sometimes you need to treat yourself

I’m not going to lie… the past 2 days teaching have been pretty tough on my pregnant body.  The past few weeks, I have gotten more and more uncomfortable.  With the baby all up in my grill ribs, it physically hurts to sit up for long periods of time.  My ribs + obliques get really, really sore by the end of the day.  Standing feels so much better on my ribs, but it’s a different story for my feet + ankles.  My feet will be killing me by lunchtime, and by the end of the day, my ankles are twice the size as they should be.

I know, I know… I shouldn’t be complaining.  I know how absolutely blessed I am to be pregnant and |thisclose| to meeting my baby girl, but no one ever said pregnancy was easy, and believe me, the third trimester has definitely humbled me.  I’m realizing more + more that I’m not Superwoman, as much as I would like to be.

To help me get through a long day on my feet in the heat or sitting in meetings in a super uncomfortable chair, I have been treating myself to frozen custard every night.  Usually I keep frozen custard as a weekly treat out for Matt + myself, but that quart of vanilla in the freezer + dulce de leche calling my name, I have been indulging every night this past week.

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However, I finished off my quart of Fritz’s Wednesday night, and was craving frozen custard last night.  So, out we went for our weekly treat… to Deter’s Frozen Custard!

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We haven’t been here in over a year and I forgot how much I enjoyed it last time!  I decided to go for the Sinnabun (I think that was the name?) concrete – vanilla custard mixed with cinnamon roll pieces and cinnamon.

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Not too sweet or spicy with a good chew from the cinnamon roll pieces.  I think it could have used an icing swirl in it so it tasted more like a cinnamon roll, but it was pretty gosh darn good!

Matt went for the German chocolate sundae – vanilla custard topped with caramel, hot fudge, and toasted coconut, with whipped cream on top.

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OK, coconut should ALWAYS be toasted.  This was incredible!  I kind of wished I would’ve gotten Matt’s, even if I did turn down a second bit he offered me.  It was very, very yummy!

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And if that isn’t reward enough, being able relax on the couch with my feet elevated makes it the perfect ending to a long day.  I’ll be doing a lot of relaxing on the couch this weekend, and I hope you all have a chance to do the same!

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Do you give yourself rewards after a long, hard day?  I am seeing that this will become more + more of a daily thing as my due date approaches!     

  • Jen

    You definitely need a treat! Everyone keeps telling me to pamper myself now, before baby comes. I’m sorry work hasn’t been easy since you’ve been back. Hang in there. Only a few more weeks 🙂
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    • Kristen

      Yes, definitely pamper yourself now! Work is tough, but I know I shouldn’t complain. Take it easy and relax as much as you can!

  • Sarah

    Have you gotten a pregnancy massage? You should treat yourself to one! I highly recommend Ginger Bay in Kirkwood! I think they run about $75, but so worth it!!!!!

  • Mom

    Hang in there, take it easy — you’re doing great!!!

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