Thoughts on a Friday

I had my alarm set for 4:30 am to go to the gym. Hare Bear decided to wake up at 4:29. I guess working out will have to wait…that’s OK though, I’d rather spend my morning snuggling the little guy. Pretty sure he’s teething and growing. The sweet thang is almost 4 months old. OMG. I can’t believe it. He is so excited to start solid foods (he told me he’s especially excited for avocado, banana, and sweet potatoes). He’s def discovered his hands and will shove them in his mouth any chance he gets.

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My sweet monkey boy ❤

He’s discovered how to make one shitty diaper (hehe). He “talks” to me and tells me secrets and it melts my heart. He also loves bouncing in the crib. Love you buddy. Here’s some pics from when he was just a wee one…those aren’t tears, my eyes are just sweating.

Confession…I still wear my postpartum undies. TMI. But seriously, they go over my belly and I have this weird obsession with pulling my pants over my belly. Even if you’re not pregnant or postpartum, I’d highly recommend them if you want to be extra comfy.

Moving on…Instant pots are taking over and I am 100% on that train. I haven’t made one thing yet that hasn’t melted my taste buds. My mom gave me a rack of ribs a while back and I had no clue what to do with them. I stumbled upon a rib rack recipe (say that 3 x fast…cmon, try it) and INSTANTly had to try it. Seriously, it took 20 minutes to cook an entire rack of ribs.

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Helllooo

Basically you brush the ribs with a mix of vinegar and water then sprinkle with the spice mixture (who knew I liked smoked paprika so much) and cut into individual ribs. Then you put that in the pot with the remaining vinegar water mix and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. BOOM.

I’m a child and served mine with a side of boxed mac-n-cheese and pears. And I loved every bite.

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I also started writing things in my new planner I talked about last post. I love it so much. It has these cool goal setting areas and every week your supposed to pick the top 3 things you want to focus on. Super motivating and it makes me take time to think about what is really important in my jam packed days.

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Highly recommend this planner!

My workouts have felt meh lately as I came down with a little bug and just felt drained. I haven’t been running much because it just doesn’t sound fun right now. It’s also been icy AF and I don’t want to break my ankles. I can’t imagine carrying Harry around on crutches. I do plan on doing this later today:

12 minute AMRAP

15-12-9-6-3 THRUSTERS/PULLUPS

Then…EMOM 10 minutes: 3 squats remainder of minute AMRAP of squat jumps

Rest 1 minute

Then…Treadmill sprints (maybe).

Okay, that is all. Time to get ready for work. PS Dunn Bros has a lavender latte and I’m obsessed. OKAY Love ya, bye!

-Hales

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I Had A Dream

Oh hi there. I’m sweating and it feels glorious. So last Friday I told you how I get done with work at 1PM every Friday…well this week all that changed. I now get done at 11:40 AM every Friday from here on out…hello productivity around the house and long dog walks (hence why I’m sweating).

First things first, this week, I am officially 18 weeks along. Yippee skippy. Less than 2 weeks to discover the gender of our new family member. Can’t wait. 18 weeks also means baby wakey is the size of a croissant! That’s like pretty big if you ask me. It also makes me hungry for one of those chocolate-filled croissants the fancy bakeries have. I’ll be getting one of those ASAP.

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I use the Ovia Pregnancy app and love it!

This week I haven’t really been craving anything. Sam and I did cook 2 meals together (brats and fried potatoes, & spaghetti and meat sauce) which was super fun. Sunday night we even packed our lunches together and he said we are for sure acting like a real family. I laughed. I did have a Butterfinger blizzard Sunday night which was a real treat. Other than that, I feel like I’m trying my best to snack on healthy-ish things like plaintain chips, yogurt, fruits, and veggies. My appetite does seem to be increasing but I’m so okay with that because I love food.

This week also brought some weird dreams. The one that stands out the most is me giving birth to our child at 18 weeks. In the dream, I was in the hospital. Nothing was happening so I went to sit on the toilet and whoops, out popped a beautiful little girl. She was a healthy weight (I find that hard to believe being born at 18 weeks) and she even smiled at us. Everything was so great until we got home and realized we didn’t have any supplies except a rocking chair…we’re talking no diapers, no crib, no bottles…a nightmare! Then I woke up and was like “OMG it was just a dream. Get your shit together and start preparing for the baby!”

I also feel like my bump is finally visible. I took a really fancy bathroom selfie yesterday. I don’t like sharing pictures of myself typically but in case you’re wondering what prego Haley looks like, wonder no more…

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Baby Dubs Bump

The rest of the week was filled with a few morning 3 mile runs since it’s been so lovely here, lots of dog walks and sitting outside in the sun. Our little Ruthie came down with some horrible allergies last weekend so Sam had to take her to the vet Monday for some strong meds. Poor gal was going nuts. She’s been pretty tired all week so I’ve enjoyed babying her and giving her lots of attention. I think she’s giving us practice for our future 🙂 She also keeps tooting and her farts smell like tuna fish. VOM.

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I’ve also been super into reading lately. I love the library! I finished every possible Harry Potter book and am now reading one called “The Library at the Edge of the world.” So far I really love it. If you have any good summer book recommendations, shoot them my way. I feel as though I might have a lot of time to read these next few months.

Now I’m off to Hudson to grill with the fam and prep for tomorrow’s 10 mile trail run. LOL I signed up for this before I knew I was carrying a baby in my womb but my sister is doing it too and I think we will have a blast. It’s at our fave state park where we grew up and I actually can’t wait. No way I will be able to run all 10 miles but who cares. It’s about having fun and making mems right? Oh and snacks. Don’t forget the snacks.

Have a lovely weekend/week and we will catch up soon.

XO

-Hales