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Food, Fitness, Winter Weather, And Baby Month

Hello there, everyone! It is February, which means it is officially baby month!! What a whirlwind this journey has been. I can’t believe we get to meet our little one SO soon!

Apparently my cat thinks the nursery is just for her hahaha!

We had another dr. appointment today, and I am 1 cm dialated (same as last week), so she still has a little more brewing to do!

CHALLENGES THIS WEEK:

*Cramping

*Pressure….so. much. pressure.

*Nausea

*Trying to stay comfortable

*Thirsty all the time

THIS WEEK IN FOOD:

Our meals have been quite tasty this week!

Turkey burger and a salad kit

Pasta and meat sauce

Yesterday, I had lunch with my mom at Zoup…yum!

Crack chicken in the crockpot! Delicious!!

How cute is my cappuccino from Fox in the Snow Cafe?!

I have had Wednesday through today off of work due to extreme cold and snow. It has been so nice!! Our cars have been a mess from the weather, so I have been stuck inside quite a bit.

Anyone else been hit with this weather? Bring on the warm weather, please!!!

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

*Bump at the barre

*Elliptical

*Exercise bike

I’m thankful I have these options at home, but I sure do miss the gym. Keeping baby safe is #1 though!

Since my husband needed my car today I am stuck inside again…oh well, at least I have Starbucks and my fireplace!

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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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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A Weekend Full Of Food, Fitness, Baby Prep, Family, And Spa Fun

Hello, all! How was your weekend?! Mine was so nice! I go back to work tomorrow after a 2 week break. My pregnancy is really starting to hit me since I am nearing the end of it, so I know it is going to be tough going back.

Anyway…let’s recap the weekend shall we?

FRIDAY EVENING:

I met my best friend for Starbucks and an appetizer at a delicious restaurant called Mezzo. I had a super tasty kale salad.

We had pedicures scheduled at the Woodhouse Day Spa next door, and headed there after we ate. The spa was so lovely! We got robes, then sat in the “quiet room” with snacks and tea.

They called us for our pedicures and it was absolutely amazing!!! Afterwards, we went back into the “quiet room” and chatted a while. We left around 6 and both headed home.

I made a fried plantain for a snack because I was hungry again.

I went into my bedroom early, diffused some oils, and watched Love Actually until it was time for bed.

SATURDAY:

I woke up, had some coffee, then taught online.

After teaching, I did a prenatal cardio video, plus the exercise bike while I listed to a podcast.

My mom came over around noon and we went to Whole Foods for lunch. After lunch, we did some shopping for baby items, as well as items I need to take to the hospital.

We also started washing and sorting the TONS of baby clothes I have for little Kennedy!

That evening, my mom, husband, and I went out to dinner for my mom’s birthday (coming up this week). The place was called 101 Beer Kitchen and it was wonderful!

I had the veggie burger and beet chips.

The atmosphere was adorable and we spent a long time chatting and having fun! Happy early birthday, mom!

After dinner, we watched Netflix until bed.

SUNDAY:

I woke up and got Starbucks with my mom before getting ready for church. We went to church with one of my closest friends and it was fun to see her!

After church, my husband made brunch. It was so tasty!

After brunch, my mom and I finished organizing and shopping for more baby items. It exhausted me a bit, but I am so thankful for my mom’s help!! I am finally relaxing about everything!

My mom left around 4:30 and I decided to relax on the couch a while. I will finish the rest of my list a little later!

The hubs and I will make something quick for dinner and hopefully just relax and watch Netflix tonight.

Have a great evening and upcoming week, all!

With love,

Carly

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New Years, Food, Fitness, Friends, Winter Break, And A 33 Week Bumpdate

Guyyyysss….we are 7ish weeks away from meeting our little girl and I just can’t believe it!

Just a little bumpdate to start this post…

33 WEEKS:

*The belly is huge and is a perfect Starbucks/Snack holder haha

*Baby kicks like CRAZY…and her kicks are hard lol!

*I have been craving sweets….mostly chocolate and peanut butter

*It is hard to bend over, shave, roll in bed, etc.

*First trimester symptoms are creeping back in: nausea and extreme exhaustion

*I have to get up to pee constantly…my bladder must be a trampoline lol!

*My body feels okay overall

*I’m starting to nest! I can’t wait to hold her!!!

Okay….now onto this week’s recap…

MONDAY-NEW YEAR’S EVE:

I woke up and picked up Starbucks because my best friend was coming to visit! She came over and we drank our coffees while watching Sex and the City and chatting. It was sooooo nice.

She had a surprise for me from her husband, which was so sweet I wanted to cry. He got me a gift certificate for a pedicure at the best spa in town, plus he treated us to lunch at J. Alexanders. He is so kind!

Lunch was fantastic!

After lunch, we did some shopping before she headed home.

That evening, my husband and I picked up ice cream and ate it while watching the Avengers! We made it until about 11 before heading to bed.

TUESDAY: NEW YEAR’S DAY:

The hubs had the day off, so we slept in, then had coffee!

I worked out at home, doing a barre video and a little cardio on my new elliptical! Yes, we had the fireplace on because our house was cold lol!

I did some cleaning and class prep. We also took down our Christmas decorations. Dinner was a vegan frozen pizza and a salad.

WEDNESDAY:

I woke up, taught a few online classes, then did a workout on my elliptical.

After lunch, I did a little cleaning before heading to get a blowout. My husband and I had our maternity pictures that day and had so much fun!! I can’t wait to share them.

Before heading home, I ran to the post office to pick up a package from https://girlwiththepawprinttattoo.wordpress.com She had a giveaway that I won!

It was like opening another Christmas present! I love my goodies!!!!

Ready for pictures.

After our pictures, we had steak for dinner. It was delicious!

THURSDAY:

I woke up, taught online, then did a quick elliptical workout while listening to a podcast.

After a shower, I headed to a prenatal massage (thanks to my hubby)!!! It was so relaxing and I enjoyed every second of it!

I had lunch at a market nearby before heading home.

When I got home I cleaned, then spent the evening relaxing.

The cats were cozy, too! Haha!!

When my husband came home, we had brats and sweet potatoes for dinner.

I fell asleep on the couch.

FRIDAY:

We slept in this morning….well until 7….lol. We have a dr appointment at 10, then I plan on working out and cleaning. My best friend is coming back into town this evening so we can get our pedicures and have dinner together!

My mom is coming to visit and celebrate her birthday this weekend and help me sort more baby clothes!

I have enjoyed winter break so much, but it is back to thd grind on Monday!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

With love,

Carly