Tuesday, August 26, 2014

28 weeks + eggplant parm

28 weeks, and Poppyseed is the size of an eggplant! He can blink his eyes, and even has eyelashes. He also likes to move a lot. Which I love.

I picked up an eggplant at the grocery store in honor of Poppyseed's growth this week, with no idea what to do with it. Fortunately, one of my favorite food bloggers posted a recipe for Skillet Eggplant Parmesan. Of course, I had to make it. And it was so good! Typically eggplant parm is breaded & deep-fried, but this was just baked, then layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. I was nervous it wasn't going to be filling enough, but I made some garlic toast on the side and it was perfect. (Bonus - I got to feel really good about myself for eating pretty much just vegetables for dinner. Just forget the 3 pieces of garlic bread.)

I also did some food prep with a good friend in anticipation of Poppyseed's arrival... we made a big ole' batch of freezer meals. Love getting meals prepped and not having to think about dinner. (The reality - these will likely all be eaten before Poppyseed even arrives. Lol.)

24 meals in 4.5 hours. We each kept 8, and gave 8 to another friend who just had a baby 3 weeks ago.
It was also fair week here in the Bean Town. We had good intentions to make it out to the fair, mostly because I wanted a corn dog and a lemon shake-up. However, every time we had the opportunity to go, I decided the nice, cool air conditioning sounded much more enjoyable. I did make some fair-themed cupcakes for the cupcake counter, which were a hit.

Cotton Candy and Funnel Cake!
Saturday, my Business Man & I spontaneously saw an afternoon movie... we figured we might as well soak up these last couple months of spontaneity while we can! We saw The Hundred-Foot Journey and absolutely loved it. (Though it really made me crave Indian food. Which I've never even tried... where to find good Indian food in the Bean Town??! Haha.)

We grilled out a simple dinner afterwards, and I finally satisfied my mashed potato craving! I made my mom's Marvelous Mashed Potatoes, which also have sour cream, cheese, green onions, and bacon. So so good.

And we've still been working on the nursery! Got this canvas hung this week. We are picking up the dresser this weekend, and pretty soon it will all pretty much be ready. Eeek! Just need the baby!

28 Weeks - The Facts

Poppyseed's size: Eggplant! (See above.)

Sleep: Some nights, really good. Some nights, really awful. Ironically, I wake up mostly because my hips hurt, not because I have to pee.

Movement: He is a jumping bean in there. Though for a couple days, he was really lazy, and I got super worried. (Those were also two days that I was super busy on my feet working all day. So that makes sense.)

Running: 19 miles! Woah! I even ran 4 times this week, crazy. Longest was a 10km. I also used the elliptical twice.

Cravings: Cheese, still. Ooey gooey, crispy, melty cheese. That eggplant parm above hit the spot. Also, PB+J. I ate some variation of PB+J for lunch four times last week. (Toasted on a plain bagel with chopped tart cherry jam from Door County is the best, by the way.)

What I am missing: Running fast! I have really been getting the itch to run fast. Like, a tempo run or speed intervals. I am not going to try, because it would feel miserable. However, I am really looking forward to non-pregnant running this winter and trying to get some sort of speed back. And to have workouts with a purpose, rather than just to survive.

Looking forward to: Seeing family. We are headed to IL this weekend for Labor Day to catch up with the fam. And I can't wait to sleep in the waterbed at my parents' house. Ha.


Lindsey Ackerman said...

I absolutely love the canvas! Dare I ask if you made it??

Sara said...

Bahahaha. Yeah right. It's from Naptime Diaries online shop. If you would have come up and seen the nursery on Sunday, you could have seen it in person...... ;)

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