This weekend was a pregnant woman’s dream weekend: Fun daytime activities followed by relaxing nights on the couch. Who am I kidding? That’s also my ideal weekend even when I’m not pregnant.
Our Friday night in included pizza from our beloved Brooklyn South and an embarrassing number of episodes of House of Cards. Fellow HoC fans, what do you think about season 3? Ryan likes it way more than I do right now, though it is definitely still holding my interest.
Pure Barre: Pure Madness Challenge
Saturday morning my day began with a Pure Barre class. During the month of March, all Pure Barre studios are encouraging Pure Barre fanatics to go all-in and take the Pure Maddness challenge: 20 classes in 31 days.
I signed up and hope to do my best, but I’m already behind and know it will be hard to catch up! Since I don’t like to double up workouts and teach + take Pure Barre on the same day, it makes Pure Madness a little challenging… But I guess that’s the point of a challenge. I made it to a morning class Saturday, Sunday and today though, so I’ll consider that a victory, especially since my Pure Barre attendance during my first trimester was a little lackluster. I’m definitely going to listen to my body and not beat myself up if the challenge isn’t in the cards, but I figured I should sign up anyway to at least give myself a shot.
After Pure Barre and breakfast, Ryan and I took Sadie on a 40-minute walk around our neighborhood before cleaning up around the house for a few hours. It was much needed! I swear our kitchen was giving me the side-eye for neglecting it for so long. I need to get back into the habit of a quick 10-minute cleaning session each night. (<—A tip I picked up from The Happiness Project!) It makes such a difference.
Bowling + Baby Bump Update
Once we were done cleaning and eating lunch, we had plans to meet up with our friends Chandra and Kevin for some afternoon bowling!
Before we left, I had Ryan snap a quick baby bump picture that I shared on Instagram last night. I am starting to see some bump development/rounding!
I threw a vest on over my shirt before we left the house because I feel like I am officially in the awkward stage of pregnancy where people wouldn’t really know I’m pregnant, but I also don’t look like myself anymore either. Is there a baby in there or just last night’s pizza dinner? (Probably both.)
Our bowling double date with Kevin and Chandra was great!
These two are so much fun and we had an awesome time hanging at the bowling alley for over three hours.
The four of us had to wait about an hour for a lane due to a billion birthday parties, so while the boys went into the arcade to play a bunch of games, Chandra and I chatted over fries, a chicken quesadilla and pretzel bites.
When Kevin and Ryan came back to join us, they gave us their cards with all their arcade points to redeem at the prize counter and Chandra and I returned with candy because candy = The best prize!
I picked up a White Mystery Air Head for Ryan and I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen him that excited in several days. Love that flavor!
We bowled two games and Chandra and I were both a little too pumped when we managed to break 100 during game two. Victory!!
(Side note: I cannot remember the last time I went bowling and we entered in our real names on the score board. We are five years old.)
After a morning out and about (Pure Barre + brunch with Ryan in Davidson + a trip to Lowe’s), Ryan and I spent most of our Sunday outside walking with Sadie and inside working on projects around the house.
The nursery is coming along slowly which is just fine with me since my only real goal is to have it mostly done before my tentative baby shower date in June. I have no idea what kind of crib to get or what glider chairs are the most comfortable/practical, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! I haven’t done any research yet, so I’m an open book.
Now it’s time for me to shower and meet Ryan at the doctor’s office for our 18-week anatomy scan ultrasound!!! Even though we already know the sex of our little one, I’m looking forward to seeing our baby again and hearing the sex confirmed since we found out rather early. I’ll be sure to share the news with you guys this week!
Have a great Monday!