I was feeling very melancholy and exhausted yesterday. Ellen and I had made plans for her to come over and make a “Groaning Cake“, which is a traditional cake for labor and birth. Since the hospital won’t let us bake a cake while we are there, we decided to do it earlier and hope maybe it helped send me into labor, instead of easing my labor.However, I was feeling very tired so I called to reschedule our date.
I am so glad Ellen talked me out of rescheduling!
She arrived with the kids a little after four and had a surprise foot bath and pedicure planned in addition to the cake making. The kids played and I got pampered to the delicious smell of the cake in the oven. (I am eating a slice now, it is very good.) I even have pretty gold toenails, all shiny and sparkly!! Lee brought home chicken and we all ate dinner together. It was a really nice time.
Thank you Ellen!! There is something so meaningful about being unexpectedly pampered when you are pregnant. I feel so much better about the remaining weeks than I did before.