It’s been an eventful past few days in our household. Around the constant fatigue and other 3rd trimester perks, that is.
This week has run so smoothly thanks to my husband. He’s always been one to help with chores around the house, but he’s really stepped up when I can’t muster the energy to get off the couch. Overall this pregnancy has been easy for both of us (aside from the slight complications that have since cleared up) and we’ve been able to run the house like usual…for the most part. But now that it’s getting down to the wire and I’m getting bigger and more uncomfortable, he’s really taking charge to ensure I get my rest.
Marcus is a great cook. Arguably better than me- I’m the baker, he’s the chef. It typically works out for me to cook most our dinners since I’m home more hours during the day. But this week has been all him.
We slipped a little on meal prep this week and reverted back to salads and wraps for a few nights. But we still had some good meals in between.
He prepared a mix of steak and chicken fajitas with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, black beans, and wild rice. Super easy and delicious. Hit the spot.
Marcus had duty on Monday, so dinner was by myself. I cooked up some Trader Joe’s potstickers and texted Marcus that we should try to make our own later this week. Potstickers are one of his favorite ethnic foods, so naturally he was all for it.
We had to wait until Friday to make them since that’s the only night I’m home to help make dinner. It wasn’t hard work, just tedious. I didn’t want him to do it alone…plus it was fun to do together!
We followed this recipe for the filling. Super easy: dump everything in a bowl, mix, lay out the wrappers, place a dollop of meat filling in the center, and seal the wrappers.
My handsome chef putting in the work.
The recipe made about 50 potstickers all together. We didn’t know how to make the pretty pleats around the edges, so they look more like ravioli…but whatever.
Best of all, we have plenty leftover for whenever the craving hits. They’re easy to freeze and store for later.
Saturday was a busy day. It started with getting crap sleep the night before. I woke up, ate breakfast, and immediately took a nap while Marcus mopped the entire house. Husband for the win, again.
The nap helped and I was eventually able to get to the gym. Surprisingly able to get through leg day without needing an extra nap between sets.
This was the first time doing deadlifts in 8 months. I stuck with the trap bar for the sake of comfort. And no, that’s NOT a 45lb plate on the end. It’s a bumper plate, which are nice to use because they naturally bring the bar up to the correct height and they don’t make a ton of noise when tapping the ground between reps.
My friend and her husband came to visit us from Savannah that afternoon. We took them to TopGolf for a little fun in the sun shade.
The boys did really well. The girls, however, competed to see who could lose each game. We played for 2 hours but I tapped out after 1. Bending down to put the ball on the peg 500 times proved to be too much for me and my belly.
Afterward we went to Burrito Gallery for a quick and early dinner. None of us had ever been so we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but it was great! We have a lot of taco joints around and they had some of the best we’ve tried so far.
Carnitas taco in the back, shrimp taco up front. 5 stars for the shrimp taco.
It was back to the usual work today. I woke up to meet my first client by 6AM and trained until 10. I had a chiropractic appointment scheduled after my last client, then planned on working out after that.
However, my body had a different plan. I got sick three times during the adjustment. The first time was while I was on the massage table before the chiropractor even got to me. It passed and we started the adjustment…until a wave of nausea hit again. He sat me up, gave me trail mix, and put a fan on me to help. It wasn’t 5 minutes into trying again that it hit once more. He took my blood pressure and it read 160/99…sky high compared to usual! He took it 3 more times over the next few minutes until it lowered.
He explained the high blood pressure could be a result of the excess fluid in my body making it harder for blood to be pumped from the heart. And the blood sugar drop from not eating for a few hours prior to the visit.
I get low blood sugar a lot, so that didn’t surprise me. But high blood pressure is super unusual for me. I’m going to bring it up during my doctor’s appointment tomorrow.
The chiropractor sent me home with the instructions to rest…so, granted, no workout for the day. I go back Thursday to try again. Finger’s crossed I actually make it through an adjustment this time. I sure need it!