daily eats: april 15, 2015

Wow! Demi and I had a day yesterday. She spent most of 8am-1pm attached to me – eating. She typically eats pretty frequently during the day but this was not how we normally spend the morning. (And hopefully it isn’t a regular occurrence!) I can’t say I blame her though, just like her parents, she really enjoys her food. :)

beverage: morning coffee + 1/2 & 1/2

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breakfast: silver hills sprouted herb’s garlic bagel + cream cheese + avocado + tomato slices. In between nursing sessions for Demi, I had a few minutes for breakfast. This is one of my favorite meals right now, and calorie-dense meals are currently what I’m going for. I now understand what people mean when they say they don’t have time – or hands – to eat.

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lunch 1: sautéed kale + slow cooked beef. Before my parents left (tear!) I sautéed some kale, cut up some carrots and slow cooked a piece of beef to fill my fridge with some proteins and vegetables. (Both have been lacking lately.) They all came in handy today and I ate some vegetables! Yay!

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lunch 2: carrots + cheese + olives + pita chips. This is my favorite snack right now and I have it on a daily basis. :)

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snack: 2 pieces of peanut butter ‘eggs’ (recipe from minimalist baker). I didn’t shape them into eggs and dip in chocolate (mostly because I’m lazy) but I’ll definitely make the easy ‘bar’ version again. (I’ll add a few more dates than the recipe calls for to make them a touch sweeter!)

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dinner: wine + salad with italian dressing + frozen pizza (topped with mushrooms, pepper, onion and parmesan). I mentioned that we’ve been so spoiled with food and meal from family and friends…and believe it or not, but I’ve been craving frozen pizza! It was time.

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thoughts on the day: I’m happy that I got a few vegetables in throughout the day, in addition to dinner. As always, it doesn’t matter if I’m pregnant, breastfeeding, or not, I listen to my body and try to balance mostly healthy food with fun food. If I’m hungry, I eat. If I’m not, I try not to.

baby update: demi

I’ve been at a total loss for how to sum up the last two weeks. Like, I try to start typing but nothing sticks on the screen. I think that a) I’m really emotional b) I’m not sure words can express how I feel and c) we have a baby, WHAT?! (And thank you for all of the sweet congratulations!) 

I can’t believe that she’s been part of our life for two weeks and at the same time, I can’t believe that it’s only been two weeks.

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What a ride life with a newborn is. What they say is true: your heart explodes with love you didn’t even know was possible, all you want to do is stare at the most-precious thing you’ve ever laid eyes on….and of course, sleep is severely lacking. (Though I will say that I don’t at all mind waking up to look at her sweet face in the middle of the night.)

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We’re settling into a routine which sometimes means all we’ve done before noon is eat (mostly her) and after a somewhat rough start with breastfeeding (she lost too much weight, my milk wasn’t in yet and we had to supplement with formula for about a day) we’ve really hit our stride and it’s getting easier each time. (Side note: I really expected breast feeding to be easy, but we both had a lot to learn. AND, a visit from a lactation specialist was priceless.)

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Simply put, it’s been amazing. Before she came along, I thought we would bring her into our world. But it turns out she brought us into hers.

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baby update: 38 weeks

I’m really, REALLY hoping that this is my last update, but I am also fully aware that it probably won’t be. Not happy about it, but fully aware.

At this point, we are SO excited to meet this baby (and find out if it is a boy or a girl, and find out if it has red hair, and squeeze it constantly!) that the thought of a few more weeks is a little brutal. At the same time, since we’re pretty much ready for the baby (I just need to press “BUY” on that last amazon order) so I’m trying to take advantage of these last few weeks and fill them with fun things like dates and movies and restaurants and friends. Oh, and lots of rest because I’m feeling kind of exhausted.

Bump Pics:

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Nursery Pics: This room is so tiny that it was a little hard to get good photos, but I wanted to give you a little idea of what it looks like! We kept things really simple with black and white and a few pops of color with the DIY mobile and some brighter sheets and changing pad covers. I’d like to find another spot for the humidifier as it takes up a lot of room on the changing table that I think we’ll want for other items but at this point I’m waiting until we’re using this room to see what rearranging needs to happen. I didn’t want a chair in the room at first (again, it’s tiny!) but I think it will be really nice to have in there for nighttime feedings and reading at bedtime.

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 The Details:

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