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Fitness, Food, And Our 36 Week Ultrasound/Bumpdate

Hello, all! Yay for Friday!! I just finished a short cardio workout and am now relaxing and waiting for the husband to bring food home haha.

We had our growth ultrasound this morning and baby girl is doing wonderful! She currently weighs 5 pounds 14 ounces.

They also did a strep b test and checked to see if I was dialated. I am 1 cm so far!

The dr. was very pleased, and we loved seeing our beautiful, active little girl! Ahhh!! We are getting so close.

Aside from being uncomfortable, I’m doing well for being so far along.

CRAVINGS:

*Sweets, carbs, and cheese

CHALLENGES:

*Bending over

*Bladder pressure

*Exhaustion

*Back pain

*Dry/Itchy Skin and lips

*Struggles getting comfortable

*Constantly out of breath

BLESSINGS:

*Feeling her move and kick

*Nesting (It has caused me to be super prepared)

*Being able to stay active

*Knowing she is healthy and growing

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

I made it to a spin class on Tuesday because we had a “cold day” at work/ the busses wouldn’t start. I took it easy and only did 30 minutes, but it felt great to be at the gym.

I have also done a few barre workouts, plus my elliptical and bike.

I have worked out every day so far and plan on taking Sunday off to rest!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Pasta and veggie “meatballs”

Turkey burgers, veggies, and sweet potato fries

Hot ham and cheese, plus a salad

Frozen pasta meal an English muffin

Everything was super tasty!

That’s all for my Friday update! Have a great weekend, everyone!!

With love,

Carly

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A Long Weekend, A Date Night, Tasty Food, Fitness, Baby Prep, And Maternity Pictures

Hello there, everyone! I have enjoyed an extra long weekend and got a lot done for baby!! Yay!

Let’s jump right in…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I did a cardio workout at home.

When the hubs got home we made burgers, sweet potato fries, and veggies for dinner. So good!

SATURDAY:

The day started with online teaching, followed by lots of cleaning, and a barre/cardio workout.

We decided to have date night, so we headed to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. It was delicious, and I am loving spending time with my sweet husband before our baby comes. Not pictured: all of the rolls! Yum!

After dinner, we watched a movie before bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee and relaxing! I did an elliptical workout before getting back to my cleaning. I also hit up the grocery store.

Dinner was antipasto squares and they were SO good.

MONDAY:

The day started with protein pancakes and coffee. My mom came over to spend the day with me and we had a great time! She helped me do more baby prep and pack my hospital bag.

We went to the gym together and it felt so good to be there! I have been soley working out at home, so it was a nice change of pace.

We had lunch at Northstar Cafe and it was amazing as always!

We did some shopping after lunch before my mom headed home. What a great day!!

I also got our maternity pictures back today and love them so much! Here are a few favorites…

They make me smile so big!!

Anyway, there is a recap for you all. Have an awesome week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday And A 35 Week Bumpdate

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans? We are expected to get a big snow storm so we plan on staying home and getting some things done around the house.

I hit week 35 in my pregnancy yesterday, which is CRAZY. My emotions are everywhere and I can’t wait to snuggle this little girl.

My current situation haha.

BUMPDATE:

*I am very uncomfortable at this point. I have found laying on my side (even slightly) gives me relief.

*I get up constantly to pee

*I have gained 22 pounds and she is growing like a weed!

*I am still getting around fairly well!

*No super weird cravings….still just cheese mainly haha

*I am becoming anxious about labor, but so excited to meet our little one!

WORKOUTS:

I am still working out, primarily at home.

My workouts include:

*elliptical

*exercise bike

*prenatal barre

I took Thursday off this week to get some extra rest, and I don’t overdo anything. I typically feel more energized and happy after my workouts!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Salmon, potatoes, and carrots!

Taco night…yum!

Grilled chicken salad and an English muffin.

Minestrone soup with a hot ham and cheese sandwich.

Now it is off to make tonight’s dinner.

Have a great weekend everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up-Tasty Food, A Date Night, Workouts, Pregnancy, And Snow

Hello, all! Monday came again too quickly, but each week that goes by is just another one closer to meeting our baby girl! My cats are loving the bump, and I’m loving the extra snuggles.

Baby has been in my ribs all weekend and it hurts quite a bit. I was able to get some relief with baths and yoga.

As of Friday, we are down to weekly dr. appointments and will be counting down until sweet thing is here!

We have some last minute things to do, but overall we are ready for her! 😊

Anyway….onto our weekend recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Dinner was a chili bake made with vegetarian chili and chicken dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. It was so tasty, but I wished the rolls were a little crisper. Next time I will add the chili after the bake.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had coffee, then taught my online classes for the day.

After teaching, I did 20 minutes on my bike at home and a 10 minute barre arm workout. The rest of the day was spent cleaning and watching the snow fall ALL day!

By evening time, my husband and I needed out of the house, so we decided to go to dinner. Everything was super empty due to the snow! We had Northstar Cafe and I had pizza and a salad. Yum!!!

After dinner, we came home and relaxed until bed.

SUNDAY:

We slept in and it was so nice! We relaxed and made coffee and pancakes for breakfast.

After relaxing a bit, I prepped some classes, did a grocery run, took a bath, and did yoga. I have to remind myself how much yoga helps during pregnancy!!

Dinner was a frozen lo mein kit I got from Trader Joe’s and it was delicious!

After dinner, we chilled by our fireplace with the cats and watched Netflix until bed.

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Health, Fitness, Food, And Pregnancy

Hi, all!! Yesterday marked week 34 in my pregnancy and it is getting harder each week. I am pretty uncomfortable at this point. I feel best on my side with my pregnancy pillow.

Overall, for being close to the end I’d say I am doing well! I am staying (mostly) healthy, continuing to workout, and doing my best at work. I am trying to embrace the short time left of just my husband and I. We are so ready for this new journey and already love this little one so much!

I hope my cats love our little as much as they love my belly haha!

As far as fitness goes, I have soley been working out at home the past couple of weeks. I have a little home gym and spend around 30 minutes each day (with a day or 2 off) to do some prenatal workouts.

I got these loop bands at Target and have incorporated them into my strength training.

I also am continuing pure barre, the elliptical, and prenatal cardio videos. I love being able to workout safely while pregnant!!

Food has been pretty tasty this week. Here is a look at my dinners!

Pasta with vegan “meatballs” and an English muffin.

Chicken terriaki stir fry over brown rice.

Breakfast for dinner!

Jersey Mike’s subs. I had chips, too!

Tonight, I am making a chili dog bake! Yum.

Apparently, we are supposed to get a snow storm this weekend, so we will be spending time cleaning, finishing up the nursery, making a hospital packing list, and relaxing! I hope you all have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly