Category: Eating for Two!

Eating for Two: Week 37

37 Weeks PregnantHow far along: 37 weeks!!

Total weight gain/loss: Looks like I’m about 151 this week, so 33 pounds gained total.

Maternity clothes? I’m pretty resigned to the fact that I will be wearing the same 5 outfits to work every week until baby is born at this point.

Stretch marks? None as of yet, but I know there is still time.

Sleep: Sleep is still coming pretty well to me. When I wake up in the morning, though, my hands are like balloons. Okay…not quite balloons…but either way…quite puffy and achy.

Miss anything? Regular bowl movements? Is that TMI???? Ohhhhh welllllll!! We’re all friends here, right? I won’t go into too much detail, haha, but I’m not sure if it’s the iron supplement I’ve been taking or if it’s just the fact that I’m super pregnant, but either way, I’m looking forward to the return of regularity.

Movement: This little lady is going to be an athlete of some sort as she is always up to something.

Food cravings:  Chocolate. Milk.

Food aversions: Nope!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. Still “hiccurping” like a champion, though.

Best moment this week: Johnny and I got some maternity photos taken over the weekend and I juuuuust adore them!!! We brought Quincy with us and I’m pretty sure he was the star of the show, but I’m cool with it. I’ll share some with you soon!! I promised nursery photos first, which I will be sharing with you at the end of this post!!

Labor signs: Definitely a few more Braxton Hicks contractions. Nothing unusual otherwise.

Symptoms: My feet and ankles are quite puffy these days. I’m pretty much living in flip flops because I can slip them off at my desk. My hands are getting pretty puffy, too. And my joints – specifically my knuckles, wrists, and knees – are all kind of achy. Particularly right when I wake up in the morning. Oh bah. It’s irritating, but I know I could be much worse off, so I try to be thankful things aren’t worse than they are. 🙂

Belly Button in or out? In, but it’s definitely stretching to maximum capacity. (FYI: Biggest regret ever was getting my belly button pierced. I had it done when I was 16ish I think, and took it out when I was 21ish. The scar almost looks like a second belly button now annnnnnnnnnd I hate it.)

Wedding rings on or off? I’ve been taking them off to sleep lately because my hands are so puffy when I wake up that the rings are a little uncomfortable. After I shower though they fit back on. 🙂

Happy or Moody most of the time: It’s been a good week for me, but I still think it’s safe to say I’m moody lol.

Looking forward to: The long weekend…which also happens to be my BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!! My birthday is on Monday. YAY!!! I’m 26 on the 26th this year AND it’s my last baby-free birthday. I’m looking forward to it being pretty low key this year and just spending the day with the hubs…perhaps with some Thai Food and Carrot Cake…as they are two of my most favorite things.

And now, as promised, some photos of the nursery!!!! I’m still working on getting storage for the cloth diapers on the changing table. And I will be removing the stuffed animals once baby girl arrives. I just don’t have a place for them all yet!!

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Eating for Two: Week 35

Wow, man, I can’t believe it’s been almost 6 weeks since I shared a real bumpdate!!! Time flies the fastest when you’re pregnant, I’m telling you!!

I am in such a weird place lately. I feel like everything I feel lately is always extreme. I’m either suppppper happy, or I want to cry my eyes out. Or I’m perky and full of energy…or I want to curl up in a ball and sleep for a week. It’s definitely a unique feeling, and I’m doing my very best to not let it get the best of me and enjoy the 5 weeks I have left to prepare for my little muffin to show her beautiful face!!!

The nursery is coming along great and I hope to have everything washed and hung up this weekend. I’ll share some pictures when it’s all done!! I already started washing sheets and blankets and bibs and towels and they’re all folded and put away. I have the sheets set up in the crib and it’s too flippin’ cute I can hardly handle it. Sure, they’ll be covered in poop and spit up soon enough, but right now they are soft and pristine and adorbs. 🙂

This weekend I’m going to do what I can to plan out and get started on a few freezer meals, too (I hope!), to just have a few things ready to go for once baby is here. Anyone have some fave’s they’d like to share with me??

Anywho, the hubs is busy watching the draft tonight so I don’t have an “official” chalkboardy bump picture, but I took this one a little while ago for funsies and it will have to suffice. 😀

35 Weeks Pregnant
How far along: 35 weeks!!

Total weight gain/loss:  I’m tipping the scales at 150 lbs these days, so that’s what, 32 pounds gained I think? I’m still very thankful it’s pretty much all in my belly. My lower back is becoming less thankful for that everyday, though.

Maternity clothes? Oh gosh, I’m really at a point now where it’s like…I only have 5 weeks left…and I do not want to buy more maternity clothes. However, it’s starting to get much warmer out, and leggings are starting to become less and less fun to wear. I have a few dresses that are not maternity but I can still wear quite comfortably. I’m just about done trying to squeeze myself into jeans even with my belly band.

Stretch marks? Nada!!

Sleep: It depends on the night. I’m not waking up to pee at all, which is nice, but even when I just sleep in a tank top and underwear I’ll get into bed cold and wake up at 2:00am sweating!! I’ve also found that for me to get a good night of rest I need to sleep on the opposite side I slept on the night before. I know it sounds weird…but it’s working for me.

Miss anything? Lol how about bending down without having to spread my legs like I’m about to hop on a horse. Otherwise, I’m good. 😀

Movement: So much, in fact, I’m curious when she sleeps!! I know I’ve read quite a bit about babies sleep cycles being the opposite of their mother’s but I’m telling you I feel her all day!!! It makes me wonder if maybe she just sleeps when I do.

Food cravings:  Not craving much these days. I’m all up on citrus fruits again lately, I guess. I smelled oranges at the farmers market and decided I needed them.

Food aversions: Nope!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I’m not queasy or sick but I have coined a new term for what I experience the most of lately. They’re called “hiccurps”. I do it a million times a day. It starts off feeling like a hiccup, and ends in a burp. Freakin’ adorable, I know.

Best moment this week: Meh, this week hasn’t really had one of those. It’s not like this week has been AWFUL, just really long and stressful at work. I guess actually I was quite excited this morning when I FINALLY got in touch with the pediatrician’s office after a week of phone tag and got my appointment scheduled lol.

Labor signs: I feel like I mayyyy have had a few Braxton Hicks contractions over the last week, but who knows really. It was just like all of a sudden my belly went from squishy to rock solid and back after a few minutes.

Symptoms: Some lower back pain that I’ve been trying to take care of with yoga and a heating pad. It’s definitely helping. Though sitting at work all day certainly isn’t. *sigh* And I pretty much feel like this…all the time:

EmmoooootinallllBelly Button in or out? In, but it’s definitely stretching to maximum capacity.

Wedding rings on or off? On! Since it’s gotten warmer out, though, I’m definitely noticing that they are more snug than ever before.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Please see above lol.

Looking forward to: The weekend of course. This one should be pretty chill and productive. We’re probably going to see the new Spider-Man, too, which is prettttty exciting. And hopefully getting froyo with Ashely and Jared on Sunday. <3

 

How far along: 35 weeks!!

Total weight gain/loss:  I’m tipping the scales at 150 lbs these days. I’m still very thankful it’s pretty much all in my belly. My lower back is becoming less thankful for that everyday, though. :D

Maternity clothes? Love them!!! Though I was quite excited yesterday when I slipped on my green Gap khakis and they still fit great everywhere but my belly!! This belly band was probably the best investment I’ve made throughout this whole pregnancy!! I’ve got a shopping cart filled with maternity stuff at Old Navy.com, too, that I may or may not buy this weekend. It’s spring, ya’ll, and I need some dresses!!

Stretch marks? Nope!!

Sleep: I actually slept for like 9 hours last night. I’m getting it while I can I suppose.

Miss anything? I’m back to really missing my runny yolks. I love me a plate of eggs benedict. I’m pretty positive at this point in time my post baby diet will consist of smoked salmon eggs benedict, sushi, and melty brie and sangria.

Movement: Oh goodness yes!! All week this little lady has been tumbling and somersaulting like a little nut!

Food cravings:  I really only ever want to eat chocolate and peanut butter and only eat other things for nourishment. I’m actually sooooo sad that I left my bag of chocolate chips in my desk drawer at work today so I can’t have my chocolate chip peanut butter banana oatmeal tomorrow. :( Eggs it is I suppose.

Food aversions: Nope!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Best moment this week: Signing back up to be a Pampered Chef consultant!! I’m so excited about it!! There are so many amazing new products that I can’t wait to have in my personal kitchen and I look forward to helping whoever I can earn free and discounted products for themselves, too!!!

Gender predictionGIRL!

Labor signs: Nada.

Symptoms:  I’ve been pretty emotional this week. Or maybe just for the last 24 hours. Last night, I’m pretty sure I started crying because I was bored. I don’t even know. I just started bawling out of nowhere!!! Oh hormones!

Belly Button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Moody pants McGee over here.

Looking forward to: SO MUCH!!! This weekend will be productive and relaxing, next weekend we get to see Bill and Susan again, the next weekend we’ll be in South Carolina, and the next weekend I get to see my Momma and it’s my baby shower!!! Ahh!!! So much happiness!!!!

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WIAW – The Baby Shower Edition!!

Hello, friends!! I hope you’re all spectacular!! I’m so thrilled it’s Wednesday!! It’s been a very busy few weeks, and in lieu of a traditional day of my What I Ate Wednesday eats (thanks, as always, to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting) I’m finally sharing some photos from my absolutely AMAZING baby shower!!

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I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better shower or two better ladies to put so much time and effort into making everything perfect!! The “theme” was books and brunch, and though I had a say in that, they took the theme and ran with it, and I know that I couldn’t have done it better myself!! Here I am with the two hostesses and two of my best friends/family on the planet, Susan and Melinda!!
The hostesses and I

I made sure Johnny stayed for a few photos before he and all of the gentleman made their way to Troegs Brewery for an afternoon of beer and boy time. Here we are with both of our Mamas and Melinda!
Me, the hubs, the Grandmas-to-be, and the almost Aunt!

The cake was enormous and absolute perfection!! Annnnnd was all of my favorite flavors. Carrot cake on the bottom, lemon cake with raspberry filling in the middle, and red velvet cake on top! (The red velvet was a surprise from my super thoughtful, wonderful baker of choice – Wendi – from Sweet Treats Cake Boutique in Mechanicsburg. She did our wedding cake, and our gender reveal cupcakes, and will probably be making any cake I need in the future, forever. Lol.) There was an adorable quote from Charlotte’s Web on the bottom, which was one of my favorite books AND movies growing up. 😀
The glorious cake!

Here I am with my poppa bear and Emma’s (or “Gracie” as my dad has decided to refer to her) future Pappy!
Me & Granpa-to-Be

The ladies set up a onsie station for guests to make a onsie for Emma. I must say, there were some cute ones!! (And Nicole, if you’re reading this, when I showed Johnny the Yankees onsie you made he was like “I’m going to burn that.” What’d I tell ya!!)
Make Emma a Onsie!

I’m super spoiled and I got to pick out all of the tea!! Some of my favorites that I included are a Decaf Ginger Peach and Decaf Chai, Blackberry Sage, Peachy Green, English Breakfast, and Lady Gray! Melinda and Susan also decorated the shower with adorable, framed prints with quotes from some of my favorite books AND I got to keep them all to decorate the nursery with!!
Tea Station!

I wish I snapped a photo of the yogurt bar sooner – but everyone loved it!! Myself included. I, personally, had a huge bowl of yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, walnuts, annnnnnnd chocolate chips. I also neglected to snap a picture of the WAFFLE BAR!!! To which I returned more than once to snag a little waffle with some nutella, and peanut butter, and more berries, and whipped cream. It was perfect.
yogurt bar!

I drank chocolate milk out of little pink champagne flutes and couldn’t’ have been happier. I should also note that, unpictured, there were chocolate chip and blueberry mini muffins, banana bread, oat bars (all made by Susan and Melinda) – as well as doughnuts, a huge fruit platter, and a huge veggie and hummus platter. Susan even made a quiche recipe some of you might be familiar with – my bacon, broccoli, cheddar quiche!! There was so much delicious food and I know that everyone loved it!!
Other beverages

After going through the pictures taken while I was opening gifts, I’ve realized just how ridiculous my face is when I’m excited. Haha. I love it. I’m so thankful for all of the gifts we received, but I certainly wasn’t going to bore you all with a million pictures of me opening gifts, so here are a few with some awesome reactions!!

An owl hat, from my momma!
owl hat!

My momma also surprised me with one of my favorite stuffed animals and my baby blanket!! I didn’t even know she still had them!!
MY BLANKET AND PIGGY!!

This ADORABLE outfit came from our friend, Emily!
TOO CUTE!

This one is just of Susan being her gorgeous self.
Susan being gorgeous

Melinda was particularly excited for this gift basket from my Aunt Rickie.
Melinda and a giant gift basket

Here is a photo of ALL of the beautiful, thoughtful, spectacular ladies who made it out to my shower!! I still can’t thank everyone enough for such a perfect day!!
All of the beautiful ladies!

And here’s a bump shot!! My belly is getting SO big and I swear I’ve got a little acrobat on my hands!!
Me!

To all my fellow preggos out there, did you guys have your baby shower yet??
Did it have a super cool theme??

For Two Fitness Giveaway

I am thrilled to partner with For Two Fitness for an amazing anniversary giveaway. You’ll note the adorable photo of me in my yoga sequence post rocking my new “Training for Two” tank top and it’s quickly become my new favorite article of fitness apparel (or really any apparel), period! For Two Fitness is running a phenomenal giveaway for their anniversary. Read the details below.

It’s our anniversary month! We are so thankful to YOU — our community, customers, and friends. In order to express our thanks, we are hosting a huge giveaway this week in partnership with some amazing brands and fit mom ambassadors.For Two Fitness Giveaway

There will be three winners of the giveaway prize packages. A grand prize winner and two other lucky ladies. Here are some details about the amazing products that have been generously donated for you to win and enjoy!

For Two Fitness Giveaway

Giveaway items:

  • Sarah Haley Fit DVDs Expecting More and Sweat Unlimited — prenatal and postpartum workout DVDs for fit mamas and mamas-to-be.
  • Kind Bars — healthy snack bars to fuel your day.
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  • Happy Family Brands — baby and toddler foods for your little ones.
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  • Baby K’tan — stylish carrier to aid in hands-free baby-wearing.
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Eating for Two: Week 28

I don’t know about you, but I am sooooooo happy it’s Friday!! This week went by pretty fast, thank goodness!! I’m sooooo looking forward to spending the rest of my evening relaxing with a good book, getting up early tomorrow and making a healthy breakfast, and heading out to yoga class tomorrow morning with Miss Ashely!! I’ll be spending the rest of my weekend cleaning, organizing, and starting to get some of the nursery together!!!! Eeeeeeeeee!!!!!!  Johnny is going to be doing the painting, I’m going to be cleaning and organizing. I think it’s fair, yes? Good!  Now, onto what you’re really here for – the bUmPdate!!!

28 weeks pregnantHow far along: 28 weeks, 1 day

Total weight gain/loss:  Up 26 pounds total so far. I’m very thankful it seems to have all stayed in my belly. 😀

Maternity clothes? Love them!!! Though I was quite excited yesterday when I slipped on my green Gap khakis and they still fit great everywhere but my belly!! This belly band was probably the best investment I’ve made throughout this whole pregnancy!! I’ve got a shopping cart filled with maternity stuff at Old Navy.com, too, that I may or may not buy this weekend. It’s spring, ya’ll, and I need some dresses!!

Stretch marks? Nope!!

Sleep: I actually slept for like 9 hours last night. I’m getting it while I can I suppose.

Miss anything? I’m back to really missing my runny yolks. I love me a plate of eggs benedict. I’m pretty positive at this point in time my post baby diet will consist of smoked salmon eggs benedict, sushi, and melty brie and sangria.

Movement: Oh goodness yes!! All week this little lady has been tumbling and somersaulting like a little nut!

Food cravings:  I really only ever want to eat chocolate and peanut butter and only eat other things for nourishment. I’m actually sooooo sad that I left my bag of chocolate chips in my desk drawer at work today so I can’t have my chocolate chip peanut butter banana oatmeal tomorrow. 🙁 Eggs it is I suppose.

Food aversions: Nope!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Best moment this week: Signing back up to be a Pampered Chef consultant!! I’m so excited about it!! There are so many amazing new products that I can’t wait to have in my personal kitchen and I look forward to helping whoever I can earn free and discounted products for themselves, too!!!

Gender predictionGIRL!

Labor signs: Nada.

Symptoms:  I’ve been pretty emotional this week. Or maybe just for the last 24 hours. Last night, I’m pretty sure I started crying because I was bored. I don’t even know. I just started bawling out of nowhere!!! Oh hormones!

Belly Button in or out? In!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Moody pants McGee over here.

Looking forward to: SO MUCH!!! This weekend will be productive and relaxing, next weekend we get to see Bill and Susan again, the next weekend we’ll be in South Carolina, and the next weekend I get to see my Momma and it’s my baby shower!!! Ahh!!! So much happiness!!!!