I had a dream last night about stretch marks. I think it’s because I hit 30 weeks pregnant yesterday, which is entering the stretch mark phase. So I’ve just made myself a lovely juice for the first time in ages. I feel like I’ve not got enough time to do ‘stuff’ at the moment and as a result my diet’s gone out the window a bit. So, working from home today, I rounded up what I had in the house and managed to make a pretty yummy juice that I’m calling the…
Sherbet Dib Dab (I’m sure no one else has come up with that name)
1/4 of a sorry looking pineapple
a small bunch of green grapes
1/2 lime (peeled)
1/4 lemon (waxfree skin on)
the middle section of a wilted bunch of celery (probably 2 medium sticks and then the little uns in the middle, leaves on but shitty bits removed)
Juice the lot and pore over ice. It tasted remarkably nice and sherbety thanks to the lemon probably. And, the good news is that it has:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
And for added Zinc and Omega-3s (for fighting the stretch mark), I then had Pecan Porridge (porridge which I added about 7 pecans, some flax seeds (of course) and some maple syrup).
Anyway so baby at 30 weeks pregnant is pretty bloody big now.
This image is from Baby Center
I also found this picture on a rather interesting site called Shitty Fabulous Lives of a baby that was born at 30 weeks…it makes my heart bleed a little bit but the wee thing is still pretty big (where on earth is my stomach if mini-Mike is that big?! I’m still managing to stuff entire meals in though, it normally takes an hour before I start regretting it).
At this stage I understand that the little bean is now spending its awake time with its eyes open pondering the dark existence. Junior’s brain development is on hyperdrive and shall I tell you one thing it’s not thinking about (MIKE)? Motor sport. I’m going to be playing it lots of soothing music and I think I’ll move onto pregnancy yoga and swimming to get myself and baby really relaxed. Well, I will do soon – I’m going to do some boxing today!
The other landmark (other than reaching the stretch mark phase, oh joy) is that I have now been writing my blog for 20 weeks – when I think of it like that, 10 more weeks feels like quite a long time until the little dude’s appearance. On the other hand, when I think about the house work we’re planning to do – all walls re-plastered and painted, new carpets throughout, varnished floors downstairs, new furniture, all the stuff the baby needs – I could happily have a panic attack! Onwards and upwards (or outwards is probably more apt), I’m at my best with a deadline.
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