Hi guys, I can’t believe it’s Friday already! This was a pretty good week, and very productive one. On the pregnancy front, I had my glucose test (and passed it), celebrated with donuts and found out I’m not anemic (I didn’t suspect I was, but they test for that too). I chose the fruit punch flavor. It was not delicious, by any means, but it actually wasn’t as bad as I thought/have heard. But I eat/drink sweet things often, so maybe that’s why.
We also met with a pediatrician who I reallllly like, which is great. I thought that process would be a lot more time consuming. We are registered for birth classes, have started the process of researching breast pumps and contacting insurance, have our babymoon planned for later this month, and things are moving right along!
I went shopping last weekend and couldn’t help but buy some cute little outfits. I KNOW the newborn stage goes quickly and she will grow out of things at a rapid pace, so I got some for 0-3 months, and 3-6 months. Baby clothes are so darn cute – I don’t know how people don’t just spend all of their money on them.
This is not sponsored. I’ve talked about my love for Hello Fresh before. I haven’t tried many meal services, but I feel like I’m pretty smitten with Hello Fresh. Their quality and flavor of the meals impresses me every time. I haven’t had a bad meal yet. I know we will continue to do meal services/delivery once baby is here and I am completely okay with it. These directions are easy, and most meals come together in under 30 minutes. And, Ed can make them 🙂
This week, I tried the barbecue chicken with green beans and the cheesiest, creamiest mac ‘n cheese (hint: add cream cheese, butter and shredded cheese). We also made the balsamic burgers. Both were delicious. I save the recipe cards for inspiration later. You can get $40 off your order using this code.
As I mentioned earlier, we have a little donut tradition after our prenatal appointments. Well, this time we went a little crazy – we got a half dozen donuts and a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a donut. I was so curious I just had to try it. It was delicious! I brought whatever donuts we didn’t finish to the office to share.
Had a pre-natal massage this week that I needed more than I realized! I made another appointment for next month – things for self care that make me feel good. Worth the investment!
My friend, Sam, from G&G Nutrition just started a podcast called the Grapefruit and Granola podcast. You can listen to my thoughts on juicing and “clean eating” here (you can probably guess what I had to say).
Here were some of my favorite reads this week:
Why my Toddler doesn’t always eat what I eat via Lean Green Bean
Why how you feel is more important than what you weigh via Rachael Hartley Nutrition
How your mindset can affect your physical response to food via The Real Life RD
5 Strategies for achieving your running goals this year via Mile by Mile
My weight has nothing to do with how good a runner I am via Allie Keifer (Self) <— GREAT READ!
10 bucket list marathons you should run in 2018 via Runner’s World <– I don’t think I’ll get a marathon in this year, but maybe next year! Norway is intriguing for me because I actually enjoy running at night. I’m also drawn to Alaska and Hawaii 🙂
Anywhere in particular you’d want to run (or travel to)? I’d say Switzerland, Greece, or Alaska! It would also be cool to run along the Pacific coast.
What were your highs from the week?