Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"C" is for Convex

because that's the shape of my belly.

I gave in and did some serious maternity shopping last Friday.  I had picked up a few shirts and pairs of tights/leggings over the past couple months, but it finally got to the point where I needed more than one or two options to go over my belly.  My first and only stop last week was A Pea in the Pod.  Maternity clothes are ridiculously expensive, but my choices were to a) buy new clothes or b) wear sweats.  It's getting too cold outside for just tights and long sleeves--I need sweaters and jeans!  So I purchased several tops and two pair of jeans that I can comfortably wear.  Yay!  Mom came along and helped boost my self-esteem AND pitched in for one of the pairs of jeans!! THANKS, MOM!    If you need longer length maternity jeans I recommend Citizens of Humanity.  They are fabulous, and I can wear them with heels.  I feel like I look sorta normal again in clothes that fit.

Here are pics of some of the tops I bought.

Recently I've been able to feel Tully rolling around in my belly.  It's exciting and weird at the same time.  When I feel him move it makes me want to be really still, and I catch myself holding my breath.  I'm sure he doesn't appreciate that.  But it's hard to distinguish him from other tummy rumblings, and I don't want to miss anything!

Monday, November 22, 2010

"C" is for C25K Week 2

1:30 jogging
2:00 walking

Total Distance: 8.9 miles (+ 3.3 from previous week)
Average Distance: 1.78 miles (- 0.1 from previous week)
Longest Distance: 2.17 miles (+ 0.08 from previous week)
Average HR: 128-143 bpm
Average Pace: See "C" is for C25K Week 1

John was out of town most of the week, so I was on my own for running :-(  I'm looking forward to next week.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"C" is for Canine

I've been dreading writing this post for a while now.  I feel like the older I get, the harder life decisions become.  If you notice the title, it's "canine" singular, not "canines" plural like my last post on the pups.  We decided it would be better for Logan and our family, if we found him a new home.  After sorting through more than a dozen emails and selecting two families to interview, we found the perfect new place for him.  "S" and her family are showering him with lots of love and attention, and we're hoping he opens his heart and learns to trust them too.  This was a big decision for us and a huge change for our sweet Logie, but I know it's for the best.

We hope you find your "happy tail" in your new home, Logan!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"C" is for Chap

The ultrasound tech made my year when she pointed to the extra blob on the screen yesterday and said, "IT'S A BOY!"  John Tully Cockerham will be here in April, and we couldn't be more excited.  He is named after my husband, John, and my maiden name, Tull.  We'll call him Tully.

Before we found out it was a boy, the tech did a scan of his arms, legs, head, etc.  She said everything looked good, and little Tully even gave us a "Gig 'Em!"

Proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2033!

Monday, November 15, 2010

"C" is for C25K Week 1

1:00 jogging
1:30 walking

Total Distance: 5.6 miles
Average Distance: 1.88 miles
Longest Distance: 2.09 miles
Average HR: 126-141 bpm
Average Pace: Is slow a number?  When this gets close to something I can count on two hands, I'll post.

A big thanks to my husband for getting up super early and jogging at my pace to help me meet my fitness goals.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"C" is for Couch to 5K

I officially started the Couch to 5K (C25K) program.  John and I started getting up early again last week, and I was able to easily do our 30 minute routine around the neighborhood.  We had started jogging a couple weeks before I knew I was pregnant, but when I had to stop at every corner to rest, I knew something was wrong.  Needless to say between the fatigue and nausea associated with my first trimester, I've been unable to do any sort of meaningful workout.  But I'm in the middle of my second trimester now and feeling like I should get back into the groove of things before I turn into a huge watermelon.

I know how workout regiments go: super-motivated at first, followed by a quick decline back to couch potato status.  I'm hoping the slow progression, short 9-week program, and blast on my blog will make me stick with it.  I also downloaded the RunKeeper app for my iPhone and created coaching intervals for each week of the C25K.  Spending $10 on an iPhone app makes me wanna throw something, but I'm using it as additional motivation.  So far I really like RunKeeper.  It tracks my time, distance, pace, speed, calories, and elevation with GPS and, most importantly, gives audible cues for changing pace.  RunKeeper also syncs automatically with RunKeeper.com.  I know there are other programs out there to track running progress (Nike+ anyone?), but at least this is a start!

Click here to follow my progress.

P.S. Thanks, Kristen, for constantly posting running updates to your blog, which motivated me to get back out there to chase that running high.  I've finally stopped making excuses and hope to accomplish this goal both pre and post-baby.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"C" is for Constitution

Today I exercised my constitutional right to vote. This is the first time I've voted in OK, since I moved back here. Slacker...I know, but I kept my VA drivers license until after I was married.

I actually read up on the 11 (yes 11!) state questions on the ballot for this election. One really jumped out at me. Here's the plain language version of State Question 746.

SQ 746 - Showing voter ID at the polls. 
Requires each voter to present a current photo ID issued by a state, federal or tribal government – or a voter ID card issued by the County Election Office -- prior to casting a ballot. Anyone without an ID can sign a sworn statement swearing to his or her identity and cast a provisional ballot. 

Now why in the world wouldn't ID be required to vote?  When I walked up to sign my name on the books at the polling place, I had to wait for the person in front of me to sign.  I could clearly read most of the the names on the list.  What if someone showed up and used my name?!  I can only imagine the fraud possibilities.  Thank goodness SQ746 passed with 75% support. Looks like I'll be showing my drivers license to vote next time.

Monday, November 1, 2010

"C" is for Costumes

We skipped out on the candy and haunted houses and headed to Dallas to celebrate Halloween with friends at a concert this year. John raided one of our three halloween storage tubs and found a wig and mustache, along with a sweet Spiderman shirt and 90's windsuit jacket.  He looked like a creepy pedofile, so I went along as his object of affection.

Our outfits weren't as good as last year's Angela and Dwight from The Office, but with work and a busy travel schedule, I just didn't have time to think about costumes.

Halloween 2009

 The original Angela and Dwight.

Our friends dressed up too, and we headed out to see Ghostland Observatory in concert.

Priscilla Presley and Tobias Funke
Strawberry Shortcake and Rex from Toy Story
Abby and Audrey
Zach, Ben and Mike
Maria and Audrey

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