I've had some requests for pictures of my growing belly, so here are a few we took last night. It was very late and I was a very tired mama, so if I look sleepy, it's because it's 10:30 at night! 15 weeks today and counting, crazy!!
I have been trying to be so diligent with my workouts too. I am determined to stay more fit with this baby, and Marin and I walk to the park most days and I will try and run two laps around the outside (about half a mile total), and then while Marin plays, I juggle playing with her and doing strength training (calfs, leg lifts, biceps, triceps). Some days I don't have the energy to run, but I always to the strength training. My weight gain so far: 8 pounds. About 2 more pounds than my target, but at least it's not more. I just need to stay on track! I am hoping not to gain more than 30 pounds this time around, although I would be ok with 35 being my top weight. Anything is better than that shameful 53 pounds from before, ugh, I cringe just thinking about it!!
If I haven't already mentioned in my blog, I accepted a calling as the Laurel Advisor in our new ward. I know, right? This makes 4 times in a row I have been called into the YW, and I was realizing on Sunday that I have been with they YW for a total of 6 years!! Is that not crazy? My first calling with them I was a tender, 20 year old college student, and here I am, 6 years later, still hanging out with some amazing girls. I LOVE YW, it is such an important program for the roughest part of life for these young girls. I don't know where I would be without the love and support I had from my leaders growing up, they meant the world to me.
So, I will try and post Marin's birthday pics very very soon!