baby update: 30 weeks

It’s a little hard to believe that I’m already at 30 weeks (over 6 1/2 months!). I knew that between a busy fall and the holidays, the months were going to go quickly, but less than 10 weeks to go?! Insanity.

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We’ve been making slow progress on the nursery and it should be done in the next few weeks – I’m excited to see it all finished! We kept things really minimal so there is a lot of black, white and a few pops of color. I ordered some nursery prints and I’m going to attempt a DIY mobile and that’s about it. I’ll show you a picture when it’s done!

We’ve also been preparing in other ways. Last weekend we took a day-long childbirth workshop at BINI Birth and while I went into the class starting to feel nervous for labor, I feel ready to take it on. (Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself so don’t burst my bubble!) We have a few other classes through the hospital and then we’ll be ready…right? ;)

Here are some details, but I’ll end with saying that I really love being pregnant. <3

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Only four more days until Christmas! How was your weekend? We spent a chunk of it building Ikea stuff (I mainly supervised), made SO MANY latkes for dinner, had friends over for lunch and today I need to start packing for our trip, get a gel manicure (a must when I travel), finish Serial and wrap presents! Busy but good!

recommended reading:

If you’re making food gifts this year, check out 19 Wrapping Ideas for Your Food Gifts. This year I bought some food gifts but made zero. I also never got around to making Christmas cookies. Maybe today?

Breakfast on Christmas should be special and it should be delicious. 20 Make-Ahead Holiday Breakfasts is full of gorgeous sweet and savory breakfasts so that you can focus on presents, or family, or coffee or whatever you focus on Christmas morning!

And speaking of breakfast, egg bakes are a tradition in my family and I love this Layered Vegetarian Egg Bake, filled with potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and kale. Oh! And cheese. Never forget the cheese.

If appetizers are on your menu, 34 Recipes for Toast, Bruschetta, Crostini, and Toppings is a beautiful collection of one of my favorite types of appetizers! (I would also suggest Gorgonzola + Honey Crostini!)

And speaking of appetizers…this spread of cheese is insane. I literally have no words.

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gift guide: the healthy foodie

In the last few days, I’ve managed to just about finish up my Christmas shopping. We spent the evening at The Grove (an outdoor mall in LA) and it’s one of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit – and for reasons that go far beyond the shopping. The whole mall is decked with decorations, there are live musicians playing holiday favorites and lots of little kids waiting in line (and a lot of pets?!) to get their picture taken with Santa. And fake snow! It’s quite magical.

Are you still shopping? If so, I’ve got a few gift ideas for your favorite healthy foodie!