I had a prenatal growth ultrasound the other day and my 30-week baby is measuring in at 35 weeks, and they estimate he is already five lbs. Good times, right? I know that ultrasounds can be fairly inaccurate but he feels huge already and with Ezra being over 11 lbs at birth, it would not surprise me in the least if this one is as large.
I had the glucose screening test that day, too, and figured all was well because they didn’t call me the next day to say I had gestational diabetes. Well, the clinic called yesterday to say my levels were a little high so they want me to come back in and do the three-hour test. Which I now get to do on Monday. That’s right, folks. I get to take the day off work to get blood drawn repeatedly. Sounds like a dream come true, right?! Fingers crossed I don’t actually have GD, because that would suck. Jesse has pointed out it wouldn’t be overly surprising since I haven’t been eating the best (Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream, anyone?) for the entirety of this pregnancy. I guess we’ll see.
The dogs have generally been driving us nuts, so that’s business as usual. Potty-training Ezra is going nowhere, also business as usual.
I’ve been having very good luck with the kombucha and water kefir. I finally turned on the seed starter mat which has really sped up the fermenting process. I’m not sure why I waited to long this year to turn on the mat. I’ve also started keeping the milk kefir in that cupboard on the heated mat as well, so we’ve been enjoying kefir smoothies on an almost daily basis. I opened a half-filled water kefir drink last night and it had so much carbonation that the liquid geysered up, all over me and onto the floor.
I guess half-filled bottles should be removed from the heated mat and placed in the fridge sooner rather than later.
Have you guys ever had Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Island Lime Shrimp frozen meal?
It is AWESOME and I haven’t had it in years, so I went online to find a recipe, and this one seems pretty close to what I imagine was in the original. I am lacking the liquor, but it might turn out just fine without it. Hopefully I’ll attempt it in a couple days and I’ll try to remember to take photos and let you know how it was.
We are still trying to figure out what to do with the garden this year. We kind of want to move the strawberry plants out of their current bed and move the chicken coop to that area of the yard and fence it off so the dogs cannot get to the chickens but the chickens will still have room to roam a bit. Then we’re thinking of sodding half the yard, and the other half will be gardening space. We’re getting a tax return back this year so we might be able to scrounge the money to do that, but on the other hand I only get paid for six weeks maternity which means we’ll need to save up for the remaining six weeks that aren’t paid…so who knows. We may just need to save our coins and put it all off for another year.
We made the first quiche of the year a couple nights ago, and it was DELICIOUS! We seriously have this quiche thing down. We make two of them when baking because then I have extra I can take to work. Reheated quiche isn’t *quite* as good as straight from the over, but it’s still darn tasty.
Here is to spring being just around the corner! Huzzah!