Looking Good Thus Far

by HEAB on September 23, 2010

Now that I’m in my 3rd trimester, I have to go to the doctor every 2 weeks, and during the last month, I’ll go once a week. The check-ups are pretty routine: pee in a cup, weight, blood pressure, listen to baby’s heartbeat, and that’s about it. This morning’s appointment went well. Blood pressure was 102/50 (Mine is always pretty low – normal for me…reason why I never fear salt), weight was actually down a pound, but doc said everything looked good. I’m 32 weeks, and I’ve gained 15 pounds. She also said that once I reach 34 weeks, there would probably be no complications if the HEABlet should arrive early. So, we’re almost there. We still haven’t set up the nursery yet, but the plan is to get it done this weekend…if I can get my dad off the golf course. 😉

I can finally say I that I love being pregnant…I just can’t think about that first trimester. Honestly, those were 4 of the hardest months of my life. Most days, I didn’t even want to get out of bed, and I vowed that we would never have more than one baby. However, that’s all in the past now. I feel great, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. CD and I love the little HEABlet so much already, and we’re dying to meet her. I just can’t wait to see Chris as a dad as I know he’s going to make the most amazing father. That baby is going to have him wrapped around her little finger.

Anyway, I know many of my readers are expecting as well, and I love hearing about how your pregnancies are going. It’s so comforting to know that I am not going through this alone, and to the women out there that are already moms, your advice has been more helpful than you know! Thanks to all of you for your support throughout this new journey in my life. Honestly, in the beginning, I thought about taking a break from the blog, mainly because I couldn’t eat anything but Pop-Tarts (hehe), but I’m so glad I stuck with it. I plan to keep posting after the baby arrives but who knows how often. I just can’t wait for all of you to meet her, and she’ll be here before we know it!

OK, just wanted to share a bit of gratitude – really, I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Now, onto some scrumptious eats…

My good friend Sara couldn’t make it to my baby shower a couple of weeks ago, and so we met up for lunch today at Taco Mamacita, definitely not your typical taco venue, and I love it!

I ordered the Loaded Gyro with lamb and The Memphis tacos, both in corn tortillas. The jalapeno cole slaw on The Memphis was a bit too spicy for me, but otherwise, my tacos were perfect. I was stuffed after eating them, and I think that’s one reason why I lost a bit of weight these last 2 weeks. I get full so easily these days and should probably start eating more smaller meals throughout the day.

Sara also gave me and the HEABlet a belated shower gift. Thanks Sara – you know us both well!

So many of you have recommended Super Baby Food to me, and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks again Sara – I loved getting to hang out with you today. Always good to catch up on your life. :)

OK, off to finish some laundry and take a short walk with the pups before dinner.

Ever tried a non-traditional taco? If not, I highly recommend it!