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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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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness And Friends)

Hi, all! Another weekend flew by, which means another weekend closer to meeting our girl! I will be 37 weeks on Thursday and I’m feeling every bit of it.

This weekend was a nice mixture of relaxing and getting things done around the house. Here is my recap…

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Chipotle for us on his way home from work. We ate and wached Netflix, which was so relaxing.

SATURDAY:

The day started with coffee and online teaching! I did a barre workout before starting on my to-do list. I got a lot done!

Later, my husband went out to grab us carry out from Roosters while I stayed home and took a long shower.

We ate and watched Breaking Bad until we went to bed.

SUNDAY:

My husband and I picked up Starbucks first thing and brought it home to enjoy in front of the fireplace.

I did yoga, went to the grocery store, and folded laundry.

My husband set up some things for baby girl! We are so ready for her!!!

We went out to dinner at a place called Local Cantina with some friends. I enjoyed the chicken fajitas!

We had fun catching up spending time with friends!

When we got home we watched a little TV before bed.

Now time to prepare for the freezing cold weather expected this week!

Have a good one!

With love,

Carly

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Fitness, Food, And Our 36 Week Ultrasound/Bumpdate

Hello, all! Yay for Friday!! I just finished a short cardio workout and am now relaxing and waiting for the husband to bring food home haha.

We had our growth ultrasound this morning and baby girl is doing wonderful! She currently weighs 5 pounds 14 ounces.

They also did a strep b test and checked to see if I was dialated. I am 1 cm so far!

The dr. was very pleased, and we loved seeing our beautiful, active little girl! Ahhh!! We are getting so close.

Aside from being uncomfortable, I’m doing well for being so far along.

CRAVINGS:

*Sweets, carbs, and cheese

CHALLENGES:

*Bending over

*Bladder pressure

*Exhaustion

*Back pain

*Dry/Itchy Skin and lips

*Struggles getting comfortable

*Constantly out of breath

BLESSINGS:

*Feeling her move and kick

*Nesting (It has caused me to be super prepared)

*Being able to stay active

*Knowing she is healthy and growing

FITNESS THIS WEEK:

I made it to a spin class on Tuesday because we had a “cold day” at work/ the busses wouldn’t start. I took it easy and only did 30 minutes, but it felt great to be at the gym.

I have also done a few barre workouts, plus my elliptical and bike.

I have worked out every day so far and plan on taking Sunday off to rest!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Pasta and veggie “meatballs”

Turkey burgers, veggies, and sweet potato fries

Hot ham and cheese, plus a salad

Frozen pasta meal an English muffin

Everything was super tasty!

That’s all for my Friday update! 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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Fit Friday And A 35 Week Bumpdate

Hello, everyone! Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans? We are expected to get a big snow storm so we plan on staying home and getting some things done around the house.

I hit week 35 in my pregnancy yesterday, which is CRAZY. My emotions are everywhere and I can’t wait to snuggle this little girl.

My current situation haha.

BUMPDATE:

*I am very uncomfortable at this point. I have found laying on my side (even slightly) gives me relief.

*I get up constantly to pee

*I have gained 22 pounds and she is growing like a weed!

*I am still getting around fairly well!

*No super weird cravings….still just cheese mainly haha

*I am becoming anxious about labor, but so excited to meet our little one!

WORKOUTS:

I am still working out, primarily at home.

My workouts include:

*elliptical

*exercise bike

*prenatal barre

I took Thursday off this week to get some extra rest, and I don’t overdo anything. I typically feel more energized and happy after my workouts!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Salmon, potatoes, and carrots!

Taco night…yum!

Grilled chicken salad and an English muffin.

Minestrone soup with a hot ham and cheese sandwich.

Now it is off to make tonight’s dinner.

Have a great weekend everyone!

With love,

Carly