Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hot Potato Chip: Week 35
What we ate: Watermelon. Also, lots. I am ravenous all morning, and much less hungry in the afternoons and evenings. So I take second breakfast (usually a peanut butter sandwich) and a couple of morning tea options with me to work every day! We've been getting into the meal planning zone a bit more recently- an important place to get used to, as we'll be living one income soon. Gulp.
How we moved: I was awesome. Swims on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Monday (for a total of 6km), yoga and a walk to and from on Thursday, and an hour long neighbourhood walk on Sunday. That's about 6 hours total- not bad given that I've been back to full time work. We had a late night planned on Wednesday, so I decided to be smart and take the night off swimming and have a nap instead. In the end, that meant I was groggy for our evening out, wide awake when we got home and went to bed, and exhausted on Thursday. Shoulda just swum!
Where we went: The pub. Yep, that now gets a special entry! Our local was hosting TVNZ 7's politics show Backbenchers, so we went along to show our support for our preferred party. It started at 9pm, so was a lateish evening, but lots of fun to get out of the house on a summery night, drink cranberry and soda, and talk about grown up things like bikes and beer.
What we wore: One pair of my maternity togs are nearing the end of their useful life- they should fit, but the waistband on the bottoms has a tendency to flip down, bearing rather too much white, stretch-marked, belly to the good folk of Cambridge.
What we bought/got given: I got a parcel from BRITT which was just the best thing ever. Cute blankies and cloths, and the bestest little outfit, including a plaid shirt onesie and Chip's first pair of jeans. Aww! (and a pair of super soft pajama pants, which have put straight into my hospital bag)
What changed: More of the same. Slowing down. Sleeping a bit less. Feeling pretty good though- to the extent that one can feel "good" at 35 weeks pregnant.
Exciting moments: Washing the baby clothes. So cute. The only time I'll probably ever be excited about baby laundry.
What I miss: I miss not worrying. I've been a super anxious pregnant lady, usually without any particular reason to be. I realise that the worry doesn't end on D-Day, so not sure if this is really an acceptable "miss" or not. Also, sushi. I walked to work on the other side of the road on Monday and caught a whiff of sushi through a vent. I'd never thought of sushi having a smell, but seriously- this was the best smell ever. Definitely a contender for my "first meal"!
(Note: the NZ pregnancy guidelines warn pregnant women off all sushi, not just raw fish, so I've been steering completely clear of all my favourite haunts)