All Over The Place

by HEAB on October 21, 2010

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I no longer feel like my body is my own. The HEABlet’s movements seem constant, everything from kicks to hiccups – I wish all of you could see my belly jumping. It’s wild, and my appetite is so erratic. It freaked me out at first, but now I’m just going with it. Yesterday, I felt like this…

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Stick a fork in me, I’m done!

Oh my gosh, my belly felt so large and tight, and all day I kept wondering how I could possibly go another 4 weeks before giving birth. I was hardly hungry all morning, and the only thing that sounded good was rotisserie chicken, which I ate with the following…

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HEAB reader Amy sent me some Nutmeric and Nutmeric Ultra along with some adorable outfits for the HEABlet…

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Thanks Amy! :)

What is Nutmeric you ask? Well, it’s a delicious blend of almonds, honey, turmeric, black pepper, and sea salt, and the Nutmeric Ultra contains curcumin as well. I couldn’t wait to try some on my chicken…

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Mmm, so good. The tad bit of honey mixed with the almonds and spices made for the perfect savory/sweet combo!

So, yeah, yesterday, the stomach couldn’t really stomach that much food. However, between my errands and a dog walk, I did get in about 5 miles of walking, and I woke up this morning at 5:30 AM with banana bread brain. Remember my friend Jill, baker of the world’s best banana bread? Well, we got together again yesterday, and she brought me more of her bread made with coconut milk, unsweetened shredded coconut, and Ghiradelli chocolate chips (which we both decided are the world’s best chocolate chips. They’re huge!). Anyway, the thought of a big warm slice of Jill’s bread is what finally got me out of bed, but I went in the kitchen only to find all but a few small chunks remaining…with most of the chocolate chips picked out from them. Hmm, I wonder who did that?!? Anyway, I warmed up what was left and threw it in the waning Justin’s chocolate PB jar along with some yogurt.

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Haha – can you see the bread? I promise it’s in there, and Jill, it was delicious!

Definitely got my chocolate fix in for the day, and for lunch, I’m thinking there will be more Nutmeric action! Check back later this afternoon as I might have some Nutmeric to share. :)

{ 81 comments }

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 21, 2010 at 7:52 am

Only 4 more weeks? Nine months sure does fly! (At least from an observer’s point of view)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Samantha,
I know – closer to 3 and 1/2 now. Crazy, huh?

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free October 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

Oh good luck with the four more weeks!!

That turmeric butter sounds so interesting, and good! Maybe I’ll have to make some of my own…

eatmovelove October 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

Oh my gosh – that little green outfit is the cutest thing! I can’t wait to see the baby all dressed up in these cool clothes! (that is if your going to post her much…it is a private thing).

Oh man Banana Bread…one word, and now it’s stuck on MY brain!

Hope your not too uncomfortable. Is it really horrible for me to say I’d want to be pregnant just to have an *excuse* to go nuts…even though I know that’s totally NOT acceptable…but y’know…;)

Hayley October 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

I know that belly-tightening feeling…I felt like I was constantly bloated towards the end and would fill up so quickly! I can’t believe you’re getting so close to the end. I love all the little outfits and gifts everyone is sending you! Your little girl is going to be one fashionable HEABlet! :)

I still feel like my cravings and tastes are all over the place. Pre-pregnancy I hardly ever ate meat with the exception of fish, chicken and turkey. Now I am all about pork tenderloins, lean ground beef – and I LOVE it!!!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Hayley,
Ha, me too – I mean I go crazy on those rotisserie chickens – I’m talking skin and all. I’m like a caveman! :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

PS – I think it’s our bodies telling us we need it – bring on the iron!

Jessica @ How Sweet October 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

You are so close!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

That must be the strangest sensation!!! I can only imagine…

christina cadden October 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

Awe, your almost done! 4 weeks will go by fast! So excited for you! That chicken does look good though!

kathleen October 21, 2010 at 8:15 am

oh no. have you hit the “pregnancy wall”? i was telling my midwife the other day that i wondered when i would hit the point where i was over-it and ready to be done. she told me some people get it and some don’t and that she thought the hardest part psychologically was going past her due date.

maybe you and CD can try to jump start labor when you hit 37 weeks =)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Kathleen,
Just depends on the day. Yesterday, I just felt so full and bloated, but today I feel like my usual self. So, I don’t think I’ve the wall quite yet, and yes, I hear that a fun night with the husband can bring on contractions. I’ve also heard the same thing about malted powder. So, I think a vanilla malt from Dairy Queen and a crazy night with CD sounds like a pretty good plan in a couple of weeks. ;)
PS – Hope my mom isn’t reading this.

Krystina (Organically Me) October 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

You can do it HEAB! You’re so close. :) Nutmeric sounds really good.

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

I always wake up with banana bread brain :)

The turmeric spread sounds delicious — and plopped on chicken? Yum.

I still can’t believe it is almost time for the HEABlet! It really seems like it wasn’t so long ago that you were announcing her arrival — although maybe you feel like you’ve been pregnant forever (my sister used to say that all the time!)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Holly,
It’s actually gone by pretty fast, although the first trimester seems like forever ago. And yes, the nutmeric on chicken? So good! I think it would be great in some chili as well. :)

Michelle October 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

ohmygoodness banana bread with Justin’s and yogurt sounds delish.

Congrats on being so close to having your baby! It must be so exciting!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Thanks Michelle, we are pretty excited. :)

VeggieGirl October 21, 2010 at 8:32 am

**major hugs**

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Thanks VG – same to you. :)

Dorry October 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

I LOVE that you listen to your body and just go with the day/hour/moment rather than feeling like you “have to” eat certain foods. I remember when my sister reached 8 months in her 1st pregnancy and we were having lunch together and she was trying to eat a sandwich. She just literally couldn’t swallow it. It’s like there was no room inside her for the sandwich. I’ll never forget the look on her face and then she started crying but we were hysterically laughing b/c all she wanted was to eat the damn sandwich.

You’re almost there! If I know you – you’ll find a way to enjoy and cherish these last weeks of pregnancy. :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Dorry,
I’m doing my best, but I feel your sister’s pain. Somedays I just can’t fit any food into my belly, but then the next day, I’ll eat an entire chicken. Just trying to go with the flow which is so what not I’m used to doing. I have to admit it’s a nice change! :)

Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com October 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

Rub some cocoa butter on your belly. Cocoa butter makes everything better!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Jennifer,
Yes, yes it does. Good advice, and I love the way it smells. :)

Talia @ Texas Gunslinger October 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I think the ‘lil HEABlet is kicking for more CHOCOLATE! HA! Good thing you are giving her what she wants…and needs! You’re a great mother already! I’m convinced those who eat chocolate on a regular basis are happier people! (That being said, I guess I’ll be “happier” once comp is over next month hehehe ;)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Talia,
I agree, and November 21 will be here before you know it! I’m thinking chocolate pumpkin pie. :)

Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

Chocolate chip banana bread drenched in chocolate almond butter. Brilliant. Your photos remind me of that “cupcakes in a jar” trend that’s gearing up. Maybe “banana bread in a jar” could be marketed as well.

Hope all is well with the already-active HEABlet today.

Heather (Heather's Dish) October 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

aw heather! hang in there lady, you’re almost there :) i have some friends that are due in the next week or 2 and i know they’re feeling the same way…but soon you’re going to have an incredible blessing :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Heather,
Thanks for the encouragement. :)

Emily October 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

I think the HEABlet is just trying to say “hiii Mom, I’m hereee!!” Im sorry you’re so uncomfortable…hopefully this won’t be the feeling for the next 4 weeks. Glad you got more of your banana bread :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Emily,
Feeling much better today. Yesterday was just one of those days. Glad it’s over. :)

Stella October 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

Nutmeric sounds fab! And looks amazing with the chicken.

I have been really loving your attitude of going with the flow with your appetite during pregnancy :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Stella,
Me too. Honestly, it’s really been a nice change, and I hope to keep it up post-HEABlet. :)

Kristina @ spabettie October 21, 2010 at 9:10 am

four weeks… how’s that mustard jar…? ;)

HEABlet is excited – dancing around !! So close!

Nutmeric sounds awesome – I may have to look for some…

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Kristina,
Haha – we’re still working on it…although we’ve taken a bit of a break this week. Eating a lot more curry than mustard, but no worries, it will be back soon!

Lauren @ WWoB October 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

Once again, Heather, you encourage me to think that I am somewhat normal… I ALWAYS put almond butter on my chicken! The flavors go so, so well together. I dont understand why, but I dont care. I just slather it on.

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Lauren,
Anyone who refused to try almond butter + chicken is totally missing out!

Natalia - a side of simple October 21, 2010 at 9:21 am

That jar, and that chicken! look beyond delicious :)

BethT October 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’m right there with you, though I’m less than a week from my due date. Depending on my position, my little one moves so much I have to shift around to get her to calm down a little! On the one hand it’s reassuring, but sometimes, her movements are so jerky it makes me feel something is wrong. Hubby says she’s just training to be an athlete :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

BethT,
I think your husband is right. CD and I joke about the same thing, but I really do hope she inherits her dad’s athletic genes – she sure feel like she has. Can’t believe you’re less than a week from your due date. That is so exciting!!!!

Emily Elizabeth @ Kisses for Breakfast October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

I know exactly how you feel! My stomach moved around so much people could see it from across the table when I sat in business meetings. So embarrassing! Once I was at a safe point (37 weeks?) I was reeeeally hoping she would just go ahead and come! Then I felt like she was late and started worrying I would have to be induced (I really wanted to do it all naturally). But my contractions started exactly on my due date and she was born the next day! By the way I made that coconut curry rice dish you posted yesterday and it was delicious!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Emily,
I so so soooo hope the HEABlet arrives by her due date if not a few days early as I know I’m going to be so anxious, and like you, I do NOT want to be induced!

S @ extremebalance.net/blog October 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

Honestly, I can’t even imagine. 9 months with your body hijacked my someone else (even when it’s super-positive like this) is still a LONG time! Courage, mon brave—you can do it! I’m pulling for HEABlet to be on time! :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Thanks S, me too…if not a little early. :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 21, 2010 at 9:47 am

I can only imagine how strange it’s going to feel the first few days after the HEABlet is born. Your body’s going to feel so light!!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Mary, I know – I’m so curious to see how I’ll feel.

Mallory October 21, 2010 at 9:49 am

oh my gosh the heablet is coming so soon!!! i read every single day waiting for a baby pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and i must admit i have learned some foodies stuff too :) like, i hate tumeric lol i dont care how healthy it is

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Thanks Mallory. Your comment made me smile. :)

Chocolate Covered Katie October 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

Oh my HEAB! I have been the WORST bloggie friend, not commenting on any of your posts in too long… :( . But I have been reading. I love you so much and am so excited for when you finally get to meet the little heablet inside.

So many x’s and o’s!!! (and chocolate and coconut and pumpkins galore!)
-Katie

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

CCK,
Same to you my friend. Love you. :)
PS – Never apologize for not commenting!

Clairerose C October 21, 2010 at 10:04 am

I need to look into Nutmeric.Turmeric and Almonds do a body good:-)cc

Pure2raw Twins October 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

I have always wanted try Nutmeric!!! Glad you liked it, now I need to go get some ;) Sorry about not feeling the best, but just think the little one will be here before you know it! HUGS ~ Lori

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

Yeah, you are definitely in the “not your own body” phase. Ya gotta just go with it since it will be a few months after she gets here before it remotely starts to feel like your body again. I LOVE turmeric, so I am guessing that stuff is pretty darn tasty! On a side note, I made chili yesterday and put a few of those little corn cakes on it (my dad did too) and loved them! So good with chili! Have a great day Heather!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Sarena,
Yes, I bet the corn cakes paired perfectly with the chili. Bet they’d pair perfectly with some Nutmeric as well. :)

melissa @ the delicate place October 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

hahahaha oh man. hang in there! you’re so close!! i’ve blogged about nutmeric before too. i think it’s pretty novel since turmeric and almonds have such great anti-inflammatory properties. plus it tastes amazing!

l October 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

I crave meat a lot and I’m not even pregnant. I wonder what that means? haha.
Hope we get a chance to win some Nutmeric. SOUNDS GOOD!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I,
Maybe your body just needs more iron. I’m thinking that’s what mine is trying to tell me anyway. :)

Kiran October 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

Can’t believe its only 4 more weeks to go! Time flies.

Heab’s clothes are adorable :)

BTW, a naturally nutty giveaway at http://kirantarun.com/blog/2010/10/21/breakfast-and-a-giveaway/

CookiePie October 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

Oh, I remember those days so well! Eat as much pineapple as you can stand, it really helps, um, get “the area” ready. Hope you’re feeling great! Wishing you all the very best!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm

CookiePIe,
I’ve heard that about pineapple. Hmm, I and I think it would go really well with my chicken/Nutmeric combo! :)

Katie October 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

I’ve never heard of nutmeric, but anything on that drool-inducing chicken is going to be good.

You are so close!!! 4 weeks?!?! Are you getting anxious or nervous?

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Katie,
Anxious! :)

Sami October 21, 2010 at 11:10 am

awhhh the heablet is going to be SO stylish with all these new clothes! :) Jill’s bread sounds fabulous! I wish I had a friend to make me some. Haha. I’d make it myself if I wasn’t busy running around like a chicken with my head cut off with all this school, work, and basketball! :)
XO.

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Sami,
Thanksgiving break = lots of banana bread baking. :)

sweeter salt October 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

Love Ghiradelli chips – they are huge!

Laura

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood October 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

Oh wowwie… I can’t wait to try that Nutmeric! That looks so delicious! And love the clothes – people are so sweet and kind to you and the HEABlet :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Yourself included sweet Sylvia. :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 21, 2010 at 11:41 am

You can make it four more weeks! I’m sure it must feel crazy!!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Thanks Chelsey. :)

Danielle October 21, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I’m right there with ya on the rotisserie chicken. Although I’m not expecting, I still can’t seem to get enough of the stuff!

Kelly October 21, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I have heard that the last 4 weeks of pregnancy are the hardest…mainly because you so uncomfortable. But hang in there…you are going to be such a wonderful mother and I can not wait to see what life has in store for you in the coming months! :)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Thanks so much Kelly! Today is a better today. I don’t feel quite so overcooked. ;)

Amy October 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Heather,

I’m so glad you liked the Nutmeric! However that is the wrong website. They charge $10 for Shipping! I have it up on Amazon with Free Shipping

http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=A1IENDSI5TZ47I

Can you please change the Link?

Thanks so much! I’m happy you liked the baby clothes!

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Amy,
Done. Again, sorry about that! :)

Sarah @ BikingNBaking October 21, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Oh my gosh the due date is getting so close! So exciting!!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I totally remember the last 4 weeks thinking…no way…I have FOUR MORE??! weeks to go??! But in my case, it was only two weeks as she came at 38w 1d. I knew she was going to be early though…she was a lil bit impatient and had to get out and see the world and do something…couldnt sit still in there. The apple doesnt fall far from the tree :)

Cute outfit! Amazing choc dippage and homemade bread!

And 90 mins after I sent you that 415am email, I was up taking care of a sick kid. Oh my. I just posted on my blog today that I have to scale things back. Flick those peas, baby!

:)

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Averie,
Oh gosh, you must be exhausted. Hope Skylar is feeling better and that you get some good sleep in tonight!

Megan (Braise The Roof) October 21, 2010 at 3:18 pm

You have been receiving some adorable baby outfits, lady! :) Random question: I have a baby shower to attend in a few weeks. I want to get the mom-to-be something really cute and that she’ll actually use, but am on a pretty tight budget (after all, Christmas shopping is around the corner!). As someone who has recently had a baby shower, would you recommend getting her an outfit, a toy or something else entirely?

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Megan,
I am so grateful for all the clothes we have received, and the HEABlet is probably covered for her first 12 months. That being said, I think books make a great baby shower gift. Everyone always gets clothes, but books are something people don’t often think about, and I’m sure the mama-to-be would be really appreciative. Board books for little ones are great – I love the classics like Goodnight Moon and the Hungry Caterpillar, and they aren’t too pricey. Hope this helps. :)

Lori October 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Nutmeric with chicken? Sounds wonderful! I must find this Nutmeric!

charlotte October 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm

“I no longer feel like my body is my own” – that was one of the most disconcerting things about pregnancy (and also nursing) for me. Some women love the feeling. I just felt like I’d been invaded by aliens with really sharp elbows.

HEAB October 21, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Charlotte,
Haha – yeah, for me it’s her little feet. They’re constantly moving around like crazy. I think she’s going to be a runner like her dad. :)

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