Hi guys! Still pregnant over here – weird that if we had stuck with the original scheduled C section date, we’d be meeting our baby today! Wow. She still seems cozy in there for the meantime – we’ll see if she tries to arrive before Friday.
As for the weekend, everyone has been telling us to go out to eat a lot since it will be harder once we have a baby (and then way harder once we eventually have a toddler…), so that’s what we did! Friday was a cozy night in with a Blue Apron dinner and some Netflix and popcorn, but we ate pretty much every other meal out, although I had my microwave banana oatmeal both mornings when I got up.
On Saturday, we took a walk and then I headed to the pool. It’s fun that when people ask me when I’m due now I get to say things like “5 days!” or “this week!” They always look shocked and slightly nervous. 😉
Post-swim, Matt and I met a friend for brunch at Screwtop Wine Bar.
I’d never been there for brunch before – it was good! I had a half decaf latte and the huevos rancheros, which was delicious although really greasy (due to the pulled pork, I think – it was literally swimming in oil which was a bit aggressive).
Matt and I relaxed and did some stuff around the house for the rest of the day, and then headed out again for dinner – this time to Citizen Burger Bar! We started with a salad to get in some greens – it was ENORMOUS so I ended up finishing it the next day as a snack.
And then a burger and fries, of course! Yum, yum. I focused on mindful eating and eating slowwwwly because even more so than normal if I get too full right now it’s really uncomfortable. Half the burger and half the fries was just about perfect!
Sunday started with oatmeal and another nice long walk before heading out to brunch again – this time at Silver Diner. 🙂 I was randomly obsessed with Huevos Rancheros this weekend, and Silver Diner has a fun roasted veggie variation with quinoa as the base! So good.
And because when at Silver Diner you must enjoy one of their delicious milkshakes, we shared a mocha milkshake for dessert. 🙂
We finished up the last of the baby room stuff yesterday for the most part – hung some pictures, got the changing table topper put together and ready to go, etc., and then we did another fun meal out – this time at our fave cozy Italian joint Il Radicchio.
We shared a salad to start (unpictured), and then I had the salmon pasta. It was good, but salmon might have been a little ambitious for this picky pregnancy belly… I am looking forward to actually craving/enjoying foods that are not nachos, pizza, burgers, and fries again in a week or so! I have some leftovers so we’ll see if the belly is more approving of it for lunch today than it was last night – lunchtime is usually easier than dinnertime food-wise for me right now!
So there you have it! All the meals out. I think we’re actually going to cook at home tonight, but probably going out the rest of the week for dinner (except for Thanksgiving, which my family is hosting assuming we are not in the hospital by then) – might as well!
It’s weird – do you ever start to feel nostalgic for something even though you currently still have it? That’s kind of how I’m feeling right now about our current life – feeling nostalgic for it even though we are still living it. It’s a weird mix of being impatient and ready for the next phase while also being a bit sad that it won’t be just the two of us anymore soon. Obviously I’m really excited to become a parent and to meet our little girl, but change and ending a chapter of your life to begin a new one is scary, especially when it’s so hard to know what to expect. And I think it makes it scarier because everyone we know with kids is like “ENJOY THESE LAST DAYS IT WILL NEVER BE LIKE THIS AGAIN AND YOU WILL MISS IT SO MUCH AHHH!!” followed by a quick “I mean, being a parent is amazing, but…”
Anyway, I will leave you with those random ramblings for the day. I’m officially done with client sessions (I had my last AnneTheRD nutrition client call on Friday) and on maternity leave from the private practice for the rest of the year, but I’ll be spending the first part of this week working ahead a bit and finalizing some partnerships and contracts for the blog. Unless our new addition arrives early, that is!
Have a nice day guys – I’ll be back tomorrow with a post about enjoying the holiday season without stressing about food!
What was the yummiest thing you ate this weekend? Or, tell me about a fun run you did so I can live vicariously!