I guess Edison (my baby’s nickname, since we don’t know his/her gender) really enjoyed the dinner we had tonight because s/he has not stopped moving since I sat down on the couch about an hour ago. S/he’s just rollin’ and rockin’ and tumblin’ around in my abdomen.
For those of you who haven’t been pregnant, it is a weird sensation when your baby moves around. It almost feels as though you’ve been possessed by an alien, which is almost the truth. I keep thinking of that movie where the alien busts through the man’s stomach. Gross… but sometimes it feels like that’s how Edison is planning on making his/her debut!
Fortunately, Edison seems to limit the movement to when I’m sitting still on the couch, or reading just before bed. S/he hasn’t kept me awake at night thus far. That’s definitely a good thing, since I’ve managed to keep myself up far too late the last couple of nights. Added to that are the night sweats I’ve been having. I can’t even manage to cuddle underneath my blankets lately because I’m so freakin’ hot at night.
Kurt told me this morning he was contemplating covering me back up this morning when he left for work, but he decided against it. Good thing. I did wake up at 8 or so freezing my behind off, but my hair had been plastered against my head somewhere in the night.
It didn’t help that I didn’t go to bed till almost 2am. I have been up really late the last couple of nights, but amazingly enough, I was not tired at all last night. I should have been, only having gotten six hours of sleep the night before, but I guess I hit the point at which I just kept going. There was no wall. Tonight, there is a definite wall. And the thing is, there is a ton more I would like to do tonight!!
Last night was my viewing of “Army Wives” with the neighborhood ladies. We added another lady to our midst, a woman who just moved in on our street early in the week. I had met her while she was in the middle of doing some hard labor in her house, unpacking boxes and getting things set up, so I hadn’t seen her as her most… shall we say, attractive. Last night she’d gotten fairly dolled up, and she was absolutely beautiful!! I have an envy of women who can do their hair and make it look like they just stepped out of a salon. Me, I never did get that gene. It’s frustrating.
She fit in perfectly with the rest of us, however, and we had a wonderful time talking and watching the show. Usually once the show is over, we disperse immediately to our respective homes. Last night the new neighbor lady and I went over to the other neighbor lady’s home, where we stayed and chatted till one freakin’ am! Conversation ranged through all sorts of topics, most of which were not child- or husband-appropriate. It was a very good thing that our hostess’s kids were visiting their grandparents, and her husband was on a business trip!
I may be hosting again this coming week. I kind of want to; the plot is thickening on the show, and I think Kurt will get a kick out of next week’s episode. He won’t watch it unless the girls are all there. It’s too much of a “chick thing” for him.
You can’t really blame him. It’s on Lifetime, for crying out loud!
But back to dinner. Kurt had a softball game tonight. The Navy has a bunch of teams representing various commands, and Kurt felt it would be a great idea to join up. Most weeks, he plays just once, but sometimes they’ve had two games in a week. I don’t mind going to the games because I end up talking to other wives while Grace goes off and plays with the kids. Sometimes I even take photos of the game.
Tonight the game was at 5:30pm, which meant we weren’t going to leave the field till 6:30. And let me tell you, neither one of us wanted to cook at that point. But since we are trying to be a lot better about not going out to eat, Kurt came up with an excellent idea.
He calls it “Super Salad.” It involves going to the salad bar at the local grocery store and picking up fixin’s that we wouldn’t normally have in our salad. Tonight it was a hard-boiled egg, slices of bell pepper (all colors), mini corn, and little balls of mozzarella cheese. I also scored some strawberries and blueberries from the salad bar. Then we wandered by the sandwich case and spied a sandwich we had to have — a Cuban panini featuring swiss cheese, pork, and dill pickles. Mmmm delicioso!
We brought our goodies home and threw some mixed greens (we buy it in bulk at BJ’s Wholesale) into the bowl with our fixin’s. I also added grape tomatoes and feta, along with goddess dressing. Kurt toasted the panini while I took some nonfat yogurt, mixed a tiny bit of Splenda into it, and chucked the strawberries and blueberries on top. Add a glass of milk, and my dinner was ready!
Doesn’t that look delicious? Super easy, super healthy, and extremely tasty. A+++ WOULD EAT AGAIN in a heartbeat!
And now I’m off to respond to the snail mail letter I received from CardioGirl this afternoon in the mail. I was so excited to get a real letter I think I squealed a little bit. Yay!