Sunday Morning Rituals: The Final Stretch

August 12, 2012

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Matt sleeps, and I make pancakes.

I savor pancakes while watching House Hunters.

Matt wakes up, watches TV, eats pancakes.

I launder the linens.

How many of these lazy Sunday mornings do we have left? No more than 3!

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Today’s cakes were Great Harvest mixology with sliced peach. Topped with almond butter and chocolate sunflower seeds!

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Hot mug of decaf – pretending it’s October already!

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I have a tentative meet up today and a home cooked dinner on the docket for tonight. Other than that – nothing to do!

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1 Emily @ www.main-eats.com August 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

That breakfast looks so amazing! Enjoy your last few Sundays as a family of two!

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2 Kimberly August 12, 2012 at 8:45 am

Every time I check your blog I always say to myself, “I wonder if she had her baby yet…”
But today I only found pancakes! They look good as always :)

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3 KathEats August 12, 2012 at 8:51 am

Soon!

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4 Lisa August 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

OOh, I love that mug! I love lazy Sundays too.

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5 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

I wore my Bodo’s Bagels shirt yesterday and thought of you and Sarah! Enjoy these last few weeks!! Be lazy!

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6 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

Soon your Sundays will be filled with new and amazing rituals — how exciting! :)

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7 Anna @ On Anna's Plate August 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

Ahhhhhh, enjoy those rituals while you can!!! :-)

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8 Katelyn August 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

Love the mug! I see those sunflower seeds eeeeverywhere and I try so hard to resist them. On pancakes = pure magic.

Savor the next few weeks! I’ve never had a baby (HA), but I can imagine that you won’t get much sleep. x’s and o’s to you, Matt, Karen, and the baby!

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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

I can’t believe less than 3 sundays to go! It’s so crazy! It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when you guys were announcing your pregnancy. So fun. I’m looking forward to seeing how these next couple weeks progress and “meeting” the little one. :)

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10 Rachel August 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

Pancakes look delicious! I keep wondering too when you’re going to have your baby :)

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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

I have been thinking the same thing- how many more days will my husband and I have where it is just the two of us? Oh heavens! ….Only one more Sunday till the due date for me. Sooooo full of emotions!

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12 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

I had peach pancakes this morning too! I need to find me some of those chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

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13 Khushboo August 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

Enjoy the laziness while u can :D

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14 Brie @ Coxswain's Dilemma August 12, 2012 at 10:43 am

I honestly can’t wait to read about the non-lazy Sunday mornings though.. which I’m hoping are chock full of adorable baby pictures. YAYYYYYYYY!

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15 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 12, 2012 at 10:55 am

pancakes with peaches and chocolate sunflower seeds — that’s a great Sunday start!

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16 Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

I can relate! We’re trying to savor our remaining lazy Sundays too. I’m down to no more than 10. :)

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17 Williamsburg Baby August 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

There’s hope. We have had a pretty lazy Sunday around here. Up at 8:45, coffee, watermelon, cereal, the latest episode of Breaking Bad. Now, 1 a.m. was a different story with el Vampire Baby.

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18 KathEats August 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

: )

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19 bri August 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

A lot of parents say “enjoy it while you still can” like there is impending doom in your future but thats not the case at all! I have 6 month old twins so I am telling you to “enjoy it while you can”…not as a warning but as advice I never really took full advantage of!

Cram as many date nights, cuddles, movies, dinners, naps, baths, and lazy mornings into the next three weeks that you can!! You are a family of two now and that is soon to change…but it only gets better from here! Soon your days will be filled with so many kisses and giggles you won’t even know what to do with yourself. Your days will be focused on the baby completely so it will be hard to find extra time for yourself but when you do it will be even more magical than it already is haha.

What I’m trying to say is that you need to soak up the last three weeks as a couple and really enjoy the freedom that comes along with that BUT do not fear losing your free time…it will change, thats for sure, but in the craziest way…you don’t care because the baby will bring a happiness to you both that you didn’t realize was every missing! Haaaaaaaave fun!!!

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20 KathEats August 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm
21 Lynda August 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

What a beautiful way to describe the addition to a family. I haven’t had any children so I can only imagine how magical, exciting, demanding, tiring, and worth every moment it is. You both have such a good foundation as a couple, I can only see that as getting stronger when your baby boy enters the world.

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22 Kel August 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm

You will have lazy Sundays. There will just be a NEW lazy. It might involve playing on the floor with a giggling baby, or taking a leisurely family stroll with a sleeping baby. Enjoy this lazy, and look forward to the new lazy!

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23 Marie August 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

i agree with the above posters!! We have a 3mo old little girl and still had a lazy Sunday morning! I was up at 7am to feed, hubby played with our daughter while I pumped (lots of morning milk=pumping to have in freidge/freezer for work days), she went back to bed at 8am and then we both went back to bed until 10:15am!! Very lazy indeed. :)
Kath- are you doing any freezer meals? extra food prep to have in the freezer? I’d be curious to hear your plans! :)

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24 KathEats August 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I’m not making a big freezer meals because I’m just not very good at them, but I am stocking up on freezer staples for quick meals – frozen fish, burgers, veggies. Plus pantry things like pasta, the tomato sauce we canned, beans and things. We ARE good at 15 minute meals : )

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25 marie August 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

LOL, gotta love those 15min meals! :) I made 6 (!) loaves of banana bread (my husband’s fav) and a couple batches of mini-muffins the day before I went into labour…2 weeks early. The freezer meals obviously never got made, but it was nice to have muffins/bbread to take out of the freezer and have on hand to offer to all the visitors!

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26 mary @ minutespermile August 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

enjoy the 3 weeks! and stock up on (sunflower) sprinkles for when the big day comes

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27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

How many do you have left? You HOPE no more than 3! ;) Enjoy your last few weeks of lazy Sundays!

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28 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Enjoy your last few quiet Sundays!

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29 Molly @ RDexposed August 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

We had a similar morning. Olympics in the mix of course, too!

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30 Allison k August 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Since 2 months Anderson has been sleeping till 8 or 9! Every morning is a lazy morning. I’m enjoying it now, because I am well aware it could change any minute!

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31 Elle @ nutritionella August 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Love that you’re savoring every last quiet moment. Breakfast looks delish!

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32 Amanda @flecksofgreen August 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Enjoy the routine while you can! :)

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33 Megan @ Megan's Munchies August 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

LOVE the addition of the sunflower seeds! Happy Sunday!

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34 Cyn August 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Hi Kath,
I’m new to your blog & have tried quite a few of your recipes and have really enjoyed them!
Your homemade tomato sauce looked yummy and might be just the ticket for way too many garden tomatoes. Do you share your recipe?
Thanks-really enjoying your blog!

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35 KathEats August 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Hi and welcome Cyn!! Yes, the recipe is here! http://www.katheats.com/recipage?recipe_id=6000309

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36 Lisa @ bakebikeblog August 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

ahh i remember those last few weekends. We couldnt help but wonder whether each one would be our ‘last’ before C was born. Turns out she was in no hurry and was 5 days overdue!

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37 Annette @FitnessPerks August 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

LOVE that cup!!

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38 Rhapsody August 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I don’t have kids but friends who do say you’ll still do what you used to, but you’ll never spend as much time as you want doing what you want…. ’til the kids are out on their own!

Thank you so much for sharing your journey; it makes me scared and hopeful simultaneously that some day I might have children!

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39 Jill August 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

another poster interested in the coffee cup. Love it. Do you mind sharing where it’s from. It would be perfect for my sister. thanks

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40 KathEats August 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

It’s by Hues + Brews and was an OpenSky product. Don’t know if they make the design anymore :( http://huesandbrews.com/11_porcelaintravelmugs.asp

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41 Jill August 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

thanks! I’ll take a look.

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42 Angel7 August 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Love the imbedded peaches in the pancakes!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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43 MommyPage August 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Yummy! Pancakes and House Hunters seems like a great combination. Your pancakes look so delicious.

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44 Michelle @ Fit Girl Blogs August 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Enjoy next week’s lazy Sunday even more by making hubby do the linens! ;)

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