Here’s some of what I’ve been up to lately, beyond being party to the internal wrestling of our little girl for what seems to be all day long.
Both me and my husband love to travel and since we started dating we have traveled to multiple states and countries together. We know that we still want to travel after the baby arrives, but how we travel is definitely going to change a bit. And we will probably be sticking closer to home for at least her first six months. We decided to take our “babymoon” to Boston at the end of my second trimester. Although I am a huge American history buff, I had never been and especially enjoyed exploring the Freedom Trail.
We also took a day trip to Concord, mainly to see the home of one of my favorite children book authors, Louisa May Alcott, and picked up some cute things for our “little woman.” On the final day of our trip we indulged in a couples massage.
With my husband’s rec football teammates after his games this spring. Since we don’t (yet) have a fenced in backyard, we can’t have a real grill at home, so he enjoyed playing grill master.
Philadelphia and the surrounding area as we check things off our before baby date night bucket list. On Memorial Day weekend we went to Linvilla Orchards to pick strawberries. You can check out our fall apple picking date at Linvilla here. Now our freezer is stocked with frozen strawberries to make desserts and smoothies later in the summer.
I don’t have much of a green thumb, but I wanted to try succulent planting again with better directions on how not to kill them (yes, last year I killed a succulent). One of our other date nights in May was taking a succulent planting class. My husband enjoyed planting a cactus for his desk at work and my little guy is on our kitchen windowsill.
Around with some crafting projects for the nursery. I can’t wait to share our children’s book inspired nursery with you all when it is completed.
What I learned this spring:
- Pregnancy sucks sometimes. I wrote a post about the reasons I hate pregnancy while navigating the second trimester and it has definitely not gotten any better. It felt good to both get it off my chest and help other women feel better about feeling the same way.
- I can’t wait for my husband to become a father. He has been incredibly supportive and loving through some of the toughest spots of pregnancy, including mood swings, me going to bed at 8, and the current nesting phase. He is so excited to welcome her into the world, and I know she will definitely be daddy’s little girl.
- I love sharing my passions in a new way through my Etsy shop. Creating printables is a fun creative outlet and I have several new products I’ve been working on related to mental health that I will be launching later this month.