Here we are, again, the two of us, in the third trimester.
We know this road: the return of heartburn, reflux and nausea. The beginnings of bloating and swelling. The excitement of nesting and preparing. And finally, the start of true cravings.
We're lucky that Hubby knows exactly what to expect, and on a quick family trip to Fredericksburg knew just how to at least satiate those hunger pangs that have taken over like a wild beast.
There was that Lemon Meringue from Blue Bonnet Cafe, with that perfect blend of smooth and citrus. Do you remember that, Belly? Everyone was all done and ready to go, but you had to have that last bite.
Then there was that Reuben Sandwich on rye from Wheeler's, with red cabbage and German hot potato salad. Oh, with spicy mustard. How we had missed German food! It was a perfect lunch to counter the previous perfect dinner at Auslander Restaurant the night before.
My cankles are still recovering from the weinershnitzel.
And finally, from the Fredericksburg Pie Company ..
Cherry and Pecan Pies that we had a hard time sharing with my whole family. It was quite the perfect way to end our adventure, with enough sugar to propel our conversation in the van for the 2 1/2 hours it took for us to get home.
It was quite a great trip indeed. And we have still our journey together - 12 more weeks to house and grow our little blessing.
We are lucky to go down this road again, so here's to enjoying every bit of it.