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Week 22!!

Holy moley how does time fly by! In the matter of a week I’m getting bigger and our little baby girl is kicking more. I love every time I feel her kick!

22 Weeks of baby bumpin’ IMG_3124

Black Ponte Knit Dress – Gap Maternity, Brown Boots – Ann Taylor Loft (a million years old)

Neverfull GM Damier – Louis Vuitton


Grey Short Sleeved Top – Merona (Target), Grey Striped Long Sleeved Top – Old Navy

1969 Demi Panel Sexy Boot Cut Jeans – Gap Maternity, Boots – Million years old, not sure of brand


Pleated Dot Dress – Gap Maternity, White Tank – Liz Lange Maternity (Target), Grey 3/4 Sleeved Top – Limited

Brown Boots – Jessica Simpson


Pintuck Dot Dress – Gap Maternity, Denim Jacket – Old Navy

Brown Boots – Ann Taylor Loft, Cabana Collection 2012 Damier Azur – Louis Vuitton

Running/Workouts: Prenatal Yoga class this week was a treat because my friend Natalie joined me. 🙂 We work at the same company, but she lives in Alabama. She was up for the week and was able to make our yoga session. She always has me cracking up, I wish she could go every week! In the running department I’ve had great runs and then there are days when my body just feels sore. On those sore days I just back off running, and instead kick up the incline on the treadmill and use 2lb hand weights. It’s perfect because I still get in a workout that works for the day. To help with any uncomfortable days, I’ve been wearing this maternity belt (in black). I wear it over my shirt/shorts so that it doesn’t cause chaffing. It feels like I get extra support, yet I don’t get annoyed wearing it while running. IMG_3127 Here are my latest workouts.

Monday (2/4):

4.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 41:49, 9:51 Pace)

Prenatal Yoga – 1 Hour

Tuesday (2/5):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1-2% incline, 39:15, 9:49 Pace)

Wednesday (2/6):

3 Miles Walk Hills (Treadmill, 4-6% incline, 2lb ea hand weights, 44:58, 15:00 Pace)

Thursday (2/7):

AM – 2.5 Miles Run/Walk (Treadmill, 1-2% incline, 30:42, 12:17 Pace)

PM – 1 Mile Easy (Gym Treadmill, 10:06, 10:06 Pace)

Friday (2/8):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 38:30, 9:38 Pace)

Saturday (2/9):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 47:53, 9:35 Pace)

Sunday (2/10):

6.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 1:00:37, 9:42 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run/Walk: 30 Miles

Strengthening: 1 Time – 1 Hour

Home Projects:

It’s not a nursery update, but Rob updated our guest half bath by repainting it in the same shade as the nursery. The color is Anonymous by Behr.


This coming week will be a lot of fun things: rug for the nursery should be here, Valentine’s Day, and Rob and I start baby classes!


Week 20, 21, and Nursery Progress!

Week 20 was momentous because we got to find out we are having a baby girl! Plus, the best part is she looks healthy and everything looks good!

Here are some week 20 pictures:

5 Months!!


Green Top – Ann Taylor Loft, Black Tank Top – Liz Lange Maternity

Black Skinny Jeans – Heidi Klum Maternity, Black Sophia Wedges – Tory Burch


I didn’t get my picture at home, so I had to try to take a pic at a work event.

Black Rhinestone High-Lo Top – Forever21, Black Pencil Skirt – Liz Lange Maternity

Black Patterned Tights – Limited, Black Open Toe Heels – Jessica Simpson

This top was so fun I had to try to get a picture of the back.



Black High-Low Studded Sleeve Top – Forever21, Black Leather Panel Leggings – Topshop Maternity

Black Sophie Wedges – Tory Burch

And week 21:


Black Pointe Blazer – Topshop Maternity, Black and White Dot Sleeveless Top – Limited

Black Skinny Jeans – Heidi Klum Maternity, Black Sophia Wedges – Tory Burch


Running has been good, when I have time to fit it in. We’ve been busy this last weekend with home projects and getting ready for the Super Bowl.

Monday (1/21):

4.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 41:04, 9:40 Pace)

Tuesday (1/22):

4.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 43:43, 9:43 Pace)

Wednesday (1/23):

6 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 58:26, 9:45 Pace)

Thursday (1/24):


Friday (1/25):

5.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 50:28, 9:37 Pace)

Saturday (1/26):

6.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 59:07, 9:28 Pace)

Sunday (1/27):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 39:20, 9:50 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run: 30.25 Miles

Monday (1/28):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 39:24, 9:51 Pace)

Prenatal Yoga Class – 40 Mins

Tuesday (1/29):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 39:18, 9:50 Pace)

Wednesday (1/30):


Thursday (1/31):

2 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 19:45, 9:53 Pace)

1.5 Miles Walk (Treadmill, 3% incline, 22:07, 14:45 Pace)

Tracy Anderson Prenatal Yoga DVD – 40 Mins

January 2013 Totals:

Run/Walk: 112 Miles

Strengthening: 5 Times

Friday (2/1):

2.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 24:27, 9:47 Pace)

1 Mile Walk (Treadmill, 3% incline, 2lb hand weights, 14:58, 14:58 Pace)

Saturday (2/2):


Sunday (2/3):

3.1 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 30:16, 9:46 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run/Walk: 18.1 Miles

Strengthening – 2 Times, 1 Hour 20 Mins


During the week I made up a recipe that turned out really good.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Washed and separated Boston Bib Lettuce for cups


Heat a skillet to medium, add 1 Tbsp of Peanut Oil (or another oil or spray would work)

Brown ground chicken

After chicken is browned, add water chestnuts and 1-2 Tbsp of reduced sodium soy sauce

After sautéed, add diced green onion (and sliced red pepper if you have it) and 4-5 Tbsp of hoisin sauce

Reduce heat to low and add shredded carrot

Fill lettuce wrap with a scoop of the ground chicken mixture and enjoy!



We have some big nursery progress! First we got our Pottery Barn Princess Chandelier installed and we love it!


Then we also got the Pottery Barn Kendall crib in simply white and the Harper bedding in lavender.


So exciting!!! Up next more nursery furnishings and our first baby classes are right around the corner! 😀