Happy Monday, guys! Hope y’all had a great weekend.
I’m back on an overnight oats kick. I’ve started waking up hungry some nights and it’s nice to have something hearty and ready-to-go in the fridge. In the 1st & 2nd trimesters I would eat a snack right before going to bed to keep middle of the night hunger away. It worked great. But now if I do that I end up uncomfortably full when I lay down and/or with acid reflux. Tums does help with the acid reflux! So that’s helpful.
My overnight oats are always a mix of coconut or vanilla greek yogurt + oats + chia seeds + mashed banana + milk. Topped with granola & nut butter.
I spent most of Saturday in a blah, emotional mood. My back was super painful and made moving around hard. Sometimes a little movement + stretching really helps my back. But I just felt weak and tired, so I slept a lot instead of moving.
Andrew worked on home improvement projects all day. He’s doing this cool thing were he’s changing the texture of our ceilings from a popcorn/bumpy look to smooth. I think it makes the house look custom and awesome. I love it!
Around lunchtime I ventured out to Chick-fil-a to pick us up some lunch.
Then I slept more and worked on thank you cards.
Later I enjoyed an ice cream bar. Loving these. Even with food aversions these always sound tasty!
I tried to organize the nursery a bit, but the back pain was making that tough so I waited until Andrew could help me (aka I waited until Andrew was free and I could say “okay put that there, hang this there, spray paint this that color, carry that over there” lol). We’re waiting for one cart to arrive and then the nursery is all ready to go. I’m super pumped with how it came out and am excited to share it. I’ve always liked room reveal type of posts, so I hope you enjoy ’em too :)
We kept Saturday evening easy with Asian food + baseball watching. The Astros are going to the World Series, which I’m happy about because it gives me something to look forward to watching in these last weeks of pregnancy!
We had our typical Sunday morning of church + grocery shopping. I really resonated with the sermon…love when that happens.
At the grocery store we decided to take advantage of the bump and park in one of the close up parking spaces for the first time.
Right after church we had lunch. Then my back was feeling better and I felt like moving so I did a lil’ barre arm workout. With my back and knee pain any squatting motion and a lot of weight bearing lower body movement is out, but it still feels good to move my arms! I’m grateful there are ways that still feel good to move in pregnancy. I think it would be so so so tough to be someone who was put on bedrest.
Sunday afternoon we met some of our favorite friends, Amanda & Andrew, at Tout Suite for a snack. And I had a cookies n’ cream cupcake + iced chai tea latte. Amanda & Andrew live about 4 hours north of Houston now, so we really treasure any time we get to spend with them. Amanda is due with her first kiddo in December and it’s fun having a pregnant friend to do pregnancy with. Amanda is a very calm, confident, rational, low-stress, least-dramatic-woman-I’ve-ever-met kind of person…so she’s good for me to spend time with because she helps me balance out my uptight, anxious, worrisome nature.
Sunday I decorated a pumpkin (just in case we forget what season it is lol)
Come dinner time Maggie needed a bath and dinner needed to be cooked. So I took bath duty and Andrew made dinner.
Clean pup :)
I’ve got an OB appointment this morning. I’m pretty sure today is the first time I get checked to see if I’m dilated at all. I don’t understand if there is a medical purpose behind being checked. Everything I’ve read/heard says how much you are dilated tells you nothing about when the baby will actually come..so I’m not sure I understand the point of it and am gonna ask my doctor. Like you can be 3cm and baby could come tomorrow or in 3 weeks. I think if I’d lost my mucus plug I’d be more curious about how dilated I am, but I haven’t. Have any thoughts on this? I guess it’s not a big deal to just let your OB check, but again I’m like “what’s the point? What does this tell us?” Since on average most 1st time preggo ladies go to 40 weeks or past 40 weeks I figure I’m currently 0cm dilated…and that doesn’t sound like an encouraging thing to hear when I’ve got back pain and am feeling pretty ready to get baby into the world.
Let’s end this post with a bump photo because I feel like the mood of this post was a bit meh and pregnancy really has been one of the coolest things I’ve ever done :) I’m just ready to meet her now! Bring on the sleep deprivation!