Nov 23 2010
Category: Day-to-day. Food
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I’ve been trying and trying to write up this recipe… but my mind is blank. So sorry, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see how I made this: Also? It was goooood. While my mind is (mostly) blank, I’m totally completely stuck on the fact that November is almost over. 2010 is almost over.


My Craft Mojo is Back

When I was pregnant, I felt like poo and didn’t want to do much of anything. Cooking, cleaning, crafting, anything. Now that this baby is OUT (and awesome by the way) I have renewed energy and motivation. And an excuse to craft. An excuse to craft a lot of things. You’ve seen some of the


One Month: The Good Stuff and The Hard Stuff

Today, my sweet baby is one month old. She’s gone from a squishy-faced newborn to a real baby, but I know she’s still in the “fourth trimester” and very new to the world. On one hand, it feels like she was born just yesterday, but on the other, it feels like she’s been here forever.


Anneliese’s Birth Story

I just have to start writing… but there is something so intimidating about a blank white fresh text field when I have such an Important Subject to record. Especially when I don’t really consider myself to be much of a writer. I don’t even like writing that much! Who knows why I love to blog?


Welcome, Anneliese Claire!

After 42 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy, and a lot of patience, Anneliese Claire was born! And let me tell you… if you’re pregnant and want to go into labor, I figured it out. It’s not walking, sex, castor oil, or spicy food. It isn’t eggplant, acupressure, a special pizza, pineapples, or bouncing on


42 Weeks – Continued Prodromal Labor & Induction Questions

Last week I wrote about having been in Prodromal Labor for basically the entire week. It hasn’t stopped. Each day and night, I have many, many contractions. The weird thing is I don’t know if they’ve gotten less intense or if my uterus is just stronger now, so I notice them less. I suspect the


41 Weeks – Welcome to Prodromal Labor

This week’s letter to baby will have to be edited into a nice image later on. If you read on you’ll find out why, relatively quickly. Oh, and it’s not because the baby was born yet… Dear Baby, I only half-expected you to be born by this point, since the average pregnancy lasts closer to


40 Weeks – Post due date and Wives Tales

Don’t get me wrong – I’m still being patient, and I’m not about to ask to be induced or have my membranes stripped or anything like that. But I know our little girl is “fully cooked” in there, and now that our midwife is back in town it’s hard to not want her to come


Baby Room Tour – Hanford, CA Home

The baby room is finished enough to share with you now, I think. It’s not perfect or what I intend her “real” room to be like, but it’s a “for now” sort of situation since we will be moving soon (this fall). Don’t ask me where we’re moving. We don’t know; it’s up to the


Delicious repeats – Paprikash and Cookies

I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been freezing meals for post-baby… so last night I wanted to poach some chicken breasts and freeze some for easy meals (throwing into veggies/sauce, making into chicken taco salads, etc). So I poached 6 breasts, and cut up 2 to use in dinner, which was sort of a repeat


39 weeks – We’re ready for her!

This is the week my midwife is on vacation, so as ready as we are to meet our little girl, I’m okay with her taking her time for now. Just hanging in there… enjoying my time with my husband, cooking good food (but being lazy about posting recipes – sorry! I have been taking notes


38 Weeks, and Staying Patient (Pregnancy Iced Tea)

Pregnancy iced tea: Heat 4 cups of water. Throw in 3 bags of Red Raspberry Leaf tea. Throw in 1 bag of other tea (I did peppermint, then green chai, and tonight’s is green tea + some lemon slices) for variety Dump in 3 packets of Truvia Let steep several minutes. Remove tea bags, and



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