Monthly Archives: December 2016

Final Pregnancy Thoughts

well. . . today is the day!

depending on what time you are reading this, we probably have a new baby!

we have to be at the hospital early this morning to get ready for the scheduled c-section and if everything goes according to plan, he’ll be here sometime around 8am!

I’m equal parts excited and nervous. Pretty typical, right?!

I think I am most excited just to meet him. . .

25 weks

And then figure out what his name is!

I’ve been ready to meet him for a while now. . .

Pregnancy was very different this time around.


I think I “popped” sooner with this pregnancy, which just led to feeling uncomfortable, especially with sleeping. It was also super tough to have to give up running so early when I was able to run almost to the end with Luke. Thankfully, I was still able to teach BODYPUMP until the end.

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I also won’t miss being so hungry and needing to eat right. this. second. Like we were on our way to Panera for breakfast last weekend and literally like 5 minutes away, and I had to pull out some pretzels to eat on the way.

I will miss baby kicks. There is nothing else quite like it.


And while it would have been totally fine for him to come early, I am glad that he stayed put until today. We were able to get all the little house projects completed that we were hoping to, have everything ready to go for Christmas and be mentally prepared to have this baby!!

I am SO excited to see Luke become a big brother.


I am NOT ready for the lack of sleep newborn stage. I know Scott and I will survive and it will be fine, but man, I really really like sleep.


I’m already reminding myself that the days are long but the years are short. . . just look at my first baby who is almost 5!


I’ll obviously be soaking in baby snuggles and family time over the next few weeks, but I’ll try to pop in when I can to share some updates.

Make sure to follow me on Instagram for updates and cute baby pics. Smile


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Our house. . . a tour!

Happy Tuesday! I survived my last day of work yesterday and actually I more than survived, my co-workers surprised me with an amazing potluck! . . . it is bittersweet to say goodbye for the next three months, but I am really looking forward to snuggling our new baby!

I realized the other day that I never shared pictures of our current house. . . that we moved into over a year ago now!


And I love the way the house looks and feels at Christmas-time, so before the chaos of a new baby comes and since the house was fairly clean and tidy. . . I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures to share of our current home. Smile

Front windows in the living room. . .


Front door. . .


Our bedroom.  ..


The baby’s room. . .



Luke’s room. . .


Dining room. . .


Mud room. . .


Kitchen. . .




Downstairs. . . Luke has a play area under the stairs.


Family room. . .


Laundry room. . .


Guest bedroom/office. . .


And that’s our home!

Off to tackle my last few things on my to-do list before this baby comes tomorrow!!

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Sunday thoughts. . .

Hey there! Happy Sunday night!

Tomorrow is my last day of work before starting maternity leave. . . wish me luck. Smile

It was super cold, windy and snowy here this weekend, so we didn’t do a whole lot. . .

Luke and I made sugar cookies.


I made a batch of RPSs and Christmas Crack. . . I switched it up and used white chocolate chips and sprinkled pecans.


I liked the white chocolate chips better, although next time I would use about 1/2 bag instead of a whole bag. And heck yes to the pecans.

We played and watched too much HGTV.


Took some final bump pictures. 39 weeks!


Random thoughts for you. . .

I am getting the ingredients to make this on Christmas morning.


I’ve made it before (actually on Christmas last year) and it is SO easy and So good!

Scott loves the Autumn Squash soup from Panera and I have been trying to recreate it at home. . . and this recipe is awesome.

I made some egg cups this past weekend, so easy and so good.

And if someone wants to bring me some of these, that would be amazing. Smile

Salted Caramel Ritz Cracker Cookies

And that’s about it! What were you up to this weekend??


Filed under baking, dessert, pregnancy, Recap, weekend update

Holiday Wish List

Better late than never right? 

Scott has been asking for at least the past month for my Christmas list and I just haven’t been able to think of anything past a happy, healthy baby boy. And while that  is still #1 on my list, lets be real, there are always more things on the list. #amiright 

Anyway, I’ve really enjoyed seeing other people’s Christmas Lists and Holiday Gift Guides, so I thought I’d pop in quick and share a few things I’d love to see under the tree this year. 

This track pullover. It looks so soft and comfy. 

product photo

I’ve heard amazing things about these leggings. And is there any piece of clothing better for living in during maternity leave than a pair of great leggings? 

Main Image - Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings

Snow pants! Luke is at such a fun age right now to play together in the snow. Snow forts and snow ball fights and snow tubing will be so much comfortable if I am not thinking about being wet and cold. 

Glam Glow Face Mask. I’m not a huge product junkie (chap stick for the win), but I do love a good face mask. I’ve been wanting to try Glam Glow for a while, but haven’t pulled the trigger because of the price. . . 

GLAMGLOW - Gift Sexy Treatment Set

I’ve also heard really good things about the Charcoal Face Mark and cleansing bar from Beauty Counter


Gift Card for a Facial. I’ve wanted to get a facial for-ev-er but since laying on my back has been a no go for the past 6+ months, after this baby comes, I’d love to make it happen! 

New couch pillows. because I’m planning on spending quite a bit of time on the couch for the next few months snuggling a new baby, so #necessary 

Green Bay Packers Gear.

Women's Green Bay Packers Nike Heathered Gray Champ Drive Boyfriend Pullover Sweatshirt

Most wanted –> a new sweatshirt and a cute pair of mittens. 

This cute keychain. Pink + glitter. Adorable.

Custom Color & Personalized Gold-dipped Leather Keychain

And I love the swivel hook clasp option. . . because how annoying is it to get keys on and off a standard key ring?! 

What’s on your wish list for Christmas??


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Monday Update–38 weeks!

Hey there, remember me? 

Yup, still pregnant. Smile

38 weeks on Saturday and going strong. 

Repeat C-section scheduled for 12/21, so unless he decides to come early, I’ll for sure have a new baby boy in 9 days! It’s getting real. 

Thankfully, we are ready.

Well as ready as you can be to be sleep deprived. . . Winking smile

Although we still need a name. . . Baby Boy Thompson has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? 

But otherwise, we’ve been keeping busy around here. . . 

Went to see Santa. 



Put up the Christmas tree. 


Children’s Museum with friends.


Our first big snow.


Checking out BOYDPUMP 100. Whoa chest, biceps and shoulders! 


And still teaching pump. My last class before baby is tomorrow! 

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Still going strong at work. And thank goodness for co-workers that make me laugh. 


Getting presents wrapped. Spider man paper picked out special by Luke for the presents he is giving this year.


Enjoying couch snuggle time with my first baby. 


I’ll be back tomorrow (craziness!) with my Christmas Wish List! 

Hope you had a great weekend!! What have you been up to lately??


Filed under Abby, body pump, Luke, pregnancy, Recap, weekend update