Week 31: Premature labor scare!

     I am 31 weeks and 5 days pregnant with my second set of twins. This week has been quite an adventure.  Last Tuesday November 25, I drove myself to the hospital after I dropped the boys off at preschool. I thought I was going into premature labor. Fortunately, after 6 hours of monitoring and … Continue reading Week 31: Premature labor scare!

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29 Weeks: Preparation, planning

I am 29 weeks pregnant with my second set of Paleo twins. The boys are getting excited and seem to be connecting to the idea that their sisters will be here soon. I encourage them to say good morning and good night and call them by name. I am also trying to do as much … Continue reading 29 Weeks: Preparation, planning

Paleo Turkey Tetrazzini

This recipe was born out of the need to eat up two pounds of left over turkey, zucchini, fresh swiss chard from the CSA and fresh mushrooms. It is a great way to use all that left over turkey. As a child, I loved when my Mom would make chicken tetrazzini. Hers was made with cream of … Continue reading Paleo Turkey Tetrazzini

Week 30: Two more months to go!

Today I am 30 weeks and three days pregnant with my second set of twins. I feel like I grow overnight at this point. Although my scale weight did not change at the last doctor's visit, my belly has grown significantly in the last three weeks. My glucose tolerance test came back normal last week … Continue reading Week 30: Two more months to go!

All About Rectus Diastasis – Annie’s Story.

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Today I am going to take you on a journey- a patient called Annie’s (*) journey. One with sublime highs and some horrible lows, but I can tell you now, it has a happy ending. Annie is 41, has quite a small frame and has always been slim and fit. Annie has collagen issues. She had her first baby vaginally and not only had a five finger separation of her abdominal muscles post-natally – called a Rectus Diastasis –  but also suffered a significant uterine prolapse. Rectus Diastasis is the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles that can occur during pregnancy, causing a bulge to occur when the pregnant woman attempts to move, especially visible when going from lying to sitting. It is quite common in pregnancy and is more prevalent in those women with the poorer type of collagen; in twin pregnancy; often with those women who over-exercise particularly doing sit-ups and will occur in subsequent pregnancies if it has occurred before.

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Week 29: Preparation, planning, the dentist and more hiking in the woods.

    Today I am 29 weeks and three days pregnant with my second set of twins. I am working to prepare as many things ahead of time as I can. This week the boys helped me make four pans of butternut squash lasagna and four quiches. Apple chip production is going on daily. Cameron … Continue reading Week 29: Preparation, planning, the dentist and more hiking in the woods.

Apple Chips

       Two of my favorite kitchen tools are my Oxo mandoline and my Nesco food dehydrator.  You can make homemade fruit leather, jerky, banana chips, plantain chips, zucchini or squash chips and many other yummy, long lasting treats. You can use any type of firm organic apple you prefer. I have been using organic red … Continue reading Apple Chips

Week 28: Doctor’s visit and the adventures of two four year old boys

        Today I am 28 weeks and three days pregnant with my second set of twins. I am feeling very heavy and awkward. I feel fantastic after my movement sessions and I am so grateful for my training and training resources. I am also grateful for my knowledge of proper nutrition and hydration. I could … Continue reading Week 28: Doctor’s visit and the adventures of two four year old boys

Eggs! They really ARE all they’re cracked up to be! posted by sallenrd

In addition to growing some of my own vegetables (or continually trying to) I  have fabulous next door neighbors who own several chickens and are happy to share the eggs. They have several gorgeous species, each of which lays a different colored egg. Their birds are allowed to run around outside eating plants and insects … Continue reading Eggs! They really ARE all they’re cracked up to be! posted by sallenrd

Gardening posted by sallenrd

My transition to eating whole foods, things that for the most part come without food labels, has been a long, slow process with several compromises along the way. It started with the birth of my first son 20 years ago (and second son 18 years ago). I swore they would never eat a French fry … Continue reading Gardening posted by sallenrd