We woke up to a gorgeous winter wonderland this week and I’m still getting used to the wonderful feeling that is having our own home! Half of the house is still in chaos (I can’t even fit between the stack of boxes and the door frame to get into the nursery – baby bump problems) but we got the kitchen and living room unpacked and organized so it’s a start. There is still so much unpacking and decorating to do but it feels wonderful to sit in a room without a single cardboard box (we haven’t had a room like that since we moved to Findlay in June).
The to-do list this weekend was long, but we had a few hours between Saturday morning and Sunday evening just to soak in the newness of this place. I said it in Friday’s post, but the whole process of moving to a new place, finding/ buying a home, and being pregnant has really upped my gratitude for Ben. Cuddling on the couch this weekend, with either hot chocolate or brownies and cold milk in hand, feeling baby kick around inside, had me all sorts of excited for the future as well as life right now.
A few things I want to remember from this weekend:
- Discovering french vanilla creamer makes all hot chocolate infinitely better
- Ben speaking bits of Spanish to baby on Sunday evening
- Having our first dinner guests on Sunday afternoon (a bit ambitious, but also the perfect incentive to get the kitchen/living room put together)
- Dancing around to music as loudly as we wanted because we could
- Ben singing in the kitchen for the first time in a long time (yay for no shared walls!)
- Sleeping through the night for the first time in what feels like forever (although that probably means I just wasn’t drinking enough water on Friday…whoops)
- Enjoying long foot massages
- Watching the snow fall on our yard (our yard!!)
- Seeing Ben walk around in his winter coat indoors (it is getting quite chilly)
^Saturday morning hot chocolate – can you spot the fun marshmallow in my mug?
^I’ve been working really hard at keeping my skin hydrated during this pregnancy. Not only does it mean less irritation (the past few months my skin is always itching if I’m not drinking enough and moisturizing), but it reduces the chance of stretch marks. You can see the results of using the Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion for just five days on my test strips above (the decrease in white flakes on the top one shows more moist skin).
^Not only is the lotion incredibly smooth and deeply hydrating, but I really love that it is also unscented. Between body washes, lotions, deoderants, and perfumes, there are so many options for scents that it’s nice to have something I can put on every single day regardless of what else I’m wearing.
^Vaseline’s new lotion uses micro droplets of Vaseline jelly to heal dry skin (clinically proven to heal dry skin in five days and keep it hydrated for up to three weeks) — you can pick it up at most drug stores/ walmart for $2.99 – $8.49
^How I love this boy…and looking out at our new street!
Ben’s sweater: Aeropostale, c/o
Sweater: Sheinside, c/o
leggings: Pink Blush Maternity, c/o