Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 7/26/14

Posted on July 26, 2014

Happy, happy weekend!  Despite the fact that the baby now likes to push on my bladder in a way that brings on an indescribable amount of discomfort (especially when I try to go for a walk), I am in a very good mood.  Besides, considering how lucky I’ve been throughout my pregnancy, a little bladder pressure is really nothing to complain about.  Even if I did have to ask a Whole Foods employee to watch my cart so that I could run to the bathroom before finishing food shopping.  Nope, not embarrassing at all. 

Anyway, a few things that are keeping my spirits up:  1) I passed my glucose test!  Thank you all for the nice notes and comments.  My doctor was nice enough to call me the night my blood was drawn to give me the good news.  Questionable PCOS take that;-) 2)  I got to visit with a few of my favorite bloggers this week (Liz, Ashley, Joanne, Audra and even Kathryn!)  3)  My sister got one of the jobs she was hoping for (though I’m not surprised at all!).  Oh, and she is moving 15 minutes away from me in early September!!! 4)  We got to see some amazing close-up shots of the baby’s face on Thursday via ultrasound.  We aren’t doing a 3-D (they kind of freak me out), but you really can see what he is starting to look like.  It makes me so much more excited to meet the baby in a few months.  5)  My birthday is in less than a month and I’m actually not freaked out over turning 30.  I’ll just miss being able to tell Matt how “old” he is.

In terms of my daily life, I’m still using my energy to get a lot of baking done.  This coming week I should finish getting my baby registry together.  I think that will be a big relief.  Once that is done I’ll make a list of the items I think we need to have in advance for the first few days of parenthood.  It’s all still a bit overwhelming, but we are getting there.  We even found a pediatrician this past week that we both liked.  The fact that his office has weekend hours pretty much sold me!  Oh, and for any of you other soon-to-be or new moms, I highly recommend checking out Lindsay’s list of 100 relevant posts.

Now for this week’s updates:

Most popular recipe/blog post:  (Fresh) Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies

(Fresh) Blueberry White Chocolate Brown Butter Cookies - basically cookie perfection

Five favorite things I pinned all week:

Cinnamon Roll Frosting from Oh Sweet Basil

Flourless Smoked Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies from Delicious Every Day

Chocolate & Crunchy Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cake from The Gastronomic Bong

Soft & Chewy S’mores Crumble Bars from American Heritage Cooking

Cinnamon Graham S’mores Cupcakes from Baked by Rachel

I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!  Stay tuned this week for pie and cupcake recipes.

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