For the 4th of July, we made a trip down to Lake of the Ozarks with family- where B's parents have a lakehouse, and we have been coming for as many summer weekends as possible for since we moved back to Kansas CIty. It seems like as life goes on, and we get busier, we make it down less and less.Read More
We actually spent two half days exploring Monaco - it was our first stop after driving from Milan to Nice - we just parked our car and made our way around Monte Carlo, stopping for lunch at Cafe du Paris and then walking around the hotel and casino before hopping back in the car to make the 30 minute drive to Nice.Read More
Lately I have been drawn to bold prints- (stripes, gingham, and polka dots seem to be my current favorites). I also feel like at this point in my pregnancy, with just 5 short weeks to go, I don't want to invest in any more maternity items, unless it is something I think I can wear after baby as well.Read More
Size: Baby is now the size of a cauliflower and is about 17.2 inches long and 4.19 pounds
How far along: 33 weeks
Food Cravings: No particular cravings right now, just the normal!
Food Aversions: none
Symptoms: a little more back pain than usually. We have been walking a lot here in Italy/France these last few days and I definitely feel it by the end of the day. I woke up this morning and felt like I had run a marathon yesterday. But just trying to do lots of stretching and take more breaks when we are out and about.
Workouts: No official workouts for the next two weeks on vacation! But all the walking makes up for it!
Doctor's Appointments: As soon as we get back- I am excited for our next and final ultrasound!
Movement: Baby really starts moving around when I drink ice cold water I have noticed! Lots of rolling around and he seems to get the hiccups most mornings when I am laying in bed!
Best moment of the week: Oh just the excitement of being back in Italy and exploring, taking photos, enjoying the amazing food. It can mean long days and tons of walking but I love all of it! What other time is better to eat lots of pizza and pasta then when you are 33 weeks pregnant!? :)
What I am looking forward to: just these next 2 weeks of vacation! Today we are exploring Nice, tomorrow, Monaco and Friday we head to Florence!
What I miss? Although I have really enjoyed being pregnant and most days don't mind the extra pounds, I am starting to look forward to getting back into shape again after the little guy is born!
What else? Just feeling so blessed we could still make this trip happen. If I would have been any farther along, I wouldn't have been able to fly. (which by the way, the flight went really well. I was a little worried about being uncomfortable, but it was totally fine!) This morning I type this as I look out to the beach of Nice and I keep thinking how awesome of an experience to have the opportunity to take part in. Can't wait to tell our little boy about his travels when he was in mom's belly!
Today I thought I would share a few photos from a recent bachelorette trip to Hermann, Missouri. Now, unless you live in Kansas City, or Missouri, you probably have never heard of Hermann, a very small town known for their wine trail and several wineries that are easily accessible via trolly - (and even I had never heard of it before this trip) but I was very pleasantly surprised with our whole stay from beginning to end, and thats coming from a pregnant lady who couldn't even participate in all the wine tastings!
The theme for the day was Kentucky Derby, which I was all about, since I had never been to a Derby Party or had an excuse to wear a big obnoxiously decorated floppy hat! The girls went all out with their hats and it made the group easier to spot amongst all the other people, plus it just got us a lot of pointing, staring, and complements. We boarded the wine trolley in the morning, which for 20$ a person would pick you up and drop you off at any of the wineries you wanted all day long. We couldn't have asked for a better day as it was about 75 and sunny and we (they) enjoyed wine and snacks outside on patios all day long- heaven!
Last year we went to Napa (see post here!) and of course Napa is creme de la creme of wine destinations, at least in the US- but I have to admit, little Hermann Missouri offered a great wine trail totally worth experiencing if you live in the midwest. (But hey... I might have to reevaluate when I can actually taste all the wines!) If you live in Kansas or Missouri, you should check it out! Take a weekend with friends, book a bed and breakfast, and let the wine tastings begin! Bring your floppy hats and cheese and crackers!