2.5 miles of walking on the good ol’ treadmill for me on Wednesday and 2 miles on Thursday! A few people have asked me why I am walking on my treadmill instead of outside with Skye… it’s because we have really bad air quality around this time of year here (the inversion is pretty bad) and because my brother that is a doc told me to wait until it is warmer. The treadmill makes it so I can move for a few minutes and be able to jump off if Skye needs to eat!
Let’s catch up on a few things over the last few days! On Wednesday, Andrew and Knox went up to Andrew’s family’s house because some more of his family came to town (we aren’t taking Skye to be around other kids yet so she and I stayed home)!
I found this Quicksilver shirt for Knox and had to get it because it reminds me of something Andrew would wear and love:)
PS I think that Skye looks way more like Andrew than me!
Below was our Wednesday in a nutshell. Netflix needs to stop making me feel weird for watching so many episodes of Friends in a row.
At one point on Wednesday we did decide to go out into the world…
We ventured out to drive-thru the bank and meet my mom for a few minutes to talk with her in a parking lot.
Skye already understands how amazing my mom is and loves to cuddle with her.
I think that people really missed giving me candy during my pregnancy so they are making up for it now. Thanks mom for the treat!
This is Skye’s shocked face. I SLEPT FOR 5 hours and 45 minutes in a row on Wednesday night! I’ve started to pump so Andrew gave Skye a bottle in between two threeish hour stretches of her sleeping. I woke up feeling like a new human and we were both quite shocked about it!
Skye is three weeks old today!!! Also, my mom and I had a deep discussion the other day about how baby shoulders might be the cutest things ever and she is starting to develop little rolls on her arms which makes me happy!
Also, Skye kind of reminds me of when Brooke made this same shocked face a few years ago:
I remembered to take a picture of all three of my meals yesterday! I didn’t take a picture of the snacks but they were boring:) I’m trying to make sure to eat often throughout the day and stay attached to my water bottle (130 ounces yesterday!!) because I really want to build up a great milk supply!
Breakfast- English muffin, bacon (one slice eaten on the way to my desk;) and eggs with cheese, mushrooms, spinach and avocado. Also, ketchup with eggs is an absolute must for me.
For lunch I had noodles, steamed broccoli, ground turkey, marinara and parmesan.
And for dinner we made salad along with sweet potatoes and toast (with honey butter) on the side! I have had some questions about how I cook my sweet potatoes and I just cook them in the microwave. My favorite way to eat them is when I rub them in some coconut oil and then wrap them in aluminum foil and bake them in the oven for about 40 minutes but lately I don’t have the patience to do that ha. Dessert= milk duds.
Knox wanted a picture with his baby sis!
And a Brooke update—> She is having a great time and missing me like crazy (okay, I made that part up;)… I can’t wait to see her in 2.2 days!
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*19 Secrets About Trader Joe’s That’ll Make You Go “Huh”.. Marie sent me this article and if you are a TJ’s fan, you are going to love this!
*Who else feels this way?
*THIS HOODIE. I am obsessed. Andrew bought me the pink one for Christmas, I wore it and then got another one in grey (in all of the pictures above) with a gift card from my mom because I am so obsessed with it. Just know I’ll probably be rotating between the two sweatshirts for the rest of winter:)
*My brother gave us the Google Home Mini for Christmas and I think we have all asked this thing about 400 questions each day so far! It’s crazy how convenient this thing is! Thanks bro!
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Eva!!! “Two weeks ago a 15k race I’d been training for was cancelled because of a lot of snow. Holland isn’t prepared for such weather, I think it was a good decision to keep the runners safe. But still I was disappointed because I couldn’t test my training. Last Saturday there was a 10.5k race in a village about 20km from us. I’ve raced there twice already and I really like the course. So I decided I’d run there to finish my running year. On the day itself I debated if I really wanted to run, but I kind of forced myself to go, because I knew I would regret it if I didn’t go. (That’s the downside of not being registered beforehand). After a short train trip, and a shuttle bus later I bought my bib and waited around for the start. To my surprise I felt really well. It wasn’t cold, but there was a headwind at km 7 along the lake we ran around. After that we crossed a highway where people honked their horns. I thought it was them encouraging me to just keep on going, so I did. I finished in 1.02.09 for the 10.5k distance and finally after almost 5 years of running ran 10k under one hour (59.28), my goal since I started. I pr’ed with more than a minute since September. So happy my training paid off, while I’m still keeping a balance with my family and work. (the picture is from Jeroen Tibbe Fotografie, I’m the one in the purple top). Yesterday, the day after Christmas I went out for a run, I planned on about 7k, and to try a new route. I missed a turn, and it became a 12km run. It went very well, I didn’t feel tired at all, and I was quite amused with myself and my mistake. (did this ever happen to you?) I texted my husband it would take a bit longer so he wouldn’t worry.”
Tracey!!! “I really enjoy running! I have been running on and off again since college as a way to workout and deal with everyday stresses, etc. I am a wife, a mom to 2 girls, a sixth grade teacher, and currently a student as well. I continue to run because it helps me with “all things life.” I also like having a race to train for-it keeps me going, no excuses. I really loved running while pushing my double-wide stroller when my girls were younger. My girls are older now and I have ran some 5k’s and kid races with them. I just love how a run makes me feel strong. My 2017 New Years Resolution was to run a half-marathon every month. I achieved my goal! I began with an indoor half around a track in January and ended with a half that had me eating donuts at aid stations. My May race was cancelled because there weren’t enough participants- so I used Map My Run and a trail near home. I display my medals proudly in my classroom. I plan to work on my speed in 2018.”
Would you rather eat peanut m&ms, peanut butter m&ms, caramel m&ms or another variety?!
Ketchup on eggs—> yes or no? Salsa? Hot sauce? Other?
How do you make your sweet potatoes?
What are your weekend plans?