Thank goodness for exercise buddies – both the furry and human kind.
I’m experiencing signs that labor could be imminent (but my due date is a week away, and such signs can also indicate I’ve still got days or weeks to go, so who knows….). I’ve made it my personal mission to move as much as possible. All the natural birth books, Bradley Method, and my midwives agree: exercise can help ‘move along’ labor. Sounds worth a shot to me – plus, I should still be exercising anyway since I still feel up for it.
James the pup got me to go on a walk – maybe a mile and a half? – and DadHTP and I went swimming on my lunch break. I did about 650 yards in the pool; much like last time, I intentionally dialed it back from my pregnancy normal of 900 yards. The goal is not to wear myself out! But it was so nice to have buddies to exercise with; I probably wouldn’t have made it without them.
Regardless of whether my efforts will ‘work,’ getting up and moving was a very nice break from all the desk time. I’m working on a bunch of writing projects – it’s nice to look at something other than a screen for a while.
Onto tonight’s eats…
Dinner was a-maz-ing.
I’ve been in a bit of a dinner rut; this meal was the perfect solution. And it was very easy to make.
Sliced and roasted small yellow potatoes (coated in a bit of olive oil) for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
Mixed potatoes with drained black beans, fresh salsa (the kind you get in the produce section, not from the shelf <—so much better), and pumpkin seeds.
Scooped mixture on top of raw baby spinach.
And for dessert….
I’m not sure what I’m having, but if the Husband knows what’s good for him, he’ll be bringing something sweet home (ah, the disadvantages of being a one-car family… sweet tooth cravings are not as easily filled).
Aaaaaand just as I got ready to hit publish on this post, the Husband arrived with a pint of ice cream. Husband for the win!
My baby was born at 38 weeks 5 days gestation and I went into labor naturally. Just because it’s your first pregnancy doesn’t mean you’ll go late!! good luck, caitlin! 🙂