Thank goodness for exercise buddies â€“ both the furry and human kind.
Iâ€™m experiencing signs that labor could be imminent (but my due date is a week away, and such signs can also indicate Iâ€™ve still got days or weeks to go, so who knowsâ€¦.). Iâ€™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 â€˜move alongâ€™ labor. Sounds worth a shot to me â€“ plus, I should still be exercising anyway since I still feel up for it.
James the pup got me to go on a walk â€“ maybe a mile and a half? â€“ 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 wouldnâ€™t have made it without them.
Regardless of whether my efforts will â€˜work,â€™ getting up and moving was a very nice break from all the desk time. Iâ€™m working on a bunch of writing projects â€“ itâ€™s nice to look at something other than a screen for a while.
Onto tonightâ€™s eatsâ€¦
Dinner was a-maz-ing.
Iâ€™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 <â€”so much better), and pumpkin seeds.
Scooped mixture on top of raw baby spinach.
And for dessertâ€¦.
Iâ€™m not sure what Iâ€™m having, but if the Husband knows whatâ€™s good for him, heâ€™ll be bringing something sweet home (ah, the disadvantages of being a one-car familyâ€¦ 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!