Get Crankin’

September 4, 2012

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Not sure if it’s our third? fourth? day of rain and clouds (likely), my 5th day overdue (also likely) or hormones that is making me cranky this morning, but crankiness is here! Humph.

I don’t feel a thing this morning…except for some wiggles. (But I am very thankful for a full night’s sleep…)

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Does this look like a bowl of overnight oats?

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It was actually 5 minute oats – meaning I made it this morning. I used pretty much the same recipe for overnight oats with just a little bit less milk since I knew I wouldn’t have the time for the oats and chia seeds to soak it all up. In the bowl: 1/3 cup oats, 1/4 cup milk, 1/3+ cup plain yogurt, 1 tbsp chia seeds, pinch salt, all stirred together. Topped with fresh berries, Nature’s Path granola, sunflower butter.

It was quite delicious for a 3 minute assembly! It didn’t have the doughiness I love about overnight oats, but it still had a fun texture.

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I’m thinking about going to the mall. I have never gone shopping at our mall and I need cowgirl boots for a wedding in October! Although I have to wonder if my shoe size is going to be different a month from now?!

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

Great breakfast!! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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2 Allie@LiveLaughEat September 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

Wait, you’ve never been to Fashion Square?! I don’t believe that! I think Target has some cheap cowgirl boots.

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3 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

I’ve been in, but just not for a “I think I’ll go to the mall” trip. My visits have been 20 minutes or less in and outs!

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4 Andrea September 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

Good luck Kath. Thinking about you. Unfortunately I was 10 days late with my first little guy ….who turned out to be 9 lbs, and VERY healthy (just keep thinking about that) :) It’s so hard to go past that due date…especially when everyone you know (at least everyone I knew) seemed to be going early! My co-workers were more and more nervous each day I came in after my due date…haha! It was worth it just to see their faces. :)

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5 MissPinkKate September 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Shows you buy today very well may not fit in October. Tread carefully (pun intended). Only buy something you’ll be able to return.

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6 MissPinkKate September 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Of course I meant shoes :)

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7 kate September 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Wait on the boots, little cowgirl.
They probably won’t fit in October and it will be too late to return them.
Stay home and relax.

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8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Haha I’d be in a grumpy mood too if I were overdue and it had been cloudy and raining for days! Maybe a little shopping will lighten your mood! There’s no such thing as weather inside a mall! Haha

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9 Carol B September 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

Your shoe size will definitely be different, especially if your feet are swollen. But go on and get out, it can’t hurt to look.

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10 Nicole September 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

Hang in there mama–he’s just waiting to pick his PERFECT day :)

About the shoe size–not sure exactly when it happened (whether it was right after I had my babies or over time), but I went from a size 8 pre-babies to a now size 9 or sometimes even a 9 1/2 after having three boys! I do think it went up a little with each baby.

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11 Khushboo Thadani September 4, 2012 at 8:22 am

That’s what I usually make on weekends..faux-vernight oats but they taste just as good as the real deal! Looks yummy!

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12 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 8:26 am

Haha love that name

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13 Ashley September 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

I just had my first6 weeks ago and am still in the same size shoe (hips weren’t so lucky). I only had swelling in the hospital though from the IV fluids, not before having the baby.

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14 Laurie September 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hit the mall! Good to walk around and plenty to see and a great way to stay dry!

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15 Carrie September 4, 2012 at 8:27 am

My feet have never changed with pregnancy and I just had my fourth. I think if you don’t gain too much weight and don’t have much in the way of swelling you will probably be fine. I actually think a trip to the mall is a great way to get your mind off things.

Also, several weeks ago I told you about the Bravado nursing tanks with built-in bra. I’m not sure if you decided to make the investment but my little one is two weeks old today and this is by far my favorite clothing item – so supportive, attractive looking and really ease to access for nursing. I wish I’d have bought more than one!!! I have cheaper ones and regular nursing bras but this still ranks top of the list!

Hang in there – it won’t be long!!!

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16 Allison September 4, 2012 at 8:30 am

On my 5th day overdue with baby #1, to keep my mind off “when the heck is this baby going to come” I too went to the mall . . . I spent all morning/early afternoon shopping, fielding the “when are you due” questions, grumbling “5 days ago”, went out to eat and came home. Guess what happened that night? Boom! A baby :-) Sending good luck mall vibes your way!

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17 Silvia @ skinny jeans food September 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

it’ll happen eventually, YOU don’t really have to do anything ;-) Just distract yourself, it’ll probably happen when you least expect it (how it typically is with things we are intently waiting for).

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18 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 4, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’m betting it’s late tomorrow night. I don’t know why but there you have my prediction. We need to have a blog pool! Not for money of course, that would be illegal. :)

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19 Cristen September 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

If you’re needing to buy cowgirl boots, I would definitely wait. It won’t be like going and trying on a pair of flats or a pair of running shoes. I would wait until the babe is here to do the actually buying. Maybe just go look and get some ideas?

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20 Kori September 4, 2012 at 8:37 am

I just bought my first pair of cowgirl boots this summer, and I LOVE them! Have fun shopping and wishing you an eventful afternoon! ;)

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

No baby yet?!

My mom said her feet grew 1/2 a size with each kid. Side note: I bought my BFF’s baby the cutest baby boots ever. You guys could get a matching pair! ;)

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22 kim@hungryhealthygirl September 4, 2012 at 8:40 am

Beautiful bowl of oats and berries….I’m now thinking that’s what I should have had. Maybe a little walk around the mall will help to speed things along! ;)

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23 Marya September 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

I’m with ya this morning. My mood is related to the weather. I’m going to take a walk since Body Pump sounds really unappealing. I just can’t stand the thought of exercising under artificial light today. Heading out now to see if it will help. I hope your day improves.

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24 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

I’m thinking the little one is super happy in the cozy place you’ve made! I can’t believe he’s not moving out yet! Maybe the mood means something will happen later. The weather is doing a number on my mood today too. I need just a little sunshine! I hope you have a great day Kath!

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25 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

Hang in there Kath!! I’m sure the baby will be out soon.. gotta make sure it’s fully cooked before coming out of the oven! If it happens today, good luck in advance. I know you’ll do fabulously!

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26 Carie September 4, 2012 at 8:56 am

Although that belly looks pretty cute on you, I know you are ready to snuggle that sweet boy in your arms!! Here’s hoping that today is the day!

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27 Jackie September 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

Wait before purchasing shoes. My shoe size definitely changed after my first. That was one of the side-effects of pregnancy that I wish someone had warned me about. (That and how your hair falls out like crazy a few months post-partum!)

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28 Katryn September 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Mm, I had overnight oats this morning too! Eaten at my desk unfortunately…
I am so with you on going to the mall…when I go it’s for a specific purpose (yesterday I was there to get shoes for a wedding this weekend!) and I’m a woman on a mission! In and out before I get mall overload. Although on a cloudy day like today it IS just nice to go for a stroll…

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29 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

I’m glad you got a good nights sleep, hopefully your body was preparing you for a big day? ;)

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30 Kiki September 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

oh, Fashion Square…

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31 Heather September 4, 2012 at 9:14 am

I wouldn’t necessarily buy the boots today but going and looking would be a great way to maybe lift your spirits a bit. You aren’t going to want to search high and low with a month old baby for boots but if you know where a pair was you liked it would be easier to run in and try them on and get them. I went to Target and wandered before my second one came and I finished my Christmas shopping with my mom the day I went into the labor with my first.

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32 Caroline September 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

I’d wait on the boots ! I made that mistake during my pregnancy. On a pair of shoes, and my engagement ring!! venturing out at 9 months let alone 9+ months always sparked some fearful stares!! :) /i kept getting asked if i should REALLY be on the subway right now???;)

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33 Rachel September 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

aww no baby yet????? We’re all waiting for him! :) looove the bowl btw lol I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff haha

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34 Amanda @flecksofgreen September 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

Love that bowl!

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35 Shannon September 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

I keep thinking “today’s the day!” – but hopefully today IS the day! Feel better! I hate those cranky mornings too!

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36 Stef September 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

I must be in the minority because my feet are exactly the same size now than they were before I was pregnant!

Hope that baby comes soon!!

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37 Elisabeth September 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

He sure is hanging tight in there… here’s to hoping it’s soon ;)

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38 Maggie September 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

I vividly recall the sympathy I got from so many strangers as I walked around with my “overdue” baby inside for so many days. If you think about it, the baby is in there for about 280 days, so they’re not going to all come out the very day we’re “expecting” them, but it’s still so frustrating, none the less! If I had gone by when I believe he was conceived, I would have been 10 days overdue, but I was five days overdue according to the doctor’s calculated due date. I’m 23 weeks pregnant right now with my second, and I’m going to look at my due date more as a very general estimate this time. I’m officially due January 1st, but I’m saying the “first part of January.” We should just be so thankful that our babies stayed in the whole time, plus some extra — they truly are better off when they’re “fully baked,” even though it can be a physical and emotional roller coaster for the mama!

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39 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

I never thought to do this, but I would now tell everyone my due date was 41 or even 42 weeks. Then if he came “on time”it would just be an early surprise!

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40 Becky September 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

Fashion Square Mall is NOT the place to buy good cowgirl boots. I have currently have 3 pairs, so I know about these things. Head out to Bootville in Ruckersville on 29 if you want to see good boots. The last pair I got was a pair of Frye boots I ordered online – Zappos I think. I saved over $100 on them. I am definitely one of those women who’s feet grew after having a baby. Mine grew a whole size, from a 9 to a 10, after just one.

Going to the mall to walk sounds like a good idea though.

And it’s day 4 of the grey. Not that I’m counting.

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41 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

I don’t want to spend that much money… : (

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42 Tara at Her Baby Steps September 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

Hugs Kath!

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43 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 4, 2012 at 10:01 am

He’ll come when the time is PERFECT for all of you! :) ….and it will be the most wonderful experience of your lives! Wishing you three all the best!

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44 Martina September 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

It looks so delicious! :)

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45 Cindy September 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hang in there!! I know how tough it is to be overdue when all you want to do is meet your baby! He’ll be here soon. Shopping sounds like a great way to pass the time :)

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46 Cait's Plate September 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

You have to stop being such a cozy home for baby…he’ll never want to leave!

Maybe do a lot of jumping jacks today to make it less comfy for him. ;)

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47 Lori Z September 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

Might want to wait on the boots – my feet went up half a size with both of my pregnancies!
I was 6 days late both times so hopefully something happens soon for you!!

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48 Ash Bear September 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

I’m so sorry you’re not in a good mood. I can only imagine the anxiety of waiting.

In regards to the cowboy boots, I can’t wait to see what you find. I need a pair of brown slouchy ones for Meghann and Derek’s wedding in January since it’s part of the bridesmaid outfits.

Thinking about you!! :) Ash

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49 Alicia September 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

Ah Kath! I think you got a stubborn little fella in there. Maybe at your next Dr’s visit, your OB will strip the membranes. Not an unusual thing for them to do if you are past due. It seems to help most women get things moving. But then, if you are Strep B positive, I think they suggest not stripping the membranes. Been too long since I was pregnant to remember for sure.

I have to agree with the majority about waiting to buy the boots. Some women’s feet change and some don’t. It really doesn’t seem to relate more or less to weight gain. Some super thin women gain a full shoe size, and some heavy women will have feet that don’t change at all.

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50 Lisa September 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

I have 4 kiddos under my belt and my feet have never grown! If anything I think they are a little smaller than in high school? Not sure how that can be….

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51 marie September 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

My best friend had her baby this summer at 26 weeks. He has been in NICU for months and time will tell if there is permanent damage but he is getting stronger every day and they are so hopeful.

A few days late is great! Your baby will be healthy and strong, but I know you are ready and excited. The great thing is he can’t stay in there forever. Any day now……………..

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52 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s son – hope he is doing well now.

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53 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

I would definitely be going shopping, eating chocolate, getting a pedicure or doing anything I possibly could to take my mind off things – buy the boots and anything else you want :)

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54 Sarah (The Social Eater) September 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

Breakfast looks delicious! Crossing my fingers Baby Boy comes soon- for your sake!

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55 Jill September 4, 2012 at 11:18 am

Hey Kath,
I notice you really like chia seeds. What is it about the chia seeds that you like? What are the benefits. Do they also act as thickener?

thanks
Jill

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56 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

I like their texture the best – they do thicken foods quite well. The protein + fiber is a bonus!

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57 Jenica September 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

Ha I was just wondering this morning if overnight oats reeeally needed to be overnight or if I could do them in the morning. Good to know, thank you!

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58 Sarah September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

Hey Kath, just to warn you… Your feet may be a half size bigger ( and stay that way) after the babe..I gave all my bridesmaids shoes for my wedding as their gift and my sister in law (3 weeks post partum) needed hers stretched out a half size even though she had tried them on early during pregnancy. We were lucky to find a cobbler the day before the wedding..who knew there were still cobblers around!

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59 Annette @FitnessPerks September 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

ANd maybe the walking around will help him out?! Hah :)

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60 Lyn September 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

I went into labor with my 4th child on my way to shop at the mall. Just sayin.’

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61 lauri September 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I never had any problems w/ shoe size until the last week or so- Inoticed my sandals were a little tightfrom swelling. But that went away right after she was born. I’ve bought 3 pairs of cute cowgirl boots from target for a reasonable price over the past couple years, so check there if u don’t find anything at the mall :)

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62 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles September 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I need need need to replenish my sunflower butter supply! Almond butter just isn’t cutting it for me right now, haha!

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63 Angel7 September 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Is it required to wear cowgirl boots to the wedding? Is Matt going to wear cowboy boots to the wedding?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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64 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’m a bridesmaid, so yes, for my role : )

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65 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious September 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Raspberry tea and bouncin’ on the big ol’ exercise ball worked for me. I think crankiness is a symptom too!

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66 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way September 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’ve been thinking about you! Normally I don’t visit your blog EVERY day but lately I have been just to see if baby has arrived yet! Life could be dramatically different for at any moment now!!!!!

PS: As always, love the bowl.

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67 irene September 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I was a week overdue and I went from nothing Saturday to full blown labor Sunday morning. I never lost my mucus plug or had a bloody show. Hang in there, being overdue is frustrating. I had people asking me every day and it drove me nuts.

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68 Aimee September 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

A little unsolicited advice… I was told when I was waaay overdue with my 4th to scrub my floor on my hands and knees. I did, and my baby came the next day. I believe this saved me from being induced!

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69 Courtney September 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Regarding the boots… best boots in “town” are up at Bootville, in Ruckersville on 29N. I get all my cowboy/girl boots there!

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70 Spice Chicken September 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I finally got some sunflower butter. You are not kidding! It is OMG good.

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71 Kara September 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm

My favourite oats (just adding any oat tips and tricks – I love learning new ones myself!) are as so:
1. Pour boiling water over 2/3 cup of oats in a 500mL jar and let that sit overnight in the fridge.
2. Rinse off the oats (cause no grain is always 100% clean) in a small colander and then flip them into a saucepan.
3. Add 1/4 cup of water and let them gently boil for a minute.
4. Add a tablespoon of hemp or chia seed, a teaspoon of cream cheese (need fats!) and serve with a splash of milk and fruit.

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