To continue on with my latest L.A trip…
I made the 1-hour trek to Koreatown to buy some goodies to take back to Curacao, ate yummy Chinese/Korean food and went in for my second 3D/4D imaging ultrasound of our baby boy! 🙂
*Note: The Chinese food made by Korean run Chinese restaurants are nothing remotely close to actual Chinese cuisine.
Orange chicken & shrimp fried rice.
Steamed buns (꽃빵)
My favorite: Noodles with black bean sauce & pork (짜장면)
Spicy seafood soup. (Jjam bbong; 짬뽕)
Complimentary lychee dessert
My Korean grocery haul. No detailed pictures unfortunately. I was completely exhausted by the time we got home. I came to L.A. a little over 6 months pregnant and I honestly thought that I would be able to run errands around town, walk laps with the dogs… basically, I thought I would be able to do what I used to do before. I was rudely awakened by the cruel truth by the 3rd day that I physically cannot. My right side of my tailbone started to act up, my knees started to buckle and the heels of my feet were bugging! I was not a happy camper. 😦
Another Korean rice cake but with a sticky black bean filling and a powdery rice coating. This was my favorite! I ate more than half. 🙂
There I am. 25 weeks and 2 days.
Minnie wanting human food. Bad dog.
I wasn’t very hungry for dinner since I ate so many yummy rice cakes. I happily finished off most of this plate instead. Blackberries are my favorite.
After dinner, I decided to start writing out some Thank You card for our friends and family who helped us with our baby registry. I ordered these unbelievably cute cards from Etsy & I’m so glad I did! They came exactly as advertised and I couldn’t be more happy with them. I’m not being paid or promoting her site for any monetary gains so if you fell in love with her designs as much as I did, make sure to swing by. 😀
I also finished up my card and my little goody bag for my maid of honor. I chose her as my baby’s godmother. I’m going to surprise her with the news. 🙂
My mom and I started our weekend early with a fun trip to our Farmer’s Market.
Cherimoya. I had never seen them before today.
My first pupusa! Delicious although I didn’t really care for the salsa or the coleslaw.
Horchata to wash it all down. Love this drink.
Grabbed some freshly popped kettle corn on the way out. MmMMmMmm
Strawberries we picked up. I’ve been loving fruit throughout my pregnancy and L.A. provided me with loads of it! I’m going to miss all this fresh fruit.
After dropping off our goodies at home, we went for a quick run to Babies ‘R Us. My first baby run & I felt so blessed to be able to park here as a soon-to-be mother. However, I was again overwhelmed with everything. How do expectant moms know what to buy?!
Alongside a plethora of other baby items, look what my mom bought me!
My outfit for the day.
Spam flavored macadamia nuts…?
For those first-time chopstick users.
A late lunch consisted of yummy veggie spring rolls my mom fried up at home & a Trader Joe’s pre-made tomato & mozzarella salad.
And how did we end the night? Korean BBQ for $9.99!