How I'm feeling: This week I started feeling more connected to the little nugget growing inside me. It might sound a little odd, but as the baby is kicking more and more, especially when I'm in class or driving to Corvallis, I feel like he or she is trying to communicate a bit with me.
At this point, I could really use a shoe tying assistant! The belly is making crouching down difficult, so I often do this awkward lunge to tie my shoe.
Baby: is the size of a head of cauliflower (~13.6 to 14.8 inches, 1.5 to 2.5 pounds). We're talking pounds now not ounces!
Weight gained: 15 lbs
What I'm wearing: I like my new straight leg LOFT jeans that are a little more casual and cute when I peg-leg them and pair them with these slip on Converse. Also, all my regular t-shirts are nearly too short at this point. I look like I'm trying to wear children's clothing or something, so it's likely that most tops will be maternity from here on out.
Baby preparations: I spent several hours cleaning out and organizing our spare bedroom closet and our attic, which felt so good. The manfriend and I went to the local midwifery center for an orientation to see what we thought. I am leaning toward switching to the midwives for my birth, but it's a hard decision.
We also went to Portland and bought a car seat and a dresser for Baby Moe, and we have also decided on a jogging stroller. Lots of preparation going on this week!
Snack of the week
I wanted to whip up something sweet and semi healthy last night to have around for snacks. I had some shredded zucchini in the freezer, so I whipped up this recipe with the addition of 1 large shredded carrot and 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips.
It actually turned out really well and was enough for two loaves. Yum! After letting them cool (and enjoying a few pieces), I sliced the loaves and separated them into single servings putting some in the freezer for later.