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.