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When things don't go as planned. #bestlaidplans #shadetreemechanic #magnito 😬

Exactly a week ago I was 19 hours into a 33 hour labor. Never in my life had I imagined how hard something could be. Instead of a normal oncoming labor where contractions started far apart and slowly increased, mine began at 6 pm Tuesday evening with 2 min apart contractions that grew intense quickly. 10 hours of hard labor later I hadn’t progressed, and Aurora’s heartbeat kept dropping, so we made the hard decision to abandon our hopes for a homebirth and drove to the hospital. By 11 am Wednesday morning I was so exhausted from intense but fruitless labor that we made another hard decision and opted for an epidural to allow me enough relief to get some sleep and regain some energy. I slept about 3 hours before the epidural stopped relieving my pain, and the contractions were harder than ever as she began to descend and pushed on my pelvis. From 7 pm to 1:30 am Thursday was the hardest and most painful part of labor. The epidural provided no relief and I was exhausted physically and emotionally. It was a scary relief to hear the nurse say it was time to call the Dr out of bed to come deliver. An hour and 40 minutes later of delirious pushing I felt like I couldn’t push one more time and I sank back in tears, just to hear my Dr say “Grace, look at your baby!” The overwhelming joy and relief and emotion as I saw her sweet body lifted up and placed skin to skin on my belly was worth every painful second of those 33 hours. My husband and I cried with our newborn girl. 10 months of working and waiting and crying and hoping and she was here. We saw her face and her sweet red hair and her long fingers and as traumatic as that 33 hour labor was, and the hard 2 day stay at the hospital while our baby girl and I were treated for the high fevers we had after delivery I’d do it again in a heartbeat knowing the treasure to come at the end. Aurora, you are so loved. #laborstory #birthwithoutfear #bestlaidplans #Godknowsbest #AuroraEleanor #LightShining #childbirth

All best plans and all that, tonight I intended to run 6k with recovery walk intervals to help boost my calories burned. My Husband was late home so at one point it was borderline if I’d not bother or could be arsed. Ididthe hole it’s a waist of time now thing...oh and it’s raining. Instead I decided I do a quicker run like the other night, 5 ish k and get home. I stared off at a comfortable pace and realised it was actually quickest I’ve ran, I managed to keep around it for 3k and then decided to go back the plan A and walk for 2 mins, I had another 1 1/2 min interval further down line but it turns out I ran half a k more than Monday and knocked off a further 16 seconds even with the intervals!! 💪🏻 that I will take even with the fewer calories 😊#thisgirlcanrun #runningforweightloss #runnersofinsta #runnersofinstagram #couchto5k #bestlaidplans #running

Repost from @semi_rad: A visual representation of my life in the moment #selfwill #bestlaidplans #whatintheactualfuck

Had today planned out perfectly... now we’re back at the doctor with this one. #bestlaidplans

And yes his is sleeping on Teddy’s bed because he was in bed with me #holiday #walking #oversleeping #marriage #bestlaidplans

We had a crack at #glamping this week. A very short crack, as it turns out a poorly/wilful/stubborn two year old is not the companion you want when there’s four of you sleeping in the one room.

#Samlesburyhall is free in, the restaurant was good, the shepherd’s hut hamlet was fab and the kids could have played in the playpark for hours. They have a lot to do on-site, even if we didn’t make it to Blackpool as planned. We had a fantastic, if delirious, chat with a bloke at #thebeecentre, and we went back to watch them take a hive apart.
Double bunk beds just didn’t work for us right now, but it could be worse - we could have been abroad... We had the “luxury” of just being able to drive home early. Maybe we’ll try again in a few years!

#shepherdshut #thehamlet #preston #bestlaidplans #nevermind #nospacelikehome

College Road Trip, Day 4: Our visit to the site of the actual Little House on the Prairie (just outside of Independence, KS) is off... major thunderstorms last night caused flash flooding. We are in Coffeyville, just south of the major areas of flooding, which is a huge blessing. Thankful for all of the prayers and good thoughts that have been coming our way all during the trip!

#kansas #weather #college #roadtrip #travel #bestlaidplans #storms

#livingmybestlife random road trip canceled reroute end up at the #sevenmagicmountains #lasvegas ..#smackthat #millirock on anyblock .#bestlaidplans

Compensations for turning up to a meeting 24 hours early...
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Have a planning meeting with yourself at the very lovely cafe you’ve found nearby.
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Please tell me I’m not the only person who does this. 15 and 16 August look very alike when you’re rushing! 😆
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#deliciouslygorgeous #eastbourne #bestlaidplans #cafe #doubleespresso #coffee #coffeeheaven #lovethisplace #slowdown

Huehuehue. Me nakita ako copy neto. Saya saya.

#foreversidneysheldonfan
#bestlaidplans
#extrangtotorodiary

Out here... stuck wayyyy out here.... in Chicago.
Guess we can say we’ve been to Chicago, right? The universe is testing me and although I’ve been choking down tears and stress all night here’s the lesson: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY 👌🏼. and also- pack toothbrushes in my carryon 🤦🏼‍♀️. And also F southwest for telling me I’d make my flight, sending me to Chicago with 2 kids and knowing I wouldn’t make it. And then not giving me a hotel voucher or drink vouchers or even free WiFi for a day. You suck southwest. Looking for airline suggestions 🦄. #everythingisgoingtobeok #pmaallday #growthisrad #bestlaidplans #southwestairlines @southwestair

Sweaty goddess selfie with the lady who made me that way! Thanks for a great class @angelab045 !
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#zumba #sweatyselfie #sweatygoddessselfie #fithasnosize #activerestday #bestlaidplans

All through our school we’re asked...
What do you want to be? What do you want to do?
Quite often we leave school and we’re in one of two categories... 💜You know exactly what you want and you’ve probably already put moves in play to get you on that path... OR 💙You have no frickin’ idea but people keep telling you that you need a plan or you’re going to waste your life! ⭐️Either way... life happens! ⭐️ ⭐️Things change!⭐️ ⭐️Even the best laid plans get turned on their head... ⭐️ Me for example... At the start of year 11, I would have told you I was going to be a sports physiotherapist and married by 25.
By the start of year 12 I was at a new school in a new city trying to make new friends...and my plan was to survive and get out of school ASAP!
Now...at 28 I’m doing something I never even knew existed as a single dog mum... 💜But I wouldn’t change a thing! It hasn’t been a smooth road and some days it’s fucking hard work... 💜But each day is PERFECT! I feel happy! I ride the waves better than I could ever have imagined! And despite this never being my intention... I know I am EXACTLY where I need to be FOR ME RIGHT NOW! 💜

#ridethewaves #life #bestlaidplans #school #dreams #perfect #perfectlyimperfect #dogmum #douglasadams #lifequotes #humpday #intention #unashamedlyb

• I'm a big fan of scheduling. Our week ahead is mapped out on Saturday or Sunday and I find that I don't stress about the jobs that need doing on Thursday or whatever because I know they have their allocated time where we can focus solely on that project. Of course there is always a few gaps included in the schedule because there is ALWAYS some urgent job or three that comes in after the schedule has been set.
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Sometimes no matter how organised you are though the week just has other plans.
This week started with sickness, the kind where all you can do is just alternate between sitting and lying, napping and Netflix. Although even that proved more difficult with a sick child too. So much harder to care for them when you're far from 100% yourself.
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Do you schedule or do you find a simple to-do list a bit more freeing? How do you keep organised each week? We would love to know.

The best laid plans........sometimes encounter poorly timed grenades.

You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens. 💫
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#kimandkathleen #bestlaidplans #trust #goals #dreams #socalrealestate #scv #awesometown #🙌🏼 #girlboss

The wind and best laid plans change. You can choose to be stressed or re-trim the sails for new shores.
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#selfhelp #bestlaidplans #brighton #wind #wellness #seagulls #sea #flags #signs #selfdevelopment #faith #sailors #navigatelife #sussex #stoicism #stoic #newshores

Nothing is happening the way I expected it to. Like, nothing. And it’s cool. The longer I live, the more I learn to let go of what I think my life should look like, and embrace the beauty (or ugliness, as the case my be) of what is. Anything else is exhausting.
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#quotestoliveby #flyfemaleentrepreneurs #lifelessons #letgoandletgod #beopen #livefree #bestlaidplans .
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(s/o @hereandnowcreative.co)

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