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Mmmm, pickles!

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Pickles, cream cheese, toast and beans.  It’s what I crave these days.  Not too different from my cravings when I was pregnant with Paige.   Yep, that’s right, pregnant with baby number two, due March 20th!  I can remember right before getting pregnant thinking; “I can’t wait to be pregnant!” and “This will likely be my last pregnancy, that’s so sad” and “Hmm, maybe I’ll be a surrogate for someone, I just love being pregnant!”.  Almost five months into this pregnancy it’s more like; “Thank God this is (most likely) going to be my last pregnancy!”.  Yeah, I think we’re a “two and done” family.  But who knows.  As of now I never want to be pregnant again!   I don’t remember feeling so achy, tired and nauseated round one.  Perhaps it’s the fact that this time I have a feisty and spirited two year old to take care of as well??Mmmm, pickles! 1

She refuses to take baths in the tub, so…the sink will have to do.Mmmm, pickles! 2

Or perhaps it’s the fact that we’ve had a whirlwind past four months!  Yes, let me update you.  We all packed up and moved out of our house, into my mother-in-law’s condo.  Her condo was plenty big for all of us, but still, it was quite an adjustment.  Now, we have a new home (three months later!)…Mmmm, pickles! 3

Ok, no, this isn’t our house.  This is Two Meeting Street, a quaint little Inn where we stayed in Charleston.  I kept telling Nick, I would just take one fifth of this porch at our house (it wrapped around the entire house, it was beautiful, I have the photo saved on my phone so I can look at it at every chance I get).  So no, our new home isn’t that cool, but we love love love it.  It’s ready for a new baby (well…in March).

Here are some foods I’ve been eating/craving…Mmmm, pickles! 4

Fried (baked!) pickles, courtesy of Prevention RD’s Cookbook!Mmmm, pickles! 5

We went on vacation and I ate a lot of meat, such as this meatloaf from Jestine’s (a famous southern cuisine restaurant in Charleston!)Mmmm, pickles! 6

Fried Green Tomatoes

Anything creamy will do.  I’m into sour cream, butter, cheese and cream cheese lately (never have I loved cream cheese, in my life). So when we were at McGrady’s in Charleston, I obviously got the fish with the creamy sauce!Mmmm, pickles! 7

I’ve finally gotten back to cooking at least one meal a week (that’s an accomplishment for me!) and I hope to start posting on a (somewhat) regular basis again.  I’m still doing low FODMAPs, but have pretty much narrowed my offenders down to garlic and onion (and cauliflower, yikes).  I try to avoid these (especially onion) at all costs (minus dill pickles, lol).

Actually I go through pickles so fast that I’ve been making my own by cutting up cucumbers and adding them to the leftover pickle juice (less garlic this way, actually, so a win win because it’s cheaper too!)Mmmm, pickles! 8

So, wondering the sex of the new baby? Yeah, we were too, and we found out last night…it’s a BOY! No wonder this pregnancy has felt so different.  I knew it!Mmmm, pickles! 9

Coming up on the blog;

  • Butternut Squash Lasagna
  • Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Pasta
  • Scallops with Bacon and Oranges
  • low FODMAP Snacks and Breakfasts
  • low FODMAP Lunches/Dinners

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