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Yummy, Yummy In My Tummy

Posted on | February 8, 2011 | No Comments

Not looking forward to our food bill in 10 years.

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.”
— Buddy Hackett

At thirty-uh-(check-calendar)-six weeks pregnant, I’m thinking a lot about food lately. With this pregnancy, “my” growth spurts have been so regular, I can pretty much predict which days I will be:

  1. EATING: strap on the bib and pull up the ergo ball up to the fridge (duration: 2 days)
  2. SLEEPING: sedate the kid, throw the phone in the freezer and curl up in my bed to sleep (duration: 3 days)
  3. EXPANDING: pull out the bullhorn so that my husband knows at all times how bloody uncomfortable I am while little one grows (duration: 2-3 obnoxious days).
  4. MAKING IT LOOK EASY: feel normal, put on make-up and my fancy-nancy “clean” hoodie and face the world so they can tell me how much I “glow” (duration: 4 glorious hours).
  5. Lather, rinse repeat.

My son too, goes through growth spurts and it’s amazing to see what a 3foot human being can put away. Between the 2 kids, both born and unborn, I do believe I’ll have big eaters on my hands.

I am incredibly lucky that my little town on the West Coast of Canada is passionate (for the most part) about healthy eating, especially when it comes to education for mothers and little ones. When we go to the various parent-tot drop-ins (and again, we’re lucky to have a few to choose from) the snacks consists of veggies, fruit, rice crackers and a bit of cheese. My Bellies and Babies drop in group feeds us hearty, vegetarian meals (with protein in the form of beans and legumes) with food delivered by the local farms.

Hopefully our little community can keep this up. (I’m not immersed in the elementary/high school system yet, so I can’t really comment on that except to say that I sure didn’t eat healthy in high-school, and I went to high-school here.)

In the last week I’ve come across a few sites and articles that have me thinking even more about food…if that’s even possible. I thought that I’d share this as food for thought (oooh. that’s awful.)

Fed Up With Lunch
Follow Mrs. Q, and educator who blogged her experience eating the same school lunches as the kids every day in 2010.

Canadian women: We’re fat, our kids are fat, and we’re letting other people raise our children
I’ve been enjoying reading this blog in general, but this post summed up some of the discussions and articles on this subject nicely. As a PT-WAHM it’s something I follow closely.

Women Laughing Alone With Salad
This just made me giggle.

Happy eating! You know I will be…



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