Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 7/19/14

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Whew, I’m so glad we don’t have a ton of plans here this weekend because I’m still recovering from last weekend and Tuesday night’s concert.  I’ll blame the pregnancy but I sure do feel old with the super exhaustion.  At least I’m still not as tired as I was throughout my first trimester!

Speaking of pregnancy, in case you missed it, I posted an update on Thursday.  I kind of left out a few things… namely, the stress.  Well, I don’t know if stress is the right word.  More like a big feeling of being overwhelmed with all that has to get done in the next three months.  I just read that you should have 600 diapers for the first month with a baby.  For some reason, that one little piece of information put me into super-overwhelmed mode.  I since have calmed down and reminded myself to take everything one step at a time, but wow is there a lot to do. 

Also,  I know I never gave you the update on the glucose test I was so nervous about.  Well, it’s a long story, but I’m going to take the same test again this week.  Luckily I’m still taking the 1-hour test (which was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be) and I think that the doctor is being ultra conservative.  However, I’m still nervous, again!  I’d say that I’ll cut back on carbs this week but who am I kidding?  I am not good with restrictions, especially while pregnant. 

Other than that, there is still a ton of baking happening in my kitchen.  My goal is to have plenty of recipes ready for you while I’m on some sort of maternity leave!  It’s a little weird doing all of this fall and holiday baking now, but kind of fun.  I think Matt’s co-workers will probably be the most confused because they’ll be eating all sorts of out-of-season treats this summer.  I also plan on getting some guest posts together from friends.  If you have any other advice on prepping for life with the baby (work, mental, anything at all), I’m more than happy to hear it!

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular recipe/blog post:  No-Churn Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Super Creamy Cookie Butter Ice Cream - NO ice cream maker needed!  So easy and so delicious!

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Peanut Butter & Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches (gluten-free and vegan) from She Likes Food

Homemade Drumsticks from Crazy for Crust

Chocolate S’mores Skillet Cake from Foodness Gracious

Chocolate Mousse and Marshmallow Icing S’mores Cake from Serious Eats

Roasted Peach Cinnamon Swirl Bread from Running to the Kitchen

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!

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7 Responses to “Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 7/19/14”

  1. Joanne July 19, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    You show that second glucose test who’s boss!!

  2. Sues July 19, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    600 diapers?! Woah. If it makes you feel any better, my sister’s twins just turned a month old and I really don’t think she went through 1,200 diapers… I love that you’re doing holiday baking now! Have a great weekend :)

    • Keep It Sweet July 25, 2014 at 7:55 am #

      That DOES make me feel better! I’m beginning to think (and hope) that number was a gross overestimate!

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 19, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    you’re superwoman! Doing all that baking! And omg 600 diapers souuunds like a lot, but I’m sure it’ll be A-OK!

  4. Emily @ Life on Food July 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Who knew there was so many diaper needs. That is a ton! But of all things buying diapers is a pretty easy fix.

  5. amber July 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    600 diapers sounds pretty excessive. Honestly, when my first son was born, he went through about 10 diapers a day… so that’s about half of what you read. I guess all babies are different, though?

    Congratulations on having a baby! It’s such a fun and exciting (though, exhausting as well!) endeavor. But so worth every second. Are you having a boy or girl (or surprise)?

    I understand where you’re overwhelmed feeling comes from, but really once you have the baby you’re instinct will kick in and 99% of the time you’ll know what to do. You probably need about half of everything that websites and baby books/magazines tell you that you need, lol. Just trust your instinct about what you think the baby needs and give yourself what you need as often as you can, too. One of the hardest things for me having a baby (and then a second baby) was separating my identity from a mom and being just myself. It’s hard to have a life as a mom and then a life outside being a mom. I was really afraid to do things without my kids that I normally enjoyed because “Omg, what if for the hour I’m gone my kids need me!?” Make sure you get enough you time, too! Have a good support system and get in enough adult talk time when you can! Have fun, and practice patience now, you’ll need it later ;)

    Can’t wait to see what recipes you’ve got planned :)

    • Keep It Sweet July 25, 2014 at 7:59 am #

      Thank you so much for this comment, Amber! It actually helped make me feel a lot better:-) We are having a boy!

      Going to keep that advice in mind!