Here it is, Sunday night(as I’m typing this, not as you are reading it) and I’ve got a cup of Haagen Dazs Gelato tabled on my baby bump and Housewives of New Jersey playing in the background. No complaints here.
My husband and kids are having a backyard camp out so it’s just me and Baxter in the house tonight. I would have joined them but being that I have to work in the morning and have a baby residing in my stomach, I decided it wasn’t exactly the best sleeping conditions.
Before moving on, let’s just talk about the Gelato for a sec.
My recommendation is that you hightail it to the store and purchase some immediately. This Gelato isn’t just good, it is so beyond that. Creamy, rich and delicious! So rich that I had to limit myself to a half cup serving. I’m not mad about it though because that means I have enough to last me for the next several days!! A pregnant womans dream!!
Now that we have that matter of business taken care of , we can cover the rest of the weekend. Priorities, people!
On Friday, I hit the 32 week mark in my pregnancy. Of course, that requires a bump selfie to document it. While I haven’t blogged about my pregnancy on a weekly basis, I have continued to take pictures and I’m so glad that I have.
Apparently 32 weeks is when my nesting decided to kick in. I have come up with quite the list of items that I feel the need to knock out around the house. Because of that, a trip to Home Depot was in order. Now, I just have to find the energy to follow through with all these projects, like painting and sealing all the grout in my house. Fun times in the Riley household!
Saturday I worked from 9:00-1:00 so that took up most of my morning and early afternoon. I know it is only four hours but on the days I work, I just seem to have a really hard time managing my time and being productive. I think it must be a mental thing. I mean, I did manage to tackle a couple of loads of laundry and prepare a tasty dinner so I guess that counts for something. Right?!
That dinner by the way, is definitely worth mentioning. I made the Mix and Match Mama’s hamburger stroganoff and paired it with some baby peas and roasted cabbage. It was the perfect meal to go along with the nice Fall weather we had this weekend.
I ended the night snuggled up on the couch with all three of my babies. My kids love pulling up my shirt and placing their hands on my belly waiting for their brother to kick. I love to see the amazement on their faces when he moves. As excited as they are for him to arrive, I think they are going to miss this belly of mine. I know I will.
Sunday started with my usual cup of coffee and the cool weather outside made it even better. I have been craving cooler weather like most pregnant women crave food. I am more than ready for Fall weather to be the norn around here!
Even though I wasn’t much in the mood for exercise I pushed myself to complete a video anyway. It was a short but effective Jessica Smith prenatal video which I actually enjoy quite a bit.
As easy as it would be to skip my workouts right now, I know that they are still really important for my body. I’m certainly not pushing myself too hard but being active does make me feel better. Plus, I am hoping to have a VBAC birth this time and I know that endurance and a strong body will only aid in that.
Not only that but my backside has all but disappeared this pregnancy. Let me be honest here, I didn’t have a whole lot to start with but I am definitely moving into mom butt territory. Say it isn’t so!!! It looks like I will be hitting the squats hard after I can get back to a normal workout routine once the baby is born.
Sunday afternoon, my kids and I decided to get a little creative. Well, as creative as it gets in my house. I will be the first to admit, I suck at crafts. I’m not very artistic and I don’t exactly love the messes that paint and glitter leave behind. Still, I decided to be “fun mom” for one afternoon and we got busy making some homemade Halloween decorations. Who knew that painting rocks could be so much fun?! This is one art activity I will keep on repeat!
Are you a fan of Gelato? What is your favorite brand?
What is your perfect weather temp? For me, it would be 75 and sunny!
Crafty? Yes or no?