Week 15: Pre-Nesting

Our recycling bin is full and trash day isn’t until Wednesday. Filled with postcard collections and keepsakes that no longer feel like they need to be kept. Lisa had a few days off this week so she got a head start on clearing out the room that will become the nursery. Unchaperoned clearing out…makes me nervous! That room is currently was my/our office area.  It was mostly mine.  Sasha, our dog, and I were the only ones who ever sat in the room. It has had a desk area for writing, calendaring and a place to keep all the school supplies…EVER.  I love school supplies…it’s a problem…But one that only harms trees and they’re a renewable resource, so really…What’s the problem if I have an entire plastic bin of sticky notes….dry erase markers…Sharpies…and 2000 staples…you know, in case I run out…because of all the stapling of the papers made from the trees?…Who am I trying to kid…We don’t even own a printer.

My name is Heather, and I like school supplies…Like, a lot. One of my favorite quotes from You’ve Got Mail addresses this obsession.

Joe Fox: Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.

(Don’t worry, you can totally be super cool and quote You’ve Got Mail at the same time) So I’m working on a new nook for my tools and thoughts…More on that and adventures in furniture refinishing in a later post.  We are working hard to finish projects before winter comes and all the snow…which will make some things more difficult…so we are consciously nesting…

This week in pregnancy – Since our baby is able to hear we’ve been reading books at night…which we try to involve the dogs in but they totally don’t see the value or I am not entertaining enough…but I do voices!  We’ve also been using our doppler every other night to listen to the heartbeat.  Such an amazing sound…I swear today when we were listening I felt a bump sweep by…it was quick and then it was gone…I could be imagining things but I’m pretty sure it happened.  The pregnant lady is starting to show more and is super adorable. She is a fabulous incubator!

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This week our baby was the size of an apple! It is the perfect time for apples too! I knew immediately it was Lisa’s turn to cook…because her Apple pancakes are amaze-balls!  Sunday mornings and pancakes were just made for each other!

The Perfect Vegan Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose or whole wheat) (We use oat flour instead which, Lisa wanted me to point out, we mill ourselves)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

You can find the directions at the link – HERE!  There really isn’t one thing wrong with this recipe…But we take it a step further.

  • Take an apple (Any Type), core it, then slice into thin apple rings.
  • After pouring batter into pan – place apple ring in batter. (See Below)

 

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  • Continue to cook pancakes per recipe.
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Breakfast is Served!

6 thoughts on “Week 15: Pre-Nesting

  1. Mmmm pancakes. So where will your office/school supply stash be now? I ask b/c we’ll have the same issue if/when we ever jump on the baby bandwagon. Also, when you’re as cool as you, you can’t quote any darn thing you want. 😉

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  2. You make me miss being pregnant. 🙂 I loved being pregnant, and it was about the 15 week mark that I felt them from the outside, so I’m sure you did. I’m not sure if I’ve ever loved anything as much as I loved feeling my babies move. It’s one of the most amazing feelings on earth. See, now, you’ve gone and made me all sappy. 🙂 Balls.

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