Since I became pregnant, I’ve been having this smoothie just about every morning. It’s super simple, and delicious. It’s flavorful, and full of healthy vitamins and minerals.
Let’s dive into the simple recipe!
You can use any flavor greek yogurt you like, I like to use any vanilla flavor or sometimes have to use whatever the grocery store has in stock nowadays! I don’t use the full scoop of protein powder, just a smidge. You can basically use whatever flavor of anything you’d like. For the almond milk, I’ll switch brands and switch from vanilla to regular, things like that. Make it to your liking!
Blend all the ingredients together!
I like to have toast with my smoothie! Sugar and cinnamon mixture on top. Soo good. I hope you enjoy this simple yet delicious smoothie. You can alter it to however you’d like! Sometimes I throw in a few strawberries to mix it up.
Running out of womb! Literally! My belly feels like this little man is out growing the womb, he moves all around and I’ll feel a leg, an arm, or whatever it is I feel like he doesn’t have much space left.
I’m thankful that I’ve been so active and healthy up until this point. I’ve been super consistent with working out still, and commend myself for doing so. On the days I go into the office, I do not workout because I’m exhausted when I come home. On the days I work from home, I most definitely workout in the morning and my day is just so much better afterwards.
This baby feels bigger than my last pregnancy, and the weight I’m carrying feels a lot heavier. Maybe it’s just the difference between a girl and a boy? I still don’t feel as big as I was with my first pregnancy, don’t get me wrong, there are days where I feel ginormous but most days I just feel like my normal self with a little bit bigger belly.
The weekly ultrasounds have been going good, little man does all the specific moves he’s supposed to do. Each week they look for a certain amount of fluid, body movement, breathing, etc. And they are pushing me to deliver a week early! I am pushing right back and saying no, there is no reason to be induced a week early unless it’s medically necessary. I’m a huge fan of letting the baby stay in until he’s ready to come out.
In the mail we got a sweet little onesie from a family member for the little man on the way. Go Bengals!
Had my brother/sister in-law come over for dinner. Hadley’s Christmas gift was on a delayed shipment, so it finally came in and they were sweet enough to bring it over to her! American Girl Doll! The doll looks just like her, soo cute!
Saturday, January 22
We went to the boat show with the whole crew! MasterCraft is still our favorite, and then Malibu. Hadley played on the trampoline and the playground sets for a little bit. We were hoping to see Twiggy the Squirrel, but I guess he wasn’t ready for his show yet. They have this squirrel that skis!
Came home and watched the Bengals game! And they won!!! WHO DEY!
Sunday, January 23
Hadley and I went to church, and then came home and chilled. I feel like an old lady, but I just love to relax and get things ready for the week on Sundays. Being ready for the week ahead just helps me so much in feeling ready to go. Laundry done, uniforms ironed, food prepped, smoothies pre-made, etc.
Hadley and I went to Kroger after church, and on our way out we tried to catch some snowflakes on our tongue. It didn’t snow enough to stick, but it’s still pretty!
After Hadley went to bed, I watched the rest of the Bills / Chiefs game and oh my goodness these games are nail biters! The Chiefs won, so that means the Benglas play them next weekend. Cannot wait!
Our weekend was good, lots of hanging out and chilling together. Fun times.
Happy Friday friends! Worked out four days this week, and feeling good like I should! lol
Monday was a holiday for both Hadley and I, no school and no work! Played in the snow for a little while, and had one of our neighbors come over and help shovel the driveway. Hadley almost shoveled the entire thing herself!
Prepped some smoothie bags for the week, and a little more. I chop up one banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, handful of chopped spinach, and all of that goes into a ziploc into the freezer. The day of I add almond milk, greek yogurt, and a smidge of protein powder. Having these pre-made baggies help so much, and it’s so good!
The sunrise on my drive to work one morning this week. Very beautiful.
Hadley eating her ice cream for dessert, and watching a show on her new iPad. In the beginning of January, Kevin wanted to upgrade her old iPad. She had an iPad mini 3, and it was getting to the point where we couldn’t download things without the latest updates. We’ll probably keep this iPad for as long as the old one. Hadley wanted to keep the old mini 3 for her soon-to-be little brother!
These basket of goodies is something I’m going to share soon, doesn’t it look so fun? I have a few more things I want to add to it!
Happy Friday friends! Hope you have a great weekend!
Happy Thursday, sweet friends! Here is a little maternity top haul I wanted to share. These are the tops I just bought, and some have been a staple throughout this pregnancy.
Hope you enjoy these tops!
This top is a burgundy tie-dye sweatshirt, and it’s got the side shirring to accommodate the growing belly. I usually am not a fan of the traditional maternity tops, but I do like this one since you can’t really tell it’s maternity unless you are up close. Top link: here
This is a soft fleece lounge sweatshirt that is not maternity, so I just sized up to a XXL in this one. It is sooo soft and comfy I love it! The color is charcoal gray. I wanted to find a few tops that were comfy to wear either at the hospital, or coming home after birth. Top link: here
Not all of these tops are considered “maternity”, but they work just as well. This top is a long sleeve crew neck, and I sized up, which is what I normally do for most of the tops I’ve been wearing. Color is heathered gray. Top link: here
Pink sweater is maternity, and it’s very soft. It’s a sweater, so if you get hot don’t wear a short sleeve underneath because it is warm! Top link: here
This one is my most worn top, and again it’s not the traditional maternity. I sized up, and it’s the comfiest sweatshirt I’ve worn. The top is the Ultra-Soft Fleece from Kohl’s, color is Olive Camo. Top link: here
I had to get a new Bengals top to support our local team! I do not have a link for this one, but it is from Target in the sports section. I sized up to fit the growing belly.
In general, I will say that I mainly buy regular tops for this pregnancy and size up from my normal size. Either a size or two, depending on the fit of the top. Going that route seems to work for me, since I don’t really like all the traditional maternity tops that have all that shirring on the sides. I hate that!
Hope you enjoyed the maternity tops I’ve been loving lately.
If anything drops on the floor, it’s dead to me. This statement couldn’t be any more true. It seriously feels like anything I have in my hands almost always falls to the floor, or I drop it, and then it’s such a chore to pick it up. So fun haha
We are about a month until little man’s due date. He is due February 22nd. From here on out I’m just going to be uncomfortable period. The only update I really have is, I just can’t get comfy. But like I keep saying, I’ll take these last few weeks of being uncomfortable after not even feeling or looking pregnant until month seven!
I am feeling tired, but obviously still super excited because I cannot believe it’s about a month away from the due date. I’ve had lots of friends and family members send me texts saying how excited they are to see what he looks like, and to find out his name.
Tomorrow is my next weekly ultrasound, it is comforting to see him each week. Healthy and happy in the belly! I’ve gained weight, as someone naturally would with a growing giant belly, and I’m happy with the weight that I have gained! I can’t wait to get back to my regular HIIT workouts though!
Looking forward to finishing up the babys room soon. We have most everything we need for the most part, just need to figure out what to hang on the walls!
If you are interested in previous baby updates, click below for the links.
The baby’s room is coming along nicely! I’ve started washing all the clothes, burp cloths, bibs, etc. We are going to need way more diapers and wipes, but we’ve got some on hand for now. I’ve got some organizer bins and things in the drawers, just trying to figure out what will go where!
Reached the 34 week mark this week! Getting closer and closer!
Fruity pebbles at 10pm for a late snack, because why? I was hungry. Random sporadic food cravings have been kicking in gear lately, and I just go with it. Guess little man is hungry!
Started packing the hospital bag! You never know when it’s going to be go time. I like to be prepared and ready to go.
Posted about the difference between my first kid and second kid in the third trimester, you can read more about it here! What a difference and so happy where I’m at with this pregnancy.
Happy Friday! Looking forward to this three day weekend! Our local Bengals are in the playoffs against the Raiders tomorrow, can’t wait to watch the game. We have zero sports this weekend, so my plan is to keep organizing and getting things ready for baby. Have a great weekend!
Seven years ago I had my daughter Hadley. In these pictures above, you can barely tell I had a bump let alone pregnant. I was a little larger seven years ago, but didn’t care at all then. I was in a different mindset, and a different place in my life. I was so unbelievably happy to be having my first child, it was such a special time.
Seven years later, and in my third trimester with my second kid. What a difference! Still so unbelievably happy to be having my second child, still such a special time in my life, and I am also in a different mindset in life. Two years ago, I changed my lifestyle by eating differently, and incorporating exercise in my life. And I’m happy to say I’ve maintained the incorporating exercise portion throughout this pregnancy! Having a different mindset going into this pregnancy, has made a huge difference in so many ways. My mental health, my physical health, and just my overall state of being.
Third trimesters, sevenish years apart. What a difference right?!?!
So pregnant. So tired. Always hungry. Nothing fits. Pretty much sums up the 34 week mark.
Don’t get me wrong, I still feel pretty amazing overall, but the little things are starting to catch up with me. Sleeping at night hasn’t been fun, I can fall asleep okay but it’s when I have to use the bathroom at least two times a night is what wakes me up and then I have trouble falling back to sleep each time. The belly is feeling heavier and heavier, I’m not really comfortable unless I’m sitting in my office chair at home, or the kitchen table chair. Everywhere else is super uncomfortable, except laying down in my bed!
One other thing that has popped up recently is a bad tooth ache. I’ve read your teeth can do strange things while pregnant and it’s good to get checkups. I had a dentist appointment scheduled, but then I started feeling a little under the weather last week so I cancelled the appointment. The thought of laying on my back, at an incline, while feeling not so great wasn’t a great idea.
If that’s all I have to complain about, I know I’m pretty lucky! Something my husband said to me the other day made me feel pretty amazing. He said, “you know you have no stretch marks on your belly?” I don’t put any lotion or anything on the belly either, so that made me feel pretty damn good. Thanks babe! When you’re feeling large and in charge, sweet comments like that are what I need right now.
Had my weekly ultrasound today, little man is looking right on track. He’s the size of a pineapple now! The tail end of this pregnancy is getting closer and closer. I still can’t believe it some days.
Since it’s been seven years since I had my daughter, we are basically starting from scratch again as far as baby items go. I did a baby registry on Amazon, mainly for the completion discount. I will share later once I can report back on what I would absolutely register for again, what I would skip, and anything I may have missed. It’s amazing how much things change over the years!
I’ve still been living in maternity leggings, which I’ve only purchased one pair that fit me the best. I desperately need to buy one more so I can have an extra in the hospital bag I have yet to pack! Shoes have been pretty much my Brooks gym shoes all the time, unless I have to go in the office. I have pretty much the same few tops I wear because they are loose and comfy. I could care less about fashion right now, everything is all about comfort for me.
Thankfully, I don’t have too many overpowering symptoms of pregnancy, even still. My belly is huge, which makes bending over a little tough, laying down a little trickier, and finding a comfy chair to sit on. And knock on wood, I’ve only had acid reflux one time! With my daughter Hadley, I had it quite a lot. My skin has been amazing, no breakouts nothing. Peeing a lot more frequently, and not sleeping the best but nothing that is too overwhelming.
Going to appointments every week now. Weekly ultrasounds, and every other week with the doctor. After week 36, the appointments will be weekly with the doc. I normally hate going to the doctor, but with pregnancy, surprisingly, has changed that. It’s so fun to see how the baby is doing each week, I look forward to it so much!
With my due date approaching, we ordered lots of baby things that we still need. I was starting to get a little nervous thinking we don’t have all that we need, I think I over ordered but better to be safe than sorry. I keep thinking if I don’t have it all now, I won’t ever get it. I know that’s not true, probably just a hormonal feeling I have.
The bathtub has this hook on the end to hang after each use. We used a command hook and hung it on the inside of the kids bathroom closet.
Hadley had her last basketball game of the season, and she scored seven baskets! Her coach brought all the girls ice cream for the last game of the season, it was a nice little treat. After the game, we stopped by Raising Cane’s for a late night dinner. Hadley and I had never had it before, and it was pretty good! The cane sauce was excellent!
Saturday, January 8th
Picked up some clearance flowers at Kroger Saturday morning, I always find that the cheapie flowers last the longest!
Amazon sent a goodie box full of baby items! It was nice and as we get things in the mail, Hadley loves to help me open them and put them away in the babys room.
Saturday night, Hadley had a soccer game. She gets so excited at any sporting event she plays, just love her enthusiasm.
Sunday, January 9th
The baby’s room is coming along! We hung the mirror, put the dresser together, and the changing pad covers came. We don’t really have a “theme”, just doing colors for the most part.
My night time routine lately consists of a sleeping mask for my face, sleepy body lotion for my legs, tums as a precaution for acid reflux, and lotion for my dry hands.
Our recap from last week. Not too busy, other than getting all things baby ready.
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you have a great week!