August 28, 2012


Well, the crew is not here. They are on flight delay #2. They might not even come! I imagine we will just have to reschedule for after baby if they can’t get here in time. Such a bummer, I’ve been waiting all day!

Lunch today was leftover corn + tomato + bean salad – with extra goat cheese!


A wonderful half PB&J


And a very happy plum.


Raz-ma-taz on the side!


I had what I thought was a real contraction this morning (really tight bump with pain low), but haven’t had one since so I think it was a fluke. I am also feeling extremely emotional and sort of down today. Hoping an up comes soon.


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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Come on baby!!! Get outta there.


2 Kristi August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Cheer up! The Type A in you just wanted to check this film shoot off the list before baby. It’ll all work out!


3 Kelly August 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Oh Kath, what a bummer dude but I have to say I agree with Kristi! You have EVERYTHING done and are at the “watching the clock” stage. You need to kill some time. Do something that is out of the ordinary for you today. Watch a funny movie or read your book (during the daytime)!

I dont’ think I have ever had everything crossed off of my list. I wish I could give you an organzational project to do for me… I have TONS! :)

We’re all thinking of you but no pressure, he’ll come when he wants to.


4 Miranda August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Cheer up! Just think that you’re going to be a mommy soon and you’ll be able to see your child’s smile and hear their laugh. 😀

By the way, I love the face on the plum haha!


5 Mara August 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Maybe this will cheer you up: I had a nap yesterday afternoon and I had a dream that you were going into labor, and you posted the news with a basket of your garden tomatoes indicating how many centimeters (1 tomato, 2 tomato, and on up).

Crazy mashup of your latest blog posts, but when I woke up from the dream I was so excited and was about to run to my computer to check on your tomato basket/cervical dilatation when I realized I was crazy.



6 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Hahahah. That did make me smile :)


7 Lindsay McAlester August 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Baby blues because there is no baby yet? Good luck and I hope labor starts soon! :)


8 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

No just in general. Lots of other things going on too.


9 Celeste August 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Nothing matters right now but your husband who loves you, and the baby you both love. I know it doesn’t feel that way, but yes. Go have an ice cream or a mock tail or see a movie or go to a museum. Or take a nap! You are doing great!


10 Sana August 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Cheer up :) You will have a sweet baby soon!!!


11 sharon August 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I remember feeling down right before too. Looking back now, I chaulk it up to anxiety. Sending you lots of quick labor and healthy delivery vibes. This is so exciting to be on baby watch, but strange since we’ve never met. I have been reading your blog for years and I wish I could have had parents like I know you two are going to be. Your little guy is so blessed to have you.
Good luck.


12 Ann August 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I felt really down before I went into labor too. I cried for two hours that day because I was so tired and so ready for the baby to come. And that evening he did! :) Just keep calm…He’ll be here soon enough!
And I’m replying to the previous comment because I too have been reading your blog for years (since 2008!) and am so excited for you and Matt! Sending you positive vibes!


13 Erin Motz August 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Aww, feel better, Kath :) Spend some time under the sun – that’ll help perk you up!


14 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Good point. Maybe I need a short walk!


15 Annette @FitnessPerks August 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Mmmmm goat cheese! I need some soon.

That baby is just wanting to make a grand entrance, I am sure! 😉


16 Colleen @ Culinary Colleen August 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I hope you feel better! Must be an exciting but inanely stressful time!


17 Christine August 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Bummer about the film crew. Hang in there – that beautiful baby you have waited so long for is almost here. All the cozy snuggles and new baby smell will be worth the wait!


18 Marilu from Kalamazoo August 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Sending you happy thoughts, and hoping the blues slip away soon.


19 Katharina August 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Chin up! Little Berf will be here before you know it. Maybe take some time this afternoon to do something fun like take a walk to get a treat downtown (ice cream!).


20 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Get some extra rest and try to relax. You will have a baby to cuddle with soon enough. :)


21 Carol August 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

You have every right to be emotional ….. but just know that it won’t be much longer and the end result, Mommy …. true bliss ! We are all cheering you on ! It is wrong to wish pain on someone ? :p)


22 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Haha – no please wish away : )


23 Michele August 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hang in there! I didn’t have to play the waiting game because I had a little bit of a complication that necessitated a c-section at 37 1/2 weeks, but I can imagine what it must be like – so much anticipation! Soon you’ll be snuggling your new little bundle though. Just try to enjoy this last bit of quiet the best you can. Easier said than done, right?


24 Nicole August 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Not to get your hopes up but with all three of my boys I went into labor the night/morning after having an emotional breakdown with sobbing and all that good stuff. I also have definitely seen this happen MANY times with my doula clients!


25 Marie August 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm

This happened to me also! I was hysterical after my dr. visit when relaying the news to my mom that I would be getting induced in 3 days if no progress. So, I went and got a pedicure, had eggplant parmesan and cookies for dinner (total comfort foods for me) and my water broke the next morning!


26 k August 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I had eggplant for dinner the night my water broke too! Eat some eggplant Kath! Maybe something will hatch! Hur hur hur! <–How my husband laughs when I say something dorky. I apologize for that pun, it just couldn't be helped!


27 rosie August 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I, for one, am super curious as to what this film crew is all about!

I think your mood means labor is near…your hormones are getting wonky in preparation! Hang in there! I feel him coming soon!


28 Chris Therrien August 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

The end is the hardest part of the “waiting game”. Try to relax and enjoy these last couple moments with your husband. Go out to eat, get a pedicure, take naps…enjoy. Soon you will be crying for a free moment!


29 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Awww, I’m sorry! And I agree, a short walk might really help. If that fails, track down some ice cream. 😉


30 Karen August 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Sorry you are feeling blue…think of all you have to be grateful for. That tends to knock the bad mood right out of me. I’m sure some hormonal issues are in play here too. In any event, blah days are necessary for us to fully appreciate the awesome days. In any event, great joy is just around the corner for you…


31 Sam August 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I was emotionally up and down (and also physically out of sorts) during the week leading up to my son’s birth. Incidentally, he was 1w1d late. Here’s to hoping your little guy doesn’t put you on that same rollercoaster. :) Best wishes.


32 Tonya August 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Maybe it was just me, but I spent my last pregnancy month thinking every little thing was a contraction and when the contractions ACTUALLY started I thought I was just having lower back cramps and tried to “walk it off”. LOL! So silly!


33 Jenn August 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

We (Levi and me) will be going to the the Market today (it’s Levi’s favorite playground too) probably around 3:30-4 if you would like to meet up :)

I hate when I’ve planned my day around something exciting and it gets screwed.


34 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I would love to but I think the crew is coming! Would love to meet another day this week if we are both free


35 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

That’s too bad about the crew!! I hope the baby comes soon, I’m sure you’re soooo ready!


36 Jennifer @ Daily Vegans August 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Your body is telling you that baby is on board and ready… I remember, little walks helped me a lot:)


37 Kori August 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Sending lots of love your way!


38 Lisa August 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hang in there. These last days are tough emotionally. I like the idea to get out in the sunshine!


39 Deirdre @ Oh Well August 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Wow I NEED to buy goat cheese, that looks amazing. So sorry to hear you are feeling down. You always seem so perky and positive you gotta allow for the range of emotions that come with it all. Just know the UP is coming and allow yourself the comfort you need right now. Take care ; )


40 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Big virtual hug, Kath. You are emotional b/c you’re pregnant, you were counting on your loved ones, there’s uncertainty with the weather and well, some days are just like that!

But you took a gorgeous picture of that straw :)

And yes, that was a contraction it sounds like. HUGS!!!


41 Jen August 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Call your mom!


42 Johanna B August 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I wrote down the ingredients for that salad. I plan to have some this weekend in honor of #babyKERF’s imminent birth.


43 Rachel August 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

aww come on baby 😀

Maybe go get some fresh air, that always helps cheer me up :)


44 Kathryn Vahey August 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

I have 2 little boys. And I can remember so clearly how difficult the last weeks of pregnancy were. It wasn’t how I was feeling physically. It was the anticipation with no end in sight. When else do you prepare for something and then just wait. Big of my boys were born after I was induced. On the days the MD gave me the inducement date I felt calm and happy, like I had for the vast majority of my pregnancies. All of a sudden the constant waiting was done (even though it was one week more until I would go to the hospital). Hang in there. The day of my sons birth were so worth the wait and an extraordinarily special memory.


45 Michelle (Peachy Palate) August 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm

How do you manage to make a PB & Jelly Sandwich look so incredible!!! I know what my evening snack will be now!


46 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 28, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Oh no, don’t be down! The little one will be coming soon! Keep your chin up Kath! Try to relax a little. I hope the afternoon is a good one for you!


47 j3nn August 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I’m sorry you’re feeling down today but I think you’re going to have a HUGE up very soon!! So much happiness in the very near future. And sorry about the film crew not making it! :( Bummer! But once baby is here you’ll forget all about this unpleasant day in an instant. 😀


48 Jennifer L August 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

your happy plum face made me smile

hope you get an up soon :)


49 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear August 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm

What a bummer! At least your lunch looks yummy. I’m always so jealous of your bread!


50 Attempting Normal August 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm


You are an inspiration. Some days are low… but do know that you make others smile, work to become the best versions of themselves, and well you’re just overall great!

Best of luck in the next few days.

Oh, and also… that PB&J looks fantastic!


51 Elyse August 28, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Virtual hug!


52 Regina August 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I know its not fun but it might be good news. I felt really down and constantly on the brink of tears a few days before I went into labor. Maybe it’ll be the same for you. Fingers crossed!


53 Jodie August 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I think you’re doing so well Kath!
This Flight of the Conchords video/new song might cheer you up – (the song starts at 10:15). :-)


54 Katie August 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I totally had the blues the weekends leading up to my babies arrival. I was a week late and had always envisioned my baby coming early. Each weekend without plans was just another milestone I hadn’t prepared to be pregnant for. I too had everything off my to-do list and had I do multiple “stock-up” grocery trips and pdicures as each week ticked by! Hang in there these days will seem like such a distant memory once your guy is here. Try to stay busy!


55 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I’m so sorry you’re feeling down. I’m sure the anticipation of baby and film crew just have your emotions at an all time high. Take care of yourself. Baby will come!


56 Anna Resman August 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

1. I love your first photo in this picture. The focus on straw with blurry background is incredible.
2. You are a rockstar, and I especially love following your blog because I am a business student and very interested in opening my own cafe/restaurant/fitness studio
3. I can’t wait to hear your baby stories!!!


57 Nicole August 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I felt like with both my kids I had a down day or two before they came. You are just so ready for your baby to get there and those contractions get you excited and then stop. Such teases those braxton hicks! The good thing is the stronger they get, the closer you are. They aren’t just for nothing. Plans not working out NEVER helps the situations either. I suggest planning a date with your hubby for your due date. That’s what my midwife had me do since babies tend not come the projected “due date.” My second however did come on her date which totally spoiled my romantic night out. Haha, it was a very welcome change of plans. :)


58 Cait's Plate August 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Sorry you’re feeling down Kath :( Hang in there! I’m sending good vibes your way and hopeful travel vibes the film crew’s way!


59 TT August 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hang in there… I was very emotional the night before my third child was born. I was crying and told my husband I didn’t think she would ever make it. I had 2 days until my due date and was facing induction talks. I fell asleep and 2 hours later I woke up in labor and delivered an hour later!

Maybe you are closer than you think :)


60 Tina August 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

8/29 is a great birthday… my “baby” will be 9 tomorrow!!!


61 Amy Wiginton August 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

That contraction sounds very *real*…and ups and downs, waay downs are a good sign too. The best thing you can do is keep busy and keep making other plans that do not include having the baby. You wont be pregnant forever even though it definitely feels like it right now.

Hang in there…all good things ahead! Promise.


62 Austin August 28, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Kath, we are due the same day and I am feeling kind of down and blah today, too. For me it’s largely a result of finding out my cervix has made NO progress in THREE WEEKS (!) despite my best efforts to get things moving. But I wonder if the lunar cycle really does have some sort of effect on us/our emotions. Hope you’re able to cheer up! :)


63 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Don’t get down on the progress – it can happen overnight!! I wonder if we’re just going through hormonal dips : )


64 JessicaE August 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Heck yeah, contraction!! Now they just need to come regularly. <3

I recommend some chocolate or ice cream (NOT diluted with milk ;)) and some good music while you take a walk.


65 chris August 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Today Jess posted a video of baby hiccups on Facebook, after months of feeling them inside…and her milk came in. But in between we had to check to see if your baby boy had arrived! You have such wonderful bliss to look forward to, it’s the waiting…


66 KathEats August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Oh fun! I’m looking for her on FB – and you too. How can I find you!?


67 Katie@Real Food Katie's Way August 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm


On the plus side of things your sammich looks DEELISH! It’s your bread that gets me every time! I love making bread and I sincerely wish I could recreate yours!!!


68 Jen August 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Kath – I hope you aren’t letting negativity and negative comm-enters get you down. There will always be insecure, judgemental a$$es in the world, trust me. You are an inspiration for just doing what you want in life. For far too long, I haven’t (and still don’t) because I fear other’s reactions, assumptions and judgements. The freedom to just be who really are without criticism and judgement is something we all deserve.


69 Angel7 August 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I know what you mean about feeling down :( I have had quite a few of those days during this pregnancy, so I look forward to the happy :) days in between.


70 Mom August 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

That straw shot is so cool and I love the happy plum!

Making casseroles. I’m going to sneak the baby his first minuscule taste of mac and cheese.


But I bet he would like it.


71 Krissy @ Make it Nakead August 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I agree with Mom. That straw shot makes me want to have a sip! So my sis went to the dr on tuesday and he said no progress and guess what…her water broke wed! it can happen just like that! hoping you cheer up soon. loved the feature on beyond the flavor. also, schlafly pumpkin ale is soooooo close!! that’s some happiness for ya :)


72 Travis Ehrenstrom September 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I really want to thank you for all of the great posts you’ve put up for us “wannabe” chefs. I’ve found that your recipes have all been pretty easy and great for me to make. I tried your Tomato Basil soup recipe last night, and ate way too much of it because it was so yummy!

Is there any way you could point me in the direction of your tomato bean salad recipe? It looks absolutely to die for!

Thanks again!


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