We’ve been cooking!

Hey friends!! Two blog posts in one week… who am I? I am trying to get better organized over here and part of that is planning more time for blogging because I sure do love it.

Here is last week’s bump update! Last Thursday was 32 weeks and today marks 33!! Under the 50 day mark now!!! EEEEEK!

I should also mention that we are now at the point in pregnancy where I literally cry at everything and I mean everything. The other day my MIL sent us the sweetest letter just talking about how much love we will have for our baby and how are lives are about to change for the better and I sobbed so hard. But, I also cried the other day thinking about how much I love my dogs. Pregnancy hormones are intense yall! LOL

Jonny made my first mother’s day really special by surprising me with some beautiful flowers, a really sweet card and some antacids… LOL. 🙂

Everyone always asks what my pregnancy cravings are and I still haven’t had any like really weird cravings or something I crave every day. But I will say, I have been craving cereal and I haven’t eaten cereal since I was a little girl. I am loving honey nut cheerios with sliced bananas so I guess that is a strange craving for me!

I bought these frozen acai packets so we could make smoothie bowls so I have been loving those lately. I typically add the frozen acai packet, frozen mixed berries, peanut butter, vanilla protein powder and almond milk. I will top the bowl with unsweetened coconut, peanut butter and granola. Someone is always watching me when there is food involved..

Speaking of granola… I found this at Target the other day and I really like it. I’m not grain free, but I also don’t love granola that has tons of oats so this one was right up my alley.

Jon and I made homemade summer/garden rolls with veggies and shrimp the other night and they were a big hit. We used rice paper, cucumbers, fresh basil, lettuce, carrots, rice noodles and shrimp!

We used a store bought peanut sauce.. it wasn’t my favorite. I am still on the hunt for a good store bought peanut sauce or a good recipe that doesn’t require a million ingredients. Let me know if you have one you like!

I have been making a lot of wraps/lettuce wraps with cooked veggie burgers chopped up, lettuce, tomato and dijon mustard. This makes for an easy lunch or quick dinner. And I am still using my air fryer frequently for sweet potato fries.. my fave!

My husband and I love fish tacos and we have been trying to perfect ours at home and have realized that less is more with all the toppings. Our favorites of the moment are: corn tortillas, blackened fish (typically cod), lettuce, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, and this Diablo Verde (creamy cilantro sauce) that we get from our local HEB grocery store. They are sooo good. We usually make enough to have them for multiple meals because we love them so much.

My husband has a big sweet tooth and loves brownies and ice cream so I have been making a batch every week or two. My trick is to top with chocolate chips straight out of the oven and then spread the melted chocolate all over the brownies after a few minutes. It hardens up and makes the brownies extra decadent. Yum!

Well that is what we have been eating around here lately!! Tell me what meals you are loving/are on repeat in your household!! I could always use some extra inspiration for new meals!!! Hope you all have a great rest of your week!!

8 Months Pregnant with Baby P

Hey friends!! How are you? Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there! I can’t believe next year I will have an almost 1 year old on Mother’s Day… so crazy to think about!

I spent the weekend in Dallas with my sister and her boyfriend and took like zero pictures. I made it back Saturday evening and have been relaxing and getting things done around the house since then.

Since we had a big ultrasound last week (32 weeks) I thought I would provide a pregnancy/baby update today!

The most common question I have gotten is: can we see a picture of the nursery? LOL yall.. We have a crib, bassinet, dressers, but no decor and baby things are everywhere in the nursery. I thought I would care more about decorating a nursery than I actually do. My thought is that the baby is going to be in a bassinet in our room for at least a few months so I just don’t have a sense of urgency to get the nursery completed. 🙂

As always, a week behind on pictures. :). Last Thursday marked 32 weeks so I need to get up to date on my bump pics! lol… Can you tell I am putting in less and less effort with each bump pic? They started out cute with hair and makeup done and a cute outfit and now I am in workout clothes with no makeup and hair in a bun. 😉

Last week at our ultrasound we got to see baby P, but he/she kinda hid from the camera so no great pictures. We were able to see a LOT of hair…which is no surprise because my husband and I both have a ton of thick hair.

Baby P is measuring a week ahead and in the 59 percentile weighing 4.7lbs. I’ve officially gained 22 pounds and I am feeling it. I thankfully still feel really good and my biggest complaint is still my acid reflux/heartburn after eating. The only thing that is helping is walking a lot after meals. I have been hitting my 10,000 step goal every day pretty easily because moving just feels better than sitting still these days.

The baby is head down, which is great news and hoping it stays that way. Hoping to avoid a c-section especially since I have had two past abdominal surgeries so my doctor would like to avoid creating any additional scar tissue. But, obviously we will just do what is best for me and the baby. My birth plan is just to do whatever is necessary to keep me and the baby healthy. I think this approach will be best for me so that if my birth requires an emergency c-section, I am prepared for it.

My husband is convinced the baby is a girl and until last week I thought the baby was for sure a boy. But, I have kinda felt like the baby is a girl the last few days… not sure why. We are very excited to meet the baby and find out the sex!! eeeek! We are at the point now where we get to go every 2 weeks to check on the baby, which is starting to make it all feel very real!!

A few pictures of my fur babies. 🙂

Riley and Tito sitting next to me while I do my nightly walk on the treadmill after dinner. 😉

My sunshine loving boy!

Sometimes these two like to snuggle.. it is rare, but it sure is cute!

My sister and her fiance are fostering this little pup and she is the sweetest thing ever. She and Tito played nonstop and it was the cutest thing ever. I told Jon that Tito needed a puppy… he disagreed. 🙂

That is all for today! I’ll be back later this week to share a few meals I am loving lately!! I hope you all had the best weekend and have a great week ahead!!