Sunday, May 23, 2010

New photos and a little more

A little while ago, I mentioned that I finally had a reason to make these. I did end up making them (vegetarian, of course) for one of our Bradley birth classes and they were pretty awesome. I was worried that there may be a lack of flavor, but the smokiness of the gruyere, peppery taste of the arugula and tang of the stone-ground dijon was perfect. I'll be making them again tonight because I've got so much stuff leftover AND they were so tasty. Definitely recommend them.

I also was pretty thrilled to make this. And then I was pretty thrilled to eat it. I made this caramel sauce to drizzle on top and served it up with some vanilla ice cream. Soooo good. Not too sweet or over-chocolatey. And bonus - the extra caramel sauce is delicious in place of sugar in your coffee. YUM. Do it. Do it now.

Aaaand here's the photos for this week. Baby news for this week includes me finally hearing Spork's heartbeat (!!!), I measured at 26 weeks this week, and the Braxton Hicks contractions are happening everyday now. They started at least a few weeks ago but I wasn't positive that's what they were until I talked to the midwife. Pretty much I just become aware that I actually have a uterus and it firms up to a tight ball in my belly. Kind of neat. The kid seems to think it's a game because the rolling somersaults and elbow jabs usually accompany them ;-)

I know what you're thinking. And yes, the belly is giant. I did give in this week and bought a couple maternity shirts. I just felt like I was punishing some of my tops for something they didn't do. I do have a gripe, however. Just because someone is pregnant does not mean that they are carrying the child in their ass. I tried on some shorts and pants - and holy crap. Though it's nice to fit in XS clothing, I'm having a bit of trouble with the sizing. It's just not right. Thankfully, I was able to find a pair of shorts that are only partially hideous and kind of fit/will fit in a couple weeks. My pants are all still fitting for the time being, so I'm pretty happy about that.

Keep your fingers crossed I don't start packing on the ass-fat too heavy now that I've put all this out there. I'm expecting some, just not Shamu-style.