Week 17 did turn out to be a lot better than Week 16, even though I had to work a full week and the weather was colder than predicted and rainy. The highlights:
-Tuesday I finally got my ass to pre-natal yoga for the first time. The studio and group were very nice and the class relaxing, but nothing like the yoga workout I used to get at my old studio. Which is fine, because I went more for the community and relaxation anyway.
-Wednesday over my lunch break I found a perfect dress to wear to a wedding this Sat., the first one I tried on, regular price $25, but $8 for me because I had a gift card for the store (Marshall’s). I had actually been planning to take Thurs. afternoon off to search for a dress I could feel cute in, because even though I don’t like shopping much and am no fashionista, I’m still really picky.
-Wednesday night I went to dinner with some friends at Sen Yai Sen Lek, a very vegan friendly thai place that even my meat eating friends who frequent good restaurants love. I tried mock duck for the first time and it was amazing. This coming from a girl who doesn’t really love tofu or ever regularly eat “fake meat” products.
-Thursday night I went to my first meetup.com event, I had joined the “holistic families” groups forever ago to ask some advice about finding a new doc, so am on their mailing list – most of it is playdates and stuff, but this one was a potluck at someone’s house to share birth stories and pregnancy advice. The women were actually really cool to the point where I look forward to hanging out with them again. Most of them work part time or not at all and always have events planned like going to the park, farmers’ market, or lunch at decent veg-friendly places.
So now it’s Friday night and the week was good but it wouldn’t be honest of me to sit here and post this and not admit I’m moody tonight over missing a bike pub crawl one of our friends organized. Nathan was out all night at his friend’s going away party, and we might’ve met up with the bike group otherwise, but I didn’t have the motivation to track them down alone….. what I really wanted to do was bike the whole tour, with as much alcohol as needed to numb me to the cool weather. Oh well. 5 more months and it will be a possibility again. (Yesss I’m aware I’ll be taking care of a newborn then and not partying, but at least I’ll be too tired and distracted and hopefully in love with my kid to care so much….and by next summer, you bet I’ll be ready to party again!)
p.s. I just previewed this post and jeez my stomach doesn’t look pregnant, it just looks so THICK through the whole length, like those heavyweight bodybuilders!