Babies Come When They’re Ready

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Good morning, friends!


I had my 39-week appointment yesterday morning. I can’t believe it was probably one of my last appointments before Baby H. arrives. I still remember my 20-week appointment and thinking the final weeks seemed so far away, but now they’re here. We’re going to have a tiny baby in no time at all!

Before I left for my appointment, I stopped by Marylou’s for some iced coffee since the drive is long and it’s nice to have a little treat to distract me while sitting in traffic. I actually forgot about the Cape traffic after the holiday weekend, so I ended up being almost 15 minutes late to my appointment, but, thankfully, my doctor was running a little behind, so it all worked out.

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Before I left my house, I ate breakfast, which was Mini Homemade Waffles with fresh raspberries and almond butter. Mmm! (There was also a handful of peanut M&Ms after breakfast!)

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Everything went well at my appointment. I am still 1.5 cm dilated and my cervix has started to thin, so I am making progress, but it’s up to Baby H. when he wants to come. Mal keeps trying to get him moving by telling him he should be a May baby like him, but I’m not sure he understands any of that. I know he’ll come when he’s ready. We’re just super excited to meet him already!


After I drove home from my appointment, I was more than ready to eat lunch. Thankfully, we had a bunch of goodies from my Sunday Cook-Up waiting in the fridge, so all I had to do was reheat them. Lunch in minutes!

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After lunch, I ate a bunch of fresh pineapple. One of Mal’s coworkers told him she ate a whole pineapple and then went into labor the next day. I love pineapple, so I figured I would give it a try. I ate almost the entire container over the course of the afternoon and evening, but… no luck. Oh well.



I am still dealing with some pretty bad flare stuff, so my doctor said to try to get some extra iron in my diet. I mentioned this to Mal, so he whipped up a batch of his famous American Chop Suey. It’s just elbow pasta with ground beef and Campbell’s tomato soup, but it’s pretty darn good!



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I finished off the evening with a piece of cinnamon raisin toast with melted butter.


This Glutino bread is almost like a dessert! Almost. So good!


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