Thursday, October 18, 2012

31 Weeks: Starting to Waddle

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  • The more and more I walk, I find it is much easier if I use a wider stance, or waddle.  I am not an expert, but I think this might be way too soon.  I have nine more weeks to go!
  • I am quite sure that a goldfish could swim in my belly button.  It now shows through any shirt I wear, no matter how many layers I try.  Very fashionable, I know.

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  • Finally, complete random strangers have the guts to talk to me about being pregnant.  I love it.
  • Dan put a "Baby on Board" sign on my car.  I told him we didn't need it yet and he gave me a serious look and said, "There is a baby on board.  Who cares if it is in your tummy?"  Good point.
  • I have been super thirsty.  I drink a lot during the day, but I can't seem to stay hydrated.  One night I had a dream I was chugging water.  When I woke up, I immediately ran downstairs and drank about 32 oz.  
  • Two nights ago Dan came home so excited.  He said he told someone he works with that I was having heartburn and that person told him the baby would have a lot of hair.   He now often wonders (out loud) what the baby's hair will look like.  I told him that was an old wive's tale, but he is convinced.  How sweet.
  • Last night I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about everything I need to get done in the next 9 weeks.  Some are big things, like finishing the nursery, some are small things, like finishing up thank-you cards from the shower, but the list wouldn't stop piling up.  While I was laying there I convinced myself that I won't have any spare time to do things like watch TV.  
  • Dan and I are taking child birth classes this weekend.  I am sure there will be some great stories that come out of those.  

Yesterday's grub

Breakfast was a repeat of steel cut oats pumpkin oatmeal with a huge glass of milk.  (See mom, I am drinking milk.)

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Lunch was quinoa casserole leftovers from the night before and wonderfully delicious cottage cheese and pineapple. 

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This was pretty much all we had to eat for dinner (I really need to go grocery shopping). 

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Although it was tasty, it was very small.   There is more chicken in a McDonald's happy meal.  So, to supplement, I had a pop tart.  


Thought for the day

Question for the day

If you are a mom, did you take childbirth classes?  Did you like them, or find them helpful?

What is your favorite frozen quick meal?  Dan and I tend to stick with frozen pizza if we need something quick.



  1. Your husband cracks me up! And I can soooo see myself laying awake at night thinking about the little things, too. I do that now and I am not expecting!

  2. You've inspired me to create a blog....but I don't know what to write about - dilemma.

    My favorite frozen meal is Trader Joe's Mandarin Chicken with rice, if I have some frozen veggies I usually toss those in too. It is so delicious and filling.

  3. Aw, how awesome! Just start writing! I obviously can't decide what to write about either - running, weight loss, food, pregnancy, money, etc. So, a while ago I just decided to write about what I was thinking that day - my poor readers. :)

    Good luck - be sure to send me the link once you get started. :)

  4. My hubby and I did take classes. Baby classes, childbirth classes, breastfeeding. I found them very helpful but I don't think anything really prepares you for what happens when you actually get to the hospital. Racheal do you have a birth plan? I know some people do. They plan a natural birth, or to get an epidural. I didn't. But there are things I would have done differently.

    I love the Bertolli frozen meals in the bag. Really good. Throw in the skillet and add a salad and you are good to go. Its so hard for me to prepare dinner and make it a quick thing. I get home from work and I'm tired and I think Jeez dinner is going to take an hour.

    It's great that Dan is so excited about the baby. I do think the heartburn thing is a wise tail too, I had it something awful and my poor daughter had very little hair.

  5. I think the heartburn is spot on when it comes to hair. I had massive heartburn and Genevieve arrived with a full head of gorgeous locks. Totally worth the burn!
    As for child birth class, I attended day 1 of a 2-day hospital class and got a refund because it was so basic and I knew everything. Bummer! But at least I got a refund. Looking back I wish I did the Bradley Method.


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