Oct 25, 2017

She arrived and our lives are forever changed....AGAIN:)

On Oct. 17th Aiste Jean Dye was born at 10:07am at 7lbs 1oz via C-Section. She killed it, nailed her tests and even nursed while they were sewing me up. A superstar already:)

We went for the surprise gender option.  I truly had no idea what we would have but the morning of my surgery we had a small delay and as we were waiting a perfect rainbow appeared and I had a feeling right then it would be a girl.

Post c section combined with new baby is not my favorite week in the world. Haha... I had some major ups and downs... the combo of not being able to move, breast getting majorly engorged, not being able to deal with first child, postpartum hormones, etc etc... it was not easy for anybody.

Luckily, Andrew is a true superstar, must have changed over 20 diapers a day, gotten up for both children in the night and had to deal with helping me move and survive.....

Grandma came over from England... not sure what we would have done without her.... family is so important and amazing.

Friends and community are pretty amazing as well. We had people drop by with food and gifts and just provide good conversations. We live in a pretty amazing little nook and are surrounded by some truly special people. THANK You beautiful souls:)

So we made it through week one. Aiste is excelling past her benchmarks and I am slowly healing... The weather has been amazing and the wind has been pumping so I have been dying inside not being able to get out for some downwinds on my SUP or mtn bike the trails in the beautiful changing forest... BUT I do have a precious beautiful family so I am not really complaining.... just surface complaining:)

Now, its all about a smooth recovery with tons of baby steps and figuring out life with a new born and a toddler:)

life truly is one amazing adventure...

live, love, laugh,...DREAM!

Oct 16, 2017

Excited/Nervous: Chaos in our household coming SOON!

from 13 days ago.....

I have officially started my mat leave and I have 13 days or less until "shrimp 2" comes out. I am ready physically to not be pregnant anymore... The last month is not my favorite... uncomfortable sleeps, and awkward moving around is not ideal for someone who loves to be active all the time. I also LOVE FALL for outdoor adventures especially mtn biking and trail running....

I am a very lucky pregnant person in that I am still able to be physically active enough to stay sane. I bike almost everyday with the chariot for Tav's naps... I am able to bike the wide trails off road in the park and on good days I choose the hilly routes and on tired days I choose the less hilly ones... so that gives me a little bit of a feeling of what its like out in the trails. I also walk a lot to the park with Tav, I try to keep him outside and he loves it and I love it so win win there... I am still getting out on the SUP but a little less than in the summer as we don't head to the lake everyday anymore.... in the summer it was a sure fact we would walk down to the beach and most of the time i would bring my inflatable SUP as well. The lake is super calm and quiet which is great for those peaceful flow state non thinking paddles. Also, I don't want to fall anymore. The combo of cold water and having a tough time getting back on is not so appealing at this time:)

I have been getting out do some hikes but they usually leave me more tired and with swollen feet nowadays but when its beautiful out and i get a chance to head in the mountains I can never say NO so I go and suffer a little afterwards but to me its always worth it:)

With some BIG SUP races happening in the last few months it has fueled my stoke to get back into it. I will be forever changed mentally since being a mother and especially a mother of such young kids but I am not done and I can feel the fire burning inside of me.... this is exciting stuff but a logistical nightmare to wrap my head around:) hahaha.


I had one last chariot bike ride with Tav before the big day. Tomorrow is the day: Oct 17th 2017. C section again... Totally excited and ready but pretty nervous as well. Its going to be tough for the first few weeks, not being to lift Tav or be active but I know it won't last forever. I am so excited to meet this little creature that has been living and growing inside of me...hahaha. We are ready for the new adventure ahead of us as we grow to become a family of 4. WOOHOO! Thank you all for the support and the love and we are looking forward to sharing our news when we can:)

live, love, laugh,..DREAM!