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Local Flora

These little neighborhood walks I’ve been doing are having a sort of impact I hadn’t suspected. Because I have more time to check out each flower, bush and weed I stroll by, I end up testing my knowledge of local wildflower names. It brings me back to a high school Biology class project where we […]

On The Move

Remy’s not entirely predictable, but I’m beginning to get a sense of his sleep/wake cycles. Some days I feel more motion than others, but here’s what I do know:

1. When I’m walking or running, he sleeps. I know this for sure because on a couple of occasions, going down hills especially, I can feel […]

Hot And Cranky Takes The Cake

It used to be that my body temperature would generally drop in the evenings, so that I would get chilled easily. Not so when I’m pregnant. I am a furnace, baby. Since the outdoor temperatures were in the 70’s, we refused to turn on the A/C. But you know what they say– it’s not the […]

Beautiful Day For A Ride

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Oh, yes. Eighty degrees and blue skies and light breezes. Can’t beat that with a stick. I will say that there are some hills around here that aren’t long or anything, but are just steep enough so that I’m peering back at my cassette looking for another cog. I think I need this cassette. […]

Gas Prices

As high as they are, until I stop seeing people driving around town in Hummers and Escalades, I’m convinced the market can bear more increases. Gary and I watched a ostentatiously large SUV with a single occupant accelerate down the highway in a manner that prompted Gary to say, “And that guy would pay $5 […]

Running Speed And Weight

So I had another visit to the Birthing Center this morning where we did the usual weighing, blood pressure, uterus sizing and fetal heartbeat dopplering. All is good and normal. I have made one change from the last post regarding herbal teas– it seems the burdock was causing gas problems enough to impact my sleep. […]

Prenatal Diet And Nutrition

As I approach the mid-point of child-bearing, give or take a week, I thought it was time to talk a little bit about adjustments to my food and nutritional intake over the course of these past 20 weeks. As an endurance athlete, nutrition has been something that requires attention in order to optimize training recovery […]

Granola Gary

We’ve been getting just the right amount of rain for our garden. A little bit each day or evening, enough to wet the ground without sending our newly planted seeds off into wild, disorganized rivulets intermingling broccoli’s, spinaches and lettuces. Here’s hoping we get lots and lots of yummy fresh veggies in a few months, […]

Lizards, Frogs And Snakes. Oh My!

Today Gary and I went hiking at the Eno River. We did the Cox Mountain and Fanny’s Ford trails. It was a great day for hiking and there’s a good hill we climb on Cox Mountain trail that got my heart rate up pretty good. Gary saw a lizard. He says it was brown, which […]

Final HypnoBirthing Class

It’s in the bag, so to speak. Five Friday night classes and call it done. Our class had three couples all of us pregnant with our first. Dee Bitner was our instructor.

For the early part we had snacks and visitors for this final class of experienced hypno-birth mothers to tell their stories. There was […]