We made it! It’s Friday! Our routines were a little off-kilter this week between my 20 week ultrasound (everything looks good! and the baby’s heartbeat sounds like someone running a treadmill!) and Monica catching a 24 hour stomach bug. So to say that we’re looking forward to a weekend of relaxing and playing at the park is an understatement.
What I’m craving: Last pregnancy, my biggest craving was chocolate milkshakes. This time, I’m all over everything bagels with cream cheese. But don’t worry, I also won’t turn down a cookie or dessert. Miss Monica isn’t one to turn down a cookie either. Fortunately, these breakfast cookies are full of healthy ingredients that I wouldn’t feel guilty about giving her for a snack or with breakfast. They’re also on my list of things to bake/do this weekend :)
What I’m working on: I’m still waiting to hear from Illinois about the registration status of Brightwater Financial, hence the lack of a substantial “coming soon” page. In the meantime, I’m working on building my website and and overcoming any insecurities. If any of you are feeling insecure about doing something new (launching a business, becoming a parent, etc.), take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone.
What I’m looking forward to: Dressing the belly is a little different this time around since a bulk of my pregnancy will be during the warmer months. Which means that my small maternity wardrobe is already feeling a little tired and boring. And let’s be honest, a quick trip to the mall requires a little more planning than it did two years ago. Thank goodness John’s sisters gave me a Stitch Fix gift card for my birthday. Because, you guys, they now have maternity clothes!! Do you hear the angels singing too??? I already filled out my style profile and am anxiously awaiting my first delivery of clothes to try on. Fingers crossed that they arrive before Monica’s birthday party.
What I need help with: Speaking of Monica’s birthday party, it’s three weeks away and family members are asking about presents. While girlfriend would be more than happy with a cupcake and 24 hour access to the park, people are asking about something more tangible. Yes, she can always use clothes and loves reading books. I’ve also thought about getting a few more things to go with the play kitchen she received last year (like this adorable salad set). What do your 2 year olds enjoy?