Its been a while…its definitely taken me longer than I ever anticipated to get back to blogging. It may have been the move, transition or possibly a case of pregnancy brain – such an awesome excuse for when you forget names, events, to blog, or even basic recipes…..last night I assaulted our corn on the cob with garlic salt before putting it into the oven to bake – YUCK! – y’all I have been making corn on the cob at least once a week this summer and I have never dumped garlic salt on it, but for some reason I confused salt and garlic salt when I was seasoning the corn.
Speaking of excuses that may or may not be legit: yesterday my hubby spent his Father’s Day fulfilling a preggo craving for my first snow cone of the summer at a local place called JJ’s, that is kind of a big deal around here. I got my favorite flavor, Caribbean Splash with a scoop of Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream on the bottom! YUM! Anyone else love snow cones in the summer? What’s your favorite flavor? Any other preggo ladies notice your “pregnancy cravings” may be suspiciously similar to your pre – pregnancy cravings?
Here’s a highlight reel of the past few months since our move:
We are having…. A BOY!!!!!! Wow was I surprised!!!! I was 99.9% sure we were having a girl and so it seemed was everyone else – except my hubby – who is still glorying in his correct guess!
Since we held our gender reveal party close to Easter we had an Easter egg hunt, where egg hunters looked for one egg that contained a special chocolate bunny. This bunny had either a pink or a blue ribbon on it.
My Pregnancy has been going really well. Baby boy and I have been very healthy which is a huge blessing. The only major issue I have had is back and hip pain, due to all the stretching and growing my body has been doing the last 2 months. Exercise and warm baths have really helped and I found a miracle for my sleep, which had been causing me a – its called a Snoogle!!!! Yes…have a little snicker at that name, but this body pillow is my new best friend and there is nothing like a snuggle with my snoogle!
Here is our little man at 20 weeks….look at his cutie hand holding his ear….eeeekkkk I could just die he is so sweet!!!! We have already decided he has my nose.
Its hard to believe that I ever looked like this…..and even harder for me to believe I called that a baby bump!
Here I am at 24 weeks, with a legit baby bump!
This is from our babymoon in Florida! Ahhhh! I love that place! I am curious if anyone from a generation or 2 ahead of me went on a “babymoon?” Whenever I mentioned to someone older than me that I was going on a babymoon I was met with a lot of confused looks.
We tagged our babymoon onto the end of a business trip for my hubby and passed through Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi before making it to Florida. It only took 3 hours to drive through 3 states – but it took us more than 5 hours to get out of Texas…no wonder some days I feel claulandphobia (claustrophobic because I am landlocked)
Funny story from our babymoon. One night I wanted some de-caf coffee to go with a slice of cheesecake I had just bought. We decided to go to Krispy Kreme, and the drive through line was out of the parking lot. We went inside and the line was almost out the door. I knew we were in a small town but I thought surely there must be something more exciting to do in a Florida beachtown on a Friday night than to get donuts but I just figured Floridians loved their Krispy Kremes. Then we saw this sign and it all made sense! What a great night: free donuts are every preggie ladies dream! And in case you were wondering – I definitely ate that sprinkled doughnut followed by my delicious cheesecake.
Anyone else headed to Florida this summer, or have you ever been? Where did you go? We went to Pensacola and had a great time! Any other preggie ladies or former preggie ladies share in my suspicion that their pregnancy cravings are just a reflection of your typical treat cravings? Or have your taste buds dramatically changed in pregnancy? Anyone else have a local snow cone stand they are devoted too?