Birthday boy

Birthday Boys and Sicky Boys

I love Mondays cause I love to start my week with a good workout!  I had a Dr. appointment scheduled for 11 so I couldn’t go to my usual 9:30 spin class, instead I got Cole off to school early and made it (a little late) to the 8:30am class.  I didn’t like the teacher as much as I like others I’ve had, but I was still sweaty at the end so it must have worked.

Didn’t have time for a pre-workout and I really should have had one.  I noticed a huge difference in my energy level.

Breakfast: my usual Protein Pancake and green smoothie  5pts

I’ve changed up my smoothie recipe a little… 1/2C water, 2 cups spinach (about…I never measure, just fill up my Magic Bullet blender cup to the top), and a squirt of lime juice (instead of the lemon wedge), blend, then add 1/2 banana and 1C frozen fruit (I get the Festival Blend from Costco and use 1/2C with 1/2C frozen blueberries…makes it a purple smoothie instead of a green one).

After breakfast my parents had a leak in the TV room of their house so I went downstairs to help pat water out of the carpet.  Then I headed to my Dr. appointment.  Everything is looking good, I gained the 2 pounds back that I had lost before Christmas, but I was happy it wasn’t more with all the crap I ate!  My Dr. did hear a little murmur in the heartbeat of the baby and so I have to go get an ultrasound of the baby’s heart.  She acted as if it was a normal thing that can come and go often and didn’t seem worried so I guess I’m not.  I took some prego pics to post since the FLF girls reminded me during our conference call that I haven’t posted any.  Here’s the thing though…I’ve only started showing in the past 2-3 weeks.  Before then I just looked like I was growing wider.  I took a morning and night picture because I think I look much more pregnant at night, but you can’t really tell in this picture because I’m wearing black in the night pic.

Prego Cyndi 28 weeks…12 more to go (hopefully more like 10, fingers crossed)

After my Dr. appointment my mom and I went to Great Harvest to share my favorite veggie sandwich.  And of course I had to have a sample of their delicious cinnaburst bread.  It was warm and I inhaled it!  1/2 sandwich, then 1/3 of mom’s and sample bread- 10pts

Had a very productive day of getting things on my to do list done.  Snacked on some grapes and 1/2 apple before heading down to my sister’s for a birthday dinner for my nephew Will.  She made spaghetti and meatballs and it was so delicious I had to ask for the recipe.  Turns out it’s the easiest recipe in the world.  Add Costco Kirkland brand meatballs and Trader Joe’s tomato sauce (or any other you like) to a crockpot and cook on high for 2-3 hours.  Serve over spaghetti!  5 meatballs = 7pts, I had 3 and it was more than enough.  Talk about super easy, delicious, comfort food!  Would be delicious over spaghetti squash to save you 5pts of pasta.




Dinner: 1C spaghetti (5pts) w/3 meatballs (4pts) and about 1/4C sauce (1pt) sprinkled with parmesan cheese (1pt), salad (1pt), garlic bread (6pts) and fruit  18pts

Birthday cake!!!  Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip roll cake 8pts

Here’s the birthday boy!  Just before opening his presents.  So stinking cute!


Cole woke up hacking and all stuffed up.  Tuesdays are our busy days, he usually has swimming and taekwondo.  But today was a movie and bed day.  He literally watched 4 movies and was able to take a nap.  Hopefully whatever it is will pass soon and will not turn into an ear infection like it usually does.

Breakfast while skyping with daddy: 1.5C Nature’s Path Flaxseed cereal and a banana  6pts

Snack: I bought these at Costco over Christmas and told myself I’ve never buy them again cause they’re so addicting.  BUT…I never listen to myself and bought them last week.  Had about 4 slices 2pts.

Since I wasn’t going to taekwondo meant I wasn’t going to make it for Tuesdays with Heidi and since it’s been so long since we’ve had one, I decided I would make something and make it Tuesdays with just me.  I’ll post the recipe in a separate post.

Lunch: Shared some of Cole’s leftover mac and cheese from this weekend, didn’t measure but about 3/4C 8pts

Took a much needed nap and woke up in time to finish up dinner.  Cole requested chocolate chip cookies and since he was sick and never requests them, I happily obliged.  He wanted to help…and eat the chocolate chips!


Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Veggie Soup, 4 chips (counted out 12, but didn’t like them) with about 1TBSP guac.  10pts

Snack: 2 cookies and a Coke Zero (some people like cookies and milk, I like cookies and coke zero!) while watching Kung Fu Panda 2  10pts


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6 thoughts on “Birthday Boys and Sicky Boys

  1. Lori

    Congrats on your pregnancy! My youngest son was born with a minor heart murmur. The specialist told us that it would most likely correct itself, and after only two appointments, told us we didn’t need to come back. At his last check-up, the doctor couldn’t even hear it anymore. He is a healthy and rambunctious little boy!

    I know you said you aren’t worried, and I believe I read you’re a nurse (I think that’s right??), so you probably know about these things. But just in case, I wanted to try and ease your mind. I know I was initially very scared and upset, even though the doctor told me not to be. God bless you and your growing family. :)

  2. Cyndi Post author

    Thanks Lori! I’m not a nurse…on my way to hopefully becoming one. Thanks for your words of encouragement! My doctor seemed more worried when I told her I was having period like cramps in my back that to me weren’t a big deal at all, just made me feel like I wanted to go take some Motrin. So hopefully all will be well. I’ll keep you updated!

  3. Lori

    Cyndi, I remember having lots of aches and pains in my back during pregnancy. Like you, I guess I thought that was normal. I’ll say a prayer for you, even though I’m sure everything will be fine. Thanks for sharing your journey. :)


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