It’s a……

by Lauren on August 22, 2016

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BOY!!!!

My intuition was right on!  We found out yesterday that we will be welcoming another beautiful little boy into this family and we are all thrilled.  Part of me is excited for the thought of two boys and the other part is well….just terrified! (I type that as my first born currently attempts to jump from the window ledge to the couch with no fear whatsoever) 

I’ll be back with more details and updates from the last few weeks.

Thank you for all of your kind love and support.  <3 <3 <3

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A Day of Mommy and Me Eats

by Lauren on August 15, 2016

Feeding a toddler can sometimes be a challenge.  Fortunately, God blessed us with a good eater and so far, we haven’t had many issues getting Grayson to eat or eat healthy. In fact, the boy eats so much that I often feel like I can’t keep up.  People keep telling me it will slow down or he will get way more particular , and that may happen, so I’m taking advantage of a ravenous (almost) 2-year-old while I can and filling his body with wholesome and nutritious foods, as well as some treats here and there.

BREAKFAST 

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This pregnancy has me craving eggs like crazy.  I’m normally am not an eggs for breakfast kind of gal, but lately, they’ve been a regular scene in the mornings.  My breakfast this morning was two over-easy eggs with a piece of fresh-made organic sprouted grain bread with Earth Balance and a veggie sausage patty.

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Grayson had an over-easy egg and a piece of toast as well.  Dipping his toast in the egg is the ONLY way Grayson will eat eggs.  It’s the way his Daddy taught him and he’s been doing it ever since.

2nd breakfast consisted of one more piece of toast (sourdough this time) and blueberries.

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LUNCH

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I totally forgot to take a picture of my lunch, but I made myself a veggie wrap and some grapes on the side.  The above photo is of a vegetable wrap I ate a few days ago at a coffee shop that was out of this world good, so this will have to do.

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Grayson had 1/2 a veggie burger, sweet potato fries, pineapple, a tomato and feta salad, and a blueberry/banana spinach smoothie.

SNACKS

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Snack time always happens around 2 and/or 3pm.  Grayson had a “ball” (apple) for his first snack and then some dried apricots and popcorn for his second snack.

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I had an apple as well but cut up with some cinnamon, almond butter and chocolate chips.

DINNER

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Dinner was delicious! I put together a quinoa salad with lots of spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, apples, dried apricots, pistachios, and goat feta alone with some grilled chicken.

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Grayson had chicken, roasted sweet potatoes and apple sauce.

SNACKS

Grayson always gets a small smoothie before bed, usually of a banana, almond milk, peanut butter and a healthy dose of probiotics.  I will likely have some dark chocolate covered almonds in a bit.

And that was our full day of eats.  Grayson went to bed a full and happy little boy and even after the very last mess was cleaned up and I felt a final wave of exhaustion pass over me, I realize how much I adore feeding a growing boy.  Mealtime is so precious to us right now!

 

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