The Babymoon

Another week has flown by, little dude is growing by the day, and I’m starting to slow down in almost every daily task. I still feel pretty darn good considering we have less than 10 weeks to go!

This last week I haven’t had much of an appetite but when I do, it’s a force. I’ve been craving pizza (hello Margharita from Punch Pizza), ice cream, and milk shakes. Also BBQ chips…weird because I’ve never loved that flavor.

Workouts this week have been pretty good. A good mix of full body stuff, weights, and some cardio…Although running is getting a little difficult… might give that a rest soon.

Now for the main topic of this post…Baby moon! Sam surprised me with a little getaway to a town called Bayfield, WI last week. We had the most lovely time and the weather was just perfect.

I kept a journal (per Sam’s request) and am thinking maybe one day I’ll publish a travel journal…LOL.

We left our house at 10AM Sunday morning and made a few pit stops along the way. It took us about 4 hours to get there but it was worth the drive. Bayfield is on Lake Superior and just plain gorgeous. Our motel was right on the water and the front desk lady was just the cutest.

We kept a pretty low key itinerary for the most part. We did a lot of walking around then sitting on patios with beverages (beer for Sam, H2O or lemonade for me).

We ate a ton of good food, especially our breakfast Monday morning. We hit up a little joint called The Fat Radish. I had the most amazing pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes and a lavender latte. OMG. I could eat that daily.

It was good to have all that fuel because right after breakfast we hopped on the Fairy to Madeline Island. The ride over was beautiful. We sat on the top deck and got some pretty amazing views of the lake.

Once we got on the island, we rented our selves some bicycles (Sam was voting for mopeds but I was not into that), and headed off on a 15 mile round trip to Big Bay State Park. We did a little Lakeshore hike there and scoped out the campground. I really wanted to rent kayaks but was too afraid I wouldn’t pass the safety test on account of my belly is the size of a basketball.

After the bike ride we stopped at The Beach Club for a snack and a drink. We then took a nice walk to the Marina and stopped at a little Pub where the waitress specially made me a fresh strawberry and soda water. She was a doll. Everyone on the Island was so friendly and I’ve never gotten so many congratulations on my belly.

The waitress told Sam he could take his margarita in a to-go cup because apparently you can walk around like Vegas on Madeline Island. So fun!

We hopped back on the Fairy around 3PM then hit up a rooftop for some more hydration.

Since it was our last night, we decided to do dinner then dessert. We had dinner at the MannyPenny Bistro (Great chicken fajitas), followed by an insane dessert at the Pier Plaza (I think this was the name). I went with the monster carrot cake because duh and because I’m feeding a growing boy. Sam chose the chocolate lava cake. We were both very satisfied with our choices and it was the perfect ending to a super fantastic Baby moon.

This week I’m hoping to paint the nursery and get up the cacti decals! Other than that, I’m just cooking. and cleaning, and hanging by the pool with my mom.

Have a lovely summer weekend!

XO

-Hales

Week 29

Goooood Morning. This morning I woke up at 5:20 and was feeling pretty good so I ran to the gym and did a fast lil 20 minute workout. It was actually pretty busy…there were 3 other people there! After the run back home I was pretty ravenous so I made a large bowl of oatmeal and topped it with some pumpkin and frozen blueberries. YUM.

Speaking of blueberries, last weekend Sam and I picked some. There was this cute little blueberry farm (patch?) in Stillwater, MN and the bluebs were loaded. It was very warm while picking but I knew we were getting ice cream after so the heat was totes fine.

Sam and I picked about 2 pounds of berries from just 2 bushes! They were loaded and so tasty. I froze a bunch and made some pumpkin-oatmeal-blueberry pancakes for the week. Yes, I’ll admit, I ate 12 pancakes last week.

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Ruthie doesn’t even like blueberries

Also, I decided if I ever get another dog, I’m naming it Blueberry.

After the picking we hit up Nelson’s in Stillwater. You better come with an appetite or extra cup or something when you visit here because the serving sizes are insane. I got a kiddie size and Sam got a small. Neither of us finished our cream in one sitting. I chose Monster Cookie and Raspberry Truffle (FAVE), and Sam went with Cotton Candy.

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Kiddie Size

Sam also took the doors off his Jeep last weekend so we cruised around in that for a while. I told him I felt so cool riding doorless. It was also super odd getting out and not having a door to slam shut. Ruthie loved the no door thing too. No, we did not let her ride in it that way but anytime we went outside she’d just hop right in and chill in the driver seat.

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The Green Machine

So, I had another Dr. appt yesterday and everything is going swell. These checkups take about 15 minutes and they just make sure everything is normal. I still feel pretty darn good except I found out it’s getting harder to tie my shoes now. I also got a ton of sleep last week which was a real treat but I feel like I get tired way faster now-a-days. Good excuse to catch up on Very Cavillari.

Cravings are STILL salty. This week it was chips…I’m not usually a huge chip girl so this was kind of fun. And salads. I’ve really wanted salads. My appetite has decreased a little which is kind of annoying because I love food but I’m sure it will come back soon.

Sam made the most amazing dinner this week. He called it tacos on a stick…I call it kebabs. They had steak, pepper, avocado, tortilla strips, and corn on the cob. He even marinated the steak. THEY ROCKED. It was probs one of my favorite things he’s ever made.

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Belly want Kebab

PS grilled avocado is tasty.

Being active this week seemed to be a little bit of a struggle but I’m kind of in the “I don’t care as long as I go for a walk every day” mind set right now. I made it to the gym 3 times and did a fun at home workout. I also did another 7 mile hike/run at the State Park Sunday but found myself hiking more than running this time. That was 100% A-OK with me. I think part of it was I had a side ache because I had to poo but didn’t want to jump into the woods on account of the mosquitoes were horrid.

My mom and I also went for a nice 3 mile hike yesterday with the dog. It was a little humid so I got kind of tired by the end. So did Ruth.

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All Naturale

That’s about all that’s new for last week. I did order another Stitch Fix so I’m hoping there’s a lot of fun items in there.

Today, one of my best gal pals is getting married so I’m planning on taking a nap later so I can celebrate past 8 PM. SO EXCITED! Then Sam and I are hitting the road tomorrow to celebrate our “baby-moon” near the Apostle Islands. Also can’t wait.

Enjoy your weekend! Do something exciting!

Cheers!

-Hales

The 25th Week

Annnnnnnd we’re growing! Every time I look in the mirror I swear the bump is growing. I also feel like it’s not very circular…more like a square or rectangle? I guess that’s okay though because my belly is now the perfect size for a little table. I can set my water glass there, my phone, my computer, Ruthie’s head…the options are endless.

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Baby bump or table?

Speaking of Ruth, she’s been a doll lately. I think she knows soon she’s going to have to share my love so she’s being extra sweet and is basically attached to my hip. Anytime I sit down on the couch she hops up next to me and puts a little paw (or as I call them hands) on my tummy. As soon as I hop into bed, she’s right there with me being the little spoon…I don’t even mind. She’s such a snuggler and it makes me so happy.

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She’ll always be our first child

So week 25 is here which means we could have 15 weeks left before little wakey joins the world. Cool. I think he’s like 2 pounds right now or something which doesn’t seem like a lot. He’s kicking like a forward in the world cup AKA constantly but it’s pretty neat.

This week I finally signed Sam and I up for a breastfeeding class. I am so jazzed because honestly, I have no clue wtf I’m doing. I asked Sam if he thinks I’ll get to practice with a doll like in CPR class…he shook his head and walked away.

This week I also ate out 4 times for dinner…maybe 5 if I go out tonight. Better enjoy it I tell myself because soon I’ll be so busy there will be no time to eat a full meal…LOL.

Monday I went to Brasa with my gal pals and got the pork and over easy egg bowl and ate it all. Normally I have to get a box for this meal but clearly baby was extra hungry 🙂

Tuesday we went to Sam’s grandparents house for dinner. They grilled brats and it was lovely!

Wednesday we met my parents at a fun little place called LOLO in Stillwater, MN. None of us had ever been so it was a joy to try something new. Let me tell you, if you’re looking for a place with a fun selection of non-alcoholic drinks, go here. I chose the Tony Basil and enjoyed every sip of it. I was super fun to have some options besides water or lemonade. I almost got the root beer but was feeling spicy.

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Hey Tony!

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So many choices!

For a starter we went with the olives and their special…a bacon jam toast. Both were delicious and there were zero leftovers of either.

 

For the main course I obvi went with a cheese burger and fries. AND it was awesome. The fries were garlic and rosemary and I ate every last one. I think I blacked out because I started eating them and then looked down and they were all gone. My bad. I’ll def go back for more drinks and fries.

And I guess I only ate out 3 times for dinner…pregnancy brain at it’s best.

Wednesday night I had some strange dreams. I blame Tony Basil. My first dream was that my whole family was at a cabin. My mom and sister said they were going outside and then they disappeared for like 90 minutes. Turns out they went snowshoeing without me and I was not happy.

My second dream had to do with my most favorite animal…Bison. I was in a talent show and did like a puppet show with all my stuffed Bison from childhood. I remember being so nervous and then I woke up. LOL. I guess I’ll never know how I performed.

Cravings this week have been pretty low key. I feel like I am finally craving sweets non stop. I want donuts, bagels, brownies, ice cream, french toast, and chocolate…I don’t usually eat straight chocolate bars and this week I did. I also want spaghetti and pizza, salt and vinegar chips, and fruit…mainly peaches.

I also have zero desire to cook anything right now. If I didn’t have a gestational diabetes test coming up in a couple weeks I might just continue this eating out trend (holla TBELL).

As far as workouts go this week, I made it to the gym three times and did 2 at home workouts. My left calf keeps cramping and my hips feel like they are separating so I tried taking it easier but it’s hard (word to your mother…don’t do bench step ups in flip flops).

I tried incorporating shorter run intervals into workouts this week like 400m intervals or an easy 800m warm up/cool down jog. Running still feels good so I’m going to keep doing it. I also did incline bench and chest flies this week and that was a fun change up.

I’m hoping to get in a trail run/hike this weekend and some swimming at my parents house too. That sounds like a nice time. Maybe I’ll toss in a virgin margarita? Sounds exciting.

Oh! I also got my maternity leave set up so things are starting to feel real! I can’t believe Sam and I are going to be parents in a few short months. BAH! He also planned our baby moon which will be taking place in a month. Can’t wait for a couple relaxing days away!

Time to go eat a brownie and do some more weeding in my garden (Hey! I have 2 tomato buds! Yippee).

Have a fantasmic weekend friends. Eat a donut or 4 🙂

Toodles!

-Hales

Week 24

Well hello. Normally I like to write these posts on Friday’s on account of I get home early but I went out of town last weekend and just ran out of time. So here we are, Monday evening. I’m almost at week 25 (HOLY MOLY how did that happen!?) but lets just recap week 24 anyway cuz it’s fun.

First off, I feel like my belly is growing every day. I’ve officially gained 15 pounds and feel pretty good. I have been getting some cramps still in my hips/calfs during sleeping time which keeps me up some nights but if that’s the worst of it, I’m ok with that.

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He’s growing!

I had a strange craving this week. It happened to be pancakes with french fries dunked in maple syrup. Strange or it could be the most amazing combo ever. Sadly, I did not get to indulge in this one…yet. I’ve also been craving mashed potatoes sauced with ketchup (or basically ketchup on everything), Culvers, salad of Cesar,  hamburgers (always), and CANDY. I guess you could say there’s a variety. Oh and always apples. Red apples.

ALSO, big news…Baby had his first Quarter Pounder with cheese. I mean, have you seen the commercials for this lately? That’s what started this whole craving in the first place…kudos to you McDonald’s marketers. My first QP was (in Fergie voice) “tasty, tasty.” The fries however were mediocre at best…forever a Wendy’s or Culvers fry girl.

During week 24 I also whipped out the crock pot and made some delicious shredded chicken. You literally take 2 pounds of chicken boobs and put them in the crock with seasonings and a cup of chicken broth. Sam is weird and added cream of chicken but whatever, it worked. Then you just let that cook on low for 6-8 hours and shred it up. I used my chicken as homemade chicken burrito bowls and it was mighty tasty.

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Homemade Chipotle

During week 24 workouts seemed super fun and I seem to be gaining some motivation again. I did a nice 7 mile run/hike at the state park and some super fun outdoor workouts including things like lunges, elevated push ups, hang power cleans, bent over rows and bench step ups. I also did a few workouts at the gym including low weighted wall balls, box step ups, push press, swing snatch and more.

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There’s a turkey out there

I’ve been checking out Paleomg.com lately because she posts some fun workouts that are easy to do at home or modify if needed. I’ve also been making sure to take plenty of water breaks to catch my breath.

Baby also got to take his first road trip to Duluth during week 24 and experience mom’s driving for an extended period of time. There was some bad traffic and we almost got hit by a tire that flew off a boat trailer in front of us but other than that we sang a lot of songs and drank a lot of water. It was pretty boring. Duluth was a blast though! It was Grandma’s weekend and my sister’s boyfriend and friend were running the half.

Molly and I were the support crew and it basically felt like we ran also. The race started at the butt crack of dawn (6:15 am) so we were up and at em with the birds. Our goal was to see the runners as many times as possible and we saw them 5 times so I’d say that’s pretty good. One time we had to sprint 2 blocks to make it to them and I was so out of breath it was sad. But that’s OK because I’m running for 2.

I’ve never actually got to watch Grandma’s because I’m normally participating in it but this year was so fun. I actually really enjoyed being the support team and had no desire to be doing the run (I was afraid I’d get super jealous of every runner and end up super sad I couldn’t run-not the case). It was also incredible to see the elite runner zoom by. They are literally sprinting and it’s such a sight. Ok, enough about running.

Please excuse my scatter brain right now. There’s a lot going on. Sam’s cooking a pizza, Ruthie’s got zoomies, and I just really want some graham crackers with frosting.

I leave you with a funny picture of Ruthie.

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So seeeepy

Have an excellent night my friends! Someone have a margarita or Summer Shandy for me!

XO

-Hales

 

 

Week 23

23 down, 17 to go. YIPES! That’s not very many weeks. How fun! I have my 24 week check up Monday and am hoping to get Sam and I signed up for a couple baby classes in the next week. I’m really pumped (no pun intended) to take a breastfeeding class…Sam on the other hand…

The 23rd week brought a growing belly and even more protruding belly button. I can’t touch it, it freaks me out.

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Now we Bumpin!

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Outtie

I feel like I’ve been a little more tired lately so I’ve been sleeping in in the mornings and doing my workouts outside  after work since it’s been a gem of weather lately. I’ve now been going to Anytime like 3 days a week and doing at home workouts the other 2-3 days of the week. I still feel pretty good but take breaks when I get super tired and try not to let my heart rate get above 135. I’m loving the at home workouts though because I can take my weights and go out to the backyard and workout in the sunshine. Ruthie likes it too because she usually gets a PB treat to keep her occupied for the 13-15 minutes I can’t pay attention to her.

Runs have been nothing more than 3-4 miles. I have been running to the gym which is a nice 1.15 miles one way and a great way to warm up/cool down. My running pace now is about a 10 minute mile. Pre-pregnancy I was doing around 8:10 min miles so I am taking it much easier and it feels really nice. Ruth and I even went for a nice run this week….I probably enjoyed it more than she did.

I’ve also been taking Ruthie on lots of walks/hikes. There’s this great 6 mile loop at the State Park we try to do once a week. It tires her out for a couple days which is nice. She’s just so snuggly and adorable when she’s tired. Ruth and I also went for a fun walk with my gal pal Chels and her 11 month old son yesterday. It was Ruthie’s first time meeting an 11 month old baby and I think she did pretty darn good. It makes me feel better knowing she likes being around kids.

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Little Snuggle bug

Cravings this weeks have been kind of odd. I craved a tuna melt every day and finally had one last night. It probably was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. I’m also craving Italian Dunkers (if you remember these from High School)/Punch Pizza, Rice Krispies with blueberries and sugar, tacos, and hamburgers. Cool. At least it’s a fun variety of things.

I did have a spectacular time meal prepping last weekend. My mom gets the most amazing cinnamon rolls from work (except not anymore cuz she is now a retired lady!!!!) and gave me half a case (whadup rolls). You just let them rise for like 2 hours then bake and frost them. They are seriously the best cinnamon rolls ever. Besides the ones from Sand Pedro Cafe in Hudson. But that’s besides the point. So I made the rolls and frosted them then ate almost all of them. I got a hungry baby inside my belly OK?

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Does eating rolls give you rolls?

I also had some fun picking fresh rhubarb from the plant in our backyard. I’ve never actually picked anything from my backyard and I felt so cool going out with a pail and getting about 2 cups of fresh rhubarb. I decided to try my hand at a rhubarb crisp but since I only had 2 cups, I added strawberries and apples. It was super simple to put together and really the only bad ingredients in the crisp were the butter and the sugar (but are they really that bad?). I also pretty much ate the entire crisp but again, whateves Bevs.

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Crispy Crisp

I asked Sam what I should make for breakfasts and he sent me a recipe for egg cups with a sweet potato crust. I was very shocked to see he sent me a recipe with sweet potato in it. I’ve also never made egg cups so I tried those out. They looked disgusting and some of the egg spilled into the empty muffin tin slots but they tasted like a dream. They had ham and pepper and eggs and cheese. I’d probably make these again and double the recipe since it only made 8 and I ate 2 at a time. Again, I ate all of these. I asked Sam why he didn’t have any and he goes…”I picked that recipe because I thought you would like it.”  Aww man, what a guy.

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Getting J(eggy) with it

Other than that, my life has been pretty much same ole same ole last week. I did finish another book which was exciting and I currently have another waiting for me at the local Library. PS have I ever told you how much I love the Library? It’s the most magical place. You can get any book, movie, magazine…it’s pretty neat.

Sam also planned our baby moon road trip but is keeping it a secret. I am so excited!

I’m probably going to go vacuum or do something productive now. Have a swell weekend!

XO

-Hales

Week 22

Do you ever find yourself browsing Pinterest then next thing you know it’s been an hour and you’re like “wtf did I just spend an hour of my day doing?” Yeah, that just happened. Also, do people even use Pinterest anymore? I know I do. It’s got everything you could ever imagine. I found tons of recipes to try this week, baby room ideas, homemade dog treat ideas…you get it.

Welp, here we are again…Friday. I swear my belly grew overnight. I now def have a defined bump and outtie belly button. Sssssssscute. 4 months from tomorrow Sam and I could possibly have a little baby in our arms…that’s INSANE! Time flies when you’re having fun pregnant. Also, I hate taking belly pics with a passion.

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Bump!

This last week brought some of Baby Wakey’s firsts. He got to go swimming for the first time at my parent’s pool and play his first round of golf…really hoping he likes that sport. Sam will be thrilled if we have a little golfer. Also, the pool was glorious considering it was 95 degrees out. So refreshing. I know where I’m going to be all summer…right on that popsicle float.

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Golfing with Grandma and Grandpa

I also felt the little bugger kick for the first time. I’m pretty positive it was a kick. Even if it wasn’t I’m still going to say it was. And I’ve felt it a few more times since…so it had to have been a kick. Regardless, it was cool and fascinating and exciting all at once.

Last week also brought about some new cravings…I felt like eating a hot dog daily (didn’t get one yet but that’s on my list for the meal prep). I’m talking ball park, all beef, all the toppings (even onions), hot dog. I’ve also been craving really good french fries, cheese curds, MILK (wtf), ice cream and popsicles, and potato salad. I’ve obviously had like none of these items (except milk and popsicles) at home so those are all I’ve caved to thus far. Oh and a cute sprinkle donut my dad bought me last weekend. BUT, like I said, I’m grocery shopping tomorrow…this could be interesting 🙂

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USA

I’ve also been experiencing some leg cramping. I know it’s due to being pregnant but I’m also blaming the hot humid weather we’ve been having. I get these cramps in my hips/IT bands and my right calf. I woke up Wednesday night with the worst cramp I’ve ever had in my calf. YUCK. I think I’m drinking enough water but I’ve started adding bananas into my diet even though I H8 bananas. Sam says I need Gatorade but I don’t like that stuff unless I’m running a marathon. It gives me gut rot.

I haven’t had any odd dreams or bodily functions (I’ve been constipated this week though and that just made me uncomfortable and crabby…sorry mom and dad for being a little baby at dinner Thursday night). Also, I can’t get enough AC. My mom told me about how they didn’t have AC when she was pregnant with my older sister and it was like 100 degrees daily. She’s superwoman I tell ya. I would have thrown fits every day.

I’ve also been super unmotivated when it comes to working out. I did an at home workout Tuesday night, then went to the gym Wednesday and Thursday mornings but that’s been it for weights this week. I did go for a nice run this morning with my super fancy LED arm band. That was fun. Other than that I just really want to swim and hike. Oh, and golf. Golfing is so fun.

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I’m probably gonna go get a McFlurry now. Have a super fun rest of your weekend. Stay cool and drink a margarita or 5 for me.

XO

-Hales

If you Sprink when you Tink

Really thanking the high heavens we have air conditioning right now. I mean it’s schteamy out there. 90 and humid and all I want to do is dip my feet in a pool and eat mango fruit pops…that’s probably what I’ll be doing the majority of the weekend. Oh, yeah, happy weekend. Can’t believe it’s already the end of May…wtf mate.

Another week of being preggo has come and gone and I think my belly is growing every day. My appetite this week has gone insane and I feel like all I want to do is eat, eat, and eat. Cravings this week have included pizza, PB & J, ice cream, mac & cheese, a sprinkled long john donut, avocado toast with ham and a fried egg, always hamburgers, and pancakes/french toast. I’ve gained like 13 pounds so far this pregnancy so I’m indulging when I feel like it which means a cup of Neapolitan ice cream nightly. Soak it in sista because before long baby will be here and I’m sure I’ll be eating salads and vegetables….wait, who am I kidding.

Speaking of vegetables…last weekend I planted my very first garden. You see this spring I feel like I come home, hangout with my dog, eat dinner, and go to bed…hello Mrs. Boring! So I told Sam I needed a hobby. That hobby just happened to be gardening. My sister is pretty good at it so I frantically called her from the seed aisle in Menard’s and confessed to her “I didn’t know gardening could be this hard.” The man next to me looking at the pea plant seeds looked at me and chuckled with a sympathetic smile…”yeah, it’s pretty tough. Good luck.”

I’m up for the challenge. Sam put together a 4×4 raised bed for me and we filled it with planter soil and a bag of compost (tip from my sis).

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Lil buddies

I then drove to a few different stores to find my crops. For my pots I got cucumbers (hopefully they turn out so I can try canning pickles), cherry tomatoes, and green beans. I put these in pots because my sister said they need to be able to grow up on those metal vine like things. Sure sis, I’ll do whatever you say. For the garden box I planted sweet peppers, sweet potatoes (really hoping these work), buttercup squash (a secret surprise for Sam), tri-color carrots, and green onions.

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Final product

Now let me tell you a funny store about planting seeds in a garden. I didn’t really read the instructions on the packet before planting…I just assumed you dug up some soil, poured in the seeds, covered them, and called it good. I did just that with my squash then decided to take a speedy look at the back of the package…plant 2 seeds per 12 inches it said. I had just dumped about 12 seed in a 5 inch plot. Uh,whoops. Might be a little crowded in that section of the garden. Oh well, it was still fun to plant.

Besides the garden, last week was full of carpet cleaning and finally setting up the babe’s crib. I love it so much. Normally I’m a gray person but we decided on a lighter color “wood” look and it’s gorg.

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Can’t wait til there’s a little human in that bad boy. Funny story about setting up cribs…let the man do the work in peace. Sam was having some troubles so I got down on my hands and knees right in front of him and asked how it was going after hearing him say a few choice words…he did not appreciate that and asked me to vacate the room. Sure dude, I’ll go eat another mango Popsicle and watch you work from the couch 🙂

I also found this great diaper bag at Aldi for $16! Talk about a bargain. I’m hoping it lasts a while because I actually really like it. Like who knew diaper bags could be so freaking expensive! I’ve found some for over $100. I’m trying to save for diapers OK. I’m not a millionaire. Man, I should have gone into the baby supply making business.

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This week I’ve been feeling pretty lazy so runs/workouts have been meh. But that’s okay, I’m growing a human so like that’s a workout in itself. I have been doing some hikes at the state park with Ruth and that’s been pretty enjoyable.

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My fave girl and my fave place

Okay now lastly, let me tell you something that happened that shocked me but also made me LOL so hard. I was planting my garden and went inside to get some H2O because us pregnant ladies must stay hydrated. I didn’t think I had to pee so I headed down my stairs to the front door when suddenly I sneezed (sup allergies). Not only did I sneeze, I also tinked a tiny bit in my pants…like the instant I sneezed I peed. OMG. I didn’t know this happened. I instantly started laughing then had to pee more. Talk about a surprise!

So that’s been my week. Hope you’ve had a fun/exciting last few days before the long holiday weekend.

I’m probs going to get Chipotle so toodles!

XO

-Hales

It’s A…

Before we get to the exciting stuff lets chat about the last week. I had my 20 week prenatal appointment Monday (20 weeks already!? I feel like I should be doing more to get ready besides cleaning all the carpets) and it was pretty fun. I had an ultrasound for about an hour where the doc asked me if I had to pee. At the time I didn’t I said “No, why?” And she’s all like “well, your bladder is full”. SO Lol. She showed me on the ultrasound just how full my bladder was. About five minutes later I asked to be excused to use the ladies room…oops.

During the ultrasound, they not only discovered the gender of future baby wakey but also told me the babe is in the 90th percentile for size. My first thought…”Shoot, my kid’s gonna be a giant.” My second thought, “it’s a boy.” Nothing to worry about though, apparently babies can have growth spurts or a calculation could have been wrong. I guess we’ll find out in 4 more weeks if the kid’s still large or not.

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Bebeeeeee

Cravings this week have been a lot-hello pizza, McDonalds quarter pounder with cheese, Naf Naf (rice bowl with chicken, all the toppings, and tahini-OMG my fave), salad (at least this is a vegetable), ice cream, margaritas (don’t worry, I didn’t have one), and a few more odd things. I’m learning you should never send prego ladies to the grocery store because who knows what we’ll shove into our carts (CANDY CANDY CANDY!).

I went for a couple 3 mile runs this week and my doc says running is pretty much a go until probs around the last trimester. She did suggest a belly belt (I think that’s what it was called…thoughts?). I do find myself getting winded going up the stairs with the laundry basket though…maybe it’s time to tell Sam I can no longer be on laundry duty hehe.

Now for the real fun. The gender reveal. In my head I pictured everything going wrong. I felt as though the bakery might have filled the donuts with the wrong color. Maybe the doc put the wrong ultrasound in the envelope…maybe the golf balls I got on Amazon were faulty. Sam told me to stop being such a negative Nelly and enjoy the day. So that’s what we did. And here’s what went down.

IT’S A BOY!!!! I called it. But we’re so excited and cannot wait to start decorating the little bugger’s room/picking out stuff for the registry/maybe buying 1 or 2 little outfits. Sam’s pumped for our future little golfer buddy.

PS the donuts were stuffed with the most amazing blue frosting. I ordered 6 donuts and have already consumed 3 myself. #YOLO

Thanks for tuning in and sharing this special moment with Sam and I! Off to clean more carpet. Toodles!

-Hales

 

Oh Baby!

It’s been a while since my last post. It’s been so long that my old blog actually expired (sad) which brings us here. You might have noticed the change in title of my blogging endeavor…we’ve gone from “Real Running” to “Running withe a Bump”. Yes, I’m growing a little human inside currently. It’s weird, scary, exciting, joyous, and everything in between.

Sam and I found out in January that we would be having a little him or her and it shall grace this earth *hopefully* this October (my personal favorite month). No, we do not know if it’s a little man or woman yet, but we will find that out in a few weeks here.

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Let me tell you, the first oh, 3ish months were absolute shit. All I wanted to do was sleep. I had zero appetite (which for me is crazy) and felt like I wanted to vom every second of every day. Thankfully that never happened, especially since puking is so gross. I kept running but took it easy and stopped if I didn’t feel good. I still tried to do my 4:30 am workouts but somedays, that didn’t happen. Yah know what? I am OK with that. I pretty much would wake up, go to work, get home, take the dog for a walk, then crawl into bed at 6:30 PM then wake up and repeat. How boring of me but I’m pregnant so who cares.

Lets fast forward to weeks 15 and 16. Man oh man am I feeling like a new person. More energy, more appetite. I’m still running and working out but again at a less intense pace than normal but it actually feels really good. I am listening to my body it feels good. I’m also staying up til at least 8 PM and I feel so cool, like a big girl. My clothes is starting to get tight but that actually makes me feel good because it lets me know the little one is growing and this all is real.

As for food cravings…MEAT. Like give me a hamburger every day and I’ll forever thank you. I’m also craving NaCl like non-other. Salt and vinegar chips…never would I get close to a bag of those…these days…I feel like I could down a bag in 1 sitting.

See, typically I am a very-into-sugar-and-dessert type gal but I really have not been craving sweets (besides a random Blizzard or Chocolate Taco here and there). Last week I was craving Beef Stroganoff and Pancakes…at the same time. Oh, and Taco Bell. Yum. Give the baby what it wants right?

It’s been really fun and it’s actually pretty fascinating to watch how your body changes every week. Yeah, my chest has grown a bit, my butt feels smooshier, and I def have a little bump but like that’s so neat.

So join me in this pregnancy journey for these next 6 months and beyond. I’m hoping to share stories, what’s working for me and not, and everything else I can. It’ll be a fun and exciting ride and I thank you for coming along.

Oh, by the way, Ruthie is thrilled 🙂

Be well!

-Haley