Cantaloupe. One of the foods I craved when I was for real pregnant with Maya. Well, actually, it wasn’t just cantaloupe, it was all the fresh, summer melons, thanks to those third trimester summer pregnancies. And by that, I mean all summer, the whole hot summer. And once was so fun, I did it again. Finally got a little smarter and only had to spend half of the summer pregnant my third time. The final, third time is a charm, time. Boy, I’m sure glad our #fakebabies are due May 31 and we won’t be pregnant over the summer, for so many reasons! What a drag it’d be being pregnant on the Danube!😉
According to the Google, cantaloupes are the most popular melon in the US, originating from Cantalupo, Italy and first brought here by Christopher Columbus. Their vines can grow to be 5 feet long. That’s nearly as tall as us, says Captain Obvious. In Australia they’re referred to as rock melons. Which, now that I think about it, they do kinda look like rocks. Edible, nutrient-filled rocks.
24 week babies are 11.8 inches long and weigh about 1.3 pounds. This is also considered the point of viability, when they can survive (with a lot of help from the NICU) outside the womb.
By the way, I can’t believe this is #6 of packages, all just piling up waiting for a clear day for the mail plane to head your way! Ha, I think I just made a poem. Speaking of delayed #fakepregnancy food packages; from our phone chat, the last one(s) you received were the avocado/onion/sweet potato trifecta. Does that mean our #fakebabies are now different sizes? I hope you feel sorry for me at delivery when mine is similar to an uncontrolled diabetic mom and weighs 14 pounds, but yours on the other hand will be suffering from IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction) and you’ll have a petite little thang. Oh dear, do you think they will look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito from Twins? Do you remember this movie? Speaking of twins, will we be able to tell them apart?
Okay back to the cantaloupe. And feet. Wait, what do feet have to do with anything? Well, at 24 weeks moms-to-be may start to experience foot swelling. So this is the perfect time for the Cantaloupe Foot Soak. Thanks Camp 36 Soapery!
And if this isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is! Remember that day I ran home from the high school? On purpose, with no wild animals chasing me, in case anyone is wondering. February 1st to be exact, the same day I started writing this. Anyway, just as I was approaching the bridge, you’ll never believe what I spied laying in front of me… One lonely, cut up piece of cantaloupe, just lying there on the bridge sidewalk. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen cantaloupe chunk(s) on my running path, or for that matter, any other sort of path.
And now after all my running and your snowy adventures; which when you also sent me a message today, still February 1st, about needing an Epsom salt bath, I almost died. Okay, we’re listening universe!
Cucumber/Cantaloupe Milk Bath & Foot Soak
- 1 silver bag
- 1 bag Epsom salt and dead sea salt
- 1 bag of powder milk, baking soda and citric acid
- 1 bottle of oil and fragrance oil
- Body safe mica color
- Lavender buds
- Add one bag of mica color to the bag of salt. Close the bag and squish it around to mix the color in with the salts.
- Add fragrance and oil to the salt bag, make sure to close the top and do the mixing dance again. (I think this requires music..maybe ‘Push It’ by Salt-N-Pepa, okay that’s better, MUSIC!)
- Once mixed, add this salt mixture to the milk, baking soda and citric acid. And repeat.. Turn up the music, seal the baggie and mix!
Once all mixed, pour everything into the silver bag!
- Now it’s ready for your feet!
- Add 1 Tbsp for just a foot bath
- Add 1/4 cup to a whole warm bath
- Sprinkle with the lavender buds!