From There To Here

June 5, 2012

A mish-mosh of things going on today! I headed to the bakery to have a marketing meeting with the CEO in his big office!


While there I sampled the new Salted Caramel Cookie – OMG! The new Praline Cookie (toffee, butterscotch, pecans) is also incredible.

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I stole a loaf of Whole Wheat Very Berry to use for my dinner. And after a call, headed to yoga! I have missed my class – glad to be back!

Although…I had to leave a wee bit early because we had our hospital tour this evening! Matt picked me up from yoga at the gym and we headed to Martha Jefferson for the tour.

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On the way, I ate dinner – sunbutter and banana smashed on Very Berry!


I made sure to have a big salad at lunch today since I knew I probably wouldn’t eat anything green for dinner.


The tour was very helpful and made me SO EXCITED for delivery. Just check out this Jacuzzi tub! I can’t imagine that not feeling good during labor.

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When we got home at 8, I was feeling hungry. I guess my body thought the sandwich was a snack.


I made a plate of things – aiming for a balance of nutrients.

Cheese, carrot, cherries, milk – – – Protein/fat, veg, fruit, protein.



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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Whole wheat very berry sounds incredible! What kind of berries are in it? Dried or fresh?


2 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Dried blueberries, cran and raisins, I believe


3 Cait's Plate June 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm

The tub looks AMAZING!

And salted caramel cookie!??! YUM!!


4 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm

That jacuzzi tub makes me want to get pregnant LOL :) The very berry bread sounds delicious, have a nice evening!


5 Kimberly June 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Wow! That jacuzzi looks nice! Are you having a water birth? Good for you!


6 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

You’re not allowed to deliver in the water, but you can labor in there so long as you’re natural


7 Amanda June 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

The very berry bread looks so good! As does your post-dinner snack…very balanced! Enjoy your night :-)


8 Alicia N. June 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

For me, the hardest part of losing weight is reducing my calories, and ‘portion control’…What is your advice for staying fuller longer. I see your snacks are so small, and I feel like I could eat double that, especially @ night.. I am trying to eat 1,200 a day, but I know I always go at least a few hundred above that.

PS that bread looks yummmy.


9 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

1200 a day is so little… I would starve. You’re probably so hungry at night because you’re not getting enough during the day. I wouldn’t recommend less than 1500 – even for weight loss. Adding some activity and eating whole foods will get you farther and will be more sustainable without feeling hungry than cutting back so drastically.


10 Roxanne June 6, 2012 at 1:45 am

Staying full longer is attainable by eating oatmeal in the mornings, like Kath! And potatoes, brown rice and whole wheat pastas…just stay away from white… As long as you have lots of veggies with these starches, you’ll not be so hungry…


11 Nikki June 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I would recommend having some fat and protein with every meal/snack. They keep you full long after carbs have worn off.


12 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:34 am

Oats do have protein – so do most whole grains


13 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Did I miss it? I’ve been thinking about your glucose test all day. Hopefully you got the results and all is well!

Ironically I wouldn’t have wanted to be in a tub during L & D. The *thought* of a water labor or water birth is nice; but in reality, I liked dry land but it’s soooo personal and you don’t know til you’re in the moment what will feel good and what wont’!


14 Jen June 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

Results are not given on the same day.


15 KathEats June 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

They actually are…I just haven’t shared them yet :)


16 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

that salted caramel cookie sounds sooooo good!


17 Simply Life June 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

oh those cookies sound amazing!


18 Jen June 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

You are so confident. Birth has always terrified me! (yes, even though women have been doing it since the beginning of time).

Do you plan on going natural – or taking the epidural?


19 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm



20 Ali June 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

Hi Kath. I notice on your blog you seem to hate needles and/or any sort of pain. (some people seem to be less pain tolerant) Are you open to an epidural? I can’t even imagine you without one if you think a needdles are bad!


21 KathEats June 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

The needle is the #1 reason why I don’t want an epidural – I can’t stand the thought! That said, if labor is bad enough to want that needle in my back, I’m open to it


22 Mom June 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

So exciting you toured the hospital! I remember touring it with you and thinking, this is where my baby’s going to be born. (Simple thought I know, but it was a real moment for me.)


23 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio June 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Wow Kath, that’s a beautiful hospital! How exciting!


24 Alicia @culinarybliss June 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Actually, I hated the tub! The only thing that felt good was to be bent over, and being bent over in the tub was uncomfortable. But if you don’t have back labor, it’ll be great. Some women call it a liquid epidural :) I don’t know if you’re recovering in the same room, but our mother and baby unit had the same tubs as labor and delivery and it was fantastic for recovery. Soaking a few times a day is really helpful post birth.


25 Sara June 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I forgot for a second that you were still talking about a hospital when I saw that jacuzzi shot – WOW. So fancy!

Super jealous of those cherries. They’re still far too expensive up here in Canada for me to even think about buying them, but they’re certainly tempting.


26 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Those cherries look amazing!


27 Carla June 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm

LOVE your bright red bag!


28 Becky June 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I did the tub.
I HIGHLY recommend it.


29 kristen @ verbs and vignettes June 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm

so glad you’re enjoying all your classes and visits! i can’t imagine how stressful the unexpected could be the first time around. luckily, i’m far off from that myself, and get to see other bloggers live it out first. :p

i’ve been away from yoga for TOO LONG, too. it’s so hard to get myself back now, even knowing how great the classes make me feel…


30 Courtney June 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

That sandwich sounds really good. I LOVE peanut butter and banana sandwiches even though my family thinks they are a bit odd, and I’m sure the very berry bread just made it even better.


31 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Wait, I’m confused…the hospital has a hot tub?? Is that popular for giving birth? I’ve never heard of that–that looks like such a nice hospital!


32 polly June 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm

awesome hospital, Kath!
and the sandwich? WHOAH. Girl.. i keep saying that green veggies are overrated. any meal that i can get away with eating NO veggies is a win win. 😉


33 Erin June 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

That looks more like a hotel than a hospital – gorgeous! You’ll feel great in there :-)


34 Ashley June 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Martha Jefferson looks so nice!! Lucky you!


35 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Snackage plates are the best! And I would totally love sitting in a jacuzzi like that–even during labor 😉


36 Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I used the Jacuzzi during both my labors and it really did help quite a bit. It looks like a great room to labor in! I love our labor rooms in the hospital I deliver at. We have no birthing centers in our insurance network and I really don’t like anything about the hospital except the rooms and that they let my midwife work there. hehe


37 Khushboo June 6, 2012 at 12:14 am

Salted caramel cookie sounds AMAZING! Apparently Pinkberry has that a fro yo flavor- need to try asap!


38 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever June 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

So beyond jealous of that hospital room, I wish mine was like that. No tub at all. We did have ocean views though…


39 Zoe June 6, 2012 at 1:30 am

That looks like a hotel rather than a hospital. Wow!


40 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 6, 2012 at 5:15 am

That looks like a great snack to me!


41 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 6, 2012 at 6:30 am

Berry Bread sound soooooo goooood! I love the mixture of berries! I can only imagine how tasty it would be toasted! I was haivng a natural birth with my first son…unfortunatley his head was turned the wrong way and putting so much pressure on my back I was getting no relief between contractions…I had to have an epidural (much to my chagrin). My second birth was all natural…no medication…it was definitly a better experience. You can plan all you want…ultimately, one never knows how the delivery will be until you get there!


42 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not June 6, 2012 at 6:30 am

I’m so glad cherries are back. Hands down best summer fruit.


43 Molly @ RDexposed June 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

Those nutty squirrel butters sound so good! Wish those were at my local GH.


44 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

Wow, that tub looks nice! It’s hard to believe that it’s in a hospital.

The cookies sound really yummy! :)


45 Tara June 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

I’ve been a reader for a while, first time commenting…I just had to say that jacuzzi tub is awesome and you will probably love it during labor. The hospital I had my son at had one (rolling) tub for the whole maternity floor! I had back labor, so the first thing I did when I got there was ask my doula to go make sure the tub was available – it was and I was pretty much lived in it until it was go time. It’s one of the reasons I think I was able to do an all natural birth, because it really helped with pain management and relaxation. However,it would have been a lot nicer to have an in-suite jacuzzi tub. :) I kept feeling guilty some other woman in labor might need it!


46 B @ Crags and Veggies June 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

When do we get to try salted caramel cookie and praline cookie?!?! Your bread looks delicious! Love all the beautiful berries in it!


47 Katie June 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

Climb in that tub as soon as you can! I had planned on using the tub but my daughter had other plans. My labor progressed so quickly(from .5 cm to fully dialated in about 30 minutes) that I found myself on the delivery table pushing before the doctor had even arrived. Less than 30 minutes and 5 pushes later Claire arrived and she’s been in charge and on the go ever since. Her brother came along 12 months and 12 days later. His labor was about twice as long and I was apologizing to my husband because we were at the hospital for four hours before he was born. Love the Very Berry bread, I had the Fruit Madness at the Farmer’s market. My good friend who is a teacher is working at the local GH for the summer so the kids and I are planning on stopping in today. Now that summer is here I find that my meals seem more like snacks, lighter yet still balanced.


48 Nicole June 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

That “aquadural” (aka the tub 😉 will help you out immensely!! I didn’t have one to use with my first but spend my second and third labors in a birthing tub almost the whole second part of labor (5-10 cm)…and birthed my 10 pounder in it too :) Water is probably the #1 coping tool I recommend to my couples so you’re good to go there!


49 Angel7 June 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

That jacuzzi tub is awesome! I am sure it would be wonderful to sit in that jacuzzi while in labor! All that you would need is a smoothie or coconut water beside the tub to drink from time-to-time :)


50 Diane June 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

I’ve never seen such a beautiful birthing suite in a hospital, lucky! I never used the tub/shower at the hospital (it was no where as near as nice as yours) but both times labored at home the standing in the shower before going to the hospital. The hot water felt so good on my back.

I am a NUT for salted caramel anything, especially cookies. There is a soup place near my work that sells salted caramel cookies…looks like I will be having soup for lunch so I can get one.


51 Sam June 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

It’s crazy to me to see how many people loved their tubs. I couldn’t tolerate the tub when I was in labor. There wasn’t enough space to really stretch out and writhe in agony. :) However, I did find the actual shower part to be fantastic. The streaming water felt so wonderful on my back and stomach. Unfortunately my stupid hospital, which is brand new, was having water issues. The pressure kept giving out and the water would turn cold so I’d have to get out, wait/labor more painfully, get back in, labor more comfortably, get out, wait, etc. It was incredibly lame. The power also went out after I had my son. Fortunately, the generators kicked in so the important stuff in the hospital worked, but the kitchen was unable to make anything but fried food for my first post-birth meal. We ordered (a very expensive) pizza instead.


52 Nicole June 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I, too, was in a smallish tub for my second son and even though I still found it helpful, I totally know what you mean when you say no room to stretch out! So with my homebirth for my third son I rented an Aquadoula tub and not only was it HUGE but it was heated also. I could be kneeling or sitting and be totally covered up to my neck if I wanted :) HIGHLY recommend those kinds of tubs–especially for larger women like myself who DO NOT fit in a regular bath tub without having some part of my body exposed LOL


53 Michelle June 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Not that I don’t think touring the hospital is nice (which by the way I love the fact that they have a jacuzzi!), but I have an odd question. On the pic with the snack you showed, I see what looks liek a small box that has jars in it? It says Shefford I think. Did you guys buy that some where or is that just something random you found? I love it!


54 KathEats June 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

My mom got it for me! It’s a vintage cheese box. I’m obsessed with all kinds of vintage wooden boxes that once held food


55 Michelle June 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Oh wow! I love that box and I too love vintage boxes. Actually I love vintage anything!


56 Amelia June 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

What a beautiful hospital – and you will LOVE that birth tub when the time comes!


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