Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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29 Weeks

"Your baby now weighs about 3 pounds and is about 15 inches long from head to toe. The baby's head is getting bigger, and brain growth is very rapid at this time. Nearly all babies react to sound by 30 weeks.
Your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during the third trimester. You'll need plenty of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, and calcium (about 200 milligrams is deposited in your baby's skeleton every day). The skeleton hardens even more, and the brain, muscles, and lungs continue to mature."

Tom and I put the crib together on Sunday. Then he laughed at me as I put an imaginary baby in and out of the crib. I made him practice dropping the side rail. The nursery now looks like one even if I still have a bunch of things to do. All the big items are taken care of and that makes me feel less stressed.
I had my midwife appointment yesterday. After 28 weeks you start going in every two weeks and then at some point every week. I am starting to be able to nonchalantly carry my urine sample around. I have to do the diabetes test again because she wants to check it during the third trimester. The orange glucose drink is syrupy sweet but not too bad to get down. I will also have another blood draw to check my iron. Hopefully my 325mg twice daily is doing the trick. I weighed in and was disappointed. Not only did I not gain weight but I lost 1 1/2 pounds. This puts me at below my pre-pregnancy rate. We talked about what I am eating and she said it sounded great. Peanut measures out on track from the outside. We did go ahead and schedule another ultrasound to make sure he is growing okay. I am not really worried but it will be nice to get another look at him. It's so strange to complain about not gaining weight but my number one priority is having a healthy baby. I am currently eating three meals a day plus two snacks. Maybe I'll try to fit more snacks in. It would help if Peanut wasn't sitting right on my stomach.

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