Monday, February 27, 2012

Paleo Dinner 2/27/12

We are trying something new.  Paleo. Don't know what that means?  Essentially you only eat meat, veggies, fruit, seeds and nuts.  I'm doing some reading on in and how to blog more when I know more about what I'm talking about!  Tonight for dinner I made ground turkey and a bunch of veggies. 
Here are the veggies I used:
First I sauteed The onions and the bell peppers in coconut oil
Then I added the zucchini
Lastly I added the mushrooms
At this point I added maybe a tsp of salt ans some fresh ground black pepper.  I didn't measure any of the veggies.  It was just what I had laying around.  
Once everything got soft and the onions were translucent I cooked the package of turkey in a smaller skillet.  I seasoned it with
  • red pepper flakes
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • Italian seasoning
  • a mortons salt blend
I just did all those to taste.  I never measure.  I added the turkey to the veggies, and turned it on low while I made my green bean side dish.  I also added fresh garlic at this point.  We love garlic.  A lot.

On to the green beans...I sauteed them in Coconut Oil for a few minutes.  Then I added some soy sauce, sesame seeds, mirin and cooking sake.  Then I added everyone's favorite....Sriracha aka Rooster Sauce.  I let it all reduce until it got nice and thick.  SOOO good.

I know some of the ingredients are not in the least bit paleo.  Its a work in progress.  This was the first time Ive cooked turkey in close to a year.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Paleo breakfast

My first attempt.  Sauteed shrooms.  Omelet with spinach, onion, bell pepper
Everything sauteed in bacon grease or coconut oil. Bacon for me, Ham steak for the Mister. Topped with avocado and salsa. Mmmhmm.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mamatography: Week 7 2/8-2/14

I'm behind...again.  We had some friend over when I normally do this last week.  I'm going to make this one quick.

This is her first milkshake.  She was being very...spirited on this lunch outing with great grandma.

This was out super quick IKEA trip.  We got the peanut a potty.  She picked this outfit out herself.  

Reading before bed.

Funny fortunes in the cookies.  

 Sharing Ice Cream with daddy.

Celebrating GREAT GREAT Grandma's 100th Birthday!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Patience is a virtue I do not posses.

Mister and I really were trying hard to conceive this month. I have really been feeling pregnant. For a week or so my breasts were very tender when peanut was nursing. Then that stopped. My nose has been very keen in the past week or so. I've been a bit emotional. Tiny bits of nausea, and heart burn.

My cycles has been approximately 30 days. My period is due to arrive this Sunday. I want to know NOW. So, I take the babies and walk to the store just to look at the tests. I see one on sale that says early results! 6 days before missed cycle. I buy it. I take the babies to the park, and all the while I just want to go home and pee on the stick. Finally it's time to go home and I really have to pee. This is good.

We get home. I pee on said stick. I replace cap. I lay stick down. I wait. I look.

I get disappointed. I might still be pregnant, but it's unlikely. This is only the second month of TTC, but it was so easy with peanut. My SIL, a friend of mine, and I all had babies less than a year apart. All girls. Peanut is the oldest. Both the other moms are pregnant again. I guess this time it will be in reverse order. (the last of us to give birth, was the first pregnant)
Honestly, I feel jealous. I want to be pregnant, too! I LOVED being pregnant, and am really looking forward to it in a whole new way. I know so much more, am so much better informed.

So many things are running through my head. Am I going to be able to get pregnant? Does this have something to do with the mirena I had for a year? But on the other hand, it's only been a couple months. It will happen when the time is right. I should just continue to work on myself. My health, my family, hammering away at our debt.

And I can always retest on Sunday or Monday.

Care to share you story of fertility woes. no matter how big or's always nice yo know you aren't alone, right?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mamatography: Week 6 2/1-2/7

This is week 6 of the Mamatography challenge from Luschka at Diary of a First Child.

Here is my week 5 Mamatography.

This has been quite eventful week here.  I'm glad it has been well documented with photographs.

I think I posted the picture I took on the 1st last week, so I'm starting with Thursday February 2nd.  Little Boss smacked the peanut in the face with a plastic bucket on Thursday.  This was the first time my baby has bled from THIS kind of injury.  Once she bumped her face on a chair arm, but that just doesn't compare to this.  I've never heard my peanut scream like this.  I had to call my mom.  She just happened to be staying home from work, and she lives only a few minutes away.  She came to my rescue.  Now that it's been almost a week the cut is almost completely healed, and the bruising is s l o w l y going away.

Poor Little Peanut.  :(
This was Friday.  After the Chiropractor, and before Books and Babies.  We found a new park that had sand in it.  I think that's fairly rare these days...

Saturday- We took a walk down to feed the horse a carrot.  The horse wasn't outside so we got a special treat to see them in the barn.  Peanut still isn't so sure about horses.

Peanut got some weird rash all over the torso and her back.  I called the doctor's office and they told me to put hyrdocortisone on it!  That didn't fly with this Mama.  I did give her a single dose of Benadryl because when I called back to talk to a more competent nurse she said if it was an allergic reaction to something it would go away.  I used it mostly for diagnostic purposes.  The rash didn't go away with Benadryl, but it was gone Monday morning.  Thank goodness.  

Monday- Playing around with a mask at the little boss' house.

Tuesday was the our two year wedding anniversary.  We took the peanut the Exploratorium in San Francisco.  Then we had lunch at a restaurant my old roommate works at in the city.  We got to have dinner alone at a fancy restaurant we have been wanting to try for quite some time.  It was sooo nice.  We had a real adult conversation.  There was no talk of the peanut, and I only brought up placenta a few times.  Very refreshing.  I actually felt rejuvenated for work today.  Mister and I havent had a whole day off together since we moved.

This was a bubble experiment.

Clearly we are ocean people.  :)

Here is to a less eventful week this next week!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It happened.  Finally.

I got the first cold I've had in a looong time.  I think it's the first one I haven't been able to combat in the early stages since I was pregnant!

I haven't been pregnant in 20 months. 

Truth be told, I haven't really been taking as good care of myself as I ought to.  When I got my period this month I was pretty disappointed.   Things have kind of spiraled out of control from there.  Mister and I have been fighting a little bit.  I have been consuming WAY too much coffee and chocolate.  Then we ventured into San Francisco for one of my best friends birthday last Saturday night.  That's what did it, I'm sure.  SF is a good hour away from us up here in the forest.  I had more than a couple drink.  I mean, I might as well I'm not pregnant, right?  And after dropping off my brother at his warehome...we got in at 3am.  I know, that's shit aint right.  We are getting old!  Relatively speaking, of course. 

Sunday when we got up I thought I was just hung over.  Nope.  I was getting sick.  Bubbie and Papa just moved,  so peanut and I went to help them settle on Sunday.  On the way home we stopped by whole foods, and picked up some elderberry syrup.  This was my first time buying it.  I dont know if I got a "good" one or not.  So these are the things I did to try to kick this colds ass ASAP:
  • Taking the Elderberry Syrup twice a day/2 tsp
  • Taking Oil of Oregano capsules 2-3 times a day
  • Drinking copious amounts of tea.
  • Drinking Raw Apple Cider Vinegar in hot water
  • Eating raw garlic
  • Juicing
I'm still in the very beginning when it comes to homeopathic and natural remedies.    I'm learning. I felt a little confused as to whether I could do some of those things while nursing.  It's so confusing!  I've been reading conflicting information.

I found this post from a gluten-free vegan mom who knows very helpful. 

I'm hoping at some point in time to take some herbalist courses.  It's part of my Mommy Metamorphosis!  Now that it's Thursday, I'm starting to feel much better. 

So tell me, do you go the natural route for healing?  What has your journey looked like? 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mamatography: Week 5 1/25-1/31

This is the fifth week of the year long Mamatography challenge put on by Luschka of diary of a first child.  I have a confession.  I'm doing terribly with this challenge!  I need to challenge myself to do a better job with this project next week...

This is the peanut searching for the perfect rock.  This is a big decision, and we are here for at least a half hour.  This chicky loves rocks!

This a dragon puppet I made with the last roommate I had before I moved in with the mister.  She sent me this picture.  Aaahhh, memories!  

Peanut and Bubbie walking to the car.  I think there was promise of a rock in her car.  Have I mentioned we love rocks?!

It was really foggy.  It's not normal in this area.  I thought it warranted a picture.

Peanut coloring with her crayons she got for Christmas.  I just love her hair in this picture...and her shirt.  I got this shirt when I was pregnant.  I loved it so much I said I'd put it on a boy or girl.  

Mister being so cute.  Making sure blankie stays safe on the playground.  

Its hard to tell, but this is peanut taking a nap on bubbie's bed.  She is being guarded by her cats, Goose and Maverick.