It’s official…this little peanut will be evicted from my belly next Wednesday, unless of course he decides to leave of his own free will earlier. We’ve had a busy last couple days…so settle in cause it’s a lengthy recap.
Saturday…(St. Patty’s Day)
Keller and Cole got up early and went to get bagels for breakfast. We were hoping they’d have green bagels, but they didn’t so instead, mommy made green cream cheese. Cole did not appreciate it!
I had to bribe him to even try it.
We pretty much chilled at home all day. We were all pretty tired from the long week. I have been craving some WW oatmeal cookies all week and finally had enough energy to actually make them. I made the regular recipe and then I made some without the cinnamon and instead added chocolate chips. They were all delicious!
Lunch: leftover 1/2 of turkey, spinach, and avocado sandwich (I sprayed a pan with Pam and panini’d it) and green smoothie
We met up with Michelle and her family for BBQ at a new restaurant by their house. The restaurant is called Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse and was actually started in a small town outside of Dallas. We had brisket, pulled chicken, mac and cheese, green beans, and the best rolls ever!!
Another delicious bagel w/green cream cheese for breakfast on our way to church.
It was stake conference (for those of you who aren’t LDS that’s when multiple congregations, we call them wards, gather all together combined). We were really lucky to have Elder Richard G. Scott of the quorum of the 12 apostles speak to us.
He along with our stake presidency and the other speakers gave great messages on overcoming adversity, having faith, missionary work, and temple attendance. One of the speakers shared an incredible story of a girl in the early 1900’s who lived in a war torn country and encountered unimaginable hardships at a very young age. She watched her father and brother murdered in front of her. She was shipped off and became one of many wives to a wealthy man. She escaped her husband and had to walk through mountains and treacherous conditions. She was almost near death during the journey when a cousin offered her the horse he was riding on. She wasn’t strong enough to sit up so she had to be tied to the horse. The cousin later died falling through a ravine. When they made it to their destination she and a friend got connected with a mail order bride type thing in America. A man contacted her friend, but the friend was too frightened to go, so she took her place on the boat. When she got to America, the man was very upset to find her and not her friend. She pleaded with him to marry her otherwise she would have been immediately deported. It took some convincing, but eventually he agreed. And that was all in a time span of about 5 years. Can you imagine? Kind of puts your cares and worries into perspective.
Lunch was some homemade split pea and ham soup with a leftover roll.
Took a lovely nap after church and woke up in time for dinner. We had some friends over and mom cooked steak, twice baked potatoes, veggies, fruit, and bread.
I also took a 38 week pic and compared it with 32 and 36. It’s crazy how much I’ve popped out in the last TWO WEEKS!
32 weeks 36 weeks 38 weeks
I had a dr. appointment first thing in the morning so I just grabbed some toast w/pb and jam.
I somehow lost 2 pounds from last week, don’t ask me how, the nurse and I were both perplexed. Despite the continual contractions I’ve had for a week, my body hasn’t changed. She scheduled my induction for Wednesday the 28th, we were hoping for Monday, but apparently the doc has plans Monday and Tuesday.
Snack after the dr: half a bagel and a green greek smoothie
Keller surprised me with a little getaway for the night. He told me to go pack some things and then we were off. We drove literally about 60 seconds down the hill and around the corner to the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Even though it’s so close to my parents house, the minute you walk in the door you feel like you’re in a whole other world. This is a pic of the lobby to give you an idea.
After we checked in and got settled, we decided to take a drive up Empire Pass near Deer Valley to a new hotel called the Montage which is located right next to the lodge where we had our wedding reception 10 years ago in August. I actually interviewed to be a concierge at the Montage back in October, but turned down the job offer because their idea of “part-time” was 30 hours/week. We had lunch at The Apex, the Montage’s restaurant, I had a flat bread with proscuitto and arugula, and then just walked around and took pictures outside.
Lunch put us both in a comatose state, when we got back to the Waldorf we both crashed. When we woke up we decided to check out the pool. It’s usually heated, but today it didn’t feel like it, instead we went to the hot tub and I put my feet and legs in. On our way back to our room, we walked by a huge fire pit where the hotel had set-up all the ingredients to make smores and hot chocolate. So we made smores in the freezing cold in our hotel robes. So lovely!
Went back to the room and just veg’d out watching TV until we were hungry for dinner. We heard that the room service burger was amazing so we both ordered it. The first time it came both of our burgers were so rare that I’m pretty sure I heard them mooing…but the second ones were super delicious! We also ordered a butternut squash soup that was scrumptious and beignets for dessert. Talk about food heaven!
The Waldorf bed is amazing, we both were out and enjoyed sleeping in without a little man child waking us up at 7am. We started the day off at the hotel gym, Keller did weights, I got on a spin bike. By the time we got back, showered and ready to go we really didn’t have time to go get something to eat because I had a lunch to go to at 1pm in Salt Lake. So we just headed home. I grabbed a piece of toast w/pb and jam for a snack before lunch since I’d only had 1/2 a banana and a bite of a protein bar and it was now 11:30am!
Mom and I headed to lunch with some lady friends who weren’t able to make it to my shower. I know right, could I possibly eat out any more!!! We shared some flatbreads and I ordered a sandwich type thing which was really just chicken, mixed greens, roasted peppers, and onions in a bread almost as thin as a tortilla. It wasn’t my favorite, but the flatbreads were delicious!
Came home in time to turn around and head back down to Salt Lake for taekwondo. We went over to Heidi and Adam’s to hang out during class. Heidi’s boy Ezra was attached to Keller. Literally, it was hilarious. Dinner was a teriyaki chicken and veggie bowl.
I woke up at 4:30am and couldn’t go back to sleep until after 7 and even then barely for an hour… so I was starving!
Pre-spin: toast w/pb and jam
Another spin class down…2 more to go until I won’t be able to do it for a while.
Post-spin: the usual
Keller and I had a list of errands to do today. Just trying to get things done before the little one gets here. We grabbed my favorite veggie sandwich that I haven’t had in awhile for lunch from Great Harvest.
Today was my dad’s birthday, so of course we had to go out to dinner to celebrate! Cole’s favorite part of dinner was the gigantic chocolate milk he got with whip cream!
And he was so proud of the little angry bird he picked out to go on Papa’s golf bag. For dinner I had a green salad, mushroom chicken pasta, and a couple bites of red velvet cake that we all shared for dessert.