I haven’t blogged since last Thursday. A lot can happen in just a few days.
Like, if you’re 9 months pregnant, you could have a baby.
Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Yeah, I didn’t have Sawyer yet He’s still baking, but almost done – I can tell. I did get a smile out of every tweet and message wondering if his arrival was the reason for my absence.
Frankly, life got in the way. It happens.
But I’m back and will pick up where I left off.
I’ve definitely been enjoying my maternity leave and using every possible moment of it. Productivity has been the name of the game and I am going to continue to push until I can get everything taken care of. I’m almost there! I’ll do some baby – specific posts coming up.
But Saturday I was able to celebrate something else very special with this girl:
Her sisters threw her a baby shower while she was in Cali so that more people could participate. They did a fabulous job and you can tell the bestie was surprised:
It was so great to be able to contribute and participate in such a fun pregnancy milestone. Sure 20 weeks is on the early side, but it’s never too early to show some love
She totally made a haul with all of her awesome gifts too!
So happy for my bestie
Unfortunately the rest the weekend didn’t go as planned. I was really hoping to get the Christmas tree up and decorated since our lil man could arrive any day, but it looks like the tree will have to wait.
I’ve also spent a good time at the mall recently looking for the perfect ‘going home’ outfit and that’s proven to be difficult – even after going to nearly 10 baby stores! Seriously! Argh.
At least I’ve been getting my cardio on and squeezed in another prenatal yoga last night.
And of course, the thing that makes every thing better –> Baking!
I’ve had a boxed pumpkin pound cake mix for nearly a year and decided I should give it a go – I just had to add the butter and eggs. And of course, rather than use a traditional loaf pan, I used my mini-loaf pan. The bestie and I agreed this is far superior because then you don’t feel like you’re eating as big of pieces (so, then you just have more..haha):
If you’re looking for a good pumpkin bread recipe from scratch, try this one from Fitsugar.
And because it’s the holidays, it’s only fitting to make some festive Hershey kiss cookies, right?
Oh and if you’re 9 months pregnant and becoming very clumsy with a giant belly, this may happen:
What is your favorite Christmas cookie? I’m a sucker for a good frosted sugar cookie or gingerbread man Sadly I don’t tend to make either. Therefore, I’m willing to be sent donations!