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Help, again.

I’m going to start making my meals in advance. Can someone tell me what some good meals are that last in the fridge for a few days?

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Anonymous: are you planning to go see 'the beatles: the lost concert' film?

That’s not something I would see in the movie theater, but I will end up watching it later on. Yah know, blockbuster rental type thing. 

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liveloveliftheavy-deactivated20: Aw, congrats Ashley ! I'm kind of late aha but Braydon is beyond adorable, you two really made a little miracle! I hope he's doing good and I hope the best for all three of you! Good luck on getting back in shape dear, you totally got this xoxo

Thank you, sweet girl! Haha, getting in shape is a lot harder on no sleep and with a newborn than I thought. But, it’s slowly and steadily happening. Thanks for your love and support! 

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Tune-in #3 

Braydon went for another check-up and weighed 6 pounds, even. We officially out of the woods for good. In fact, our next appointment isn’t for another month and a half! Thank you, Jesus for your insane faithfulness. 

Yesterday my husband and I packed up all of our things for an overnight at my moms house in the city. She lives on the 18th floor in Buckhead, Atlanta. The view from her living room is breathtaking! We are having a blast and should be leaving soon to get back to our little country ranch house. ; ) Haha! 

I ran yesterday on the treadmill. I was shocked at how fast you can get our of shape. I literally just ran one lap around the track (.25 miles) and found myself gasping for air, red faced, and already tired. So, I did some interval training. Walking, jogging, SPRINTING for one minute… it felt so good to sweat again! I can’t wait to get back up to speed. 

# Braydon sleeping soundly. He is my whole world. 

Braydon sleeping soundly. He is my whole world. 

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Work-out Music!

I need some upbeat work out song suggestions. I’m a runner and I need a new playlists. Started by running today after my first baby was born! I am so excited to get back in shape. Anyways, help guys!!! I like EVERY and ALL music. 

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Tune-in #2 

I weighed myself on my parent’s scale and was 159.0 pounds a few days ago. Then yesterday I weighed myself on my scale and weighed 163.3 pounds. It’s never good to skip around to different scales, I totally learned that the hard way. Anyways, I weighed on my scale again today and went down to 159.0 again, so I lost a little over four pounds. That’s a total of 12 pounds since I had Braydon. Things are going good but I know it will stop soon because I truthfully have not been feeding my body with good things. And, with the exhaustion and a newborn to take care of all by myself there is virtually no time or energy to work-out. Last year I would have looked at myself and said, “Excuses excuses excuses!” But, it’s not! It’s taking all I have to just stay awake through the day. 

I am looking forward to when Braydon is a little bit older. At least enough older to sleep through the night, or fit in a bouncy seat, or take scheduled naps. Those are the perfect scenarios for working out. Right now he is literally too small to sit in a swing or bouncy seat, he collapses into himself. Last doctor’s appointment he weighed 5 pounds 5 ounces. My ‘lil man! 

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Tune-in #1 

My sweet newborn baby Braydon does not like to sleep in the bassinet that is next to my bed. After a changing, and a feeding he cries until I scoop him back up into my arms. I have tried to let him stay there and cry thinking maybe he will just drift to sleep but I have not the heart to let him cry so much. I say all of this to let you know that I am exhausted and have been since his birth just 9 days ago. I’m a walking zombie and at this point I don’t think I’ll ever sleep a peaceful nights’ sleep ever again. 

At Braydon’s doctors appointment he gained 2 ounces and daddy and I were very proud. However, the doctor said that we have until Saturday to get him up to 5 pounds 13 ounces, that’s another 8 more ounces! So, feeding this baby has been my number one priority as of late. He’s my whole world! 

My husband came home from an early morning from school and climbed back in bed for a nap. Around 11 in the morning Braydon had just finished at bottle and was laying in a little newborn chair sleeping, so I hopped in bed to snuggle with him. I feel like with his cRaZzy work and school schedule and this new baby that came 4 weeks before he mentally prepared that our marriage has been on hold. We are doing just fine, only we aren’t as connected as we used to be. So, I loved on him - which let me also tell you has been hard because I’m on that “don’t have sex for 6 weeks” order. It’s been 9 days and that’s hard for a 20 year old man (and his 19 year old wife). I feel bad for saying no, but he sadly understands. 

That’s about the jist of what has happened today. My breasts have been leaking and it’s extremely embarrassing… I think I need to start pumping more? I have an appointment with the lactation counselor tomorrow morning to see about renting an electric pump because the handheld one I have just has not been fun. Anyways, I hope you all have a great day!