The perfect summer drink has arrived!
Hello, hello! I realized this week that I am in the 3rd trimester with this pregnancy already! I count Friday to Friday as one week (not sure why, just seemed easier to track) and I will be 28 weeks on Friday. HOW CRAZY IS THAT?! Each pregnancy has seemed to go by faster and faster with each kiddo.
But I know that these last 12ish weeks are going to dragggg by so slowly. That’s how it always seems to go. The more eager I get to meet our newest babe, the more time slows right now.
Maybe it will be different with this little one. I feel like we are WAY busier then with our older two. I mean, just having two older kids keeps us pretty busy. And having to make sure everyone eats, is showered and dressed for the day. That’s a whole job in itself. Especially if you knew Avery personally. This kid can lose a pair of shoes faster then anyone I know. Even right after he takes them off and leaves them by the door. HE CAN’T FIND THEM!
Needless to say, I am one tired pregnant momma. I get naps every now and then but when I’m really tired I drive over to my parents house. Thank goodness for grandparents yall!
This last few weeks I need to focus on resting before the new one arrives and upping my water intake. I plan to breastfeed and I KNOW how important it is to keep hydrated. I might as well start now. And an agua fresca (Spanish for “fresh water”) is made with water – so it totally counts, right?! Yup. It does. Plus I can only drink so much water before I go crazy. Or crazier then I already am.
And a fun side note – it’s almost Cinco de Mayo! I’ve teamed up with a group of food bloggers and created a virtual fiesta to celebrate! Wooo!! After the blackberry mint agua fresca recipe be sure to check out what everyone else made for the party.
- 2 cups ripe blackberries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups water
- a handful of fresh mint leaves
- Sliced blackberries for garnish, optional
- In a large bowl, mash the blackberries, sugar and a cup of water. Make sure to incorporate all the ingredients. Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Longer is better.
- Roll the mint leaves in your hand to extract the flavor and at to the bottom of a pitcher.
- Blend the blackberry mixture in a blender or food processor. Filter out the seeds and skin with a fine mesh strainer.
- Pour the remaining water on top, add the ice and extra blackberries. Enjoy!
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