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Fun Facts Friday {8/16}

by Courtney on August 16, 2013

1. The amount of peanut butter I have been eating lately is insane. Four out of the past five days have included a classic PB&J sandwich for lunch, and occasionally I also wind up having it for breakfast too with banana. Can’t. Get. Enough.

2. I started filling out Lucas’s baby book this week while I should have been napping, which was really fun!


No, that is not Lucas on the cover yet. I actually need to print some of these hundreds of pictures I’ve been taking.


I figured I should probably start filling out some of it now while things are still fresh in my memory!

3. I wound up watching Live with Kelly & Michael a few times this week in the mornings and Maria Menounos has been on guest hosting for Kelly. All I can say is, I want her hair. In a bad way.

4. Speaking of hair, I’m FINALLY getting a haircut today. It ended up growing wayyyy long and it’s about time to get a good trim…especially since Lucas likes grabbing on to it while he’s feeding. So that means we’ll be heading over to my mom’s later today, and after my haircut? I’m leaving Lucas with grandma for an hour or two and going to treat myself to a pedicure. I am SO excited (and hoping it goes as smoothly as I plan).

5. Meals have been so hit or miss these days. Sometimes, I get time to make a things like a salad…other times, I’m grabbing trail mix and quick snack plates like yesterday.


It may have taken me almost an hour and a half to finish it, but I got ‘er done. Winking smile

6. One of my favorite things to see Lucas do right now is stretch after he first wakes up and I un-swaddle him. He makes the funniest face (similar to this one), kicks his legs out as far as they’ll go, and stretches his arms way above his head. Makes me smile every single time.

7. Another favorite thing about Lucas? When he falls asleep on me, whether it’s in my lap after a feeding…


Or just on my chest while cuddling.

I put off my dinner by about 45 minutes that night just because I didn’t want to move him. That alone is true love…I don’t neglect food for just anyone. Winking smile

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9. So, I’ve become hooked on the new show Mistresses on ABC. At first, Jay was like “why do you watch that garbage?” But now, guess who watches it with me and asks questions about what’s going on…

10. This weekend is supposed to be GORGEOUS and I am soooo excited about it. Hopefully with Jay home, we’ll get a few more chances to get outside more. It’s crazy how quickly the days go by lately…I’ll say “yes, we’ll go for a walk a little later!” and then before I know it, it’s dinner time and we never made it out. An extra set of hands should help that one. Smile

Happy FRIDAY everyone! Make it a great one!!

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1 Heathers Looking Glass August 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

My husband makes fun of aaalll the shows I watch (bachelor and sister wives for the win!)
But he ends up walking though and asking questions, too haha. Looks like you are settling in well!
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2 Stephanie @FoodFit4Real August 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

Peanut butter sandwiches, bananas and chocolate milk were my FAVORITE things to eat both during my pregnancy and while nursing. I guess because they were quick, comforting and satisfying. YES – fill out that baby book now. Write down little details and all the little firsts. I quit writing in my son’s when he was 4 months old and now he is already 4 years old! My 7 yr old daughter LOVES to hear stories about when she was a baby, getting out her baby book reminds me of little things like how I could tell she was sleepy, hungry or wanting to play.


3 Caitlyn @ City and the Cubicle August 16, 2013 at 9:13 am

Whoa, your handwriting is so neat! So wonderful you are doing a baby book- I love reading mine.
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4 Kristen @ notsodomesticated August 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

The first couple of weeks of Addie’s life, she slept best on someone’s chest. So we all (meaning me, Brandon, and the family that was visiting us) took turns letting her lay on us for hours. Sadly, that only lasted a couple of weeks. Now it’s very rare for her to fall asleep on me! Enjoy it! ;)
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5 Melissa August 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

The baby book looks so great! I’ve always thought they are such a wonderful idea to document a child’s life!
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6 Kinsey August 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

I’m so impressed at that baby book! I know Lucas will love it when he’s old enough. My mom, like you, did a fantastic job with my baby book and I love flipping through all of the pictures and stories. Congratulations on making it through these first few weeks!


7 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

You can’t really go wrong with too much peanut butter ;) So sweet that Lucas falls asleep on you so easily and comfortably! Definitely true love if you’re sacrificing meals :)
Hope you have an awesome pedicure and everything plays out well!
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8 Ashley @ Life and Fitness August 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

Don’t worry you’re not the only one that watches Mistresses! I am addicted to it! I’ve been a fan of hers since way back. I am betting the baby is Dominick’s or else there would be show haha.
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9 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 16, 2013 at 9:31 am

Filling out Lucas’ book must be so fun! I love that pic of him asleep on your lap. So cute!!!

I’ve been SO obsessed with PB lately too! I can’t get enough of it!!!

Have a great weekend Courtney!
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10 Hope @ With a Side Of Hope August 16, 2013 at 9:34 am

You have such nice handwriting! I love that you are making a baby book for Lucas. I think he will love looking back at it when he is older. I am definitely going to do that when we have a baby. I think it’s special. :)

I totally watch Mistresses too!! I want to know who the father of Savi’s baby is so bad!!
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11 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) August 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

Mistresses, YES. It’s my new guilty pleasure. Especially until Nashville comes back on :)
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12 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples August 16, 2013 at 9:36 am

happy friday! ♥ i’m a big plan of snack plates too :) even tho i just started Jamie Eason’s LiveFit program so it’s been mostly egg whites, chicken and a ton of lifting round these parts lately ;) so far i love it tho! enjoy your pedicure ♥
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13 Emily @ The Good Era August 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

Enjoy your hair cut and pedi! You deserve a little pampering….I’m sure Grandma will love having Lucas :)
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14 Linz @ Itz Linz August 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

LOVE when babies fall asleep on me (uhhh they’re not my own… yet! ha) seriously they’re so precious!!
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15 Melanie @ BeautifullyNutty August 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

You look gorgeous in the photo with Lucas! I love that you are eating plenty of Pb and J’s. The perfect fuel for a hard-working mama!!
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16 Krystan August 16, 2013 at 9:40 am

I feel you on the days flying! Sometimes I feel like we just got going and it’s already 1pm (and we have been up since 7am), then dad is home, dinner is eaten, and all the sudden its the last feeding and bedtime!


17 Megan August 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

Jif to go? Are you kidding me? I need to get some of that!


18 Laura @losingrace August 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

He is so cute! I am so glad you will be able to get some “you time” today. I’m sure your mom will enjoy the time with Lucas as much as you enjoy hair cut and pedi!!!
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19 Rebecca August 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

Aw what an adorable baby book, and such a treasure to have in the future! :)
PB + J = the perfect go-to-meal in my opinion!
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20 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun August 16, 2013 at 9:58 am

My husband loves to make fun of the shows I watch sometimes, but whatever it is what helps me relax and “check out”! Your little man is so so cute :) I love the snuggles!
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21 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

I REALLY need to get going on Hunter’s baby book… Eeek. I’m terrible with stuff like that! :/

Snack plates and PB&J were the name of the game for me in those early months! ;)

Enjoy that pedicure! You deserve it Mama!
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22 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee August 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

No such thing as too much peanut butter!
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23 Jamie @ fitfortherun August 16, 2013 at 10:07 am

You know, when I first saw previews for Mistresses I was like, is this for real? But I watched one episode and I’m hooked. It is definitely garbage, but it’s one of those shows you just can’t stop watching :)
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24 Kelly @ Femme Fitale August 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

So glad you are getting some “me” time. Enjoy that pedi!!! It’s so important and refreshing to just take a little time out whenever you can. Living in Australia, I am pretty much on my own all day/every day with my little guy; it can be really tough sometimes. I’m back in Canada for a few weeks and taking full advantage of the grandparents! hahah
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25 Danica @ It's Progression August 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

I hope our afternoon goes as planned and you get some time to relax – a pedicure will be perfect!
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26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

Those baby books are seriously the sweetest things. I wish they had been more popular when I was born because I would have loved to be able to go back and read all the details surrounding my tiny newborn life. And speaking of newborns… Lucas is -such- a cutie, and you’re looking absolutely gorgeous. Happy Friday, Courtney!
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27 Annette@FitnessPerks August 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

Awwww that is such a sweet baby book! Good idea to start filling it now ;)

Have fun with your pedi & haircut–exciting!!
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28 Courtney August 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

I am obsessed with mistresses it is my new guilty pleasure!!:) it hasn’t been on for the past couple weeks returns on Monday can’t wait:) little Lucas is beyond precious your one lucky lady!:)


29 Lauren August 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

Maria’s hair the second time she was on the show made me EXTREMELY jealous. It did the nice little wave in the front and fell down to perfect curls. Her coloring is SPOT ON, too. I love it. I’m glad you’re becoming addicted to this show as much as I am… I never go a day without it ;)


30 Jolynn @ Lift Pray Love August 16, 2013 at 11:32 am

At least peanut butter has made it back into your life! I’m scared I won’t be able to eat all the things I’m repulsed by right now after the baby.

And could you please fill out our baby book? I l.o.v.e. your handwriting!
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31 andrea August 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

Cute baby book where did you get it?


32 Maria@TheBrooklynFig August 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

I don’t think I can go a day without some type of nut butter so I feel ya there, girl! Never knew that Jif made the to-go PB in natural- now I’m going to be on the hunt for those. So much easier than transferring PB into a tupperware to take to work!
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33 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

Peanut butter is never a bad way to go ;-) And I love that you’re filling out a baby book, he’ll like that when he’s older! I still like flipping through mine every once in a while.
Have a great weekend Courtney!
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34 Nicole August 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Your little family is darling!! I bet your Mom will just love taking care of Lucas for a few hours!

Have a great weekend!


35 Cassie @RedLetterDaye August 16, 2013 at 12:48 pm

What a cutie!

My boyfriend is the same way with my “garbage” Tv shows, and then he always gets sucked into them. Once he was sick, and watched Bethanny Ever After all day. Ha.


36 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine August 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Love all of the baby updates! He is such a little cutie pie. And I am so happy ya’ll look so happy! (:


37 Nala August 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Aww, I think it’s sweet that you are taking time to fill out Lucas’s baby book. I’m sure he will love reading it when he’s older! He is just adorable – especially when he is sleeping =) I hope you have a great time out getting your pedicure and haircut as well some nice time out of the house during the weekend =)


38 Leigha @ Minougirl August 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I have pb&j with banana all the time! I am overly excited for this supposedly nice weekend. It’s been so nasty lately!
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39 Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength August 16, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Dave Jack is a good friend of my husbands. Love him! :)
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40 Angie @ Pint of Goals August 16, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I’m in the same boat with my hair. It’s not been cut since I was 30ish weeks pregnant (my daughter is 8 weeks now), and the ends are so dry. My appointment is tomorrow – I’m particularly excited for the head massage :)
Have a good weekend!


41 Shel@PeachyPalate August 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Hope you enjoyed the pedicure!!! One of my “treats” of choice for sure!!!


42 Lauren @ LaMaLu Boutique August 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

He is SO cute!!


43 Ali August 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Newborns falling asleep on you is the best thing ever. My little boy is 5 mos. and he doesn’t do it as often even now.


44 Stephanie Wilson August 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Hey Courtney! I’m so happy to read your fun facts and see that all is well with you and your son! I had a random question, have you read/tried Baby Wise? I am expecting my first baby in 7 weeks, and wondered how well this method worked for new moms. Hope you have a great weekend!


45 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl August 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Mistresses is awesome! When I first started watching it I thought that it was total garbage…but now…I’m hooked!
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46 Ellie@Fit for the soul August 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Ohhh take advantage of the times that your loved ones watch Lucas! It’s sooo amazing and such a blessing, haha. And I finally found the baby book that {I thought} I lost! So I’ll start filling it in tonight probably too. ;) Have a beautiful and blessed weekend.
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47 Shannon August 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Can I just say that you have really nice handwriting? You really do! Have a great weekend with your family.


48 Amanda August 17, 2013 at 8:51 am

First off your beautiful baby boy is amazing! My little guy turns 1 next weekend so I am really swooning over your pictures. How fast they grow! Second, the peanut butter addiction has reappeared here as well! I am all about a PB Banana or PBJ for breakfast and one for lunch as well. Nothing wrong with a little protein! Third, kudos on the baby book. My first born’s is completely filled out. My son…well yeah no. Happy weekending!
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49 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne August 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

Aw, that picture of you and Lucas is so adorable! At least that plate you put together looks amazing! Have a great weekend and hope you get to enjoy the nice weather :)
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50 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

Love the Lucas photos… so cute!
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51 Becky@TheSavedRunner August 17, 2013 at 1:44 pm

He is so precious! Enjoy time relaxing!


52 Lauryn D August 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Love the baby book! Where did you get it?


53 Courtney August 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thanks! I don’t know, it was a gift haha. Sorry!


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