I'm 34 weeks and 1 day! I had my doctor's appointment today and everything went well. I was so amazed at how loud and STRONG her heart sounded today. The doctor's eyes got wide with me and we smiled together. We talked about how much bigger her heart is now versus the beginning-I know that is logical, but to hear the difference over time is so neat. She's also gaining more fat now (that makes two of us) and working on her developing nervous system.
Cravings: ice cream-oh my I could kill some ice cream right now. Chik fil a has a banana pudding milkshake that I think I could eat every day.
How I'm feeling: puffy. I'm starting to swell and I'm constantly hungry. I've also fallen 3 times-my balance is off with all of this weight. Kate is really low and I feel some low pressure now.
Sleep: My pregnant friend said it takes a crane to turn her over when she's asleep and that just about sums it up for me. I'm also battling head congestion so sleep is okay.
My favorite part of this week: 1. having a banana pudding milkshake on saturday (he he); 2. hearing that galloping heart beat so strong today; and 3. going to the park and seeing the pregnant animals and the new babies! I was looking forward to this again this year and it is so neat. The goats and pig are plump and due in the next two weeks. There was a calf and several lambs born in just the past couple of weeks.
|look at this sweet baby|
|I'm starting to feel and see some resemblance between me and penny sue, the pig|
|this momma was not happy with visitors|
it is okay-all new moms get cranky sometimes
Planning: I made 8 frozen meals in one week. It was actually pretty easy. The hard part will be waiting to use them since grocery shopping and cooking are getting a little harder. I made two of each of the following:
1. Shrimp and chicken gumbo (I added rice and chicken to Paula Dean's recipe to thicken it up and double the recipe)
2. Salsa verde chicken enchiladas
3. Italian polenta casserole
4. Taco pasta shells
I'm going to stock some spinach lasagna too, but what else? I need to hunt for some more recipes that aren't all-carb.
Real simple has some great slow cooker recipes in this month's issue-most of them take 15 minutes or less of preparation. They look really good and pretty healthy, so I'm going to try some of them this week.
Can you tell I'm pregnant? All I'm thinking about is food! HA!