I sincerely appreciate all of the support in the last week while Skye was Breech and Posterior. I spent most of the week stressing out, doing crazy inversions, going to the chiropractor and even doing a pretty out there Acupuncture technique called moxibustion. (It involved burning stinky stuff near my toes. You can officially call me crazy.)
Most of the time, despite all I was doing, I felt pretty helpless. Apparently all of my efforts were not in vain! She is back head down and we are all systems go to get prepared for my first natural birth.
I’ll be 35 weeks on Saturday and given that both of the boys were born at 38 weeks it may not be long now. (Of course, I could still be pregnant at 42 weeks…kids are never predictable are they? )
Like most moms who have been there, done that I’m less wishing it to be over and more trying to enjoy my last nights sleep, quiet times with the boys and just generally being able to hear myself think. (As much as my pregnancy brain allows.)
Although I know I should be preparing for labor, I am really focused on after she is born right now. (Maybe its my way of not focusing on the whole natural labor thing. :))
One thing that is new to me this time is my Midwife’s directive to do nothing for 2 weeks after she is born.
Doing nothing just isn’t my style. The thought stresses me out.
I hosted Christmas just seven days after Alex was born. I moved from Georgia to Florida when Christian was just four days old. (With a 14 month old no less!) So, um, yeah.
Do nothing for 2 weeks after baby?
I know, I know, its supposed to help with recovery in the long run but I’m kind of afraid that I’ll go nuts. (Not to mention starve. Guess I better get my freezer cooking in gear.)
The whole nap when the baby naps thing? Um, yeah. I can’t nap. Never have been able to. I consider myself lucky if I ever go back to sleep after a midnight feeding.
I’m not a big TV girl, with the exception of Downton Abbey and a few shows I watch with the boys, so clearing the DVR isn’t an option.
I do like to read though.
Any suggestions on how to keep myself still for 2 weeks? (In between taking care of Skye, of course.) Any books I should get for my iPad or must see Movies or TV series???
Today I’ve got a yummy and easy breakfast recipe for you that I’ve been enjoying a couple times a week lately. It’s also really good with a spoon full of peanut butter on top.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ½ banana, sliced
- 1 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
- ½ tablespoon maple syrup
- Heat a small saucepan to medium low and add quinoa, milk, cinnamon and salt. Cook for 5 or 6 minutes. Add blueberries and banana and cook for 1 more minute or until heated through. Top with walnuts and maple syrup and serve.
Servings 1, Calories 363, Fat 9.8g, Carbohydrates 61.6g, Protein 10.8g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 245mg, Fiber 7.3g, Sugars 16.9g, WW Pts 10