I don’t have a recipe to share with you all today but instead, some very exciting news! See.
We are expecting a sweet little cupcake on October 8th! But if he or she is anything like their brother, it will be more like mid-September.
This pregnancy has been a lot different from my first. With Noah I was a little tired but that was all. No morning sickness, no vomiting, no aches and pains, no heightened sense of smell…nothing. I can’t say the same this time around. I was nauseous most my first trimester but luckily had a few days of reprieve every once and awhile. So that’s why I haven’t been bringing you as much deliciousness as I normally do. Cooking hasn’t been happening all that much around here. It’s amazing what you can make of leftovers or random stuff in the fridge when you are really desperate and just the thought of smelling anything makes your stomach turn. I only got sick a few times so I’ve been lucky in that sense. I also turned into an old lady and napped while Noah did then I went to bed around 9. It made me a lot more pleasant to be around the next day, trust me.
Luckily, I have been feeling much better the last couple weeks and am back to my regular ‘ole self in the kitchen. So hopefully, I will be back to my regular programming of 3 recipes a week soon.
We decided that this time around we are not going to find out the gender. We found out with Noah because I am a crazy person that has to be totally and utterly prepared or else I freak just a tad. But we thought since we kind of know what we are in for this time around it would be fun to be surprised. Ok, let’s be honest….Joel had to talk me into it. I have several friends that have never found out the gender and they all say it’s the best surprise and one of the only ones left these days. Plus, it will give me motivation during labor.
In between the spells of nausea (in the first trimester) I’ve been craving fruity candy (jelly beans, sour gummy worms, orange slices) and cheesecake. I may have indulged a bit in the candy but have yet to enjoy cheesecake. I have to admit, I love those stupid Jello No Bake cheesecake mixes in the baking aisle and it has taken all of my will power to resist buying one and eating it all by myself. Judge all you want, they are delicious. I’m happy to report that the cravings are pretty much gone too so that will help in the weight gain department!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I will bring you updates throughout my pregnancy and maybe some bump pictures too.