Baby Waiting Game

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hi, guys! Not much to report on the baby front. We’re still waiting. No (obvious) signs of labor, but my lower back is kind of achy today, which is a new development. My friend Jen told me she had back pain the day before she went into labor, so maybe we’re getting close to something happening?

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I had the worst time sleeping last night. Being 40+ weeks pregnant and hyped-up on steroids, I didn’t fall asleep until almost 1:00 AM and then woke up at 5:30 AM this morning. Blah. Not fun, but, thankfully, my sleep has been pretty good up until now, so I’m not too tired today, but I did wake up really hungry!


I had plans with a friend to go out for breakfast at Uncle Charlie’s later in the morning, but my stomach was already grumbling, so I ate a couple of mugs full of Cheerios Protein that General Mills recently sent me to try out. The Oats & Honey flavor is delicious with chunks of granola clusters mixed in. Mmm!

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A few hours later, I headed to Uncle Charlie’s for breakfast #2.

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I had a serious craving for blueberry pancakes all week long, so I made sure to order one.

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I also ordered a side of scrambled eggs, so I wouldn’t be starving just a couple of hours later.

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On the drive home from Uncle Charlie’s, I stopped by Starbucks for a decaf iced caramel macchiato, which was a little too sweet for my liking, so I watered it down with almond milk when I got home. It ended up tasting pretty darn good then!

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I worked for a few hours and then took a break to eat a quick lunch: Dr. Praeger’s black bean burger with Light White Cheddar from The Laughing Cow on a toasted whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, and a pickle on the side.

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After lunch, I did a little more work and then spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with my favorite weirdos.


It’s been pouring rain all afternoon, so we’re just chilling and playing the baby waiting game. Come on, Hippity!

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Question of the Day

What food have you been craving lately?



  1. Beef! I swear I’ll turn in to a cow if I eat another burger this week! I made a load of them to do me for the week and they lasted two days! Serious meat cravings. Ice cream is up there to this week! Sending some positive baby moving energy!! 🙂 Any hour now!

  2. I’m with you on the waiting (same due date)…my lower back has been getting achy on and off, too. This anticipation is tougher than I thought! At this point, I feel like I’ve relaxed, done the “last” things (dinners out, movies, etc.), and I know it’s going to happen, so I would rather it just HAPPEN! Good luck!

  3. Watermelon and grapes, I cannot get enough! And the picture of you and Murphy is too cute. Sending you lots of luck and well wishes!

  4. Ice cream! Actually just cold and creamy anything…frozen yogurt, soft serve, a pint of ben n jerry….i don’t care. LOL!

    I hate when I order something online and it’s late being delivered to my home. Can’t even imagine being 40+ weeks and waiting for my baby to arrive. You must be going crazy!

    Sorry about the whole steriods/flaring stuff. 🙁

  5. I slept so crappy the night before I had both my daughters! I hope that means Hippety is coming soon!

  6. Chocolate and cold pressed coffee.

    My OB once told me “No one ever stays pregnant” (because I am not a happy pregnant person and was miserable about something or other). When I ended up being 5 days past my due date with my second, I was thinking about that constantly those last few days. Good luck!

  7. I’ve been craving ice cream sandwiches. Haven’t had one yet…but man, if I could…I would devour it right now! I would also really enjoy a good bbq sandwich. Which I might do on vacation. Crossing my fingers for baby H come soon!

  8. ALL THE SWEETS. I should have known from the start that I was having a girl. I normally crave salty snacks but now I make a b-line for the desserts! I’m scheduled for a c-section on 6/10 because baby girl is breech. That’s 6 days before I’m due so I’ll take it. I’m SO done being pregnant! Good luck to you!! Can’t wait to see Baby H!

  9. I am right there with you…I was due on Saturday…and just waiting, waiting. Hang in there! I hope things happen soon for you!

  10. Did you watch Ally McBeal when it was on tv? there was something about a dancing baby…maybe you guys need to do a baby Dance.

    food wise–that toasted bread with pnut butter bananas that you sounds delish

  11. I hope he comes soon!!!! Oh boy is that waiting game hard. Something that helped me when I’d cry every morning when I realized I hadn’t gone into labor during the night was “the baby HAS to come out.” It gave me a sliver of hope that the almost seemingly impossible would be possible & happen”¦even if she was 15 days late. :/

    I’ve been craving ice cream every night. Which isn’t unusual, but yes, it’s something I love to eat! 🙂

  12. I’ve been craving chocolate, frozen yogurt, and pizza lately. I’m always craving pizza so that’s not a new thing 😉 I’m so sorry to hear you couldn’t sleep well last night! I hope tonight is better!

  13. Ever since I heard tomorrow is National Donut Day, I’ve had the Whole Foods cinnamon sugar donuts on my mind… Just what I need, ha! Good luck!

  14. Thinking of you!! I was lucky that I didn’t have to play the waiting game… L came ten days early. But who knows what will happen this time around. Now my hopes are up that he/she will be early, so of course, it probably won’t happen. As for cravings- I’m battling chocolate cravings these days! Trying not to overdo it, but definitely giving it a little most days.

  15. I am craving chia jelly….on a waffle with some honey almond butter. I had that last week and have wanted another ever since. I have to make more jelly and almond butter though so it has not happened yet. I did find both blueberries and raspberries today at the store so I am going to make a little bit of each. Have a raspberry scone recipe that I have been waiting “patiently” to try once our store stocked the berries. It will happen Saturday ….after a trip to the Farmers Market.

  16. Good luck! Although I’ve never met you, I have been checking your blog twice a day looking for baby arrival updates. Lol!

    I have fond memories of waiting for my own little daughter to arrive, so reading your story has made me a little nostalgic. Happy times! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Not sure where you’re delivering, but in case it’s BI””they have awesome blueberry pancakes! I was there for a month before my daughter was born, so I consider myself an expert on the menu :p

  18. Would you hate me if I said red wine 🙂 Ha ha – Actually just went and bought a bottle of Malbec (though I won’t drink it all 😉

  19. And totally meant to say that I keep checking Twitter to see if you post anything about Baby H. arriving 🙂 Sending good thoughts your way and looking forward to seeing Baby H. soon!!

  20. I had back pain all day before I went into labor, and sure enough that night my water broke! I had crazy back labor though, so hopefully yours isn’t as bad. Sending good thoughts your way!

  21. Chocolate chip cookie dough quest protein bars!! Super clean and high in protein. Put in oven for a few minutes on 300 and it tastes like legit cookie!!!

  22. I’m thinking about you everyday!!! I hope little baby comes soon! Stay positive! My cravings (even though I am not pregnant lol) have been for all things peanut butter! Yum!

  23. That picture of you and Murphy is priceless! And I seriously need to try Laughing Cow. I think of it as Swiss cheese, but it’s not, right? Maybe it used to be? Or maybe I’m just going crazy.
    Yes, yesterday was pretty yucky and after dinner I had a craving for a warm treat. I tried Chocolate Covered Katie’s cake in a mug and it still didn’t really hit the spot. Probably because I wanted real cake or a real warm cookie. Still, for a quickie, it wasn’t bad. I ended up using a little less sugar and topped with a little PB and some plain full-fat yogurt to add a little creaminess.
    Good luck! We’re all thinking of you!

  24. I had back labor so the day before our little man came my back was killing me! I felt contractions in my back Friday morning and he came Saturday. So fingers crossed Hippity comes soon!! Our dude was 41 weeks and a day when he decided to come, two days before I was scheduled to be induced..

  25. This is a really random question but what kind of almond milk do you use? I am trying to introduce it into my coffee and i’m not really getting the creaminess everyone else seems to rave about….maybe i’m missing something lol

  26. The waiting is the worst – especially when you’re so uncomfortable and anticipating something so momentous! You’ve probably heard this a million times but seriously enjoy the quiet while you can. Your life will never be this calm again! Even if you’ve tackled your bucket list, find some more things – another pedi, another walk with a friend, another movie. I have a 13 mo – being a mom is incredible! – but it’s such a challenge to get a haircut or find even an hour to myself. Baby will be here so so soon, one way or another! Hang in there.

  27. I suggest planning something fun for every day for the next week. Make plans with friends, pamper yourself etc. I”m sure they will understand if you have to cancel!
    Keep moving.
    Relax. It will happen.

  28. I’m 20 weeks pregnant and crave ice cream daily. Btw, if you haven’t tried Kristen’s pancakes in Braintree, you should. They are the best.

  29. Those photos with “the Murphy lean” are absolutely ridiculous (in the best way)! Seems like the best little cuddlepug

  30. Here’s to hoping the baby comes soon! I have a 5 1/2 month old & I remember the waiting game. Once he comes the time will fly by (as I’m sure others have told you)

  31. Unfortunately, with this pregnancy… I keep “craving” frozen yogurt (with hot fudge sauce & peanut butter cups)! I put craving in quotes because I don’t have any real honest-to-goodness cravings–just things I want that I have always loved. I only let myself indulge in this one a few times a month. 😉

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