new month of eats

How is it already November?  Where the heck did October go?  I guess I was just a…






…last month, which sucks because October is my favorite month of the year.  But, that little face definitely made up for it going by so quickly!

Not only did we start a new month yesterday, but MacKenna also had her 2 week birthday!

MacKenna Week 2

So, what did this new mama eat the first day of November?



A delicious bowl of pumpkin oats to start the morning off on the right foot.


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • small piece chocolate chip cookie bar
  • spoonful of peanut butter



I’m on a melty-cheese kick right now.  I want melted cheese on everything – I think this is craving that has carried over from pregnancy.  (Speaking of, I still haven’t quite gotten over those aversions – salads are the last thing I want right now.)


Yummy grilled cheese + tomato sandwich on whole wheat with grapes on the side.


And a handful of peanut butter M&M’s for good measure, since I didn’t get any candy on actual Halloween.


This is probably more like Lunch #2, but we’ll count it as a snack.  And one of my favorites too.


Juicy Fuji apple, cheddar cheese, and Wheat Thins (another huge craving right now).


I was on my own last night since Matt had parent teacher conferences.  Cooking dinner on your own with a fussy baby is a little difficult, but she behaved just long enough for me to whip up a bowl of fried rice.



Yummy frosted black cat cookie to finish off the day… mmmmmm…


I’m nervous that I’ll never want to eat a salad again and will only want melted cheese on everything for the rest of my life.  OK, hormones, time to settle down…

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Obviously, mine would be cheese + Wheat Thins right now.  Yum.

  • Jen

    Too cute! I cannot believe you still have aversions and cravings! I thought they’d be over with. Just shows how much I don’t know 🙂
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    • Kristen

      I had no idea they would roll over after birth. I’m hoping that once my hormones level out a little bit, I’ll get back to more normal eating, but we shall see!

  • Oh my gosh!! The photo of her in the boppy!! so precious!!
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    • Kristen

      Thank you!

  • She’s so tiny!! 🙂
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    • Kristen

      A blessing + a curse – none of her newborn clothes fit and she’s too small for the bouncer or swing. She is loving making me work just a little harder. 😉

  • Lauryn

    Where did you get the onesies by week? They are really cute.

    • Kristen

      I stole the idea from Young House Love – they did it for their little girl week by week. I bought some white onesies and I photoshop the week on. I know you can buy stickers for each month to put on the onesie though.

  • Oh she is so beautiful. That last picture with the “2 weeks” on it reminds me of Young House Love and what they did with their baby girl Clara.
    Your food looks really good and seriously is melted cheese a bad thing? I think not.
    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday when you have a cold

    • Kristen

      Yeah, I kinda stole that idea from their blog – My pictures just won’t be nearly as good as theirs!

  • My son was born just few days after McKenna so I am enjoying reading about what you are up to. Life revolves around nursing, playing, and sleeping – it couldn’t be better of course! We froze a TON of meals and most have oodles of cheese – lasagna, enchilada, Mac n cheese! Just had to run out to load up on fresh produce so Finley gets all those necessary nutrients.
    I didn’t have any cravings during pregnancy and I’ve none to speak of now – unless we’re talking about ice cream but that’s a perma-craving:)
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    • Kristen

      What a cute name! I am definitely adding your blog to my reader!

  • I love grilled cheese with tomatoes! Grilled cheeses are a delicious but under appreciated sandwich for sure.
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  • Happy 2 week birthday, McKenna! She’s so adorable and tiny!
    My day is always better if I start off with pumpkin oats!

  • oh my freakin’ word! that is the cutest baby i have ever seen! congrats!!!!
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