Happy Spring! I love this season because everything that was once seemingly asleep is now coming back to life. The trees have started to bloom, the flower bushes are budding once more, spring fashion is upon us, and this mama-to-be is 28 weeks along!
There were certain things that came along with pregnancy that surprised me. For example, the changes in my hair and skin! My hair has become much thicker during the first two trimesters. A lot of the places where I had previously lost hair [in the baby hair area around my scalp], welcomed new growth. My skin on the other hand, became extremely dry and flaky. I have combination skin which is oilier in the T-Zone and dryer in all of the other areas. Pregnancy turbo-charged the dryness to a whole new level.
Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! I can’t believe Spring is officially here and April is right around the corner. I’m now 6 months pregnant *insert Home Alone Kevin McCallister screaming face here.* The excitement / nervousness is setting in as I anxiously try and prepare everything for the baby’s arrival! Everything will get done, everything will be fine… 😉
While the warmer temperatures are almost upon us [and intermittently show up on glorious Saturday afternoons here in Dallas], it is still sometimes chilly in the evenings! Although I’m eager for the baby to get here, I’m also trying to soak up our last few months as a family of 3 [our pup Morty is also very excited!]. Making sure we see friends and family, go out on dates and explore the city is important to me so that we take advantage of this super special time.
Hopefully you had a rejuvenating weekend and are off to a great week!
Late last year, I blogged about how I had given up dairy, which you can read about here. Well, when I got pregnant, that all went out the window. 🙂 I had a terrible aversion to meat during the first trimester, so I knew I had to get my protein from somewhere. One of the ways that I supplemented my diet was with this delicious yogurt snack! [1 cup of this yogurt has 20g of protein.] I also loved that it was an easy way to incorporate superfoods such as blueberries, cacao powder, cinnamon and chia seeds into my diet.
This weekend, we headed to Fort Worth to spend a relaxing weekend and celebrate our #Babymoon. This town holds a special place in my heart because we got married here. We stayed in the same hotel where we said “I do” and that made it all the more memorable.
When we were looking for places to go on our Babymoon, we talked about Florida [Zika], Mexico beaches [Zika], Arizona and Charleston [still a bit too cold], and Cali [long flight for a short weekend]. There seemed to be something that came up with every city we discussed. So we kept it simple and went with a place we both love: Fort Worth.
Before making this seemingly drastic decision of getting rid of cable, my husband and I talked about it for quite some time. The 500 channels that we were paying for were clearly not being utilized. We spent most of our time in the evenings watching mind-numbing programs that were just on for background noise. We enjoyed winding down with The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy [his fave] and the evening panel news discussions [mine].