1: What we’re eating this week:
I’ve only started meal planning this year, and so this has been the first month where I’ve been actively planning all our meals and doing all the cooking. My husband used to be the cook but I’ve now taken it over for the time being, since I have more free time. Also, I’ve been excited to try some new recipes.
We’re both home (he’s working from home, I’m on medical leave) so we always have dinner together. For lunch, which is always leftovers, we each grab our lunch and eat it separately.
2: What I’m reminiscing about:
The time before Christmas. I miss our blue Christmas tree (husband’s idea), the Christmas atmosphere and the planning. It was a special Christmas because it was our first time as hosts. Both our families came and we had a really great time.
3: What I’m loving:
Buying all the baby things and getting ready for our baby girl. I need to be as organized as possible and to plan everything in detail, at least the things I can control. I spent a few days researching baby products and coming up with a list and budget and I’m now in the process of buying everything we need. I’m also planning the nursery (which is actually half a room, as I need to keep the other half as my office) and trying to come up with something cute and affordable.
The glorious weather we’ve been having for the past few weeks. It feels like spring.
4: What we’ve been up to:
Besides all the baby planning, we’ve been trying to decide if we’ll be going on a babymoon or if we’ll just skip it or postpone it.
Rui has been training for a half marathon while I prepare to go and walk a 5k. I’ll be 7 months pregnant so fingers crossed I’ll be able to make it.
5: What I’m dreading:
My driving lesson this afternoon. I always get super nervous before each one.
My glucose challenge test in a couple of days.
6: What I’m working on:
I’m taking a new course, which is hard to explain what it is really about because it’s something super specific to my country. It basically means I’ll be a certified trainer and able to provide certified professional/corporate training.
We’ll be starting our birth preparation course next week.
7: What I’m excited about:
Dinner with two of my best friends this evening. One of my friends is visiting from Ireland and I’m super excited because I haven’t seen her since September.
8: What I’m watching/reading:
I’ve just finished reading Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris, which was a really good read. I gave it 4 stars. I’m starting The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis tonight.
Rui and I are currently watching season 6 of This is Us and season 1 of And Just Like That, while patiently waiting for season 6 of Outlander. By myself, I’ve been watching season 11 of Call the Midwife.
9: What I’m listening to:
True crime podcasts as usual.
10: What I’m wearing:
At home, I wear mostly pijamas, leggings, sports bras, large t-shirts and sweaters.
If I’m going out, I’ll wear the one pair of jeans that still fits or a dress.
11: What I’m doing this weekend:
Boring stuff like house cleaning and laundry. Maybe going for a couple of walks.
12: What I’m looking forward to next month:
Being in my third trimester.
My next doctor’s appointment/ultrasound where I’ll get to see my baby.