After a week that involved traveling, it was nice to spend the weekend with family. Friday Andrew and I took off work in the afternoon and headed up to Fort Worth to visit his sis + bro-in-law AND surprise Andrew’s dad for his birthday. Andrew’s parent live near Houston, but were visiting Andrew’s sis for the weekend. It was fun surprising him!
It’s a 4ish hour drive from Houston to Fort Worth. We stopped in Waco (the land of Joanna & Chip Gaines hehe) for lattes from Common Grounds, a coffee shop I’d heard great things about but had never visited.
I also had a bag of cereal. Having bags of cereal with me at all times has been key throughout pregnancy so far. I always take one with me when I leave the house, even if I just had lunch and am only going out to run a quick errand. I go from “I feel totally fine,” to “I feel crazy nauseous I need to eat something NOW,” in a matter of minutes.
Once we arrived and said “surprise!” Andrew’s sister, Molly, and husband, Brandon, made us burgers, salad and chips + queso for dinner.
I felt a bit unsatisfied after dinner, not necessarily hungry…just unsatisfied. So I had a second burger patty and that did the trick.
Followed by a slice of Nothing Bundt Cake chocolate-chocolate cake.
And then I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30pm, while everyone else stayed up and talked. I was SO tired.
Saturday started with a walk and oatmeal.
brown sugar + peanut butter toppings for me.
After breakfast we headed to Fort Worth’s Botanical Gardens to look at all the flowers!
Family photo :)
Snack for me! I was happy when I realized I had this bar in my purse! Andrew’s dad asked when we were leaving the house, “Kylie, are you full/feeling okay or should we go to lunch first?” I thought I was totally fine then realized I did need a snack. Yay pregnancy and figuring out body cues/eating timing all over again.
After the gardens, we headed over to the Fort Worth Stock Yards for lunch + exploring.
For lunch we went to a place called, “Booger Red’s” lol
I got a pulled pork sandwich + coleslaw + fries + a bubbly diet coke because it sounded cold and perfect. The fries were coated in this “ranch” seasoning that was SO good and salty.
After lunch we walked around and shopped a bit.
The afternoon involved pool time and strawberry eating.
And a bump photo :) I mentioned on insta that my current pregnant belly pretty much looks like my non-pregnant belly. Come onnnnn, baby bump!
For dinner we kept it simple with salmon (Andrew’s dad cooked it), asparagus + cauliflower (I cooked it), and sweet potatoes (Andrew’s mom cooked em’). Yay for a team effort.
Paired with lime juice + grape juice + bubbly La Croix.
Later we caked (I enjoyed 2 slices) and played board games.
Sunday we got up and headed back to Houston.
Breakfast tacos before we left…
About 15 minutes after we headed back to Houston I told Andrew, “I think baby is having a growth spurt.” I need more food asap. Einstien’s cinnamon sugar bagel + vanilla almond cream cheese to the rescue!
Followed shortly by a gas station salad + some pretzels :)
Sunday evening I went and moved my body at the gym.
On the way home from the gym I picked up tacos from El Rey, complete with black beans and plantains. So good and I’ve got leftovers for lunch today.
Today I have some clients (I’m starting to see people on Monday and gonna see how it works for my schedule), a coffee date with my little sister (YAY!), grocery shopping and a podcast interview.
See you back here tomorrow for something I haven’t done before!