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My dad asked if I had any extra swim caps around, and I replied, “Sure… but I think it’s hot pink.”  He said he didn’t care.  Lookin’ good, Dad.


It’s actually a race cap from a triathlon I did last year – they color-code the age and sex groups by swim caps.  In all the races that I’ve done, young women almost always get pink and the young guys get blue.  Figures. 


We did 500 yards. My distances are getting shorter and shorter, aren’t they? Do you think that means labor is close? I had crazy Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the swim (basically, false and relatively painless contractions) so I called it quits after 10 laps.  They say walking can induce labor when you’re close to your due date, but I’m not sure about other exercises – there’s probably something about the biomechanics of walking + the pull of gravity that makes it special. 


T-minus three days until I’m due…  I’m thinking I’m going to go over, though. 


For lunch, I invited Nicole and Isaac over to hang out.  We did a buffet-style lunch.  It’s easy to cook for Nicole and Isaac because they liked the same foods we do.



Chilled quinoa salad with:







Cast iron tofu <—best batch yet!


I set out two sauces: balsamic and yellow curry.  I went with balsamic.


And for dessert….


Trader Joe’s now has their own coconut milk ice cream, and it’s really, really tasty.  At the store, I couldn’t decide between chocolate and strawberry so I bought both. Winking smile


Hope your Sunday is going swimmingly, too!



  • Nicole N. June 10, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Did you see Trader Joe’s has balsamic glaze in a bottle now? It was on the new product shelf, it is $3. I literally just bought it, I am excited to try it! Your lunch looks delicious!

  • Lee June 10, 2012, 4:01 pm

    I can’t believe you’re due in 3 days. So excited for you!

  • Julie @ Julie's Real Kitchen June 10, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Haha, your Dad looks great 🙂 And I love that he doesn’t mind you putting pictures of him on the blog. My dad would hate it which is kind of annoying (can’t even post his picture on facebook…)

    I’m seriously on a water melon kick right now – even your picture makes me crave more, even though I just had a watermelon smoothie this morning.

    And then I really gotta try home-cooked tofu soon. I only had it in restaurants and I love it when cooked properly but the husband’s not too keen to eat it (although I think he never tried it) so I’ve never gotten round to making it at home. Perhaps your recipe could earn me a “first time for tofu-making” badge…

  • Eliza June 10, 2012, 4:53 pm

    Did you end up discussing more boys? I like classic names too, but ones that a rare. Not names that sound like syllables have been added or changed! Have you thought of Hamish? Blake, Hayden, Liam, Logan, Connor, Parker?

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2012, 8:28 pm

      I like Logan! I will suggest it 🙂

      • Eliza June 12, 2012, 3:45 am

        Yay! I am so excited about this baby. Should be studying for exams.. waiting for baby updates

  • Angie June 10, 2012, 5:03 pm

    I thought you were announcing you had a baby girl! 🙂

  • Laine June 10, 2012, 6:25 pm

    What swim stroke do you do? I swam today (for a triathlon in 2 weeks) and was trying to do the crawl, and failing, when I looked over at another woman training for it and she was doing the side stroke. It never dawned on me to do that! I started side stroke and was flying through the water, happy as could be, and I even beat her!

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2012, 8:28 pm

      Freestyle. I can kind of backstroke but that’s it.

  • Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 10, 2012, 7:23 pm

    Your dad is too cute in that swim cap!! I’m so impressed that you’ve kept up with your workouts, I’m starting to slow down at 30 weeks now, but hoping to keep up with walking/swimming/yoga.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 10, 2012, 8:07 pm

    Strawberry! It’s always been my number one choice for milkshakes or ice cream since I was little!

  • Sana June 10, 2012, 9:56 pm

    🙂 I am sooo excited for youuuu! 3 more days!

  • Lisa June 10, 2012, 11:22 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed that you are still swimming at this stage! Makes my “it’s too hot to run today” excuse feel pretty weak 😉

  • Nikki June 11, 2012, 6:13 am

    We toured the James Buchanan house a while back on a whim, and all of his state dinnerwear is baby pink – apparently pink wasn’t classified as a feminine color until relatively recently (so they told us).

  • Ebernst June 11, 2012, 6:42 am

    I raced a tri in may where they gave all of the 35 and under guys hot pink caps! I thought it was hilarious!

  • Linda @ lemons June 11, 2012, 6:43 am

    Yum to yellow curry sauce – do you make it? I’d love the recipe. I’m so impressed that you are swimming 3 days before your due date – you are a star! BabyHTP will be born knowing how to swim I bet.

  • Laura June 11, 2012, 8:20 am

    Ooo I am so excited for you! It’s coming so soon!

  • Jenn Tucker June 11, 2012, 11:51 am

    Congrats – you’re on the home stretch.

    Yes, walking is great. I’d recommend walking daily.

    Do you have an exercise ball? There are good exercises you can do on the ball to help your body start opening up and encourage the baby to drop. I’d be happy to send you the info. Let me know.

    Perinatal Exercise Specialist

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 11, 2012, 10:03 pm

    Real men wear pink.

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 14, 2012, 5:14 pm

    Trader Joe’s wins at life. Again. Gosh, in this case, I love “the man.” Thank goodness there’s multiple TJ’s in both Southern California and D.C. 🙂

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