Tuesday, July 29, 2014

24 weeks + all the fried food

Week 24, and according to the Junk Food Baby Chart, Poppyseed is now the size of a banana split! He's majorly moving around, which is so much fun. His tastebuds are also developing, and his lungs are getting quite strong!

Still rocking a tie-dye tank my girlfriends I made in college... 5+ years ago!
No real big highlights this week... my SI joint pain has lessened quite a bit. I guess all those stretches and exercises from the chiropractor really do help! I am thinking in 2-3 weeks I might be back to my usual self. (Fingers crossed!) At least daily activities have become much less painful and I even snuck out for a short run tonight! (Which was actually in my 25th week, so I'll wait and talk about that next week... lol.)

Main foodie highlights this week - all the fried food! Seriously, by the end of the weekend I felt like crap. I was so excited to cook a healthy meal yesterday.

Friday night, I had the biggest craving for Chinese food, so we went out. (I think my Business Man's jaw dropped when I suggested Chinese... he loves greasy takeout and usually I think it's disgusting.) However, this Sesame Chicken totally hit the spot.

At least there's some broccoli in there?
We followed up Saturday night with a southern food feast at our friends Candace and Jonathan's house. They are from Mississippi/Florida and cooked up a feast! Fried chicken, lima beans, creamed corn, fried okra, cornbread, chicken 'n' dumplings.

Biscuits, fried cabbage, fried okra, fried mac & cheese, fried chicken. Oh, and fruit.
My contribution was deep-fried macaroni & cheese bites with bacon jam. Yes, BACON JAM. They were amazing. I got the recipe from Magnolia's, our favorite restaurant in Charleston.

All the cheese that went into an 8x8-pan of mac & cheese bites. About 1.5 lbs. Yikes!

A little bite of heaven.
Sunday, we had a church activity and there was literally a buffet of chips. My weakness. (Of course there was regular food, too... pulled pork, coleslaw, fruit, etc.) I loaded up my plate with Doritos, Cheetos, Cheddar & Sour Cream Lays, and Dill Pickle Lays. I was in quite the chip coma afterward. (And yet still bought a new bag this week at the store - Mango Salsa Wavy Lays! I have to be able to vote in the contest, right??!)

And so concluded my weekend of unhealthy eating... but not before I made a quesadilla out of leftover buffalo chicken dip for dinner Sunday night. Haha. No worries, I've had a plethora of fruits & vegetables today - spinach, celery, apples, blueberries, cherries, pickles, tomatoes, salad. Feeling much better.

Had a little too much fun with PicMonkey.
Until next week!

24 Weeks - The Facts

Poppyseed's size: The length of an ear of corn, but about 1.25-1.5 lbs. Now is when he really starts to chub up!

Sleep: Some nights, great, some nights not so great. Somehow when I wake up for my 3am potty break, my mind gets racing and it takes 2-3 hours to fall back asleep. This morning I woke up wide awake and ready to go at 5:15am. So I got up and started my day.

Movement: Still feeling it a lot! Poppyseed is especially enjoying the loaf of banana chocolate chip bread I made earlier this week.

Running: Zero runs. But two swims and three cross training workouts.

Cravings: Still a weird appetite... some days I'm ravenous and some days I'm not hungry at all. But I could always eat a bowl of macaroni & cheese. And cheesy things in general.

Looking forward to: Seeing what poppyseed looks like! I've started thinking about that a lot lately. Can't wait to see his cute little face. I mean, I'm assuming he'll be cute. At least to us. ;)


Alissa said...

I SO remember making those tie dye shirts 5+ years ago. You are looking so great! EXCITED for yall

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