Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nap versus blogging

The beginning of the third trimester, so far, is very similar to the beginning of the first trimester.  There's no morning sickness (thank god) but I pretty much just want to sleep all the time.  Confession: sometimes if traffic is  light, I get to work super early after dropping James off at the train.  When that happens, I'll sometimes take the opportunity to grab a 30 minute morning nap before work starts.  Yep, that's how I roll - up at 5:30, napping at 7:30.

And then the weekend hits, and it's like a sleep free for all.  I opted to skip yoga this week so I could sleep in.  I've slept 9-10 hours a night this weekend, with a 2.5 hour nap on Saturday and a one hour nap today.  So, long story short, napping has won out over both exercise and blogging the last few days.  I'm hoping that my prodigious napping will be passed on to Lil W and she'll become a master sleeper very quickly.

I have the feeling already that next weekend will be even more sleep driven.  I'm so looking forward to the four day Thanksgiving weekend.  Initially, James and I had talked about going to visit his family for the holiday, but decided that the logistics of getting to Georgia with a dog and a 6.5 month pregnant Kathryn were too much.  Then we decided we'd just do something simple at home, maybe just make Indian food or something similar.  Somehow that evolved in to the following menu:

Roast duck with cherry-rosemary sauce
Fennel and cabbage slaw (we'll probably add some apple and jicama)
Garlic mashed potatoes
Roasted Brussels sprouts

So, that happened, and is going to be more complicated than we'd initially discussed.  But I also figure it might be one of the last really involved meals that I have the energy to make for a while, so I'm going to embrace it.  Now I'm toying with what to do for a dessert.  I make an apple green chili pie that tends to be my go-to holiday dessert, but am not sure how well it would go with the duck.  We'll have to see how I feel as Thursday gets closer.

Exercise has been lazy the past few days (see earlier paragraph about napping), but I'm hoping to get back in to it in the next few days.  I'm continuing to slow down and it can feel very exhausting to even get started, but I'm still getting out there more days than not.  This next Friday marks 30 weeks - I'm just happy to still be doing as good as I am.

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