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A Great Day

by Courtney on January 7, 2013

Okay, so today is a seriously great day. Who cares that I get winded walking up the stairs (thank goodness I have an appointment scheduled with the asthma specialist tomorrow) and feel like my sinuses are about to explode. Today is a great day.

As I mentioned earlier, we had our 12 week prenatal appointment this morning and it was just incredible. Baby is looking “perfect” as both the doctor and ultrasound tech told us, and our due date has actually moved up two days from what we previously thought. So now, we’re looking at a big July 19th due date! The whole thing was just so surreal.

I’m going to post a few more details from the appointment (and most likely a couple of pics) on the Baby Tooth page later today or tomorrow. I’m going to post it there, rather than on the main page, since I know not everyone is into seeing ultraound pics of other babies and whatnot, which is totally understandable. 

So the appointment actually lasted a lot longer than I expected (about an hour and a half) and by the time I finally made it into work, I had to quickly raid my snack drawer.

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I grabbed a granola bar, which helped hold off the hunger for another hour or so while I caught up on a bunch of emails and stuff that were waiting for me (things here at work are really picking up fast, and I love it!).

A little after 1pm, I broke into the lunch that I packed for myself last night.

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I first had the yogurt bowl (vanilla Chobani, strawberries, blueberries, and the cereal bag) and orange. Man, I really do love oranges, but I hate just how messy they are! AND the fact that they leave your hands all white and weird looking after. You guys know what I’m talking about, right?

Around 3:30, I decided to finish up the rest of lunch, which consisted of a mini sweet potato topped with salsa and plain Chobani.

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I actually just ate this cold, and it was suuuuuper delicious. I’m so glad that I cooked up about 6 of these last night and still have the rest of them for the rest of the week. So simple! (Note to self for the rest of the week though: I need more food than this. The tummy is grumbin’ like crazy right now).

After work today, I have to make a quick pit stop at mom and dad’s house to pick up some food and pants (haha, odd combo, right?). Well last night, my mom invited us over for dinner, but since I was still feeling so crappy, I had to pass. Fortunately, she saved some extra goulash for me, so I’m going to pick that up to have for dinner tonight. She also has a bag of maternity pants that she managed to get from a few of her co-workers, so I’m hoping that some of them will fit! 

How’s everyone else’s Monday going so far?? Hope your week is off to a great start!

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1 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I’m glad that your appointment went well!
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2 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life January 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Hahah food and pants. Great combo! Congrats again and I can’t wait to read your baby tooth updates. It brings me back to that days of my pregnancy, and I can hardly believe that my little man will me 3 next week. Times flies, enjoy it! :)
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3 Jess January 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I have to say, July 19 is a great day to be born- I would know! :) Congrats!

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4 Annette@FitnessPerks January 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

YAY for having the appt & having a healthy-looking baby! Woot!

That sweet potato combo does sound super good. I love salsa & CHO together :)
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5 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Can’t wait to see the scan pics! Are you going to find out the sex or leave it as a surprise? Love having sweet potatoes on hand, great with almond butter and banana on top!!! A little cinnamon too! Did you get the Maranatha yet?!? I’m loving blood oranges at the moment…I’ve taken to slicing off the skin, top and tail then down around the edges and slice up the orange, saves you hands and mess. Perfect for throwing in a cereal yoghurt bowl!
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6 Shari January 7, 2013 at 5:25 pm

What a beautifully special experience! It sounds like you’re cherishing every moment! :)
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7 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

So glad to hear the appointment went well and the baby is looking good! Great news :)
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8 Bri January 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I LOVE cold sweet potatoes! I need to try out this salsa/Chobani combo.

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9 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Yay, I’m so glad that everything went well with the doctor!! :) I always look forward to my appointments. I never get sick of hearing that heart beat! ;)
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10 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life January 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Glad to hear the appointment went well! So exciting. :-)
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11 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Hope you get to feeling better asap! So glad your appointment went well. I’m rooting for July 16th so the baby and I can share a birthday!
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12 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction January 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Yay! Really glad the appointment went well :) Are you going to find out the sex?
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13 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Absolutely! I cannot WAIT to find out!!!

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14 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Yay! So glad to hear the appointment went so well. :) xoxo
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15 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess January 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

July birthdays are the best!! Mine is July 22nd. I love having a summer birthday! Can’t wait to find out the gender, so exciting.
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16 Danica @ It's Progression January 7, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I’m glad to hear your appointment went well! It’ll be fun to read your post about it.
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17 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes January 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

So glad you had a great day and baby tooth is doing perfectly! You deserve it after the past few days!
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18 Ellie@Fit for the Soul January 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Hahaha that’s so funny! I’m always picking up really random stuff at my parents’ house too–pants, bras (they sell lingerie), dumplings…what haven’t I picked up there?! :D Isn’t it so nice to be so loved by our moms esp. during such a crucial time? And omgshhhh isn’t the dr. visit so exciting? I loved it, except for the whole process of the ultrasound which ISN’T on the belly. You know what I’m talking about right? ;)
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19 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Hahahaha…I hear ya, Ellie ;)

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20 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Your optimism is contagious! (Seriously, I can’t spell…) I have some rockin’ endorphins right now from just doing a 2 mile run, which I know is easy for a lot of bloggers, but I’m not exactly a strong runner….hoping for a 5k in February!
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21 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Way to go, Avery! :)

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22 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Mmm, I love goulash! And glad to hear the appointment went well!
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23 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Yay for your dancing baby!!! :)
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24 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Food and pants – clearly going the necessities there :-p
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25 Katie @ Skinny Minnie Moves January 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

A july baby! how wonderful! And yeah I love oranges too but hate how they do that! ugh
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26 Angela January 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love all things baby related… I have no baby and do not plan on being pregnant for a few years, but I think it’s crazy when people don’t like hearing baby news!
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27 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I should remember to cook up more than 1 sweet potato at a time because I LOVE them and sometimes forget to start them before I get hungry…
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28 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm

So glad the appointment went well! Goulash sounds yummy-enjoy!
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29 Lauren January 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

FABULOUS news about the little one growing so well! :) And I’m so happy you had such a wonderful day. xoxo
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30 Jess @ Blonde Ponytail January 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Congrats on a healthy 12 week appt. I know that is a critical one! Isn’t an amazing experience to hear your baby’s heartbeat? i never tire of it. :)
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31 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

It definitely is a great, great sound! So glad to see things are going well for you, too! :)

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32 Meg January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm

So glad the appointment went well sweetie!

I totally need to try those toppings on my next sweet potato!! :)
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33 Brittany @ DulceVie January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I am so happy for you! How exciting!
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34 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

You need to get your hands on some Cuties mandarin oranges. No fuss, no mess, and ALL deliciousness! :)
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35 Katy January 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

So glad everything is going well! So exciting.
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36 Alicia @NeverEverBeenSkinny January 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Congrats on everything is great for the baby! Your lunch looked amazing.
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37 Khushboo January 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Glad the appointment went well! I may have to recreate that sweet potato combo…and thrown in a bit of avocado too :)!
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38 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm

It’s so great to hear that your appointment went well! And I always end up playing it safe and packing more food than I think I’ll need. There’s nothing worse than being stuck at work with a grumbling stomach!
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39 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills January 8, 2013 at 12:24 am

I have honestly never eaten a sweet potato! But I love salsa and adding salsa to one sounds pretty good so I may have to give it a try
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40 Lena @ Lena's Health & Happiness January 8, 2013 at 3:14 am

That’s so exciting! Must be an amazing feeling to see your baby on the ultrasound image. I still can’t quite grasp the concept of having a little person in one’s belly…! Anyway, I’ve had quite a good start to this week and hoping it will continue down the same track! :)
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41 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope January 8, 2013 at 7:12 am

I’m so glad your appointment went well! I can only imagine how amazing it feels to hear the baby’s heartbeat. I cannot wait until my husband and I start having children :)
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42 Donna January 8, 2013 at 7:35 am

My first was due on July 19th! But I actually had her July 2nd. Enjoy this awesome time! I loved being pregnant.

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43 Madison January 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

That is awesome about your appointment!!! Great news all around. :)
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