Balance

So yesterday morning hubs and I got the kids ready to accompany us to my 19 week ultrasound. I was explaining to Alex that the Dr was going to use a magic stick on my belly and we would be able to see the baby on the TV screen. He got really excited and said ‘yay, I’m going to see my sister!’ Confused, because we’ve never called the baby anything but baby, I tried to explain that we didn’t know of the baby was a girl, and it could be a boy. He replied with ‘no, I have one brother Nick and two sisters’ with a sigh, I let it go and figured I’d deal with arguing about it later.

So off we went to our ultrasound. Baby wasn’t being very cooperative. Bouncing all over the place, not letting the tech see their face. But eventually the tech got everything she needed and asked us if we wanted to know the gender.

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We had already decided that we did. Since we are moving when I am so far along, the more prepared we can be, the better.

Well, I am very excited to announce that Alex was right. He is going to have one little brother and two little sisters. Baby Emma-Rose Agnes is going to be joining our family later this year.
How’s that for balance 😛

Love, hugs and more to come later
Lynn

Balance

So yesterday morning hubs and I got the kids ready to accompany us to my 19 week ultrasound. I was explaining to Alex that the Dr was going to use a magic stick on my belly and we would be able to see the baby on the TV screen. He got really excited and said ‘yay, I’m going to see my sister!’ Confused, because we’ve never called the baby anything but baby, I tried to explain that we didn’t know of the baby was a girl, and it could be a boy. He replied with ‘no, I have one brother Nick and two sisters’ with a sigh, I let it go and figured I’d deal with arguing about it later.

So off we went to our ultrasound. Baby wasn’t being very cooperative. Bouncing all over the place, not letting the tech see their face. But eventually the tech got everything she needed and asked us if we wanted to know the gender.

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We had already decided that we did. Since we are moving when I am so far along, the more prepared we can be, the better.

Well, I am very excited to announce that Alex was right. He is going to have one little brother and two little sisters. Baby Emma-Rose Agnes is going to be joining our family later this year.
How’s that for balance 😛

Love, hugs and more to come later
Lynn

May’s Health and Fitness Challenge

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Valerie over at Atlanta Mom of Three posted recently about a May challenge that she is hosting and I decided that I am going to join up and make May a little healthier! You can read about it here.

This post is going to be about my goals. The challenge started today, but since I am just laying out my goals today, I am going to start tomorrow. I am going to try and post once a week with a update on how my goals are going.

I decided that I am going to set myself 3 goals. I am going to break health into two. Mental and physical. And then I am going to have a fitness goal as well.

1 – Mental Health: Life here has been stressful and chaotic the last few days weeks months. Anyone who follows my blog has likely picked up on this. To help my mental health I need to set a reasonable plan into motion. I have been so stressed about the fact that in less then four months we are going to be moving, I keep making lists in my head about all the things I need to do and then panicking that I have no idea how in the world I am going to get it all done and then having no idea where to start. So the first part of this goal (that I want to have accomplished by my follow up post next week) is to make a list of all the things we need to do between now and our move and set a realistic timeline of when each thing is going to be accomplished. Next week I am going to share the things I want to have done by the end of this month so I can get the ball rolling and be held accountable! 

2 – Physical Health: Lately I noticed that I have been slacking on my water intake. I cut myself down to 1-2 coffees a day (most days) and I was told by my Dr that I should be drinking 8 glasses a day plus one for each cup of coffee I have. So that means I should be drinking 9-10 if not more. My goal is to track my water and coffee intake each day (I already cut out pop and I drink my juice so watered down that I am told it counts as water) and make sure that I am getting the amount of water I should be. Hopefully by the end of May this will be a habit and I will be able to stick to it beyond that.

3 – Fitness: My fitness goal is going to have more to do with the kids then it is my own fitness. I want to make sure the kids are getting the amount of physical activity they should be getting. So I am going to get them outside for at least 30 minutes a day. On days when it’s rainy (like the next week) I am going to either get them out anyways (if it’s warm enough) to play in puddles, or I am going to do something fun in the house with them that will get them running, jumping and having fun. Like a dance party. Those are a favorite in our house!

Those are my goals for the month of May. I don’t think they are going to be too difficult to stick to, and I think they are going to benefit me and my family greatly. Thank you to Valerie for coming up with such a great idea!

Love, hugs and more to come later!
Lynn