In the Eye of the Beholder

This morning, I was speaking with two women at a work event. They asked me how far along I was and when I said ‘seven and a half months’ they both looked at me sideways. “you aren’t very big. I would have said much earlier.”

Then a few minutes later on the train, a random gentleman said to me “wow, you look like you are about to have your baby on this subway train.”

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What do you think? At 33 weeks do I look ready to go?

Friday Afternoon Round Up

What are you up to this weekend? We are spending time with one of our favorite couples who are in town visiting from San Francisco. My Saturday will begin with prenantal yoga and then some adventures in the city.  Tomorrow night Matt is heading to MetLife to watch Notre Dame take on Syracuse (I opted to watch from our couch in my sweatpants #pregnancyproblems). Then Sunday we might venture north to CT to look at some houses because we are currently living in a fantasy world where buying a house might happen in our near/distance future.

Hope you have a good first weekend of Fall. Here are my favorite links from this week:

Pretty much a fairy tale ending.

I believe wholeheartedly in having a good bed.

I hope Abby and I are like this when we are old and our kids are creative enough to make fun of us.

I would like the swing set table.

I want to be friends with this mom.

Excited to go to this in a couple weeks.

100 points for Gryffindor.

I love this PSA.

I’m turning 32 in a couple months so naturally I find this really funny.

NYC Hours

Can we talk about how by “coming home early” Matt means 8:45-9pm.

Something tells me this whole raising a baby thing is going to be ridiculously hard (for me) or a serious wake up call (for Matt).

Blue Apron

During my blogging hiatus, I was introduced to a new service called, Blue Apron. It has literally changed my life.

mobile-hero-1-variant-23707b709b6875c674d1a0b9569556d1Let me flash back to my life pre-Blue Apron. I would call Matt on my way home from work and ask what he wanted for dinner.

Matt: Anything, I don’t care.
Me: What about tacos.
Matt: No, I don’t want that.
Me: Well, then suggest something.
Matt: I don’t care. You just pick.
Me: [annoyed silence]

The would end with me running to the grocery store, getting random stuff and cooking something which we wouldn’t eat till 9:30/10pm or getting mad enough that I just told Matt to order dinner at work and I would eat eggs, cereal or make a smoothie. Needless to say, it wasn’t a healthy way to live (on multiple levels).

Thankfully Matt introduced me to a new start up, Blue Apron.

Blue Apron is a meal delivery service. Once a week, I receive a shipment that contains three healthy and unique recipes and all of the ingredients to make each dish. They provide simple step by step instructions and most of the meals take less then 60 minutes to prepare (from start to finish). I love it because it solves for a few of our problems: (1) no longer do we have to fight about what we are going to eat/who is going to think of a meal, and (2) no more mid-week trips to the grocery store! I typically go one over the weekend to get staples: milk, cereal, yogurt, etc but don’t need to go during the week to pick up stuff for dinner.

Matt and I have LOVED it. There are some weeks where we are too busy to make all of the meals, so I just skip that week’s delivery. And while the price isn’t cheap (it is ~60 dollars per week), that is a lot less than we would spend on ordering out/eating out/etc. We’ve tried a lot of new things and my cooking skills have certainly improved.

So I’m excited to offer one free week of meals to a lucky blog reader. To enter the contest, just leave a comment below and you could be cooking up a storm at your home as well!