After the trials and tribulations of much stroller research we came across the Baby Jogger City Mini at Magic Beans. They are the only retailer in our area that carries all the strollers we were interested in for our trip to Disney World. Eli Gurock, the founder of Magic Beans, is a stroller guru. He listened to us and recommended this stroller based on our family’s needs. We can’t wait to go back and check out all the cool gear at his store before Baby #3 arrives. Check back soon to see the stroller in action at Disney. For now, here’s a video of us picking up the stroller:
We wish Eli good luck tomorrow as he runs his first Boston Marathon for Children’s Hospital. He raised close to $10,000! Go Eli!
I had my 28 week appointment yesterday. Had to gulp down the yummy Glucola on the way for my gestational diabetes blood test. The good news is that I passed! The bad news is that my iron is a little low and I have to start taking an iron supplement (once again.) Slow FE here I come. Heartbeat sounded great, blood pressure was 120/70 and I gained 3 lbs. since my last visit. So far, I am up 19 lbs, which is a lot for me. With both Emily and Aidan I only gained about 20 lbs. I feel like a rhino!
Not many more sleeps now until we leave on our Disney adventure. Today I had the pleasure of sitting down with two local Disney panelists from the WDW Moms Panel. I met Kaylene J. and Chris G., who filled me in on SO many tips and ideas for what to do once we get there and how to do it with two small children. I really like what Chris said, “let the kids dictate when and where we go…” Makes so much sense to have the kids lead the way! So when they’re tired (mommy too), we’ll go back to our resort and nap. When they need a break, we’ll head back to the hotel and swim. We have decided it’s not going to be a GO-GO-GO trip where we must see everything.
I’ve been such a slacker. I’ve heard it happens with #2 and beyond. I used to love my weekly poses on Beach St. from about week 8 and onward with Emily. With Aidan I was still pretty good, starting later, maybe around 18 weeks with some major gaps. Well, today I finally asked Daddy if he would take a couple “belly shots.” About time, right?
So first, Emily helped me pick out some new lipsticks from my favorite counter, MAC! It’s too bad I didn’t bring all my empty make-up containers. Did you know that MAC recycles and will give you a free lipstick for every 6 “empties” you bring back? Pretty good deal!