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Diary Of A Sick Mamma

Hello, all! I am currently laying in bed, snuggled up to my little kitty, watching TV and recovering from getting terribly sick yesterday.

It started as a normal Saturday, with coffee and family time. I went to the gym for an upper body workout class, feeling fine the whole time.

I got home and cleaned the house while the baby napped. I felt a little flushed, but thought I was just hot from the cleaning. I took a quick shower, then got the baby up and started feeding her a bottle.

That is when things took a turn for the worse. I felt a sharp pain in my stomach, so I yelled for my husband to take the baby and get me a bucket. He put the baby in her bouncer, then grabbed me the Halloween candy bucket just in time for me to lose my lunch. It scared baby K and she cried so much. My husband took her to another room and kept saying, “mommy is okay.” I made it into the bathroom and puked at least 10 more times. I could hear the baby cry every time I did, and it broke my heart.

My husband took over everything; cleaning up after me, playing with the baby, then getting her to bed.

Meanwhile, I slept on the bathroom floor until I knew I was done throwing up. I had a temp of 101, and was freezing.

I was able to drink a little water and have a few pretzels before bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up feeling better, but nauseous. I was hungry, so I ate and drank water. I had to be back on mom duty, but this sweet face made me so happy.

I am just praying the baby and my husband don’t get this! I washed and disinfected everything I touched yesterday. The rest of my evening will be spent taking it easy until bedtime!

Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Motherhood, And A Sick Baby

Hello, all! Happy weekend!! I am currently snuggling my sweet baby while she eats her bottle. Getting her out of bed is one of my favorite things, as she smiles and wiggles, followed by a huge hug. Ahhhh my heart!!

Baby K has been sick the past couple of days and it makes me so sad. She has a deep cough and stuffy nose. The pediatrician said not to worry unless her breathing gets bad or her fever is super high. It’s so hard not to though.

I have been using baby chest rub and essential oils, I constantly use the nose frieda, and have a humidifier in her room.

She has still been all smiles at least!! She didn’t get sick until Wednesday, so she did get to go to Bugs class on Tuesday and see her friends.

Moving on, let’s talk FOOD:

Here are a few favorites from the week…

Chickpea pasta and meat sauce.

Whole Foods salad bar when my mom came to visit!

Apple grilled cheese and tomato soup!

FITNESS:

I was able to sneak off to the gym twice this week and the rest of my workouts were at home.

*Elliptical

*Barre

*Treadmill Hiit workout (gym day)

*Cycle Sculp class

OTHER:

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday! I got baby K the cutest onesie.

I love these two so much.

She ended up having a blowout all over it. Haha.

Well, I’m off to start the day!

Have a great weekend, everyone.

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Surviving Daylight Savings Time With A Baby)

Hi, all! I hope your weekend has been wonderful. I didn’t get as much cleaning done as I would have liked, but I hope to finish tomorrow.

Anyway, I was semi-dreading daylight savings time. Messing with baby K’s sleep schedule really had me worried, but the method I used worked so well! I started pushing her typical schedule back by 15 minutes a few days ago, then 30 the next day, and so on until today to get her body used to the time change. She literally did perfect today, and her naps and bedtime stayed the same times as they were before the time change. She has an early bedtime, and it seemed strange to put her down when it was so dark out!

She was such a happy baby today!

My schedule-oriented heart is happy now….well, until the holidays.

Now, onto the rest of the weekend…

SATURDAY:

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law had stayed with us Friday night, and they left fairly early for a volleyball tournament near our house. Once they left, I had coffee and hung with the family.

I headed to the gym after getting the baby down for her morning nap. I took an upper body workout class and it was awesome!

Once the baby was up, we all got ready to go watch my sister-in-law play volleyball. She did awesome and was excited we were there.

Her look for the day!

We got the baby down for her afternoon nap when we got home. When she woke up, we headed to my work bestie’s house so that my husband could work on her car. I love seeing her!

We left when the baby got sleepy, and got her home for bed.

For dinner, we had tacos!

We were both pretty beat and went to bed early.

SUNDAY:

This morning started with coffee and family time! We played with the baby until her morning nap. My husband went to finish my work bestie’s car, and we joined after nap time.

I got my grocery shopping done during baby K’s afternoon nap, then played with her until her bath and bedtime.

Hubs and I had chicken and potatoes for dinner, and now we are relaxing. I have a feeling I am going to fall asleep on the couch because I am wiped out.

That’s about all for this recap. Have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Baby’s First Halloween, And Our Anniversary

Hello, all! Another week simply flew by, and I cannot believe it is already November! Baby and I managed to stay busy this week, and I got to put her Halloween costume on more than once. She is one adorable dragon, that’s for sure.

Speaking of my cute dragon, she was in a parade on Tuesday, and got to wear her costume again on Thursday at Bugs class. It was so sweet seeing all the babies dressed up!

We did not take her trick or treating, one: because she doesn’t eat candy, and two: she was already asleep. Haha! Also, it was SO windy and cold here.

This kid is a riot, let me tell you!

She has been a little clingy and a bit fussy this week, but was still full of hugs and huge smiles! I am hoping a tooth is coming in.

OUR ANNIVERSARY:

My husband and I celebrated 4 years of marriage yesterday! We went out to dinner and a movie last week, but had fun celebrating at home last night. My husband came home with Chinese, flowers, and a few other fun things. We had some wine with dinner, relaxed on the couch, and caught up on our shows.

FOOD THIS WEEK:

I took advantage of the leftover Chipotle from baby K’s dedication for this meal. I honestly can’t remember everything in it, but it was tasty!

Cornbread and Chili! It was so perfect, especially since the weather is getting colder.

Pizza night!

I had Whole Foods salad bar for lunch today, and we got to spend time with my mamma! It was so fun!!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*Barre videos

*Elliptical

*Fitness Blender: Spartan 500 (you can find this on YouTube! It is a go-to for me).

*Spinning

That’s all for my update! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your posts.

Have a wonderful weekend, all!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Date Night, And A Baby Play Date

Hello and happy weekend, all! This is my third attempt to write this, because in true mother fashion, I have a constant (yet adorable) distraction.

We have had a great week! My husband and I were able to celebrate our anniversary (it will be 4 years on Halloween), and baby K and I had our first play date!

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

Soybean Spaghetti and Meat Sauce.

Thai Coconut Chicken and Brown Rice.

DATE NIGHT: Northstar Cafe.

I had the most delicious salad and a sparkling wine. It was so yummy!!

After dinner, we saw Zombieland 2. It was really funny! My husband and I had a great time just hanging out and catching up. My mom was nice enough to babysit!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*3 mile outside run

*Fitness Blender Spartan 500 workout (on YouTube)

*Barre Class

*Spinning

PLAY DATE:

Baby K and I instantly hit it off with a mom and her little one at Bugs class. He is only 2 days younger than baby K! She asked us to come over and carve pumkins. We had a great time!

The babies were precious in the pumpkins haha!

That’s about all for this update, friends! Have a fantastic weekend!

With love,

Carly