“Healthy” snacks and a surprise for Miles.

It’s been a long week and I’m looking forward to updating my Midwives and finding out if I can get back to normal activity. I feel best when I’m resting in bed, but that’s not ideal either (see: charlie horses in my legs and sleeping with compression socks!). I definitely miss walking and I’d like to get stronger (squats & upper body strength) for delivery if it’s a possibility. I’ve been drinking tons of liquids and it took several days, but I started to get energy back and less tightness around the belly. We’ll see what happens! At least this baby guy is still kicking up a storm in there.

In lighter news, I spent a little time making some “healthier” treats to munch on this week. I’ve been eating a lot of junk lately, so I figured I’d make my junk choices a bit more wholesome if anything.

I made my favorite cookie dough balls.

A simple chocolate coconut fudge with peanut butter.

A quick 3-ingredient energy bar: raisins, cranberries, dates, walnuts. I added an ingredient!

And I made coconut macaroons (coconut flakes, coconut oil + maple syrup) last week, but never dipped them in chocolate. So, this weekend I found I didn’t love the macaroons without chocolate – so I dipped them 🙂

While I was working, Miles absolutely needed a banana smoothie. He loves my smoothies.

And someone got an upgrade to a big boy bed this weekend! Chris is going to build an actual bed frame out of wood next weekend. I can’t wait to see what it turns out to be! We decided to reuse his convertible crib for the next little guy. My nesting instincts have kicked in big time. Not sure if that’s a good sign or not…

Oh, and those are his “attic” socks. He and Daddy had some work to do up there.

It was a long weekend. I spent a ton of time resting on Saturday and was finally up for a little food shopping Sunday, though glad it didn’t take too long.

It’s a short work week this week, and a holiday weekend coming up! I’m no longer counting in months to go, but hoping each week to make it to the next number and keep this guy cooking.

26 weeks down, 11-14 more to go.

– kate –