5 Sleeps to Go

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Good evening!  Look – the moon is smiling tonight.


I’m pretty satisfied by our decision not to find out our baby’s sex, but man – there are some days that I am just DYING to find out.  Soon enough, I guess.  Anyway, the bump and I took James on a walk this afternoon.  I’m starting to waddle. 


And afterwards, I refueled with a Think Thin bar.  I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – I wish this company would change their silly name because the bars are absolutely delicious, and that would take me from liking the bars to LOVIN’ them.  I’ve been munching on these things quite regularly, as the protein content is rather high, and I’m trying to hit 75 grams of protein a day per Bradley Method recommendations. 


I’ve tried the white chocolate, smooth peanut butter, and chunky peanut butter flavors – this one is my favorite.


Besides work, my afternoon also entailed heading into the clinic to help my mother-in-law close up, and then driving with the Husband to check out a potential Cragslist couch.  No dice, though.  It just wasn’t the one!


Part 1 of dinner:


Refried bean tacos, carrots, and an apple.


My grand plan for the rest of the night is to munch on Part 2 of dinner (I’m thinking a sammie sounds good) and pack a little.  Three boxes is my goal.  Move commences in just five sleeps! <—Anyone else measure countdown in number of sleeps remaining?  So much better than measuring by the day.



  • Wendy March 26, 2012, 9:29 pm

    I don’t usually count sleeps, but I do count Mondays! I’m a HS teacher, and I picked this up from my student aide last year – 7 more Mondays until school’s out for the summer!!

    Love the bump silhouette pic!

  • Maren March 26, 2012, 9:29 pm

    awww that just reminds me of my drunk college roommate coming back to our dorm and telling my two friends that they need to “go to your own sleeps!” I about died…and still die when I think about it!

    Don’t know if you read Kelly’s (what kelly said) blog, but her and her husband just scored an awesome couch they saw on the side of the road! I hope you guys have their luck 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb March 26, 2012, 9:29 pm

    i have not had tacos in forever! yours look yummy 🙂

    hehe i love the waddling observation! baby will be here before you know it…

  • Bec March 26, 2012, 9:30 pm

    I measure by sleeps and people always think I’m weird when I say it 🙂

  • Cat March 26, 2012, 9:41 pm

    Love the picture of the moon! You can see Venus!! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 26, 2012, 9:43 pm

    Haha the military academy next to my college counted things down days and then the night before. They’d count down by saying “Five days and a wake up!”

  • EMily March 26, 2012, 9:44 pm

    I’m sorry. Had to comment here. You are really opening yourself up to bed bugs. Things like couches, mattresses etc really shouldn’t be recycled. It only takes one time and you’re screwed because those suckers are hard to get rid of!

    • Jackie March 27, 2012, 2:22 am

      so true! My friend bought a couch from Craigslist. Looked fine but in a few weeks her whole apartment had bedbugs. Be careful!

    • Dana March 27, 2012, 6:17 am

      I was going to leave the same comment. I am a HUGE thrifter, and always buy my stuff used. But with the nationwide bedbug problem I wouldn’t buy anything I couldn’t wash (or clean easily like a table or dresser). My sister got bedbugs when she moved into a new apartment, and her nightmare lasted for months. Be careful!

      Good luck – and I love the moon picture!

      • Caitlin March 27, 2012, 9:04 am

        Oh gross. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen to us because I refuse to spend $2000 on a new sectional.

        • Karen March 27, 2012, 10:04 am

          I do totally understand your unwillingness to spend that much on a new couch (dude, furniture is EXPENSIVE!). BUT also consider how costly bedbugs are to get rid of – we had a very small, very new, very contained problem, and we still dropped at least $1000 to get rid of them, when all was said and done.

          Another thing you could think about (although I’m not sure how this would work, logistically) is having an inspector come with you to look at furniture? Most companies will do free bedbug inspections. I doubt they care whether they’re inspecting your house or someone else’s furniture (although the current owner might be a little miffed).

          Bottom line – although we didn’t get our bedbugs from used furniture (pretty sure they were picked up traveling), I would be VERY wary of buying anything used because I’d hate to have the problem again! I think the psychological damage they do is actually way worse than the bugs themselves…

          • Dana March 27, 2012, 5:02 pm

            Agreed – my sister had to wear long sleeves for about six months because of the bites.

            But I am moving this weekend and have to get a couch for the new place…I’m not sure I like the idea of plunking down $1000 either!

  • Katie March 26, 2012, 9:44 pm

    We count down sleeps with my 5 year old, works great:)

  • Lindy Katherine March 26, 2012, 9:46 pm

    Think of it this way: you’re not dying to see your baby’s “parts,” you’re just dying to meet your baby!!! The whole of who s/he is will be a marvel to you at birth, no grainy ultrasound can compare. Good luck with the wait!

  • Wendy B. March 26, 2012, 10:06 pm

    I count in number of “wake ups”.

  • Margaret March 26, 2012, 10:22 pm

    Chunky peanut butter is so the best!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 26, 2012, 10:38 pm

    I love the shadow bump picture! I think that’s so cool! I also like the idea of counting something by number of sleeps. It reminds me of a nurse at my doctor’s office who always asks me how many years young I am. Have a good sleep!

  • Trina March 26, 2012, 10:39 pm

    The Brownie Crunch flavor is the best! When I wake up early to exercise before work I reward myself with a Think Thin Brownie Crunch bar and Starbucks for breakfast.

  • Angie March 26, 2012, 10:42 pm

    I give you major props for not finding out the sex of the baby. I’m only 14 weeks along and we have already decided not to find out either. Our parents and older family members like the traditional way of not finding out. I’m surprised of the reaction that we are getting from friends. I love reading your pregnancy posts!

    • Caitlin March 27, 2012, 9:03 am

      It’s fun to wait!

      Congats on your pregnancy!

  • Jen March 26, 2012, 10:49 pm

    I literally just finished posting on a friend’s FB wall to tell her the husby & I have 4 sleeps till our vacation on Friday!

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon March 26, 2012, 10:55 pm

    I’ve always ignored those bars on the shelf due solely to their name! But, maybe now I’ll give one a try.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 26, 2012, 11:14 pm

    I measure in sleeps too!! SO fun 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB March 26, 2012, 11:34 pm

    I love the fact that that bar has the words “thin” and “chunky” on it at the same time… I agree, though- it’s a little to direct of a name for me too.

  • Jen March 27, 2012, 1:27 am

    Awww…I’ll bet you look cute waddling with your pup! 🙂

    Also, I totally agree with Alex above about the shadow bump picture…sooo cool & totally framable!

  • JACLYN @JUSTJAC March 27, 2012, 3:14 am

    woW! I can’t believe you posted this picture (of the moon) tonight! I was walking tonight, my new little dog, and seriously stopped and stared at the moon for about five minutes. It was gorgeous and something eerily close/surreal about it tonight, i think

  • Kristen March 27, 2012, 3:22 am

    I’ve counted sleeps ever since I was a kid…always makes things way more exciting!

  • Susie March 27, 2012, 6:50 am

    I love the think thin crunch bars (the nut ones and the granola-y ones) but I’m a little wary of the reg mega-protein ones because of all of the sugar alcohols in them. that stuff tends to upset my stomach. the Nugo Slim bars have just as much protein as many of the think thin bars and fiber but don’t have the fake sugar

  • Hillary March 27, 2012, 7:09 am

    Um, I just sent an email to my boyfriend reminding him that there are only four sleeps until our vacation. I thought I was a weirdo for doing that, but apparently I’m not alone!

  • Sara@RunningInPinkProject March 27, 2012, 7:17 am

    I used to count sleeps when I was a kid. That made me smile. 🙂

  • Emily N March 27, 2012, 7:53 am

    ALWAYS measure in sleeps. I hope you reached your three box goal!

  • Errign March 27, 2012, 8:52 am

    Just don’t try the cookies and cream flavor – blahhhh!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 27, 2012, 8:59 am

    I don’t buy that bar because of the name!

  • Nicole March 27, 2012, 9:17 am

    Great picture of the moon. And guess what–that bright little dot is Venus! My husband and I went out last night and saw it too.

    Oh, and I totally count in sleeps too. I actually told my husband this morning, “One more sleep until we leave for Colorado!”

  • Jen March 27, 2012, 9:21 am

    “After all, there’s only one more sleep ’til Christmas!” haha as soon as you said “only 5 more sleeps” I thought of the Muppet Christmas Carol.

  • Janelle March 27, 2012, 9:21 am

    When I’m away from my family, I measure in number of times I need to brush my teeth yet. It’s a bigger number but you also get to knock them out faster; for example, bedtime and wake-up are only a few hours apart and that’s two down!

    That’s weird and I know it 🙂

  • Carolina John March 27, 2012, 10:10 am

    Moving sucks! At least you’re heading into a bought house, so you know you’re going to be there for a while. Good luck settling in!

  • clare @ fittingitallin March 27, 2012, 10:52 am

    Chunky PB is my fav!! Although I’ve recently tried the orange and lemon and they are awesome as well. Agree about the name, but from a marketing standpoint I guess that’s what sells 🙁

  • Life's a Bowl March 27, 2012, 11:14 am

    Gah, I’ve seen those bar at the store before and thought they were a diet bar! Now I know and need to give one a try sometime! I wonder what the story is behind the name…

  • Allison March 27, 2012, 11:38 am

    I love those bars, but have tried to stop eating them because they are filled with processed soy and other not natural at all ingredients.

  • AJ March 27, 2012, 11:39 am

    I measure in “wake ups”. 🙂

  • Amber K March 27, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Those bars must have changed their formula, because I remember trying them years ago when I first had to go gluten-free and they were AWFUL. Then this year I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers eating them. I agree, they have a horrible name though!

  • Kelly March 27, 2012, 4:38 pm

    I love Think Thin bars and I love them! So yummy even with a crappy name!

  • Diane T. Your Auntie. March 27, 2012, 6:49 pm

    What a thrill to see your PG pics”. I remember being in the delivery room when you were born. This is my first day using my iPad and I’ve had so much fun reading about you, your work and projects. Keep it up and enjoy your pregnant days. I think it is cool you are holding out on gender I.D. Love you.

  • Christy March 28, 2012, 9:46 am

    The little girl who lives next door told me she was going to Disney World in 40 wake-ups. lol.

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