Mostly food + a recipe for you to try + recent Amazon faves…

My sister sent me this picture Monday and I almost cried. She is making this for Cooper’s nursery and will include all of his birth information. I love it so much. Thank you, Piper!!

Dinner on Monday was apple and Gouda stuffed chicken breasts. This meal is amazing. I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, but the recipe was pretty time intensive, so I did my own spin on things. If you have been here for awhile, you know I am the worst at following recipes. So, if you want to try this, here is what I did:

First, make pockets in four chicken breasts. Thinly slice a whole apple and a wheel of Gouda. I found some applewood smoked Gouda at Mama Jeans and it is amazing. Once the chicken breasts are stuffed, combine about a cup of syrup, half a cup of stone ground mustard, garlic, black pepper, and thyme. Pour that mixture over the chicken breasts and bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165°. That’s it! So easy. This meal is also super delicious leftover.

We had Spanish rice and teriyaki broccoli topped with nutritional yeast with our chicken. I have not had Sriracha in months because of heartburn, but I am counting down the days until I can add it to my food again.

I have been sticking pretty close to the house the past few weeks. I am trying to avoid whatever germs I can – it feels like everyone I know is sick with something right now. Lunch on Tuesday was a sandwich on sourdough, which is my favorite bread, an apple, and a cold and flu shot from Mama Jeans. Anything to boost my immune system right now!

I had another appointment with my OT for my carpal tunnel. She has been doing lots of soft tissue massage, which I think is helping. My hands and wrists felt the best they have in months while at my appointment. I may have jinxed myself thinking things were improving because I had a rough night with the carpal tunnel last night. I’m wondering if it just got flared up from her working on me. It IS improving, so I am thankful for that. I have also all but given up on looking presentable in public…I rocked sweats, sandals, and a shirt that didn’t match to my appointment yesterday. HA!

Dinner last night was more of the apple and Gouda stuffed chicken with rice and broccoli. This meal is so tasty.

I feel like my belly grew a little bit over the past few days. I am so thankful to still be feeling pretty good. I get uncomfortable at night, but other than that, things are still going smoothly. I have the hardest time rolling over in bed and getting out of bed. I’m sure it’s hilarious to watch, especially since I’m getting up to use the restroom 5-6 times a night…

This is such a delicious combo – Graham Crackers and PB. Yum.

I haven’t shared any Amazon finds lately, so I’ll do a little wrap-up of some current favorites with affiliate links.

This is hands-down my favorite collagen. I have used it for about three years now. Currently, I add it a scoop to my morning coffee every day, but it is also delicious in smoothies or yogurt. This one is unflavored, so it can be added to anything.

This is a lighter we have had for awhile, but it got pushed to the back of one of our drawers and I couldn’t find it. I found it this week and was so excited. It’s a rechargeable electric lighter. It is awesome!

I have been using this lotion since July when Palmer’s first sent me some to try out. I am addicted and have since been ordering my own. I use the lotion and the oil every night and so far, haven’t gotten any stretch marks. Keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way! This lotion smells heavenly, too.

This is the oil I use with the above lotion.

This is what we wash all of our produce with. I was buying the small bottles, but finally decided to get this big container so just fill up the small bottles when we were out.

I had been looking for a long vest and found this one. I LOVE it. It is high quality and much warmer than I thought it would be. 10/10 from me!

I am also obsessed with this fuzzy coat. So warm and cozy!

I have shared this book before, but it is perfect for anyone who is expecting. It is broken up into three sections, the first trimester, the second trimester, and the third trimester. The author takes all kinds of research and breaks it down and explains it. She debunks a lot of myths and shares factual reasons why. It is a great book.

Since I loved that author so much, I grabbed her second book, which focuses on labor and delivery, and the first year of baby’s life. She shares all kinds of things that new parents might encounter, also backing everything up with research.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

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