Remember that time that I disappeared for an entire month? So much has happened and life COMPLETELY got away from me in the best way possible. I didn’t intend to take a break from blogging, but it happened. I wouldn’t say it was a “needed break” but it was one I don’t regret. Not to mention the fact that my normal blogging time is 5am and that just wasn’t happening the last few weeks of my pregnancy. With that being said, let’s catch up on life!
I have so many thoughts on Rio and all of the wonderful events that took place.
Final Five – No doubt gymnastics is and will always be my main sport. While it was a long shot that USA Gymnastics would see anything less than gold in the team final, I still sat and cried as it happened. The tears flowed even more in their tribute to Martha by naming the team the Final Five. Simone Biles rocked the house with 4 gold medals and 1 bronze medal. Hands down my favorite moment was Aly Raisman winning the silver in the all around. She even said it… redemption.
Swimming – Usually I shy away from watching too much swimming but had so much fun watching everything USA Swimming did this year. More than likely I’ll still be a 4 year fan but I found myself needing to know all of the results, all of the time. Michael Phelps hasn’t always been my favorite in the past but this year I jumped on the bandwagon. You cannot deny his accomplishments and his career couldn’t have ended on a better note.
Track & Field – I honestly don’t even know where to start in terms of my favorite events to watch this year. I’m pretty sure somewhere along the line we watched at least a little bit of every event whether it was through streaming or NBC nightly coverage. There were definitely screams as Matthew Centrowitz Jr. won the 1500m gold, Alison Felix rocked everything she ran in, and how could you not be excited watching Ashton Eaton win the decathlon.
Marathon – Okay, I know technically the marathon is part of track and field, but I felt like it deserved it’s own thoughts. For the first time ever all three women finished in the top 10 and that is AMAZING! Even though USA didn’t make it to the medal stand you can’t argue with their finishes. My heart breaks for Meb in his final marathon, it just wasn’t his day. Seriously though, 41 years old running in an Olympic Marathon, that is an accomplishment in itself.
A Wedding Happened
My Brother-in-Law got married and it was the last event of our crazy summer. The day was absoltely wonderful and the rain even held off for the exact moments we needed it to. Little Man successfully made it down the aisle as the ring bearer. Although he might have skipped the part about walking with the flower girl and just ran instead. That’s okay. He made it at least.
We danced, we celebrated & we ate A LOT of wonderful food. I would say the wine was good but I had to sit that one out.
In case you are wondering, it is possible to do the Casper Slide while being 36.5 weeks pregnant. Even if it resulted in a few days recovery, it was worth it!
We Became a Family of 4 Humans and 1 Pooch
By far the BIGGEST change in our lives came just under two weeks ago when our little guy decided to break his way into the world ten days early. One minute you’re instagramming a picture of creepy Santa sitting on your nightstand and the next you are on the way to the hospital… at least that’s how that night played out. 11 hours later we met our sweet little guy and couldn’t be more in love.
We have been adjusting to life with a schedule determined by a newborn. There has been little sleep, absoltely no routine, lots of snuggles & so much laundry. Even on the long nights, I love it.
Little man has adjusted well to his new baby brother and absoltely loves playing with him. He has handled it so much better than I anticipated and I am so incredibly grateful for that.
Our next step… getting back into a routine.
If we were having coffee… what would you tell me about life?
What was your favorite moment from Rio?