Pumpkin Patch

Fall Bucket List

Fall is my favorite time of the year! My mood in Autumn could not be better and I think it’s also a very fun and festive time to be pregnant! A lot of things I love to do during fall are things that I can’t wait to do with my new baby as well next year! Here are my top 5 bucket list fall activities, I’ve already checked off #1.

1. Orchard
I have gone either apple, pumpkin, corn, or peach picking since I was a kid every fall and I wasn’t going to miss out just because I moved to a different city and am expecting this year. I found Patterson’s Fruit Farm in Chesterfield, OH that has some of the best apple cider I’ve ever tasted and desserts galore just 30 minutes outside of Cleveland, OH. During the fall season they have Fun Fest and they offer hay rides, nature hikes, corn mazes, and more! Kids will have a great time and adult kids like me can enjoy picking fresh fruits and vegetables and eating their heart out!!

Patterson Fruit Farm

Pumpkin Patch

Fall Orchard Food

Rocking Chairs

Apple Picking

Fall Pumpkin Patch Farm

2. Haunted House

3. Escape Room

Escape Room Puzzle

4. Cedar Point

Roller coasters

5. Bonfire
I did this right after apple picking with a few of my husbands colleagues and it was a great time at Chesterfield County park in OH. It’s a great place to have a bonfire and go stargazing by the large ponds.

Bonfire

6. Scary Movie Night

Honestly, I hate scary movies. So this is more like a “close my eyes while we cuddle for 2 hours watching a movie” night.

Scary Movie Night

7. Hiking at a Forest Preserve

Brandywine FallsHiking

8. Attend a Fall Harvest Festival

9. Learn how to cook a new stew or chili

Chili Stew

10. Bake a pie (apple or sweet potato is my favorite).
Or discover a new kind that you like if you’re not the cooking type.

Fall Apple Pie

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The Best & Worst of My Pregnancy

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Favorites

Feeling the baby’s small kicks

The SMALL ones! Not the big ones, those are painful and could be added to least favorite things during my pregnancy. When I felt the first kicks is when it truly hit me I was going to be a mama bear and boy am I in love already. Even more exciting, is getting to see my husband, friends, and parents reactions and expressions to seeing the baby move from the outside.

Baby Kicks

The Anticipation 

I can’t wait to meet our little bundle of joy and I can’t wait to be called mama. Imagine every holiday wrapped into one? That’s still not as exciting as my baby coming!

Baby anticipation

Getting to do mom stuff with my momma

I am incredibly close with my parents and my mom is one of those “I’m your mom, not your little friend” type mommas. To be able to relate to her in a way that truly defines who she is and be able to do “mommy” stuff together has been so much fun. I already did call her everyday (I’m a clingy daughter) and now I call her about three times a day just for advice and to vent about my pregnancy. I already thought she was a superhero but now being a soon to be momma myself, she’s more than a superhero, there is no word for it! Her baby is having a baby and seeing how excited she is and how much she loves US makes me even more excited that I get to experience that one day too!

Gilmore girls

No waiting in line or for ANYTHING

Once your bump gets bigger, people offer you everything from taken seats, spots to skip, and food. VIP all the time.

Beyonce

Bigger assets

My husbands favorite. As an extremely petite woman, I appreciate a little bit of “extra extra” in some places (mainly my boobs). I love these things!

Bigger boobs

No Period

I mean do I have to say more…..

Least Favorites

Sleeping

Basically, I can’t sleep. Any position I sleep in is extremely uncomfortable and I need to sleep all the time. I legitimately feel narcoleptic but I just can’t fall asleep properly and I end up keeping my husband up. If you haven’t experienced this yet, just wait until your bump gets bigger.  I’m completely exhausted and my baby seems to be most active at night which unfortunately means that is likely to be the babies sleeping pattern in a few months. Great, not!

Can't sleep

Hormones

If you thought you were moody while on your period, pregnancy hormones are 100X worse. I am already a crazy individual and can literally hear myself acting a fool and being a meanie face to my husband but I still can’t stop. One minute your angry, the next you’re sad, then extremely happy, ups and downs all around! The other day I cried because my husband went to the store and forgot to get Simply Lemonade.

Hormones

Having to Pee and Puke at Work

All of the symptoms are rough while at work but who wants to puke at work? No Bueno. I transferred locations due to my aforementioned move to another state so I have a brand new boss, and as much as I want to be extremely productive and show him I’m the best, because I am, it can be rough.

Working while pregnant

Feeling Incompetent and Lazy

Pregnancy brain is a real thing and exhaustion, stress, and building a baby is taxing on your brain on top of the fact that’s it’s rewiring itself for motherhood. Also, washing dishes, laundry, etc…..what is that? Just kidding! I keep up, but the last thing my new waddling self wants to do after coming home from a full day of work is cook, wash dishes, and do laundry. Sometimes I avoid going in my bedroom so I don’t pass out.  It’s safe assume that has already happened more than a few times in the first trimester.

Lazy

Looking Like A Bum

I’ve been looking as comfortable as can be in terms of clothing during my pregnancy. A Kim K pregnancy, heels, etc just isn’t me but I must admit I hate that I feel like it’s not me because I used to dress up regularly. The second trimester has been much better but the first trimester I just didn’t dress up at all and hoped my husband just remembered his wife was hot pre-pregnancy symptoms. He does lol, he loves me regular degular.

Maternity and Pregnancy clothes

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