Pregnancy

Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

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I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach my keyboard over my […]

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Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

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Captain’s log, post-date three. As if it was humanly possible, I woke this morning to a lower, more protruding belly. We are attracting sympathetic looks from passers-by. My husband took one look at me this morning and started wondering if we are going to have a baby basketball. I took one look at me this morning […]

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Baby countdown #4 Baby Carrots in Lemon and Garlic

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I guess I have babies on my mind. I wonder why. Oh yeah, maybe because I’ve got one sitting right over my bowels, waking me up at night with contractions that disappear just when I’m about to call Labour and Delivery and makes me, in general, look fat. Today I am celebrating two days post due. […]

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Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

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Hello? hello? Don’t hang up! I’m still there! even though I came quite close to losing my operating room virginity this very afternoon. As it so happened, I was attending a routine 40 weeks check up today when the good doctor noticed that although the belly is prominent, it’s inhabitant is not, shall we say, […]

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Baby Countdown #1 Quick no-yeast whole grain bread

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So my due date is tomorrow. And just to make things interesting, I woke up this morning at 6 AM with regular contractions.  Regular, that is, until my kids woke up an hour later. I guess the sight of two wild haired, pajama clad toddlers stomping towards the bed was enough to scare even the contractions away. So instead […]

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It's probably nothing – The next generation

Home safe and sound from my last trip to the OB-Gyn, I was preparing myself for 3 or 4 weeks of nice, boring routine. After all, the Doc gave me a clear bill of health, and my follow up was not due before next month. Come the morning of my regular pregnancy check up, only a week […]

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It's probably nothing

I don’t know about you, but when a doctor tells me not to worry, I immediately start fretting. Unresolved health issues are worrisome enough when one’s own health is concerned. They turn downright terrifying when your helpless little man cub is on the line.   Pajama parties in a hospital room with my baby girl, oxygen tubes in […]

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Expect anything from your bowels

Is what the good doctor told me in my first follow up appointment, back in the innocent days of my first pregnancy. And oh boy was she right. Expect the unexpected ladies. The miniature pilot snuggled comfortably inside you is the new lord of your digestive system and will strengthen its little hold as your […]

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