Thanks for all of your awesome comments on my What to Pack In Your Hospital Bag post. You guys are so smart, and I definitely got a lot of great ideas. Now, I am really itching to pack my bag and meet this baby already!
A little recap from yesterday…
I started my day with a delicious bagel breakfast and a big glass of green juice. I topped my bagel with Chive & Onion Cream Cheese from The Laughing Cow on one half and plain cream cheese and strawberry jelly on the other half. Delicious and carb-tastic!
After breakfast, I spent a few hours working on blog/freelance stuff and then hit the road to drive to my 36-week appointment. It takes me about an hour to get to my doctor’s office, so I stopped to get a little treat from Marylou’s for the car ride: White Chocolate Chip iced coffee! Mmm… heavenly.
The navigation system in my car randomly wanted to be updated yesterday morning, so I picked “female Samantha” as
its her voice. I’ll probably call her “Sam” from now on. Every car needs a good name, right?
Everything went well at my doctor’s appointment. I gained 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks, which actually sort of surprised my doc, but she didn’t seem too concerned. I mentioned that I had been snacking a lot lately and she replied: “Just make sure your snacks are healthy. Any weight you gain from this point on is weight that you’ll just have to lose.” I think it was her nice way of saying that I should lay off the Ben & Jerry’s, Loaded Oatmeal Cookies, and Coconut Banana Bread! Haha!
When I got home, I received the warmest pug welcome from Murphy. When Mal and I have been away from home, the pug always grabs “Bear” in his mouth and parades him happily around the house while wagging his tail/butt. It’s adorable and one of my favorite things about coming home!
Bear has definitely seen better days. (His nose is long gone!) He’s actually one of Murphy’s oldest toys (he came from the swag at BlogHer back in 2010), but, surprisingly, he’s still kicking. Usually, Murphy destroys his stuffed toys (aka rips them apart and tries to eat the insides out of them), but he just loves Bear to death.
After saying hello to Murphy and Bear, I dug into my lunch, which was a big salad from Whole Foods with a little bit of everything in the mix.
After lunch, I whipped up a batch of Almond Joy Chia Pudding (recipe coming soon) for later tonight. I recently noticed that eating some Pumpkin Coconut Chia Pudding in the evening after dinner has really helped with my morning sickness. I guess the chia seeds fill up my stomach and keep me satisfied, so I don’t get that hungry/nausea feeling like I normally do. I can’t believe it took me 9 months to figure this out! Haha!
A little while after lunch, I snacked on an apple and shared some of it with my favorite dog friend. He loves apples too!
Questions of the Day
Does your car have a name?
How does your dog welcome you home?