It’s week 21 and I’m past the halfway point of this pregnancy. I’ve had a lot of appointments last week and they all went well. It finally hit me that time is flying by and it’s only going to go quicker. I feel like once I start noticing fall decorations in the stores, Christmas is here before I know it and for all I know, baby can be here by then. We’ve been working hard on getting the apartment ready for baby and I’m starting to feel like any time I start a new project I realize it’s either a much bigger project than I thought or now I have three more projects to do.
It’s week 18 (at least while I’m writing this post), can you believe it! There has been so much going on and I cannot believe how close I am to the midway point of this pregnancy. That’s just absurd to me. Now that I’m feeling more alive and normal I’m going to do my absolute best to do updates more often. A lot has been changing and we just had our first baby shower. Take a look at those cookies my little sister got for us, they tasted as amazing as they look!
I’ve been holding out on you all! I’m pregnant! By the time that this is published and being read, I’ll be 15 weeks. It’s a little crazy to me that I’m even writing this post and sharing this because I honestly didn’t think it would happen. Conor and I are both so happy and excited about this journey and our little one to come.
Despite entering my 4th month being pregnant, I’m still in disbelief that I’m pregnant and we’ll have a little one with us not too long after Christmas. I look at my ultrasounds and I’m just still so shocked that there’s a little baby inside growing.
When I was a child I used to lie my head down to sleep while listening to the sound of coqui. It wasn’t because I had wanderlust at the age of eight, it was because Puerto Rico was always such a huge part of my life and my happiness. We took trips back as often as we could because my great-grandparents lived there and my grandmother moved there. When we went back year after year, we created as many memories as there was sand stuck to us while leaving the beach. The memories that I have from my childhood are the memories that I recreate every single time I go back. We would go to our local beach and I would make a new friend each time, I remember once I made a friend who lived fairly close to our Colinas so we met up every single day while I was there. The people are the kindest that you will ever meet and they are also the most resilient.
Hey friends! I hope things are warming up by you, last weekend we got hit by the worst snowstorm. I haven’t filled you all in on what’s been going on around here so here’s our life currently.
A part of my minimalist journey has been focusing on going a step further in reducing my plastic consumption. I have been actively reducing my usage of plastic bags, single-use water bottles, and other plastics since I was in high school, but I wanted to take it a step further. We use way too much plastic and we use it without even thinking twice about it all. It’s just become second nature to just buy plastic products and take without thinking. So because I have been working to reduce plastic in my life, I decided that I wanted to take it to the next level by thinking about those items that we don’t often consider swapping out. Below you’ll find those items that I have now cut from my life that typically have always been plastic. Basically, I want this earth to be more beautiful for my children than it was when I was a child. Realistically, that will not be the case but I can do everything in my power to make it happen. At this point, there’s more plastic in the sea than fish which is heartbreaking and it’s not going to go away unless we physically remove it because as we all know, plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Okay, it does but not in your or your child’s or your grandchild’s lifetime. So here are the things I’m avoiding or changing to reduce my plastic consumption.