Sunday, August 19, 2007

baby is LATE!! boohoo...(UPDATED)

UPDATE (8/21): no new news. nothing has changed from the week before at the dr's visit. if the baby doesn't come by friday i have to go get a non stress test and a ultrasound test at the hospital. if those come out well they send me home. if they don't i guess i stay and have a baby induced out of me or cut out of me. i blame the cold rainy weather. she just wants to stay where it's nice and warm.

Saturday was my due date...Baby Unknown decided not to show up. So I decided to make Potato-Carrot Pancakes. Served with some store bought applesauce. These made me so happy except for the fact that my apartment stunk like fried onions all day today (sunday). Open windows and a candle fixed that problem.

I heard a myth that basil helps bring on labor. I don't believe in labor myths but I used this as an excuse to eat lots of basil. So I thawed some VwaV seitan and my basil-miso pesto for dinner tonight. It's simply angel hair pasta with pesto topped with seitan chunks dredged in the chickpea flour breading that I created in the post below. It was so carb-y and heavy but delicious. I watch Top Chef all the time and on one episode this one team made pasta with pesto and meatballs with other stuff so that was the inspiration for this dish. Peter said the seitan reminded him of some sorta meatballs that one of his Italian Aunts use to make so I was pleased.

As per a Pesto recipe that alot of people request whenever I make it..I'm sorry to say that I don't have one. I'll tell you what I do though:

Throw in a Quisenart:

1. A huge handful of Basil
2. A bunch of raw pinenuts (you could toast them if you like)
3. 2 large cloves of garlic
3. 2 fork/spoonfuls of mellow miso

Blend until chopped up...add some salt then run the blender while slowly pouring in some extra virgin olive oil.
Taste and add more pinenuts, salt or miso as needed.

That's basically what I do. The times I've tried to measure everything out it just doesn't come out as good as when I just blindly dump everything in the blender.

Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment so hopefully she will have some goods news about being somewhat dilated. I also hope that her tinkering around and checking things out will help move the process along.


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

oh no! I hope the baby will come soon - still wishing you a speedy, healthy delivery!!

haha, I like how you incorporated lots of basil into that pasta dish, because of the labor myth :0)

Neva said...

Funny, my friend is also waiting patiently for her baby to arrive, I'll have to tell her about the basil. I've heard due dates are always just an estimate anyway, so people are often left waiting.

The little carrot potato pancakes look very good though.

Anonymous said...

i have heard that pineapple also brings on labor ;)

i'm sure there are many myths out there.. .good luck!

VeganLinda said...

Babies definitely have their own timeframe. I'm sure you are sooo ready though. Sex is supposed to be great for bringing on labor. Walking might help too. Good luck and I'm sure you will be holding your baby in no time!

bazu said...

You must be so excited- down to the wire! I'd never heard the basil myth before, but hey, you can never get enough basil anyway. Adding miso to pesto is a really interesting idea, I'll try that. Oh, and I know what you mean- there's a not so great smell in the upstairs of our house whenever we fry anything. The food is worth it, though.

aTxVegn said...

I don't like "fried" smell either, and I've never heard of basil getting a baby out any faster. But when I was past due, I tried anything and everything. I know you're tired and hope that baby comes real soon!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Well it's Tuesday and no follow-up post, so hopefully the Dr. had good news and there's a baby on the way soon?

They DO have their own sense of timing and it certainly feels like every day "over" is an eternity...

You'll be fine. :)

Anonymous said...

Ha sex, I totally cannot picture anyone 9+ months pregant making love for the sake of bringing on labor. (Plus I don't think the "position" would be terribly romantic) I mean aren't pregnant women just really really uncomfortable at that point?

Stephen Mejias said...

I can't believe I have to read about you and Pete having sex. I was really hungry after reading your post, and now, after reading the comments, I am totally grossed out.

I heard that empanadas help, though.

By the way, I love the new green.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

I just love the brownie crusts, too! I love any baked crust really, pizza crust, cookie crusts...mmmm... I also liked your idea from a previous post to bread seitan with chickpea flour. Will have to try that very soon!