Okay, don’t tell my OB, but I cheated a little on the “stay off your feet” rule today. I actually had an appointment with the labor and delivery nurse at the hospital to fill out preadmission paperwork, so I didn’t have much of a choice on that one. I got up this morning and made a nice little “continental” breakfast of a pumpkin-chocolate chip muffin (thanks, Lauren!), plain yogurt with a dollop of apple butter, and a sliced honeycrisp:

The appointment went well but freaked me out a little. The L&D nurse took one look at me, said “Yeah, that baby’s not gonna turn,” and immediately stamped my paperwork with a giant C-SECTION stamp. Whatever. I’ve been doing all kinds of weirdo, hippie stuff to encourage turning (ice pack on the top of the uterus, playing music down low, yoga stretches… you name it). I’m slightly concerned that the UPS man is going to come to the door and find me watching Wife Swap with my legs propped up on the ironing board, a bag of frozen edamame on my ribcage and headphones on my stomach.

Now that you have that visual, a week ago my awesome friend Mallory told me that she’d be in town today and asked if I wanted to have lunch. We used to work together and I haven’t seen her in a year and a half, so of course I said yes. Luckily she agreed to meet me at Asian Mint, which is right across the street from the hospital- so I just buzzed over there after my appointment.

We had the same lunch, Pad Kee Mow- but Mal had hers with tofu:

Isn’t she cute?? I wish you could have seen her boots. They were knitted Uggs. I wanted to steal them off her feet, but my guess is that she’s not a size 10 shoe. Sad.

I had my noodles with chicken:

Lunch was great!! We had so much fun catching up, and she brought Jack the cutest outfit. After lunch we decided to pay our old Ziglar friends a short visit and check out their new digs (they moved offices shortly after we left). I loved seeing everybody… it would be hard really to find another group of people that I enjoyed working with so much. The visit was even worth the 3 phone calls I received from my parents demanding to know why my butt wasn’t at home on the couch. But don’t worry, that’s where I am now. Grounded again.

Dinner was Central Market takeout. The biggest problem with dinner from CM is deciding what to get. Too. Many. Options. It was between a sandwich, sushi, Mediterranean salad, or veggie wrap.

I ended up with a roasted turkey sandwich on ciabatta with brie, cranberry mustard and arugula.

To me, this wasn’t really ciabatta bread. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Whole Foods’ awesome ciabatta rolls, but this seemed more like a baguette- too tough.

I ate half of the sandwich along with a bowl of Progresso Manhattan Clam Chowder.

Alright, time to box up Halloween decorations and then it’s off to bed. Tomorrow I have big plans to sit on my butt and watch the first season of Mad Men. Ambitious, right?


What are your Thanksgiving plans? And what will YOU be cooking this year?

My mom refuses to cook anything orange, so I have to find a good recipe for sweet potatoes. If you have any, send them my way… brown sugar and marshmallows are highly encouraged.

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0 Responses to Shhhh

  1. gammypie says:

    My ob/gyn is at Medical City too. That’s not saying much seeing as there are a MILLION of them there. I was just there yesterday for an appt. Good times!

    I LOVE Asian Mint!! Mmm…jealous! You are going to love Mad Men!!! Seriously, that show totally rocks!

  2. susan says:

    I 100% agree. It was a great ride with some wonderful God-loving people. Miss the people so much:) Hi Kayla and Kat if you are reading Heathers blog.

  3. Evan Thomas says:

    I’m going home and baking the pumpkin pie. Such pressure! Haha.
    Hope you actually stay in and enjoy television today. No more not resting!

  4. Patty Barteau says:

    We are going to Boerne and I’m in charge of desserts. I’m thinking pumpkin pie, apple pie and a few new things. You mentioning Ziglar makes me think of Cousin Amy. Sigh.

  5. Rose says:

    “My mom refuses to cook anything orange,” – best line ever.

  6. Katie says:

    Sorry he won’t turn!!!
    I know what you mean about Uggs – I’m wearing 11′s now! yikes! and my hubby wears size 15.

    I’m eating for Thanksgiving… I keep asking what I can bring to the table and neither my mom nor my mother-in-law will allow me to cook anything!

    I’ve been SUPER short of breath all week – even at night. Have you been feeling any of that? My doc says Addi has just run out of space :)

  7. Runeatrepeat says:

    I just warned Ben not to give me shit if I’m ever supposed to be on bed rest. These are the things I forgot to work out before we got married.

    I have the best sweet potato casserole recipe from my nina. Let me get it for you. You don’t need that marshmallow crap, trust me.

  8. Robin Brant says:

    Hang in there! The people at Medical City are great, and no matter what happens, you and baby are in good hands. Even though I didn’t want to have a c-section either, it ended up being fine and I had a great experience. The recovery was a breeze (seriously, I was on my feet in just a couple of days), and Miller is happy, healthy little guy.

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