Currently: August

Some Instagram favorites from August so far 🙂
Feeling: Not super motivated to blog at the moment honestly! But it’s been over a week since my last post, so I thought that I’d at least do this ‘Currently’ post and check in 🙂 Usually I have a list of post ideas on my phone with different things I want to write about, but I’m just not feeling very inspired at the moment? I know it’s mainly just summer and once fall hits, I’ll probably have a lot more that I want to blog about. But in the meantime, any posts you’d like to see? I’m open to suggestions!
Watching: ALL OF THE OLYMPICS. I love them, but Cam is seriously obsessed and we’ve had them on non-stop since they started. Gymnastics is my favorite and the Final Five are just so incredible to watch! I like watching swimming too, there were so many exciting races this year! Before the Olympics, we were looking for a new show to start watching. We had started Unreal and Bloodline earlier in the summer, and I don’t know if we just didn’t give them enough of a chance, but we didn’t really end up getting into them like I thought. But we recently started Homeland and we’re loving it! We haven’t watched it lately with the Olympics, but once they’re over, we plan on starting it back up!
Enjoying: That fact that Cameron and I had an awesome little getaway sans Henry this weekend! We had a wedding to go to, so Henry spent the weekend with Cam’s parents and it was so nice to have a little time alone. (And I know he got spoiled by his grandparens and had an awesome time at their house!) And what’s cool is that the wedding we went to was for a girl that I was really good friends with in elementary school! We went different middle/high schools, but then we both ended up at Michigan for college and saw each other a few times there because we had some mutual friends in common. We both moved out of Michigan after college, but somehow, we both ended up in Portland! It’s been fun to reconnect now that we both live here because we are just a lot alike and our families are really similar as well. It was surreal to be able to be at her wedding and see her family this after so many years, you just never know where life is going to take you. Plus, the wedding was in such a beautiful spot and it was nice to spend some time in the Gorge!

Making: A giant list of all the things I’d like to get done before the baby comes! Even though it feels like there is a lot less to do this time around since we already have pretty much all the gear we’ll need, that doesn’t mean there’s not stuff to do. I’ve got to get out and wash all the infant clothes that are currently in rubbermaids, get out the infant car seat and install it, and bring back out things like the swing and the bassinet that are currently in storage in the basement. Not to mention, I have some photo projects I’d like to finish (like the photo book from Henry’s first year that I have yet to print out, whoops!), I want to make some freezer meals, and putting together some little activities for Henry that he can do while I’m nursing. I know it will all get done, but I like to see things written down 🙂 Second-time moms, anything you wish you would have done before going from 1 to 2?
Cooking: On the grill as much as possible! (Well, Cam usually does the grilling part…ha!) We had grilled salmon last night and Henry ate a ton of it, which is awesome considering he’s kind of hit or miss when it comes to meat. We definitely need to try to eat more fish because he seems to love it!
Reading: I just downloaded Shauna Niequist’s new book “Present Over Perfect” on my Kindle and I’m excited to dive in, it looks like such a great read!
Wanting: To do all of the summer things! I feel like we’ve done a lot to enjoy the season over the past couple of months, but there are still a few items on my list (splash pads, farmer’s markets, ice cream places, ha!) that we haven’t gotten around to yet, so hopefully we’ll be able to do some of those over the next few weeks!

Looking: Massively pregnant. I’m going to be 31 weeks on Thursday and I’m just at that point where I’m feeling quite large. I feel like I’m busy chasing Henry around so I don’t really notice but then I’ll catch my reflection in a store window or see a picture of myself and do a double take. I feel like everywhere we go, people keep asking me when I’m due because it’s just very obvious I’m with child. I think they might expect me to say that I’m due next week or something…nope, still have two more months!

Wishing: That it wasn’t going to be so hot this week, gahhhhh. I really can’t complain too much because overall, it’s been a pretty cool summer here in Portland. And I normally don’t mind having a few hot days where it really feels like summer and we can go to the lake or the pool or whatever. But it’s just a little harder to deal with the heat being this pregnant, so hopefully we don’t have too many more hot days left!

Eating: So much ice cream. Literally we have it almost every night. Sorry not sorry.

Needing: To register for some of our fall activities, they’ll be starting before I know it!

Wearing: Whatever fits, which isn’t much these days! With Henry, I was all about maternity clothes that were very fitted to show off the bump. And while all those clothes still fit this time around, I feel like my belly is just bigger and it’s not as comfortable to wear things that are super clingy when I’m chasing Henry around. So as much as I didn’t want to buy more maternity clothes, I did just pop in Motherhood Maternity the other day and they had some awesome sales (I got a dress and 3 tops for less than $38!) so I may try to go back there and pick up a few more pieces to help get me through this last trimester!

Hoping: My sister has her baby soon! She’s due near the end of the month and I can’t wait to have another nephew! Even though I’m obviously super excited to meet our son in the fall, there is just something so special about having your first baby and I’m excited for her and my brother-in-law to experience that 🙂

Loving: That
my cousin from Michigan is coming to visit this week! He’s never been
to Portland before, so I’m excited to show him around as well to have an excuse to hit
up some of our favorite food spots!