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All My Children and Doctors (Friday Catch Up 9/8)

Welcome to the Friday Catch Up! What is going on in Suz’s world this week? Oh, and a few giveaways for you fabulous people!

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What a week, you guys!

Friday Catch Up:

1) The biggest moment of the week happened yesterday (Thursday) at our 20 week ultrasound and anatomy scan, where we also found out the sex of our baby! We will go public with that info soon, after we have told all the necessary parties, but I can tell you that everything looked great. Yoshi’s growth is on schedule, right where it should be, and there are no physical or structural abnormalities. Best possible appointment to have, and we couldn’t be happier. 

Blue or Pink, what do you think?

2) Ridley also had a big appointment on Thursday as we switched her over to the vet office near our apartment. Because we sold the car, we can no longer go to her original vets. I was a seriously proud furmommy–she did great during the long long wait in the waiting room (it is a no-appointment clinic, so we had to wait) and then was a superstar for the vet in the exam room. 

Then she had to get 4 shots, which were done in the back room, but judging by the fact that there were no yelps and she was done very quickly, I infer they went easily. #proudmommy

Basically, Thursday was about all my children.

3) I also finally got to go back to therapy on Tuesday after at least a month away (due to an insurance snafu). It was a great appointment–some appointments you walk away having done great work but feeling like sh** about yourself, some you walk away being like, sweet. This was a sweet appointment. Sure, we definitely have things to work on, but I realized how much what I am noticing has to do with the transitional period of our lives and Alex and I growing as a couple and a team and also setting ourselves up for our future roles as parents.

4) Equipment update: You guys, I am OBSESSED with my Y back Handful Bra. For all the ladies that were saying they needed a bit more support, try this bra out. I’ve worn it every day this week (also, it still doesn’t smell!) and it is so easy to get on and off and the girl stay happy and in place! WIN A HANDFUL SET HERE

That said, I’ve yet to have a run this week where my bladder didn’t stop me about 1-2 miles in. Yoshi is taking up residence!

Also, check out below for details on another giveaway!

5) FINALLY Alex and I have a full weekend off together. Well, he has to go in for a lunch thing with fellowship applicants on Saturday, but other than that… we have the whole weekend blissfully to ourselves. Which is lovely, considering that he is on call next weekend and I am working at least one shift a day Monday-the following Friday. Woot. But those swaps next weekend enabled me to go to my OB appointments, so hashtag worth it. 

Not from today, but still cute.

We are already considering bingeing the whole Game of Thrones Season 7. 

I will also be watching the American ladies at the US Open. GIRL POWER

Jaybird Wireless Giveway!

To celebrate the fact that I am halfway through pregnancy and still enjoying running, I am sharing another of my pregnancy running essentials with you–these Jaybird X3 earbuds! Check out my Instagram for entry details and my post for a review of these amazing wireless bluetooth sport earbuds. Contest starts at 6:30 central time and ends Friday Sept 15 at Midnight. US only.

Blue or Pink: What do you think?

What are you up to this weekend?

What do you listen to while running/walking/exercising?

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  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athelte

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, FRIEND! I cannot wait to find out, and I’m so happy everyone is healthy! Have a wonderful weekend with Alex, and let me know when you want to discuss season 7. <3 😀 lol

    September 8, 2017 at 5:22 am
  • Reply MCM Mama Runs

    Go, Yoshi!!! As a mom of two boys, I’m partial to team boy. But really, a healthy baby is what I wish for you and it sounds like things are going well. Enjoy your weekend. (I’m looking forward to mine – so tired!)

    September 8, 2017 at 5:31 am
  • Reply heather @Lunging Through Life

    I”m going blue. Uhm, what an amazing giveaway! Seriously love bluetooth headphones but Aaron has stolen the, ugh.

    September 8, 2017 at 6:04 am
  • Reply Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    Yeah Yoshi, grow baby grow! Excited to hear what you are having, I’m going to guess blue? Awesome giveaway, hope you have a great weekend!

    September 8, 2017 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    I think it’s pink! This weekend, I’m meeting my boyfriends uncle at dinner, running a 5k, and packing up to go house/dog sit for 10 days. It should be a good mix of planned things and relaxing things! If I have a long run, I’ll listen to a Broadway soundtrack so that I get lost in a story instead of focusing on the miles.

    September 8, 2017 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    That picture of you and Ridley…….Priceless!!!!
    She is either trying to keep Yoshi warm, or inside, or protected, or just using your baby bump as a pillow! I can’t wait until YOshi kicks her!! and it will happen….:)

    September 8, 2017 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Jamie@TheMomGene

    100% team pink

    September 8, 2017 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Rae

    So glad to hear that your appointment went well, and can’t wait to hear whether we’ve got a he or a she in there! Also very glad that you and Alex get to have a weekend together. After Ben was gone all summer, we’ve been spending a lot more time together, which has been so lovely and necessary. Enjoy!

    September 8, 2017 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Thrilled to hear that your pregnancy is going so well! Fabulous news

    September 8, 2017 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Sarah Dudek

    Hooray for successful ultrasounds and weekends with husbands. That is the ultrasound that I think most of us hold our breath for and then heave out a huge sigh of relief. So exciting!’

    September 8, 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    Interesting question that—-what are you doing this weekend……?
    We are bracing for Hurricane Irma who is going to bring us terrible winds, much less a lot of water.
    We are not on the coast, so storm surges are not an issue for us. But falling trees are, as you well know, especially big oak trees with a lot of leaves will come down with these winds. When Hurricane Ivan laid a 150 year old oak tree on our house, you were still at home. That was terrifying and up close and personal.
    So we are all prepping for a storm, that I hope will be gentle on Georgia, this time.

    Meanwhile, its gorgeous outside!

    September 8, 2017 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Ahhhh!!! I wish I knew how to read that picture! So happy for you.
    Entered the giveaway! I need those.

    September 8, 2017 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Sarah Rosenblatt

    Yay! I’m so glad you had a good ultrasound, but I had to lol at that photo… who’s Susan? Ha! I’ve always thought of you as Susie or even just Suz, so “Susan” sounds so foreign to me even though of course I know it’s your name…

    September 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Madeline Custer

    Aww! I get some kind of weird satisfaction out of guessing the correct gender of babies, so I am going to say GIRL! My really good running friend LOVES her Jaybirds! So glad you and your hubby get a weekend together–I hope it’s relaxing and gives you plenty of time to connect <3

    September 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Jennifer @ Fit Nana

    Just found out yesterday that my next grand baby, due in December, is a BOY so I’m totally team BOY! I’m so excited for you whether it’s blue or pink! <3

    September 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Jill Ciganek

    I’m happy for a healthy scan for your peanut Suz! I don’t know what sex you’re hoping for but babies are just piles of fun no matter what 🙂
    My excitement for you just continues to build!!!

    September 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I’m guessing blue because you aren’t super suck. I can’t wait to find out!!!

    September 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    I am going to guess boy! Enjoy your weekend off with Alex!

    September 9, 2017 at 4:19 am
  • Reply Christina @

    Ultrasounds are the best :). Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

    September 9, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I can’t wait to find out! Did you ask Ridley what she wants?

    September 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Team pink…I know so many people who had/are having baby girls soon!

    This weekend I made myself a 5K training plan and started a batch of kombucha.

    September 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    I’m totally late to the game, but hooray for successful ultrasounds and team pink! I’m so happy for you! I am sending lots and lots of good thoughts! <3

    September 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply San

    So, so happy that you had a great check-up and that Ridley also did so great at the vet. 🙂

    September 20, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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