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My 30th Birthday Weekend

Hi and happy Monday, all! This mamma is exhausted, as my little one is going through her first developmental leap (check out the Wonder Weeks if you have no idea what I mean). She has been extra fussy and wants to be held or nursed constantly. She is finally down for a nap so I have a few minutes to write!

Anyway….

I turned 30 on Saturday, which seems crazy. I remember how old that sounded when I was younger haha. Here is the weekend reacap!

FRIDAY NIGHT:

My husband brought home Chinese and I ate while nursing the little one because she always wants to eat when I do LOL. My multitasking skills have become legit since becoming a mom.

SATURDAY (MY BIRTHDAY):

My husband picked up Starbucks for us in the morning and I enjoyed my coffee so much. I did an elliptical workout (once again interrupted by my hungry daughter).

Afterwards, I showered quickly then headed to the salon to get Highlights and a trim. I was able to meet up with my best friend for a few minutes, then met my mom for lunch. We got salad bowls and a parmesan breadstick. Yum!

After lunch, I came home and got ready for date night with my husband! My mom was nice enough to babysit. We took a few family pictures before we left, but Kennedy wasn’t amused lol!

The hubs and I headed to Coopershawk winery and had some wine (YUM) before heading to Sur La Table for a cooking class: “Date Night: Springtime In Paris.” It was a blast!! We were paired with another couple and had so much fun cooking and learning new skills together. After prepping and cooking, we got to enjoy our tasty meal!

We went to bed shortly after getting home.

SUNDAY:

I spent time with my mom and little one before my mom headed home.

Later, my husband and I took the baby for a walk since the weather was mild and we wanted to get her outside!

The rest of the day was more family time.

Needless to say, I had such a wonderful weekend.

Hope you all have an excellent week.

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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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

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Food, Fitness, Pregnancy, And Winter Break

Hello, all! With 2018 coming to an end, I just can’t help but reflect on my pregnancy journey so far. From medicine that made me sick, to shots, to IUI’s, to finally seeing “positive” on 3 pregnancy tests, it has been a whirlwind. And in just 8ish short weeks we will be meeting our baby girl. What a blessing!!

I am pretty uncomfortable at this point, and I am so tired I have been napping every day of break (even when I get plenty of sleep). I’m a bit nervous about working and feeling so rough!

Anyway, this break has been full of resting, cleaning, and getting prepped for baby girl!

WHAT I’VE BEEN EATING…

Mac cheese lol

Pasta with meatless “meatballs”

Bibibop from our Friday date night!! It was delicious! Then we saw Aquaman.

Last night’s dinner was tilapia, sweet potato fries, and veggies. Yum!

FITNESS…

I made it to a spin class this week (I lasted 30 minutes).

For other cardio, I’m sticking to the elliptical, arc trainer, and lateral machine.

For strength, I am continuing prenatal pure barre videos.

I’m feeling pretty good still during my workouts, which is so nice!

RANDOMS:

I’ve done a few face masks, taken baths, and tried to just relax as much as I can right now.

Just a cute picture of my Maverick!

Well friends, that’s all for today! Have a safe and fun New Year! I will be at home snuggled up to my husband, cats, and little lady!

With love,

Carly

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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