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Life With Baby

Hi, all! Today is technically my due date with baby K. Hard to believe we have had her with us since the 9th. Being a new parent it tough and exhausting, but the love I have for our sweet daughter is unlike anything I have ever felt before.

I have been healing well and am getting around quite well at this point. I haven’t weighed myself, but my body has gone down close to where it was pre-pregnancy. I am proud of how healthy I stayed during pregnancy!

Breastfeeding:

This has had its ups and downs. I love it so much the times baby latches easy and stays on well, but that isn’t always the case. I had bad engorgement for a few days, which was terribly painful. Sometimes she gets frustrated, so I pump and give a bottle when all else fails. I will continue to keep working on it. I love how we bond during feedings!

Food:

I have been eating more than usual to keep my milk supply up! Most of the time it is healthy, other times it is more convenient.

Exercise:

The recommendation is to wait 6 weeks, so I have just been doing some walking and stretching. Listening to my body has been so important for recovery!

Sleep:

Oh how I miss my sleep lol!! Baby keeps us up quite a bit, but I know this won’t last forever! They say to nap when baby does during the day, but I have been using that time to get other things done.

Getting Out:

Since my husband has been off of work, I have gotten out to grab coffee, grocery shop, and even get a hair cut. He goes back to work on Monday and I’m bummed, but I guess it had to happen eventually.

Visitors:

I feel like we have had a lot of visitors, and that has been a little overwhelming. I love having one person over at a time, but when a crowd comes over, it is too much. I need to be better about saying no. I notice my anxiety gets higher with a lot of people and I want to keep the little one healthy.

Cats:

The cats are starting to adjust to their sister, but have been stand off-ish. They both have sniffed her and occasionally get close, but most of the time they keep a little distance. I am hopeful that they will be the best of friends!

Overall:

I am so in love with our sweet girl and am soaking up every second of her being so little. We have her newborn pictures tomorrow and I am so excited!!

Isn’t she perfect??

Thanks for reading my update!

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, And Our Anniversary

Hello, all! Yesterday marked 24 weeks in my pregnancy. I can’t believe on Thanksgiving day I will officially be in the 3rd trimester. Ahhh!!!

I am starting to get some bad pains in my back and exhaustion is no joke. Not to mention the bladder that ALWAYS feels full! Lol!!! BUT….I love feeling my little bean kicking and seeing my belly grow. Pregnancy really is amazing.

I had a really great week of food and fitness, so here is the recap…

MONDAY:

The day started with an upper body workout class at my gym. It is hard to get motivated to take classes, but I am always happy when I go.

Dinner was chicken legs in the air fryer! If you don’t have an air fryer, they are awesome. Food cooks so fast and is always delicious. We also had asparagus and some chips.

TUESDAY:

The weather was so nice so I went for a jog after work. The pressure on my bladder is pretty bad at this point, so I only did a mile. I also did some other cardio exercises after the jog.

Dinner was pasta with ground turkey. YUMMMM!!!

WEDNESDAY:

Not only was it Halloween, but it was our 3 year wedding anniversary! Just a couple favorites from our wedding!

After work, I did a short barre workout before my husband came home early from work. We exchanged gifts before heading out to dinner. My pretty flowers!

We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and enjoyed spending the evening chatting.

I love their bread.

I had shrimp tacos.

After dinner, we came home and watched Netflix until bed.

THURSDAY:

The day started with a spin class. I haven’t been to one in so long and only stayed half the class, but it felt so good!!

Dinner was leftovers thrown together because I worked late and wanted something easy when I got home.

I ate while watching This Is Us.

FRIDAY:

The day started with a gluteus maxout class at my gym. It felt great, especially since I haven’t taken this class in so long.

I grabbed Starbucks and they have their holiday cups out now! Yay! So festive.

After work, my husband and I going to make pizzas and just relax. My nephew is coming tomorrow and spending the night! I can’t wait to see him.

Have a great weekend, everyone! With love,

Carly

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Our Long Weekend

Hello, everyone! To start this Memorial weekend post I want to say God bless those that serve, fight, and die for our freedom. You are the real heroes.

How has your weekend been, friends? Ours has been so lovely! The extra day off was much needed.

Let’s recap:

SATURDAY:

I woke up, made a pot of coffee, and relaxed a bit. I decided to go for a jog outside, but 2 miles in it started raining, so I figured that was enough of a workout for the day!

I showered and got ready for the day! My husband’s cousin (who was my college roommate) brought her two daughters to spend the day and we had so much fun!

The weather got very nice after the short rain so we took the girls to the outdoor mall near my house. First, we went to the fountains and watched them play, which was so cute.

Afterwards, we went to Bubbles juice bar for smoothies! I also had a yummy protein bar!

Our next stop was Barnes and Noble book store. The girls played with trains and looked at books!

They fell asleep in the car so we said our goodbyes.

When I got home, I sent the hubs out to get Chipotle while I watched Netflix!

Yummmm!

After dinner, we played cards, then watched TV until bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, then went to a yoga class at my gym. It was so needed!!!

For lunch, we made avacado egg salad and it was delicious!

After lunch, we packed up a beach bag and headed to a small local beach about a half hour from our house.

We layed out, played frisbee, and relaxed. It was a blast.

When we got home we had showers before making dinner.

I had a veggie burger, sweet potato fries, and a spinach salad.

The rest of the evening was spent watching basketball.

MONDAY:

I woke up, had coffee, and watched some Netflix before heading to the gym. I took a class that was half gluteus maxout and half upper body extreme. It felt awesome!!

I grabbed a smoothie from the cafe before heading home.

Once I got home, I spent a few hours cleaning and prepping for my online teaching job this week. I love a clean, organized home!

Lunch was leftover avacado egg salad, crackers, cheese, grapes, and turkey pepperoni.

Next up was grocery shopping. I went to Aldi and did so well! I love that store so much. They have such good food for awesome prices.

After putting groceries away, we relaxed a bit until it was time for dinner.

We grilled out and everything was so tasty.

Now it is Bachelorette time!

Also, how cute is my chunk??

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Weekend Wrap Up- Date Night Times 2

Hey there, everyone!! How was your weekend?! Ours was so fun (minus the terrible headaches I’ve been getting).

We decided to have 2 date nights this weekend! Friday night was my husband’s choice and Saturday night was my choice.

FRIDAY NIGHT DATE-BRAD’S CHOICE

When my husband got home from work, we got ready and headed out. We had bibibop for dinner, then saw Avengers Infinity War in the fancy theater with reclining chairs.

Dinner was tasty and the movie was awesome!

After our movie, we came home and I read until I fell asleep.

SATURDAY NIGHT-MY CHOICE

Our date started with seeing A Quiet Place in the fancy theater with reclining chairs. We loved the movie!!

After our movie, we headed to our downtown area to try out a place we had never been to before. It’s called Dirty Frank’s hot dogs and oh my gosh they were SO good!!

The pricing was cheap and the atmosphere was fun.

I had a veggie dog topped with coney sauce, sauerkraut, and grilled onions with a side of broccoli. We also split the fried cauliflower. YUM!!!

After dinner, we came home and watched some Netflix before bed.

SUNDAY:

I went to church, did some grocery shopping and made a stop at Lowe’s. My husband and I grilled out for dinner and it was delicious!

Salmon, asparagus, and corn!

Now it is time to relax before another work week begins!

Have a great one, all!

With love,

Carly

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A Weekend Full Of Food, Fun, Sun, And A Little Fitness

Hello, everyone! I think spring may have finally shown up for good here in Ohio! Yay!!! We definitely have been enjoying the weather. Our cats are loving it, too. They have spent so much time by the open windows.

We have had a fun, productive, and relaxing weekend! Here’s the recap:

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband was stuck at work later than usual, so I used some leftovers to make a salad and toast while watching Netflix.

When my husband came home, we watched Master Chef Jr. before bed.

SATURDAY:

I woke up early, made some coffee and decided to be productive. I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom, mopped, and did laundry. To help pass the time I listened to a podcast I’ve been enjoying lately called My Favorite Murder.

After I cleaned, I went to the gym for a gluteus maxout class. It felt good!

I came home, ate lunch, and started working on “missions” for my online teaching job.

When I was done with all of that, my husband and I had a super fun date night! We went to Condatos Tacos for dinner and margaritas. Everything was awesome!!

We both built our own tacos and all I have to say is YUM!

After dinner, we came home, got into our sweats, and rented Father Figures. It was a fun movie and we both enjoyed it a lot!

SUNDAY:

I woke up this morning, got ready, and met my girlfriend for Starbucks, church, and brunch! We had fun spending time together. We had brunch at a place called Scramblers and I had their traditional benny with a side of fruit. It was delicious!

When I got home, I did two more “missions” for my online teaching job. It took a long time, but it was worth it!! I relaxed a bit before doing a yoga video at home. My legs and hips were so tight and it felt great to loosen up.

Next, I did a grocery run, then my mother-in-law came over to drop a few things off and have dinner with us. We had stir fry and it was really tasty!!

Now, I am going to pick up a little bit before spending the rest of the evening relaxing with my husband!!

What did you do this weekend?!

Have a wonderful upcoming week, everyone!

With love,

Carly