It's the end of the season and we had the regional meet all week last week, and the state meet in Murfreesboro, Tn this week. Good thing Kent and I both LOVE track, and LOVE our kids, because it is pretty time consuming!
Our High school girls team finished 6th out of 12 teams in regionals. I think last year they got last, so it was a HUGE improvement and we had some GREAT performances! I have honesty LOVED working with these girls and am so proud of them!
Kent's guys got 3rd place in regionals and many of them qualified for state. His brother, Lane, won the decathlon (10 events) and when he competed at state this Monday and Tuesday, he got 2nd place! He did INCREDIBLE!
|2nd Place in State! Unreal!|
|Proud coach w/ his brother|
Besides that, Lane graduated from High school last Saturday and committed to Clemson where he got a scholarship for track and academics. Such a stud.
How far along? 33 weeks
Size of baby? A pineapple, 4.25 pounds, 17 inches
Symptoms? BACKACHE...oh man. I have such sympathy for people who live in chronic pain! For the past 2 weeks, I can't sit for more than 10 minutes without pain shooting up my back. There is no relief but to lay down completely flat, which doesn't allow me to get very many things done. It makes car rides, meals, visiting with friends, watching track meets VERY distracting and I try not to be grumpy but the pain is awful. We were at my brother's state decathlon meet all day Monday and Tuesday (plus 3.5 hours of driving there and back) and it really was hard to focus and enjoy it! I had to lay down on the bleachers every half hour and it was pretty embarrassing baring my huge belly to the world as I laid flat on the bench. Oh well, any pride I once had, I have had to learn to let go of as I've grown bigger and bigger during pregnancy and people seem to stare whenever I'm in public. Especially when I go for a run. People think I'm crazy. But running 4-5 miles feels a heck of a lot better than sitting on the couch these days.
Sleeplessness...I usually lay in bed a couple hours before falling asleep, am restless throughout the night and am up early, so I guess God is preparing me for the lack of sleep I'll be getting once she's here!
Hunger...Definitely noticed an increase in appetite compared to the other 2 trimesters! Guess this little one needs a lot more now than she did before!
Baby room? We haven't touched the baby room in a few weeks. I've tried twice to order a yellow rug to match her bedding and curtain, but both times, the color was NOT how it looked online and I had to send it back. So I'm still on the lookout for that. Othewise, I'm waiting til mom comes in next Saturday to help me with the real decorations.
Coming up...Kent and I are headed back to Murfreesboro Thursday-Saturday for the end of the State track meet (lots of his guys are competing). Then Saturday we'll drive straight to Orange Beach, Florida for our 'babymoon'! We get a WEEK to enjoy the beach, the peace and quiet, and each other. My husband needs it more than I do! He is READY to be done with school!
We come back the following Saturday, pick up my mom from the airport on the way home (she stays with us til Wednesday) and have a shower that next day that my mother-in-law, sis, and aunt here are helping put on for me, so that will be such a blessing and I'm glad my mom could join us! That's what's up here!
OH! And this weekend is my BIRTHDAY! I forgot about that in all the craziness! Kent & I will be on the BEACH! No greater way to celebrate than that! I'm so pumped!
I made some YUMMY strawberry banana muffins this morning, so I thought I'd pass along the recipe found here for anyone who loves baking and breakfast food as much as me!