It’s the last days for the James Perse sale & free shipping on any order with code JPWINTER19. They added some new sale styles since I first posted about the sale, but nothing very compelling IMO. I’m very very happy with my purchases from the sale (satin binding dress – on me – and high gauge tee) this time. I’m just not-so-patiently waiting for warmer weather to be able to wear them more often.
Ace & Jig has a preview of all their SS19 styles online (under the “stockists” section) and swatches available for purchase. I am pretty tempted by a few things and textiles (Leelee and Faye dresses) but probably won’t buy anything at launch since I’ll be even more pregnant. Does anyone have their eye on anything?
I’m also interested to see what Elizabeth Suzann will be coming out with next. I was very tempted to get the Mara jumpsuit on sale, but decided to wait and see what they’re going to replace it with instead. And again…I’m not overly anxious to buy things I can’t wear now and don’t know when I’ll be able to wear again.
I’m watching Grace & Frankie, but honestly I’m sort of over it by now. I’m just watching for the mindless entertainment value. My husband and I are watching You, which is good? It’s enjoyable to watch I guess, but sort of over the top at times.
I started reading “Expecting Better” after it was recommended a couple times on Instagram and think it’s a very good, non-judgemental, thorough, realistic book on pregnancy. The author is an economist and approaches everything by examining the data, and also by judging the validity of the studies so-called “evidence” is based on. It was fascinating.
Oh yeah, you’re probably waiting on news…LOL. We’re having a boy! I was a little shocked, but that’s only because in my head I was having a girl, for no other reason than I didn’t want to think about circumcision (which I may or may not talk about some other time). And I had an EXCELLENT girl name picked out haha.
I love boys, I have four nephews and a step-son, so I’m excited to be having a boy.
We did have early genetic testing done as well, and when I talked to the nurse on the phone she said that everything is “normal” – no chromosomal defects – but I’m not sure exactly what that means right now, so I’m going to discuss it more with the doctor at my appointment on Monday. So far I feel like this is very good news, but you know me…I’m also hesitant to jump to too many conclusions.
We’re rounding out the first part of this journey, heading in to the second trimester and I feel much better than I did a month ago. Still very tired, but not so food averse anymore. I’d like to be able to stomach coffee again, but shockingly, I’ve done just fine without it.
In other news…
I made these flourless chocolate brownies, which are basically a chocolate version of the chickpea blondies I make and they are INSANE. I did not make the sweet potato frosting, as I thought that would be overkill, but might do so for super bowl Sunday, or if I’m going to be sharing with other people. They are so good. Again, as with the chickpea blondies I make, they do taste somewhat “healthy” and not as sweet as you’d expect, but that’s exactly what I like about them.
What are your plans for the weekend?