Babymoon (Part 2)

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This blog post was written super last minute, so it’s kind of all over the place.  I feel as though I wrote the way I usually talk.  HA!  Super fast-paced!  So my apologies for the word overload.

Oh, and in case you missed Part I, click here.


 

I slept sooooooo good in our hotel room that I woke up slightly disoriented as to where in the world I was.  Ha, ha.  I’m so used to waking up during the night and occasionally taking a peak at the baby monitor (even though Brady sleeps through the night).  But it’s as though I mentally knew that my little guy was safe at home with my parents and that I had the night off to just catch up on rest.  I slept… like…a…brick and was completely out.  I haven’t slept that great in awhile!

I slept in.  I took a hot shower.  I even did my makeup without having to sing “It’s Raining; It’s Pouring” at the top of my lungs.  (For some reason, Brady is obsessed with that song right now).  Of course, I missed the little guy so much that I insisted we call and wish him a ‘good morning’.  But still, it felt really, really nice to enjoy a quiet morning with just my hubby.

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For breakfast, we had decided to keep it affordable, simple, and quick; so we walked around the outside of the hotel until we came upon Au Bon Pain.  I’ve actually never been to one, and I have to admit that I was tempted by the large cinnamon rolls.  😉  But in the end, I decided to go with a yogurt parfait and orange juice; because I was craving something fresh.  It was actually really good!!

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After breakfast (and checking out of our hotel), we decided to kill some time before the movie we wanted to see was playing.  We decided to explore Downtown Crossing a bit and check out the stores / restaurants there.  And obviously, I had to get a Starbucks decaf latte!  (That’s one thing about Boston; there’s a Starbucks on every corner pretty much).

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We made a loop back to the movie theater and were advised that the movie we wanted to see was playing at 10:30 PM… not AM.  Oops!!  We walked out of the theater a bit dumbfounded as to what we were going to do now that our plans were upturned, so we decided to shake things up completely.  We hopped into the car and drove to Harvard Square to explore there.  (We definitely should have just taken the T, since parking for a couple of hours cost us $20).

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Harvard is a college town, which means there are plenty of quick-eat cafes, restaurants, and shops.  I love the brick buildings and the energy that comes with having so many college students around.  Nate loved that we hadn’t been there in awhile, so there was reason to pull out a map.  😉  (Seriously, what is it with guys and their love of maps)?

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I’ve eaten at Fire and Ice, which is a fun restaurant at which you fill your bowl with raw veggies, meats, and sauces before handing them to chefs cooking at a very large grill.  And they basically saute all of your food until cooked (right in front of you), and then you’re given rice and wraps to eat with your stir-fry.  It’s a fast-paced, fun meal that feels very modern.  (I actually ate at the Fire and Ice restaurant in Boston with my girlfriends during my Bachelorette party).  🙂

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And another restaurant that I really like is B. Good.  (I’ve only eaten at the one that’s near Downtown Crossing, but I’m sure the one in Harvard is equally as amazing).  It’s a ‘fast food’ restaurant that serves burgers made with fresh, local meat; hand-cut fries; kale salads; etc.  The food is SO fresh and tasty, and I love that I can eat there without feeling gross after.

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Of course, if you’re not looking to be super healthy, then Harvard can hook you up with some legendary cannoli’s.  😉  I LOVE Mike’s Pastry soooooo much!  Their original store in the North End of Boston is my favorite, so I was really excited to find out that there was one in Harvard.  I’m totally kicking myself over the fact that we didn’t stop to buy something…

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In the end, Nate and I decided to try something new (as we were both craving burgers), and we chose Flat Patties.  If definitely felt like a typical, college hang-out spot.  There was barely any seating, and those seats were absolutely full of chatting students.  So after ordering, we had to find a corner space to stand at and eat.

The hamburger rolls tasted really fresh, and the french fries were super good.  But honestly, Nate’s onion rings weren’t that great.  And Nate said that his burger wasn’t as flavorful as he had hoped it would be.  As for me, my burger was super pink in the middle, so I didn’t dare eat it (since I’m preggo).  I would have asked them to cook it longer, but the lines were intense.  So I just ended up eating my fries and 1/4 of my burger.

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In the end, our verdict was that the burgers were pretty affordable for the area and fresh.  So we wouldn’t be apposed to eating there again… but we’d definitely try the other burger places out first.  (And I’d ask to have my burger cooked longer).

There weren’t a ton of shops around Harvard, but definitely enough to give us reason to walk around outside in the beautiful weather and window-shop for awhile.  To name a few, there was a Lush, Mint Julip, Anthropologie, a few gift shops,  a Sweets Cupcake shop, AND a Curious George store.  Brady is obsessed with Curious George, so we obviously had to step inside and explore.  We bought Brady his very own Curious George T-shirt as a souvenir, and he was pretty excited about it when we gave it to him.  🙂

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After walking for awhile, we hopped back into the car and drove to a nearby movie theater to watch Hidden Figures.  It was SUCH a good movie!  I love movies that are based on true stories like that.

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Then we headed home to pick up our tater tot!

The Babymoon definitely went by really fast, but it was SO needed.  And it reminded me that a night away here or there isn’t impossible.  Besides, not being able to do it as much only makes us appreciate it that much more when we do get away.  🙂

Babymoon in Boston (Part I)

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Nate and I don’t get into the city as much as we used to now that we have the little guy, so we both were really excited to spend our Babymoon there.  Although let’s be honest, we would have been just as excited had someone told us that we’d be spending our night away just one town over.  😉  We were both eager to spend quality time together, just the two of us.  (And I was REALLY excited about eating a quiet dinner, sleeping in, and walking at a normal pace.  😉  When you’re a mom, it really is about the little things!).

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Thanks to amazing off-season rates, Nate and I rented a room at the Boston Park Plaza for only $60.  If I were to give a review, I wouldn’t say that it was my favorite hotel ever, mainly because the decor felt more business than romantic.  But the lobby was beautiful, the location was great, and the rooms were quiet, modern, and very clean.  I’m glad we were able to stay there and check another Boston hotel off our to-try-one-day list.

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We didn’t arrive in Boston until late in the afternoon, but there was still plenty of sunlight left.  And oh my gracious, the weather was absolutely perfect!  The temps were in the 60’s, so we didn’t even need our jackets.  After weeks of being stuck in the house due to extreme cold, snowstorms, and ice, the spring-like weather was soooooo incredible!

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Normally we walk down Newbury St to window-shop the high end stores, but – this time – we decided to explore Charles’ St.  It had been years since I walked down that way, and I’d forgotten how quaint it is.  I definitely fell back in love with the brick sidewalks, specialty shops, restaurants, and coffee shops.  (I hadn’t realized that there’s a Sweets Cupcake Shop on the street now too…  That in itself is reason enough to explore that area).  🙂

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After walking a few side streets (and up a never-ending hill that I was sure would send me into early labor), we decided to head back towards the hotel for dinner.  The Park Plaza Hotel is conveniently located beside Maggiano’s Little Italy, so deciding on Italian was an easy choice.  After all the walking we did, we were starving!

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Nate and I both decided that next time, we really need to try an authentic Italian restaurant in the North End.  But we both love Maggiano’s, so we tend to keep going back there.  😉  Dinner was absolutely delicious, as always!

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We ordered dessert to go (cheesecake for me and Tiramisu for Nate) and ate it at the hotel while watching TV.  Dessert in bed…  Pajamas… and a quiet night to relax together.  Oh my goodness, it was absolute perfection!

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(…to be continued).

 

Marriage and Babies

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I’ve always heard that being a parent is a full-time job…  But can we just all pause a moment and agree on the fact that this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface?  I mean, let’s face it, even the most time-consuming of careers allow for sick days or a vacation here or there.  Parenthood, on the other hand, is more like full-time breathing.  Calm and even-paced at times; maybe a bit more ‘I’m-running-a-marathon’ type at others.  😉

But it is 24/7.

That’s probably one of the toughest adjustments for new parents.  For me, every stage has gotten easier, because Brady becomes more independent.  (And his sleeping through the night doesn’t hurt things either).  😉  But during those first few months (and even maybe through the the first year), you’re tired.  Tired ALL the time.  You’re figuring things out.

And you’re needed.  Needed ALL the time.

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You’re giving so much that sometimes you don’t feel as though there’s anything left to give.  It’s really easy to lose focus.  Because all the baby books, and the attention from family, and the never-ending articles are centered around one thing:  your beautiful baby.

It is ridiculously easy to get frustrated with each other when things go wrong.  To find excuses as to why you don’t have time to cuddle, talk, laugh, or be intimate.  To be condescending when the other does things differently than you would do.

But that is when a tough stretch for a marriage takes a turn towards the dangerous.  When you forget that your love came first.  And that your love needs to always come first.

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I firmly believe that a safe, loving home for a child begins when they see just how fiercely their parents love each other.  And respect each other.

Respect is huge.

Brady is only two, and some of these goals that Nate and I hold close have already been tested.  But it is always our main focus.  We make sure Brady sees us hug and kiss.  We never disrespect the other or talk down the other to him (this includes sarcasm).  If Daddy or Mommy says ‘no’, than the significant other backs them up.  And just as important as we view quality time with our little guy, we treasure our quality time together.  Although it doesn’t happen enough, it is a priority for us (whether it’s our monthly date night out or even just putting aside social media and playing a game / snuggling on the couch to watch a movie together).

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I have to say that as Brady gets older, especially over these past few months, I find Nate and I slipping back into some of the comfortable routines we once held.  Or maybe our  new efforts to make time for each other, despite the craziness of parenthood, are starting to feel familiar.  Whatever the reason, it’s an incredible feeling.

With another baby on the way, we fully realize that things are about to jump back into unfamiliar, and exhausting, territory.  But I have to say that – this time around –  I’m not worried about how a baby will affect our marriage.  I’m really not.  I know that things will be tougher for awhile, but I also know that we’ll get through it together.  That we’ll make time for precious moments…

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And that we’ll only grow more and more in love during the entire process.

Of course, we have to make sure that we keep our priorities straight!  🙂  And what better way to keep our focus right than to go on a one-night Babymoon?  (Babymoon post coming next…).  🙂

 

Preggo Journal – Week 28 Recap

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How Far Along – I’m 29 weeks tomorrow.   (You guys, that means there are only 10 weeks left until my C-section.  Gasp!!  This is all flying by SO fast)!!

Baby Name:   Kaitlyn Marie

First and Second Pregnancy, Comparison Pics:  

THEN –  (2014)

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NOW (2017) –

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I’m Craving / Disliking:   Craving rootbeer (that seems to be pretty typical for me when ‘m pregnant), fresh fruit, chocolate, and bread.  Nothing much has changed there…  😉   Still not a fan of meat and some vegetables.

Exercise:  I did a ton of walking with Nate in Boston on our Babymoon, so I’m counting it!!

A Moment I Don’t Want to Forget:  Nate and I enjoyed a Babymoon in Boston.  (Don’t worry, I’ll be blogging about that in the next day or so).  🙂

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Something I Miss:  I do miss cute clothes…  My wardrobe is extremely limited right now, so I wear a lot of repeat outfits.  (Hey, a mom has to do what a mom has to do).  But even more than that, I miss having energy and being able to bend down.  Ha, ha.

Sleep:  Still sleeping well!  🙂

To-Do List Completions:  My parents stayed at our house to watch Brady when Nate and I went on our Babymoon, so we cleaned / organized the upstairs where they would be sleeping.  Now our goal is to keep everything neat and tidy.  (Since I’m scheduled for a repeat C-section, I’ll be out-of-commission for several weeks; so I want to get everything as clean as possible before that).  🙂   I also cleaned / organized the pantry and dropped off several bags of gently-used baby clothes to Salvation Army.

Purchases:  For me – I finally broke down and bought a pair of Sketcher’s, walking shoes.  I’ve been living in flats and boots, and my feet have been killing me because of it.  I feel like a new woman now that I can walk comfortably!  Seriously, why did I wait so long to buy new shoes??

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For the baby – I bought two ADORABLE outfits from Macy’s (because they were on sale for 60 percent off at only $7 each)!  And my parents bought us a new stroller, since our other stroller decided to bite the dust.  I actually don’t have too much left to buy now, which is great!  

Symptoms:  I was just diagnosed with anemia, so many of my symptoms are actually related to that.  (Nausea, shortness of breath, extreme exhaustion, weakness, pale lips, irritability.  Well, okay fine, maybe not the irritability…  But let’s just blame that on the anemia and call it a day, shall we?).   🙂

I need to eat more iron-rich foods in addition to taking an iron supplement, so hopefully that will help.  Honestly, ‘m realizing that the third trimester is going to be a LOT harder this time around.  I felt pretty great last time at this point, but I’m now chasing after an energetic toddler.  So I’ve been cramping, uncomfortable, achy, and experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions…  I’m just really, really tired; and my body is screaming at me to slow down already.  I don’t want to go into labor early, so I’m doing my best to listen when I can.

Final thought:  I feel  like I should start working on a hospital bag (or at least on a list of things I plan to pack in my hospital bag).  So maybe I’ll start that this week!

 

 

Packing!

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I’m writing a list for my mom to help with caring for Brady while Nate and I are away on our Babymoon.  This meme pretty much sums it up…

This is the STORY OF MY LIFE:

As for me?  I haven’t packed yet, and we leave for our mini-Babymoon tomorrow.  (Although by the time you read this, we’ll actually be away already).    I’m hoping that I wake up with more energy than I have right now.  😉  But I am just SO excited to enjoy alone time with my hubby that I’m ready to go, even if all I have with me is my toothbrush.  Ha, ha!

We might be going away for just one night, but it means one and a half glorious days of just US.  Just me and Nate.  Just slow-paced relaxation.

Yeah, maybe I haven’t packed yet.  But I am READY!!  🙂

Bits O’ This and That

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1.   Necessity is the mother of invention…

This is how I managed to take a hot shower this morning.

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2.  Brady has a terrifying habit of hiding his Lovey (whom he refers to as Buddy) in the craziest of places.  (I’m talking inside the trashcan… Down the cat door and into the basement….  In the freezer).   Buddy is a precious, elephant blanky who is necessary for bedtime to go smoothly.  Buddy was recently missing for two days straight, and I was convinced that he was gone forever.  Then he turned up…

Then he went missing again.  But thankfully I found him stuffed into my boot.  Do they sell tracking devises for children’s toys?

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3.  I’m fairly certain that there are little elves running around our house and dirtying our dishes.

There’s no way that two adults and a toddler can fill up a sink that quickly!  I feel as though I was doing dishes all day.

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And by the way, while I was doing the dishes, those little elves definitely filled my laundry baskets with dirty clothes.  Ha!

4. Brady will be sharing a room with his baby sister by the fall (as she’ll be in me and Nate’s room for the first few months).  Any ideas as to how I can turn a boy’s room into a boy’s AND girl’s room?  I definitely need to add some pink accents…

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5.  I can never resist a cute notebook, especially when they come in packs of three!

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6.  Starbucks just knows how to make a pretty drink, which – in turn – makes a delicious beverage that much more amazing.  Their hibiscus tea is one of my favorite drinks right now.

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7.  I am SO exhausted these days, partly thanks to chasing after a toddler and partly thanks to having hit the third trimester of pregnancy.  But I have to say that this little boy makes it ALL worth it.  Nate and I didn’t fully understand love until we met him.

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8.  It’s FRIDAY!!!!!  Any fun plans for the weekend?  🙂

Pinterest Lately -Seeing Green!

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Well, Valentine’s Day is over, so that can only mean one thing…  St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!  So bring on the green everything.  

Actually, to be honest, that’s pretty much the one holiday that I don’t really do anything for (other than creepy, crawly Halloween).  HA!  I guess I’m just not into leprechauns and luck and pots of gold.  At the same time, I do have several Irish friends and I have a bit o’ Irish in me myself.  (Ahem, sorry for the sad attempt at an accent here).   So I do at least try to wear green on the holiday…  You know, to avoid being pinched.

I’ll generally make a green dessert sometime that week (because baking is my favorite thing).

And my hubby does usually request a corned beef and cabbage boiled dinner for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner.  Sadly, that’s the one meal that intimidates me.  I know, I know, you stick a chunk of meat in a pot, toss in some chopped veggies, and let it simmer on the stove (or crockpot) for awhile.

Easy peasy, right?  Wrong!  I have ruined countless boiled dinners.  I don’t get it either.  People all the time tell me that I’m a really good cook, and I’m very comfortable in the kitchen…  But it’s as though corned beef is my kryptonite.  It’s actually quite sad…

Anyway, here are some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day pins on Pinterest as of late!  🙂


 

Oreo Mint Cheesecake

Oh my goodness, I wish I could reach into my computer and take a bite out of this cheesecake RIGHT now!  It looks absolutely delicious and reminds me of a mint pie that my mom used to make when we were kids.  I definitely think I’m going to make this sometime soon!

For all Oreo fans I have this fantastic dessert - Easy No Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake - perfect for special occasions or holidays, like St. Patrick‘s Day ♥:

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Mint Chocolate Brownies 

My hubby is a HUGE fan of mint brownies, and he usually ends up requesting them around St. Patricks Day (just because they’re green and he thinks about them around then.  Ha, ha).

Thick and fudgy brownies layered with sweet mint frosting and easy chocolate ganache. These classic mint chocolate brownies will blow your mind; they're the best!:

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I’m trying this recipe this year!  Although I’ve somehow messed up my boiled dinners every year for the past 8 years, I’m not giving up.  My hubby loves them, so I will make a successful corned beef dinner.  This one seems pretty fail-proof, so I’m giving it a shot!  I’ll let you know how it comes out; because if I can do it, then anyone can!

There's a little Irish in us all on St. Patrick's Day. With this slow cooker recipe, you can tap into those true-blue (or green?) Irish roots with mouth-watering Corned Beef and Cabbage - made slow but easy. | The Cookie Rookie:

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Irish Nacho’s

These look absolutely perfect for a fun night in!  Delicious!

Irish Nachos. I was looking for this recipe last week!:

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Beef and Guinness Casserole With Noodles

This looks like the ultimate in comfort food!

Beef and Guinness Casserole with Noodles - Hearty, delicious and full of flavor, this casserole is pure comfort food! (Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!):

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If you’re going for rustic elegance this St. Patrick’s Day, then I think these centerpieces would be perfect.  They’re inexpensive but fresh and trendy.

irish themed tables | St. Patrick's Day Ideas: Make A Candle Centerpiece With Green Split ...:

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Green and gold go so well together.  I’m definitely a fan of this look!

St. Patricks Day! Even though I'm not Irish :

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Green  Glitter - good for st Patricks day:

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How ADORABLE is this dress?!?  I am seriously in LOVE with this outfit, right down to the boots!

Green Double Cross Dress from The Mint Julep - I like the shape and color of this dress, I'm just not too fond of the rouching under the boobs:

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I am a huge fan of green jackets… and stripes… and Starbucks coffee.  So what’s not to love about this casual and cute outfit??

Striped tee + utility jacket + jeans + booties:

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I think this dress is stunning as well!  (It would be a little too cold to wear it around here on St. Patrick’s Day, but it would be a beautiful choice for a summer dress).  🙂

Kelly Green Sundress - Mckenna Bleu:

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A St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt would be fun for kids!  Or for the hubby…  Or even for me.  Hey, if there’s chocolate at the end, I am SO in!!!

St. Patrick Day's Treasure Hunt would be a fun tradition when the little guys a bit older:

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Marshmallows, green paint, and paper are all you need to create this easy craft for kids.  (Sigh, I sooooo miss seeing green clovers.  Spring, I hope you hurry back to New England)!

Shamrock marshmallow stamping craft & activities for kid's on St. Patrick's Day:

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St. Patrick’s Day…  Do you go big or – like me – do you just wear green and count that as participating?  🙂  

 

 

 

 

My Snowy Valentine

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A week ago, there wasn’t an inch of white stuff on the ground and the temps were nearing 50 degrees.  Flash forward 6 days and two snowstorms, our mailbox is almost buried under the snow and temps are blustery to say the least.  It almost feels as though winter decided to bide its time – skipping over December and January – so that it could focus the entirety of its fury onto February.

That’s New England for ya…  Our winters are as unpredictable as our sports teams.  If you don’t like the weather / score, wait five minutes.  Things’ll change.  😉

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With two snowstorms hitting New England this week, Valentine’s Day actually crept up on me a bit.  I know, I know, I’m usually the queen of planning and happily anticipating fun holidays and activities.  But I’m very pregnant.  And I’m constantly chasing after a toddler who only knows three speeds:  fast, faster, and fastest.  And there’s laundry, and piano lessons, and teaching Kid’s Church, and cooking for my two hungry men.  As of late, the days have been blending together even more than normal.

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So, yes, I basically forgot Valentine’s Day until it was staring me in the face.  I realize this sounds a little sad, but it was honestly the best thing that could have happened.  Because let’s face it, I’m a “go big or go home” kind of girl.  I completely realize that I always bake, decorate, and plan too much.  But I also realize that I live for that.  I love it!  I love making my home look festive and baking so that others feel special.  It’s totally my thing.

But you know what I love even more than that right now?  Sleep…  Having a few free moments to put my feet up…  Fruit cups filled with melon, grapes, and blueberries…  Chocolate.

Yep, I’m officially feeling very pregnant, and it totally trumps my Type-A, planner personality.  Sooooo realizing last minute that Valentine’s Day had arrived was the best possible thing for me this year.  I didn’t decorate.  I didn’t plan.  I just celebrated preggo-mom style.

I had Valentine M&M’s in the cupboard (since I can never resist buying holiday-themed baking supplies the minute they hit the supermarket shelves), which I decided to whip into cookies.  (I used my favorite Hershey’s chocolate chip cookie recipe and just substituted the chocolate chips with a cup of m&m’s.  Both the hubby and toddler approved, and I have to admit that they are quite “dewishus”, as Brady would say).

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Honestly, Tuesdays are usually a little crazy around here, since I have to prep for piano lessons, clean the house, and pack Brady meals for my mom’s house.  But whatever the reason, this one was actually quite smooth-sailing.  Somehow we’d managed to keep the house rather clean during the week, I didn’t have much prep to do, and Brady was in a spectacular mood.  Like spectacular mood!

If every day was like this, the mom life would be easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

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Nate and I didn’t have our typical Valentine’s dinner together, because we decided to hold off for now (since the Babymoon is just around the corner).  Plus he had work… and then church tonight.  BUT we spontaneously danced to a favorite song and had a really sweet moment… And we finished the house-cleaning together while chatting about our night away…  And, I don’t know, we just made the absolute best of a busy day, and it was really special.

For dinner, during the one hour Nate was able to be home tonight, I made these pork chops (which are delicious) and this Strikeout Pasta Salad.  (It’s a homemade version of your typical, Italian-dressing pasta.  The dressing is really simple to make but has a ton of fresh flavor.  Both Nate and Brady LOVE it, as do I).

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Then, when the little guy was finally in bed for the evening and Nate was home from church, Nate and I cuddled on the couch and watched The Middle.  SUCH a great Valentine’s Day… even if I almost forgot it.  🙂

 

Preggo Journal – Week 27 Recap

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How Far Along – This week, I’m doing the recap one day early, but I’ll officially be 28 weeks pregnant on Wednesday.  Awwww, you guys, I’m officially in the third trimester now!  I need to get some things done.  Ha, ha!!

Baby Name:   Kaitlyn Marie

 

Baby Bump Pic –  Hello, BUMP!  🙂

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Favorite Look of the Week:  I’ve kind of been stuck home a lot, between the snowstorms and Brady getting strength back in his leg.  (He is walking SO well since getting the Spica cast off, but he’s not up to walking through deep snow).  So honestly, I’m still living in yoga pants and sweatshirts.  😉  I have been rocking my husband’s Patriot’s jersey though, so I’d definitely say that was my favorite look this week!

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I REALLY need to start taking official, pregnancy pics!!  🙂

I’m Craving / Disliking:   Although I don’t have any food aversions, I do feel that I’ve been quite picky about food this pregnancy.  That being said, my craving for fresh fruit continues.  I’ve also been living for large bowls of Cheerios!  And chocolate!!

Milestones – I went for the glucose test this week, so hopefully I pass!  I also think the nesting stage has officially hit.  I’m praying that I find some energy to go with the need to clean…  😉  Nate has been helping me knock some things off the list, which has been VERY much appreciated.

Sleep:  No complaints!  I’ve been sleeping pretty well.

Something I Miss – I do miss sleeping on my stomach and back. 🙂

Symptoms:  I honestly haven’t been feeling all that great during the day.  I’ve had some really bad back pain, braxton hicks contractions, weakness, and some pretty extreme exhaustion. My body is definitely not liking how busy my days are, but my doctor isn’t concerned about any of the symptoms.  I just have to stay hydrated and try to rest whenever the opportunity arises (or whenever the toddler allows).

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To-Do List Completions:  I finished sorting through Brady’s clothes and made room in the dresser for Kaitlyn’s things.  I received a few baby outfits from friends; and I washed, folded, and put away those clothes too.

Purchases:   I purchased all the  feeding supplies I’ll need (breastfeeding supplies and bottles for when I pump), in addition to new baby towels.

Goals for this Week – My goal for this week – and next week – is to organize and clean a little bit every day in preparation of our special arrival.  Then in March, I’ll probably purchase the rest of the supplies we need (which will include adding some pink to the nursery, since Kaitlyn and Brady will eventually share the room).

I’m Looking Forward To:  The babymoon!!    🙂