Phew, I just got back from a 2 and 1/2 mile walk and I. AM. PUMPED!! That was the first "long" walk I had been on since the beginning of October when I was walking to lose weight before I got pregnant to get my "pre-pregnancy weight" down that way my 9 month weight would hopefully be five pounds less. We'll find out. Last I checked (on January 18th) I weighed 120 and I kind of don't want to weigh myself again until the day I go into labor, but I always look at the scale at the doctor's office even though that's always about 5 pounds heavier than our scale (but I have clothes and shoes on when I weigh myself there). Anyway, I feel super good after walking today and towards the end I noticed that if I sucked my abs in just a smidge, my breathing got lighter and I stood up straight.. hm.. so hopefully I can stick with this on all of my days off (although it's always more fun walking with a pal! Thank you Alana and Jackie!) like I said I would back in October, bragging to everyone that I would be super healthy during my pregnancy and eat salads every day. Ha, I've eaten maybe five? And they've all been from Panera. But hopefully the bragging I have done more recently about getting back to 105 by Christmas will really happen. That may be easier though since I'll have 5 1/2 months to lose the baby weight and then a little bit extra! #HotMommyDiaries
Anyway, last weekend I went up to Gainesville, mainly for baby Helena's baptism, but the day before (Saturday) my pregnancy twin Lindsey came over and we took some cute pictures together. Funny how we are both 18 weeks now and still don't really look pregnant. We took a few pictures where we didn't have our hands around our stomachs (not pictured) and they just looked like regular friend photos. Mommy says I probably won't get that big anyway. But I've still got 5 months to go! Today is exactly 5 months until Chip's due date on July 2nd!
when Peyton got baptized. I liked the one last week better. Helena's Godmother is one of Jacquie's friends from college, Amanda, and her fiance Matt is in the guy in the second picture next to her. I'm Peyton's Godmother but I sure don't remember getting my own special blessing like Amanda did. All of the pictures on this post are from my phone. Obviously the ones above were edited (via Instagram), but the ones below were not.