Bangin

Oh my gosh I just made this and am literally rolling on the floor because it was seriously the best thing I have ever tasted. The mashed potatoes rocked my world. The homemade gravy was just insane. AND THE FREAKING MEAT. HOLY MOTHER ALMIGHTY. Sam even said it was really good. That’s saying something. Do yourself a favor and make this ASAP. You will be so thrilled.

I can’t believe Sunday night is already upon us. I just put Harry to bed after we read 2 books and am now sitting on the couch eating chocolate chip muffins. I get so sad on Sunday’s because it means the weekend and family time is over.

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I wish I had his lashes

This weekend my mom and I drove to my sister’s in Duluth to wedding plan/dress shop as she is newly engaged (YAY!!!!!). I love going to Duluth-it’s such a fun place to visit and I love spending time with my mom and sister.

One of my obsessions is the Lake Superior Bakehouse. I make a point to stop there every time I’m in Duluth now because they have the most INSANE pastries and lattes. They open at 8 AM on Saturdays and I make sure I get there right at 8 so I have the first pick of all the treats. This time, after staring at the case of sugary snacks I selected a white chocolate raspberry scone, a caramel pecan roll, and my fave of the bunch, the blueberry cream cheese roll. UGH. I would love to eat these every day. They also satisfied my sweet tooth for the day. For my beverage I chose the smore’s mocha as it was the seasonal special. LOVE.

Seeing these pictures seriously makes my mouth water. I mean look at the frosting on that roll. GOOD lord. Help me.

Our weekend was spent at the wedding show, dress shopping (She said YES!), and playing games. Oh, we also watched the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I’m obsessed. Oh and Pillow Talk. So good.  My mom and I left this morning after breakfast so I could get home to the fam bam jam. Also, traveling always throws off my bowel movements so I can’t wait to wake up, drink coffee, and poo.

I also got in a nice workout this afternoon. I finally got my push jerk in the 100’s and almost pee’d myself from excitement. I got 3 sets of 3 at 105 and couldn’t have been more joyous. Hard work pays off peeps. My workout was fast but fun. Here ya go:

For time:

27-21-15 reps of:

Burpees, Swings, Snatches (alternating arms), and Air Squats

Then…5-5-5-3-3-3 Push Jerk

5×12 lunges with barbell on back.

OOFDAH.

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Hey.

PS I got bangs. Yeah. Now I really feel like a mom 🙂

That is all for now as I have to get my shit ready for tomorrow. Fresh week. Big stuff ahead. Get focused, carry on.

Have a sweet Sunday night and eat dessert (get it?).

XO

-Haley

 

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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