It's time for some Five on Friday action! Without further ado...
O N E
First I'd like to say God Bless all the single mamas and also any woman who has ever been pregnant with three or more kids already in two.
Now let me back up...
Last week, T was gone for nine days straight - first, a work trip to Dallas and then, a boys' golf weekend. I almost died. No, really. CK was two going on thirteen, and it's a wonder we're both still alive. Thank goodness my mom came in for a couple days to help when I was at my wits end. T got home at 2am Monday morning, and 16 hours later my two nephews came into town to stay for a few days while their parents enjoyed a much-needed and deserved vacation. The boys (4 and 18 months) were great, but the entire time I couldn't help but think of all the women in the world who continue to have babies when they have 3+ kiddos. When I went to bed on Tuesday night, everything ached. BUT. It was the best kind of ache, because we had an absolute blast... playground-visiting, bug-hunting, water balloon-fighting, playdoh-creating, s'mores-eating, sprinkler-playing, sidewalk-chalking, bubble-blowing, etc. I think CK is still mourning the fact that the boys are gone!
T W O
Speaking of my little drama queen, if you follow me on Facebook, you know that we have recently entered the stage where she wants to pick out her outfits and dress herself. Great, right? Not exactly. I mean, sometimes, honest to God, she'll come out like this...
But usually, it's more like this...
And don't you dare try to tell her that her outfit doesn't match, or that her clothes are on backwards... or else you'll get this...
See: two going on thirteen.
T H R E E
So, I've been in a bit of a dilemma when it comes to exercising. My goal is to exercise throughout this entire pregnancy, mostly in the form of walking with CK in the jogging stroller. I try to log 2-3 mile walks most days of the week, logging 15-20 miles per week. However, the more I walk, the worse the pain in my tailbone/hips/legs is, especially throughout the night. It's so frustrating, because I obviously want to maintain my exercise routine for both my health and the health of Rocky, but I'm significantly more uncomfortable when I do. Any suggestions?
F O U R
Ok, I'm needy today... I also need dinner/cooking suggestions! Now that the nausea has decreased enough that I can actually go to the grocery store and stomach the thought of preparing a meal, I need to get back to cooking for my family. We all know I'm allergic to the kitchen, and I'm incredibly unmotivated because I really haven't cooked in almost three months. HELP me! Where do I begin, what's the easiest way to kickstart some easy recipes? And yes, I know Pinterest exists.
F I V E
And speaking of NOT cooking, thanks to my food-loving girlfriends, I discovered a good ol' southern diner here in Carrollton that pretty much serves my favorite food - goodness with a side of goodness. AND they have a drive-thru. So today, I got a southern vegetable plate for lunch... and inhaled cornbread biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, pinto beans, fried okra, and fried green tomatoes... and banana pudding. I think I'm in love.