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Our Weekend (Food, Fitness, And Easter)

Well hey there, everyone! I am currently rocking my little one (who fights naps these days). How was your weekend? We had fun celebrating baby K’s first Easter with my husband’s family.

We were supposed to celebrate on Saturday with my family, but my sweet niece was hospitalized with RSV. We are praying that she is on the mend, but it was rough for a while. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Now….onto the weekend…

FRIDAY:

I was able to get in a HIIT workout while baby sat in her swing and watched me.

Dinner was buffalo ranch chicken sandwiches and broccoli with cheese.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and family time before I headed to the gym for a strength class.

My workout felt great.

The rest of the day, my husband organized and I entertained baby.

Once I got her to bed we ordered Chinese and watched a movie.

We both dozed off because parent life is exhausting (but so wonderful).

SUNDAY:

We had a rough morning. Baby slept poorly and we had to get us all ready to head to my husband’s home town. The baby cried a lot and we had a rough time getting out the door, but the rest of the day went so well.

We met his parents for church, then had lunch at their house.

After lunch, we played with the dogs.

We then made our rounds to all the aunts and uncles houses to meet the baby! We headed home early evening. Baby K was exhausted and slept so well! So did her mamma!

It was a lovely Easter!

Now I’m off to try to get the little one down for a nap. Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday-Mom Edition 2

Happy Friday, all! I hope the week treated you well. I’m recovering from a cold, but am finally on the mend. The little one slept through the night for the first time ever last night and this mamma was SO happy!!

Ahhhh my sweet girl.

Trying to stay fit and healthy as a new mamma isn’t easy. Between breastfeeding hunger and lack of sleep it isn’t always easy staying motivated, but I sure am doing my best.

My mom has been super helpful this week! She has helped take care of miss K while I get out and go to the gym or grocery shop.

WORKOUTS THIS WEEK:

I took my first PP spin class this week and felt amazing!

My mom and I also took my little on a long stroller walk. She slept most of the time, but I snapped this the few seconds she had her eyes open lol!

Today, I did the treadmill, stair climber, and elliptical (totaling 30 minutes).

I also did a baby wearing workout and a barre workout at home.

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Stir fry over brown rice.

Panera!

Tons of salads….

Peanut butter and banana protein shake.

That’s just a few of the many things I eat!

I hope you enjoyed this little update.

Until next time…..

Have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly

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Tasty Eats, Fitness, A Baby Update, And My Birthday Weekend

Hi there, everyone!! I hope the week treated you well. Do you have any fun weekend plans? My 30th birthday is tomorrow and my husband and I are going out for wine, followed by a cooking class that is themed “Springtime in Paris.” I am SO excited! I am also getting my hair done. Yay!

Life with baby has been great (but exhausting), as she is more aware and taking in her surroundings. Sleep is a tad better, but still a work in progress.

I adore her, and love watching her grow and change daily.

My baby girl and mom….♡♡♡ We love when grammy visits!

The past couple of days the baby has been under the weather, which worried me so much. I talked to the pediatrician, and I am doing everything they want me to do to get her better. Today was a better day, and she is on the mend. Now I am feeling a bit cruddy…ugh.

As far as fitness goes this week, I went out for a run, took baby on some stroller walks, did a few barre workouts, and cardio on the elliptical.

Ready for our walk!

What I’ve been eating…

Chicken parmesan sandwiches.

Vegetable pasta and a salad.

My favorite salad ever from Northstar Cafe. Yum!

Chicken, potatoes, and asparagus.

Plus tons of snacks throughout the day because breastfeeding….lol!

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

With love,

Carly

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Our Weekend (Family, Food, and My New Favorite Workout)

Hello, everyone! I’m laying down with a sleeping baby on me as I write this. She has needed more snuggles to nap today, so this mamma gave in because she is too darn cute.

We had a pretty busy weekend, but it was so nice. Here is the recap.

FRIDAY:

After an elliptical workout, shower, diaper changes and feedings, me and the little one ventured out to see my husband at work. It was fun showing the baby off and my husband was so happy.

Dinner was Chipotle while we caught up on our shows.

SATURDAY:

We had a busy day! I woke up early and tired to get things done around the house, but that has been harder these days.

I squeezed in a workout, which has become my new favorite! I did a baby wearing workout. I have a baby Bjorn carrier, and Kennedy is finally big enough to be in it safely. I found youtube workouts where you wear your baby and they are so challenging, but so fun! My little one snoozes every time!

After my workout, I rushed to get ready. My nephew had a swim meet in my town and my whole family went to watch him. He did amazing.

Afterwards, my mom, siblings, and their families came over for lunch. Kennedy got to spend time with all of her cousins!

This is the first time we have had them all together and it was so special.

Also, my sister in law took the most adorable pictures of my little.

Ahhhh my heart.

After everyone left, I was too tired to clean so I napped instead. Dinner was boring and not worth noting lol.

SUNDAY:

I started the day going to Starbucks and church with my work bestie. It was so fun catching up with her! I have missed her so much during my maternity leave.

The rest of the day was spent cleaning and hanging with my baby and husband. For dinner, we had chicken, potatoes and asparagus. I also finished watching YOU on Netflix. Omg it was intense!

We headed to bed early!

Well, that is all for this recap. I’m off to fold laundry!

Have a great week!

With love,

Carly

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Life With Baby Update #2 (Food, Fitness, And What We’ve Been Up To)

Hey there, everyone! I sure miss blogging more often, but being a mommy takes my time and energy. I sure do adore my little one and am trying to soak in every little bit of this time.

My husband went back to work this week which was hard on me because I can’t sneak out at all, but baby k and I manage to fill our days! I don’t feel comfortable taking her anywhere yet, so in between naps she feeds, we read books and sing. During her naps, I try to get things done around the house.

SLEEP:

I will start by saying I am in a constant state of exhaustion. Baby sleeps okay, but getting up throughout the night is hard. My body craves a full night of rest.

My husband has been wonderful the past few nights. Baby hasn’t gone back to sleep after her 5 am feeds, so Brad takes her and plays with her so I can sleep longer.

She naps in her doc a tot during the day.

I should sleep during her naps, but I try to get things done around the house instead.

FOOD:

I have been hungrier due to breastfeeding, and am trying to eat healthy (although this can be tough).

Just a few dinners we have had lately! Venison, shrimp and potatoes, chicken and dumplings (healthified), a huge salad from Whole Foods, and Antipasto squares!

As far as baby goes, she feeds very well, but sometimes too quickly. We’ve had some bouts of vomiting (which is so hard for this mamma to watch)!

FITNESS:

My body has healed so well, and I have been able to incorporate some (easy) fitness back into my routine! I have taken some walks, done some light pure barre videos, and some squats holding baby!

CATS:

They are adjusting to their sister, although I know they miss having me all to themselves.

OVERALL:

Life as a mommy is so amazing and I wouldn’t change a thing! I can’t wait until the weather is warmer and we can go outside.

That’s all for this update.

Have a great day!

With love,

Carly