It’s so strange to write a recap post without a cup of coffee, but I haven’t had one of those in three months! Warm drinks give me the heebee jeebees. A lot of things give me the heebeejeebees right now, but things are starting to get better! I finally see a little bit of light, but I’m not out of the water just yet.
One thing that has changed is my energy levels. I’m finally able to look at a computer screen and write without my eyes closing within the first few minutes. I kept telling myself I’d write a recap next week when I do something worth writing about, but my life kept going on, and nothing I was doing felt worthy enough to write about. Instead of just waiting and putting recaps off forever, I decided to dive into it today, even if it’s not exciting or blog-worthy. Maybe one of these days, things will get pretty interesting around here. I wish I were one of those people who could create cute content, but right now, I praise myself for just taking a shower or getting out for a walk. SO thank you for bearing with me during this time! It’s been amazing chatting with so many of you on Instagram, and it makes me feel less alone with how I’m feeling.
Sunday routines have been kind of funny around here. As long as I can keep my Unisom and B6 down during the evenings, I feel OK mid-morning. Kyle meal preps on Sunday, and IT’S AWFUL. He tried to do it at 5 am thinking the smell would be gone by the time I woke up, but that smell sends me running to the bathroom. He depends on meal prepping for his week, and so we made a deal that I would leave on Sunday mornings, get some breakfast to go, and maybe try to stop at a store or walk around the park while he cooks and airs out the house! It’s good because it does get me out of the house and makes me feel human again. There’s something about when I’m outside in fresh air or staying busy that keeps me from throwing up. So last Sunday, I picked up breakfast at Le Peep, made a trip to Home Goods, and then spent some time at Target looking for rugs.
One of my favorite mid-morning breakfasts is an English muffin with creamy Skippy peanut butter and clementines. Look at how orange my fingernails are in the bottom corner 😆 It’s from peeling them, but I literally can’t stop eating them! They’re like candy to me right now. I thought it would be a good idea to cover up the orange, so I went with my go-to fall color, “my solar clock is ticking,” by OPI.
One of my anti-nausea foods has been McDonald’s french fries. I don’t know why, but Mcdonald’s diet coke and fries with bbq sauce take all the nasty nausea feelings away, and it actually stays down (which makes taking medication easier!) Whenever I have smoothies, bowls of fruit, yogurt, or cereal, my body is like NOPE, and it doesn’t stay down. I told the doctor about my cravings and how it was hard to keep healthier food down, and she was like, ” you just need to eat no matter what it is.” It’s so common and apparently gets better the farther along in the pregnancy. One week, I was on the veggie + bacon on wheat jimmy John’s sandwich kick! I had one every day for like four days straight. If you haven’t had Jimmy Johns’s wheat bread yet, you’re missing out. It’s THE BEST! We spent some time on Saturday putting the crib together! We are trying to do something for the nursery every week, so we don’t feel rushed to get it done later in the pregnancy. I can’t wait to see the wicker nursery light go up. We decided to do a doggy-themed nursery, and I cannot wait for it to come to life. Cravings shift so fast!
This was the first thing I “cooked” in months! I roasted some spaghetti squash and mixed it with parmesan and pasta sauce.
Someone asked me on Instagram if I could show a bump update. I’m officially 15 weeks, and the bump is finally coming out! My jeans are officially too tight to button, and my leggings are uncomfortable around the waist. I did buy THE MOST COMFORTABLE pajamas at Walmart that I’ve been wearing on repeat lately. The quality is incredible for the set being under $20. I ended up buying four more of them online!
Another breakfast I’ve been craving lately has been brown sugar oatmeal with dates!
On Sunday morning, Kyle and I put the tulip and hyacinths bulbs into the ground! We topped them with 6 inches of soil and a layer of mulch. I cannot wait to see them in the spring! It’s been chilly here, so the perfect time to get them planted. Tomorrow the high is 45-degrees! After doing some Homegoods shopping on Sunday with a friend, I was in survival mode looking for something to eat! I have been craving pretzels and cheese for so long and finally picked one up at Wetzel Pretzel. Annie’s is still the goat, but these hit the spot! Our neighborhood did trick or treating on Sunday evening. We get so many kids! I save the big ones for my favorite littles! 😊 My neighbor and I hung out on the porch handing out candy together. It was fun to see all the kids in their cute costumes, and the weather was perfect. We shared a Hawaiian pizza from Papa Johns, and it was the ideal way to end the sick-free weekend!
I overdid it on the weekend because I was so sick Monday and Tuesday. The only thing I could keep down was mashed potatoes and diet Pepsi from KCF, but that was after taking my emergency Zofran. I usually rely on Unisom and b6, but I’m guaranteed to have a sick day if I can’t keep that down. The only way to cut that cycle is to take a Zofran and get some food in me. Luckily, I’m feeling so much better today, so I think I’ve broken the cycle! I’m still living off mashed potatoes today, but I’m not complaining 😉
It feels good to be back writing again, even if it’s not all blog-worthy! ♥️ It’s the connection that feels good! xo
I’ll have my first trimester recap up on Friday, and I will continue the wedding series soon! xo
Questions for you!
- How did you spend your Halloween?
- What is your favorite Halloween candy?
- How have you been!?