Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Baby Book Gift Idea

Today was one of those days that I had a whole “to do” list and maaaaaaybe got 10% done. Days like that just happen, and I’m sure tomorrow will be another one. I am feeling a bit more tired at this point in my pregnancy. It is like my first trimester all over again. Nap>to do list.

I am actually quite productive in the morning. The fatigue doesn’t hit me until about 3 or 4 in the afternoon..

In the morning I get my workout done first thing, or second.. depending on what classes I coach that day. Today I headed in early and got this one done at GPP.

I RX’d all the weights but subbed a 400m row for the jump ropes. 1500 jump ropes + the bump isn’t the best combination now a days.

I headed to Costco after work to pick up necessities like spinach and raspberries. Their Driscoll raspberries are large and quite close to perfection. They also went up about a $1.50. Boo… but they are kind of like gasoline to the car, in the fact that you NEEEEED them. So I bought really expensive delicious raspberries. 

Yesterday, I snagged a bag of Terra Sweet Potato Chips on a whim at the grocery store. I had these at Red Rock Relay in March and welcomed them back into my lunch life.

For lunch I made a turkey wrap with a side of chips and raspberries. It was a fast lunch but hey, it actually made it onto a plate today, which usually doesn’t happen much.

I have turned into the mom who just stands and eats as she makes everybody else’s lunch. Because 1. I’m starving by lunch and am not patient enough to eat off a plate and neither can my kids. 2. As soon as I sit down all of a sudden my food looks better then the kids food (p.s it is the same food) And they want bites of mine or just climb up on my lap or something of the other. Soooo standing is just easier sometimes.

The afternoon was spent playing with a couple neighbor friends at our house and preparing dinner to take to my sister. I made her baked honey mustard chicken, sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. Healthy and easy!

Tanner and Baylee got to meet their cousin for the first time. They are so in love with him just as much as I am. It was so cute to see them with a newborn. It made me really excited for our sweet babe to get here! In just 7 more weeks!!

They are going to be such good siblings to our babe.

My gift to my new nephew (Dyson) was a scrapbook! I spent a lot of time putting this together. It is one thing that I wish I would have had for T & B. It is just a blank book but I included things like 1st ultrasound, gender reveal, space to put belly pics, labor and delivery, first doctor visit, first hair cut, Month 1-12, etc. That way my sister can just cut and paste the pictures in. I felt a little overwhelmed (that is an understatement) when I  had T & B. I would of loved something to easily document their life that wasn’t over FB or Insta. But life got ahead of me to fast and now they are four.. so I’m hoping this comes in handy to my sister through Dyson’s first year of life.


If you have someone close to you who is about to have a babe and you need a gift idea, give this a go! It has meaning and value that hopefully will be a hit.

Do you put the price of your favorite grocery items into thought before purchasing?

Moms: What is one baby gift you are so glad you received that you didn’t really even think about?