I celebrated my 34th birthday last week in traditional fashion – with a homemade peanut butter cup cake.
My husband loves to cook and bake. Lucky me, huh?? 😀 Several years ago he randomly decided to make this:
And it was delish! From that point it became a birthday tradition.
This year he bought milk and dark chocolate icing. He decided to use the former on my cake and leave the latter to taunt me every time I opened the cabinet.
Today I NEEDED that icing. As I peeled back the foil seal, I looked across the counter and spotted a pack of club crackers.
“Ohmygosh,” I thought. “Dipping the crackers in the icing would be amazing.”
Nom nom nom.
And I was right. Next to my cake, that’s the best thing I’ve eaten recently.
I’m not ashamed either. 😛
On another note, I’ve apparently reached the point in pregnancy where one stops shedding hair. My hair is already SUPER thick, so it’s saying something that I thought it felt thicker multiple times this week.
Time to ask my stylist to cut it shorter and thin it out a bit. 🙂
I’ve also developed pregnancy clumsiness. At a work function on Friday I dropped cheese, a serving spoon and my purse within minutes of each other. Opening jars is more difficult now, as well as holding onto perspiring drinking glasses.
As strange as it sounds, it’s completely normal. Water retention, loosening joints and a shifting center of gravity all contribute to the clumsiness.
Other than that, all is well. I can tell I’m nearing the end of the first trimester because I can keep my eyes open. Lol!
This was also the week I let the cat out of the bag completely at work. Several of my closest coworkers knew, but I hadn’t made it general knowledge.
But my maternity leave will coincide with a HUGE event – one I was instrumental in planning last year – and addressing who would coordinate in my absence had to happen sooner rather than later.
It’s nice to not feel like I’m hoarding the good news – and to be able to speak openly with people I interact with daily.
On that note, I’ve come to realize every pregnant woman needs a friend she can speak freely with about what’s happening in her body, as well as her emotions … even when those emotions aren’t positive.
My coworker Nicole, who will give birth to her first child in June, has been one of those people. She isn’t the only one, of course, but I spend a lot of time with her each week. With her being pregnant as well I think I naturally gravitate toward her. We also share a lot of the same ideas as to parenting styles we’d like to try.
Let’s face it, when it comes to pregnancies and parenting, people judge. You have to be very careful when it comes to sharing your thoughts. Hey, I’m guilty of it! I just now realize how wrong it is. Although I wouldn’t trade pregnancy for anything (ever!), it’s not a cake walk. The thoughts, feelings and physical changes you experience can be very overwhelming. It’s nice to have someone who is going through the same thing to talk with. 🙂