For a not-so-fun reason I share below, I have Friday off this week. We have Monday off for a holiday too, which means I’ve had three shorter weeks to start off the semester. With this pregnancy starting to wear on me a bit, I’ll take any days off I can get! We have lots to look forward to this weekend and lots that I’m excited to share with you soon!
1) Best Friend Visits And Maternity Photos
My best friend Haley (aka professional photographer extraordinaire) is coming into town this weekend to visit, see our house, meet our puppy, AND take our maternity pictures. So much goodness! I miss this girl like crazy and am so excited for a long weekend of sitting on the couch, eating yummy food, and catching up on life. Oh yeah, and taking some gorgeous maternity pictures because she is a boss and SUPER talented. She’s photographed our proposal, our engagement, was the maid of honor in our wedding (so no pictures there), and then photographed our pregnancy announcement pictures. My life would be so poorly documented (and just pretty boring) without this girl!
2) Gestational Diabetes Test
Want a little life update I’m not too pumped about? I failed my glucose test by a slim margin of four points. MAJOR bummer (I blame the banana I had for breakfast that morning – woops!). I’m taking today off from work to go do the three hour version of the test, so if you’re reading this in the morning, there’s a great chance I’m sitting at the doctor’s office for the miserable extended gestational diabetes test that involves fasting from food and water, drinking the glucose solution, then having blood drawn every hour for several hours while still fasting. I am a total baby and absolutely dreading this, so feel free to shoot up some prayers/good thoughts if you remember! Here’s hoping I can report back next week with good news that it was a false alarm and I don’t have to cut out all things sweet and bready and delicious!
3) Blogger Love
I’ve loved being part of the blogging community and getting to know so many other women who pour their hearts and creativity into their online spaces. One of my favorites from this week was this post by my friend Summer about why it’s so important to take time to reflect, especially at the end or beginning of a season. This post by my friend Hannah about how to satisfy the travel bug when you can’t travel was perfect for a year where we won’t have quite as many foreign adventures. I also loved this post by my friend Kelsey about why people often fail at their goals and what it looks like to give ourselves grace in the midst of them. You should check these ladies out, y’all!
4) Basement Updates
Speaking of my hubby, he has ROCKED it with working on our basement these last few weeks! I’ve never shown you all this space but I am so excited to share it with you all as we get things more finalized in the next month or so. Maybe my favorite part are these faux deer heads Jordan made out of vintage bike seats and handles. They look so cool on our back wall by the pool table! Jordan might be embarrassed and deny it, but he has a great eye for decorations and I love having him as my partner in crime to make our house a home. Stay tuned for more pics in February when we get it all done!
5) Nursery Progress
I’ve been shopping, shopping, shopping over these last few weeks and we’ve started to stock up on some essentials like a changing pad, mattress protector, etc (aka what we call “unsexy” purchases -necessary but not too glamorous). My gallery wall for above the changing table is coming together, as is the wall with the beautiful sign from House of Belonging we finally picked up last week! I am hoping to finish this space and share it with you in about two weeks. For now, enjoy these adorable little pom-poms I made as one of the decorations and further evidence that my husband is a rock star when it comes to helping make my house dreams a reality. Can’t wait to show you the rest soon!
Happy Friday, friends! I’m looking forward to a slow weekend and lots of fun time with my friend Haley who will be in town from Nashville. Best friend time is the best, isn’t it? Have a wonderful weekend!