I am sure you have noticed that I haven't ran, walked, or moved off the couch this week. If you haven't, God bless you.
For the past few weeks, when I stood up for more than an hour, I would start to feel a slightly painful pressure in the baby area. If I sat back back down, it went away. However, last Sunday after the 5k it didn't go away for a loooonnnng time. I spent the day trying to get up to play with Kauffman or rock Hallaway and quickly regretting the decision and sitting back down.
I talked to my sister about it and I know it is a very normal part of pregnancy that I should be getting more used to as the baby grows. However, we had this conversation in front of my grandma. Not the smartest idea.
(me - Grandma June - sister Jessie)
My grandma (naturally) worries about me, and even though my sister delivers babies and gives many women prenatal care, she still wasn't happy until I promised her I would talk to my midwife about it before I ran again.
I have a midwife appointment today - Hallelujah!
Other than that Margaret is doing wonderfully. She is still kicking, wiggling, and growing. I can't wait to take my next bump picture. Every night before we go to bed I show Dan how much she has grown and he says, "Stop sticking your belly out so much!" Maybe I was sticking it out just a little, but she is still growing so well!
A Wonderful Day of Food
I want to start with dinner because I tried not one, but TWO great recipes. Dan said it was the best dinner I have made in a long time, but that wouldn't be hard because he has pretty much made dinner for the last 6 months.
The quinoa mac and cheese changed. my. life. Even if you don't like quinoa, you will like this. Add some hot sauce and you will never look back.
While shopping at Trader Joe's I asked a lovely Trader Joe's worker if they had any fruit dip. She said no, but if I mixed the carton of crème fraîche with a carton of flavored Greek yogurt (I chose strawberry) and added some honey it would be amazing. And it was. It almost tasted nutty - you should try it.
It tasted so good that I repeated it for lunch, along with a ham, swiss, and mustard sandwich and a kale salad.
Afternoon snack - carrots and peanut butter.
Yep, my belly went to bed pretty happy last night.
Thought for the day