Hi guys!! Thank you for all the sweet comments on the news! We are so excited. I ended my first trimester on Saturday. Still feeling tired and nauseous (umm I thought that was supposed to go away now lol) and our weekend reflected that.
Friday afternoon I took myself on a froyo date after work. Cake batter froyo + cookies n’ creme froyo + strawberries + cookie dough + whipped cream.
For cinco de mayo dinner we kept it simple with eggs and sweet potatoes topped with brown sugar and butter while watching The Prestige on Netflix.
Saturday started with a nut butter filled smoothie bowl and a breakfast taco.
I didn’t take a lot of photos Saturday, but I attended a bridal shower with my mom (had lunch there).
Later I hung out with my sister while she babysat her friend’s 2 month old. So cute!
And spent a lot of time cuddling my parents new puppy, Fletcher.
Since it’s frappuccino happy hour at Starbucks through May 15th I swung by Starbucks for a half-priced decaf caramel frappucccino. It’s been fun figuring out what sweetness level of these most aligns with my tastebuds. Asking for ‘half sweet’ (aka half the amount of caramel) or saying ‘can you make it just a little less sweet’ seems to work perfectly for my cravings!
That night Andrew grilled up some burgers and we had some of our favorite friends over. Our friends are moving 5 hours north and I’m so sad about it. We had a great night together. We have few couples friends where Andrew likes the guy and I like the girl! We will be staying in touch and visiting them often.
For dinner I made my Aunt Ali’s famous mandarin orange salad to have on the side with chips.
We also had some epic sandwich cookies for dessert that you can see later in this post.
Sunday I felt like there were sandbags hanging from every part of my body pulling me to the ground. So beyond tired. We went to church and had breakfast tacos for breakfast.
Then we got grocery shopping done for the week. I’m still not feeling like cooking, so I’m planning to eat all my lunches out this week. We did get some dinner stuff though, since I get tired of eating out lol.
Then I laid on the couch for an hour until I was hungry for lunch.
Lunch = leftover burger + sweet potato chips + some dark cherry beet juice.
Then I watched an equestrian competition. I love horses. The coolest animals.
Afternoon snack 1 = sandwich cookie I made for our dinner date the night before. They were so good. I made store-bought chocolate cookies and sugar cookies and smooshed them together with store-bought cream cheese frosting.
And then I took a 3 hour nap. Yep. 3 hours. And was still so tired when I woke up. Andrew and I went on a bike ride after my nap because I thought the sunshine would help wake me up. It didn’t. SO TIRED.
Afternoon snack 2 = watermelon!
I’ve really been trying to do my hair more since pregnancy has me feeling so blah so much of the time and having my hair done makes me feel less blah :)
Bread + butter to start!
We split everything. First we got the marshmallow soup, where the marshmallows are mini soufflés. So cute.
We got their speciality soufflé, filled with crab and cheeses.
For dessert we went with the key lime pie soufflé.
Our entire meal just felt so summery! Loved it. I also got a fresh-squeezed lemonade, which played in nicely to our summery theme.
And a yogurt before bed to keep the 4 am hunger away :)
Today I’m working on blog stuff all day, craving some sort of movement, and have a fun lunch date out. I was planning on going into the office but woke up more nausea than usual so I’m working at home this morning with a heating pad on my knees. I would struggle with being pregnant if I worked a 9-5 type of job. I’m impressed by those of you who have done it!
Happy Monday, everyone!