Saturday, October 30, 2010

Eat Pray Love

I enjoyed a little movie night at the Picture Show (discount theater in Marietta) w/DH tonight - Eat Pray Love. It was better than I expected, and I had to laugh when the following line was presented - how timely! Too late to back out now...

"Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit."
Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

I think I might have to read the book now. Add it to my long reading list, after all the ones on pregnancy, newborns, and toddlers...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Eggplant Parmigiana

Heather, Jennifer, and I headed to Scalini's Italian Restaurant this evening to partake of their famous Eggplant Parmigiana - said to induce labor within 48 hours. (Well, Heather doesn't like eggplant, so she opted for chicken parmesan instead.) I had actually never tried the EP before, and thought it was rather tasty. The eggplant is sliced, breaded, fried, then baked with the cheeses and sauce. We also got a side of spaghetti with (I chose meat) sauce. Of course, there was also endless salad and the famous garlic rolls. We topped it all off with dessert (spumoni for me and DH) and made sure to take our photo with the baby wall on the way out. So, will anything happen in the next 48 hours? I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Monday, October 25, 2010

38 weeks

Well, it's my last week of work for awhile. Although I know it's going to be plenty of long hours at home, I'm still looking forward to it! The spackling of walls in the nursery was finished this weekend, so we just have to paint the upper half, then the furniture moving can be completed. Hopefully the baby will allow me to get things finished up at home next week during my week off before my due date.

I attended my friend Heather's baby shower last weekend - here's an updated shot of the three of us. Heather's about 38 weeks here, and Jennifer and I are about 37 weeks:

We're plannning a "baby eviction party" sometime in the next week to partake of Scalini's famous eggplant parmesan - reported to induce labor. We'll see if it really works. Other than the usual discomfort finding a comfortable sleeping position, swollen hands and feet, a little pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, and some minor aches and pains, I can't really complain!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Baby B's Shower and Update

I was the recipient of a wonderful baby shower for Baby B on October 3rd, thanks to our terrific friends Melissa Jo & Sam Feuer and Jennifer Geist. The food was fantastic and the gifts were more than generous. Baby B is so lucky to have such great mentor mommies to help me along the way! Thanks everyone!

I had my 36-week appointment today (a little later in the week than my normal appt, as I will be 37 weeks on Monday) and everything looks good. I've been feeling hiccups on the upper left side and kicks on the upper right side, and the doctor confirmed that the baby's back is on the left, feet at the upper right, and head down, which is great! I also have good iron levels now and got my wonderful flu shot. So everything's a go - we just wait!