Second Trimester Favorites

Second Trimester Favorites

The second trimester of this pregnancy was surprisingly difficult for me. Insensitive comments, mostly from strangers when I’m out running errands, have been out of control. Can we all just read this as a reminder? Thaaaaanks. I faced some new-to-me digestive issues in the second tri that have made it difficult to know what to eat. Can you develop food allergies specific to pregnancy? I’m hoping that’s the case and that it will resolve itself once the baby is born, because if I can’t eat an avocado or date for the rest of my life I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ve also had my usual back pain, which has been slightly improved by keeping up my fitness this time around. I really don’t have too much I can complain about with my weight gain right on track, a highly active kicker, and a gestational diabetes test that came back negative. We’re charging into the third trimester and hoping for the best! Here are a few things that have gotten me through the past few months…. 

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Slice of Life 8/6/2015

Slice of Life

August! I’ll go ahead and be predictable and say summer is flying by. I’m simultaneously super sad that it’s going to be cold in about four weeks and super excited that we’re getting closer to getting this baby out of me! This pregnancy has been kind of weird. When people ask me how I’m feeling… 

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Watermelon Lime Mocktails - So refreshing and sweet! This is perfect for those times when alcohol is a no-go.

Watermelon Lime Mocktail

Yay!!! Babies!!! My blogging buddy Courtney at NeighborFood is going to have a baby like any day now. Courtney is one of the sweetest, kindest, cutest bloggers I know and I can’t wait to see how that baby turns out (I’m thinking curly hair is a must). Being pregnant myself, I know one of the… 

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Slice of Life 7/23/2015

Slice of LIfe

My kids are obsessed with the nature explosion that exists on our property. Calling it “property” makes it sound like we live on a lush estate, which we totally don’t, but we do have a big front yard, a woodsy bluff in the back, and a nature preserve across the street. Whenever I send them… 

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Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

Nutty Chocolate Oat Bars

I can feel myself starting to slow down. It started with rolling over in bed. It took effort, special tricks, and a little groaning. Next came the switch from running to walking when I’m out for my nightly exercise. Now it’s hard to get up off the couch, I’m making my trips to the floor… 

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Slice of Life

Slice of Life

My first baby is SIX today. That simultaneously feels too old and not old enough. She is so smart and independent that I feel like she should be at least seven. We had a party a couple weeks early so one of her friends could attend before her family moved to Denver. At Lola’s request… 

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Vegan Brownie Batter for One

Vegan Brownie Batter for One

Healthy treats that don’t taste healthy. Isn’t that like everyone’s end game? You and I make this Vegan Cookie Dough for One way more often than we would like to admit. It’s sweet, it’s healthy-ish, and it tastes legit. Bonus points that you get to eat it when you’re pregnant because, seriously, avoiding the raw-egged… 

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Slice of Life 6/17/2015

Slice of Life

We’ve been so busy having summer fun around here! Casper started swimming lessons last week. After Lola’s rough go of it last year I wasn’t sure what to expect, but he’s rocking it!  Lola and Strummer enjoy playing in the sprinkler area while he has class and I even found the courage to stay for… 

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Peanut Butter Larabars - TWO ingredients and just a few minutes will give you this supremely satisfying healthy treat!

Peanut Butter Larabars

Look! I made food! And I actually took time out of my busy (napping) schedule to photograph and write about it. It’s a summer miracle. We have been loving summer so far. It hasn’t been terribly warm these last few weeks but that hasn’t stopped us from eating pretty much every meal outside and visiting… 

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