It’s Darkest Before Dawn

August 26, 2012

I would know :mrgreen:

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My crazy mind was up at 5 this morning!! I consider 5am to be a normal wake-up time. 4:55am is crazy insomnia. Thus, although I didn’t get a full-night’s rest, I’m doing ok this morning.

I felt like my mom getting up before the sunrise, making tea, wrapping up my granola bars, doing some dishes and then making an early breakfast. Hard to believe I will be a real mom any day now!

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I woke up starving and made a half-cup portion of whipped banana oatmeal with cottage cheese stirred in at the end of cooking. Matt’s portion is patiently waiting for him when he rises! I topped it with some crumbles of my AnneP bars that I froze and of course, sunflower butter.

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Wake-me-up tea

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I have such fun watching the Morning Glories! They are wide awake at dawn and tightly shut at dusk. I’ll try to snap a photo of them tonight!

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No signs of labor, although I think my Braxton Hicks have become a bit more noticeable in the past 24 hours.

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1 Jen S August 26, 2012 at 7:42 am

One good thing if the baby didn’t come today. He wouldn’t have the same bday as snooki’s baby!

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2 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

Haha – but the 26th is a great birthday!

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3 Amelia August 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

I’m so excited for you! Every time I log into my google reader or twitter I wonder if there will be a daily post (or lack of one) due to baby KERF :).

Have a fabulous Sunday!!

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4 Jeri August 26, 2012 at 7:46 am

Do you guys ever just sit on the steps if the porch on beautiful mornings like today?

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5 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

We should do that more : )

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6 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 26, 2012 at 7:50 am

Come, baby, come!!!

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7 Lynda @ Healthy Hoboken Girl August 26, 2012 at 7:51 am

Thinking of you and wishing you a relaxing day. Your belly is adorable!!! Maybe today will be the day!!

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8 Krissy @ Make it Nakead August 26, 2012 at 7:55 am

Been thinking of you! You and my sister were side-by-side in your pregnancies and my nephew came Thursday! You’re so close! It is SUCH an exciting time.

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9 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

Pretty bowl and cute cable knit wrap/sweater – great colors. Sorry about the insomnia!

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10 Amanda Plyler August 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

Morning! I have started making this oatmeal and love it. When do you add in the chia seeds? I didn’t know if it makes a difference. Have a lovely day:)

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11 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:01 am

I add them in the beginning : )

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12 Amy August 26, 2012 at 11:58 am

Not sure about this, but doesn’t cooking the chia seeds alter the healthy EFA’s they contain? I know that is true for flax and why they recommend stirring it in at the end.

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13 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

It’s possible, although I doubt the oatmeal gets all that hot since I don’t let it boil or anything. I eat them more for texture, protein, fiber than EFAs since ALA’s conversion rate is so small. I eat fish for my EFAs :)

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14 Laura August 26, 2012 at 8:04 am

Is that blue item in the second picture a sweater? I love the color and it looks absolutely cozy! Glad you had such a relaxing morning–those are the best.

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15 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

Yep – Abercrombie + Fitch circa 2000 : )

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16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 26, 2012 at 8:05 am

Good morning! If it makes you feel better, you weren’t the only one awake at 5 am today when they shouldn’t have been – here’s to hoping we both get some additional rest! ;)

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17 Allison k August 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

I had timeable contractions every night for a little over a week. Every night I thought…maybe this is it…go to bed and nada. Annoying.
My midwife told me, if you think you are in labor take two Tylenol pm, drink 20oz of water,and take a bath. If you are in labor…contractions will continue, if you aren’t…you’ll be asleep!

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18 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:19 am

I’ve heard the same – that early labor can go on for daaaaaays so it’s not something to get all excited about. Darn excitement!

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19 Karen August 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

Love the cozily wrapped belly shot! I hear you on the up-too-early front – horrible night sleep over here.

I’m glad to have some rain in the forecast as I need an incentive to stay inside and get things done today. Have a nice Sunday, Kath.

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20 Julie August 26, 2012 at 8:41 am

when is your due date??

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21 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

Friday

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22 Meal Makeover Mom Janice August 26, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hi Kath, I am just editing the podcast we recorded with you last month and it will go live Wednesday. Maybe that is the day your baby will arrive! Good luck and we look forward to hearing the news soon…

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23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 26, 2012 at 9:14 am

Love that belly picture! It’s almost time!!! Have a great day Kath!

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24 Tiffany August 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

It would be sweet if you had the baby today on the 26th :)

Wow, cville cluster is amazing!!

I called a GH near me and they said they carry groovy granola. I’m not sure if they understood when I asked if it had clusters. Lol do you know if its the same?

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25 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 10:57 am

Glad you like it! Groovy is totally different – no clusters – but still good!

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26 Kristin point August 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

The 4 days before labor I had a ton of Braxton hicks contractions for the first time all pregnancy. I was visiting a new friends baby and had to breathe thru them when my friend said maybe those aren’t braxton hicks anymore! Lol. So exciting I hope he comes soon!

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27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ahhh so close! Haha everytime I read your blog I’m waiting for the announcement!

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28 McKenzie Morgan August 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

HAVE YOUR BABY THE ANTICIPATION IS KILLING ME!!!!!

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29 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’ll give him the message :)

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30 Molly @ RDexposed August 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

I love the belly shot picture! Oh and I also think that when a woman is pregnant that she is already a “real mom,” but I know what you mean. ;)

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31 Caroline August 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

Every time I go on KERF I always think “Is he here yet? Is he here yet? Can’t wait for the answer to that question to be yes!!

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32 Jennifer August 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

Try to be gentle with yourself. I was ten days past my due date with both of my kids. And even after having my first child, and knowing that being late was not only a possibility, but a reality, I still let my expectations/desires for an early delivery get the best of me. I, like you, am a planner. And I prefer to be in control. You will find that labor is the first reminder that you are no longer calling all of the shots, Kath. Good time to practice going with the flow. :)

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33 Meagan August 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

I love the mug :)

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34 Cait's Plate August 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

I keep checking the blog with baited breath waiting to say CONGRATS!!! Haha. I can only imagine how you feel!

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35 Mom August 26, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Everybody at church asked how you were! Alex L was back with his brand new baby boy (and wife and daughter.) Hannah wanted to have him on the 17th because it was her grandma’s birthday. She went into labor at four in the afternoon and made it on the 17th. So there’s hope for today and your lucky number. (It was her second baby though.)

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36 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Wow that’s fun and fast!

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37 Tracy August 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Silly Kath! You’re already a REAL mom! Your baby is just hanging out in a convenient carrier for the time being. Hoping for a 26th birthday! I always wanted one of my kids to be born on a 16th (my bday = Oct 16), but it never happened. Best of luck to you!!!!

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38 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm
39 Christine August 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Have you noticed that you are getting more page hits because we are all anticipating BERF’s arrival?

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40 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Yes, I think so

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41 j3nn August 26, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Dustin actually loves to wake up at 4:00-4:30 am to have a bit of darkness left when everyone else is still sleeping. It’s a great time of day, but I can’t seem to be consistent with it. :)

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42 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

He should be a baker :)

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43 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

What a cozy post?!?! The cute little baby bump, those oats, that tea…… Can’t wait until I go to your post and see baby pics!

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44 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Is the anticipation driving you crazy? I know we are all waiting :)

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45 Angel7 August 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm

If my mind was awake at 5:00AM, I would definitely force myself to try to go back to sleep. If 5:00AM was my body’s wake-up call, I probably would not be able to function during the day.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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46 Lesa August 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Awwww when is your due date

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47 KathEats August 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Friday!

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48 Janelle August 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Love all of the pictures in this post- so comforting and homey. :)

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49 Travis Ehrenstrom September 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I agree with you Janelle! This is slowly becoming one of my favorite blogs based on the great photography alone!

Kath, what type of camera do you use? Do you take photos with different lenses at all?

I am a huge believer in photos making or breaking your blog!

Thanks again for the really great post!

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50 KathEats September 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Thanks! I use a Canon 5D and keep my Canon 35 f/2 on all the time!

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