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A Life Update (Motherhood, Sickness, Teething, Food, And Fitness)

Hello, all! I am currently sitting here watching TV, and beyond ready for my husband to be home. He has been gone all weekend at a wedding, and I’m not expecting him home until around 1am. The baby and I stayed home because it would have been way too much travel for her in just a couple days.

Anyway, when I last wrote, I was getting over a terrible stomach bug. Unfortunately, my husband got it, too. He woke me up super early Tuesday morning saying he was up most of the night feeling queasy. He threw up right after that. I felt so bad because he got it from me. He stayed home from work for two days. I cleaned and disinfected like crazy when he felt better. Luckily, the baby didn’t get it!

The baby and I still had some fun though!

She LOVES gym class!! The Little Gym Of Polaris has been a saving grace for me. Baby K is making friends (so am I), developing new skills, and has so much fun every week.

This sweet kid had her 9 month appointment, and took her shots like a champ! She only screamed for a little bit.

Let’s talk teething…

Ugh, it is awful. She has had a couple nights where she struggled to go down because she was screaming. I have found that teething oil (benzocaine free), tylenol (when necessary), and lots of things to chew on help!

Now, onto food…

I didn’t cook much during the week since my husband was sick and I just threw stuff together for myself. We had pasta on Monday (before he got the bug). Mine had chickpea noodles with a meat sauce.

My mom spent yesterday and a good portion of today with me! It was so nice and extremely helpful!! Love you, mom! We had Jersey Mike’s and rented a movie last night!

After getting the baby down, I made a cauliflower crust pizza and salad for tonight’s dinner! Yum!

Fitness this week:

*Elliptical

*Barre

*Hiit workout video

*Cycle Sculpt class at the gym

*Upper Body Extreme class at the Gym

Well, that’s about all for this update! The rest of my evening will be spent snuggling the cats, watching the baby monitor, enjoying some TV, and waiting on the hubs!

I’m looking forward to catching up on all of your posts during the baby K’s nap tomorrow!

Have a great week ahead, all!

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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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, Motherhood, And A 7 Month Baby Update

Hi, all! Happy Saturday!! I’m sitting here enjoying a pumpkin muffin and drinking coffee before the crew wakes up.

Guys….my little baby will be 7 months old on Monday! I have noticed SO much growth in her this past month, and she is more fun each day.

Month 6 to 7:

*Loves hearing herself scream

*Yells “maaaa”

*Loves her cats

*Sits like a champ

*Drools constantly, and puts everything in her mouth

*Laughs all the time

*Is making friends at Bugs class

*Holds tight to mom and dad when new people are around

Goshhh, I love this child of ours.

I have a great routine down with her, and finally feel like I am figuring this “mom” thing out!

It is important for me to eat well and workout, but not beat myself up if I fall off track. It’s all about balance, and teaching my daughter to love herself.

This week in FITNESS:

TUESDAY: My work bestie and I took a hip hop class and it was a BLAST. I’m a terrible dancer, but we just had fun with it.

WEDNESDAY: 3 mile run

TTHURSDAY: Spinning at the gym

FRIDAY: Hiit workout video and a jog/walk with baby

This week in FOOD:

Edamame spaghetti! It had an interesting taste, but I enjoyed it a lot. We had a spicy sauce with lean ground beef. Yum!

Pork over salad with a white sweet potato on the side.

Whole Foods salad bar when my mom was in town.

The rest of our meals weren’t picture worthy haha!

This weekend, and upcoming week, we will be getting two Blue Apron meals, and two Hello Fresh meals. My brother uses both, and sent me free meals. I’m SO EXCITED!!! I will do a post comparing them.

Now I am off to get the rest of this weekend going.

Have a great one, all!

With love,

Carly