Monday Meal Plan: 4/23/12

This week is kind of a mess.  I honestly don’t have much to plan for as we are going to be eating out of the house many nights this week but I’ll take a shot at it.

Monday: Tofu and Veggie Stir Fry with Brown Rice

Tuesday: Very Veggie Taco Salad*

Wednesday: Midwife Appointment = dinner at American Flatbread- TRADITION!

Thursday: Restaurant Week Dinner at Pauline’s Cafe*

Friday: Dinner with friends (I know we’ll be bringing something I am just not sure what yet)

Saturday: Veggie Sausages with roasted potatoes and veggies

Sunday: TBD

Since we will be out to eat a bunch this week I need to pick up sandwich fixings for lunches.

Also hopefully on the menu this week will be cinnamon buns made by the husband!

*I wrote this before we went away for the weekend and the ingredients I came home with don’t really fit what I had initially intended so Tuesday and Thursday are up in the air and possibly Saturday as well.

Fitness Friday: Welcome Back

I just realized it’s been 3 weeks since my last Fitness Friday posts, whoops! I have been so busy on Friday’s lately that by the time I can sit down to blog I’ve been ready for bed instead, but don’t worry I’m working on changing that!

Lets take a look at my workouts for the last 19 days shall we:

Four 1-mile walks and 60 minutes of prenatal yoga

35 minutes of prenatal dvd and 10 miles of walking

so far this week 3 miles of walking and 60 minutes of prenatal yoga; we are headed to Maine for the weekend and I anticipate lots of walking while we are there.

As you can see I may have been slacking on my posts but I have been doing a a great job at getting in at least 5 workouts per week even if they are just short ones.  Longer walks (3+ miles) are getting to be more of a exhausting but it feels good to go out and get them done when I have time. I plan on keeping up with my workouts until the very end of my pregnancy doing a minimum of 5 miles of walking per week and either one prenatal class or my prenatal dvd.

{Pregnancy Update} 28 Weeks! Third Trimester Here I Come!

How far along are you: 28 Weeks

How big is the baby: TBy this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world. (source)

Baby’s Gender: I’m back on the I think it’s a boy train.

Baby’s Name: We have our boy and we pretty much have our girl.

Weight Gained: 17.5 lbs

Clothes:  Time to get some new ones this weekend! I have non-maternity that still fit, some early maternity that also fit but it is time to get a few last items for the remainder of the pregnancy.

How are you feeling: I am feeling pretty good but I am definitely feeling tired out.

What do you miss: Running. Sprouts.

Symptoms: Aches and pains.

Cravings: Curry. Grinders. Lemonade.

How are you sleeping: Hips are sore when I sleep, waking up all the time to pee and so thirsty.

Workouts: This week I did lots of walking and went to yoga.

Things I’m looking forward to: Getting away with Neil this weekend! We are headed to Maine for our last pre-baby getaway and I can’t wait! My baby shower in June. Starting birthing classes in two weeks.

Things I’m not looking forward to: My glucose test next Wednesday.

What I’ve Been Wearing:

Maternity Fashion: First and Second Trimester
1. Cropped Denim Jacket |2. Jeggings | 3. Faux Wrap Dress | 4. Toms | 5. Scarf | 6. Wrap Jacket

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

Last Week–>Week 27: Air Energy: This week was intended to focus on breath meditation something I made time for every day this week.  It also was a time to reflect on my thoughts and fears about giving birth and becoming a mother. What are the thoughts that have you up at night in regard to becoming a mother and giving birth? My fears include not making it to the birthing center (it’s 60 minutes away), having a giant baby and being in active labor for many hours.  Currently one of my fears that isn’t about becoming a mother or giving birth is not passing my glucose test which is next week-eek!

This Week–> Sacred Pregnancy Week 28: Fire Energy

This Week’s focus: Are you confident that you know what you want for this pregnancy and birth? If you are not, take the time to get clear and journal  about your confusion. When you are ready to really direct your will and intention, the universe will be ready to hear it!