Overnight.

August 22, 2012

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Oh boy, the cheese + crackers I had before bed didn’t have an impact on sleep. I was up from 3:30 (when Matt got a call from the bakery) until 6am. I did a lot of reading and also snacked on cottage cheese with peanut butter stirred in. Hard to tell if that worked or if I just got drowsy again as the sun rose since there was a delay. Luckily I am able to go back to sleep and don’t have to be up early work, so this insomnia is not the worst it could be. Still just kind of annoying and unpredictable.

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Breakfast was no work at all! Overnight oats with blackberries and banana topped with Cville Cluster and Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter. Delicious.

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Plus some hot raspberry tea! I am so glad that this tea and I get along well. It could taste like some bitter herbs, but it’s really more like a mild black tea.

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Excited to put our brand new hand-sewn crib skirt on this morning!!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

Sorry you had a restless night again. Hopefully that’ll be over soon and at least when you’re up in the middle of the night you’ll have a little nugget making it worth losing sleep. ;-)

I love the dishrag. Totally brought me back to my grandma’s house when I was a kid! I need to find some like that.

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2 Margaret@KitchenFrau August 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

I always look forward to reading your blog – have been following you for over a year now. I’m heading off for a week and a half of holidays with no computer and hope to read good baby news when I get back. All the best with your delivery, Kath, and much joy as a new family together.
Margaret,
mother of 4 (half grown)

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3 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

Thanks Margaret! Have a great trip and I ALSO hope there is baby news when you return : )

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4 Becca August 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

Random question alert! I’ve always wondered but never asked: do you ever have repeat blog post titles? Or do you always check before posting if the title has been used before?

I figured I might as well ask now… because I’m sure you’ll be a lot busier in a few weeks (or days?!) time.

Thanks!

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5 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

YES – if you notice a title says -# then I’ve used it before. It appears I’ve used this one 3 times!! Haha. I can’t remember my titles at all : )

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6 Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear August 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

Ha, I was actually just wondering about that! I’ve only been blogging for less than a year now and I feel like I’ve accidentally reused titles. I can’t even imagine how you wouldn’t repeat sometimes!

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7 Farah August 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

Sorry to hear about the insomnia Kath :( I have insomnia too sometimes – trouble falling asleep, and if I do happen to go to bed early, I’ll wake up at 3 or 4am and won’t be able to sleep again. Sometimes having some hot milk with a small amount of oatmeal (w/ a tiny bit of PB or AB) helps me fall asleep again.
Oddly enough – I wonder if the insomnia is your body getting ready for night feedings for the baby?!

PS: SOOO excited for you and Matt – can’t wait for Baby Kerf to arrive :)

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8 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

glad to hear you did drift back off – so frustrating when insomnia strikes.

cute little tea towel!

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9 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

Good luck with that crib skirt. Was it an Etsy find? I hope pics are coming! :)

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10 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

My friend made it!!

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11 Amber at Love, Laugh, Live Well August 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

What a wonderful looking breakfast! I might have to give overnight oats a try. Sorry for your crappy sleep but at least before too long you’ll have a beautiful little one to admire on those sleepless nights. :)

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12 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 22, 2012 at 9:28 am

My best friend had terrible insomnia right before she had her son. Maybe soon now!

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13 Rachel August 22, 2012 at 10:03 am

aww sorry you had such a broken up sleep! At least you can relax this morning :) Breakfast looks great!

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14 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

Cute kitchen towel! Hopefully you get a nap in today.

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15 Angel7 August 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

Is your hand-sewn crib skirt from Etsy?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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16 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

My friend made it : )

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17 Tiffany August 22, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hi Kath!

If I order some granola today online, do you know when I would receive it? Thanks :)

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18 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 11:15 am

Matt is pretty prompt – I would guess in a few days to at most a week

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19 Tiffany August 22, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thanks! I just put in my order :) YUM!

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20 Amanda @flecksofgreen August 22, 2012 at 11:22 am

That looks so good! I haven’t had overnight oats all summer!–time to make a mental note to have them this week :)

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21 Annette @FitnessPerks August 22, 2012 at 11:35 am

I think I’d die if I didn’t sleep well….so sorry to hear about that insomnia! Ugh. Have a good day!

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22 Shana August 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

Kath, you are so mindful of what’s happening with your body that I bet baby KERF is too. Perhaps the early morning wake-up call is his way of saying that will be his feeding time!

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23 Jenica August 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Your overnight oats always look so crunchy…are they actually or is it just a camera trick?

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24 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I think you’re just noticing the Cville Cluster Granola on top?

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25 Jenica August 22, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Aah yea you’re right. It was an optical illusion then :)

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26 Marilu from Kalamazoo August 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Wishing you all the best for your labor and delivery. Your preparations are so thorough, and your attitude so positive that I think you’ll weather whatever takes place!

I enjoy your blog, and have gotten some good food ideas from reading it. Most specifically, the low + slow sweet potatoes! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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27 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Very true, at least you don’t have a strictly scheduled job that you have to get up and go to in the morning, although I’m sure the insommia is still very annoying!

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28 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I know, that would be tough if an alarm clock was looming!

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29 Chelsea @ Healthy In a Nutshell August 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hey Kath! I’ve been following your blog for a few years now. Yours was the very first one i stumbled upon, and which got me hooked! I always refer back to your blog as the standard for great story telling, beautiful pictures, yummy recipes, and of course, motivation! Keep up the great work :)

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30 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Thank you Chelsea!

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31 Michelle August 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Kath – the same thing happened to me at the end of my pregnancy. I swear my body was training me for the nighttime feeds. I would get 3-4 hours sleep and then wake up. A similar schedule to a breastfeeding baby who wants food every 3-4 hours. Your body knows what it is doing. Enjoy the last few days with your bump.

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32 Amanda Plyler August 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I read your blog for the first time last night. I had just heard of overnight oats and was looking for a recipe. To my absolute delight, it led me to your blog…..now I can’t stop reading! The pictures are beautiful! Thank you

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33 KathEats August 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Welcome!!

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34 Cait's Plate August 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Sorry you had such a bad night’s sleep – there’s nothing worse :(

I had the same breakfast this morning! Can’t beat the convenience and nothing tops it off better than Cville Cluster :)

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35 Meagan August 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

That’s a cute napkin! The colors are great!

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36 phoebe April 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Hey Kath! I was just wondering how much granola you usually put on top of your overnight oats? I’m afraid of overpouring so I usually skip it, but yours always looks so good and I’d like to try it. Thanks!

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37 KathEats April 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm

About 2 tbsp?

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