Spicy Banana Love

I have been waking up in the middle of the night to go pee.  Not every night, but every now and then.  It’s annoying since I have to get out of my warm bed to pee and hope that I’ll be able to go back to sleep.  The trick is not to turn on the light in the bathroom, otherwise that usually wakes me up more than I already am.

I went to Lab Express to do my lab work.  It looked like somebody peed on the chair that I had to sit on to give my blood.  But, then I thought it probably wasn’t pee since it was a round yellow stain.. which could mean.. not sure, but I didn’t really want to dwell on it.  I gave a bunch of blood and then I had to pee in a cup.  I’m becoming a professional at peeing in cups.  The lady said to fill the cup half way or as much as you can.  I almost filled it all up. 

I can taste spicy food more now.  I think I have super tastebuds now.  Ivan and I ate at La Comida recently and I could taste even the smallest spiciness in the food.  I try to stay away from spice.. but a little is okay.

Ivan and I have been walking more.  The books recommend 30 minutes of exercise a day.  We’ve been walking for 30 minutes along the wash near our house. 

Runkeeper tracks your walk or run

I like the free app Runkeeper which tracks how long I walked, where I walked and how many calories I’m burning.

On January 31, 2014, Ivan and I went to Target.  We bought some pregnancy clothes for me.  I couldn’t find any good jeans, but I got a pair of sweatpants and lots of shirts.  Ivan thought it was a good idea to buy shirts that are big for me, but I’ll be able to fit into later on since my belly will be so big.

I went to the bathroom at Target and I dry heaved since it smelled like the sewer in there.  I almost puked.  Certain smells can get to you when you’re pregnant.  We have a new all purpose cleaner for our countertops in the kitchen.  I hate the smell!  My sense of smell seems to be more magnified now.

On February 1, 2014, I took Prenatal Yoga at Belly Bliss.  It was different this time where the teacher taught us yoga on chairs.  This type of Yoga is especially good for women in their third trimester of their pregnancy.

She showed us a move that will help prevent us from getting varicose veins and is good for stretching..  It’s good to do for 10 minutes a day for varicose vein prevention.  You have a chair facing you while you’re laying on your right side with your legs under the chair.  You place your left leg on the chair – I put the leg up to my knee, but whatever’s most comfortable for you.  Repeat on the other side.

One girl was 37 weeks and about to give birth in 20 days or so.  I don’t think I will be doing Prenatal Yoga at 37 weeks.  I probably won’t want to do much exercise then.

Thank goodness Ivan eats healthy which makes me eat healthy.  Today, he made a cauliflower Indian dahl for lunch.

Cauliflower Indian Dahl

I started doing the Post-its Project (It’s free to spread love!) which I saw on the Las Vegas Bucket List meetup group.  It’s for the month of February.  Put positive messages or quotes on a post-it note and place it somewhere for somebody to find like the gym scale, magazines, bathroom stalls, books, etc. 

Ivan and I went to the mall today.  I decided to promote this blog on the Post-its.  Here’s one of the notes I left on this Super DOMO at IT’SUGAR Candy Store at Town Square mall.

Post-its Project note on a DOMO doll

Hope somebody comes to the blog and says hi after seeing the note.  I’m hoping this makes people smile.  It’s good to spread love and happiness.

The house is filling up with flowers again.  We got Italian flowers with a funny note. Davide had to put down his banana pizza when he heard the good news!  I guess there are still lots of Dave the monkeys are there that I didn’t know about.

More flowers and congratulations from Hungary and from a drunken monkey named Daibhead from Ireland.  One of the cutest flowers came today from Dawid from Poland. 

Smiley congratulations from Poland

He told me to remember the Polish tradition: The more Bananas you eat, the healthier the baby will be!!  I better start eating more bananas!