I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been super tired during this pregnancy and have found creative ways to lift my mood, and keep moving so I’ve shared them below. Can you believe I have only 13 weeks remaining– but who’s counting? This sign my photographer and I found “Far better things ahead’ really spoke to me because it really is all about perspective. I’m growing this human and many more special days and memories to be made up ahead. Don’t fret! The back pain and leg pressure is all worth it when I’m finally staring at his face holding him in my hands.
Deep Breathe take a deep breath through your nose, hold it and breathe out through your lips
De-Clutter It may sound funny, but when I clean out my closet or the fridge, I can think more clearly and it gives me a sense of joy, seriously!
Take a walk or workout – this helps clear my head
Wear polka Dots – wearing them truly lifts the mood!
Get your favorite drink at your favorite coffee shop, mine is an almond milk mocha and I feel special when I do something small for myself. If you want to go the extra mile, buy a stranger a coffee too!
I still can’t believe we will be welcoming another kiddo this fall, I mean, I can barely say 5 kids, when I’m so used to saying 4. I’m sure I will be that forgetful mom, that after 4, i forget to bring the extra diapers, wipes, change of clothes, etc, because I haven’t done this in 5 years!
Currently, I am 26 weeks and baby is weighing in at 2 lbs and I have lately been grabbing for the same items: stripe top, black top, bella band over jeans and denim shorts. Add to that a black maxi. Even my 8 year-old makes fun saying, “oh that dress again mommy?”
I’m a believer that if its good, its good, why shelf it? Wear it daily, ha! I’ve also worn the same couple things around the house because I’m extra tired this time around. Everything is an extra effort from making dinner to even walking up and down the stairs, ha! Throbbing legs, sore back and 5 am kicks are just a little burden I bear carrying this GIFT!
Sure I’d love to be traveling, but I’m walking (or waddling) into this holiday extra grateful and okay with doing less, saying no, and staying put (on the couch) growing a human and enjoying my cuties.
Happy ALMOST long weekend!
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It’s been extra hard getting blog content out because one pregnancy brain, it’s affecting my mojo and two, I haven’t been feeling the greatest. Partly because I haven’t been drinking enough water and sore legs. These socks have been helping with poor circulation and trying to reach my goal of 8 glasses of water or more. Thankfully, I’m on the mend, and wanted to share a couple style steals I’ve found around the web lately.
I just got this new bra with great shape and an option to go strapless.
Also the jeans I’ve been wearing YES I can zip them up! My advice is this: size up on them if you’re pregnant, otherwise they fit TTS. Best part is, they’re only $58! And yes I just spilled salad dressing on them today and I’m not at all mad.
As for investment buys or what to ask for a birthday coming up? This leopard clutch. I’ve had it forever and it keeps getting softer with time. I’d say that’s a win.
Happy Humpday you all!
White off the shoulder tops I’m loving:
Peasant Tops I’m loving: I just ordered this one and I kinda love the shape and balloon sleeve
I’m on a pumpkin bread kick. If baby wants it, baby gets it, right? I found a recipe that is super easy, makes moist bread, and my kids love it. Funny tip, if you want to sleep in tomorrow, make this tonight, cut it up, lay out paper plates and tell your kids to enjoy the pumpkin bread downstairs and give you 30 more minutes of sleep in the morning. It worked for me this morning. Phew! Note: I like to substitute spelt flour for all purpose flour since it has fiber and protein and no one in my house is gluten free. I’ve been told, this recipe substitutes gluten free flour nicely. How cute is this dress?
Pumpkin Bread adapted from here
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Do you like when I share recipes? Do you want to see more? Let me know. Your comment short or long is really helpful as I plan future content!
Hop you all have a lovely long weekend! My kids are just happy is there’s a LOT of food and their grandparents in town. We will also be celebrating my mother in law’s birthday, so lots to look forward to. I hope you’re able to browse the sales this weekend because they’re good! Have a lovely MDW giving thanks for all the amazing veterans in our lives, like my dad!
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Which are your faves? Happy weekend!