Hi guys! Did you have a fun Halloween?
Matt and I ended up deciding to just put a bucket of candy out with our watermelon jack o lanterns (the other one was lit up by the candy bowl on the steps) and to go out to dinner instead. We figure we are about to be home a LOT so we might as well take advantage of the opportunity for a date night out while we still can, right?!
We hit up our old fave Il Radicchio for dinner. First course: a shared salad. I love their starter salad with pine nuts – I keep meaning to buy some for salads at home because I love the creamy, nutty flavor with the greens and vinaigrette!
For my entrée I did their “make your own pasta” – penne with bolognese sauce (my fave) plus artichokes and sauteed spinach. It was really good and I have a bunch leftover which is awesome – pasta with meat sauce has been a good pregnancy friendly meal for me lately!
Fun night out with my best guy. 🙂 We spent the rest of the night on the couch watching the new season of Stranger Things – does anyone else watch that show?! So good, and perfect timing because we watched the Halloween episode (#2) last night!
In baby-related news, after going back and forth and back and forth and actually scheduling the ECV (external cephalic version) for Friday, Matt and I decided in the end to cancel the appointment and amp up some of the gentler/at-home methods for turning a breech baby instead. (If you’re confused right now, read yesterday’s blog post!) I just had this gut feeling that I couldn’t ignore that we shouldn’t do the version – I don’t know why, but I always think it’s good to listen to your gut. So, in the end we decided to not risk it, and to just see if she turns on our own with the other methods. I’ll be spending the next couple weeks doing a lot of inversions, moxibustion, prenatal chiro visits, pool handstands, sitting in a warm bath with an ice pack on my upper belly, etc. Fingers crossed she decides to help us out and turn on her own, but if not, I’m okay with that, too, and we will move forward with a C section at 39 weeks (only 2 weeks away – gah!!). I figure this is a good first lesson in parenthood – when plans and expectations go out the window, do what you can, but also go with the flow, listen to your gut, and be flexible. We’ll see what ends up happening! It’s crazy that it’s officially November – the month we will get to meet our baby!! Everything is starting to FINALLY feel real – and so much more exciting – over here. We can’t wait to meet her. <3
Have a nice day guys!
Did you pass out candy for Halloween?
What was your Halloween costume?