Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Night at the Park

She insisted that I give her pigtails and then she stuck that bow on top of her head.
She wore it like that all day.
Funny girl.
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I love me a happy Maggie...
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Beautiful evening to spend playing at the park! I am loving this weather!
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Love this one! 
Caught the little chin chubs! hehe...
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"Mom, take a picture of me! Mom, I'm over here! Mom, look at this!"
She is one cute mess!
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All the other Moms shun their little kids away from the pole, but do I?
Couldn't if I tried. The girl has some dare devil in her blood.
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Whew!!! Go Maggie!
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Beautiful shot! 
Frolicking through the fields... oh Rachel, please never grow up. 
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Miss Maggie is in park heaven...
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hahahaha! OH THIS PICTURE!
Not posed!
She was actually kissing her guns. So my daughter.
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Alright girls! Time to go home! 
And this is how Maggie carries her shoes to the car... she never ceases to make me smile.
Goodnight all! 
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The Preschool decision! I struggled and struggled with deciding what to do with Rachel this year. 
Put her in a preschool program? 2, 3, 5 days a week???
Do something on my own?
And then the Co-op option came up! A few other ladies in the ward and I got together and planned out lesson plans and dates and got started. I was very hesitant about this; unsure if I could be any good at this... but I have to say that it has worked out great so far! On my days to teach my house is an absolute wreck, I'm sweating, and normally dozzeling a cherry coke! haha! But I always feel happy and accomplished. I like the way my mother-in-law put it--- It's like scheduling a date with motherhood. I just love that. 

Rachel is always ESTATIC to get to preschool! She loves going to her friends house and learning new things! She looks forward to it every Tuesday and Thursday! ;)

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Lucky for us Gwen's house is just right down the street!!! And my poor little Maggie! She gets sad every time Rachel goes to preschool without her. But I on the other hand love my Maggie alone time. It's been heavenly. 

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Waiting for Mrs. Amanda to come pick her up and take her to preschool! I told her she still had 10 minutes but she insisted on waiting by the door anyway. She's growing up way too fast! 
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

My CrossFit Pregnancy Journey: Final Chapter!

I've arrived.
I've arrived to that place where being a sleep deprived, postpartum, recovering Mommy sounds far better than being pregnant.
I've arrived to that wonderful land of "please let me be done already!".
Only 4 days left until I hold my little man and I can't wait to get this party started.
We are SO excited!!!!

Not only that but I can say loud and clear that I've accomplished my fitness goal of this pregnancy.
I have done CrossFit daily throughout these last 39 weeks!!!

A few of us prego CrossFitters wanted to do a CrossFit baby shower. I suggested we do a baby WOD and make everyone wear balloons under their shirts! It was a HOOT!
Here is the workout:
Hilarious no? :)
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The girls who didn't need balloons!
 It has been so fun to share experiences and and figure out this whole- "CrossFit pregnancy" thing together! Often we'll facebook eachother and meet up at the same class time or gripe and complain about how much we have to scale down... and the list goes on and on.
I love these two!
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The whole "pregnant" group! hahaha!
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Tyler was such a cheater! I think he's carrying a little too high, don't ya think???
I was very tempted to stuff a 20lb sandbag under his shirt and secure it with duck tape... but I resisted.
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We made a good team. :)
Couples that CrossFit together, stay together.
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Givin' those babies some love!
On a more serious note- I love this man so much. He has been so amazing during this pregnancy. Seriously ya'll, you have no idea how crazy I've been! I'm so thankful he is my best friend! He kicked me out the door every day to go to the gym! Now that folks it a best friend!
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This is me at 36 wks doing push press during a WOD. I pushed pressed 75lbs over 70 times during that workout... and it felt good.
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All four of the prego girls at the gym! This only happened once! And we got a picture! 
yeah... who's the biggest? That would be me.

  •  photo 1240192_10151941661816719_1390709269_n_zps065a1926.jpgI think it's funny that most of these pictures I wearing the same outfit. I think my coaches are more prone to snap a shot with that tank top on! haha! You can see my belly real good in that one compared to Tyler's large shirts I normally wear! haha!
Rowing has become quite the challenge as of late- I think this was the last time I rowed during a workout. 
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Oh those kipping pull-ups! Gotta love them.
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My favorite workout partner!
Here's a story for you- you're going to think I'm crazy but I'm sure of it! 
So normally I make the 4:30 workout but one day I was running late and had to miss it. Tyler and I were talking and laying on the bed when all of the sudden 4:30 went by and this little guy kicked and kicked like you wouldn't believe! He wouldn't quit! 
As soon as I walked into the 5:30 class he immediately calmed down. 
Best story ever right? hahaha
He gets angry without his workout!
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Jessica K., Coach Amanda, and I
CrossFit Leander has the best coaches!
So I've got another story, I know you must be jumping out of you're seats! haha!
Yesterday (38.5 wks) just as soon as the time started and the WOD began a girl walked into the gym looks at me and exclaims, "OH MY GOSH! You haven't had that THING yet??"
I snapped.
I looked her in the eye and said, "The next person who says that to me is going to get punched in the face." I didn't laugh. Not even a smerk. I was dead serious. Then I continued with the WOD. Coach Amanda could see the, "I can't believe I just snapped at her" look on my face and said, "It's okay Jess. I don't blame you one bit." haha! 
Now that's a supportive coach.
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I'm ending the post with a bang!
I was insecure about it, but Tyler told me I must! So here we go! 
We did a 1/2 Murph last week--- 
800m Run
50 pull-ups
100 push-ups
150 squats
800m Run
I pregnancy modified the run to a 4 minute power walk.
I did 30 kipping pull-ups out of the total 50. 
My coach videoed me! It's super weird in slow motion, but also kind of awesome!
37 wks ya'll!!! ---

Let the countdown begin!
I can't wait to hold my little man!!!!