TOL #14: PTL, Coffee, Toddler Fun & More!

Hello friends!

I’m dropping by to share some things on my mind.

For those who don’t follow me on Instagram, this mama went into Preterm labor (PTL) on Friday morning. Of course it just HAD to be Friday the 13th.

I went from 0 to 3.5cm dilated within 10 hours.

Once I hit 2cm, I was transferred to another hospital because my hospital only deals with preemies that are 32+ weeks and I was only 31 weeks pregnant. I was in the hospital for over 48 hours and was given a couple of different medications to stop contractions. hospitalfoodThey were able to stop labor, which was fantastic and I was sent home on partial bed rest.

The next day I had an appointment with my high risk doctor and my regular Obstetrician. Both said the babies are doing well and measuring almost 4lbs a piece. With the steroid injection they gave me for their lungs, babies should be okay if I were to deliver early.31 weeksMy OB said it would be a miracle if I made it to 35 weeks, so it’s all a waiting game.

However, I’ve been is so much more pain since Friday which has made things difficult, especially caring for the toddler. SambutterflyI am so thankful to have my family who has helped us during this whole time; between watching our daughter, getting us groceries and just being there if needed.

I’m so glad I picked up a box of Green Mountain pumpkin spice K-cups a couple of weeks ago. Hot coffee is a definite must during the Fall and Winter. 22406051_10103193580920100_6933838994826272983_nI also picked up more of these Late July peanut butter crackers that Sammy loves.22049800_10103182410979750_6086182310672712345_nThey have been great to use as a “snacky” lunch since I don’t have much energy to make something “fancy and hot” every day for us.

FYI… if you send the company an email requesting coupons, they will send you some! #moneysavingmomhack

The library has been one of our favorites as well. library playBeing almost 32 weeks pregnant with twins makes it difficult to chase a toddler around. The library is contained and Sammy loves playing with the doll house. libraryWe purchased one for her as her “present” from her siblings using Toys R’ Us giftcards from her birthday. We ended up getting one by Kidcraft.

I liked that it was similar to the one at the library and is of good quality. Plus all the kiddies will be able to enjoy it at some point.

I’m linking up with Amanda over at Running With Spoons for thinking out LOUD Thursday. Thinking-Out-LoudHope everyone is having a wonderful week and cross your fingers that I AT LEAST make it to 34 weeks. #wishfulthinking ❤

 

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Thinking Out LOUD #22: Christmas Eve.

Happy Christmas Eve folks! 
1048233_10102400078704900_5863583484291539654_oShe can hardly wait. ❤

The holidays are an exciting time, but they can get stressful. Be sure to take time for yourself and unwind. Making sure that you fuel yourself right too. It’s easy to forget about nutrition during these times. Donuts are usually on my mind, so I am glad to find an alternative to my vice. This one is a must try. 😉How could I forget about Samantha’s new sister/ Christmas gift? Meet our adopted child, Leia. Yes we watch Star Wars. #nerds 😀

Hope everyone enjoys the holidays! Nutritiously Sweet will be on break until January 4th! Stay tuned for some fun posts including more workouts, yoga poses, healthy living tips and more. Thanks Amanda for hosting thinking out LOUD Thursdays!

Question: Any special holiday plans?

We are off to my in-laws tonight, then we are hosting Christmas lunch. #foodcoma. 😉

MIMM #23: Berry Fun Weekend!

Happy Marvelous Monday 🙂Breakfast in the sun anyone?Did you enjoy (have) a fabulous weekend?

I went home to NYC this past week to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I had a nice time relaxing with the family, going out to dinner and enjoying fun shenanigans!Like BGR Joint burgers. Or New York pizza, mmm ❤Maybe even getting an early baby shower gift. 808 wipes, we will need for sure.I love going on road trips to get me some Green Mountain Coffee. When I got back to NH, Pat took me to the Londonderry flea market. I found this cute doll for Samantha for only $1.00. It was practically brand-new. I hope everyone enjoy this week and good luck to those at the Boston Marathon today! Thanks Katie for hosting MIMM 🙂

Question: Do you enjoy outdoor workouts?

Sweet potato fries or regular?

Camping in Mt. Monadnock

I went “real” camping (as the manfriend said) for the first time this weekend.Our place of choice? Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire. I went camping before a very long time ago; probably over 10 years ago. The campsite in Monadnock was simply beautiful.There were very few people and it was nice to enjoy the peace and quiet. And enjoy a nice fire. Dinner was made by the manfriend over the fire “tin-foil style;” chicken, peppers, green beans, broccoli and potatoes. It was beyond delicious!It did rain a bit but it made it less scary for me. I had never been in such darkness or quietness. I think a few more times and I’ll get use to it. It was a great way to celebrate the beginning of Fall, my favorite season.

In the morning we walked around and explored a bit.Found a random yellow mushroom along the way. I made a quick breakfast over the fire. I melted a thinkThin brownie crunch with a smidge if water and added some peanut butter and topped it with blueberries after. Yum! After we packed and left the campsite, I was in need a coffee. Alas, Green Monntain Coffee. I mixed Southern Pecan and Vanilla Caramel. So, so good!

I definitely can’t wait to go camping again. Maybe even some hiking in the near future.

Question: Have you ever been camping? How did you celebrate the first “official” day of Fall?

WIAW #107: ILoVermont!

It’s no secret that I LOVE Vermont.

The last time I went to visit the Green Mountain state was in April for my mom’s birthday. This time around, I went with the manfriend to celebrate our one month!You may think that’s a bit crazy. But truth be told, we’ve been really good friends for over a year and met at our former job. Just wasn’t the right time and now everything is just as perfect as it can be and I am happy. For this WIAW, I am going to show you some of our eats from our trip and beyond, enjoy!wiawphotobuttonBefore I get into the eats, I have to share with you the beautiful herbs and tomatoes that the manfriend’s dad gathered from their garden.

Yes, I met the parents and I was nervous. It was the first time I really had met any manfriend’s parents, formally. But he said they loved me, so I think I am in the clear, phew!Back to the goods; I started out my morning with some Green Mountain coffee, obviously.Some sliced up frozen strawberries with organic peanut butter mixed with a bit of vanilla Myofusion for breakfast.Now most of y’all know I’m a snacker; I packed some goodies for our trip. A few thinkThin and Quest bars, trail mix, fruit, Greek yogurt, pretzels and of course some H2-OH!Our first adventure when we got to Burlington was American Flatbread. We had a cheese and herb, buffalo chicken and Vermont maple sausage flatbread. This is my absolute favorite restaurant ever!After dinner, we took a stroll along Lake Champlain.After the lake, we went to bed we were exhausted from a long trip. We woke up the next day to a delicious brunch at Henry’s diner.Also stopped at the Apple Mountain store on Church Street for some local trinkets.Visited the alma matar, University of Vermont.Our last stop? A bit of dessert iced wine from Shelburne Vineyard.Although Burlington was amazing, it’s nice to just sit back and relax at home. Only three more days til the AAAI/ISMA conference!