Thanks for all of your well wishes yesterday on the ultrasound appointment!!! It went really well! The doctor said that the baby was looking really healthy, growing right on schedule. He also said that everything looked great! They check the brain, the spine, the heart, lungs, the blood flow, and all the extremities. All checked out good 🙂
It was crazy seeing it all! At first, it was REALLY hard to tell what we were looking at, then he gave us some shots where we could see that it was actually a baby, LOL.
In the past few months, I have had several people ask me about sharing my ultrasound pictures. I have to admit, at first I was unsure if I wanted to post them. I felt weird…not because I was uncomfortable with it necessarily, but not sure if it’s something everyone wants to see. I have heard many people say they thought it was “creepy” when people posted them on facebook. I really don’t care either way if people post them or not, but I wouldn’t (on there). However, my blog is not facebook. People read my blog that want to follow what’s happening in my life, and all the healthy tips and other Shenanigans that go on here. On facebook I have however many friends, and I am not keen on sharing every intimate detail with them. That is also why I have a separate page for my blog on facebook and rarely EVER post my blog posts on my main facebook page (only on The Fitness Dish’s FB page), so those “friends” that are interested in more can “like” my page, if they don’t they they don’t get the goods 😉 . With that being said, I decided that I WILL share a sneak peek at baby Raiken with my readers…just because He/She is so gorgeous so far and I am just so excited!!!
these 3D scans are UNREAL!!!
Tuesday nights are usually my night to cook solo, while Michael goes out to eat with his mom. However, I was really craving this AMAZING salad from the place they were going…and it was 19 degrees here yesterday (making me not motivated to do anything), I cooked on Monday night (gave in and made brown rice fajitas– I withheld them from M for 2 weeks, lol), so I decided to join them. It was also a kind of ‘celebrate seeing the baby’ kind of thing for M & I.
We went to The Chestnut Hill Grill
I got a “healthy baby”-oriented meal:
Fennel is a great source of folic acid, also provides calcium, iron, potassium and Vitamin C. The greens and walnuts are also loaded with health benefits 🙂
The salad is TO DIE FOR!!! Loving the roasted pears. This is something I plan on re-creating at home very soon!
Last time I got the entree portion of this, and a soup. They didn’t have any healthy soups I liked, so I went with this for the starter and had this for my entree:
Salmon is loaded with protein and baby brain food-Omega 3 Fatty Acids and DHA. Lentils are also a great source of protein (8 complete amino acids), loaded with other great nutrients (Vitamin C, and B Vitamins), and are loaded with anti-oxidants. Lentils are something I eat often since my diet is MOSTLY plant based (I ONLY do fish occasionally, and have goats cheese even less occasionally, because it’s so good and doesn’t effect me like dairy cheese does). Leeks are also a super food for pregnant women!
The other half of the salmon will be finished today for lunch 🙂
MOVE OF THE DAY
Hamstring Curl w/ Chest Press
Targets chest, core, glutes, and hamstrings
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and lie faceup on the floor with your calves on a stability ball. Straighten your arms and hold the dumbbells above your chest, palms facing your knees, and raise your hips to form a straight line from shoulders to feet. Bend your knees to roll the ball toward your butt, while lowering the dumbbells to your chest. Reverse the movement to return to start. That’s one rep. Do 15. (If you lose balance during part B, do the exercise as two movements: First pull the ball toward you, then do the press.)
How do you feel about people sharing their ultra sound pictures? Or if you have been pregnant, what are your thoughts?
If you blog, do you feel you share different things on your blog then you would your facebook page? -(may go along with my post the other day)
Are there any restaurants you feel you can get a “healthy meal”, that you love?
–I understand there are risks going out to eat, not being able to control all the ingredients–but sometimes, you can tell the good verse the bad depending on how “clean” the dish is….there are a lot of dishes that may seem healthy that are not, which can get us into trouble. –(People with food allergies have to deal with a whole different issue on this question).
Have a Happy Hump Day 🙂