Weekend Fun In Pictures

Weekend Fun In Pictures

Hope you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend. Ours was very nice and once again included visitors which we totally love!!

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We are getting some pictures taken on Saturday but I was able to capture this adorable picture on Friday. These two just melt my heart!!

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This weekend also included this Momma getting dressed in normal clothes and loving every minute of it.

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We had an awesome Saturday morning at the beach plus it was Cam’s first time at the beach which as you can see, he totally loved it. :)

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Saturday evening included these yummy kabobs on the grill.

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Sunday night was all about snuggling with my little guy. My parents came over so that Bob and I could go out for a little bit. It was nice to spend some time out with Bobby but like always we got caught in a huge downpour which means frizzy/wavy here as you can see in the picture.

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It was a very nice weekend and looking forward to this summer with Keely and Cameron. I am one lucky Mommy!! Have an amazing week. Cheers!! XOXO

Why, Hello!!

Why, Hello!!

It’s been awhile since I’ve last written. I was tempted to not write for a little longer as I just wasn’t feeling the whole blogging thing. I know, I know, HORRIBLE. Anyways, a lot has happened since my last post. For the month of April, my main focus was Keely and getting work done before the arrival of little man. Everyday, Keely and I did something fun and just played for hours. Walks became harder for me unless she was cool with riding in the stroller as I couldn’t carry for that long. My workouts went from an hour a day to 30 minutes a day but I got my steps in with numerous walks with Keely plus we had tons of dance parties.

Now fast forward to May, I had a “false alarm” on May 1st thinking little man was going to make an appearance…haha, nope just early stages of labor. My body, I tell ya. We celebrated Bob’s birthday that weekend and Bobby and I were able to have a few hours to ourselves while my parents hung out with Keely which was super nice plus the weather that weekend was GORG! At my 38 week appt, my doctor told me I had not progressed and we talked about the case that I go over my due date (like I did with Keely). I was totally dreading going over my due date this time around but if little man wasn’t ready, he wasn’t ready. May 6th, I woke up feeling good, walked on the treadmill at the gym for 35 minutes (over my usually time) then went and did some plie squats and cat/cows, got home, hung with Keely and Bob (he had off that day) and started our morning. By the time Keely started her “quiet time” the contractions were coming in pretty good. I started walking around the house as it felt better to walk then sit, tried taking a nap and felt too sick to really eat anything even though I suggested to Bob, let’s do Thai and get this baby going…

By, 5pm, I was miserable, I hurt so bad, felt like I was going to puke and knew I needed some advice (thank god one of my best friends is a nurse – thanks Stacy). After my friend suggested I call the doctor that’s what I exactly did and she suggested I get to the hospital to be checked out. We arrived at the hospital around 6pm and waiting an hour to see if I progressed then they decided I was to be admitted. By 8:30pm, I was in a room and Keely was home in bed. It was a long night/morning but at 4:39pm, on May 7th our little Cameron was born and all was good.

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We could not be happier and more blessed with little guy plus big sister is just amazing with him. I am so looking forward to watching them grow up together. I know there will be ups and downs but right now we are just enjoying every minute. I’ll end with a few more pictures than will “hopefully” get that blogging feeling back…I think it will happen and will probably start with a little MIMM. Cheers!! xoxo

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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Hope you all have been having a good week. We’ve had a sick one that’s for sure. Keely has been a pretty healthy little girl and has only thrown up once in her life when she first turned a year but this week has been a little different. Tuesday (St. Paddy’s Day), my parents came out and we went to McDonald’s to get her a milkshake and on Wednesday, she woke up saying she wasn’t feeling very good. I thought maybe it’s because she drank some water before I went into her room to get in her in the morning. When I offered milk and breakfast, she passed on both and said she didn’t want to eat. Then around 9:30ish she said she wanted some dry cereal so I gave her  little bowl of it and about 10 minutes after eating it, it all came up. Poor girl was so scared and I felt horrible. So the past two days, we’ve been dealing with a temperature and messed up stomach plus I am dealing with a cold and sore throat. Why is it that something is always happening when Bob isn’t home…lol. Oh well, as long as my baby girl is okay, it’s okay. Anyways, here’s a short Friday Favorites for ya’ll…

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Look at this precious sick little girl. My poor baby!! Taken on Wednesday…:(

Favorite Picture

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We had a super fun St Paddy’s Day but even looking at this picture, you can tell by her eyes that she was starting to get sick.

Favorite Spring Time Craft

Preschool Handprint May Day Flowers- Make with the boys for their grandparents and our neighbors?

Favorite Spring Outfit

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Just need the shoes and I’ll be set!! :)

Favorite Quote

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Thanks to Heather for hosting another Friday Favorites!! Cheers! XOXO

MIMM…Spring Has Sprung

MIMM…Spring Has Sprung

Happy Monday Everyone!! Did you all have a good weekend? I know over here our weekend (which started on Thursday) was pretty awesome. The weather this weekend in Chicago has been amazing but I know it probably won’t last too long so just trying to enjoy every minute of it. We were lucky because Bob worked a short day on Thursday and had off Friday so we spent a lot of time outside Thursday evening then Friday – Sunday, pretty much was outside all day long. Anyways, I am linking up to Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for another addition of MIMM…Enjoy!!

MARVELOUS IS…

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We were told by a neighbor about this great Doggie Park called Puptown by our house so we went there Friday and Keely found a little friend. Hank had a blast as well and slept pretty much the whole day once we got home. FYI, YES, Keely picked out her own outside. This girl loves her boots more than anything.

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My parents came out on Saturday so that Bob and I could have a little dinner out and this place did not disappoint!! I could go for the those crab cakes again tonight…LOL.

We are seriously loving the neighborhood we live in. It’s such a change when you go from living in the suburbs to the city. We’ve had so many people over at our place this weekend just because we were sitting outside with Keely and Hank. I think this summer is pretty much going to rock our socks off!! <3 #citylivingisthebest

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Have an amazing week!! XOXO Cheers!!

Pregnancy Items

Pregnancy Items

How is it already Thursday…WOW…this week has gone by fast. I kept saying, I am going to write-up my weekend recap post tomorrow but tomorrow just kept on passing by so I’ll have to give you a brief summary of last weekend next week. I wanted to write today about four products I have used so far with both pregnancies. I get it that every pregnancy is different just like every kid is different but these four products have been used when I was pregnant with Keely and now with little man.

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter – the BEST stuff out there. I use this everyday and even use it when I am not pregnant. I actually need to buy some more this weekend.

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Prenatal Vitamins – when it comes to vitamins, I can only take certain ones because of my stomach. When pregnant the gummy ones work the best for me. I really like the Target brand of prenatal vitamins.

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Peppermint Tea – I drank this everyday and sometimes multiple times a day during my first trimester when I was hit pretty hard with ALL DAY SICKNESS. Now at 31 weeks, I am starting to get nausea again at nighttime and have been drinking a glass almost every night.

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Jolly Ranchers – these are perfect for when I am craving some sweetness or to take away the yucky stomach feeling. I am planning to bring some with me in my hospital bag.

For mommies or mommies to be: what is one item you use a lot during pregnancy?

Things I Am Loving Friday

Things I Am Loving Friday

Happy Friday. A little late with my post but it’s better then nothing. I can’t believe it’s already Friday. This week has just flown by so fast and now on Sunday we turn the clocks ahead an hour. As much as I love the sun being out longer, Keely has prepared me this week with earlier wake-up times which means she rather tried an hour before her scheduled nap. Lately, she’s been telling me when she gets tired which I am totally loving. Anyways, let’s get to some things I am loving this Friday!!

1. Our neighborhood Mommy Facebook Group – I don’t go on FB a lot like I do Instagram but the Mommy group I am part of through our neighborhood is so helpful. It’s great to hear things about Preschool Application process, Spring & Summer activities, Restaurants in the area that are great for kids and updates on Playdates. This weekend I am going to spend some time on the page as we are going to look for a babysitter for once a month date nights. We’ve been saying we were going to start date nights last year and it never happened. I don’t really know the last time Bob and I went out by ourselves so now we are going to work on it. I’d like to find a college student that’s up to babysit for a few hours on the weekend and in case if something else pops up.

2. Brittany mentioned this morning about “dates” with her two girls. It’s so funny, Bob and I were just talking about it. We are starting this month where we each get a date with Keely by ourselves. I guess everyday I am home with Keely is a date but now I am going to do lunch out or playdate at an indoor play center. We want to do this now then continue it when little man arrives as well so she gets undivided attention.

3. Chicago Park District Website – so helpful when choosing a spring activity for Keely to do. We are thinking Tiny Tots Gymnastic and possible Mighty Munchkins. I’ll be going to gymnastics with her then mighty munchkins is on Sundays so it will be a family affair. We are signing her up this weekend so we will see if we change our minds on the activity.

4. Archer Farm Granola – I have posted about it before and man, why do I do it to myself. SO SO GOOD!!

5. Books – the other while cleaning the dishes, Keely went into her bedroom and started reading all her books. I am rather impressed by her reading skills and love the fact that she likes to read. I heart reading!! <3

Well that’s it for me today…sorry for the lack of pictures…gotta get the day rollin’

Have an awesome Friday & weekend!!

Working Out Wednesday

Working Out Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Peeps! Working out while pregnant can be rather tough sometimes, esp when you have a toddler at home and also work from home. I found this time around that my 1st trimester was extremely hard because I was sick all day for the first 13 weeks. My 2nd trimester was really good and I had so much energy and just wanted to get back to some cardio now in my 3rd trimester (I’ll be 30 weeks on Saturday), all I want to do is jog and lift weights plus a day or two of yoga as well. I truly miss my treadmill but love my spin bike but being pregnant it’s nice to be able to walk. I am looking forward to warmer weather so that I can get out and go for a nice walk everyday. Anyways, here’s what my workout schedule looks like this week…

Monday – 20 minutes of cardio plus legs

Tuesday – 30 minutes of prenatal yoga

Wednesday – 20 minutes of cardio plus chest/tris/shoulders

Thursday – 30 minutes of cardio plus 10 minutes of pilates

Friday – 10 minutes of cardio plus back/bis

Saturday – Stretch & indoor playground with Keely

Sunday – Total Body

I continue to listen to my body and if I wake up one morning just rather sore then I usually change around my schedule and do some stretching. I am looking forward to meeting little man in 10.5 weeks and getting back into jogging and lifting a little heavier too but for now just enjoying feeling little guy move and kick when I am lifting weights, might take after Daddy and be into fitness. Have a great day!! Cheers XOXO