I am starting to find my groove with blogging again and I’m looooving it! Ever since taking the pressure off of myself to have “certain types” of posts, I feel a lot more joy when it comes to writing. Even if this blog only ever becomes a fun place to document our lives and share with my few blogging friends, that’s fine by me! Today I’m here to share about our month for What’s Up Wednesday!


What We’ve Been Eating This Month

I’ve been really bad about taking pictures lately so I don’t have any pictures of any of the meals, but we’ve been eating so much healthier this past month. Ever since leaving my first trimester behind, I have had so much more energy to meal plan and cook. It took a little while for the motivation and routine to come back and feelΒ more normal but I’m so glad it has.

We’ve been eating homemade sauce and meatballs in the crockpot. Oh my gosh. It is to die for! My brother planted a garden this year and has been growing so many tomatoes so I used these to make sauce a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you, that was a great idea! πŸ˜‰ I’m planning to do the same again today.

We’ve also been having a lot of meat lately because I’m trying to make sure that I’m eating enough protein now that I’m pregnant. I’m not the biggest fan of meat, but I’ve made it more of a priority and it feels good to be making good choices for Baby Zin.

 

What I’m Reminiscing About

I don’t know what it is about the seasons changing but when they do it always reminds me of years prior. Just this morning I was reminiscing about mine and Tommy’s dating years in the fall. We go apple picking each year and last year was such a sweet date. I cannot wait to go again this year!

 

What I’m Loving

I definitely included this in another blog post but she’s too cute not to include again. I’m loving living with our puppy Noelle. She is such a well-behaved dog and is so lovey. It’s so fun to share a dog with Tommy.

I don’t have a picture for this one, but I’m also loving feeling sweet baby kicks! I’ve been feeling little movements for a little over a week and it’s been so much fun! It makes everything so much more real. I cannot wait to meet our little guy.

 

What We’ve Been Up To

I included this picture in my last bumpdate, but we have been working on the nursery! I’m beyond excited to see how it all turns out. I’m still trying to picture exactly how I want it but I know I want it to be bright and airy. I want to somehow incorporate animals because I think that will be adorable for a little boy. Plus Tommy loves animals so I thought that would make it extra special.

 

I want to do something like this with animal prints on the wall. Isn’t it so cute?!

 

What I’m Dreading

Nothing! I love when that’s the answer to this question. πŸ˜‰

 

What I’m Working On

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I feel like this will forever be included in on this answer haha! I’ve been working on my Etsy shop like usual. I’m hoping to devote more time to it before baby is here and really get the ball rolling!

 

Shared first on my personalΒ Instagram!

I also worked a lot on our baby book this month! This has been such a sweet time for me. I love the idea of having this to look back on throughout the years. I got it from Promptly Journals and it goes from pregnancy all the way to age eighteen. At first I wasn’t sure about having it be for that long but now I love it. It makes me so excited to document the baby even more with pictures once he’s here!

 

What I’m Watching/Reading

Tommy and I are re-watching How I Met Your Mother because we just love the show so much. I’m also re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets very, very slowly. I haven’t been in the mood to read much so it’s taking me a while. I just love those books though and am planning to re-read them all.

 

What I’m Listening To

Not too much as usual. I listened to a couple of episodes of Risen Motherhood and cannot wait to continue. I’ve heard so many good things about this podcast. I can’t wait until I relate even more once Baby Zin is here.

 

What I’m Wearing

Anything that will fit, haha! I literally have about 5 nice shirts that fit right now. I’m planning to buy maternity jeans very soon now that it’s starting to cool down. I’m definitely going to put off buying maternity shirts until it’s necessary though.

 

What I’m Doing This Weekend

Tommy and I haven’t even talked about plans for this weekend even though it’s Labor Day. Maybe we’ll end up going up to the lake? Maybe we’ll end up continuing to work on the baby’s room? I’m not really sure at this point, haha.

 

What I’m Looking Forward To

Well this ones easy… being closer to meeting our sweet babe! I can’t wait to continue to plan and get ready for him.


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  • It’s great that you’re getting back into blogging…I know for me it works so much better when I stop putting pressure on myself and just blog the things that I want to write.

    This post is so joyful by the way. Seems like things are going well for you πŸ™‚