Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What's Up Wednesday: April 2016

Seriously, y'all, I feel like I was just writing my March 2016 edition of this post; how can it be May on Sunday?! Time is flying by. 

Anyway, as is custom for the last Wednesday of each month, I'm linking up with Mel, Sheaffer and Shay for "What's Up Wednesday" to answer the following questions: 

So let's get to it! 

{1} What We're Eating This Week
With baby boy #2 due in four weeks, I'm trying to make easy, light and yummy suppers with enough for leftovers to freeze for when he arrives. On the menu this past week: Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili; these tostadas; my family's meatloaf recipe (the best ever!); and cheeseburgers on the grill. I've got to make my grocery list today for this week's menu! 

{2} What I'm Reminiscing About
I won't lie, I'm a little nervous about having two little ones and how bringing home another baby is going to affect Walker. I know he's going to do great with his brother -- and I also know that it's going to be really good for him to have a sibling and have to learn to share many things (including time) -- but there is a part of me that does feel somewhat guilty. Why, I don't really know, but the mom guilt is so real. So, all of that to say, I'm reminiscing about Walker's itty bitty baby days. 

{3} What I'm Loving 
It's really starting to feel like summer with just a few more weeks of Walker's Mother's Day Out, and warm weather really starting up in Texas; I'm loving that! (And of course the smell of Coppertone Babies sunscreen on Walker; seriously, that's one of the best smells ever!) 

I'm also loving this carrier that I purchased after April blogged about it last week. I'm definitely not one of those people who loves those complicated wraps {I'm looking at you, Moby…}, so this one is absolutely perfect and uncomplicated. 

In non-baby-related news, I'm currently loving this dress from Target and, after trying forever to buy it online and having major website issues Monday, I finally was able to order it (7,000 years later) after chatting with a customer service representative from there. Worth it! 

{4} What We've Been Up To
We've truly had a low-key week thus far and I'm really loving it! 

Monday, we took Walker's teachers their "boobie muffins" (see Monday's post here on that, ha!); made a quick run to Sam's to stock up on more fruit and veggies; then met our friends Ashley and Caroline at a local splash pad, followed by lunch at Chick-fil-A. 

Yesterday was a check-up for me at my OB's office, and then Walker and I ran some errands and got some stuff done around the house. Today, the little man has school and I'm enjoying some much-needed quiet time and running more errands (but this time, child-free!). ;) 

{5} What I'm Dreading
I'm seeing my doctor every week at this point, and while I'm loving being able to check in on the new little guy so often, I'm dreading her checking my progress each week. (That is not fun, y'all, and I totally blocked it out from my first pregnancy!) This last month of pregnancy is also so. insanely. long. Someone said to me the other day, "Man! It's going by so fast!" I nodded and smiled, but in my head I was thinking, "Uh huh. Yep. To you!" 

{6} What I'm Working On 
I'm just working to ready our house and life for a newborn baby! I'm having Brandon get the final tiny baby stuff down from the attic; stocking up on stuff we use often from Sam's (e.g. toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, etc.); and crossing off things from my ever-growing to-do list (for both Brandon and me). 

{7} What I'm Excited About 
Obviously meeting our second baby boy in just a few weeks! I can't believe it's almost time for him to be here.

{8} What I'm Watching/Reading
We just finished "The Tudors" and are looking for another show to watch on either Amazon Fire TV and/or Netflix…especially with our weeknight shows soon going on summer hiatus. Do y'all have any recommendations? (We've watched "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," and "The White Queen.") 

{9} What I'm Listening To 
As always, we listen to Walker's favorite CD in the car on repeat. And repeat some more. I really need to bite the bullet and get him another CD to be obsessed with. ;) 

{10} What I'm Wearing
Other than my trusty maternity yoga pants and a T-shirt combo and my few maternity dresses (especially my PinkBlush one!), that's about all I've got. All of my tops are getting too short because of this belly, so I've resorted to wearing Brandon's T-shirts. I am definitely ready to wear my normal clothes again! 

{11} What I'm Doing This Weekend
Brandon and I are going to dinner this weekend with our friends Stacy and Kyle, and we're so excited for some adult time at one of our favorite restaurants! I also have a fun little "Bump Brunch" to attend that Stacy is hosting. Other than that, we don't have any plans! I'm praying our weather stays good and we can enjoy some time outside together. 

{12} What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month
Well, clearly meeting this precious little boy in just four (or less) weeks! 

{13} What Else is New 
I think I've pretty much covered it. We're just on baby watch over here and counting down the days until we get to meet him! 

*Also linking up with Jessi and Jenn



  1. I know it feels like a long time, but just look at it as extra time with just Walker. Special time. I think that'll help you feel maybe not as if time is dragging (then again, what the hell do I know? lol) We watched Master of None and thought it was pretty funny--it's Aziz Ansari's show. And we just finished Catastrophe--it's more dry humor, but you might enjoy it. The episodes for both are 30 minutes.

  2. Pretty much just YES to this whole post! I have got to go to the grocery today too but I completely dread any type of errand that has to be done after work these days. I text Nathan after my dr. appt. yesterday to let him know how everything went when she checked me and actually said "that. hurts. like. a. mother." Whoa buddy! That ecard is so on point, too. But we are so close :)

  3. If you liked the Tudors, try Vikings. Don't be turned off by it being on the History Channel - it's just as dramatic, steamy and interesting as the other. (Well, maybe not as steamy - is anything?) But it's really good!
    ~ LOTL

  4. Aw such precious baby photos-hang in there you only have a little bit longer, although I know it feels like an eternity! :) Those tostadas look yummy, I need to try making those!

  5. Those meals look delicious! And I totally forgot about the no fun weekly check ups, but not the awfulness of the last month of pregnancy! Hang in there mama!

  6. That food looks/sounds so good and I LOVE that little tassel dress! I need a Target trip! Hang in there Mama! SO close! xo

  7. You look so adorable ;) I love the nachos, look so yummy
    Chelsea @

  8. So excited your sweet baby boy will be here soon!! Your menu for this week sounds amazing! Since you all like royal/historical shows you may like Reign! It's a little cheesy sometimes but I love the historical side of it. Also, we were obsessed with Entourage last summer, that might be one both of you would like!

  9. So many exciting things going on right now!! Your weekend with your bump brunch (such a cute name idea) sounds like a lot of fun! Our last big show was The Office and right now, we're in season 2 of LOST. Heard everyone hates the finale and it eventually isn't the best story line but right now, it's super interesting!!

  10. Oh man...I am 36 weeks on Monday and know that they will be checking my progress...I figured it wouldn't be awesome, but mannnn! Can't believe it is almost May and these babies will be making their appearances!

  11. Was the Pink Blush maxi long enough? I'm 5'8 and love maxis to touch the ground. I want to order one soon! So many baby things eeek I can't wait to "meet" him and hear his name!


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