Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter is Coming

Today we patiently wait for Easter to come. I'm looking forward to spending this time with my family. I feel so blessed and filled with His love. This is reason we chose Grace as our daughter's name. What a blessing she is, and she'll be here so soon!

Celebrate His rebirth.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Shhh. It's a secret.

Ok, so I heard the craziest thing this weekend. There is such a thing called a McGangbang.

Yup, McDonald's, like many other restaurants, has a "secret" menu, and this crazy has made the list. It's apparently....

"A super awesome burger for the person on a budget, a McGangBang is a McChicken Sandwich in the middle of a double cheesburger from McDonalds." - Urban Dictionary

A friend from Chicago was in town telling me about this sandwich. I laughed about this for a long time asking her questions about how you order such a thing without turning bright red, laughing uncontrollably, or peeing your pants (ok, maybe that's just a pregnancy thing).

So, I don't really hit up fast food places much at all....but, here some other restaurants' secret menu items of note.

1. Order a neopolitan shake from In-and-Out
2. Many places toast buns in butter, you can hold the butter!
3. Love the taste/idea of Serindipity's frozen hot chocolate? Get one at Dairy Queen.
4. You can get fresh cilantro on your meal at Chipotle.

Happy ordering!

Sara Cate

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Opportunity knocks at your door every day. 
Be sure to answer it.

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Google Reader is dying....

I'm so bummed to hear about the upcoming death of Google Reader. That's how I keep up with all of the lovely blogs I follow!

So now what???

I've been testing out Feedly, Bloglovin, Netvibes and all of the other alternatives bloggers are suggesting. So far, my favorite reader is Feedley. It imported all of my blogs including my category folders (interior design, baking, cooking, everyday reads.....) so I can continue on reading just like I did before! It allows you to view partial posts or the entire post in your reader and gives you different preference options. So, I think this is what I'll stick with in the meantime.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

When experiencing something for the very first time, the only way to learn is by trial and error.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tell me more, tell me more

We're over 36 weeks now!

The nursery is ALMOST finished, and I'm looking forward to sharing pics. I'm putting the last few decor things together, and then little Grace's room is set. We'll just need the baby to go in the nursery! Our cat is filling that role in the meantime.

Little Miss Sophie
She's been taking daily naps in an antique bassinet that was gifted to us. I know if we bought her a cat bed she wouldn't touch it.

So, as you see from the photo above, I'm carrying around a 20 pound basketball on my front side. Yesterday, a worker at the grocery store said, "Oh how exciting, when are you due?" I replied that I was due in 4 weeks on April 15. She said "Wow, it doesn't look like it. You look like you're about to pop any day." The very next day, someone who works in my building asked the same question, but replied "Oh, you are so tiny! You just have this little baby ball."

So yes, strangers, please do tell me more of your contradictory, non-expert opinions on my size.

All that matters is that my OB is pleased with my weight gain, my fundus measurement is right on the mark, and all looks well for a healthy baby so far! That is what matters to me.

Sara Cate

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today was a good day

Compliments. They are wonderful to receive, and they are wonderful to give.

Compliments can totally change your day, especially the receiving side. Today has been one of those days. As a 35-week pregnant woman, you can sometimes feel ummmm....not so attractive/stylish/cute. Today I walked into work and the first person I saw was an unknown middle-aged woman. As we passed each other she said to me,  "You're beautiful, you look like a model." Wow, THANK YOU. I then had a smile on my face and a sense of confidence zipped through my body.

Then, this afternoon, upon walking to lunch with co-workers, a man said "Wow, you're beautiful even when you're pregnant. Your husband is a lucky man." Yes, my husband is a lucky man, if I don't say so myself!
Ok so this was was a little more awkward because I left out the part that the man was an unkempt street man, but he said it with politeness and kept moving. So, maybe a little odd, but I'll still graciously accept the compliment!

My point...never underestimate the power of words. You can change someone's attitude, confidence, and feelings with a single line. Especially if you have something meaningful, nice, and wonderful to say to someone, please go say it!

Sara Cate

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Funday

So we worked on the nursery all weekend....and there are photos to come!

But to start out the week with something fun. I took this silly little online "Labor Prediction" quiz. It (for entertainment purposes only, as it notes) predicts if your baby will come early/on-time/late and approximate weight.

Here are Grace and my results......

Well maybe it's a REALLY good thing we got everything set up this weekend!

Happy Monday

Sara Cate

Friday, March 8, 2013

HGTV at my house this weekend

No, I'm not going to be on TV this weekend, but I'm sure going to feel like I'm on one of the home design shows. I love those, doesn't everyone! My MIL and FIL will be coming to visit us in Tucson this weekend to help us finish the nursery! Lots of projects over the next two days.

Wow did this week fly by! I'm now 34.5 weeks along......

My energy level is good, but I'm really starting to feel that extra almost 20 lbs I'm carrying around. Walking up a few flights of stairs leaves me winded. Braxton Hicks contractions are in full effect - I'm getting that "practice" in! Grace's heart is beating strong as we saw it on ultrasound yesterday. Such a beautiful sight. She is head down and is just waiting to make her arrival!

Next week, I'll be sharing shower photos and, hopefully, Grace's finished nursery!

Sara Cate

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