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A Few Fit Favorites And Some Other Random Fun

Hello, all! I hope you are staying healthy and happy with everything going on. The sunshine sure is helping around here! Being able to be outside has been wonderful for us

The baby loves taking walks in her truck and ask for “truhhh” all the time.

I have also done a lot of outdoor workouts, which have been awesome. It helps with my motivation, that’s for sure.

FITNESS FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

This week has been all about bands. I used them when I was pregnant, and have just gotten back into using them! I have been finding tons of workouts on YouTube. I like to bring the baby monitor outside while I workout.

I also have loved runs outside with baby K! She loves it, too!

FOOD FAVORITES THIS WEEK:

With the nice weather, we have been taking advantage of the grill. Grilled food is THE BEST!

OTHER:

I am loving the family time, walks, waving to neighbors, cuddles and prayers with my girl, and seeing her learn and grow constantly.

She loves pointing to different animals, seeing the water, and laughing at puppies ehen they run by.

I am looking forward to making a fire and having s’mores tonight after dinner! Gosh, I love this weather SO much!!

I hope you all are finding positives in a hard situation!

All my love and hugs,

Carly

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Christmas Celebrations, RSV, And Hospital Stays

Hello, all! Unfortunately, I am writing this from my daughter’s hospital room as she naps on her daddy. Our little one’s first Christmas was not exactly what we pictured. Before we get to the sad story, I want to share all the fun things we did.

The Saturday before Christmas, we went to my husband’s home town to celebrate. Baby K had SO much fun with the other kids.

Santa came and gave presents to the little ones.

Baby went to bed after Santa, and we hung out with everyone downstairs! We had to share a room with her which woke her up when we went to bed. She wanted to cuddle haha!

That Sunday, the boys went to shoot guns, and the girls hung at the house. It was a fun weekend!

CHRISTMAS EVE:

The day started great, and we opened our stockings. This is a tradition that my husband and I have had for years.

I was able to get a quick workout in before we headed to my hometown to celebrate with my family. We ate pizza, and baby K got to see all of her cousins. We had a blast!

When we got home, we noticed she was a little congested, so we gave her a bath with baby safe oils, and used the humidifier in her room.

About an hour after putting her to bed, she was crying a lot, so my husband got her up to check on her. She vomited everywhere (including all over grandma). We held her for a long time before putting her back in her room. We barely slept, so we stayed up watching IT Chapter 2. What a Christmas movie, right?

CHRISTMAS DAY:

Baby K seemed to feel better, so we played and opened presents.

I made a super yummy casserole for breakfast! I made two different versions side by side (mine is on the right with more veggies and sweet potatoes, while the left side had sausage and white potatoes).

Once the baby got up from nap she didn’t want to eat or play, and was pretty lethargic. She had a high fever and ended up spending most of the day napping on me. My husband’s family came over, but baby K wasn’t interested in opening presents because she felt so bad.

We gave her a bath before bed. She had a rough night full of crying and coughing.

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS:

I called the pediatrician and got her an appointment for that morning. He diagnosed her with pneumonia, and sent us home with antibiotics. She had one dose before a nap. It was lasting a long time so I tried to wake her up, but she was not very responsive. It was a warm day, so I took her outside to see daddy and she threw up.

We brought her inside to clean her up when I noticed that her chest was retracting. We immediately took her to the ER.

They got us in quickly, and her oxygen levels were low. She was dehydrated and still so out of it. I was absolutely terrified. I am so thankful for my husband who always stays calm in these hard situations.

They gave her IV fluids and antibiotics, did a chest x-ray and blood work. They decided to transfer her to the Children’s hospital by ambulance (I got to ride with her, and my husband drove our car).

She was admitted, but the process took a long time, and we didn’t get into the room until well after midnight.

Baby slept so well, and knowing she was getting the care she needed eased my mind so much. The extremely stiff couch in the room was pretty awful, so my husband and I didn’t sleep much.

TODAY:

Baby woke up and actually wanted to eat!

She is still on oxygen and IV fluids and we will be here at least one more night. She has been sleeping a lot of the day, and is working to fight off her illness. I’m ready to have my spunky, healthy, silly baby back.

Please keep her in your prayers.

With love,

Carly

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Food, Fitness, Motherhood, And Balance

Hi, all! I just put the baby down for a nap, and realized that I hadn’t posted in a while. Mom life is wonderful, but oh so busy! Trying to balance time for myself, while taking care of a very active 9 month old can be hard, but I am managing!

Working out has always been an outlet for me, and I try to set aside time each day to do something active. I love getting to the gym and taking classes, and try to get there a few times a week. The other days, I do something at home (YouTube videos, elliptical, barre). My mom comes to my place as often as she can and let’s me sneak out to the gym! This past week I was able to try a new class and loved it. It is called ringside and it is a boxing inspired class. I was sore for days after!

I also went to spinning which is a staple class for me.

I used to workout because I was obsessed with how I looked, but now I do it because it makes me happy.

The same goes for food. I used to worry so much about what I ate, and it consumed me. I now have a healthy relationship with food, and can indulge without guilt, while still eating well most of the time. This past week I had some good meals…

Whole Foods salad bar.

Chickpea pasta with meat sauce.

Chipotle!

OTHER:

Our weekend was busy, but so nice! On Saturday, we celebrated my niece’s second birthday. Baby K had fun with all of her cousins. Also, how cute are these sesame street cupcakes???

On Sunday, we went to my husband’s hometown to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family!

It was so nice to be with everyone!

This upcoming week will be full of cleaning and getting ready to host Thanksgiving at our house! I have a lot to do, but am so excited to have everyone here.

On that note, I am off to clean.

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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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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A Fit Mamma Update

Hello and happy weekend, friends! I hope the week treated you well. I actually did my hair and makeup yesterday for the first time in a long time. I went to a friend’s bridal shower, and even though it took forever to get ready (because I have a very clingy child), it was fun to look decent and get out for a bit.

I may or may not have talked about my baby 90 percent of the time haha.

Anyway….let’s talk this week in food and fitness.

We continue to eat well, as my husband, sister-in-law, and I try to meal plan to make everything easier. Here are some dinners we had…

MONDAY:

Salmon, veggies, and salad.

TUESDAY:

Whole wheat pasta with veggie meatballs!

WEDNESDAY:

Grilled chicken, plantains, rice, and salad.

THURSDAY:

Stuffed peppers and a salad kit.

FRIDAY:

Whole Foods salad bar. Yum!

I definitely enjoyed my meals this week!!

As far as FITNESS goes, I worked out at home all week. This included:

*Pure barre

*Hiit workouts

*Elliptical

*Yoga

I get a lot of my workouts from YouTube or other fitness bloggers. Who says you can’t get fit at home??

I am looking forward to going to the gym today though!!

That’s all for this update.

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly