Accu-body Forecast

September 5, 2012


^^ Afternoon PB sandwich snack ^^

This afternoon I went to see Dr. Tate + Erica for a final chiropractic + massage appointment (one I wasn’t planning to schedule but did at the last minute!) Tate did acupuncture on me! This was the second time I’ve had it (my first was with Kristien in Charlotte.) For someone who is terrified of needles, I’m surprised that I am even an open to it. But my problem with shots is the size and distance the needle goes in plus the pressure of the medicine – these little guys are just on a hair on the surface in comparison. They feel like magnets to me! I enjoyed it. You can really feel the energy floooow.

Upstairs, Erica (the most amazing massage therapist ever who is moving away Sad smile) then massaged all of my acupressure points (the same ones that Tate needled) in addition to an all-over amazing massage. I could have her squeeze the spot between my thumb and forefinger

No signs of labor yet, although I had a few crazy hard Braxton Hicks when I got up from the table : )

After my appointments, I went to visit Matt at the market. The sun was out after a terrible rain storm!


I’m usually at yoga on Tuesdays and Matt cooks, and he’s at the market late on Wednesdays so I was in charge of dinner.


I had planned on a baked dinner with baked beans on the side, but I got the idea to bring home some BBQ while I was at the market. All summer I’ve been saying we should walk down for BBQ sandwiches on Wednesday night, and I was excited to see that they had containers for sale that I could take home. [We have a verrrrry loose meal plan this week because I assume we might be eating hospital food for dinner every night!]


I put a bunch of sweet potato discs in the oven [3 small taters, coated in olive oil, salt, cinnamon and cayenne and roasted at 400* on a wire rack over a baking sheet for 40 minutes] Matt ended up eating about 1/3 of mine because I got pretty full.


And also made another batch of fried green tomatoes! [Coated in flour + cornmeal + egg + cajun seasoning and baked for about 30 minutes, flipped halfway through]


I combined the extra dipping cornmeal and the egg into a little hushpuppy ball that baked alongside the tomatoes!


Lastly, the BBQ was heated on the stovetop with lots of sauce



Karen thinks that sugar will put me into labor, so she brought over some chocolate cake from Hot Cakes. The three of us dove in with forks, but I couldn’t fit much because I was full of BBQ and tomatoes!


Maybe tonight will be the night!?

One thing is exciting for sure: So You Think You Can Dance is on!

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1 Ali @ Peaches and Football September 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I love Thursdays for some odd reason so I’ve been thinking all week that Thursday would be the day. I have high hopes for labor getting going tomorrow! Fingers and toes crossed. :)


2 Mom September 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Go Karen!


3 Marie September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Acupuncture has worked for everyone I know! I think you will be holding Baker by Friday!


4 Andrea September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

A all-over massage sounds sooo good! I have a possibly silly question.. when you are pregnant, how do you lay down on your stomach for a massage? Does it hurt? Or do you not lay on your stomach?

I hope you have a great night!


5 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I lie on my side :) It’s actually quite nice because your face isn’t smooshed – with lots of pillows.


6 Andrea September 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Lots of pillows + massage sounds fantastic!


7 Alicia September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Some therapists also have tables with belly cut outs. I loved that when I was pregnant, because I was always a stomach sleeper.


8 Brie @ Impatient Baker September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Crossing my fingers, as always! Such a good excuse for supplementary desserts 😉


9 kate September 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm
10 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Very interesting! I’ll be waiting to see what more comes out of this


11 Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl September 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

That cake looks delicious! I have never had acupuncture. Did you have this done for relaxation? I hear many good things about it.


12 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

It’s supposed to increase oxytocin levels and if you’re on the verge of labor, push you over. [So my basic research indicates…]


13 Jen September 6, 2012 at 7:01 am

Yeah, acupuncture is usually not recommended for pregnant women – a contraindication…but I guess in your case the reason why it shouldn’t be used is why you would want it…?!


14 KathEats September 6, 2012 at 7:40 am



15 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I love all of the “try this” for labor and “try that” for labor. How long ago did you have the lemon cupcakes? Does this mean they didn’t work for you?


16 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Yeah lemon cupcake was a dud! So was eggplant, spicy food, walking a lot, resting a lot, bouncing a lot, etc… I forget all the little things I’ve tried. I mostly just try them for fun and because they do no harm : ) I think they really only work if you are ON THE VERGE – like it’s going to happen tonight anyways they might push you over a little sooner. There’s probably more truth to the acupuncture than the wive’s tales though since they are contraindicated before full term pregnancy.


17 Jennifer September 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Yay! I was about to suggest acupuncture! Hope it does the trick!


18 The Healthy Apple September 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I am in love with your dinner; I wanna come over for a bite! Miss you and so excited for you.


19 Amelia September 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Me too…yummy!!!


20 polly September 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

kath, you are doing awesome! you are much more patient than me. 😉 I love when your mom comments. i think would love your mom. :)

and soon little BBQ eater will be out! XO


21 Cyndi September 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I think that baby is coming on tonite! Get ready there!


22 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I’ve never cut up my sweet potatoes into discs, I should try that next time! And I hope the sugar and the acupuncture helps!!! Waiting for an exciting post when I wake up!


23 Anna September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Hopefully accupuncture got the baby’s juices flowing and he’s feeling ready to get outta there!!

Also, I went to my first body pump class at my university and it was awesome! I never would have thought to try it if you hadn’t posted about it so much, so thanks : )


24 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Glad you liked it!


25 Sneakers2Sandals September 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

So you think you can dance dance dance!
Best show on tv for sure !!


26 Alison September 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I did both accupuncture and accupressure to kick start labor after 40 weeks, although I’m sad to report neither worked for me. Hopefully you have better luck!

Have you ever heard about eating fresh pineapple to naturally induce labor? Could be worth trying if you can find some! At the very least it’s yummy. Eggplant is another food that is rumored to work.

All three of my kids came after their “due date”, I think the worst part of going past 40 weeks is feeling like a watched pot. (So put some eggplant in that pot! 😉 )


27 OliePants September 5, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Right now – I could have three of those cakes. Your meal looks fantastic – especially the sweet potatoes.


28 Alicia September 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I agree that the acupuncture feels magnetic. I had it on our last cruise, and it helped me tremendously (I was having severe low back issues). Have you ever had a craniosacral session? I have been considering it, because my chiropractor suggested it.


29 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

the sweet potato rounds look perfect! I just made soup with sweet potato but it’s so hot here that I think your choc cake sounds better :)

here’s to hoping the acupuncture works its magic!


30 Leslie September 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

You should have kept the trampoline that came with your house. I think a little trampoline jumping would be all you need to get little “pecan” to hurry and get here. Chocolate cake is a good remedy for everything. It might not bring labor but will surely make the wait a little sweeter. (pun intended)


31 KathEats September 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Haha we should have!


32 Mom September 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

I was thinking of that too. Bounce that baby out!


33 Angel7 September 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I almost bought a sweet potato the other day, but decided not to. I wish I had bought one now after seeing your sweet potato discs.


34 Steve September 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Please please, leave someone in place to announce the birth on your KERF website. We all want to know!!


35 Kiran @ September 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I hope you have a great night after the acupuncture and massage. Need some myself soon :)

ps: Crossing our fingers and toes. All the best!!


36 [email protected] September 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Hi Kath! Long time reader, not a regular commenter, but wanted to wish you luck and send positive thoughts your way for your delivery :) And that cake looks…epic.


37 j3nn September 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I love when meals come together easily with the help of a little takeout. Even better when dessert is delivered. :)


38 Janet September 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Cod liver oil will put you into labor within 12 hours. 1-2 Tablespoons does the trick.


39 Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I can’t fathom what a fried tomato would taste or feel like! I’m so curious now though :) And the weather has been pretty crazy, huh? The climate all around the world. Hope you have a sweet night, and perhaps it will be THE night! 😉


40 Kelsey September 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm

those sweet potatoes are calling my name – even though it’s almost midnight! I might need a late night snacky-snack:)


41 KhushbOo September 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

I have a friend who swears by acupuncture…hope it works for you!


42 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles September 6, 2012 at 2:51 am

I really need to try baking sliced sweet potato rounds instead of the fries I usually make, they look so fun (plus, much more surface area for seasonings)!


43 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

Eating can’t can’t hurt – and it might just help :)


44 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 6, 2012 at 5:59 am

You dinner looks yummy! I love baking potatoes like that in the oven. They are so good and so much healthier because they are baked rather than fried. :) That cake sure looks tasty! I hope everything you are trying works soon!


45 Rachel September 6, 2012 at 6:28 am

I’m so impressed with how well you are handling being past your due date. I can only imagine how frustrating and anxious you must be feeling!


46 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count September 6, 2012 at 6:33 am

Great idea to create little hush puppies from the tomato dredge! Hope today is the day for you. Six is my lucky number!


47 Karen September 6, 2012 at 6:47 am

I’ve come to love that show! I’m holding steady to my picks from a few weeks ago. My gal pick: Eleana. My guy pick: Cheonan. Both have the whole package: all-around talent, technique, personality, character, grace, and special star quality. Plus, re. Cheonan I am sucker for a guy who breaks down into a full blown sob when he relays how much it means to him for his mom to be in the audience – his back story is incredibly intriguing and inspiring.

Re. Acupuncture – I’ve had only excellent outcomes from my few experiences. I’d do it again in a second if symptoms warranted.


48 KathEats September 6, 2012 at 7:40 am



49 Molly @ RDexposed September 6, 2012 at 7:43 am

I love splitting dessert! You’re all enjoying the same thing. :)


50 Jennifer September 6, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’m all for Cyrus! I think he is so cute in how hard he tries with the other styles. I like both of the girls so I’ll be happy if either of them wins.


51 Jenica September 6, 2012 at 8:07 am

Oh my gosh those sweet potatoes look fantastic. I wish I could take a bite of one through the computer screen.


52 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot September 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

If I was getting all that good food, I wouldn’t want to come out either! Haha


53 Meagan September 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

That meal looks absolutely fantastic!


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