Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and… Veggies?

Odd title, eh? I didn’t actually put chocolate or pb on any veggies, but this What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post shows the little dance I do while trying to balance the lot of them.

wiawSnack: I started off the day with a rice cake and a little pb before hitting the gym. I wanted to swim, but for various reasons, I had to bike instead. Still good to get movin’!

selfieBreakfast: peanut butter and banana on toast (the awesome bread I mentioned last week)

pbLunch: wrap (filled with kalamata olives, lettuce, cucumber, hummus, and feta) with a side salad (not pictured)

wrapSnacks: chocolate chips immediately after lunch and then cereal a while later (Yeah, I definitely went back for seconds on the cereal. I bought PB Puffins for Ethan this week, but I’m the one who’s been enjoying a bit too much of it.)

chocolate  pb

Dinner: ratatouille polenta bake followed by a piece of toast (so.dang.hungry)

ratatouilleDessert: a lil’ ice cream and a graham cracker

  • How do you balance cravings (sweet tooth here!) with getting your veggies?
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29 Weeks: There’s a {pregnancy} app for that

It’s that time again. I’m back with another bumpdate! I’m also here with a review of an app that many of you mamas-to-be might find interesting. So let’s get to it, shall we?

29 weeks

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SUMMER

How was your weekend? Mine was good. It screamed SUMMER! We started it off on the right foot with our new deck. Ethan enjoyed watching the construction on Friday.

deckA new deck of course lead to summer eats. (Applegate hot dog, Alexia fries, and mango)

hot dogSaturday started with a trip to the park. We met friends and their little boys who were in town for the wedding we attended later that night.

ducksHow nice it was to actually wear makeup and a dress! Oh, yeah… seeing old friends was good too…

weddingOn Sunday, Ethan was a sweetie (most) of the time, and I created a DIY water table. Okay, it’s not much to look at, and it’s filled with DIY toys. (ie: empty whipped cream tub, spoons, and washed out spice containers filled with water) But we had a little fun with it.

waterI wrapped up the weekend with more summer food. (blackened tilapia tacos filled with pico, avocado, and cilantro, a side of corn, and a bit of mango)

summerSummer food. Summer wedding. Summer fun. Yup – must be June!

  • Have you been doing/eating anything seasonal lately?
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Easy WIAW

Happy Wednesday! It’s What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) time, so let’s get right to it.

The day started with a little trip to the gym. The elliptical usually feels pretty good, but yesterday it didn’t. Hopefully it was a one-time thing. All I know is I was more than ready for breakfast once I got home.

ellipticalBreakfast: peach protein oats

oatsSnack: rice cake with peanut butter

snackLunch: hummus & cucumber sandwich with a pear (By the way, I just found this Eureka bread in my local grocery store, and it’s fantastic! It’s organic but also soft and delicious. I’m so happy to have finally found bread there that I feel good feeding my child.)

lunchLunch: Not long after I tried an Odwalla bar (not so great), and then later I went for a Chobani. Baby must love yogurt; he started going nuts. I took a video of my bouncing belly and sent it to Kevin at work.

snackDinner: an appetizer of too many graham crackers and then tofu stir fry, not to exciting

tofuDessert: ice cream! (Turkey Hill all natural butter pecan)

  • What’s the best thing you’ve eaten recently?
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28 Weeks: Making Room

It’s that time again, time for another bumpdate! Here we are at 28 weeks. It feels like this baby should be here soon, but I have to keep reminding myself that September is still a good while from now.

28 weeks    28 weeks

Left: 28 weeks with E, Right: 28 weeks now

How far along? 28 weeks

Baby’s size? 2.25 lbs and 14.8 inches from head to heels

Total Weight Gain: I think 19 pounds (same as last time, but I sure feel bigger)

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: Getting worse, though it was at an all-time low Friday night when Ethan woke up about 4 or 5 times. Ugh!

Best moment this week: my date day with Kevin and our massages on Friday (*A note about prenatal massages – I’ve only had two, but one was much better than the other. The first was a special prenatal setup that allowed me to lay on my front. The second was a regular table that had me side-lying. Both were good, but the side one wasn’t as nice.)

Miss Anything? Feeling pretty

Movement: Yup. He’s rolling around in there all the time.

Food cravings: Nope, but I have been into ice cream every night and have also been enjoying cob salads. The good thing about making cob salads for dinner is that Ethan can eat all the goodies too, just without the lettuce (hard boiled egg, bacon, corn, avocado, and cucumber, though the cucumber is never a win for him).

saladAnything making you queasy or sick: Nope

Gender: Boy

Symptoms: pelvic pain, acne, and lethargy (That second-trimester energy is already starting to fade a bit.)

Belly Button in or out? Starting to poke a little

Wedding rings on or off? Still on but a little tighter when I get hot

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!

Looking forward to: Our friends’ wedding this weekend (I’ll actually have a reason to shave my legs, curl my hair, and maybe even throw on a little mascara.)

28 weeksIt’s time to start making room for baby, and I mean that in almost every sense of the word. First, we need to starting making more progress on the nursery. Yesterday my mom and I hit Target for a crib, thanks ma! And there are still just one or two bigger things I want to buy soon, so as not to freak Ethan out all at once. I want to phase a couple things from his room to the nursery, and I’d like it to be gradual.

toyEthan’s new toy!

I also can’t quite imagine how I’ll fit another baby in my life and my heart. Other mamas I’ve talked to say that they didn’t have to divide their heart once baby two came; instead their heart just doubled.

grinch heart

The Grinch always comes to mind when I hear one of them say it.

I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how that works. And about baby fitting into my life? I’ll have to wait and see about that too I guess. Ethan takes a lot of attention and energy… hmm, but so do babies. Oh well – he’ll fit in just fine, I’m sure! (Advice is very welcome!)

  • What are you most looking forward to?
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