Weeks 25-26 of this pregnancy have been tiring and had me down with a cold. My second cold of the season, in fact, which is very unike me. Even when I was a teacher and coaching in schools, I was able to avoid catching bugs flying around. But, alas, this is much more challenging on the body for sure!
To keep my spirits up, rest up and stay connected, our little family has found some fun activities to do at home. I know throughout the pregnancy and even (especially) after our little bear joins us, Kevin and I will need to focus on our relationship and staying connected - so its important that we begin these routines and "dates" now, so that we can get in the habit of connection time and "us time" and continue it even after our little one has joined the outside world!
The picture from above and those below document our first belly painting experience, which brought so much joy, beyond words. Kevin took such care and patience to make this belly ornament just right- it took over an hour. The best part was watching our little girl wiggle around, as Christmas music played in the background.
Another fun date at home this week was cooking and eating a fantastic meal together. It was our first time trying out Blue Apron and we loved it! Thank you to my cousins who gifted us 2 weeks of Blue Apron for our wedding gift- it was truly a thoughtful gift and great experience. The cooking and eating was a wonderful experience and just perfect to brighten up our Monday evening together! The process and the results are below.
I love how our partnership is growing in so many wonderful ways during this pregnancy. There are sure to be many challenges ahead, but if we can stay connected through it all, we'll be better partners and better parents for our little baby girl.