Thursday, August 14, 2014

26 weeks + skittles for breakfast

So I learned that running three races in a week while 6 months pregnant is not necessarily the best thing to do... it definitely took me a long time to recover after last week's shenanigans. (Totally worth it though!) This past week consisted of a lot rest and recovery, including several naps and low key nights. Not a bad thing at all!

At 26 weeks, I'm in the last week of the second trimester. Crazy! I had another 4-week check-up with my doctor, and once we hit 28 weeks, I'll be going every two weeks. Which is even more crazy!

This time, I got to do the glucose screening to test for gestational diabetes. Usually they give you a super sugary orange drink, then test your blood sugar 1 hour later. For some reason, my doctor's office just lets you eat a pack of Skittles instead! My appointment was at 9am so I had Skittles for breakfast that day, ha. I passed the test no problem, so that's a good thing. :) I also got to hear Poppyseed's heartbeat again and that never gets old.

We took the weekend off from work and headed home to visit our family. It had been way too long since we spent a long weekend at home, and it was much needed! We got to spend time with my parents, my Business Man's parents, and both our extended families. We even got to watch my sister-in-law's band show on the practice field where we met 12 years ago! Crazy to think it's been that long since that first year of band camp where I met my honey.

It's a good thing I passed my gestational diabetes screening, because the theme of the weekend was SUGAR! After a short run on Friday morning, we walked to the donut shop near my parents to pick up some donuts for breakfast. Talk about nostalgia! We used to walk there almost every Sunday for donuts after church. So much fun.

Mmmm... raspberry danish. This was my dad's go-to pick growing up. Strangely I was the one who wanted it this time.
We also traveled to a nearby town to check out a cheesecake shop that I've been stalking on Facebook forever... That's So Sweet. They specialize in mini cheesecakes, and were so good! And what a cute idea. I'm thinking I might need to try something like that here in Ohio...

My favorite was the Salted Caramel. And the Red Velvet was a close second.

Loved their chalkboard menu.
And of course a stop at the good ole' Ice Cream Shack. I'm sad to say I was unable to finish my Peanut Butter Cup Sundae... (and I can remember one distinct time in high school where I ate TWO of them in one visit! Granted, we were there for several hours, but still!)

We spent Saturday night at my grandma's house with the extended family... so good to spend time with everyone. 2014 is definitely the year of the babies, with 4 new additions to the family! My cousin Bobby and his wife just had a new little baby boy in May, and have a 3-year-old son, Everett. My aunt & uncle just adopted a 2-year-old boy, Asher, from China, and also have a 7-year-old, Ayden. My other cousin Charlie and his wife are expecting a baby girl in November, due one week before us, and then there's us and Poppyseed of course! It was a bit crazy with the 3 little boys running around at grandma's this weekend, and we were all joking about what it will be like the next couple years with 6 of them running around. Charlie & Amanda's little girl will definitely be the little princess of the group! (Either that or she'll learn to stick up for herself pretty quick, haha.)

Not a picture from my grandma's, but taken in my mom's backyard.
Last but not least, how about our #pizzaoftheweek. What a great transition there. (I never claimed to be a writer.) We enjoyed a delicious Buffalo Chicken Pizza, with buffalo cream cheese, shredded chicken, green onions, mozzarella, and cheddar. It was SO good. And I made a huge pizza and got to eat it several times. (One of the bonuses of getting full super quick... getting to enjoy your favorite foods over a longer period of time, lol.)

26 Weeks - The Facts

Poppyseed's size: The size of a head of lettuce. And I believe it.

Sleep: Going well. Sleeping in the waterbed at my parents' house was AMAZING. (Funny thing is, usually I hate it. Ha.)

Movement: Lots of it still. Though he was definitely shy when we were at home! Guess he doesn't want anybody but mom & dad to feel his little kicks.

Running: 19 miles plus a session on the elliptical. The elliptical is really beginning to grow on me... especially if you find a fun workout to follow on Pinterest. I just close my eyes and pretend I'm out in nature.

Cravings: Omg, my mac & cheese craving was finally really satisfied. My aunt makes the best mac & cheese and we had it on Saturday night. And I asked her secret (of course, she doesn't follow a recipe) and it is definitely a whole bunch of Velveeta cheese. Can you guess what I bought at the grocery store this week?

Looking forward to: My weekly chiropractor appointments. My back and hip pain has subsided quite a bit, but it is definitely still there. It feels so good to have everything stretched out and loosened up each week.


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