Have been meaning to get this out for the last few weeks – but at 39 weeks pregnant (tomorrow) there has just been so much other stuff that had to come first.
A few weeks ago my sister sent me this interesting NYTimes article on antibiotics and how they may possibly be affecting growth in humans. Research is inconclusive. What we do know is that antibiotic use does have the potential to impact growth (to increase it) and that it’s important to only use antibiotics when they’re really needed.
I just ordered this post-partum compression girdle. (As seen on SkinnyMeg - hers was for a c-section though.) “Girdle” may not sound very appealing, but compression after birth actually has a longstanding history in many cultures. Here’s some more info on post-partum girdles. There is currently a $10 OFF code on the site or you can get it on Amazon.
If you are moving, I just saw this cool service: Bin It (via Reading My Tea Leaves, a design/minimalist/NYC apt blog I started reading recently). I should mention that I love FlatRate and will probably use them again if we ever move, but Bin It seems to be a little cheaper.
Quick and easy tips for making guests feel at home.
This morning on my way into work I picked up a loaf of walnut bread at Le Pain Quotidien. I will have to try some of these 20 toast topping ideas to use it.
Mark always has good advice. Here are some tips to staying healthy later in life. I especially like: walking, having a pet, laughing, sleeping, drinking coffee/tea (!), and meditating.
I was reading a macrobiotic blog a few days ago and came across this recipe for Couscous Cake. I had forgotten all about Couscous Cake! I used to make it all the time. Here are my recipes:
Asian Pear and Date Couscous Cake
Strawberry Coconut Couscous Cake
Strawberry Lychee Couscous Cake
I have not been very macrobiotic lately but I really miss it. A friend posted a picture of a Souen meal on Facebook last night and I thought “MUST GET SOUEN!!”.
Macrobiotic Shopping Guide - just thought this was helpful for anyone interested in macrobiotics.
And I always love reading Jess’s MacroTreat Fridays.
B and I are in full on nesting mode. Here are a bunch of organization tips. Can’t say I’ve followed all of them but they certainly are inspirational!
Speaking of nesting, we got this cosleeper - I am excited to see how it works out. We also finally finished our renovations (!!!!!!) and are actually ready for this baby to come. It took firing our old contractor and getting a new one but it was so worth it. Now I’m just doing insane amounts of wash and putting things away. Trying to figure out where all this baby stuff is going to go is hard.
That’s it for me, I will try to do a pregnancy update later this week (as long as I don’t go in to labor – fingers crossed I do, I’m sick of being pregnant).
*All links above are not affiliate links, just products that I thought were cool.*