Dreamy Overnight Oats

February 8, 2012

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I have been having tons of wild dreams! I hear that’s a pregnancy hormone symptom : ) But this morning they kept me sound asleep. I turned off my alarm and dozed. A mistake since I have to be at the gym early on Wednesdays for my cycle class!!

I’m just barely on schedule. Thankfully breakfast cooked itself! Part of the reason why I am obsessed with my rice cooker making oats to be ready when I get out of bed, or a bowl of cereal, or overnight oats instead of the more elaborate breakfasts I used to create is because I wake up so groggy and thirsty that I can’t function well and don’t have the energy to stand in front of the stove. But thankfully there are great quick options for breakfast.

And orange juice to shoot into my veins first thing! (I down a full glass of water first to help with hydration)

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I could barely stand to photograph it I wanted to drink it so badly!

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Overnight oats were good but cold!! I had to eat them under a blanket.

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Filled with Holly’s Oats – Cranberry Almond (loved them!), greek yogurt, milk, blueberries, salt, half a banana and Cookie Butter.

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Fit for the Queen of the Bed!

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Bye guys!

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1 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 8, 2012 at 8:42 am

Those blueberries look SO yummy in that bowl of oats!

I agree–overnight oats are nice b/c of convenience, but SO cold –brrrrrr

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2 A Reader February 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

Why not just heat them gently in the microwave? Takes the chill off. Works great for me!

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3 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I actually do do that – still cold on the inside though

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4 Khushboo February 8, 2012 at 8:44 am

I made overnight oats yday after ages and you’re so right- not having to prepare brekkie first thing in the morning is such a great change!

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5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope February 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

I love that bowl! The shape is so unique looking. :) Those oats look fabulous. Blueberries and bananas taste great in oats regardless if they are cold or hot. Happy Wednesday!

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6 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach February 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

agreed! coolest mug ever! where did you get that gem, kath?

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7 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles February 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

Loving the bowl myself! The handle on it makes it convenient to snuggle down with…and the colours…the robin’s egg blue and now kelly green! Do you own a rainbow of colours?

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8 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

See my response above to Veronica re. where to buy!

I just have the Buddha in blue and the Ramen in green!

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9 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 8, 2012 at 8:47 am

Eating oatmeal under the covers actually sounds pretty luxurious – I might have to try that out just for the fun of it, haha!

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10 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life February 8, 2012 at 8:50 am

Love the bowl! I am sure your nutritious breakfast will give you the energy you need to get through hump day! :-)

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11 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes February 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

Love the bowl! Hmm OJ does sound really good right now… :)

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12 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! February 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

I love OJ but I have to admit I like whole oranges better! I like eating my fruit rather than drinking it! :) But juice certainly is more time efficient!

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13 HRCK the Herald February 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

Really pretty bowl/mug.

Enjoy your day!

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14 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oats before spin would be a tummy ache for me!

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15 Molly @ RDexposed February 8, 2012 at 8:59 am

Did you know that Australia has higher daily recommended intake of folic acid than the US? And that they have a higher rate of multiple pregnancies? Coincidence?
Easy on the B9! Ha

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16 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Interesting… wouldn’t that mean the folic acid would have to affect ovulation though?

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17 Molly@RDexposed February 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Um, for multiple births I think it’s right after conception-during some mitisis action I want to say..?

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18 Chloe February 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Only if they are identical multiples, then it would affect MITOSIS – one cell splitting into two, becoming two embryos. If they are not identical multiples, then it must be affecting ovulation, causing multiple eggs to be released and fertilized.

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19 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Chloe! Looks like we were both right and wrong :)

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20 Molly@RDexposed February 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for the mitosis catch-I’m not the greatest with touchpad keyboards! So the folate affects identicals post conception.

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21 kelsey February 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

I haven’t been able to make overnight oats since last summer – way too cold here! I usually pre-boil steel cut oats at night to reheat in the morning – my favorite quick preparation for oats in the winter!

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22 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats February 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

I love orange juice, I just rarely drink it because I’m supposed to be taking in less sugar overall. Ahhh now I can’t stop thinking about a glass of fresh squeezed oj!

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23 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

I’ve heard the crazy dream thing from every women who’s had a baby. I guess growing a small human make your head to funny things. :)

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24 Jordan February 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

I’m just a little over 14 weeks pregnant, and I’ve been having CRAZY pregnant lady dreams for several weeks now. I’ve also been more thirsty in the last few months than ever. It’s nuts what pregnancy does to your body! I’m so excited for you guys!

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25 Jen February 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

Just seeing that OJ made me go grab my first orange of the day! I am on my third pregnancy and oranges have been a staple for all three of them. You’re probably right, it must be a folate thing. I can’t get enough! That and pineapple smoothies. I enjoy reading your blog daily and I’m so happy for you! Enjoy your pregnancy and keep that glow! :)

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26 Veronica (My Eats and Treats) February 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

omg this green bowl/mug is awesome!!! do you remember where you got it?
ever since i started reading your blog, i’ve become obsessed with two things: oatmeal and pretty bowls :) thanks a lot, kath! haha
have a wonderful day!
P.S. i’m still sooo happy that you shared such great news with us! :)

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27 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I got it through OpenSky. It’s the Ramen bowl, the sister to the Buddha bowl: https://opensky.com/katheats/product/flavour-design-buddha-bowl

OpenSky doesn’t have the Ramen, but I believe that Uncommongoods.com does

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28 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

Hehe I’ve been drinking smoothies all throughout the winter, but like you and your overnight oats, not without a blanket! They’re just too good to give up!

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29 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh February 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

What a cool bowl, you OJ addict, you! ;-)

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30 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’m the same with overnight oats–sometimes I just don’t want them in the morning because they’re so cold!

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31 Sarah February 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

Have you ever made overnight oats minus the oats. What I mean is have you skipped the oats and let muffin crumbles set overnight in yogurt/milk? I have some blueberry bran muffins that are a bit too dry and was thinking of trying it.

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32 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I haven’t! I’m not sure how I’d feel about soggy muffin…but I can see the potential!

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33 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot February 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

Ach, I am so hungry today I could eat this whole breakfast and I already ate a really large one… Or maybe yours just looks extra tasty for some reason ;) Have fun at Cycle!

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34 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

I have always had an OJ obsession in the mornings. I seriously cannot go on with my day without a glass (and it has to be not from concentrate…minute maid makes me want to puke!). I’ve started to only fill the glass 1/3 of the way and add water to the top so I can feel like I’m drinking more without all the sugar and calories (I HATE drinking my calories)

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35 vani February 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

Kath,
Congratulations Kath, I been reading for long time Kath. Never commented. I have two kids. I know how you feel kath when you first wake up in the morning when you are pregnant, It will be shaky,tired and dizzy . Take rest kath. . I am admired about your blogging in first trimester. Hats off to you kath.
When I read the lines “I could barely stand to photograph it I wanted to drink it so badly!”I felt bad. This made me comment today.Take care and take rest Kath.

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36 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for your first comment!

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37 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious February 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

Cranberry almond sounds like heaven.

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38 Rebecca February 8, 2012 at 9:32 am

I just tried overnight oats for the first time last week (had an almost empty PB jar) – LOVE! Now I’m eating overnight oats almost daily. Love the taste and the convenience, but I too eat them in the warmth of bed! Not sure why I waited so long to try them!

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39 Nicole February 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

Kath-I know you’re probably at the end of your “morning sickness” (I had mine all day long and it felt like a hangover!) BUT…one of the only things that worked for me when I was having nausea was Preggie Pops. Something about the sourness of them helped with the nausea. Here’s there site- https://www.threelollies.com/Default.aspx

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40 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I had them!! They were actually really helpful. Lemon drops too.

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41 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

I love that bowl. And the dreams– YES!!! I’ve had the strangest dreams while pregnant. Have you started dreaming about the baby yet? Those are the craziest…a few weeks ago, I dreamed that ours was the plastic CPR baby from our parenting class, ha.

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42 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I have had a few baby dreams – one where i forgot to breast feed it for days!

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43 Jo February 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

I’d forgotten about the OJ thing, but yeah, when I was pregnant, I craved fresh-squeezed orange juice. Used to drink a big glass every day!

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44 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

I still have never tried overnight oats – mostly because I’m not sure about how I’d feel about them being cold! Maybe sometime this summer, on a hot day when I’m craving oatmeal but don’t want something hot.

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45 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon February 8, 2012 at 9:46 am

I love the ease of overnight oats!

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46 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 8, 2012 at 9:52 am

Yup, the main reason that I got my rice cooker is so that my oats would be ready for me on grueling Sunday mornings when I teach 2 classes back to back. I have no patience to make breakfast by the time I get home! Thank goodness for overnight oats, but sometimes I just want something warm.
I made peanut butter in my Vitamix last week (only a little bit) and saved it in a jar, in which I made sure the walls were well coated. I was so excited to use up the last bit of it yesterday so that I could make overnight oats and have that peanut butter flavor all the way through. Ah, the little things that make me happy (i know you get it though).

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47 Cait @ Beyond Bananas February 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

If my breakfast wasn’t ready for me when I woke up during the week.. I am not sure if I would actually eat! It is just too tough with a busy schedule! I love knowing that I can grab my pre-prepped breakfast and run out the door!

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48 Dad & PePaw February 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

Your OJ craving reminds me of Lillian having to go outside and lick the (salty) concrete steps every morning.

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49 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Haha – she must be having HUGE cravings every morning!!

Careful with PePaw – it just might stick. Unless that’s your goal!

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50 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

[I like it better than BoomPa]

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51 Dad & Papadaddy February 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Too bad Lillian’s licking is most likely related to declining health.

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52 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Well maybe it’s keeping her alive longer! A superfood.

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53 Laura February 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

I have been reading your blog for probably about a year now and I don’t think I have ever commented, but apparently I missed the email with the posts from the day of the big news and was reading the posts that came after and had to go back and find the one I missed! Congratulations!!! I am pregnant now with #2 – I have a daughter who just turned 2 this week – and we are telling our family this weekend, at which point I’ll be about 9 weeks along. So I am very excited to follow along on your baby blog, as we’ll be almost in step on the pregnancy journey! I am much more nauseous this time than I was before and have been eating like crap! Anything healthy makes my stomach turn, it’s horrible. It makes me feel better that you are at least feeling a little bit the same way! If it wasn’t for the fact that luckily a green smoothie sounds good every other day or so, there would be days with NO fruits or veggies at all! Awful!

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54 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Nausea is the worst :(

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55 Darien February 8, 2012 at 10:05 am

You are going to be a cute pregnant lady! It’s SO fun and special to be able to follow yours thoughts and eats through pregnancy! I’ve never even met her, but I was so happy for fitnessista having her little one, and letting us readers follow every minute, that a I totally teared up a little with happiness to find out Olivia had been brought into the world! I’m so looking forward to following it all, kath!

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56 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio February 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

It’s so interesting to hear how your tastes and habits are changing. Hormones are amazing.

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57 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

OJ is so refreshing when you feel dehydrated! You’ll probably like frozen OJ pops when the weather warms up. :)

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58 Blessing @ Working Mom Journal February 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

For some reason orange juice only goes well with something egg-y for me. Hopefully you were able to eat well with all that nausea you have going on. The 1st trimester will be over soon, so hang in there.

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59 Lizzie February 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

Everytime you make over night oats I really have the urge to try them! haha your pictures are so awesome.
How do you portion everything out? Do you measure, or just eyeball everything?
Do you worry about calories or how many your getting for breakfast,lunch,etc?

p.s. yaaaay for the baby!

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60 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I measure the oats, but not the milk/yogurt/banana/chias

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61 kathleen @ the daily crumb February 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

i love OJ — mental note to drink it more often!

it’s very impressive how you are keeping up with your fitness routine during pregnancy — i’ve heard it makes everything easier in the long run!

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62 Kerry @ Totes My Oats February 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

It must be an overnight oats kind of day! I had such a similar breakfast :)

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63 Cait's Plate February 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

There’s just something about a glass of orange juice that’s so mouth watering. Probably because I rarely have it in my house so it always feels like a treat when I get to have it!

I ALWAYS forget to add a pinch of salt to my oats! I need, need, need to remember for next time!

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64 Cat @Breakfast to Bed February 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

just wait until your blood volume rises, you’ll always be hot.

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65 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I can’t wait!! I’ve never been hot in my life.

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66 Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 8, 2012 at 11:07 am

You have the coolest pottery ever!

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67 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

I was too low energy to make oats this morning though they sounded better than anything else so I stuck to toast. But I’m not pregnant, I’m just sick. :(

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68 Emily February 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

speaking of oatmeal…i want to THANK you for introducing me to coach’s oats! i am currently eating my first bowl of them EVER and OH MY they are sooooo delicious! thanks kath {and coach}! :)

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69 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Glad you like ‘em!

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70 Kayla February 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

Hi there, you may have already mentioned this but where do you buy your lovely dishes? I especially like what you have your oats in today but you always seem to have the most interesting dishes :)

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71 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Not one store. All over. Boutiques to main stream stores.

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72 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count February 8, 2012 at 11:53 am

Lately, I’ve been warming up my overnight oats in the microwave. Tastes really good that way!

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73 Aylin @ Glow Kitchen February 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I am excited to see the changes in your blog as your pregnancy continues :)

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74 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I wonder if OJ would be good in overnight oats!

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75 Claire February 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Ahh spin class. I miss it so much since I hurt my knee (you’d think it would be an exercise that is good for a hurt knee but it’s not because it forces your knee to 90 degrees over and over). Also, I really interested in pregnancy and exercise. I’ll be interested to hear how that will go as the pregnancy progresses (as a runner, I’ve always wondered if it gets more difficult)

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76 ~Christy February 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Water, water, water! I always try to start the day with a glass of water just to get off to a good start. :)

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77 JRO February 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Congrats KATH- you will be a fabulous Mom!

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78 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm
79 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I love that little green bowl your oats are in…the color, the shape, the little finger hole/handle…so cute.

And yes, I remember having VIVID dreams when I was pregnant…some real doosies but also some creative and really off the wall good things. I’d say yes, it’s the hormones :)

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80 Lauren February 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

how much of each do you put in?

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81 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Milk and yogurt? About 1/3 a cup

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82 Jenny February 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Looks like a good breakfast, momma!

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83 Johanna B February 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I had regular old KERF’s overnight oats for breakfast. I added a little vanilla and cinnamon to the overnight mix cuz I knew I didn’t have any toppings. Oh, and I added raspberries. Yum.

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84 Susan Mc February 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Kath, CONGRATS on your big news!! I’ve been reading on your app lately (love) and if there’s a way to comment there, I can’t find it! I’m late to the party, but just SO silly-happy for you guys! I can’t wait to follow/celebrate/learn from this next adventure in KERF-dom! My “babies” are 11 and 13 now (gasp!) but oddly, all 4 of us have been struck with baby-fever… the bloggie-baby-boom is only making it WORSE for me and I can’t wait to follow your new site. Wonder if all this fertility is catching?! Here’s hopin’!!!
Wishing you, Kanz and your entire family (plus KERF-lette) joy!

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85 KathEats February 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm
86 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy February 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Love that green bowl/mug! It is so unique!

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87 kay February 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hi Kath,
Congrats on the baby and just wanted to comment on the orange juice. I practically “lived”
on orange juice with my first one…craved it sooooo bad and even woke in the middle of the night wanting it! My mom said it was because my stomach was “feverish”(an old term I’m guessing :-) Anyway, I think it means that I was very, very sick! lol But, take heart, because it doesn’t last forever and then it gets lots better. Here’s what I did and it helped a lot…dr. told me keep saltine crackers by my bed and eat some before I ever tried getting out of bed. It helps settle the stomach and the morning sickness is not so bad. I got sick a lot in the evening after work too and instant grits were all I wanted or could keep down…weird but you gotta eat what you can, when you can to keep up your energy. Hope this helps some :-)

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88 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte February 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm

What a fun bowl! I HAVE to drink 2 big glasses of water first thing in the morning, like I literally zombie-walk out of bed straight to the kitchen and gulp one, then the other. My whole day is off if I don’t start it that way, I’m dehydrated and playing catch up :-/

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89 Angel7 February 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

I can relate to being thirsty in the morning. I always get a huge 32 ounce cup of water to drink first thing in the morning–sometimes with lemon in it. I wish I was able to have sparkling water at my discretion like you :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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90 Sophie February 9, 2012 at 2:52 am

Im so excited for your husband and yourself on your new bun in the oven! Ha!

Love the bowl/mug, where did you buy it?

Who knew a rice cooker would be so amazing!

X

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91 Lani February 16, 2012 at 2:30 am

I don’t know if I already commented or not, but I meant to, nontheless! Congrats, Kath and Matt!
I know you will will both be fabulous parentals!

xo
Lani

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