The official due date is Feb. 17th. A lot of people are guessing earlier for whatever unscientific reasons, Nathan and I both like the sound of the 12th. But I’m trying to mentally prepare for the fact that this girl could have a March b-day too.
I’d been feeling great early last week, but Thursday and especially Friday felt unusually tired, huge, and crampy. I really wanted to go out and play in the weekly bean bag tourney at one of our favorite bars Friday night, but getting out of bed at all made my whole stomach tighten up.
Feeling better now, but my whole uterus seems to have jutted OUT a lot more:
Right now it’s 1:40 p.m. on Sunday. Our weekend schedule, without fail, has always been: Go out Friday night, go to sleep 2 a.m. or later, never ever wake up before noon, shower/sit around and read/eat breakfast from about 2-4 p.m., maybe run some errands, go out again Saturday night and repeat on Sunday.
People like to laugh in our faces and tell us how this will change forever when we have a kid. So, I’m trying to really enjoy it while it lasts.
Usually my breakfast is something simple – toast, fruit, or oatmeal – but today I was hungrier than usual and used this recipe to make Vegan Blueberry Pancakes. They turned out great, and are pretty healthy too. I topped with Earth Balance, 100% pure maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
-Used 1/3 cup garbanzo bean flour and 1/3 cup regular whole wheat flour. I think any flour combo would work fine.
-Doubled the amount of blueberries and it wasn’t too much.
-Threw in 1/4 cup shredded coconut, but unfortunately couldn’t taste it at all.
-Keep in mind you can sub any sweetener or oil for the agave and oil in the recipe. I used some agave and a little vanilla, and canola oil.
-Added a couple extra splashes of soymilk because the batter seemed dry.
That’s a lot of variation I guess, don’t be afraid to play around with whatever ingredients you have on hand and make some pancakes!
Also, I used frozen blueberries from Trader Joe’s. They can be expensive at other places, but frozen fruit is one of the really affordable things I always stock up on at Trader Joe’s.
My one “errand” for today is going there to stock up on some more prepared/frozen food than usual in case the baby comes! Then we might head over to the bar to play some darts and watch the superbowl – a lot of Minnesotans are adamantly against the Packers, so it should be interesting. I don’t even know the rules of the game but am cheering for the Packers because the enthusiasm of some hardcore-Packer-fan friends of ours (who are AT the game!) has rubbed off on me =).