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Some Natural Things I’m Lovin’ Lately.

Hello y’all! Yes, I’m still alive.

Barely.

Man, people warn you that having a baby is the hardest, most exhausting and most overwhelming thing you will ever do, but nothing really prepares you for it.  The sleepless nights and breastfeeding have been the most difficult things for me.  Luckily, I have the breastfeeding thing down (finally), and my body is slowly adjusting to the lack of sleep.  Lucy isn’t really on a specific schedule yet, so there are some nights she is up every 2 hours, and some nights she will go 4-5 hours.  She even had one (glorious) night last week where she slept for 8 straight hours – I was still up every few hours checking on her of course.  🙂

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Breastfeeding.

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WARNING: Nipple and boob talk in this post, if that bothers you, DON’T READ it. 🙂

(Sorry, no new recipe today…)

There hasn’t been a lot of cooking going on in our household the last few weeks – we have been relying on microwavable meals, pizza and PB sandwiches.  But something that has been going on A LOT inside (and outside) our house is breastfeeding.

I mean, UHHHH-LOT of breastfeeding.  And after weeks of tears, frustration and guilt, I finally decided I needed to write about it.

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Pregnancy

Lucy.

Hi y’all! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A for awhile, but I have a very good excuse….

Our sweet daughter, Lucy Romelle was born April 6th at 3:35pm, weighing 8lb 3oz and 21 inches long.  Our world has changed for the better and we are so in love.  It was an emotion like we have never felt (but you can probably see in the first picture).

Please forgive me if you don’t hear from me for awhile…I’ll be spending some time with this sweet angel.

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Soft & Chewy Homemade Granola Bars.

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Baby Clark is set to arrive any day now and Bryan and I are trying to stay patient, but it’s proving to be a challenge.   We’ve been pretty prepared for her arrival for quite some time now – the hospital bag is packed, the house is cleaned, the nursery is done, and we have some meals in the freezer for when we get home from the hospital.  But one thing I hadn’t done was make some grab n’ go snacks for us to have around the house – something I was told is very important, especially when you’re breast feeding.

Apparently breastfeeding moms get very hungry during all hours of the day…

I recently made a Costco run and grabbed some fruit bars and Clif Bars to have around the house for us, but guess what?  As we’ve been impatiently waiting, we’ve consumed most of them! So yesterday I took some time to restock our stash and I made Soft & Chewy Homemade Granola Bars.  

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Pregnancy Journey. 38 weeks.

Hi y’all! Still here, still VERY pregnant.  38 weeks and 1 day to be exact…

Overall, I’m doing well, aside from the bouts of nausea and extreme fatigue.  Oh, and the insomnia. That sucks too.  I keep telling myself it’s just my body’s natural way of preparing me for my upcoming sleepless nights.

How I’m feeling: My attention span is about the size of a peanut. Thank you pregnancy brain.  And I’m feeling a little emotional and anxious at times.  This is a HUGE change for us and it can be overwhelming to think about.  I’m so excited of course, but that doesn’t stop me from being terrified too.  That’s normal right?   

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Quick Meals · Recipes · Vegetarian

Fried Zucchini Cakes

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I recently started doing most of our grocery shopping at Aldi, and while I love how inexpensive it is, sometimes I’m not always happy with “how they do things.”  For starters, the store is set up a little strangely – the aisles are narrow and a lot of the items don’t really go together.  For example, the salad dressings are right next to the bread, and across from the produce.  I just find it odd.

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