It's been a while, and I'm finally nearing the end of my pregnancy! Whoo hoo! I thought I'd give you a little update about what I've been up to. A lot of these pictures are from my Instagram (@beautyandthegreek), which I update waaay more often than the blog. So, sorry if a lot of these are repeats.
In January, George and I went to Hawaii. George had a conference, and it was the perfect time for a "babymoon." I was 28 weeks pregnant and still feeling pretty good. We were at the Fairmont in Waimea on Maui. It was pretty amazing. We went on a whale watching tour, which was probably my favorite part of the entire trip. There were a ton of whales, and we even saw a few calves. I have a short video on my Instagram, but I mostly just watched in person and didn't worry too much about getting great pictures.
After our "babymoon," I had my 26th birthday in February and had three baby showers. It is INSANE how much baby stuff you "need." One of my absolute favorite things that I got at one of my showers was an ABC book. Each guest drew a page for each letter of the alphabet. Everything was compiled into a scrap book at the end. So cool!
All of my relatives are so creative!
I've been doing a lot of cooking lately. Meal planning certainly makes it easy to make healthy meals on the fly. With the warmer weather, we've been using our grill, and I forgot how much better things taste from the grill. I could experiment with marinades, chicken, shrimp and fish alllllll day. I'm looking forward to having a beer on the deck, grilling out, and enjoying time with the bambino all summer.
|Homemade Tomato Soup with Spinach Artichoke Bread|
Grilled chicken salad with avocado, herbed goat cheese, apples, cucumber, and fruit balsamic dressing
Mahi with brown rice, fresh guacamole, pico and diced mango
One thing I also started doing was making a "food journal." I basically just have a notebook that I record whenever I cook something. I put a star by the things that are our favorites. This makes it easy to look back and say, "We haven't had this in a while," and it gives me ideas when I'm stumped. Sometimes, I totally forget about recipes that I really enjoyed.
Took some time last week to get a massage and my toes done. The foot rub was HEAVENLY!
I'm starting to get a little swollen but can still wear my wedding ring. If I spend a lot of time on my feet, I get sausage toes and cankles, but that's ok. I'm making multiple trips to the potty in the middle of the night, but I better get used to getting up throughout the night. :) I almost don't mind it because I know that it is training me for what is to come.
This is me at 35 weeks. Currently, I'm at 37 weeks! Time is flying!
I plan on doing a post once I get the nursery totally finished. I did some preview pictures that were posted to Instagram the other day. I still feel like I need to add some final touches.
So, that's what I've been up to! Looking forward to meeting our little girl and enjoying Spring!