She’s Here

by HEAB on October 14, 2010

No, not the HEABlet, but her La-Z-Boy. Now the nursery is complete!


Thanks to all of you who recommended the recliner over the glider. Oh my gosh, we love it…seriously, I think I could live in this chair.

My food intake has been really weird lately as I either seem to be starving or not hungry at all. Nothing sweet sounds good…I’m basically craving grease. No, really I am…a big salty greasy bacon cheeseburger sounds divine right about now, but I’ve been eating pumpkin instead. Wanna see? Oh, and my apologies to Susan. 😉


World’s easiest pumpkin curry soup inspired by Namaste Gurl

Into the Vita-Mix went the last of my homemade coconut milk yogurt, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1 TBSP curry powder, and cinnamon. That’s it – blended until warm and then topped with crumbled goat cheese. Delicious, warm, and filling.

Next up, we have last night’s dinner…


Pumpkin Stir-fry

Directions: Cook about a cup of sliced cabbage, 1 chopped carrot, 1 stalk of chopped celery, a few sliced mushrooms, and 1 strip of copped bacon in 1 TBSP butter. After your veggies are cooked, add 1/4 pound ground beef. Once the meat is cooked through, stir in 1 heaping TBSP of yellow mustard plus 1/2 cup canned pumpkin. Oh my goodness, this was so good…something about the sweet carrots cooked in the butter with the salty mustard, sweet pumpkin, and occasional bite of bacon. Mmm, my grease craving belly was satisfied! CD ate the same thing minus the pumpkin. Some nights we have to cook our dinners side-by-side because when we’re both really hungry, we don’t have a skillet big enough for all the veggies.

So, with my up and down appetite, the exercise has been up and down as well. I’m really just taking it day by day. Some days I’m just tired and a short walk with the pups or nothing at all is what I need, and other days, I have so much energy that a 90-minute yoga class feels great. I will say that I’m still feeling really good with only about another month to go. I’ve had no low back pain or anything like that – I really think all the prenatal yoga and my once-a-month prenatal massages have really helped. Yep, HEABlet are I are doing well. :)

Speaking of the HEABlet, some really thoughtful people sent her gifts, and I wanted to share…

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Sweet Sam sent two adorable outfits along with a photo book, a blanket, and a celebratory pipe for CD (nice touch, huh?) as well as some pepper jelly all the way from Guam, and then yesterday, the HEABlet and I both received a gift from Melanie. She knitted a sleep sack (notice the owls around the top border – to encourage a wise soul), a winter hat, some booties for the baby, and a scarf for mama-to-be. Thanks girls – we love everything. :)

I’ll be back later to announce to the winner of Google Juice. Thanks for all your comments regarding what you enjoy most about your favorite blogs – very informative, and you still have time to enter. I’ll leave the comments open until this afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your morning!