Five on Friday!

The weekend is here! The weekend is here! On the agenda…a 2 hour prenatal massage followed by a mani/pedi date with a girlfriend on Saturday. And if I’m not too noodle-like afterwards I plan to finish packing the hospital bag, take pictures of our finished nursery and bake, of course!


On to the 5…


 – ONE – New favorite dessert alert! This week we ate extra light dinners just so we could splurge on banana sundaes for dessert. For our masterpiece, I start with pineapple Greek frozen yogurt, add sliced bananas, sugar-free caramel syrup and top it all off with sprinkles and cherries. I only have a few more weeks with an excuse to really indulge so I’m taking advantage of it.

– TWO – Earlier this week we took “Parenting 101” at the hospital. We had pretty low expectations but the 3 hour class proved to be super helpful. Matt and I walked away with tons of information (that we definitely did not know before) about sleep, diapering tips, tummy time, swaddling, bathing, feeding, etc.! As you can see, never a dull moment in class with Matt…

 – THREE – The bath tub is my absolute happy place these days. Pre-pregnancy I was a quick 20 minute bath taker. Now I can soak to the point where Matt gets worried and comes to check on me. The tub is really the only place I can relax without back pain so it’s my new favorite place to check my email, blog, etc.

– FOUR – It’s the Masters weekend, which means the hubs will be out playing his annual round of Masters golf with the guys and grilling out afterwards. Earlier this week the cutest “Sweet Tee” golf layette arrived in the mail from Baby Aspen and Matt could not have been more excited about it so we made a deal. If Caroline makes an early debut during the Masters tournament, she can come home from the hospital in it instead of the outfit I already have picked out. 


(Shhh, don’t tell him that there is no possible way she’ll fit into a 0-3 month outfit at birth.)

  And speaking of cute outfits, you can never have enough sleep sacks, right mamas? I owe a huge thank you to Personal Creations for sending me the cutest custom Halo sleep sack! If you’re looking for a unique personalized gift for someone special, check out their website. They have lots of cute items.

– FIVE – Just in case any of you are judging me for my sundaes, I thought I’d mention that my Post-Pregnancy workout DVD came in the mail this week! I know I won’t have much time to work out during maternity leave so I froze my gym membership and hope to squeeze in quick sessions with my girl Tracy in the comfort of my living room.

Wanna join  Darci, April, Natasha and I on the Friday fun? You can link-up on any of our four blogs every Friday! All you have to do is…

1.)  Write  your post about five things you’re lovin’ this week (or any five things you want to share!).
2.)  Share the logo on your blog and link back.
3.)  Link-up at the bottom of the post so some new readers can check out your five things and say hello!







  1. Emily Dixie on my Mind
    April 11, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Yum to your banana splits – I'm going to have to incorporate one of those into my weekend!

  2. Amanda
    April 11, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Seriously! That outfit is soooo adorable!!! Also, definitely remember the swaddle burrito! It becomes a life saver! Happy weekend!

  3. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    April 11, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    You're hilarious about the golf costume. How sweet of him. But…I'm sure your outfit is seriously the cutest.

  4. Jessica
    April 11, 2014 / 12:45 pm

    Those banana splits look yummy! Loving that you used pineapple frozen yogurt!:) Since you are quite the bath pro, when you get a chance, could you share some of your favorite bathtime products? I always get overwhelmed when I look at stores like Bath&Body Works, and then don't know what in the world to buy!!!

  5. Elise @ Cheers Yall
    April 11, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I need to check out this pineapple greek frozen yogurt. YUM. Those sundaes look aaaamzing…and sprinkles make everything in life better. 😉 LOVE the tub pic….we have a tub at our new house and I CANNOT WAIT to use it all the time!!! xx

  6. Kristen
    April 11, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    thank you for sharing such a delicious dessert first thing in the morning! lol i will be thinking about that all day.

  7. Kacie de Leon
    April 11, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Enjoy the baths and massages while you can! That dessert sure is making me wish I had an excuse to indulge! Oh what the heck, I may indulge anyway!

  8. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    April 11, 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Wow those sundaes look amazing!! Love that little golfer outfit! Enjoy your weekend, you deserve the pampering! 🙂

  9. Zelle B.
    April 11, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    I can't handle all of these yummy desserts that you're sharing! And enjoy a weekend of pampering!Happy Friday!xo

  10. Dee Stephens
    April 11, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    When you posted that outfit yesterday that's the first thing I thought. There's NO WAY she'll fit into that! HAA! It's super cute though!

  11. Christina
    April 11, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    can i have one of those sundaes for breakfast? don't judge. 😉 have a great weekend!

  12. Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog
    April 11, 2014 / 2:09 pm

    Adorable little golf outfit! So cute!

  13. Ashlen
    April 11, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    That sundae looks delicious! Pineapple fro yo sounds amazing, and combining it with bananas is a genius idea.

  14. Cherish
    April 11, 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Those sundaes look so delicious! I haven't had ice cream in a couple months and that is seriously tempting me! I've never done a Tracy Anderson workout but I've heard great things from a few friends that have them. Enjoy your massage {2 hours!!!} and have a fabulous weekend. : )

  15. April of A. Liz Adventures
    April 11, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Of course you went with the PINEAPPLE fro-yo … cravings just don't go away, do they?! Looks divine! 🙂 Enjoy your massage this weekend mama — I'm getting one too. I have a feeling our spa days are numbered!

  16. Jillian Manesh
    April 11, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    yummmm that dessert looks so good…especially the pineapple part! 🙂 have a great weekend. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  17. Meghan
    April 11, 2014 / 3:34 pm

    No way am I judging you for the sundae! I thought you restrained yourself… I would have had full fat ice cream in there! Have a great weekend!

  18. Tess
    April 11, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Umm your sundaes look beyond amazing. And the only thing that I was judging was that you are using the Greek Yogurt version!!! That's like way too healthy 😉

  19. Taren
    April 11, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Anyone who judges a pregnant woman for having a sundae is just not cool. I think it's great you have a plan for getting back into shape though!

  20. Brianne Bracco
    April 11, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    Hahahaha! I'm pretty sure my husband would be the one in the class picking the baby up by the leg to be funny. Men…good thing they make it fun 😉

  21. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    April 11, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    Love that you snapped the photo with his hand covering the babies face! hehe It will be awesome to see my husband attempt a diaper and a swaddle!

  22. Paige Viollt
    April 11, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Those sundaes look amazing!! And that golf outfit is just too precious! Cheers to your pampering and relaxing weekend! :)

  23. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    April 11, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    A bubble bath sounds amazing! ANd crazy to think baby girl could appear during the Masters…that sounds like a bet my future hubs and I would have to make too. Boys and their golf…goodness! Enjoy your pampering pretty girl…you deserve it! xx.

  24. Peach State of Mind
    April 11, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    I love the lower calorie version of the sundae! Totally worth the splurge! Have a great weekend!

  25. Mary @ A Mama Collective
    April 11, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    I'm all for a light dinner and big late night snack. Yum yum! Your husband's initial swaddle attempt gave me a good chuckle. Hopefully he'll remember his new technique. 😉 Enjoy that amazing sounding weekend… I'm not currently pregnant, but I might try to replicate. haha Thanks for the link-up. // Mary @ A Mama Collective

  26. Colleen Sullivan
    April 11, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    What a cute outfit for Caroline! She'll be the cutest baby girl on the block in it. We used sleep sacks like it was our job. They're a great invention. We loved our baby preparation class. The swaddling lesson was really helpful too — we still had no idea what we were doing, but it was nice having some directions to go from!

  27. Lyli
    April 11, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    Christina, so lovely to "meet you." This is my 1st time linking up. I love the name Caroline — baby girl clothes are such fun! 🙂

  28. alyssa triviski
    April 12, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    I splurged on a banana sundae almost every night when I was preggo too – you deserve it momma!!!

  29. Laura @ The Everyday Joys
    April 12, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    Oh, that bath looks and sounds delightful. I'm the same way. I was never much of a bath taker, but while pregnant, I loved taking baths. It was so relaxing and felt great on my achy body.

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