Of a very pregnant (over 40 weeks and counting!) lady…on maternity leave…
Wake up 4+ times throughout the night. Finally get up for good some time between 6-8 am.
Drink weak tea with almond milk and maple syrup. Wonder how much longer til you can guzzle caffeine again.
Make breakfast #1. A bowl of oats with nut butter & bananas. I usually have half the banana at a time since it seems to give me reflux now (realistically everything does).
Play on the computer. Respond to emails and blog comments.
Make & prep food or meals for the day/week (but never too far ahead just in case it’s go time).
Make breakfast #2. A fried egg with toast and Earth Balance. I can’t go a single morning without an egg or something piled high in Earth Balance. They are the two things that have been consistent through all 10 months.
Digest on the couch while watching the morning shows on mute or reading (yes I really put on the news but keep it muted – this way I feel in the loop but don’t have to listen to 99% of the crap & I can simply turn on the volume in case anything I think I might care about comes on).
moderately mildly active, like walking or yoga. My walks are between 45 – 70 minutes.
Once I get home I bounce on the exercise ball, hoping gravity will do something in the way of bringing on labor.
Make lunch #1. Carrots & red potatoes roasted with coconut oil and dried thyme. [Note: I only had 1/3 of the above portion]
Do random errands. Browse the internet for restaurants I can’t afford. Do a crossword. Pass the time.
Make lunch #2. Quinoa with avocado and tempeh “bacon”. I added nooch after the photo, too.
Lounge on the couch. Blog. Respond to emails and comments.
Continue food prep and planning.
Make dinner. Quinoa and kale salad with candied nuts, dried cranberries, and a miso lemon dressing.
Veg out with Kyle. Watch TV. Chat.
Eat a small dessert. 50% of the time I’m in the mood for chocolate and 50% of the time I want another savory snack. I only had half of this Fabe’s vegan brownie (super soft and chewy) at once [chocolate doesn’t give me reflux but I can’t eat much before getting horizontal].
Which brings me to…bed time. Zzzzz.
*As you can see, the common denominator is small portions. I hate it. I’m used to getting heaping platefuls and going back for seconds. I’m soooo looking forward to chowing down once I have some space again.