Morning!! I put up an Instagram Story saying there was no news, but I’m sure some of you thought my post delay meant news 🙂 I personally love it when bloggers go into baby watch (I’m stalking Ashley, Jenna, Jasmine, and Kelli who are all due this week or next! Plus a handful of real-life and DM friends 🙂 ) On Monday I had an aching low back and some really strong and unusual (but sporadic) contractions. On Tuesday I felt totally fine. Yesterday, Wednesday, the back ache (similar to my old period cramps) picked up again with 8-10 super strong BH that caught my attention and were a little uncomfortable. But, no pain, no pattern. I used a little contraction counter app to track them just because, and the app flashed a little pop-up on the screen that said “You are not in labor.” Ugh, thanks for the reminder!!!
Today is my sister and Thomas’s brother’s joint birthday, so I’m hoping Baby B was waiting to join his aunt and uncle in the 10.18 club! I really hope he’s not waiting until 10.26 to share my birthday, but if he did that would honestly be really cute. It’s also a high possibility because I’d be 40+4.
Since I’m writing this in the morning, here’s what I ate yesterday!
Oatmeal for breakfast with granola and peanut butter. A total KERF classic!
Remember when my morning post was 5 pictures of the same meal? Here’s another view of the oatmeal *laughing crying face* (WordPress, you need to get emoji-compatible ASAP – we can’t communicate without emojis!)
I went for a ~3 mile hike with my friend Emily late morning. It was so lovely to be out walking in crisp fall temps wearing a jacket. Also can I say how excited I am to walk with a stroller again? It’s one of the top things I miss about having a little one!
During our hike we talked about baguette sandwiches, and I had.to.have. one afterwards, so we went by Feast and I picked up a really good goat cheese and fresh bread. I turned that into a sandwich with sliced pear and spinach with just a little raspberry jam. SO good! Plus leftover Lampo olives. The day before I had this grilled cheese with apples and the new Applegate Naturals cheese that uses pasture-raised cow’s milk. It was epic. Guess I’m totally on a cheese + fruit sandwich kick!
Gus followed me around a lot yesterday. I’m looking for signs wherever I can spot them!
Mazen loves playing in Thomas’s truck. Really glad there is still a decade till that boy can drive! He built a fort in the truck bed that provided a solid few hours of entertainment after school.
Last night’s dinner was Cookie + Kate’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup plus baguette with goat cheese and avocado that we smashed into the bread with each bite! I picked this recipe because it called for the squash to be roasted whole in advance (so I didn’t have to chop it up) and the blended in the Vitamix when cool. It was good and easy!
Survivor was a good one. I do love a good blindside! Anyone else watching this season?
Hope you guys have a great day!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
You’re a tease, Kath! I thought the delayed post meant a baby for sure! I was so excited, haha! 😀
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Me too Charmaine!
Yes! I thought there might be some baby news when there wasn’t a post this morning at 7am. I immediately checked on Instagram. It’ll happen soon!!
Loving this Survivor season so far! I’m really excited Christian and John are on the same tribe right now. Too fun!
Laurie Gannon says
Last night’s episode was the first one of the Survivor season that got me really excited! I thoroughly enjoy Christian’s energy and empathy for others. He’s quirky and relatable. I think the “nullifier” could be a game changer (can’t wait to see if it gets played!). And a good blindside is always, always entertaining. 🙂
Yes, excited for the nullifier!! And Christian is hilarious!
My birthday is Saturday so maybe you’ll have a fabulous Oct. 20th baby 😉
I miss Survivor! I haven’t watched regularly since college. I’d watch in my dorm and then call my dad and we’d recap together – because my college days were before texting was really a thing. Wow, yikes.
I know – I didn’t text until like 2008?! Tune in! It’s just as good now!
I think all the twinges and aches you’re feeling are your body getting ready! Looking forward to hearing your big news, which I bet will be soon!!
My oldest was born on my husband’s birthday. It’s a lot of fun!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
the stalking is mutual! ha ha I’m so glad the timer I’m using doesn’t say you are not in labor I’d probably chuck my phone lmao
My daughter was born on my birthday! It really is fun. Her due date was 11-11-11. She was born 11-7-11. Our anniversary is 7-11. There is definitely something about the numbers. I hope he is born on your birthday!
I love it!