I'm declaring it a Happy Thursday even though part of the day I felt grumpy. I took a nap in the early evening which helped to pull me out of my slump and put me in a much better mood for my work-out at the gym.
So, I'm due in eleven days and tonight I had my daughter help me fix this soup for supper. She cut up the carrots, onions and potatoes. I have found that soup made from chicken boullion as a base works great for chicken, hamburger, and even the meat I used to tonight...a pound of sausage bacon. You can add just about whatever vegetable you want and it tastes great. Although, I always make sure to add onion because I think it really enhances the taste.
Well, everyone loved it because there is literally nothing left.
I had a cup of this soup and it was tasty.
We had some biscuit dough left over from a few days ago and we formed some thicker biscuits.
Those are all gone too.
I just love soups, because I can eat them too and they are full of ingredients that are healthy and relatively cheap to buy.
Now a little update on me:
So, if you recall, I scheduled a little physical exam today to see if I was dilated at all. And I kind of knew going in that there probably wasn't much going on. I'm not one of those who will dilate early. Big dilation for me never happens until I go into labor.
The midwife said I was dilated to one. I wasn't effaced at all. My cervix did seem to be softening. I told her about the evening primrose oil and her opinion was that the oil and the raspberry leaf tea weren't really necessary because our body will take care of those things naturally with our body's hormones. This is a different midwife obviously than the one who recommended it.
I went to my appointment in shorts and she did say that it didn't look like there wasn't any swelling going on in my legs which is pretty common when you get toward the end of labor.
Oh, and she also said that when she checked my cervix she could feel the baby's head.
For some reason that gets me excited. I mean, I know his head is down there, and obviously he's close to me but it makes me excited that soon I will be able to feel his whole body in my arms. His head, his toes, his legs, his little hands and fingers...
So, anyway, I left the appointment feeling rebuffed for some reason, even though she didn't tell me anything that I wasn't expecting. I know eleven days doesn't sound like a long time away, but today it felt like forever. In my estimation, I've got at least a week before anything is going to happen...which is fine, because there are still things I need to do.
Heck, we still haven't even bought him his diapers. Ha, Ha!!
But I do have all of his clothes ready. Pretty much.
So, my prognosis on the situation is that our baby boy is feeling pretty content hanging out inside of me right now and isn't in a hurry to go anywhere anytime soon.
I have big plans for tomorrow and this weekend with grocery shopping and food preparation so that I can be like the ant that worked all summer so that he could relax in the winter. When this baby comes, I want meal preparation for a family of eight to be a breeze.
When the baby comes, I want to just be able to kick back for several days and not have to worry about going out to get food because we ran out (like what happened with one of my babies.)
My eating today was on target. My work-out at the gym went great especially after that nap. I had abundant energy. I had to keep pulling my work-out shirt down over my belly because it's beginning to get stretched to its limitations. Well, it's going to have to work for another week, right?
Other than that, I'm going to hit the sack. I apologize for not hitting all of your blogs like I'd like to. These days are so long that just writing this post is a squeeze for me. But I really appreciate reading your comments and sharing my journey with you all.
And, hey, it's practically Friday!! Enjoy the day!