Oh. My. Goodness.
Look, prenatal massages are where it is AT. If you are trying to think of a creative gift for a momma-to-be, I highly recommend a prenatal massage gift card (or a gift card for a house cleaning service â€“ that would be pretty sweet, too). If youâ€™re in Charlotte, I canâ€™t say enough nice things about Bellies and Babies. This was my second appointment with Angie and positively amazing.
Only disappointment: I thought I would get to lay down on a table with a bump shape cut out â€“ I was really looking forward to that (oddly enough). I just thought it would be too silly. But Angie says that being on your side is better for the bump as gravity isnâ€™t pulling it forward. Makes sense. Just not as fun.
So â€“ my day was filled with a little work and a little relaxation. A very nice combo, indeed. I put it some hours at the clinic (I know, I know â€“ Iâ€™m supposed to be on maternity leave but I just canâ€™t stay away from the family business, no matter how hard I tryâ€¦). I took a break for my massage and for a lunch date with my buddy Nicole.
Nicole actually planned a menu of â€˜labor inducing foodsâ€™ â€“ reason #10953 why I love her. The eggplant and balsamic vinegar are thought to be labor inducing; no idea if this is true or not! Also on the menu: blue cheese salad and mashed potatoes.
I was STILL hungry afterwards and had this for lunch #2 (eggs with aioli sauce â€“ leftover from takeout the night before â€“ and a pear). Oh, and a banana.
The Husband ran way over at the clinic, so I walked about a mile round trip and got myself some froyo.
Dessert before dinner â€“ again!
And for dinner, we raided the freezer and pulled out these two frozen Amyâ€™s dishes â€“ Black-eyed Peas and Veggies Brown Rice Bowl and Asian Noodle Stir-fry.
We split â€˜em and pumped them up with some steamed broccoli and corn.
Our consensus? Both were pretty gross. I liked the Black-Eyed Peas more; the Husband favored the Stir-Fry, but neither of us were pretty wild about either. Too bad â€“ Amyâ€™s is usually so great.
Did you squeeze in some relaxation today, too? Or was it all work? At least tomorrow is FRIDAY!