8 Months Pregnant

Monday, October 08, 2007

As you can see, my belly has grown quite a lot over the past few weeks. Things are going great, and for the most part, I just feel very pregnant, but pretty good overall. The hardest part is at night, at which point many side-effects seem to hit me at once. I get RLS, reflux or heartburn, and quite a lot of hip and joint pain throughout the night. Just like when I was pregnant with Samuel, I've resorted to sleeping on our angled futon down in the living room. It helps so much in alleviating many discomforts.

On Saturday, Landon helped me out quite a bit, and I was able to get a lot of reading done. While doing so, I tried to visualize the baby moving into a head-down position, as she had been trying to change her position in-utero all morning. By the early afternoon, she had successfully moved into a head-down position, where she stayed until I woke up this morning and realized she had moved into a transverse position overnight. By this evening, though, she's moved head-down again, and this has changed the shape of my belly, which is why I'm suddenly showing so much more. It won't be long before she will no longer be able to move around like she does now, and I'm pretty certain that she'll end up head-down for good in another week or so.

Good news--I went to pick up our camera this afternoon after picking up my Honda Accord from the body shop, and Canon actually sent us a new camera instead of replacing the corrupt chip that had been recalled! What a huge blessing this is. Our camera was about 3 years old, the Canon S1, and we got last year's model, the Canon S3. It's a 6.0 megapixel camera, and is much better than the one we had. We got a great deal, and are so happy to have a new camera to get us through another few years. We had actually considered buying a new one instead of repairing our old one a few months ago, so this arrangement worked out perfectly for us!

I'm so glad to have my Honda back with a shiny new bumper. It really feels good to have the car and camera back. Life is starting to get back to normal. Oh, and I tried making quiche again tonight, and it turned out GREAT! Here is the recipe taken from my favorite cookbook, Joy of Cooking:

Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
6 Servings
Prepare and fit into a 9-inch quiche, tart, or pie pan:1/2 recipe Basic Pie or Pastry Dough, 665 or Pat-in-the-Pan Butter Dough, 666
(I did it the easy way and bought pie dough from the grocery store & fit it into a 9" pan)

Brush the dough with:
Beaten egg yolk

Refrigerate. Set a rack in the lowest position in the oven.Preheat the oven to 400F. Seed, core, and quarter:
1 pound tomatoes

Crumble and blend with the back of a wooden spoon until smooth in large bowl:
4 to 6 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
3/4 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
1/2 cup milk

Add and whisk until smooth:
3 eggs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme or 3 tablespoons chopped basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Black pepper to taste

Arrange most of the tomato quarters in the prepared pastry shell like the spokes of a wheel. Fill in the center with the remaining tomato quarters. Pour the cheese mixture over the tomatoes. Bake until the top is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

I served this with a green salad--it made a delicious dinner! The fresh thyme was the best ingredient!


Amy said...

You are looking great!! And that recipe sounds delicious! I am glad that the baby is deciding to move head down.

Anonymous said...

I saw the other 'dolly' in the background!! ( Samuel )

You bring back a lot of memories with the 8 month picture!!

I can't believe she will be here in another month or so!!!!

Can't wait for my first grandaughter!!

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