A Labor and Delivery Story (#3)

My third child was born just over a month ago, on August 3rd, 2017. I had joked that the labor would only take three hours because my first had taken around nine and second only six hours. I was off by an hour – the whole thing, labor and delivery from start to finish, took…

Kale Chips Recipe

Until a few weeks ago, I NEVER wanted to make kale chips. They were always gross. We eat kale in several dishes we make regularly, and I really like rosemary truffle store-bought kale chips. But other than that, I’m not THAT into kale. Sorry, kale salad, I find you absolutely repulsive. Okay, okay, so I’ve…

Being Pregnant is Awesome

I love being pregnant. Here’s a list of what’s awesome about it: You get to have a baby to cuddle with and love at the end! Feeling kicks, jabs, and somersaults Giving your belly high-fives Seeing someone else freak out about feeling or seeing baby move Going grocery shopping alone while you’re moderately hungry and…

Kicks and Punches

Last Friday, just over a week ago, I felt baby Lantern move for the first time! Over the next few days I felt a LOT of movement and realized I had been feeling it for a while, I just hadn’t recognized it for what it was. A few nights ago I SAW the movement. Being…

Baby’s Gender

We had an ultrasound this week. Got to see baby Lantern (fetus name) for the first time! Everything looked good. Before I talk about Lantern’s gender let me give you some back story. My husband and I didn’t want to know the gender of our first child before delivery. I wanted to be surprised. We…

Not Complaining about being Pregnant

I thought having this blog would be easy because I seemed to have endless things to say about Morning Sickness. Now that my morning sickness is gone however, I haven’t been so sure about what to say here. Today, I realized why: I don’t like to complain about being pregnant. In general, I don’t feel like complaining…

A Labor and Delivery Story (#2)

My second child was born two weeks and two days late. Since my first was 2 1/2 weeks late, I wasn’t worried when we got to two weeks after my due date. I was positive baby two would be born earlier than baby one, and she was. Labor, delivery, and post L&D was a completely different experience…

Wanting ALL the Food

You know you are getting over the “morning sickness” phase of your pregnancy when you spend all day thinking about food and being vaguely hungry. Thanks to this blog, I’ve started finding other vegan bloggers. One that I now follow mentioned being on www.findingvegan.com which I of course had to check out. Oh man! the pictures…

A Labor and Delivery Story (#1)

My first child was born two and a half weeks late. That’s right, two and a half weeks. My due date was June 5th, and on June 21st we went to the hospital to induce. Baby boy ended up being born on the June 22nd. I had wanted a completely natural birth (in a birthing center)…

11 weeks, a few notes

Throwing up apples is the worst. Throwing up peanut butter and syrup (waffles) isn’t so bad. This week I officially found out my due date! It is July 17. It is my best friend’s birthday, which is AWESOME. My first child was due on my birthday but was born two and half weeks later. Child two…

Throw up and Nosebleeds

Throwing up is not fun. I try to avoid it by lying down, snacking on crackers, eating every three hours, or sipping water, but those things don’t always work. Bit of advice: don’t cough while you are tossing your cookies. You might accidentally make throw up shoot out your nose, which does not feel good….

Curry and Risotto

At the beginning of my second pregnancy, we tried a new risotto recipe with shiitake mushrooms. It was delicious, and we had it two or three times. By the final time, however, the sweet flavor of the white wine in the sauce and the shiitake mushrooms combined to be completely nauseating to me. We have…