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Let’s Have A Catch-Up Coffee Date

Hello there, friends! I haven’t updated you all on my life in a while, so I thought we could have a virtual coffee date. So, I will sip my Starbucks and fill you in.

My belly is officially a table now haha.

UPDATE #1:PREGNANCY

*I will be 31 weeks on Thursday, which is just crazy to me!

*I’m feeling pretty good overall, just tired.

*We had a class this weekend called “Ready, Set, Baby” at the hospital I am delivering at and it was so informative! It put my mind at ease…somewhat.

*We got so much done on the nursery and I am pumped!

*Sweet girl is moving around like crazy!!

*My cravings have been peanut butter and alllllll the cheese LOL

UPDATE #2: FOOD LATELY

Some favorites this past week and weekend…

Fish, rice, and a red pepper broccoli bake

Chick fil a

Bibibop (My best friend visited me on Saturday and this was lunch)

We had my family Christmas on Sunday and this was our tasty spread!

UPDATE #3: CHRISTMAS THINGS

*We had my side family Christmas this past weekend and it was so nice!! I love this shirt haha.

*I won my first blogging giveaway and received a bunch of fun goodies in the mail! Thank you to https://thehappyminimalistgirl.com

I used the glam glow mask and lip gloss over the weekend and loved both! I can’t wait to try the rest!!

*My blogging friend Hunida from https://hunidasblog.com and I exchanged Christmas gifts this year! I loved the idea, and was giddy when I got hers this past weekend. The hand lotion is amazing!!!

*I had fun exchanging gifts with my family this past weekend! We will go to my husband’s family Christmas Eve and Christmas! I love this holiday.

UPDATE #4: FITNESS

Since I have been feeling better, I am able to get good (safe) workouts in. I am enjoying doing light cardio machines and pure barre videos! I love staying active for my little sweetie.

FINALS THOUGHTS…

*This is our last week of work until Christmas break…whoooo!

*My cats have been extra snuggly lately and I hope they adjust well to their human sister.

*I hope you all are doing well!!

Sending love!

Carly

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Weekend Wrap-Up (Food, Fitness, And Baby Prep)

Hello, all!! How was your weekend?! Ours was busy, but we have made so much progress on getting ready for our sweet baby girl.

Let’s recap:

FRIDAY:

After work, I hit up the gym for 30 minutes of cardio. It felt so good, especially after a long day.

Dinner was a tuna melt and sweet potato waffle fries. I also had 2 (or 3) fudge cookies for dessert lol!

After dinner, we watched Ozark until bed.

SATURDAY:

The day started early with online teaching before heading to the gym for a quick pregnancy strength workout.

By the time we got home, my in-laws were over and ready to help with the nursery. The boys got to work on the drywall, while the girls went to Lowe’s for paint!

I just love our color scheme.

We grabbed lunch to take home from Jimmy Johns.

After lunch, it was back to work! We got to cleaning and setting some items up.

By dinner time we were all tired so we ate lasagna and rented a movie.

I read a little before bed.

SUNDAY:

The day started with coffee before getting to work. My mom came over and had lunch with me at Zoup. It was so tasty!

After lunch, we went shopping for more baby items. When we got home, I did laundry and swooned over baby clothes.

Now, I am relaxing a bit before getting back to some cleaning and organizing! I feel a touch under the weather, so I’m hoping I can get a lot of sleep tonight!

Have a great week, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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Fit Friday (This Week In Food And Fitness During Pregnancy)

Hello and happy Friday, all!! We have a big weekend planned. My in-laws are coming and we are doing the nursery. I am so excited to get our sweet girl’s room done!

I am 29 weeks pregnant (as of yesterday) and feeling huge.

I had a dr. appointment today and little miss Kennedy is doing great! I have gained 19 pounds and have 11 weeks to go. Whoo!

Overall, I’m feeling good, minus having some trouble moving around haha.

I feel really good about my workouts this week, especially since my back feels better. Not perfect, but tolerable. We ate well, too! Here’s the recap:

MONDAY:

After work, I went to the chiropractor before heading home. Once I got home, I did prenatal barre workout.

Dinner was whole wheat spaghetti with meatballs and a salad.

TUESDAY:

I went to the gym for some cardio. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 10 on the stair climber.

Dinner was a big salad with cast iron chicken and plantains. Yum!

The hubs and I rented the new Mission Impossible, but I slept through most of it. Pregnancy problems! Lol!

WEDNESDAY:

After work, I went to the gym for another cardio workout. Dinner was cornbread and chili! So perfect for a cold evening.

THURSDAY:

After work, I came home and did a hiit barre workout. It was a short one, but felt good!

My husband had a potluck at work and brought home leftovers, so I had a seven layer salad with tuna and pita chips for dinner. I also had a cornbread muffin!

I spent the evening cleaning and folding laundry before watching a show in bed.

FRIDAY:

I woke up and grabbed Starbucks on the way to my dr. appointment. I plan on hitting up the gym and Target after work!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

With love,

Carly

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A Weekend Full Of Tasty Food, Fitness, And Baby Shower #2

Hello, all! How was your weekend? Mine was busy, but wonderful. Let’s jump right it, shall we?

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband picked up Jersey Mike’s on his way home for dinner because we didn’t want to cook.

We ate and watched Ozark! We have been binging that show on Netflix…love it!

SATURDAY:

The day started with my usual online teaching. Afterwards, I hit up the gym for some cardio. Baby has moved off of my back (for now) so I am feeling much better! Yay!!

After the gym, I met a girlfriend for brunch at Northstar cafe. We had so much fun catching up!

After brunch, the day was spent cleaning the house and Christmas shopping!

My mom came over that evening and we did some more shopping, then picked up Whole Foods for dinner.

We watched football until super late!

SUNDAY:

I woke up, had Starbucks with my mom and husband, then got ready for baby shower number 2! My mom and I drove the 2 hours to my husband’s home town to celebrate. It was a blast!

My belly feels huge now!

My husband’s aunt made this baby! So cute!!

Bow making station!

The grandmas!

My college roommate (who is also my husband’s cousin).

My cat decided this toy was his hahaha!

I was wiped out when I got home so I made a quick dinner, then watched Ozark with the hubs until bed.

It was a great weekend! Let’s hope the week goes by fast.

Have a great one!

With love,

Carly

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Foodie Friday, Fitness, And Pregnancy (28 weeks)

Hello and happy Friday, all! I hope the week has treated you well! I feel like I have been a zombie all week. I have been absolutely exhausted. Guess that’s what two jobs and pregnancy do to you haha. I finally feel human today since I got to sleep in until 6! Yay!!

Anyway, as far as pregnancy goes, I am 28 weeks. Not too far away from meeting baby girl! Appointments are officially every 2 weeks at this point.

CHALLENGES:

*Exhaustion: If I lay down, I fall asleep. It is a painful tired most days.

*Acne: I sure do miss my nice, pre-pregnancy skin.

*Back pain: I am still having bad back pain, which makes even simple tasks so hard.

*Bladder pressure and cramps

*Itchy skin

Okay, enough complaining lol! Let’s talk positives!!

THE GOOD STUFF:

*Baby kicks: I love feeling her move!

*Seeing my belly grow: this was hard at first, but I love it now.

*Extra bonding with my husband.

*Getting our home baby-ready.

*We are so in love already!!!

FOOD THIS WEEK:

Broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken with a salad.

Whole wheat pasta with meatballs.

Ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and cream of mushroom soup over brown rice.

Pizza!

Food was so good this week and I saved money shopping at Aldi! Yay!!

WORKOUTS:

I have been taking it easy since my back has been bad, but I’m getting them in!

*Monday- barre video

*Tuesay-arc trainer

*Wednesday-a pregnancy lifting video

*Thursday-a lateral cardio machine

Today will be a barre video after work!

Well, there’s the update! Have a great weekend!!

With love,

Carly