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4:04:00 PMCourtney Hale

So this past week and a half I have been eating horribly. SO unhealthy... because we were traveling and it was easier and excuse, excuse, excuse. The thing is, I feel awful! (And in a completely different way than my horrid morning sickness is making me feel.) It just shows you that that kind of food is NOT GOOD FOR YOU, especially in large quantities. It makes you feel gross.

But now I am home and I am not going to lie... I have a fridge with some less-than-healthy choices and plan on indulging in holiday delights, however... I will also be eating way LESS than I have been and eating way more healthy in general. Back to reality... but in a good way.

Currently craving: Caesar salad and pineapple

Sophie took an extra long nap this afternoon which has been glorious. We had Little Gym this morning and when we were supposed to be spinning around with our babies (yeah right, I would have totally puked), I had to bow out and told Sophie to "Do a circle!" on her own instead. (This is the command she understands for turning in a circle.)

Then nicest thing happened today. Kyle and I were raised to say "ma'am" and "sir" and "please" and "thank you" and we always agreed our kids would do the same thing. So, we naturally always say "please" and "thank you" and instruct Sophie to. We even practice the sign for "thank you". Well, today, for the first time - with NO prompting- Sophie asked me for help and I helped her and then... she said "tank you!" And I have witnesses!! I was shocked! And I had been just about to say "Thank you" for her and she beat me to it!!! The mom next to me whose child is a month older was like, "How did you get her to do that?!?" I have no idea?! Apparently, repetition works, so use it, parents! What makes it even more astonishing is that I have only heard her use the words thank you, like two times before. I didn't even think she had them down yet. And you know, it may have been a fluke, but who cares? From flukes and happenstances come realizations and purposeful actions!

I officially have a bloated baby stomach. It is puffy and kind of hard and when I eat anything, it looks huge. I will feel more comfortable with a tiny baby bump in another 3 weeks or so.

Today at the grocery store, Sophie got tired of being in the cart and started yelling. Embarrassed, I let her out which could have been a very bad idea, but luckily today she helped me push the cart and walked around with her snack cup saying "Bye bye!" to everyone. Apparently, she couldn't be bothered to say "hi" first, but whatever. I also snagged her a free cookie and a free slice of rosemary potato bread and she preferred the bread... although, she -of course- finished off both. I wonder how much she weighs now? I am pretty sure it is a lot. I'll find out at her 15 month well on Thursday.

Could I be any further out in left field with the directionless-ness of this vlog. No.

Here are some photos for you photo lovers:

At a wedding before our trip,

Posing at Graceland

Eating said junk food.

"Ooo! A plane!"

Wow! A photo where she is posing with me! Rare treasure!

Sporting a Parka at ICE

My first parka too... It was 16 degrees in there!

Sophia dresses better than I do sometimes.




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  1. Hey Court!

    I don't know if you remember me, but we e-mailed back and forwards for 1,5-2 years ago when both were pregnant. And I've been watching your vlogs ever since. :) I've been a passive fan without leaving much comments here. Sorry! So it was time to leave one now at least. ;)

    In September this year I got pregnant again and I actually found your goteamhale channel randomly, right after you posted your couple of first vlogs. I had just found out I was pregnant and I was thrilled to find out that you guys were TCC too.

    I'm 17 weeks pregnant now (due in end of May) and I'm looking forward to follow your pregnancy vlogs once again. So fun!

    Love, Linda from Norway - Europe

  2. Love the pics and update. She is looking older!! Looks liked her hair has grown out a lot. Love her boots!


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