The Cravings Never End…

This morning’s biggest decision as I sat at my desk with a long list of things to do.

Chicken biscuit or bagel?

Seriously. Simple, daily decisions, like what I am going to eat for breakfast, remind me of the little life growing inside of me. Pregnancy cravings, I’ll take them over heartburn and morning sickness every time. But, man, are they getting out of control. When I was pregnant with our first bundle of joy. All I wanted was tacos with lots of hot sauce. My poor husband became an expert at navigating the late night Taco Bell drive-thru crowd. This pregnancy is different when it comes to the cravings  everything. I want all the food. All the time.

The past couple of week the winner has been cheeseburgers, fries and salads. I think I went three days, eating salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In spite of these cravings, I attempt to change it up. I mean, I shouldn’t torture my family and make them eat burgers everyday for the next 5 months. So, once again, I hit up Pinterest to look for creative spins on one of my biggest cravings. I found two recipes that I just had to share.

Cheeseburgers and fries.

Stepable.com

Stepable.com

Oh. My. Stepable.com has a recipe for bacon cheeseburger and fries CASSEROLE. I did some digging and I gotta give props to the original creator of this recipe: Kimberly Killebrew over at The Daring Gourmet. Check out this girl’s website. My mouth is watering just looking at her fantastic creations.

This one combines salad AND cheeseburgers!!

Canyoustayfordinner.com

Canyoustayfordinner.com

Check out Can You Stay For Dinner’s Cheeseburger Salad with Big Mac Sauce. Whoa.

Well, now, I’m thinking about lunch… and a trip to the gym.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering. I chose a chicken biscuit. 🙂

All my fellow pregnant mommas, what are you craving?

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I’m BACK with BIG news!!

Well, hello everyone! Remember me? Probably not, but that’s OK. I would love to get reacquainted!!

Anyways, I’m back (I wasn’t really around much). The Freeman family has been pretty busy. I’m beginning to think we feed off pure chaos. Actually, I’m pretty sure we do, because (cue big news!)… we are expecting baby #2! And, thanks to modern medicine, we were able to find out the gender early. They can now do a test on your 10 week blood work that tells the gender. So without further ado, say hello to Baby Freeman #2!

Due February 25, 2015

Due February 25, 2015

 

We are beyond thrilled. We can wait to be a family of three!!

Despite adding another child to the mix, I really want to get back into the blogging thing. Writing, sharing and talking with all of “blogger” friends is something I love. It’s like free therapy! 🙂

I’m keeping this post short and sweet, but stick around, I have LOTS more to share with you!!

 

Baby Led Weaning

Baby Led Weaning. I’ve heard that term a hundred time since I was pregnant. Now that the princess is starting on solids, I’ve finally looked into the topic.

See, here in a America, we interpret the word weaning as taking a child off of breastmilk, but baby led weaning is an English term. In their sense, baby led weaning means introducing foods to a baby with their lead. Breastmilk or formula still provides the child’s nutrition for the first year of their life.

A Google search will give you plenty of information.

A Google search will give you plenty of information.

As I looked more and more into the concept, I came across picture after picture of babies grasping carrot spears, gnawing broccoli florets, clutching chicken fingers… It was enough to give me a heart attack. I’m already a typical paranoid first-time mom. I see everything as a danger, so the first thought that popped into my head was, “That baby is going to choke!” Well, obviously I’m not alone in my choking fear. Article after article described how a child is going to gag, it looks that they are choking, but choking and gagging are two different things.

A baby’s gag reflex is located higher up in the mouth to help prevent a child from choking (however, it can still happen). As a child gets older, the gag reflex moves down the throat. The location of the gag reflex is what causes a child to gag while they are learning to maneuver food around their mouth. Usually, when a baby is just gagging, there is noise being made, maybe even coughing. I came across a YouTube video that shows what a gagging episode would look like. Warning, it still looks pretty terrifying.

In instances like this I would have to remember not to grab the baby and start slapping her back. Doing that could actually make her choke.

None of this information made me feel any less paranoid, but it did make me a little interested in the concept.

Is this something the Princess should try? I mean, eventually, she is going to have to eat real food anyways? Don’t get me wrong, she loves her baby food.

Kylie loves her prunes!

“More prunes, please!”

I’m not saying I’m going to try it tomorrow, but I’m definitely thinking about eventually giving it a shot. I’m sure you will hear plenty about our endeavor.

So, all you mommas (and daddys, grandmas, grandpas…) out there, what are your thoughts on baby led weaning?