I was almost scared to entitle this blog post as such because everyone is going to freak out and think I went into labor. I did not. I’m holding steady here at 40 weeks and a few days, very very cranky, but feeling ok considering. What I am a little sick of? The insane comments I’ve been getting, mainly from men on how “huge” I am, and folks asking if I’m sure there aren’t two in there. I understand that people may not know what to say. So say nothing if you feel uncomfortable. Please don’t just say whatever pops into your head because I really can’t promise I won’t completely lose it on the next person who’s asked me how much weight I’ve gained, or points out my boobs. It’s not nice.
So for Labor Day, we had an absolutely uneventful day. I woke earlier than Austin, and headed out to Whole Foods just to get out of the house. Halfway through the short drive though, I sort of glanced in the rearview and realized I looked completely a mess. My hair needs a retwist, I wasn’t wearing any makeup, and I generally looked really…just not good. And I always run into people I know at Whole Foods, so I hanged (hung?) a right, and went to Tropical Smoothie, where I had a coupon for, and I ended up paying ten cents for my smoothie. Avocolada, no extra sweeteners. Light and delicious. When I do my smoothies at home, I’m so in love with avocado in my smoothies now for a little calorie/fat boost in the morning. Game changer. Except it turns your smoothies a repulsive color, but I can get past that.
By the time I got back, Austin was mowing the lawn, and I took a quick bath (I was feeling a little uncomfortable) before Austin, my brother, and I went to CrazyFire Mongolian Grill for lunch. I normally can’t even with that place – haven’t been there since I was severely hungover in Elon, but I figured I could throw some innumerable amount of pepper on the dish and walk around to get things moving. Food was good and spicy. Did not work. I will add spicy food to the list of things that don’t really get labor going. But it tasted bomb!
I napped while the boys did our grocery shopping – I got really lucky with that, and after I decided I was sick of having been in the house for a few hours, Austin and I went to Whole Foods and sat outside to eat a cookie and drink a kombucha (me, not him since he finds my “vinegar drank” repulsive).
No pools for us this year. No Fripp. No Ft. Lauderdale. But Labor Day, all and all was nice, and I wish I had an extra day with Austin to hang out and take laps around the neighborhood. He’s a good egg, that one is.
What did you to for Labor Day? Did you have the day off of work?