Hormones, Go Back To Sleep

August 4, 2012


My eyes opened at 6 for a typical roll over.

My body (and the squirmer inside) said “time to wake up!!”

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to go back to sleep because my brain immediately cheered: “Go wash your new things so you can nest some more! Time to pack your hospital bag!”

I have a month until my due date and this is what my brain wants me to do at 6am on a Saturday morning? Hormones, go back to sleep.

Needless to say I’m feeling really tired right now. I didn’t make my bed because I might get back in it!


I’ve been craving pancakes all week, so with my extra morning time I whipped up a batch of Kodiak cakes topped with both almond and sunflower butter, chia seeds and coconut. Plus some of those sweet maple flakes on top. They are like maple crunchy sprinkles.


These plums were the only fruit in our house. Not my ideal pancake accompaniment, but I can’t do a breakfast without fruit!

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4 for 4 for Earl Grey! So glad I finally just bought a box.


Have a good day – or nap!


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1 kristen @ verbs and vignettes August 4, 2012 at 7:27 am

i don’t have the nesting going on, but it still blows my mind how my body knows the one day a week i don’t set an alarm, and wakes me up three hours before my hoped-for time.

the kodiak cakes look divine! i might have to change the bfast plan to some cherry pancakes.

happy saturday morning! whether that means nesting or napping… :-)


2 Kaila August 4, 2012 at 7:28 am

I have got to go buy some stone fruits….everyone has been showcasing them on their blogs lately and now I am really craving some! Nectarines are my favorite!


3 Ann August 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

haha aww – I had a little doggie staring at me and poking me with his nose to get up at 6am today, too. So In know how you feel right now!! So tired! haha

Happy Saturday, Kath!


4 Laura August 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

Had a crazy dream last night and in it I ran into you and your baby and you both looked great!

PS-the baby had dirty blonde hair :)


5 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

Haha glad to hear it!


6 Rachel August 4, 2012 at 7:55 am

awww! I also woke up early.. but not for the same reasons lol… my cat was hungry and sat on my head :p


7 Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food August 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

I loved that nesting feeling! You get so much done! Happy Saturday to ya kath :)


8 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 4, 2012 at 8:05 am

Happy Saturday! The whole hormone thing- I’m not a fan! It can help me nest and such, but other days, it leaves me feeling so overwhelmed with all that needs to be done! ….Hospital bag packing is on my list today too!!! Considering I’m dilated- the husband thinks it needs to be done- HA, and I kind of have to agree!!


9 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

That looks like my kind of breakfast! Have a nice nap :)


10 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

Cute little plums and hope you can just eat and roll right back over to bed – that would be a great gift. But once my brain is up, I’m up and that going back to bed thing is tricky!


11 chris August 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

Hey, the hospital bag is our current dilemma. I told Jess she’d only need the “coming home” outfit for the baby. But I guess babies today are stylin’ in the hospital? Still breech so I guess I’ll know when to pack MY bag!


12 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

Check this out for an all-inclusive list! http://prebabyblog.com/2012/01/hospital-bags/


13 chris August 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

LOL too many hospital bags for this minimalist! Just sent it on to J, thanks.


14 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

Haha. Packing is fun!


15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 4, 2012 at 8:24 am

Mmm I’ve been craving pancakes lately too! Maybe they’ll be tomorrow’s breakfast. I was up at 6am as well this morning, but it was to get my long run in before it got too hot. I got back and my entire shirt was soaked, and I felt great (albeit gross) at the time, but now I’m sort of thinking along the same lines as you regarding going back to bed! :)


16 Alicia @ peachtopie August 4, 2012 at 8:43 am

I have been craving pancakes too! I think I will make them this morning. I too can’t have breakfast without fruit. Especially if the breakfast is pancakes. Hope you can take a nap today!


17 [email protected] August 4, 2012 at 8:47 am

I love kodiak cakes, but mine never look that pretty! I’m with you….always some kind of fruit with breakfast.


18 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

I was up at 5am for my long run this morning (marathon training) and I might be getting back in bed too! haha


19 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) August 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

Take my advice and get in ALL the naps you can get in the next few weeks! :)


20 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

I definitely think I may need a nap today. I haven’t been able to sleep well for the past 2 nights…so tired, worn out and a bit crabby. :(


21 mary @ minutespermile August 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

haha i am reading this in bed right now! going for my weekend nap in 3,2,1…


22 Tracy August 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I was up at 6am for a little Dave Farmar on Yogadownload. Ahhh! Great way to start the day!


23 Angel7 August 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I should probably pack my hospital bag as well!



24 Cerissa August 4, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Oh, oh! I love that mug! Do you remember where you bought it?


25 KathEats August 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

It’s a Davidson mug with the logo rubbed off!


26 Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I was craving pancakes…until now. YUM! I picked up some mini plums (they looked like cherries) at the farmer’s market this weekend and really did not like them at all. They weren’t sweet and had a mushy texture. I’m not sure if I just got a bad batch or if that’s the way they are. I like trying new things, but it’s always a bit of a let down when it doesn’t work out! Ohhh welll


27 MommyPage August 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I hope you are feeling better from the hormones! Your breakfast does look very tasty. I always like to have fruit with my breakfasts as well. It just makes it taste better! :)


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