• Lifestyle
  • They Said What?! – First Trimester

    I know I am not alone when it comes to being asked inappropriate questions regarding my pregnancy. I’ve read many a blog post about the hideous things well-meaning people say without thinking. Today I’ve got a pet peeve of my own to share with you – I’ll try not to poorly rehash old ground.

    Matt and I were savvy enough to figure out pretty quickly that there were bound to be asked ‘Was it planned?’  by at least a handful of totally over-familiar assholes beloved friends and family.

    congratulations-new-intentional-baby-ecard-someecardsWe decided that there was one (and only one) person we’d entertain an actual conversation with on the topic with (the afore-mentioned, much-loved, younger brother of Matt) For dealing with anyone else we came up with the curt yet diplomatic reply ‘We couldn’t be happier.’

    (more…)

  • Pregnancy
  • Meal Plan Monday

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a meal planning post but don’t worry I have been eating! As you’ll know if you’ve read any of the other posts our main goal with our grub is to eat well on a low budget.

    Recently we’ve been trying to avoid meat Monday – Friday in order to be more healthy and to be more mindful when it comes to what we eat. It’s very easy to think ‘whats for dinner?’ ‘oh we have chicken lets have…’ etc We wanted to get away from the idea that meat has to be the main event. It’s actually made us appreciate it a lot more and we’re really enjoying being more imaginative when it come to dinner time.

    (more…)

  • Pregnancy
  • Meal Plan Monday

    So last weeks meal plan couldn’t have been more of a failure. We had the Mac & Cheese on Monday but Matt got an awful bug which Luisa then caught so I had my hands full (mostly of vomit) The only other meal that went as expected was our Sunday dinner of roast beef. YUM I used a Jamie Oliver recipe, it was great.

    I mostly ate by myself this past week & had to shop in the local co-op as I don’t drive so my meal plan went out the window. Here’s a look at what I had.

    Now that the patients are almost back to normal I’m hoping this week will go a bit smoother. We have Matts parents coming from Belfast on Wednesday so I’m not planning a full weeks meals as I’m not sure when we’ll be in the flat. Also they aren’t too fussed on our semi veggie state so this is how it looks so far…

    (more…)