|35 Weeks|

This was my first official week not running and while I definitely miss it, I am really enjoying learning how to listen to my body. Things were just getting uncomfortable, not difficult, but just not “right.” I was crazy blessed to have been able to run 34 weeks of my pregnancy and most of my workouts this week were walks outside because it is beautiful! Sam even joined on most of them and we’ve discovered that it’s the perfect way for us to wind down and catch up on what our days looked like. These little walks have been super enjoyable and I really look forward to continuing them when baby E shows up!

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Turkey Bacon Wrapped Dates

Every time I make these things I am so mad at myself for not remembering how much I love them and making them more often! These are SO stupid easy and “appropriate” to eat at any time of day whether as a side to a meal, salad, breakfast, or a snack! Remember those “little smokies” that show up at any potluck style party? That’s exactly what these remind me of, especially if dipped in mustard (a pregnancy staple in our home)! Continue reading

Cranberry-Apple Salad

The closer I get to my due date, the easier it is to convince myself “Well, you’re supposed to gain weight anyways and theres only a few weeks to go, so what you eat doesn’t actually matter.” But we all know it really does. I know for a fact that when I eat pizza or cookies I feel like straight up garbage. This definitely doesn’t mean I’ve kept it “clean” my whole pregnancy. Even thinking I did makes me laugh because it’s so far from the truth, but I enjoyed a freedom in nutrition that I have NEVER experience before and no matter how much weight I gain I will be thankful for the new ways I have learned to listen to my body and what it wants me to eat.

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|34 weeks + bonus photos|

34 weeks

I am 34 weeks pregnant as of yesterday! Crazy that in just a little bit over a month our little whip will be here. Nothing has changed much in the last few weeks as far as symptoms go. I’m maybe a little hungrier and a little bit more tired. I have some back pain, but usually running, foam rolling, or just moving around has helped with that. I’m doing what I can to prevent swelling, so tons of water and exercise with some rest too. Continue reading