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A little "Bump"date

I've thought long and hard about this update, and the only way I could imagine organizing it would be in a FAQ format. So, hold on tight! Here we go. 
How far along are you?  I am 15 weeks and 2 days along. According to the What to Expect application, Baby is roughly the size of an Avocado. 
How are you feeling?  I feel very blessed to report that I have not had any real sickness. Other than being a little more tired than usual, and hungry (all the time) I feel wonderful. 
Weight Gain? I am currently 7 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. No, we are no longer concerned about my body's decision to lose weight. I am not trying to lose weight, it's just happening. 
Can you feel the baby?  YES!!! I feel flutters every so often. The first time I felt it, I was completely freaked out. Now, ... I'm obsessed! I just want to feel it all the time. 
Predictions?  So far I have had a LOT of people tell me "That's a girl belly" and "Your eyes say girl". However,…

Fitness Friday!! - July

Since I'm back in the weekly chase, I decided to put myself back on track with my fitness Friday! I'm still in Tampa for VBS so this is coming from my phone. Feel free to excuse any typos. :) 
Now that we are expecting, my husband and I have been super motivated to exercise. I wish I would begin craving vegetables or something... But I hear the beginning is the hardest to eat right. Hopefully... I did crave a salad the other day so of course I went right out to chick fil a and bought it! (It was delicious!)
Now onto my fitness!! 
Sunday  - up and down the stairs for about an hour while packing the car. (It was exhausting, and got my heart rate up so it counts - right?)
Monday  - walked around the mall
Tuesday  - 20 minute of lap swimming  - mall (4) hours of walking 
Wednesday  - 20 minutes of lap swimming 
Thursday  - the zoo (lots of walking) 
Friday - going to ikea (more walking)  - will swim tonight again 
There you have it! My fitness for the week. 
How have you moved your body this week??

Pinterest Tested! - S'more Craving Satisfied.

Last week about 4 different people pinned the most amazing looking S'more dip I'd ever seen. Now, my whole pregnancy I haven't exactly had late night cravings or been eating crazy things like pickles and ice cream. The closest thing to a craving I've had is the desire for Cuban food at every meal. - But, if I don't get it I'm fine. HOWEVER, that s'more dip made my stomach growl out of nowhere. Just to be sure it was something I really wanted I waited 3 days before indulging. I figured, if after 3 days I'm still thinking about gooey marshmallows, warm chocolate and a crispy graham cracker crunch it was time to treat myself!

Before I get started - let me give you the source for the S'more dip. I originally found it on Pinterest, but then tracked the source back to the Bake-a-holic Mama! "S'more Crack Dip"

Recipe Review.

Difficulty of Instructions. 
Extremely easy (kid friendly!)

Difficulty of Recreating. 
Let's be honest for a moment. …

Weekly Chase! - I'm BACK!

I am so happy to back on the Weekly Chase!! The last couple of Weekly Chases, you may have noticed I was always making the goal of "resting". Well, I finally figured out why I just couldn't keep up with my normal routine. Then it was too early to share my news with the world, so I just took a little break from blogging. Well, i'm BACK (and so are my energy levels!)

So, here's my weekly chase!

As always, the Weekly Chase links up with Mindy and Molly. Please remember to check thier blogs for more great chases! 

Health Meet my calorie goal. - Although I haven't been sick (thank the Lord!), I don't have a very big appetite so sometimes its hard for me to meet my calorie goal. I plan to check in my using My Fitness Pal.Walk or Run 2 days this week - We are on "vacation" this week, so it might be a little difficult. Baby Jimenez Prep!  Spend as much time as possible with Prince Charming! - Not hard, but much needed. This week we are on vacation. But, it…


Anyone remember this post?

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would not be able to run the Goofy Challenge in 2014. I had my training schedule planned out, I had prepared myself for what life would be like in the Fall with my husband working full time and interning. I had committed to completing the 30 day shred during the month of May to build muscle before I began Goofy training. I had begun planning meals for our new schedule.  What I did not plan for was a positive pregnancy test.

So when that little word "pregnant" popped up, I went through the range of emotions (excited, scared, happy, totally freaked out, extremely happy, nervous, happy, excited)

Then the Lord got a hold of me.

Jeremiah 29:11
I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. 

Sometimes you can plan, and plan and PLAN but you just you can't plan for everything. Sometimes the Lord has a different directio…


In case you missed it... Prince Charming and I are expecting our first child in January (Story Here!)!! We are SO excited!! I am currently 12.5 weeks along, and for those of you who like to count... That puts me due a little less than a week after the Goofy Challenge.

So, my dreams of Goofy have been changed. As much as I'd LOVE to run 13.1 miles on Saturday and then 26.2 on Sunday, I have to defer until 2015. During my first appointment the doctor asked me those loaded questions....

"So, is this a good time for you to be having a baby?" - ABSOLUTELY! 

"What's going on in your life right now, that might be a concern" - Well, I'm about to begin training for a Marathon Challenge. (pause) it's in January.  haha I LOVE that the Doctor looked at me straight in the eye and said "You're going to need to defer that" I wish it stopped there. She then followed up with (to Prince Charming) "You'll need to defer as well".  We definit…

The Happiest Birthday Surprise!

On May 21st, 2013 my Prince Charming celebrated a birthday. I was very tired the night before so I went to sleep around 8:00 p.m. When I woke up at 4:30 a.m., I waited (kind of) patiently for Prince Charming to wake up and go to breakfast with me. 
We enjoyed breakfast at the local cuban cafe, and I enjoyed my last cup of cafe con leche. At this point I was suspecting I might be pregnant, but not willing to believe it. We had tried for many years, and I was ready to move on, train for my marathon and let God decide when HE wanted us to have a child. 
After breakfast we went to work for a few hours and then, ... we went to lunch! So, here's the fun part! ready?? 
I had lunch with 5-guys AT 5-guys! Yep, we celebrated a birthday lunch with some of our dear friends at one of our favorite burger joints! After lunch we went back to work, and I watched the clock... I couldn't wait for the clock to strike 5 so we could go to CVS! 
We live VERY close to a LOT of people we know …

The Fourth of July 2013

The Fourth of July was so epic, it almost feels like it was a dream. Seriously, I had a wonderful day and I'm SO excited to share about it!

Prince Charming set out all his Red, White and Blue running gear the night before. Bright and early he got up and went for 4+ mile run. It was actually pretty fun because he ran to our friends home and took a picture in their front yard and texted it to them.  He came home and we enjoyed breakfast together.

Around 11:30 we went over to our friends house (the one's Prince Charming texted earlier that day) for a Pinterest Party! All the "young" people gathered to put together the food and hang out before the "adults" arrived.  I always smile when we are considered the "young" crowd! Anyway, we made Fireworks with Watermelon and Blueberries!

How we did it! 
1) Cut the Watermelon thinly 2) Use a cookie cutter to make Stars 3) Add blueberries onto a Toothpick 4) Put the toothpick onto the star 
Another snack we mad…

Monsters University Date Night

I've mentioned this before, but Prince Charming is in his very last semester of classes for his Graduate Program (*Happy Dance!*). Honestly, I remember not too long ago when we were crunching numbers and planning how our lives would be when he took the plunge and applied for Graduate School. Now, he's almost done!

Praise the Lord, we have almost made it!

Anyway, since it's his last semester of classes he's been a little stressed and we haven't gone on a date in far too long we decided it was time to use up the movie passes we got for Christmas and go see Monsters University!

We were SUPER excited for our date, we got all dressed up and everything.

Since it's summer, and it was raining I had a feeling the theater would be pretty packed. So, we went and purchased our tickets and then headed out to try a nearby Pizza place. (Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza) We ordered a small cheese pizza, and a sample of the wings. - It was delicious! Prince Charming and I are HUGE…