I swallowed a watermelon…
Or a very large apple? I think at 18.5 weeks, the baby is the size of a large sweet potato.
I am excited because today was the first time that someone offered me their seat on the subway because of my baby bump! I even asked to make sure that was the reason and then giddily – and dorkily, I might add – said that was the first time someone had done that because I was only now starting to show. For so long, I’ve felt like I’ve just had a growing beer belly, but this confirms it: strangers don’t think I am just packing away too many Molsons. They can actually see I am pregnant. Hurrah!
Anyway, earlier today, before that pregnant-lady-excitement, I had an afternoon snack of HULK strawberries.
I thought that would be enough of a snack, but about 20 minutes before I left work, my stomach (or my sweet potato-sized baby?) grumbled for more, so I had four dried apricots and about 15 unroasted, unsalted almonds.
I arrived home to the sweet smell of taco stuffing simmering on the stove for dinner. Instead of having my usual two soft shell tortillas, I opted for a taco salad. I wanted to save my carbs for dessert!
My salad included:
- 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 2 scoops of veggie ground round mixed with black beans and taco seasoning
- 1 scoop of fried mushroom, onion, and peppers in olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of sour cream
- 2 tablespoons of salsa
- 1 handful of shredded cheddar cheese
Man oh man, cheese makes everything better!
I want to go to there
We just cleaned up the kitchen and I am about to head for a shower and some evening relaxation. For dessert, I’ll have a sliced mango and a blueberry scone (hence, the lack of carbs at dinner!).
Question: I am bringing a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake to a party on Saturday, but my only chance to bake it is tomorrow night. Do you think it will stay fresh sitting in my fridge from Wednesday night to Saturday? I have made this recipe before so I know it has the potential to be AMAZING. Is there anything I can do to help the freshness factor? Husband says not to worry since there will be other cheesecakes at the party (It’s a meat and cheesecake-themed party!), but I want mine to be THE BEST. Yes, I have issues 🙂