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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Fill Her Up

We went back to the hospital for a check on my amniotic fluid this afternoon. It had doubled in quantity since Wed.! My midwives were very proud. I sat on the monitor for 40 minutes and Peanut looked good. The bedrest and all that water I have been consuming are doing the trick. I am on modified bedrest now which means I can do one activity a day as long as I rest the other times. Activities would include going out to dinner or a movie. The most adventurous I can be is going grocery shopping and only if I bring someone with me. I can live with that. They will check my amniotic fluid again next week.
Unfortunately more ultrasound gel today means my new stronger rash is really irritated. I don't think I am likely to get sleep tonight. I had an oatmeal bath earlier and took a 45 min nap. I have also been having contractions and more frequent pelvic pains. I usually get them standing up but these went on for 15 mins. while I was sitting. Just a preview of what is to come I'm sure. : )

PS I had my suitcase in the car when I went to my appointment. I think that helped bring us good luck.

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