Weekend Highlights!

We had a really nice weekend here with a perfect balance of family time, date time and lots and lots of relaxation!

Friday started with Sara needing a sick day… it was a quick and short lived bug, but a day at home was what she needed!  I was glad that she got over it fast so we could enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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A little girl time to get our nails done… made Sara very happy on Saturday afternoon!

Saturday night the Hubs and I headed out with friends for dinner!

We are trying to get in some extra date nights and dinners between now and the baby’s arrival!

I’d probably get in trouble if I failed to mention that he bowled a strike with this exact turkey at a little charity event that was happening at the bar we went to after dinner.  He donated the turkey back to the local food pantry!

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Just about done with season 1!  It’s soooo good!!!  I’m loving my belly sport bra from Bao Bei Maternity!  I was lucky enough to get one of the first extra smalls since the small one worked but I needed to fold it down a bit!  The extra small is perfect and makes jogging and working out so much easier.  I can’t imagine working out without this!!

We celebrated my dad’s birthday this weekend with brunch… which is of course my absolute favorite meal!

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Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Sunday  night was spent in and on the couch!  The weather was much warmer but wet and icky!

This is such a short work week!!  Today and tomorrow and THAT’S IT!! So excited for family time, relaxation time and our weekend away coming up!

What did you do this weekend?

Disclosure: I was provided the belly sport bra by Bao Bei Maternity.  All opinion are my own.



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28 weeks! Hello 3rd Trimester!

Happy Friday!  Oh I am so happy that it’s Friday! I start looking forward to the weekends on Wednesday!  It’s hard to believe that the final trimester is here!  I’m hoping it goes quickly but I have a feeling January might drag a little bit… we will see!

How far along:  28 weeks

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Due Date:  February 13, 2015

Total weight gain: 15 pounds

Maternity clothes: Most of the time!  Maternity leggings are my favorite!  Plus I am loving my new workout gear from For Two Fitness  Hint Hint:  Giveaway coming soon!!!

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Sleep:  It’s actually been pretty good these last couple of weeks.  I’m still up a couple of times of night but this week I have been forgoing the 5am workouts to sleep in the extra hour.  I get in bed around 9pm too!  I’m exhausted!

Exercise: Prior to getting sick this week I was doing well with 70/30 for walking/running. I have also been mixing in weight training as well.  I’ve taken a few days off to let my body heal.   Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this weekend.

Miss anything:  Still major issues with sitting and driving.  I started PT this week which is helping a bit.  Hoping some new stretches will provide me with some relief. I’ve also got a prenatal massage next weekend that I am very much looking forward to!

Movement: All the time…! Sometimes I wonder what that baby is doing in there!  I’d give anything for the baby to shift positions right now and get his/her head out of my rib cage!  That’s been pretty painful.

Food cravings:  I haven’t been too hungry this week but I’m still loving my celery and this week Sara and I have been going crazy on the clementines!  They are soooo good!  Last week I was having major ice cream cravings.  Not frozen yogurt…. the real full fat good stuff icon smile 28 weeks!  Hello 3rd Trimester!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee… it’s been months since I have had some but I am struggling in the morning with the smell in my house.

Belly Button – in or out?  Depends on what time of day– I’d say it’s pretty much out right now.

Wedding Rings – on or off? On!

Happy or Moody? Happy…. for the most part.  I guess except the slightly emotional crying fest I had last night towards the end of the day which was likely brought on by being so tired and working a long day!  It happens…. right?!?!

Gender:  It’s going to be a big surprise but everyone tells me they think I am having a boy.  Of course everyone said the same thing when I was pregnant with Sara.

Anything Else:  While everyone around me is cold and freezing and I am hot!  Yesterday I walked outside a few times without a coat just to cool off.  People all around me are bundling up and I am driving around with my windows down!  Hello hormones!

Looking Forward To:  SO MUCH!!  Next week is Thanksgiving and we are all off starting Tuesday at the end of the day! Next Friday the Hubs and I leave for spa weekend getaway in Wisconsin!  So freaking excited for that!!  I can’t believe it’s almost December!  Lots of exciting things in the coming weeks.  Plus the hubs and I have date night this weekend!  Trying to fit in some extra date nights right now.

So what do you have going on this weekend? Did you slow down your workouts in final stretch?

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For the first time in I really don’t know how long,  I took a sick day this week!  It all started Monday morning after breakfast!  I made it through most of the work day but felt miserable as the day went on!


The appetite went downhill and drinking was even harder! I actually spent Monday late afternoon fully in bed!  Unable to do anything but one thing….


When in bed sick… might as well binge watch Orange is the New Black right?  I was planning on holding off on this show until after the baby came but yesterday I found myself getting hooked!  Who else loves it?

I ended up in the doctors office yesterday morning when I continued to go downhill and after checking on the baby and running some tests I turned out to be a bit dehydrated.

The good news is that the baby is fine and I got a bonus little look.  I am now on my way to feeling better and will continue to rest up and take it easy this week.  I don’t want to be sick next week when we are all on break for Thanksgiving!

Have you ever taken a sick day?

What was the last show you binge watched?


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A Case of the Mondays…

I’m not going to lie… waking up this morning was hard!  I started dreading it last night after dinner and for good reason… I love the weekends.

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I love lazy breakfasts in my sweats and extra cups of tea!

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I love sleeping in until 6:30-7am on the weekends is wonderful!  I never thought I would say sleeping in and 6:30 in the same sentence but I love it!  The weather is crazy cold and this weekend we saw our first snow!

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Ironically, I think I took a picture similar to this in mid to late April earlier of this year.  Frankly, it’s just a bit early for this stuff!

I love date night with the Hubs!

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We went a benefit concert and had great seats to see Foreigner!  Lots of fun!

I love being lazy on Sunday afternoon with my two favorite people!

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I also love Sunday night dinner!

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Chicken parmesan soup in the crock pot with a  side of roasted brussels!  Since everything is better with brussels.. right???

I  love that these are back in season and Sara is plowing through them like candy!

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I love laying on my couch and napping and not having to worry about going anywhere!

Weekends are the best!!

What did you do this weekend?

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Friday Thoughts….

High Five YES it’s FRIDAY!!!

Don’t be fooled by the title of this post… these are random thoughts and are NOT at all deep!  Just having some fun on a Friday morning!

I’ve been fighting a cold for the last few days which is no fun when you are pregnancy and unable to take anything!!  Any suggestions on what’s “pregnancy safe??

1)  I busted out from frozen bone broth yesterday to see if that would help the cold.  It can’t hurt right?

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2) Have you seen these?

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I bought them last week at Trader Joes.  They are a cross between kale and brussels sprouts.  What could be bad about them?  So I mixed them with farro, walnuts and dried cranberries for dinner and added some seasonings!  I love that the kale sprouts are bright green and purple!  YUM! Have you tried?

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3) As most of you know we are NOT finding out the gender of this baby.  We didn’t with Sara.  Lots of people think I’m nuts but I feel that there are few surprises left in life and this should be one of them.  What are your thoughts?  Tiny Prints sent me one of their gender predictor quizzes.  The results….

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Not that I really believe in all the gender predictors or the old wives tales but I have been feeling “girl” for a while and my dreams have been reflecting that as well.  I guess we will all find out in 3 months!

4) I went to see the doctor yesterday as I am now starting to go every 2 weeks as we get closer to the 3rd trimester.  We spoke about my bad rib pain that I am experiencing which is at its worst when I drive and sit up.  Basically, there isn’t a whole lot I can do.  Apparently, I have a very strong and active baby… which I could have told you because this little sucker loves to kick my ribs ALL DAY LONG… the result is inflammation of my ribs on the right side of my body.  Suggestions or ideas?

5)  I’ve got a huge craving for Mexican food!  Bring on the guacamole… must do something about that this weekend!

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6) I’m making this chicken parmesan soup this weekend… probably in a crock pot because I am lazy! Thinking it will be dinner on Sunday night!  I’m also hoping to make some of the Oh She Glows granola from her cookbook!  We will see how the weekend goes!

7) It snowed yesterday and in the morning there was all that white “stuff” all over the driveway.  It faded fast but come on… we are only midway through November.  I can’t do this quite yet!  Sara on the other hand thought it was “awesome.”  UGH

8)  Is Thanksgiving really less then 2 weeks away?  How did that happen?  November is going fast!!

That’s all I got for you friends!

Have an awesome weekend?  What do you have planned?



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