Thinking…about how time seems to somehow be both flying and crawling by all at the same time. I can’t believe Baby J will be here in around 100 days (!). But at the same time, I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever. I keep telling myself that we have plenty of time to get stuff done (like, uh, the nursery), but in reality, we don’t.
Feeling…sleepy. Sleep has not being going well lately. I’m closing in on my third trimester, and being too uncomfortable to get a good’s night sleep is just par for the course (and yes, I have the special pillow). I guess it’s nature’s way of getting me prepped for the lack of sleep that’s coming my way in June.
Watching…not much now that the Olympics are over. I’ve had total Olympic fever for the past few weeks, so now that I’m coming down from that, it’s time to find something else to tune in to. We do record the Tonight Show and watch that with dinner each night. Because Jimmy Fallon = hilarious.
Excited…about the photography business Craig and I recently launched! Craig and I have been off-and-on shooting family portraits and weddings for the past few years, and we always thought it’d be fun to try to turn into a more full-time business, so we set a goal in 2014 to really put a lot of effort into getting it off the ground and running. We launched the website, did some marketing, and are taking some meetings. We’re really excited!
Missing…feeling like my healthy, energetic self. It’s no secret that pregnancy hasn’t been the smoothest for me, but now, I mostly just miss feeling like myself. I miss having energy. And feeling healthy. And strong. And capable.
Reading…One Year to an Organized Life with Baby by Regina Leeds. In theory, this book rocks. It’s got lots of awesome ideas for how to get your house and life organized to make bringing a baby into your world as easy possible. In reality, it’s just stressing me out. If you haven’t read it, the book assigns you a task for each week of pregnancy. Some are easier and less work than others, but the goal is by the time baby comes, your house and life function like a well-oiled machine. There are a ton of great ideas—and I really like the bite-at-a-time style of doing one project each week—but I still just can’t seem to figure out how to fit the tasks in with everything else going on. As much as I’d love to get all the cleaning supplies under my sink organized, I just don’t see it happening. Mostly, the book just reminds me of all the organizational tasks I probably should be doing that I’m not.
Wondering…when winter will stop.
Working…on the photography business, a few designs for cookbooks, and starting the brainstorming phase of my second cookbook. Plus juggling a few freelance writing and design projects.
Stressed…much less than I was a few weeks ago. For some reason, January and February were really annoying for us. No end-of-the-world problems, but just a million little things (and a few bigger ones) that went wrong. You ever have those periods of time where it just seems like nothing comes easy? It was that way for us for the first part of 2014, but it seems like the universe is correcting now and the stress is starting to wash away.
Proud…of the fact that I didn’t leap out of my chair and punch the woman sitting across from me in a waiting room yesterday. She takes one look at me, and says, “When are you due?” and I tell her June, and she then says, “WHOA. YOU ARE HUGE. Man, you’re going to have a giant baby. And you’re definitely going to have it early. You’re HUGE. Your whole family must be big-boned. You’re going to have a big-boned baby.” She then proceeded to watch me eat my lunch and ask me questions about everything I was eating to make sure it was healthy for baby. And then, once I finished my lunch, she looked over at my Mama and said, “Ha! She certainly did pound that back fast, didn’t she?” If I was a more self-conscious person, that interaction may have left me feeling rough (but mostly, I was just in awe of the gall of the woman).
Wanting…a spa day! I’m not much of a girlie girl, but I’ve been recently craving a day of pampering. I want to go to a fancy spa/salon, put on a cozy robe, drink cucumber water, and take some time to relax. There are a few (very well-reviewed) spas around here that do pregnancy massages, and I’d love to get one of those. I could also go for a spa pedicure and a good ole haircut.
Wishing…for a healthy third trimester. I’ve had a lot of issues pop up in the first two trimesters, but thankfully, nothing that is bad for baby. I’d really like the third one to be problem-free, too. I mean, I expect I’ll be sore and uncomfortable, but just as long as I manage to avoid any of the big issues, I’ll be happy.
Eating…a whole lot of Greek pasta salad . I came up with a spicy Greek yogurt dressing for it using sriracha, lemon juice, and Greek spices and it is SO yummy. I didn’t really expect it to be anything amazing, so I didn’t snap any photos of it. But I’m going to have to grab some photos next time I make it (because I will make it again).
Drinking…a ton of water. I feel so dehydrated all the time. Can’t. Get. Enough.
Loving…my new planner (more on that later), washi tape, feeling Baby J dance around, sunshine, root beer, daydreaming about a beach vacation.