100 Happy Days: Day 9 – Day 17

Read about why I’m doing the 100 Happy Days challenge here.  Sign up to participate yourself or join me – for just a day or the remainder of the challenge – the more the merrier.  Don’t forget to tag your pictures with #100happydays and #lifesabowlhappydays.  Stay connected with Life’s a Bowl on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Below each picture I copied the caption, minus the hashtags #obvi.

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Charlie made me happy a lot last week, this week it looks like the focus has shifted to Baby Szed.  I always get so excited when we have the opportunity to hear her little {but mighty} swooshing heartbeat or see her on an ultrasound!

Day 9

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English muffins make Baby Szed very happy.  Which side to eat first?  Egg + cheese or almond butter {topped with bananas}?

—– double dose of happiness today —–

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Was on my way to bring my husband’s car to get an oil change and saw 2 pups running along the side of the road.  My heart started pounding…  When I pulled over I saw a lady walking a ways back with a leash in her hand…  She shouted “Please help!” and my instincts kicked in.  The pups were incredibly friendly and I didn’t have to chase after them for long, but the lady was so thankful.  I can’t imagine Charlie ever getting loose and hope a random passerby would do the same thing for me.

Day 10

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I’m so happy that {almost} everything is packed and my little family is back together after weeks of traveling.  I’m not so happy that the contractor has made no progress and we’re moving tomorrow…  Lord, give me patience and strength.

Day 11

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Baby Szed and I are supervising the move.  It’s been stressful {I may have had a meltdown}, but we’re making progress.

Day 12

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Happy to be almost done moving everything.  Happy that I married a great man,  Happy that Baby Szed has put up with 2 days of my craziness.  Happy that our new landlord has agreed to fix everything.  Happy that I have a blessed life.  Focusing on the positive.

Day 13

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I’m hoping that my husband will treat me to Starbucks after this glucose test.  Baby Szed is kicking up a storm…  We’re hungry!

Day 14

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He wakes up with me in the middle of the night when Baby Szed can’t get comfy.

Day 15

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In Cape Cod for my cousin’s wedding {a year ago from this past weekend}.  If you asked me that night what I thought life would be like a year from now…  I never would have imagined that I’d be a mom, he’d be a dad. or she’d be a meme in 3 months.

Day 16

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Today marks the first day of the third trimester!  So happy!  Just left our 28 weeks pregnant appointment.  Very thankful that my husband has come to every appointment – love his support.  I’m up 2 lbs from our appointment last month and our doctor said that I’m measuring at exactly 28 weeks.  Passed my glucose test.  Have an ultrasound tomorrow to make sure that lupus isn’t affecting Baby Szed.  Still able to workout 5 – 6 days a week.  Sandwiches, fruit, & {salted} fresh tomatoes are a few current food favorites.  Feeling blessed for an easy pregnancy!

Day 17

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So happy that she’s healthy!  3 lbs 1 oz, 71% for length, and still a contortionist ♥  We’re going back 2 more times over the next month to monitor everything.  Thanks bunches for all of the positive messages!

See past 100 Happy Days Challenge pictures…

Day 1 – Day 8

Question:  What’s made you happy lately?

Question:  What’s the last good thing you’ve done to help someone else?

— Allison

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WIAW: Confessions & Weekend Eats

Confession:  Our cable and internet got hooked up yesterday and I spent the whole afternoon on the couch watching reality TV, surfing the internet, snacking, and avoided unpacking.

Confession:  After receiving a dozen emails, I finally figured out how to renew my domain.  Life’s a Bowl will be around for at least another year.  Huzzah!

Confession:  Last night was our first night staying at our new place.  We spent Saturday, Sunday, and Monday night at my momma’s and I loved it – my old bed is so, so comfy.

Confession:  Despite having a fridge and pantry full of food, we ate out almost every meal this past weekend.  It was easier to stop somewhere between truck loads.

Confession:  We’ve been using paper products {paper plates, paper bowls, paper cups} and plastic silverware since Friday.  Eating and trashing is easier than eating and washing.

Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!

Friday {Packing Day}

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a banana & an English muffin {half with almond butter, half with grape jelly + an egg + cheese}

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the Goat Cheese Medallions from Trader Joe’s are delicious

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boxes & burgers

Saturday {Moving Day}

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grapes, eggs, & toast – the first time using our griddler for something other than chicken or steak{!}

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Panera for me {chicken noodle soup in a bread bowl + a Greek salad} & Five Guys for him

Sunday {Moving/Unpacking Day}

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a {unpictured} That’s it. Apple + Blueberries fruit bar& Starbucks Oatmeal with nuts + dried fruit

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{unpictured} Caesar salad, a buffalo burger, & fresh fruit

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Chocolate Cookie ice cream from a local ice cream shop that opened 3 weeks ago – their ice cream is all-natural, made using milk from grass-fed cows, & 3 waffle cones cost only $7!

Question:  What’s your favorite flavor of REAL ice cream?  Frozen yogurt doesn’t count :P   A good vanilla made using vanilla beans is simple, but it’s so deliciously rich.  If there are mix-ins, I like mint chocolate chip, cookies & cream, and cookie dough.

Question:  What’s your favorite fast food joint?  Panera is my favorite, I’m a sucker for their bread bowls.

— Allison

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100 Happy Days: Day 1 – Day 8

Read about why I’m doing the 100 Happy Days challenge here.  Sign up to participate yourself or join me – for just a day or the remainder of the challenge – the more the merrier.  Don’t forget to tag your pictures with #100happydays and #lifesabowlhappydays.  Stay connected with Life’s a Bowl on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Below each picture I copied the caption, minus the hashtags #obvi.

100 Happy Days Challenge Header Evidently Charlie made me happy a lot last week.  He’s been great company this summer, especially while Ryan has been away for work.  He’s such a charmer and cuddler ;)

Day 1

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I love that he loves laying on my baby belly ♥  Today marks day 1 of the 100 Happy Days challenge…  I thought it would be a fun way to countdown to Baby Szed’s due date.  Day 100 is November 13th.

Day 2

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So much to be happy about today.  Today marks 26 weeks pregnant!

Day 3

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Spent this past week in Philly!  I LOVE{d} having the opportunity to travel with my husband {Charlie too} on a business trip and spend the days touring.  Back to VA to start packing for our move next week!

Day 4

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What a WONDERFUL night!  Had a blast celebrating the newly engaged couple and seeing old friends!

Day 5

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I’m incredibly thankful for everything my husband does for me and our growing family.  He’s the hardest worker that I know, is extremely modest, puts the biggest smile on my face, still makes my heart flutter after 5 years, and is gonna be a great dad…  So much love ♥  And yes, he’s showing off my baby bump!

Day 6

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Be the person your dog thinks you are.  Give lots of kisses, seize the day, always be ready for adventure, stick by the ones you love, and love unconditionally.  Love my first baby, my fur baby

Day 7

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Listening to the pouring rain, culling on the couch, and catching up on the DVR.

Day 8

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Happy to have a rich blue sky today after yesterday’s downpours – it’s a beautiful day in Virginia.

Question:  What’s made you happy lately?

Question:  Do you like listening to the rain?

— Allison

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