Sunday, January 23, 2011

E: Weekend & Preggers Update

Hi guys :) Hope that you are enjoying your weekends. I have decided that my Sunday posts will include a small pregnancy update section at the very bottom of the post. I will include a bump picture (with my shirt covering the bump). If these sort of things make you squeamish/you don’t like talking about pregnancy, feel free to skip ;)- I TOTALLY understand!

This weekend was really nice! Friday afternoon started off with baking. Josh and I were meeting some of my favorite group fitness instructors for dinner, so I baked them up a batch of my peanut butter flour chocolate chip cookies:

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While baking, I wore my new Itzy’s Kitchen apron that Josh’s mom sent me. She also sent me another dish towel:IMG_1219

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We went to dinner at Mellow Mushroom.  Our head group fitness manager got me the sweetest gift, a day-by-day baby guide where you can add your own personal notes & information:

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So sweet!

Saturday morning, I was allowed back to taking group fitness classes, low-impact. I took Body Step, I’ve missed it so much! The rest of the day was spent cleaning the house, napping with Josh and Frank, and baking up a batch of granola for my Dad:

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Saturday night, Josh & I had a date night in. I made a nice, easy spaghetti squash dinner. Josh had his with meat sauce, I had marinara, and we both had mozzarella on top. I always forget how filling spaghetti squash is. Neither of us could even come close to finishing out bowls :)

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We also watched The Other Guys. It was….ok.

Sunday, I headed to my parents for brunch.

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The restaurant in their neighborhood has incredible views and delicious food. I got the Carolina breakfast with two scrambled eggs, a double order of fruit, and sourdough toast.

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My Mom also gave me some of her incredible homemade cranberry sauce. I can’t wait to dive in- thanks Mama!

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The rest of the day will be spent on housework & watching football :).

Pregnancy Update:  13 week photo (again, popping a little more than normal due to the swelling)-

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Feeling good! Exercising regularly (low impact: walking or classes).   Craving wise…enjoying vegetables and yellow mustard and cantaloupe. Things that have surprised me: 1. how tired I was during my first trimester and 2. how small your bladder feels right off the bat! If you have any pregnancy related questions, feel free to throw them my way and I’ll do my best to answer them!

59 comments:

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Such a cute apron! I finally remembered to pick up some spaghetti squash so I am planning on a couple of recipes this week. Can't wait.

fittingbackin said...

so glad you're feeling good - you look great! Love the new apron and am excited to follow your Sunday updates - your "bump" pic is so cute, although you're just so tiny I don't see a bump or this swelling you speak of!!

KatiePerk said...

You are too cute! Love the new apron and dishtowel! So pretty! Glad you got to go back to the gym. I know everyone was glad to see you.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

love the bump pic!! this blog will be an amazing journal to have for your pregnancy...wow, i wish i had been blogging back then :)

the apron and that view from the restaurant...both lovely!

LifeasKristina said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love your mini-bump! So cute!!!

Campinggirl said...

I love the apron!
Will you continue to teach classes through your pregnancy?

Holly said...

Oh, I love pregnancy updates! It's so fun to see how quickly mamas-to-be change. I'm SO glad you are feeling better, too. And your tiny bump is just adorable!

What a cute apron and towel! I need a cute apron....actually, just an apron at all. :-)

Amelia said...

Sounds like a great weekend. The weather out the restaurant window looks gorgeous! I miss the beach.

Your bump is very cute. Are you allowed to teach or just participate in classes? I finally had time to scout out the Les Mills classes here in Denver and have my first class tonight. Wahoo!

Rebecca said...

oh my gosh you looks GORGEOUS!! it'll be nice to have these memories once the baby is born :)

Krista (kristastes) said...

What a CUTE apron!! You look great! I pee every half hour as-is...I'm in trouble if I ever have kids haha :)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

What an adorable apron! I love the matching dishtowel.

Lauren said...

I am SOOOOO excited to read your pregnancy updates. You are seriously the cutest pregnant girl. :)

Glad the weekend was fulfilling. I bet everyone in your family is so excited for you guys and it must be the topic of all conversations.

Love the apron and those cookies, my FAVORITE! :)

ashley@quasichick said...

I want that apron! Your baby bump is so cute :)

Kerstin said...

CONGRATS Erica!!! How exciting!! I'm glad you're feeling well and can't wait to read all your updates - hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months :)

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

You are such an adorable pregnant lady!! Glad you able to exercise and feeling pretty good, minus the tiredness. I hope you're able to get plenty of rest for your little one! Sounds like you had a great weekend - you are so lucky your parents live close by and you get to see them often! I'm sure you will appreciate that even more when your baby is born :)

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

I actually think you look right on track for 13 weeks! some people show faster than others, and they say when you're thin you will have a teeny bump quicker than some other people! I hope you're enjoying it :)

LOVE the update and congrats on being allowed to take some classes!!!! Is it hard to tone it down in class?

Lisa said...

Lots of great food! I love the idea of the cookies with peanut flour.

So cute---your little bump :)

lee said...

You look cute. I definitely wouldn't be able to tell you were preggo if I didn't know though.

Love that journal. I am have always been a big journaler (hence the blog, I guess) and think that would be so fun to have a record of your baby's first year.

Fashion Meets Food said...

How lucky are you to have an awesome MIL my MIL would never send me anything.... I don`t even get birthday or christmas gifts from her... its beyond awkward. Your "bump" picture is so cute.

xo

Kerr said...

you are so cute! I think my stomach looks like that all the time and there is nothing but food in mine :)
I am guessing you were at Hucks for brunch, love that place!

vanillasugar said...

oh my gosh girl where have i been? your preggers? congrats to you. i'm so sorry i missed that.
wow. you are going to be such a good mom.
please make sure to eat enough protein ok? lol (don't you love when people say that?)
Soooo happy for you!

carolinebee.com said...

YUM! So jealous of your brunch view :D I am soooo over the snow here...

You look gorgeous, so happy that you can ease back into your fave workouts! Can't wait for more updates..

Julie said...

oh! i love this sunday pregnancy update :) i love seeing pregnancy over time and think it's so cool! haha is that creepy? are you gonna do the pencil on the wall baby bump status thing? hahahaha i've seen that before somewhere

i wiiish we had a mellow mushroom up north! i always see it on the bloggies who live down under and i drool everytime!

mmm spag squash! i've got one in my pantry and can't wait to crack that babes open :) i think you're baby is gonna be a spag squash lover

also..i crave mustard and veggies like crazy. maybe i'm pregs?

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

that blue apron is too cute!!!! and i love the baby bump, so precious!!!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I started feeling amazing energy at 16 weeks and that continued until about 8 months pregnant. You look great! And I am very impressed by you eating. I was pretty good with Wee 'Burb, but I know I could have eaten cleaner.

I am excited to make these muffins. I mean, you know I am obsessed w/ those pumpkin ones!

Heather said...

That apron is SO CUTE!!
Love that tiny bump - can't wait for more recaps! Glad you're back to taking exercise classes, too. I'm sure it helps keep you sane. :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

awe...you are just beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy.

Megan D said...

What an adorable apron! And I'm glad everything is going well so far!! Love the journal :)

BroccoliHut said...

Love the apron! So cute!
Can't wait to see future pregnancy updates:)

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I love the apron and towel...how sweet of her to send that to you!

You look great! Isn't it crazy how tired you get during the first trimester?!!? During the second, you will have a ton more energy!

teresa said...

eeeh, you're so adorable! isn't it amazing how quickly your body changes, i instantly had to pee more too, and yes, so tired that first trimester!

the food all looks so good as always!

fitchocoholic said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend!!!
You look great! =D

carla said...

you
are
so
flipping
CUTE!
Thanks for bringing us along on this journey with you.

Sarah said...

You look fantastic! And your new apron is soo cute! Glad you had a nice weekend!

Bridget said...

You look awesome! Love the pregger updates :) Yeah I've heard that a lot, about how tired you are!
Looks like another fun family filled weekend! We love spaghetti squash too, delicious!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

aw, i think sunday updates is a great idea! it'll be fun to follow along. your little bump is adorable !:)

Amanda said...

You look so adorable! I can't wait to see your belly pop!

Can you still sleep like normal or have you had to change your sleeping position? I'm a side/tummy sleeper and I always worry about that! I mean obviously most of the pregnancy will require sleeping differently but I wonder if it's different right away.

Trying To Heal said...

Ah! I don't know how I missed that you were preggers!!! CONGRATS LADY!!!! You look absolutely radiant and i'm glad you're feeling well!!!

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said...

That's the cutest little baby bump!

I love the apron, that's adorable!

Pound said...

glad you're able to do some low impact exercise.

the cookies look delish!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Could you not work out during your first trimester?

salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

I still have not tried PB flour....but I will soon!!!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

Ah, those cookies are being made left and right. In my kitchen and in your kitchen.

I like to read about your mommy journey so for me, I like seeing the baby bump pictures. I'll probably do the same :)

Janetha said...

caught up on your lovely posts, lady! that photo of frank in the chicken post made my heart melt. he is such a sweetie. that apron is ADORABLE. eep. you are the cutest pregnant gal ever.

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Gah, you're adorable!!! I have heard about the sleepies - hopefully you're feeling better now!

I love the apron :)

Katie said...

I love the apron Josh's mom sent you! It looks so cute on you. Glad to see you're still doing what you love... hope the fatigue goes away soon. You're simply glowing!

*Naomi* said...

you are GLOWING and looking so freakin cute!!!! I cannot wait to see your progress and for the little peanut to growww! :)

that cranberry sauce looks so good! i have such a soft spot for homemade cranberry sauce!!

Shannon said...

love your new apron :) i need to make those cookies! glad you had a nice weekend!

Simply Life said...

oh I LOVE that apron! wow, she should go into business! :) Oh, and I also LOVE the pregnancy updates!

marla said...

You are so cute!! Yeah for that bump! I know it is amazing how quickly things change in your body when pregnant - exciting though. Your Itzy's Kitchen apron is adorable!

Krista said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! And your bump is coming along awesome, Erica!! I remember being SO tired with Noah that my arms felt like they weighed 1000lbs each. Just remember that your bod is hard at work! :) Glad to hear you're feeling well, though...

Natalie said...

yay! definitely keep up the preggers updates, I love them :)

Faith said...

Sounds like a great weekend, Erica! Such a cute preggers pic, and I'm glad you're feeling good! By the way, that apron is seriously adorable!

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Ah, Erica! You look amazing - glowing, even. :o) I'm so happy for you and can't wait to continue to see more updates!

I absolutely love that apron, too. And you can't go wrong with peanut butter flour chocolate chip cookies. :o) Yum!

Anne Marie said...

You look adorable! Glad you are feeling good!

One Healthy Apple said...

Congrats! You look great with your belly bump, although I agree that you are so petite it's so subtle.

thehealthyapron said...

congrats on the pregnancy! you are adorbale! My hubby and I want to start trying soon too

(Laural) bhealthier said...

Ooooooo! You barely look preggers chica! My goodness 13 weeks (well.. 14 or 15 now I guess).

Re: cravings- Cantaloupe and Mustard together?

That apron and towel are awesome!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You are gonna be the most adorable momma ever!! :-) Thanks so much for sharing your pregnancy journey..I am super excited to follow along!!