Happy May! I hope your May is off to a nice start.
What do you do when you’re hungry at 11pm? I’ll tell you what I did… I made myself some scrambled eggs with salt and pepper! :) This was definitely one of my more satisfying night-time snack choices. Eggs should make more of an appearance at times other than just breakfast.
Video-calling my dad the other day –> sometimes he puts the phone to his ear and then this is my view. :) He and my step-mom are coming to help out with the baby this summer. Since we didn’t travel back to Kenya for the past couple Christmases, we haven’t seen them since they came to visit a couple years ago. I can’t believe that it has already been 2 years — it is crazy how time flies!
These little caramel flan cups make for a very delicious snack. I’ve always really liked flan, but I have never tried my hand at making it myself – anyone have an easy recipe to share? I sure do appreciate this sweet little treat.
For pretty much the entire pregnancy I have been taking calcium as well as prenatals. When you’re pregnant, you should get about 1000mg-1300mg of calcium daily (depending on age). I have been taking a pill with breakfast and another one with dinner to get my daily dose. I get these Nature Made supplements from Amazon, which is the same place that I get my prenatal vitamins. I like the Nature Made prenatals because they are easy to find (my grocery store carries them too) and they have DHA. Something I learned a while back was to look for the USP logo on any vitamins or supplements to make sure they are safe. You can find the calcium supplements HERE and the prenatals HERE :)
Indian food for dinner and then again as leftovers for lunch the next day. Chicken korma, saag (spinach), and lamb curry with rice. It’s a good thing both Joel and I share a love for Indian food. I don’t know what life would be like if we didn’t enjoy the same cuisines. There are definitely some foods that I like that he doesn’t (ie, cauliflower) and some foods that he likes that I don’t (ie, olives), but in general we appreciate the same kinds of cuisine. :)
We spent a little time on the patio before Joel headed off on a quick little work trip. It was one of those warm, sunny days that felt more like summer than spring. All the birds and squirrels were out and about, and it felt like perfection just soaking it all in. One of the birds had a very lovely chirp/call (it’s what he’s looking at) and we were trying to figure out what kind of bird it is.
This is the little bird with the pretty little chirp. Anyone know what kind of bird this is? It hopped right up and let loose a few warbly notes that were quite lovely indeed. The bird was quite bold and curious, and didn’t seem too afraid of us… until it decided that we got too close for comfort, then it flew away hah.
A snack of homemade bread happened at some point. Now that my baking streak seems to have worn off, it is very nice to be able to enjoy some of the fruits of that labor :)
Current state of the bump –> I am rapidly approaching Basketball Smuggler status :) We can see this little boy’s movements from the outside now! I gotta say, I still haven’t gotten used to seeing my belly jumping when he kicks. It’s still pretty weird to me. But I’m sure it will only get more pronounced as the baby gets bigger in the coming weeks –> today I saw the bump move slightly with each of the baby’s hiccups!
Check out that beautifully oiled teak table –> I’m excited for another summer of bbq’s, lunches, and hangouts around this table on the patio. Yay for all the memories that will be made :)
While Joel was away on his work trip, a Chipotle dinner happened at home. Chicken, brown rice, green peppers, onions, pico, medium salsa, corn, and guacamole! I never used to get the guac at Chipotle since you have to pay extra, but I have since come to the realization that guac makes everything better and is sometimes worth the splurge. :)
I added these cushions from our couch to the fireplace to accompany the new hearth cushion. It seems more cozy this way but I am undecided on whether they’ll stay there.
I love these weeks of Spring when the trees are in full bloom. I used to pass these trees every single morning on my way to and from the gym. I would get up at 4am and be on the treadmill by 5am, and I’d run 6 or 7 miles before leaving the gym at 6:30am. I remember that refreshing sense of accomplishment and the endorphin high after each run. Boy do I miss that. It’s weird that I genuinely do not know when my next run or race will be… if all goes well with delivery, recovery, breastfeeding, and getting used to our new little family member, I am hoping to get back to easy running sometime this fall. #fingerscrossed.
Kristi’s daughter Rowan has decided that she simply cannot go to Target without that little purse of hers. :) Just like her mom, this lil gal has such a personality, and I love it! In my opinion, the very best part of this photo is the adorable little toes in those flipflops. Why are little feet just so darn cute?
And across the pond, waaay over in Holland, my niece Imara is looking right at home behind the wheel! I feel like it was just yesterday that she entered the world. It will probably feel like 5 minutes from now that she is actually driving for real. It’s true what they say about kiddos growing up so fast.
Any idea what kind of bird that is? Do you take any supplements or vitamins? Got an easy flan recipe to share?
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