Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living

June 26, 2012
by Erin


I hear when you get towards the end of pregnancy you have urges to start nesting.
Does it count that I have been dying to clean the refrigerator, but not actually done it? It seemed to require so much bending over.

Jerry has done an excellent job of taking care of me, especially in the last few weeks. Many runs out to get ice cream, as well as cleaning, and cooking.

Yesterday I hit the spoiled pregnant wife trifecta:

He cleaned the refrigerator, grocery shopped, and cooked dinner.

Clean and full!

A manly meal of steak and potatoes. This of course, is Jerry’s plate. Only a few more weeks and I can eat a steak this rare!

I should mention that he also managed to go for a 6 mile run before dinner. And then after dinner contemplated cleaning the basement. I begged him to sit down!

At least one of us is nesting….

June 25, 2012
by Erin


Just wanted to pop in and say hello this morning!

I had a relatively uneventful weekend, and I failed to take any pictures. But I wanted to post something. Didn’t want to leave people wondering if I’m in labor.

I’m not.

On Saturday I felt like a huge uncomfortable, useless, pregnant lady with terrible back pain and wacky emotions.
On Sunday I felt pretty great.

I’m hoping the great feeling lasts throughout the week.
I know it is only 7 days until Baby T is due, but I know its common for first time moms to go past their due date.
So I keep telling myself she will be here in two weeks.
I am going to continue to work as long as possible, as it seems to make the days go by faster. 

Let the week(s) of waiting begin!

June 21, 2012
by Erin

Like A Rock

Aahhh. I slept like a rock last night.
At least my body seems to reward me with a good night’s sleep after a totally crappy one.

I probably slept well because Jerry made an awesome dinner last night.

Fish tacos with fresh salsa and chipotle cream.
All I had to do was answer a few questions from the comfort of the couch, and he did the rest!
In the taco:

  • pan seared tilapia that was seasoned with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika
  • salsa with tomatoes, avocado, red onion, parsley, jalapeno, and lime juice
  • chipotle cream made with light sour cream, mayo, lime juice, garlic, and minced chipotles in adobo

Jerry gets two thumbs way up for this dinner. Plus, it only required about 5 minutes of the stove being on. Perfect for a 95 degree day.

Aside from the ‘so-under-ripe-it was almost-crunchy’ avocado, it was amazing. Easily the best thing I have eaten in weeks. I inhaled two of these, and probably could have eaten another. And I had extra chipotle cream. I hear spicy food can induce labor 😉

The only reason I didn’t eat three tacos is because I was saving room for the peanut butter ice cream sundae that Jerry went out and got me after dinner! 

The only thing I am liking about this hot weather is Sadie’s smile.

I love that when its hot, it looks like she is smiling. Even though I know she is probably just panting. Its just one of those things I love about dogs.

Hot weather; loving it or hating it?

I am staying firmly planted inside the AC!

June 20, 2012
by Erin

Baby T: Week 38

38 Weeks

Ok, I’m starting to get really uncomfortable.
My hands feel swollen, my back aches, and I have a serious waddle going on.

And who is ready for the 90+ degree temperatures to go away?

I get frequent Braxton Hicks contractions. The past few days they have really increased. Very simple tasks  seem to bring them on; grocery shopping, cooking dinner, etc. Pretty much anything that involves standing for any length of time.
Jerry has asked me 10 times if we should call the doctor, but I am positive it is just false labor.
For now!

I find myself constantly wondering what our baby is going to look like.
I am so excited that I think nerves are partially to blame for my insomnia. I wake up and  my mind starts racing. I lay awake and think about daycare. And labor. And recovery. And breastfeeding. About raising a happy, healthy, nice little girl.

Mostly I think about how I can’t wait to meet our daughter!

I think Sadie is pretty excited, too.

Jerry and I have assembled the pack n’ play, bassinet in our bedroom, and I finally packed a bag for the hospital.
We are ready for you, little girl! Please come out and meet us soon!

June 18, 2012
by Erin

Oats in a Jar

Now that the weather is getting hot, I am back to eating overnight oats again.

I had a tasty batch on Saturday morning.

1/2 cup oats, 3/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon chia seeds, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. In the morning I added sunflower butter and a tablespoon of shredded coconut.

I ate it outside on the deck, and was stalked by Sadie in the process.

I am even more excited to eat this morning’s oats.

Same mix as Saturday, but with fresh local strawberries. Ready for me to eat at work!
I am so disappointed that I cannot pick strawberries this year. I picked a ton last year, and they lasted me months.
Unfortunately at 38 weeks pregnant, me and bending over are not great friends.

Just ask Jerry, who now has the job of putting on all my shoes that involve a buckle :)