Saturday highlights included:
swimming / floating. I was at 25 weeks on Saturday!
finding an office cabinet at a used office supply store that we’re turning into a dresser for the nursery. We went and looked at dressers at Target and Home Goods, but no one had one I liked at a price we liked. We picked up the below for $40. Andrew worked on transforming it this weekend and it looks AMAZING! Excited to share later.
getting a pedicure.
Finishing this book…I really liked it! Andrew’s mom gave it to me last weekend and I read it in less than 48 hours, which is big for me bc I’m a slow / easily distracted reader.
I haven’t been sleeping that great, so super late Saturday night I spent some time (finishing 200 pages of the above book and…) journaling on boredom / when life feels dull. Thinking more about the purpose of it and why it’s not a bad thing. However, at the end of the journaling session I ended up wanting to make a schedule for myself for Sunday. While life isn’t supposed to be rainbows and sunshine all the time (I think boredom / dull feelings are normal), I don’t think life is supposed to feel sad all the time either. Pregnancy emotions are strong and have me feeling woe-is-me a bunch. Having a schedule on Sunday helped my mood be more positive. It felt like a mindfulness practice because I could just focus on what was next on my list, which is helpful when my mind feels busy.
I started the day Sunday like the above said, with a walk around our neighborhood. I had heard talk of a “cool front” coming through this weekend. Lies. It was freaking hot even at 7am. It was still nice to get outside though. I need to keep walks to under 20 minutes to keep back & knee pain from flaring up.
Since I was hot after my walk I wanted something cold for breakfast. So I went with cereal + granola + blueberries + peanut butter!
Then I planned out some meals for the week…but Sunday night we had spring rolls, which were supposed to be for my lunches. So I’ve already diverted from the below hehe
Then I went and tried out gliders at Baby’s-r-us and BuyBuyBaby. I didn’t take Andrew because husbands tend to be practical and he would’ve been like, “I don’t think it makes sense to go to two stores in one outing that are so far away from one another.” Since I went alone I could do non-practical things like that.
The glider that is most comfortable to me is this style. Like I mentioned on Stories, I don’t think it’s the prettiest of chairs but it’s…
- SO comfortable to me (I think I’ve tried out at least 20 different gliders / rockers / swivel chairs)
- It’s the most affordable chair + ottoman I’ve found since it comes with the ottoman instead of having to pay an additional $200
- It’s tall enough (I’m 5’9″) for me to be able to lean my head back against since I imagine I’ll be sleeping in the thing.
So it’s the one. My mom (and a bunch of people on Instagram) said I can just get a pretty blanket / pillow to put on it, since I don’t love how it looks. So that’s my plan!
After glider shopping I stopped at Sweet to get some tacos + a half-caf vanilla latte for lunch.
The rest of the afternoon was spent grocery shopping…
And prepping spring rolls for my lunches for the week. I remembered how good they were when I made them last week, so I wanted to make them again.
Afternoon snacks =
chocolate milk (made like I used to make it when I was a kid…milk + hershey’s + stir it up.)
and some granola bars throughout the afternoon…
Have you tried the below Nature Valley bar? I really like ’em.
That evening we went to church.
By the time we got home from church my back was hurting so bad that cooking was out of the question. My OB mentioned that she can refer me to a prenatal chiropractor if the back pain gets severe. So we just had some tofu spring rolls for dinner. The peanut noodles on these MAKES THEM. This time I used ramen noodles in them. I like soba noodles in them best though. Served with some orange juice.
That was our weekend! Ooo and I finally came across a middle name that feels right. I was nervous about getting Andrew’s opinions on the name because it felt so right to me and I didn’t want him being like, “nah.” BUT he likes it! Our plan is the keep the name between us and a few close friends until baby girl arrives.
Now it’s about 11pm. I’m planning to journal for a bit and then head to bed. I’ve been trying to journal more consistently lately. I hadn’t realized this before, but pinterest has a ton of journal prompts.
Hope you had a lovely weekend! Feel free to share links to your weekend posts below :)
See you guys back here tomorrow! Yay for August!