A Pregnant Pause

Our baby girl at just 7 weeks. Our very first ultrasound.

Our baby girl at just 7 weeks. Our very first ultrasound.

I hope those of you who follow my blog haven’t given up on me entirely. Yes, I have been a horrible slacker when it comes to posting new recipes. Believe me, I have ideas swirling in my head all the time — zucchini muffins, chickpea lemon dolmas, raw banana-strawberry cheesecake — but when it comes time to executing those recipes, well, I am falling a little short.

As the title of this post might convey (not to mention the above photo), there’s a reason for my “pause” from this blog. I’m pregnant. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will likely not be surprised by this news — I announced my pregnancy weeks ago over there. But that’s because it was easy for me to type up a quick post on my phone. But doing a real blog post about my pregnancy? That would take effort — something I am noticeably lacking these days, mainly due to fatigue. Also, I am a little distracted. My brain is on all things baby. Baby room, baby clothes, baby delivering. I mean, who knew there were so many decisions to make when it comes to how, and where, you want to give birth? And while my mind has also most certainly been on food, that’s where the attention to creating recipes sorta ends. I want food. I eat it. I don’t want to think about how many servings my meals make, or whether something would be better with a little more seasoning, or if my photo would come out better at a different time of day.

So, now that you’ve heard all of my excuses for why I’ve been a terrible blogger as of late, let me get into the fun stuff (for me at least, not sure if anyone else really cares…) —  my pregnancy cravings, quirks, and other tidbits I thought were worth sharing here.

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