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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monthly Moments | September 2017

Hey, guys! Did you miss Monday Moments? I did and I didn't. It was nice to only have to worry about doing one post a week instead of two... but I did miss updating everything every week! I found myself sharing a lot more on Instagram and Instagram stories than I would otherwise. So if you're missing Monday Moments, feel free to check there :)

Brian and I went to the State Fair for one of my best friend's birthday. It was my first time at the fair. I LOVED seeing the baby animals, but other than that it didn't hold much appeal for me. Especially since it was so expensive to go! I especially felt bad that there was nothing gluten free for Brian to eat, but luckily, there were butterbeer floats ;)

I tried on my first pair of maternity jeans. I've yet to buy them. I didn't buy them at the time because I was waiting for payday and because this pair was a little short. I ended up looking at them online and that's where the jeans hit on all the models... guess I'm behind on my fashion! I will say that I desperately miss having a pair of jeans. It makes getting ready in the morning SO much harder.

I will not tell you how many long it took me to try and get this picture. I took about 20 different pictures trying to get this shot. Some days I love my little bump, and some days I just feel fat. It's hard not to think about it when it's the first thing that people comment on. I'm never sure if I'm "the right size." People have been telling me what I would look like pregnant since I was a teenager (true story), so now I feel like I have to fulfill expectations somehow. I worry that if I get too big too fast then people will suddenly think I was never really skinny to begin with. I worry that I won't gain enough weight and then people will harp on me for that. It's a real issue. When it's just me, by myself, I usually love it. It's strange to think that I used to look down at my lower abs and feel so fat. Now I'm so much bigger and I feel like I'm the same size I was then. It really has given me a whole new perspective on my body. I love feeling Everly kick often now. I can't wait until the Captain can feel it too!

I've started checking things off my Fall Bucket List! I made apple crisp so that's been checked off and this weekend we'll head up to Provo River falls. 

This apple crisp really was better the second day. I'll probably end up making another batch soon, especially since it only takes three apples and is made with ingredients that I always have on hand! Here's the recipe if you were curious :)

After Women's conference, we made hot chocolate and cinnamon raisin toast. There isn't much better in life than cinnamon raisin toast. 

I feel like going out at night to get ice cream is  Pregnancy rite of passage. One that I've been avoiding for awhile now. Not because I haven't been craving ice cream but because it seemed silly to me to make my husband go get me ice cream just because I'm pregnant. I still don't fully get the reasoning why it's so much more valid than when you're not pregnant. Honestly, Brian would probably go get it for me any day of the week, pregnant or not, if I told him I wanted it. I'm just not sure why society deems it so much more acceptable when you're pregnant. 

Anyway, I caved and we went to get ice cream last night. Brian was so patient while I dithered between about 6 different flavors. After about 10-15 minutes of us standing there, I felt like he was maybe getting slightly annoyed, but he didn't say anything and I finally picked out cookie dough. He even offered to buy me french fries (which I totally could have eaten, but I didn't think it was a good idea for me or for our budget if I indulged two cravings in one night). 

Books Read this Month:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince By J.K. Rowling
Dolphin Knight By Robert T. Jeschonek 
The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre By Gail Carson Levine

I feel like I must have read more books this month, but for the life of me, I can't remember any other ones! In case you were wondering, I loved The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre. Seriously, read it!

Goals and to-dos for the next month:

-Figure out my Halloween Costume
-Do a Fall Photoshoot with Brian for our 2 year anniversary! 
-Take more Pregnancy pictures
-Make Pumpkin Pie
-Write some thank you notes
-Buy maternity pants (for real)
-Watch Hocus Pocus
-Plan some Fall dates
-Clean out closet 
-Figure out the Baby room
-Read some classic books

Something to Take Away:

"Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

-C.S. Lewis

I chose that because I have so many moments like that when I read things other people have written on social media, so don't be afraid to share. We're all a little weird and you're probably less weird than you think. :)

Thanks so much for reading! I'd love to hear what you've been doing so far this Fall! What are you looking forward to?

Oh, I almost forgot! General Conference is this weekend and I made an updated worksheet if you'd like to use it! Just click and print!

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