Thursday Thoughts

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{little throwback thursday for you as well. above is a pic of me when I was around 7 months}

Thankful For:

Everyone in both our families are so excited to meet our little girl in the coming months; the love is truly overwhelming. I remember having a similar feeling when Brian and I got married. I remember standing up in front of all our closest friends and family and feeling the love, excitement and support that everyone had for us. That a lone teared me up. I felt my heart swell like it was going to burst out of my chest. I feel that now, and maybe even more so…I’m truly thankful for all the love surrounding our little girl.

Eating:

Food just isn’t quite as enjoyable lately. I have a hard time identifying what I want, and when I do eat, small portions is really all I can handle. I’ve been getting a little puffy on my hands and ankles/feet lately. Nothing crazy, just feeling a little on the puffy side, and if I’m being honest, I feel it all over my body. In order to help with my puffiness, and to get all the daily vitamins (veggies, etc.) baby and I need, I have taken to a green smoothy a day. Organic Green Super Food as been what I’ve been using. I combine it with ice, water or almond milk, a banana and sometimes peanut butter.

Watching:

Finishing up Breaking Bad, and the massive hole the main character keeps digging for himself keeps getting bigger and bigger as the episodes go on. Somethings gotta give soon. I think it is all about to come to a head here soon, so I’m anxious to see where it all ends up!

Feeling:

Tired. Oh wow, it fluctuates from one day to the next, but the days I feel tired…I really feel it. And I feel like my time to get ready for baby is closing quickly. There is still so much I want to get done and in order before baby girl comes. I often need to remind myself to just chill, take some deep breaths and know that I will get what I can done, and it will all be okay. This can be chalked up to extreme nesting syndrome, or the fear/excitement/curiousness of our impending life change quickly approaching (probably all of the above).

Thinking About:

My skin has been feeling a little bit and the blah side, and I’ve been wanting something that smells good and makes me feel soft all over. I recently remembered L’Occitane and the Almond Oil body wash that they have (I used it a few years ago). It’s amazing! Have you ever used it?? Anyway, I picked up the body wash, the body scrub and the body oil (that I spray on after I get out of the shower). And I must say, every shower feels like a little trip to the spa. I’m in heaven. It’s funny how little things like spicing up what you use in the shower can change your state of mind. Everyone needs to feel a little pampered from time to time. So If you are like I was, head out and do something that will make you feel just a little special. It can be a game changer my friend!

Reading:

I started reading, Great with Child, Letters To A Young Mother, by Beth Ann Fennelly… I’m just about half way through, and I’m loving it. She’s honest and open about pregnancy and motherhood, which has been so refreshing after reading some of the pregnancy books out there. Reading her letters makes me laugh and sometimes cry (a little), but overall it leaves me feeling excited to be a mom. I’m looking forward to meeting this little dancing queen.

Loving:

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I have some rosacea on my cheeks, it popped up about two years ago. I’m constantly looking for remedies to take the redness away and for makeup that nicely covers my uneven skin. Recently I found that Clinique has an entire Redness Solutions line (happy dance)! So I stopped by and picked up the foundation and the daily relief cream…and so far so good…totally loving it so far.

Lots of talk about me, how are you? What are you thinking about these days? Thanks for stopping by!!! xo Jen

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