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The pictures make them look a lot smaller, but the elite actually has 12" wheels. And you can lock the front one for jogging, or unlock it for normal strolling. love. 

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The pictures make them look a lot smaller, but the elite actually has 12" wheels. And you can lock the front one for jogging, or unlock it for normal strolling. love. 


Yeah, 12" is small for the back wheels, comparatively speaking. I read the back wheels should be 16" for stability while running. That's part of the reason the jogging strollers take up so much more room in the car, very large back wheels.
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I drive a Scion XB; probably a good thing I don't jog; that stroller would take up half my car!

 

MW: you are probably right; later she told DH she was glad I seemed so committed and not scared off or something. Lately I have been just hating going over there because she is a sinkhole of negativity (all this financial mess, she thinks she will never get out of, not to mention the marriage talk) and  the thought of moving in with her - which we may still have to do - almost makes me cry. But it would ease the financial strain and maybe then she'd lighten up? nevertheless I really don't want to.

 

Carrie, I was trying to find a way to combine Finnley and Logan and the best I have come up with is Finnegan. (you can still call him Finn!) LOL. it is better than Logley!

 

JJ: congrats on the impending graduation. maybe afterwards you can try to take it easy. Any movement on the care provider front?

 

Nothing new here, just another week - 23! - 2 weeks and a day until another ultrasound. Much as part of me doesn't like getting too frequent ultrasounds, another part of me really loves seeing the baby! I did a mash up of DS and this baby's ultrasound so I could see them side by side, and at first they looked almost identical. the more I look, the more I see little differences; like DS's long torso, and this baby I think will be more petite - or at least not have the long torso. they seem to have similiar noses and profiles though.

 

Looking forward to meeting all of these new babies!

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Carrie, I was trying to find a way to combine Finnley and Logan and the best I have come up with is Finnegan. (you can still call him Finn!) LOL. it is better than Logley!


LMAO -- Finnegan is much better than Logley!!! LOL!  I'll see what DH thinks.  I have a really strong feeling he's going to fight till the end on this, and then after I finally push him out, let me name him what I want.  Who knows?  I might lay eyes on this boy and decide he's a Logan after all.  But for now, I'm calling him Finn.  orngbiggrin.gif

 

JJ - Thanks for all the raving reviews on the stroller!!  I really thought long and hard and had many ppl tell me what they thought of many different strollers.  Awesome to hear you used it and liked it so much!!!

 

MW - I agree that the big old wheels are probably better for just jogging.  But when you're going to use the stroller for both jogging and for cruising, it's better to get the smaller swivel wheels.  These wheels, like JJ said, lock in a fixed position for jogging so you aren't going crazy everywhere, but can move freely for like, turning in a store.  It's probably not the best for either but for doing both, it's one of the best.  Does that make sense?

 

It folds down pretty decently.  With our new wagon, it should fit fine folded, and I'll know where I'm gong if I'm going to need more room in the trunk.

 

Anyone have new belly pics?  Here's me @ 29 weeks!!  Enjoying the sunshine!!

 

 

 

 

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No new belly pics from me. I don't have anyone to take them and for some strange reason I can't get a pic of myself in the mirror anymore. You look great!

FWIW, if you want to check it out, both Schwinn jogging strollers I have have 12" front locking/unlocking wheels. I searched and searched for that because the first jogging stroller I bought had the 16" immoveable front wheel and that was a serious pain. I had to tilt it every time I wanted to turn. And they are about half the price of the one you picked. They do say you shouldn't use them for jogging until baby can sit up on his/her own, at around 6 months. The seats do recline, though.

http://www.joggingstroller.com/Shop-by-Stroller-Brand/Schwinn/index.cat

http://schwinnjoggingstroller.org/

I'm testing 7yo ds this week to meet the homeschool requirements here. It's our first year officially homeschooling so our first year testing. I wasn't sure which test to pick, kindergarten or 1st grade. If he were in school, based on age, he'd be in first grade, so I went with that one. Without any formal education or teaching on my part, just living the unschooling way, he has gotten every answer on the test correct so far. I am trying to not let the test scores matter to me but it's hard not to be happy about that. If nothing else, it will show all of the naysayers that unschooling really does work.

What's really cool about it is that ds makes me test him. I was procrastinating because I didn't want to do it. I assume because he's never had any schooling or experienced pressure about grades or passing, he has no anxiety what-so-ever about it. He thinks it's fun.
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MW, that is great news about the testing!

 

Carrie this is me, last week - I am not doing bare belly shots yet, maybe later if I lose the belly indentatiion I currently have.

 

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Here's my 32 week shot:

 

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I'll have to come back later and catch up w/personals. So busy at work and at home. But a quick update on the growth/blood-flow restriction. We had the followup ultrasound on Friday and she got a clean bill of health! She has caught back up to her gestational age and the bloodflow through the umbilical cord looked MUCH better this time. So for now, she gets to choose her own birthday! I'll still be doing weekly NSTs and we'll do a quick ultrasound at 35 weeks to make sure everything is still good but for now, that's not something I have to worry about! I'm still taking the baby aspirin but I'll talk to my OB about that on Friday to see when I should stop taking it.

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Annie, that is really great news! hooray for a clean bill of health!

 

and great pic too!

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Yay, Annie!!  That's awesome news!!!  And such a good pic!! <3 Grow, baby grow!!

 

Loving seeing you guys's pics!  We are such a little family here!  I want to see JJ!

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You all look so cute!

Annie ~ That is wonderful news! You are up next, right?
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