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My Miscarriage Story

Hi, everyone! I cannot tell you how many times I have started this post….then deleted it. I have been MIA from here since it happened. I wanted to feel what I needed, heal, and just be with my sweet little family. I am ready to share this, especially because it helped me so much to read and relate to other women’s stories.

On the fourth of July, 4 days before I would have announced my pregnancy, I was on the bathroom floor crying in pain. Miscarriage is messy, painful, and heartbreaking.

Let’s go back to the beginning…

In January I had my first miscarriage. It was early on, before I even saw my doctor, but I still had high emotions.

This time was my second miscarriage. I was quite a bit further along, and it broke me. My first appointment went okay. The baby was measuring small, but had a heartbeat, which was relief. They wanted to do another ultrasound at 10 weeks to check on the baby. My husband and I went in nervous, but hopeful. The ultrasound tech started, but when she didn’t say a word to us I knew something was wrong. I didn’t even try to ask questions because I knew she wouldn’t answer me.

When the doctor came in she confirmed our fears. There was no heartbeat, and I was going to miscarry.

She gave me three options:

1: Wait and miscarry naturally

2: Take medicine to speed things along

3: Have a d and c

I opted for option 1. We were heading on vacation the following week. I didn’t want it to happen on vacation, but I also didn’t want to miss out on making memories. I decided to go, and it turned out to be a wonderful time. We decided to come home a day early, which was perfect because everything happened the day after we got home.

It started out with heavy bleeding and mild cramping, but the pain intensified immensely throughout the day. I spent most of the day on the bathroom floor dizzy, bloody, nauseous, and bloody until the pain subsided a bit by dinner. My mom and husband were both there helping me and taking care of the baby. I was beyond thankful for them!

That evening, I showered and had dinner. I had a fever, but the cramps were much lighter, and I felt better.

I had some pain for a few more days, and bleeding quite a bit longer.

My heart grieves for the baby I never got to meet, but I am in a very good place now.

Sending hugs to all the mom’s that have been through a miscarriage. You are not alone.

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Our Lake Vacation

Hello, everyone! I hope all is well. We are home and settled from vacation. Every year, we spend a week at Gun Lake in Michigan with my husband’s family. We always have a blast, and K got to jetski and tube this year! The weather was hot, but luckily we had a lot of shade. The cabins don’t have air, but we had fans, and the evenings cooled down quite a bit. We all needed the vacation, and a break from reality for a bit.

WATER FUN:

K fell asleep on the tube, but woke up waving haha. It was so cute!

The baby pool was a hit, and K played with the other littles. They had a blast, and the giggles were the absolute cutest.

The jetski was definitely K’s favorite (just like her mamma).

We also went boating, and swam in the lake.

FOOD:

We literally had SO much food! My mother-in-law goes all out. Here’s just a couple meals out of many!

WORKOUTS:

Most days I ran around the lake. The road surrounding it has a lot of hills, so it doesn’t take long to get a good workout in.

The other days I did some excercises with my kettlebells.

OTHER:

*We played lots of games: cornhole, yard pong, texas horseshoes, etc.

*K went crazy for bubbles, and her new kids fishing pole.

*In the evenings, we sat outside and relaxed.

Overall, it was a wonderful week!

Now it is back to reality.

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday-This Week In Healthy Food Favorites

Hello, and happy Friday!! We just got the car loaded, and are on the way to Michigan for our annual lake vacation with my husband’s family. Now that K is running around, it will be even more fun. There will be a lot of kids for her to play with!

This is my absolute favorite picture from last year. It is so crazy how big this sweet girl is now! Excuse me while I go cry. Lol!

Okay, now let’s get on to the food part of this post!

We ate pretty darn well this week! Here are my favorites….

Chipotle!! Brown rice, fajitas, tomatoes, corn, guacamole, and a side of chicken.

Okay….this was legit the best salad I have ever had!! I actually got it twice in one week. My mom came for the day and we decided to try a place called Clean Juice for lunch. I got a salad with SO many tasty toppings and avacado toast. YUM!

BBQ chicken cornbread skillet in the cast iron. This meal is so easy and tasty!!

Stuffed peppers, bread, and a salad.

Pasta with meat sauce and an english muffin.

Well, that’s all for today. I’m off to catch up on all of your posts during our long drive. I hope you all have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Food-This Week In Tasty Meals And An Update

Hello, and happy Friday! Things have been crazy around here, and I am finally able to take a minute to myself. K is napping, and I just finished cleaning. Anyway, on to our big news….

WE ARE BUILDING A HOUSE! Everything has been happening so quickly, and we finally made the decision to just go with it. I am THRILLED with the design, and can’t wait to move my family to a beautiful community, close to my husband’s work. We have a lot to do, and actually have to have our current house in contract by August. We will probably have to move into an apartment until the new place is ready!

In other news, my sister-in-law is moving out when we get home from vacation because she found an apartment. I am excited to hit up her pool the rest of the summer!

Now that I have shared that, let’s move onto FOOD FAVORITES from the week. I decided to plan some fun meals and they all turned out so yummy!!

Healthier sloppy joes with corn on the cob!

Cast iron salmon!

Chicken sausage, sweet potato, and veggie skillet!

Terriaki chicken stir fry over brown rice!

Chili mac! This was delicious!! I made it meat free and loved it.

Well, that is all for today! Baby is up and we are going to head out on a jog/walk.

Have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dad’s out there!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, And A Family Update

Hello, and happy Friday! I have been beyond sporadic with my posts lately. A lot has been going on, and honestly I am just so tired. Although this morning, the day started out with a Super Coffee, and an avacado banana muffin with almond butter on top. I also got a little more sleep last night! Yay!

BABY/TODDLER UPDATE:

My sweet girl has SO much energy during the days! I think we will be switching to one nap a day soon. We have been enjoying walks, her baby pool, and all of the bubbles! Lol!! She is chatty, silly, and loads of fun! She has started tantruming some, and I am trying to navigate how to handle that. She is so snuggly these days and I LOVE it!

FAMILY UPDATE:

My husband and I might be building a house! Things have happened so quickly, and it has been a whirlwind. We would be moving close to his work, and the community it wonderful!! The schools are nice, there is a pool, and so many awesome walking trails. We are trying to get the process rolling because it takes 6 months once they start!

FITNESS UPDATE:

I am still enjoying my at-home workouts! Some days I miss the gym, but the money I am saving is SO great!!

This week:

*Stoller barre-the extra weight of K in the stroller is awesome.

*1 min Elliptical, 1 min weights for 30 minutes

*YouTube: Spartan 500 from Fitness Blender

*Bands and Kettlebells

FOOD FAVORITES:

Chipotle bowl! I decided to go veggie with sofritas and guacamole on the side. I didn’t eat the sofritas because they tasted odd to me. The meal was delicious though!

I made a pork loin in the crockpot with white sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots. I put the pork on an english muffin with cheese and greek yogurt ranch dressing.

This delicious salad was from a vegan restaurant called Portia’s Cafe. I also had soup and a slice of strawberry cheesecake. Yum!

A sald bowl from Piada! A lot of the toppings were at the bottom. It was so yummy!

Other meals included: chickpea pasta with meat sauce, a frozen pizza, and chicken drumsticks with cauliflower mac and cheese.

That’s all for today’s update! Have a wonderful weekend.

With love,

Carly