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Big, big through-the-screen hugs to each of you who have shared in our excitement about having another baby. I am due April 6th (but Camille arriving 9 days after her due date has me seriously side-eyeing due dates in general). So, let's just say sometime mid-March through mid-April?
I have felt very similar to how I did with Camille ... GREAT. I definitely have had the urge to nap all the time (too bad that almost never happens!) and the first few weeks were filled with weird symptoms that I do remember having with Camille ... extreme thirst, major hunger through lunch and then feeling very uninterested in dinner, and being really, really cold at night. I was snuggled up on the couch every evening in sweatpants, a long-sleeved tee, and a faux fur blanket in August and September while Ian just thought his wife had gone loony.
I've also mentioned bad pain in my lower right back that appeared basically the moment that I saw that positive test. Not sure if it happens to be tied to this go-round or if it's just due to staying at home with Camille now and bending/stooping/lifting much more than I ever did at my office job. I have been seeing a chiropractor who is great with prenatal care in hopes of getting some relief! And in the meantime, a girlfriend highly recommend this Prenatal Yoga DVD from Amazon to me for back-strengthening yoga exercises, so I will give that a try.
T W O
I had two really good questions about the Essie Gel Setter gel polish that I mentioned earlier this week: 1) what's the removal process like, and 2) how does it affect your nail health. First of all, it comes off easily with regular nail polish remover. No trips to the salon, soaking in acetone, or weird LED lights necessary for this polish. And secondly, I've been using Essie Gel Setter for three weeks now, and I have not noticed a decline in my nail health or nail strength one bit.
That's actually the reason why I don't like salon gel manicures anymore ... once the polish was removed from my nails, it left them weak and brittle. No good.
T H R E E
I made two VERY easy crockpot dinners this week! Wednesday night I went super-simple and cooked boneless chicken tenderloins in buffalo sauce. Once they were done, we topped them with some blue cheese crumbles and had a little blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping.
The other go-to crockpot dish we love -- I made this Monday and we had it two nights in a row -- is a pork tenderloin done in the crockpot with my favorite marinade ... the brown sugar bourbon packet from Grill Mates. I typically try to pick these up from the grocery store when they are marked down to 10/$10 so I can score a packet for a dollar.
This iPhone snap leaves a lot to be desired, but you get the point. The pork cooked all day in the brown sugar bourbon marinade until it shredded. We had it with mashed cauliflower and roasted cabbage.
F O U R
My latest naptime binge-watching obsession: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team. I finished the latest season (I don't even know when it originally aired?) and watched it on demand on CMT. This is definitely the only show I've ever watched on Country Music Television ... but I loved it! The girls are incredibly talented, and as I laid there on the couch nursing a hurting lower back and eating Snickers Minis, I was feeling just a tinge of jealousy.
A quick trunk show reminder... today and tomorrow are the last days of the show! I hope you will come out and say hello -- it has been an awesome trunk show so far and I'm really thankful to my sweet friend for hosting us!
If you are not in town and want to check out The Tipsy Bunny shop on Etsy, you can find it here!
TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!
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