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Feeling Convinced

by Courtney on February 8, 2013

Sometimes, my Cody can really, really make me laugh.

Cody

This is just one of the many positions he was getting himself into last night, after I got home from my “never-ending day.” It all actually ended a bit sooner than I had expected though, and just about everything went smoothly…

-I finished all of my errands throughout the day/after work.

-My bridesmaids dress is still not finished, BUT it will be by later this morning. Thank goodness, the panel they had to add to the back of it came out looking amazing; unfortunately, it also caused the top of the dress to be too big, so they need to take it in on the sides now. (Thankfully, they aren’t charging me anymore for the extra that they have to do!) Oy vey. I am very pleased with the way the dress turned out though, so in the end, that’s all that matters. I can’t believe the big day is TOMORROW!

-My 16 week (well, I’m actually 17 weeks today, but you get the idea) prenatal appointment went great! I was actually in and out of the office in about 15 minutes (we were the last appointment of the day and you could tell they were ready to leave). I didn’t feel at all rushed though, and the doctor answered any and all questions that I had, and we even had a few good laughs to boot. We got to hear Baby Tooth’s little heartbeat again, with the doctor saying that everything sounded perfect (she said it was between the high 130s and low 140s). I got my last round of blood work done (we did the genetics testing) and also found out that my weight gain is right on track, so I left the office feeling like quite a happy camper.

I also left the appointment somehow feeling convinced that Baby Tooth is a boy. I have no idea why, and it’s really strange actually because I have so many other things that still make me think girl. But for some reason, I just feel like there’s a little prince in there. But in just a little over three weeks, we’ll know for sure! :)

*****

Once I finished everything I needed to do, it was probably about 7:45pm by the time I got home. I quickly heated up some dinner (the rest of my spaghetti squash with marinara and a sliced chicken sausage like Wednesday), got into my cozies, and flopped on the couch…only to have this guy join me shortly after.

Cody

He was asleep for a while on there (as soon as he sees and gets on a blanket, he’s done for), but then he started getting all cute on me and had me laughing for quite a while.

I mean, look at him playing all shy on me.

Cody

Gosh, I love this little guy. :)

*****

I was in bed before 10pm last night, allowing me to wake up nice and early for a workout this morning. I ended up doing my 10-10-10 Cardio & Strength Circuit which really is becoming a huge favorite of mine. The time goes by wicked fast!

As for food? Well, yesterday’s breakfast looked a lot like today, which was a Chobani (strawberry banana today) mixed with blueberries, bananas, and some cereal. On the side is some half-calf, hot cocoa coffee. YUM.

breakfast

So today? Well, I think today is going to be interesting. We’re expected to get pounded with some snow up here later on (10-16 inches in our area), which could make driving a bit of a pain in the rear end. I am very, very thankful for the fact that all of the wedding festivities we have tonight (Mal & Brian’s rehearsal dinner!) are very close to where we live, so we don’t have too far to drive. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that all goes smoothly between today and tomorrow!

Happy Friday, everyone!! What’s on the agenda this weekend? Anything fun??

 

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1 alyssa - life a la wife February 8, 2013 at 8:54 am

We are expecting a crazy amount of snow too – Why can’t it happen during the week to give us some paid time off!?
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2 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well February 8, 2013 at 8:54 am

Audition Monday! This weekend will consist of some serious monologue practice, song rehearsing, and headshot re-printing. Be safe in the snow!
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3 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

Oooooo good luck!!!!

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4 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life February 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

I have heard a lot of mommas-to-be have that gender intuition before it is confirmed, so who knows, you may be right and it very well could be a little boy! ;)

Be safe with the snow! I saw some areas near Boston could get up to 3 feet.. Yikes!

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5 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections February 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

I honestly think it’ll drive me crazy not knowing the gender of my kids someday. Funny you think it’s a boy now. Can’t wait to find out!

My area is also expected to get a ton of snow. My work is actually not opening today at all! Kinda scares but excited for it. Hope the wedding goes well :)

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6 Sarah @PickyRunner February 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

My parents are getting dumped on with snow (like 2+ feet) and I’m so glad I’m not there for it. I’ve heard people say you can kind of predict the baby’s sex sometimes, so maybe you’re right!
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7 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

I’m glad you survived your crazy day! Stay safe in that snow today!
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8 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

Sorry I never texted you last night! :( By the time I got home and ate, I was WIPED!

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9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2013 at 9:10 am

It’s great to hear that your appointment went well and that everything is right on track :) Interesting about feeling convinced that your baby is a boy. Are you going to find out when you can?

And omigosh I can’t help but comment on Cody’s little pink paws in that second to last picture of him. Puppy (and kitty) paws are seriously one of the sweetest things ever.

Happy Friday, girl! Stay safe in the snow.
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10 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

Absolutely!

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11 kim@hungryhealthygirl February 8, 2013 at 9:11 am

It’s going to be a low-key Friday for me; which I’m just fine with! I’m feeling a boy for you too! ;)
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12 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes February 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

I also had a really strong feeling my baby was going to be a boy… and sure enough he was! Who knows where those feelings come from! What does Jay think? My husband would never say! Have fun and stay safe this weekend!
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13 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:27 am

I don’t know if he quite knows (if he does, he isn’t super vocal about it). I know he’d love a boy, but I do remember him saying he thinks it’s a girl…probably because he’s nervous to have one lol ;)

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14 shelby February 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

my husband is the same way (secretly really wants a boy), which is why we didn’t find out what we are having!!! Now at 29 weeks, its torture and i totally want to know :( i have a feeling its a boy though (and no first borns in his extended family have been girls for 2 generations).
good luck with the wedding! you’re so lucky they could alter your dress so nicely!!!
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15 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty February 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

I’m so excited for you to find out the sex of the baby! Then the shopping can really begin!
Stay safe with all of the snow!
This weekend hubby and I are going out to breakfast with my parents and Grandpa on Saturday and out to lunch with Dana’s parents on Sunday! Besides that, my plan is to RELAX!
Happy Friday!
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16 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

Haha, YES! I cannot wait to finally do some shopping!!
And your weekend sounds so fun! Enjoy :)

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17 Lindsay H February 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

Stay safe in the snow! Loving the Cody pics this morning. Brightened my Friday morning!

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18 Katie @ skinnyminniemoves February 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

I Immediately thought boy when I saw your post saying you were expecting!

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19 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 8, 2013 at 9:29 am

It sounds like you had a terrific Thursday and that you have a great weekend planned!!

Also, I must admit…I am a little bit jealous of the Northeast’s impending snowstorm. I still have not quite given up on a big snow here in the Midwest just yet. But once February passes, Spring time better be in full bloom!
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20 Linz @ Itz Linz February 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

I hope you guys don’t get pounded with snow!! Snow is such an inconvenience!! We don’t have many plans this weekend… hoping to get to bikram on Saturday and Sunday morning and the team I coach has their first soccer game Sunday!
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21 Heather @fitncookies February 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

Ahh I hope the snow doesn’t ruin anything! Hoping you have safe travels and the wedding goes off without a problem!

I can’t wait to find out if you’re having a boy or girl

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22 Ashlee February 8, 2013 at 9:44 am

Stay safe and warm up there! I heard it was going to get bad!
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23 Jessica February 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

My weekend will be cleaning barn, stacking hay and milking cows! My dad, a dairy farmer, fell on the ice last sunday and broke his hip. So my siblings and I have been sharing the farm chores. Tomorrow we have a big work day planned of cutting, splittting and stacking wood, cleaning barn and calf pens, milking cows and getting some hay from the neighbors. Hopefully the weather will be good to us.
Have a good weekend!

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24 Lyric February 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

This weekend looks like its going to be an experimental one. Some new workouts, and perhaps a couple new recipes! I love hot coacoa in coffee, so good.
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25 Beks February 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Dang, Cody’s adorable! He’s got big ol’ rabbit feet in the second picture. So cute!
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26 Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

I love Cody. Those pictures are hilarious. From your posts Cody sounds more like a dog than a cat, I don’t know of many other cat’s who are so friendly. My mom is in town this weekend so i’m really excited to spend time with her!
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27 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom February 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

I cannot wait to find out what you are having!! I am so impatient about stuff like that. When I was pregnant with my son, I had some minor issues so I had lots of sonos and was able to find out at 14 weeks that he was a boy. I loved knowing so early on!!!
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28 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health February 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

Cody must know there is another baby coming so he’s getting in his attention while he can! I wish I could scan you today to find out what it is for you. You should be able to see by now. That’s ok though, only a few more weeks! Glad to hear Baby Tooth is doing good and don’t freak yourself out about the Genetic Testing. The results of those tests can be a little silly because it is based on the “odds”. Have a blast at the wedding and a good weekend! :)
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29 Lauren February 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

Ah, I heard about the crazy snow! Kinda glad I’m in the midwest right now. But stay safe love!

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30 Ruthie Hart (@ruthiehart1) February 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

I am so excited for you to find out!! We find out at our 16 week appt on the 18th!
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31 Lauren February 8, 2013 at 11:01 am

According to wive’s tales, your nose gets “poofy” if you’re having a boy, do you notice any differences in the area?! What things are making you think boy? I’m sure it’s due to wive’s tales ;-)

I’m happy to hear your appointments and check-ups are going well! It’s always good news to hear and I’m sure it makes you feel at ease that – in fact – you’re doing everything just fine! I’m not looking forward to this snow at all… At least I’m recovering from surgery so I don’t have to have any anxiety about driving in it.

Elmo always makes my days better, too. Our animals are truly the best lovers :-)
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32 michelle kim February 8, 2013 at 11:14 am

For this weekend, I’ll just relaxing and maybe do some trail running or hiking with a friend on Sunday. Have a great weekend!

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33 Ashley @ Life and Fitness February 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

Aw so happy for you to find out soon !

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34 Natalie @ Free Range Human February 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

Oh, I hope it’s girl! Stay safe and enjoy celebrating your friends!

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35 Jenny@thewellnessjourney February 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

My weekend is going to consist of paint! lol We have a never ending painting project at the house we’re building.

Safe travels in this crazy weather we’re about to get!!

When I was prego, I had completely weird dreams– alot. All had me having a baby boy. One consisted of him being born and immediately say “Hi mama!” to me. Very weird.

In the end……… I had THE most beautiful 9lb. 1oz. baby GIRL– Mackenzie Abigail. <3

ya just never know. :-)
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36 Katy February 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

We are probably going to be snowed in for most of the weekend! There is a blizzard heading our way so we stocked up on the essentials and now we are ust sitting back and waiting for the 24+ inches we are supposed to get!
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37 Michelle L. February 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

This weekend is def going to be low key with the snow situation ! Stocked up on snacks, beer, and going to watch movies for sure. And make myself do some productive stuff like cleaning and blogging of course :)
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38 brooke @ Running In Heels February 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Cody is too cute!! Have fun at the wedding tomorrow!! And stay warm!
Nothing too special around here this weekend.. just some quality time with the boyfriend and the puppy tonight and dinner at my dad’s house tomorrow.. wild weekend, I know ;)
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39 Stephanie February 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! http://confessionsofafitnesslover.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/very-inspirational-blogger-award/
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40 Shel@PeachyPalate February 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Oh you’re going to find out the sex? Do you reckon you’ll tell us???? eek so excited for you! Any names floating round?
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41 Courtney February 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Yes, I’ll most likely tell but probably not right away. :)
We do have a few ideas for names, but we can’t totally commit to one yet.

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42 Annette@FitnessPerks February 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hope you stay safe & warm!

That’s exciting that you get to know whether it’s a boy or girl so soon!!
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43 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit February 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

So glad the Dr. appt. went well and that little Baby Tooth is healthy and growing. :D Stay safe & warm!
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44 Holly February 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Court, that was G’s heart rate too ….so maybe it’s a little girl?!
There are SO MANY old wives tales it’s hard to keep track- haha! I CANNOT wait to know though!!
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45 Mary February 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

When my sister was pregnant with her girls she craved chocolate, and she doesn’t even like chocolate when she isn’t pregnant. Then when she was pregnant with her boy she craved pepperoni pizza. She also didn’t find out what they were until they were born.

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46 Julia February 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Your cat is adorable! Ours do the same thing, and it makes me want to hug them all the time. Love your blog, by the way! It keeps me motivated to workout, which I sometimes need. Stay safe in all that snow!

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47 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Hope the snow isn’t too horrible and you’re able to get to all the wedding festivities safely!
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48 Chelsie February 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

SNOW! We are supposedly to get up to 2 feet (possibly more)! Good thing I have no plans. Hopefully the snow doesn’t interrupt your big weekend!
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49 Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

We have an all-day birthing/infant care class at the hospital tomorrow. Should be exciting! ;) And I can’t wait to find out what you’re having!! It makes everything so much more real!
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50 Nicole February 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Awww – Cody’s white mark on his tummy looks like a little heart shaped. Perfect for Valentine’s!! (Or, should I say, “Puuurrrfect”? )

;)

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51 Danica @ It's Progression February 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm

I hope the weather is alright for all of the wedding fun this weekend! Stay safe!
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52 Bek @ Crave February 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I’m going away this weekend, so very excited! Good luck with driving and the rehearsal dinner :)
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53 Sara @ fitcupcaker February 8, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Be careful in the snow….that is so funny that your cat does that because my dogs lay like that ALL the time lol!
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54 Brittany @ DulceVie February 9, 2013 at 12:17 am

How exciting! This weekend my girl friends and I are taking one of our friends out for her first time at a Mexican restaurant! She has no idea though!
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55 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 9, 2013 at 12:28 am

Waiting to find out the sex would drive me nuts! Glad you had a good appt and can’t wait until you know for sure whether it’s a prince or princess!
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