Not the man I married

I have been married for almost 3 years now. I know that isn’t very long but also it really is. I’ve known my husband for more than 10 years now. We dated in high school and then dated again for 3 years before he asked me to marry him.

Things were not always perfect or easy while we were dating but we always made it through them together. We always found a way to love each other through the hard times.

When we got married on that beautiful September day I knew I was marrying the man of my dreams. My one true love. He always knew how to make me laugh, he always kissed me goodnight, he always told me he loved me, he supported me, and most importantly he made me happy. I was welcomed into his family with open arms and he mine. There was no hesitation, no second thoughts, no looking back. God made this man to be my husband and made me to be his wife.

We are now quickly approaching having our second child and as I look back on our (almost) 3 years of marriage I have realized something….this is not the man I married. There are pieces of him that are the same but so much is different.

The man I married has matured, developed, and grown into an even better version of himself. I never imagined this happening but he has found a way to surprise me and has continued to make me love him more and more with each passing day.

He takes care of me in a way that is so far from expected. He doesn’t complain about the day to day tasks he has taken on. He has such a special bond with our little one that I can’t even explain. He has taken his role as husband and father to a level that continues to amaze me daily.

He respects me. He understands me. He puts me first. Although I like to believe I am pretty carefree and relaxed, he puts up with my occasional stubbornness and rigidness. He supports me in everything I do from being a mom, group fitness instructor, addiction counselor, part time worker, wife, health and fitness enthusiast, weekend napper, and so much more. He is right next to me, supporting me, encouraging me, inspiring me.

He still knows how to make me laugh, he still always kisses me goodnight, he still always tells me he loves me, he supports me every day, and most importantly he makes me happy. I love this man so much and although I never thought I could love him more than the day before he finds a way with each passing day to make me love him more and more. I am so proud of him, I am so happy with him, and I am so in love with him.

Thank you for being that husband I couldn’t have even dreamed about….you are so much more!

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Cabin, sunshine, and triathlon!

Well our weekend had a turn of events when Joe decided he wanted to participate in the Shell Lake triathlon! It was a really great weekend! And yes he is crazy! haha!

FRIDAY

Joe worked from home which allowed me to get to the gym in the morning. I was so thankful to get a nice workout in before the weekend ahead.

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Then it was mommy and Liam time. I had to head to the chiropractor so I took Liam with. The plate in my lower back (sciatica plate????) tends to tilt so regular chiropractor visits are a must during pregnancy! Liam was a good little boy in the waiting room but then was totally freaked out by the chiropractor and just cried. It was so sad and I had to calm him down and tell him he was just watching. Then he was fine.

We got home in time for Liam’s lunch and nap time. I had a lot of packing to do for the cabin so I worked on that.

After Liam’s nap we headed north. Joe’s parents and sister’s family were up there for the weekend as well. Liam had so much fun once his cousins arrived and they were able to play outside and run around.

Uncle Joel even helped him ride a bike. He loved it!

Joe’s mom cooked us an amazing dinner to fuel the racers for the next day.

Then it was bed time for Liam and shortly after it was bed time for us.

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We got up bright and early in time to catch a beautiful sunrise on the lake.

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There was all kinds of hustle and bustle in the morning as Joe, his dad, and his sister/Erin prepared for the triathlon. Joe’s mom was going to participate as well but she has been having some trouble breathing with the humidity in the air and it was quite humid. She decided to back out last minute and take Erin’s kids instead.

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The triathlon participants left while we continued to get the kids packed up and ready to go. We walked to the race and got there just before it started.

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First it was the swim. Everyone made good time and came out smiling. It looked insane all those people in the lake at one time but the water was calm which helped a lot.

Then they were off on their bikes. While they were biking the 15 miles we played at the park on the beach. Joe’s cousin Madison took Liam and they played. It took him a minute to warm up to her but then he really liked her!

The bikers started coming in and were taking off on the final task; the run! They all still looked good and ready to take it on.

The kiddos were such troopers as we watched the races. Liam enjoyed a little snack while we waited for everyone to finish the race.

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Joe’s sister finished first and she kicked butt. She got a personal record for herself and was the top finisher for her age group. Then Joe’s dad came in. Kameryn and Luke ran in with him.

Then Joe came! His goal was to finish in under 2 hours. He had only started running about 1.5 weeks ago and had not trained for the bike or swim. He knew he was under trained and just wanted to finish the race.

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Liam wanted to run in with Joe. He was soooo excited to see him coming and he ran with him as much as he could and then caught up to him at the finish line. It was so adorable.

Liam and I both are so proud of Joe for pushing himself and finishing the race. Nothing like just throwing yourself into fitness!

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There were a few other people from New Richmond in the race and also Joe’s cousin Grace’s boyfriend. They all did amazing and should be so proud of themselves! What an accomplishment!

We walked back to the cabin for lunch. Liam was ready for nap pretty shortly after that.

Erin and the kids left before Liam got up from nap. She had plans for the evening so they had to head home early. When Liam woke up it was so hot and sunny. We headed out on the pontoon and did some swimming. Liam loved it!

We decided to go out for dinner.  Then it was back to the cabin for a little bit of play time and then bed time for Liam.

Joe and I were both exhausted after the busy day so we stayed up for a little while after Liam and then went to bed too.

SUNDAY

It was much cooler outside in the morning. Joe and Liam both slept in. I decided to get up and just relax in the morning. Once Liam was up we had to wake Joe up.

Liam was ready to play outside bright and early so we headed outside for a little bit.

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Then we decided to go out for breakfast before heading home. It was at a nice little place in Spooner and it was pretty good! It wasn’t super greasy like most breakfast joints so that was nice.

Then it was to the cabin to pack up and head out before nap time. We made it out and actually made it home (with me entertaining in the backseat) without Liam falling asleep.

He went down for nap and then so did I. Busy weekends are hard! haha! After nap we played for a little while and after very little thought….we decided to go to Sawmill for pizza before July pizza menu ended and a new August menu came. Joe’s sister and family were there for a birthday party that we ended up “crashing.”

Liam has really warmed up to his “Aut-nie Erin.” So sweet!

Once again it was home and then movie and snuggles before bed time. Look little cutie boy snuggle his daddy to avoid mom putting him in bed! Haha!

What a wonderful weekend we had and again so proud of Joe for his weekend accomplishments. 

The Davison Wedding

We had a wonderful time celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Davison. Emily was a beautiful bride and the love they shared shined through effortlessly. I’m so happy to have been able to celebrate with them.

FRIDAY -Rehearsal and Groom’s Dinner

Since Joe was an usher in the wedding we also attended the rehearsal and the groom’s dinner. The rehearsal went well and the dinner was delicious. The decorations were so cute and we are so happy to have been there.

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Joe had a full morning of events with the groom which included fishing, breakfast, getting ready, and pictures.

Then it was time for the ceremony. Everyone looked so nice and the flowers were beautiful and vibrant.

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Joe walked down the aisle with his friend and the other usher, Dustin. They looked so handsome!

The most adorable ring bearer (and our neighbor/Liam’s buddy), Keaton did a great job.

The bride, Emily, was very emotional walking down the aisle. She looked stunning and seeing her in the moment was so beautiful.

The view of the ceremony was gorgeous with the lake in the background and the tall trees!

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The ceremony itself was very personal to the bride and groom. Both the bride and groom got choked up at some point. It was just really a very nice ceremony and as I said before the love shine through effortlessly.

The ushers, Joe and Dustin, dismissed rows. Of course I need another picture—they are showing off their “huge” necks.

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The reception decorations were so pretty too. They really did a great job with the flowers and signs. Everything looked perfect.

The wedding party left on the party bus so I spent the in between time with Joe’s family.

Then it was grand march time and I snapped a few more pictures of Joe and Dustin. They put on quite the performance.

For dessert they had donuts! YUM!

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Their first dance was lovely and so fun to have it outside. These two lovebirds were so cute!

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We stayed for a little of the dance and then decided to make the drive home. We were both exhausted and had a long drive home. Of course we stayed just long enough to dance to “Queen of my Double Wide Trailer” (Joe’s choice for our first dance that got vetoed by me). Haha!

We wish Colin and Emily so much laughter, happiness, joy, and love in their lives together. We are so happy for you two and can’t wait to see what is next! 

 

Fair, wedding, and sleepovers!

We once again had a really great weekend. It was packed with lots of activities and fun!

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I know this isn’t part of the weekend but I wanted to share some of the fun pics we got at our local fair. Although Liam didn’t express that he was enjoying the rides he kept saying “more” when they were over. I think he had fun!

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Liam and I had some morning errands to run. We went to Target to get a bunch of things! It was a successful trip although Liam was over it by the time we left.

Then it was home for play, lunch, and nap time. After nap Liam woke up super sad. He didn’t want anything I suggested. I thought maybe he was sick so I took his temperature and it came back normal. We settled on snuggles on the couch.

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Shortly after Liam woke up, Joe got home and we had to pack super quick to bring Liam for a sleepover at my parents and Joe and I were off to rehearsal dinner for his good friend Colin and his future Mrs; Emily.

Liam seemed fine once we dropped him off at my parent. He was ready to play with the toys and have a good time. We hustled off to Chippewa Falls where the rehearsal was taking place.

After rehearsal was the grooms dinner. It was his favorite meal, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese. It was so good! And look at the adorable decorations!

Of course the desserts too. Some super yummy cookies!

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My mom ended up calling and saying Liam had a fever. She said he was just snuggly and tired. I trusted her to do what was best for him and she agreed to keep me posted on how he is doing. We thought a good nights rest will hopefully help him get better.

After dinner we headed to my friend Breanna’s parent’s house to stay the night rather than making the long trip home. She stayed there with us and her parents were gone for the night. It was so nice of them to let us stay and saved us a lot of time!

SATURDAY

Joe headed off to wedding events early since he is an Usher in the wedding. They started bright and early with fishing and breakfast.

My mom sent me a picture of Liam once he woke up and said he was doing much better. He woke up happy, no fever, and had an appetite again. Thank goodness!

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I tried to sleep in a little. Once we were up, Breanna and I decided to go for a walk around the neighborhood. It was already getting hot so it felt good to get that done before it got too hot.

We then had some breakfast and headed to Caribou for sparkling green tea lemonade and the farmer’s market. We got some yummy sugar snap peas and Breanna got her mom some flowers.

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Then we went off to Target to get a few things for Breanna. After that it was back to the house. I was a little tired so I rested for about 20 minutes and then had to start getting ready to go.

I got picked up by the other Usher’s (Dustin) wife, Kristin and off to the ceremony we went. We got there a little early to try to get a seat in the shade. It was hot and humid and we are both pregnant!

The ceremony and reception were a lot of fun! I will make a separate post with more details on it.

I got a picture of Liam at the fair with his cousin Judah and Uncle Blake on a ride. So thankful they were able to have a good time!

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After the wedding we drove home. Then it was quick shower and go straight to bed. We were both exhausted.

SUNDAY

I got to sleep in a little since Liam was gone but we wanted to go watch my bestie Molly and her family play tennis so I had to get up so we could pick Liam up and try to get there by 8 for their matches.

We stopped and grabbed coffee, then Liam, and were a little late to the matches but we made it!

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Liam loved watching Brogan play tennis. Brogan is Molly’s little sister who Liam sees all the time when he is at daycare. He loves her and kept saying her name. It was sooooo adorable!

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I am so thankful to have friends and daycare family who care so much about my little man. He obviously loves them too!

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After tennis we went home to relax, eat lunch, and take naps. We all took nice long naps.

After nap was over we headed to Joe’s parent’s house for a pool day.

Joe’s parents got a new pizza oven so we made homemade pizzas for dinner. They were super good! Such a fun idea! Joe’s sister also made this super yummy grilled watermelon and peach salad. It was so good!

After swimming it was time to head home and get Liam ready for bed. He was super tired after a long weekend.

We are so thankful for our family and friends! What a great weekend and we owe it all to them! 🙂

A perfect summer weekend!

We had another really great summer weekend. The weather was beautiful and we did so many things!

FRIDAY

I had off Friday and Joe was home by noon so we had a nice day together.

Liam and I started the morning with some snuggles. He is so darn cute!

Then we went for a walk with Marley. It was so nice out already so it felt good to get out and move before it got too hot.

We had to make a quick stop at Walmart to get a new hat for Liam before heading to Grandma and Grandpa’s to swim. My mom was off work and my aunt Sherrie was visiting for the weekend so we were excited to spend the day with them.

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By the time we got to my parents it was time for Liam to have lunch and then go down for nap. We played inside for a little while but he was really tired. He didn’t fuss much going down and it allowed me to have some adult time and outside time. It was great!

Once Liam was awake we headed outside to the pool. Liam loves his Uncle Blake and had fun playing outside with him.

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My brother ended up dropping off my nephew Judah for the evening as well. Judah and Liam had a blast playing outside together.

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Liam and Joe had some fun on the trampoline too. Liam’s balance is incredible!

Then it was time to go home with a very tired Liam! He had so much fun and was exhausted when we got home. Joe and I were also exhausted! Such a fun day!

SATURDAY

I had my Saturday morning sweat circuit. For some reason it was harder than other weeks but felt good to get it done!

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Then our local library was putting on an event called “A Wheelie Fun Event” that had all kinds of motorized vehicles for the kids to check out and climb in and explore. It was FREE too!

Liam had a blast checking out all the vehicles and “driving” them.

My parents, Sherrie, and Judah came too.

Liam was even able to try on a few helmets. He loves helmets!

We headed home for lunch and nap time after. We all took naps. Liam took a 3.5 hour nap which is long for him but he obviously needed the rest. Joe and I also napped.

After nap we headed to my parents for another pool day. My brother, his wife Libby, and Judah were there too. It was more fun swimming, playing, and watch the little guys. My mom got them some little paw patrol balloons so they had fun with those.

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My brother serenaded Liam with some music as well. Liam wasn’t so sure about it haha!

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Then we headed to my grandparents to celebrate my Grandpa’s 80th birthday! We had cake and ice cream and the little ones all played outside.

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Again we had a tired boy to bring home. Another fun day!

SUNDAY

Liam slept in which was amazing! He was so tired from our busy weekend so far. Once he was up he gave Marley and his dad some snuggles.

He found his balloon and was so excited about that.

Then it was puzzle time. He hasn’t shown interest in his puzzles in a while so it was fun to play with those.

Joe and Liam ran to Aldi to get a few groceries while I did a little cleaning around the house. Joe had done some cleaning earlier which was nice. We all had breakfast for lunch and then Liam went down for nap.

After nap we spent time playing with Liam but then Joe had to go to my grandparents to set up a trap for an animal that was in their garage.

Liam and I played for a while. I always wear a headband to work out or if my hair is up and Liam has noticed. He decided he wanted his own headband. How cute!

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Once Joe got home we all headed to Sawmill Pizza to get brick oven pizzas. My mom rode with us there. My dad was there and Sean, Libby, and Judah. They invited a couple from church to join us as well. Joe’s sister and her family and another family friend of theirs were also there.

It seriously is so great to let the kids just run around and burn energy. And the pizza is amazing.

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We got half expectant mother and half spicy jameese and then a full bac-on-the-ranch. We shared with my parents. They were all sooooo good! YUM! EXPECTANT MOTHER: Tomato Sauce, Pickles, Peanut Butter, Pineapple and Pepper Cheese. BAC-ON THE RANCH: Garlic Ranch Dressing, Bacon, Chicken, Zucchini, and Farmer Cheese. SPICY JAMEESE: Tomato Sauce, Strawberry Jam, Sriracha, Cheddar Cheese and Pepper Cheese.

Uncle Sean had some fun with Liam. Liam wasn’t sure he was going to give in that it was fun but then he couldn’t help it.

Liam got some seriously curly hair after getting hot and being in the humidity. So cute! How can I ever cut it?!?

After pizza and play time we went home where we again had a super tired little boy.

We had an amazing weekend with lots of outside time. I hope you enjoyed the weekend and have a great week ahead!

 

Independence Day 2017

We decided to keep our 4th of July pretty mellow this year especially since it landed on a Tuesday. It was a beautiful day so we gave some thought to what we wanted to do.

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2 years ago, 1 year ago, and now

We started our morning off with a family walk. It felt good to get some activity in right away before it got too hot.

Then it was play time outside. Liam loves splashing in his water table and taking water out of it to water the plants. We stayed out for a little while but it ended up getting pretty hot. So we headed inside.

Before we knew it, it was lunch time and then nap time. I decided to power clean the house during nap and I am thankful I did. It needed to get done. Joe decided to take a little snooze too.

After nap we went to my parent’s for some pool time. My brother and his family were there too.  It was nice to get in the water and cool down. Liam is warming up more and more to swimming so that is fun too.

Also Baby 2 was making a serious appearance on the 4th. Holy cow! Look at that belly!

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We had dinner at my parent’s with everyone and Liam ate so much watermelon. He loves it.

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After dinner we played inside for a little while. My dad and Joe went and got us some DQ blizzards for dessert too. So good and hit the spot!

Look at my little teenager! He is so funny!

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Then we headed home to put a very tired little mister to bed and go to bed not too long after.

It was a fun, relaxing, and exhausting day! So thankful to spend time with family.

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July!

A holiday weekend with a birthday celebration!

We had an excellent weekend with wonderful weather!!

FRIDAY

Liam and I started our Friday morning with a nutrition packed smoothie and some reading. Lately he has been wanting to read a lot so he picks out the books and I read them.

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We moved on to coloring after a while. We have still been working on potty training and someone was really proud about the treat he got for going #2 on the potty. Side note: he has been doing so good with potty training. We are very proud! It is definitely a commitment to get him on the potty everywhere we go.

While Liam napped I did some online prenatal yoga. As part of a fitness challenge I am doing the challenge this week was to try something new. I was surprisingly impressed with how I felt afterwards. I may have to continue with that on the days I am home.

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After nap Joe was home. We hung out for the evening. After dinner I had a sweet tooth so we went and got an oreo McFlurry. It was delicious!

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Then it was bed time for Liam and movie time for us. We watched Concussion. Joe had seen it but I hadn’t. It was a good movie!

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Liam was up and ready to read! He curled up with Joe and wanted to read on his own. So cute!

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Then I was off to run the holiday weekend Sweat Circuit at Snap Fitness. I had a great group show up and we got hot and sweaty! So good to get our weekend workout in.

When I got home we all ran our grocery errands. We had to go to several stores to get what we needed so it was a busy morning. Then it was home to have lunch and put Liam down for nap. Joe and I ended up taking a little nap as well.

After my nap I decided to have a festive snack. I love yogurt and berries! So good!

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Once Liam woke up he was ready to play. We spent a little time outside but the mosquitoes are pretty bad at our house so we never last too long out there.

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Joe made BBQ ribs for dinner with sweet corn and mac and cheese (for Liam but of course I couldn’t resist). It was the perfect summer meal.

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After dinner we spent a little more time playing and then Liam requested movie night. He is just like his daddy!

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Liam went down for bed, then we watched some Netflix and then headed to bed.

SUNDAY

Liam decided to sleep in so Joe and I had a relaxing morning. Once Liam woke up we had breakfast and got ready to go pick strawberries with Frauntie Molly.

Molly and I both had never gone to pick berries before so it was a new experience for us. It was actually fun and there were so many berries to be picked.

Liam helped pick at first but then we decided he would be better as the designated “berry into bucket placer.” He did good with this.

Liam even had to taste test a berry and he approved.

Once we got home we had some play time before lunch and nap. I had another festive bowl of yogurt for lunch but this time with some of our fresh berries. YUM!

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We had my dad’s birthday/pool party in the afternoon so we took Liam over there to nap. He took a short nap but that was okay because his cousins (and Grandpa) were there and ready to play.

Liam is still getting used to swimming but he did pretty good! He spent some time in the water so that is progress.

My dad/the birthday boy had some fun at his party. He cracks me up! Always having a good time!

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We had dinner at the party and then ended up heading home at Liam’s bedtime. Joe and I were both exhausted (Liam too) after a long day outside. After Liam went down I took a shower, then Joe did, and we were both ready for bed too.

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! For those who have Monday off….good for you! Enjoy it! And for those (like me) who have to work, make it a great day! 

2nd trimester continued -weeks 20-26

 

Week 20
Halfway! Woooohooo! It is so crazy how fast time is flying this time around. I am feeling large. My belly button is out all the time and visible under clothing. I have a massive appetite still. I’ve been craving sweeter things lately. Trying to kick that!

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My lower back has started to shift a lot. It did the same with Liam. It’s getting loose and will pop in and out of place with no pain.

I am noticing I am uncomfortable sitting in the same position for long periods of time. I shift around a lot.

Joe felt the baby move for the first time. This baby feels really strong and it’s movements are really strong as well. It just happened to be that Joe had his had there and felt it.

Week 21
My belly is still large, and I still have quite the appetite however it seems to be decreasing. My evening meals are becoming more challenging again.

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I’ve noticed my workouts becoming more challenging. My calves start to burn more now with the extra weight and extra demands. It isn’t a bad thing, it’s just more noticeable.

I can’t sit still. I’m uncomfortable in most positions and shift constantly.

My face has started breaking out a little more again. I’ve kept up with washing it and it isn’t terrible but I have noticed it.

Week 22-24
I forgot to keep up to date on this….so this is a combo of the weeks.

My appetite is crazy! I could eat all day long but come dinner time I am no longer starving. I at times have eaten 2 lunches because 1 just wasn’t enough. This baby is HUNGRY!!

Still feeling uncomfortable which won’t go away now that I am getting larger. I did have a doctor appt that confirmed I am the “right size” for how far along I am.

My face has cleared up again. It is off and on but it’s doing well again.

I’ve continued exercising. Some days are harder than others to be motivated but I keep doing it and know it will be/is so great for me and baby.

I had some pretty major lower back pain during this couple weeks. I went to the chiropractor twice and that helped a lot. I also got a nice massage. I love keeping up with at least monthly massages and chiropractor visits.

I had two occasions where I was on my feet a lot during the day and that is very noticeable to me now. By the end of the day I am exhausted and my legs are sore.

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25 weeks with Liam 24 weeks with Baby 2

Week 25
My tummy has been noticeably getting in the way during simply daily motions this week more than any previous weeks.

Sleep has been very interrupted this week. Some nights I will sleep really good and others I will wake up multiple times through out the night. I’ve also had some trouble falling asleep at night.

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I’ve had some pretty serious right shoulder pain this week. I have had this in the past while not pregnant and it has had to do with spine alignment. I am hoping a trip to the chiropractor will help with this.

Exercising has it’s increased challenges and there is a dire need for me to modify at this point in my pregnancy however I am feeling extra motivated to keep moving and keep pushing myself.

This baby is moving a ton, especially when I am sitting still or trying to sleep. It’s moves are very dramatic and strong.

Week 26
Well I am now 2/3 of the way complete with my pregnancy (I consider starting week 27 as the 3rd trimester where others say it’s week 28). It is seriously flying by!

I have been doing good during this week however I got sick again! I got a cold/allergy/respiratory thing going on. It is so hard to be sick while pregnant. Just trying to keep up on my vitamins and rest as much as possible.

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I am less hungry this week but I am contributing that to being sick. Once I feel better I am guessing my hunger will pick back up.

My shoulder pain is gone this week! Thank goodness! My back pain has been decent too so that has been nice.

Sleep hasn’t been a major issue this week besides the effects of illness. However I have been going to bed early and have not had to get up to use the bathroom in the night, which is a nice change. Just my cough that has been waking me up.

I have been taking it very easy on exercise this week with being sick. Can’t wait to pick back up again though. I have however noticed I get really hot really fast. This baby is keeping me warm!

Baby has continued moving a ton and it’s movements are visible from the outside. Joe is in shock when he sees my stomach move. Liam refuses to hold his hand on my belly for more than 2 seconds so he has yet to feel the baby move.

I am so happy to be moving into the 3rd trimester. It seriously is one of those “I can’t believe I am only 27 weeks” and “I can’t believe I am already 27 weeks”! 3 months until my due date as of yesterday (6/28 -due 9/28). YAY!!

A cool cabin weekend

We had a nice relaxing weekend at the cabin. The weather was cooler but still decent and we enjoyed some outside time when we could.

FRIDAY 

We packed our things and headed to the cabin around 3:30 when Joe got home from work. It was just us and Joe’s parents for the weekend so we knew it was going to be quiet.

We spent the evening relaxing and letting Liam run around and explore. He did some relaxing too!

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SATURDAY

We started off with a relaxing morning. Joe and his dad went fishing so Liam, Marley, and I went for a walk. It felt good to get outside and get moving early in the morning.

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When we returned the guys were back from fishing and Liam had to share stories from our walk.

It ended up getting pretty sunny out so we spent some time playing outside before lunch. Liam just loves running around outside.


Then it was nap time for Liam. It was starting to get cloudy and gloomy out so Joe curled up on the couch and I decided to watch Moana on Netflix. It was very cute!

After nap we packed up and headed to Hayward to go to the wilderness walk. We thought Liam would enjoy seeing all the animals.

He thought it was pretty funny that a goat chewed on my sweater and the horse sneezed on me. He is such a storyteller.

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He had a blast looking at the animals but did not want to go too close to them.

He had some fun playing there as well but was cautious to be away from the animals.

Liam got an adorable souvenir from the walk.

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After the park we headed to the Steakhouse and Lodge for dinner. It is always such yummy food.

Then we headed back to the cabin for a little play time before Liam headed to bed. I was pretty exhausted myself and so was Joe. We stayed up and chatted for a while before calling it a night.

SUNDAY

The weather was quite chilly and cloudy in the morning so we decided to head home early. We packed up our things and headed out around 9:15am.

We decided to stop at Rusty’s for breakfast on our way home which was good because Liam was very hungry and ate so good.

We spent a little more time playing once we got home but Liam was really tired. We put him down for nap and he slept for 3.5 hours! Tired boy! I also napped as I was beginning to not feel the greatest. I woke up from nap super stuffy and sneezy. I felt miserable.

We decided to go for a walk since it was sunny out and that was nice. Then we played outside since Liam insisted “outside me!”

After a few hours of feeling terrible I bit the bullet and went to Walmart to get some Benadryl in the hopes that it would help. It did a little but I ended up heading to bed early.

Aside from getting sick it was a really nice weekend. Liam had so much fun and was able to do so much exploring.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoy the week ahead!

A wedding, graduation party, and Father’s Day 2017

We had a really busy but wonderful weekend! So many great things to celebrate!

FRIDAY

I was able to sneak in a  much needed chiropractor appt and massage before getting ready to head to our friend’s wedding.

We dropped Liam off at my parent’s house for a sleepover and then headed to Stillwater with Joe’s parents for the wedding. Me and my forever wedding date were looking pretty good!

It was a short but sweet ceremony. The bride looked beautiful and both the bride and groom were glowing with happiness and love.

There were appetizers and drinks after. They were really good. Then it was dinner time. Joe and I both had really good meals. Super delicious! And after dinner were the desserts…so many options and so good!

Amanda and I took some fun pics during some of the in between time.

Then it was time to open up the dance floor. Brandon and Dana’s first dance was so touching and beautiful to watch. You could really see they love they share.

We stayed for a little bit of the dance but then we decided to head home. I was so tired and my legs were sore. I lounged on a couch at the venue for a little while and then we said our goodbyes.

SATURDAY

We both got to sleep in a little bit since Liam was still at my parent’s house. Then it was off to sweat circuit for me. Always love getting my Saturday morning workout in!

After workout we rushed to pick up our little guy. Boy, do we miss him when he is gone! We decided to give Joe one of his father’s day gifts from Liam early. Needless to say he loved it and had to wear it right away. Liam was pretty proud (thanks daycare for making them!).

Then it was time for lunch and nap time. After nap we headed to a graduation party for Ryan. After Liam warmed up he had a fun time playing and running around.

We called my mom after the party because it was hot and sunny to see if could come swim. Liam was content just throwing toys in at first.

Once Joe got in the water Liam decided it was okay to join. He did really good!

Then there was some post swimming lounging to be done. Liam loves copying what his dad does.

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Then it was time to head home for dinner, bath, “movie night,” and bedtime. Joe and I had a netflix and popcorn date after Liam was down and then headed to bed ourselves.

SUNDAY

I woke up to quite the view in the morning 🙂

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After waking up Sunday morning we gave Joe his Father’s Day gift and relaxed. We then met my parents out for breakfast.

Breakfast almost always means family nap….so of course we all took an afternoon nap.

We had a Father’s day celebration to attend at 3:30 at my aunt and uncle’s cabin. We met all our family out there and the kiddos had so much fun. Liam was running around and playing the whole time.

After that, we headed out to Joe’s friend Ben’s farm to see the cows and goats. Liam really enjoyed it from a distance.

We went home and put a very tired little boy to bed and then watched a little netflix before calling it a night.

Bonus: Liam didn’t have a single potty accident all day! Woooohooo!

We had such a wonderful weekend. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the weather and relax! Happy Monday!