When hunger strikes at 11pm

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Hi friends!

Happy May! I hope your May is off to a nice start.

What do you do when you’re hungry at 11pm? I’ll tell you what I did… I made myself some scrambled eggs with salt and pepper! πŸ™‚ This was definitely one of my more satisfying night-time snack choices. Eggs should make more of an appearance at times other than just breakfast.

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Video-calling my dad the other day –> sometimes he puts the phone to his ear and then this is my view. πŸ™‚ He and my step-mom are coming to help out with the baby this summer. Since we didn’t travel back to Kenya for the past couple Christmases, we haven’t seen them since they came to visit a couple years ago. I can’t believe that it has already been 2 years — it is crazy how time flies!

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These little caramel flan cups make for a very delicious snack. I’ve always really liked flan, but I have never tried my hand at making it myself – anyone have an easy recipe to share? I sure do appreciate this sweet little treat.

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For pretty much the entire pregnancy I have been taking calcium as well as prenatals. When you’re pregnant, you should get about 1000mg-1300mg of calcium daily (depending on age). I have been taking a pill with breakfast and another one with dinner to get my daily dose. I get these Nature Made supplements from Amazon, which is the same place that I get my prenatal vitamins. I like the Nature Made prenatals because they are easy to find (my grocery store carries them too) and they have DHA. Something I learned a while back was to look for the USP logo on any vitamins or supplements to make sure they are safe. You can find the calcium supplements HERE and the prenatalsΒ HERE πŸ™‚

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Indian food for dinner and then again as leftovers for lunch the next day. Chicken korma, saag (spinach), and lamb curry with rice. It’s a good thing both Joel and I share a love for Indian food. I don’t know what life would be like if we didn’t enjoy the same cuisines. There are definitely some foods that I like that he doesn’t (ie, cauliflower) and some foods that he likes that I don’t (ie, olives), but in general we appreciate the same kinds of cuisine. πŸ™‚

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We spent a little time on the patio before Joel headed off on a quick little work trip. It was one of those warm, sunny days that felt more like summer than spring. All the birds and squirrels were out and about, and it felt like perfection just soaking it all in. One of the birds had a very lovely chirp/call (it’s what he’s looking at) and we were trying to figure out what kind of bird it is.

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This is the little bird with the pretty little chirp. Anyone know what kind of bird this is? It hopped right up and let loose a few warbly notes that were quite lovely indeed. The bird was quite bold and curious, and didn’t seem too afraid of us… until it decided that we got too close for comfort, then it flew away hah.

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A snack of homemade bread happened at some point. Now that my baking streak seems to have worn off, it is very nice to be able to enjoy some of the fruits of that labor πŸ™‚

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Current state of the bump –> I am rapidly approaching Basketball Smuggler status πŸ™‚ We can see this little boy’s movements from the outside now! I gotta say, I still haven’t gotten used to seeing my belly jumping when he kicks. It’s still pretty weird to me. But I’m sure it will only get more pronounced as the baby gets bigger in the coming weeks –> today I saw the bump move slightly with each of the baby’s hiccups!

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Check out that beautifully oiled teak table –> I’m excited for another summer of bbq’s, lunches, and hangouts around this table on the patio. Yay for all the memories that will be made πŸ™‚

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While Joel was away on his work trip, a Chipotle dinner happened at home. Chicken, brown rice, green peppers, onions, pico, medium salsa, corn, and guacamole! I never used to get the guac at Chipotle since you have to pay extra, but I have since come to the realization that guac makes everything better and is sometimes worth the splurge. πŸ™‚

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I added these cushions from our couch to the fireplace to accompany the new hearth cushion. It seems more cozy this way but I am undecided on whether they’ll stay there.

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I love these weeks of Spring when the trees are in full bloom. I used to pass these trees every single morning on my way to and from the gym. I would get up at 4am and be on the treadmill by 5am, and I’d run 6 or 7 miles before leaving the gym at 6:30am. I remember that refreshing sense of accomplishment and the endorphin high after each run. Boy do I miss that. It’s weird that I genuinely do not know when my next run or race will be… if all goes well with delivery, recovery, breastfeeding, and getting used to our new little family member, I am hoping to get back to easy running sometime this fall. #fingerscrossed.

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And across the pond, waaay over in Holland, my niece Imara is looking right at home behind the wheel! I feel like it was just yesterday that she entered the world. It will probably feel like 5 minutes from now that she is actually driving for real. It’s true what they say about kiddos growing up so fast.

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Any idea what kind of bird that is? Do you take any supplements or vitamins? Got an easy flan recipe to share?Β  Β  Β 

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11 thoughts on “When hunger strikes at 11pm

  1. When exactly are you due? (:
    When I find late night hunger strikes I turn to scrambled eggs too! And
    oatmeal, or special k! I feel breakfast foods are the best late night snack!

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    1. Hi Morgan! We are totally on the same wavelength about those late night scrambled eggs! I completely agree, breakfast foods make for some pretty amazing midnight snacks! πŸ˜‹

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  2. Sometimes late night snacks end up being the most satisfying – no complaints for me on that! I have my fingers crossed that weather stays nice so we can get outside to enjoy either a firepit or barbecue.

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    1. Me too Maureen, my fingers and toes are definitely crossed that the weather stays nice! I can’t get enough of this gorgeous sunshine! 😎

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    1. Thanks for the tip! We couldn’t figure out what that little bird was fir the longest time! It certainly has one pretty little warble! 😁

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  3. 1 – Breakfast is the best meal any time of day.

    2 – Chicken korma is my favorite Indian dish.

    3 – Your friend’s daughter and your niece are both adorable.

    4 – My husband and I have been on a “figure out what bird that is” quest as well since we put up a new bird feeder this year. We’ve had a pair of cardinals living in our hedges since the winter and now have added house finches, 2 turtles doves, sparrows and a gray catbird.

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    1. Chicken Korma is definitely one of my favorite Indian dishes too! Lamb Korma is pretty great too. πŸ™‚ I know what you mean, I love seeing the birds that come to our bird feeder! We just need to figure out how to keep those pesky squirrels away! πŸ˜€ I hope you enjoy your weekend Tracy!

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  4. We actually enjoy having the squirrels around as they’re funny to watch. They do eat a ton though… Jason repurposed an old living room stand into a “food box” for them that they ate from all winter. Once we put up the new bird feeder though they were all into that – I was worried they were going to break it off the hook but fortunately it’s held up!

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    1. I like the idea of a food box for the squirrels! I’m sure it is nice to watch them come and go during the winter — I can totally see that as being fun to watch! πŸ™‚

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