Feel The Burn

July 26, 2012


Ay yi yi I didn’t sleep very well last night – rib burning extreme! Normally I can lie on my left side to make it go away, but there was no relief last night. I think his little behind was tucked up and pinching my muscles and nerves. I remember in the middle of the night thinking: “There is no way I can handle 5 more weeks of this…” which is a scary thought. Thankfully it’s better (not gone) this morning.


Breakfast was delicious – overnight oats fiesta!


The usual blend made with raspberries and blueberries – plus a handful of salted peanuts which I totally regret adding. I ended up picking them out, which is not like me. Earthy peanuts + doughy overnights oats were not a match made in heaven.

The topping, however, was a blob of Sarah’s latest nut butter creation – Lemon Nutty Butter. Sarah has been using me as her taste test palate, and I’m a big fan of this one!


Moose Drool mixed with coffee :mrgreen:


Happy Thurs!


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1 [email protected] July 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

Well, at least we know the little guy has a cute bum :)


2 Khushboo Thadani July 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

That glass of iced coffee looks exceptionally delicious!


3 Kaila @healthyhelperblog July 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

Delicious looking bowl of oats! A bit to humid here this morning for a hot breakfast! So cereal it was…


4 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma July 26, 2012 at 8:11 am

For the first time, I’m drooling more over your bowl than the food. Granted, breakfast looks delicious, but that bowl is BEAUTIFUL. I love flowers.


5 Kerry July 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

Just wanted to mention with the rib pain.. When you posted the pic on BERF yesterday of the location of the pain, I had gallstones in my gallbladder with my first pregnancy, and had pain that came and went in the same place that you were pointing.

The doc told me its more common to have stones form during pregnancy, and they diagnose on a specific gallbladder ultrasound. I had my gallbladder removed when my daughter was 7mo old, to prevent issues in future pregnancies. They don’t want to operate during pregnancy unless it’s really an emergency (gallbladder inflammation etc).

I just wanted to throw that out there. I hope it’s just rib pain for you and nothing more. :)


6 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 8:29 am

I mentioned this to my doctor, but he said the burning/tingling is structural – I guess if it keeps getting worse I will bring it up next week again!


7 Melissa @ HerGreenLife July 26, 2012 at 8:31 am

Hmm, didn’t know that was common, but my cousin, who’s now 37 weeks along, has the gallbladder issue. They’re waiting to remove it until after baby comes.

Anyway, I was going to say that I started having some stomach issues at about this point in my pregnancy last summer. Fortunately, they did abate after a couple of weeks, so maybe things will ease up for your last weeks.


8 Katie July 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

Sorry you didn’t sleep well, hope you can get some rest today. I remember this late in pregnancy that it always seemed to be the little buns that would cause me discomfort as they were running out of room. Just have to know where you got the bowl and the pear placemat/linen? Such vibrant colors and designs!


9 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

Cute bowl! Lemony PB sounds a bit odd, but I think I’d probably like it if I gave it a try. Sorry to hear about your sleep… sounds like BERF is very excited to come out!


10 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

Think lemon cookie more than lemonade : )


11 Kristen @ Change of Pace July 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

I definitely remember the sleepless nights before the real sleepless nights! If my little guy wasn’t bothering me I was up going to the bathroom every hour or so haha. Hang in there Kath! It’s all worth it in the end and you’ll actually miss those little things :)


12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 26, 2012 at 8:33 am

awwww… at least he moves so you get relief eventually!

so jealous you get to taste sarah’s new creations. i still maintain that she puts crack in the oatmeal cookie jars. 😉


13 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 26, 2012 at 11:46 am

You’ve figured out my secret.

Check your mail this weekend. 😉


14 Mom July 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

Love the bowl (and the mug and the cloth!)


15 Jess and Less July 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

Hi Kath!

We were just wondering if you used frozen fruit in your overnight oats or do you add the fruit in the morning?

looks great!


16 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

These berries were fresh, but I have used frozen with good luck


17 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio July 26, 2012 at 8:51 am

Happy Thursday. What a happy breakfast!


18 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance July 26, 2012 at 8:53 am

Lucky you! I wish I could be a taste tester :)


19 Allison July 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

I had the burning rib thing especially bad with my first child, not so much with the subsequent two. It was always in the same spot like she had a foot stuck there or something. After she was born, that spot was literally numb for like a year. So weird!


20 Katharina July 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

Sorry to hear you didn’t sleep well! Hopefully you can take a nice long nap this afternoon!


21 domonique July 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

Kath, I think you had a Canary Melon the other day. I’ve been thinking about honeydew lately. When I saw that delicious fresh melon on your plate, I had to have one. Was at the market and saw one that looked similar, called a Canary Melon. Slicing it open for lunch!


22 wesley @ the way home July 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

What an adorable plethora of colors and patterns! And the moose drool is the cherry on top. I’d be interested to see what the lemon butter tasted like, sometimes I love lemon flavor but sometimes I feel like it tastes out of place. I’m sure five weeks will fly by! Hope he moves and gives you a little relief later today.


23 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

Don’t you hate it when something that initially sounded good when you made it ends up not being quite as good as you thought? Hope the little one moves his patootie and gives you some relief.


24 Megan @ Megan's Munchies July 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hope you feel better!!


25 Shannon @ My Place In The Race July 26, 2012 at 10:02 am

Loving the pear towel (napkin?)! So cute!


26 Rachel July 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

aww I can’t believe how close it’s getting! Oats look great :)


27 [email protected] July 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

so sorry to hear about your rib pain… i’ve never been pregnant, but it sounds pretty painful to have a little bottom poking up in your ribs while trying to sleep! take it easy & catch a nap today, if need be!


28 Amber July 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

During my first pregnancy I had the same exact horrible burning rib pain- definitely everything stretching during these last few weeks! I only got relief from pressing on it, which obviously was short lived relief!
I’m at the end of my second pregnancy now and I have yet to have the pain- carrying quite a bit lower I think.
Here’s to hoping once that baby drops you get some relief!


29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

ahh I’m so sorry that’s been causing you pain, I’m sure that was so frustrating last night! And the peanuts sound good in oats, too bad it didn’t work out well!


30 Tiffany July 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

Hi Kath,

My rice cooker finally came yesterday. (I bought the same one as yours except mine is a 3 cup in black). I cooked oats in it this morning, they were good (a bit gummy and bland). I’ll have to work on the water ratio and maybe adding my cinnamon the night before.

I wanted to add fruit (berries) the night before but I was unsure if it would be okay. Have you tried that?

Also, when you cooked beans in yours what setting did you use?

Thank you so much! Hope your day is off to a wonderful start. As always beautiful photos :)


31 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

I found the oats a bit gummy too- which is why I prefer stove top if I have the time. I put the banana in the night before. Since it doesn’t have to be refrigerated, it should be food safe


32 Jeri July 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Cinnamon? Hmmm. Since I am not adding sugar to my oatmeal anymore, I’m never thought of adding cinnamon without the sugar. Will try that tomorrow.


33 Sara July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

i don’t mean to be harsh, but as i was reading about your insufferable rib pain (which i truly hope goes away or is more tolerable in coming days) the pop up ad on your side bar was a child that was bald from chemotherapy in a St. Jude Children’s hospital advertisement. I hope this gives us some perspective…

I hope your baby is happy and healthy and slight discomfort you are experiencing just means they are developing correctly.

In general, I’m curious what you think about pregnancy being discussed like a medical condition — do you find this good or bad? We have definitely come a long way since women squatted in a cave…but is all the over-analysis helpful or hurtful?


34 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

That is an unfortunate juxtaposition – I don’t choose the ads that run (although I can veto them) so I wasn’t aware of this as I was typing my post.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the advancements in pregnancy care. Remember many, many women used to die in childbirth and children too.


35 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I’d buy that mug off you – adorable! Love it!!!!!!!!


36 Cait's Plate July 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Jealous! I wish Sarah wanted to use me as her test palate! :)


37 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen July 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I always need testers…I’m just lucky Kath lives so close. [Or maybe SHE is the lucky one? ;)]


38 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I’m sorry about the pain you are feeling. Just think, before you know it, you will have your little one sleeping comfortably in your arms :)

I love the breakfast fiesta!


39 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Oats sound good, but I’m with you, as much as I love peanuts, don’t think I’d like the in my o’s!


40 Becca July 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’ve made the same mistake TWICE now in the past and swear I won’t ever do it again! Crunchy nuts and seeds DO NOT belong in overnight oats. They ruin the texture.


41 KathEats July 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Haha. I was going for a traditional muesli dish, but perhaps just dried fruit is appropriate


42 Angel7 July 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

To get one night’s good sleep would be wonderful! I am not sure when that will happen, though.



43 Amykinz @ Foodie 4 Healing July 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm
44 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

Lemon nut butter? Wowza, that sounds REALLY good. Too bad I don’t live in Charlottesville…I’d be all about taste-testing that stuff 😛


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