Samantha | Ten Months 

 As you can see above, we are on the go these days!  She is a busy body and wants to investigate everything. 

At her last well visit, she measured 29 inches long and weighed 22lbs 1.5 oz. For all you people that have called my little chubby, fluffy or big… You were kind of right (ha!), but that doesn’t open the door for me to accept your nick names. The pediatrician said she is probably going to be a tall girl 😉 fine by me, she will need it for volleyball ! 

Her eyes are green and I LOVE them. The upper 4 teeth are finally coming in, making it 6 total teeth. I’m a fan of the amber necklace! I haven’t had any problems with teething (so far). I have also started brushing her teeth.

Sam has started letting go and standing on her own with MAYBE a step or two. She is content with crawling. 

Other than teeth and trying to walk, there isn’t too much.

She wears anything from 6-9months to 12 months. Her hair is getting thicker and the smiles keep coming ! 

I love her to the moon and back 😉 


Kim to 10k | It’s here 

Race day is three days away… I’m excited! I have put consistent effort into training for this race and I feel well prepared. Out of all my running experiences, I have enjoyed this tremendously. I have been lucky and steered clear of chin splints and most runner aches and pains. I’m anxious to get of there and run. 

My goal time is 63:30-64:30! However.. If I finish without walking ( walking is not an option unless I’m injured badly) I will be just as satisfied! 

This week I am preparing by short runs, trying to get good sleep, a decent diet, no alcohol and lots of water! I drink about 2L of water a day anyhow. I will eat a small pasta dish friday – however from what I understand carbo-loading doesn’t do much unless your running 10+ miles (not my expertise, yet) 

I will continue running after this race. December is just right around the corner and I have officially signed up for the OUC half marathon! 13.1 here I come … I am only HALF crazy, right ? 

Happy Hump Day 😉 


Last night I had the dream that NO mom (or any parent) wants to have. I rarely have nightmares but this was one of a kind.

It seemed like the longest dream ever. I kept waking myself up by screaming or moaning out loud. By the end of the dream, I was so hot, sweaty and screamed really loud I woke myself and the dogs. I looked at the clock and it was minutes from the alarm going off so I just stayed awake. I was to uncomfortable to go back asleep afraid I would go back the that dark place again. 

Really all I wanted to do any how was go get Samantha and lay with her until it was time to get ready. So that’s what I did! 

Samantha | Nine Months





I have delayed Sam’s eight and nine month update long enough. Sorry 😉

We have two teeth. Two very sharp teeth. They erupted sometime between 7 and 8 months. I’m patiently waiting on 18 other teeth…c’mon already ..

Now that we have those, Sam is able to eat more solid foods. I give her bits and pieces of things I eat. She loves raisins 😉

Around 8 months she started holding onto things and walking. She will go around and around a table until I remove her. She tests herself by letting go. She will stand for a few seconds but purposely falls to her butt.

She loves her crib. When it’s bed time, I lay her on her stomach and she is good to go. At times, I hear her moving around, but she eventually falls asleep with no fussing. Don’t get me wrong,
We do have those moments where she just doesn’t want to go to sleep, and she screams until she goes to sleep… It’s rare, but it happens.

Her estimated weight is about 22lbs.

Sam has mastered the high five and clapping her hands.

She loves playing head butt.

She throws a fit when I sit down for dinner or when others are eating. Coordinating our dinners is just hard.


Sam is wearing 9 months and some 12 month clothes. She is in size three diapers, drinks formula and water. I tried diluted Apple juice and she did not like it. I’m fine with that.

The girl finally has some hair… still not
much but it’s something. Her eyes are green and oh so pretty 😉

I experienced her first fever of 103.3. She was very quiet and lethargic. She just wanted to lay there. No symptoms except a runny nose. Per the pediatrician, Tylenol was the only thing that could help and there was no reason for a visit unless it reached 105.0 (a little out of my comfort zone).

Those are the major things I can remember 😉 Hopefully I did not miss much!

Kim to 10k | toes

I ran 6 miles and felt uh-mazing . I started running Saturday when it was 37 degrees and thought there was no way I was even making 3 miles. In my experience with running, I know not to wear many layers because it won’t stay on long (at least in Florida). I did wear a long sleeve as well as a sweat band to cover my ears! Within a mile, I was warm and enjoying my run!


If you ever see someone running and jamming out to their iPod at the same time … It’s probably me ! My music is very motivating to keep me going ….

Half marathon……HERE I COME! (Dec 2015). Running is addicting!

About my toes….

My toe nails have become very brittle since I have been running the long(er) distances. When I say brittle,I mean they are breaking in half or falling off – not such a pretty site for a flip flop wearing Florida girl! I’ve had to pay extra attention to my toesies !

Happy Running… (back to SNL) 😉

Momma madness

We all have our llittle quarks and I’m about to tell you about one of mine !

I have mentioned this once or twice in a few post but I hate it when people call Samantha chubby, fluffy, big girl.. You get the point

On Saturday I was at a function and someone came up to sam, pinched her cheeks and repeatedly said ‘chunky baby, such a cute chunky baby’.


While I was watching this go on, my level of anger was rising quickly. I even started packing the diaper bag up to leave .

Conveniently, when I was telling Don it was time to go, a piece of cake was shoved in front of me. Ironic ? It shut me up enough to calm down and enjoy the rest of the event.

I really do hate it when people call sam names that refer to her weight and size. I’m not one of those people who think it’s cute.

Sam is a longer baby than most her age BUT she is not over weight , chubby, fluffy whatever the hell you wanna call it.

I’m sorry that your jealous of those cute little cheeks 😉

Happy Tuesday

Weekend Wrap-Up (in pictures)


Somebody was tired !


After breakfast, I was lucky and got some sweet cuddle time.






Did our ‘9-month’ photo shoot, even though it’s a week late. I will post update this week.


And I made …
French toast cupcakes with a cinnamon strudel topped with a maple buttercream … I ll share how they turned out soon 😉

Happy Sunday !