Seven Quick Takes

A Week in My Life

— 1 —

Friday I had to see the midwife for my routine pregnancy checkup. Pretty much everything was fine. She said I had gained weight a little fast. I’m not eating everything in sight, so I don’t think it’s a reason to make any changes. She also said that I should wear compression stockings and if my feet and ankles are still super swollen by 28 weeks, we might have to cut back my work hours. I hate compression stockings, but I don’t want to mess with my disability pay or family/medical leave, so I’m wearing the stockings. I scheduled my next appointment for 28 weeks. I get to take a 1-hour glucose tolerance test, have an ultrasound, and see my doctor… on my birthday. Waa.

— 2 —

Saturday was a super busy day because I felt called to substitute for someone in the perpetual Eucharistic adoration chapel. My hour-long shift was at ten, and there was a funeral, so I couldn’t get out of the parking lot until 11:35. I hadn’t even done my grocery shopping yet, I was hungry, and Brett had to be at church to help clean up from said funeral (meal) by 2:00. So I went home, had lunch, and took a nap. Then I drove Brett to church and went grocery shopping at the worst hour of the week possible. It took almost twice as long as usual. The highlight of the day was that after I picked Brett up and we put the groceries away, we went to visit my Mom and Dad. It was a lovely visit.

— 3 —

Sunday when I got home from Mass, I slept for two hours. I guess the shopping on Saturday wore me out. Then we drove all over town for a specific reason.

— 4 —

Monday, the reason for driving around on Sunday came into effect: BRETT GOT A JOB!!!! And I needed to know how to get from his school to my office and back, so I could drop him off, come to work, and pick him up at the end of the day.

— 5 —

Tuesday must have been a whirlwind. It’s only Thursday and I can’t remember what happened. I vaguely remember getting home pretty late, gulping down some hamburgers and baked potatoes, and saying goodbye to my husband so he could go to a Knights of Columbus meeting.

— 6 —

Wednesday I made a very yummy dinner without using a recipe: Chicken in salsa. Here’s what you do: Dice 4 chicken breasts, fry w/ a little olive oil, and taco seasoning (1/4 t onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano; 1/2 t paprika; 1/2 T cumin; 1 T chili powder; S&P if desired). When brown add 12-oz jar salsa. Simmer until rice is ready. During last 10 minutes, add 1/2 bag frozen corn. Serve over rice w/Mexican shredded cheese and hot sauce if desired. You can probably use a different veg if you like (or if you don’t think corn is a vegetable, which it isn’t, but I use it that way anyway).

— 7 —

Thursday, I forgot to take these pictures, so I took them this morning. With today’s blouse you can’t see my ridiculous belly button like you could yesterday. It’s not exactly turning into an outie, but right above it sticks out. LOL, the things pregnancy does.

What will today and the coming week hold? God only knows. I’ll leave it up to Him.

Have a good weekend!

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14 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes

  1. That shirt is so cute!
    So even though I knew about #4, reading it almost made me cry. So, so happy for answered prayers!
    Totally making that recipe. I think Steven would love it.

    • I get a little teary every time I think about your pregnancy, myself 🙂 I love the shirt too. I hope I get to borrow it again the next time I’m pregnant 😉

  2. Congrats on your husband’s job! My husband just got a job, too, after a miserable summer-long job search. It’s such a hard time, but so good when something comes of it!

    And congratulations on your pregnancy! I have to admit, I clicked on your blog via 7QT just so I could see your belly pictures (is that creepy?). I totally geek out on pregnancy and may or may not have baby fever…I’m trying to decide. 🙂 You probably already know this, but I found that keeping my salt intake low and water intake high helped with swelling…FYI, for what it’s worth, yada yada…you know.

    Anyway, found you via 7QT and would love for you to check out my blog (and there’s a giveaway today!) 🙂

    • The first thing that has seemed to help me is the super attractive stockings! I drink water like it’s going out of style and don’t really enjoy salt anyway, so those were easy, but didn’t do much.

      • I don’t know if you saw the reply on my blog (thanks for commenting, again!) 🙂 but if you’ll email me your snail mail address I’ll get your freebie in the mail early next week! 🙂

  3. Your chicken recipe sounds good!
    Hope the week went well for you and Brett.
    Glad to see new pictures. You look great!
    Take care of yourself (and babies)!!
    Hope to see you soon. Love you!!!

  4. Drink it super fast, like chug it! I’ve had to do the nasty drink 6 times now and I have to say, by Max, it wasn’t as awful, must be an acquired taste! 🙂 And if they have a choice like we do, go for the orange… the lemon lime is awful!

    • I don’t know if I will be able to (or want to) go through 4 pregnancies just to get Glucola to taste better! I had no choice, I had to take the orange, but I think it will be okay.

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