday after the gym.
I have a problem when I walk into Target. I walk out with things that weren’t on my list. I was determined to not let that happen yesterday.
It was a mess, and there were was so much to choose from…
I quickly dismissed the idea of brown paper bags when I found something so much better… Sure, they were $1.00/each, but I couldn’t pass on it. After I got the goody bags and inserts, I decided to do a quick walk through of Target, since I had the time… No cute maternity clothes (thank goodness), I picked up some fruits, and then Thank You cards. I did good. Altogether, the damage was about $88 (pat on back).
When I got home, I immediately put the bags together.
In a way, I kind of wish I was kid again so I could get this goody bag. I did get Sesame Street books for one of the kids since he’s only 8-months old. Can’t give him bubbles, or stickers, or water guns… Oh check out the goody bags I found for just $1.00.
The bags have a variety of things. Bubbles, stickers, mirrors, fruit snacks, water guns, animal bracelets, etc. Some bags have different things than others… I had to make sure it went with the appropriate ages.
We’re all ready to go — just have to bake the brownies, which will be done on Friday evening.
So, here’s the thing. What is the age limit on kids who should get goody bags?