Being a Mom

Size up or down, these chocolate chocolate chip cookies are yummy!

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m really not one for chocolate chocolate chip cookies. In fact, as my husband drools for anything dark chocolate, I’m always looking for the strawberry shortcake slices. But this recipe is d.i.f.f.e.r.e.n.t. I mean when I make this, I end up eating five or seven cookies within the first hour of their coming out of the oven. (more…)

Galactagogues Galore!

I’ve spent many mornings frantically eating a giant bowl of oatmeal, followed by my fenugreek pill and then waiting 15 minutes before taking my More Milk Plus tincture. It’s exhausting to say the least and I know that you know what I’m talking about.

Once upon a time, my mother came to help me once my daughter was born. My mom made me two things everyday: salmon and papaya soup, and dates with spanish peanuts tea. I swear both helped me tremendously. I had plenty of milk. (more…)

First Trimester Prenatal Screening and Natera

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Baby.

Baby, who? Can I see some ID?

My pregnancy up until week 9 was surreal to me. I felt joy about being pregnant but was hesitant to embrace it completely. It really bothered me that I felt this way during that time. And, like any good thinker, I pondered it and pondered it.  Why wasn’t I jumping up and down and screaming “I’m pregnant” at the top of my lungs?

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Aversions & Other Yucks

Things I used to love:

tasty, unusual foods – the more flavorful, the better

staying up late and watching t.v. on demand – marathon style!

flights of beer that I probably would never order again due to hoppiness

Gala apples

pineapple Chobani yogurt

Cobb salad

lamb burger

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Hubby’s To Do List

For the first weeks, I needed L to do just one thing: excuse me from tv time to sleep.  As he was catching up on his It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on demand episodes, I’d be blissfully – I mean blissfully – asleep. Every now and then he’d pop his head into the bedroom with his “Hey are you wake? Whadda you doing?”

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Maternity Smarty Pants

During this pregnancy, I’ve been reading about how some women starting to show their bump around 6 months into their pregnancy. And then there’s my experience. Let me tell you that I welcomed my maternity pants – at week 9. Terry cloth, stretch with a demi band, thank you, Motherhood Maternity. They felt oh-so-wonderful the moment I slipped them on even if I was embarrassed to answer the question “So how far along are you?”

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