Watermelon and Goatcheese Salad & 20 Weeks

So even though I crave things like chicken wings (see last post), I also consistently crave fruit. Lots and lots of fruit.

First it started out with canned peaches and then mandarin oranges. Now we are on to apples, pineapples and watermelons. And this salad …

It’s it pretty? Watermelon and goat-cheese with some mixed greens. I’ve been told conflicting things about pregnant ladies and goat-cheese. Some say to avoid it but then others say as long as it’s pasteurized it’s fine. Since I love it so much, I think those who say it’s fine are totally right.

The combination of the salty cheese with the sweet and juicy watermelon and tangy lime is amazing. I’ve also been topping it with this pear vinaigrette from Trader Joes. Soooo good.

I think it might be the water content with the watermelon. I am just so thirsty all the time. I’m forever drinking water and then getting up to pee, drinking more water and then getting up to pee again.

This melon shot is really pointless but when I was cutting it up for my salad it was just too pretty not to snap a pic. Tell me this photo doesn’t make you want watermelon? Or Summertime… Or think of boobs. Either way it’s a good shot.

I don’t think I need to post the recipe — right? Chop up some watermelon, crumble up some goat-cheese, throw it on some greens and squeeze a lime over it. Look for that pear vinaigrette too.

Happy Friday everyone. We are going to see a house tonight. It’s a little bit further out of the city (my commute will be over an hour each way) but it’s pretty and it’s in our price range.

There is just no way — in this area — to buy a home close to the city unless you have half a million dollars. Which we don’t. So it looks like mama is going to have a bit of a commute for the first five years or so. It’s a trade off but Austin will have a back yard and a nice house.

Total weight gain: 16 lbs. I’m actually okay with that, I thought it might be a lot worse. I am hoping to keep the total weight gain at 30 lbs. or so.

How I’m feeling: Okay so I skipped a week or so on my updates so I am going to back track a little. Last week was terrible. Just terrible. I was tired and cranky and sore all the time. I had this pain in my ribs that wouldn’t quit and I was having a hard time getting comfortable at bed time and not sleeping well. This week has been way better though.

Nick bought me a Boppy body pillow and sleep is better (all preggo ladies should have one) and the rib pain isn’t as constant.

Exercise: No exercise dvd yet. I suck. But I walk a lot during the day so it’s not like I am totally lazy. I miss dieting. Is that weird? A friend of mine is doing this trendy cleanse and I really want to do it. But obviously I can’t. Maybe I am just craving those fruit and veggie juices she is drinking because Austin wants the nutrients. Either way I miss challenging myself in those ways.

Best moment this week: Those big kicks! I now have definitely felt baby Austin kicking. It feels like someone is flicking your belly with there fingers but from the inside out. Nick can feel them sometimes too if we get our timing right. 

Miss Anything? Breaking a good sweat. Breathing normally. A nice buzz with a glass of wine while out to dinner.

Food cravings: Lot’s of fruit. Salads and french bread.

8 Responses to “Watermelon and Goatcheese Salad & 20 Weeks”

  1. Dott posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm (#)

    Love the name, Austin! You look adorable! Hope you keep getting good sleep. 🙂

  2. Liz posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm (#)

    Awe! Michelle, you look soooo cute!! I am totally craving this salad with chicken wings now! 🙂

  3. Anita at Hungry Couple posted on January 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm (#)

    Love the salad and you look great. I can’t say I’ve ever missed dieting in my life. 🙂

  4. Ammie posted on January 12, 2013 at 3:57 pm (#)

    The BluePrint juices are yummy! I haven’t done one of their cleanses (hello, expensive!!) but I’ve picked up a few of their juices at WF. I actually crave the green one. I’m jealous of your cute bump. We have 4 kids (all teens now) and I was never cute, just huge. 🙂 Enjoy your cuteness!

  5. Sean Marie posted on January 14, 2013 at 3:28 am (#)

    Nice melons! 😉

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