Insta-Grammy Part 7

I’ve been meaning to put these up for a few weeks now, but you know how that is. I’m writing this before 6:00 am because I went to bed at 7:00 pm last night, which didn’t leave me much time to do anything after work but eat and then fall asleep on the couch and then shuffle myself to the bed. I just heard Kamel cracking himself up in the kitchen while fixing me a bowl of (surprisingly delicious) bran flakes.

“What’s going on in there?” I asked.

“This is why I’m not supposed to be up this early!”


“I put a sprinkling of salt on your cereal instead of sugar! It all looks the same!”

A few weeks ago I caught him trying to put powdered sugar instead of flour into a cheese sauce. That would have made a very interesting lasagna.


First date night in 3 months.

My energy level has peaks and valleys. Right now I’m in a valley, but sometimes I’m in a peak. Like the first time we went out on a date since getting pregnant. We couldn’t even do that on our anniversary. Friday after work and I wasn’t at home, flailing on the couch – success.

Kale Pizza

Roasted Garlic

Speaking of food. Yesterday I read this article on CNN about the top 31 foods everyone should be eating (I guess minus the lean meat and salmon for the veggies of the world). And of course, after googling and searching around CNN this morning I can no longer find the article. Sigh. But I wrote down all of the foods, so if you’re interested I can talk about it at a later time. The good news is Kale was high on the list and it turns out that Kamel and I (when I’m not pregnant and terrified of eating some veggies because of heart burn and horrible gas) eat 15 out of 31 on a regular basis. Eighteen months ago that number would have been close to zero.

Barcelona Earrings

Beautiful Husband

Good morning Venus

Catching Steam

Lorna at the Zoo

Crikey, a Croc!

From a Lemon to an Orange

I can’t believe in the photo above the baby was just about to turn from a Lemon into an Orange. Today the kiddo is a freaking sweet potato. A lemon to a sweet potato.

The Plant of Eggs

My Favorite Bag Boy

What Once Was a Dress, Now a Pool Cover Up

The Waiting Feet


Toast with Butter and Jam

Pregnant Fitness

The first real day of pregnant fitness happened in September. This was a Sunday. I worked out again on Tuesday and spent the rest of the week being very sore with tummy ligament pain. It didn’t help that the baby was going through some growth stuff and pushing on my stomach muscles the whole time as well. Since then I’ve been on several long walks – something I wouldn’t even dream of attempting a few weeks before – and I have overall more energy and more stamina. I’m operating probably at about 60%, but that’s a hell of a lot better than 30%.

Birthday Kamely

30th Birthday Loot

In The Mission

Bananas Only (Lauren edit: Gross)

Sometimes the cuteness of the bump surprises me.

What Creative People Need

Friday Night Dinner with Claire

Last weekend Claire came down from Seattle for a visit! It was great to finally see her after canceling our concert-palooza in August. We ate food, watched a lot of prison shows on netflix, got our nails done, went for walks, etc. My favorite visits are the kinds where I don’t play tour guide and instead do all the things we would do if she just lived down the street. Happies.

7 thoughts on “Insta-Grammy Part 7”

  1. That’s my arm πŸ™‚ waiting to have the most scrumptious italian food I might have ever had in my LIFE

    and all your gorgeous pictures.

    ps: another prison show? um yes! You guys were the best hosts, EVAH.

  2. I laughed at the “Lauren edit: Gross” because YES. BANANA FLAVORED THINGS ARE GROSS.

    I adore the “Sunbeam” one.

  3. I would love to see the list of veggies, please.

    Happy belated birthday Kamel-dy! We got old same time-ish! Well, same monthish. (I assume this was from September.)

    Love the bump with the blazer – perfect look.

    Also roasted garlic is the best.


  4. Lauren, I hope you already know just how pretty you are, but I have to tell you that the picture of you on that first date night? You are particularly beautiful in that one.

    Also that eggplant picture has me cracking up.

    1. That is really, really kind of you. When I see that photo I see how tired I look around the eyes and how I was wondering if I could really actually sit there and have a meal without needing to lay down. I was really surprised to read your comment. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  5. I always love these posts. And I am crazy about eggplants… did you make ratatouille already? It can double up as a cold snack or sandwich filling.
    Yesterday I was at the pharmacy.. and instead of getting what I meant to…. I took a bag and bought some gumdrops, only red and orange.
    Your bump is super cute specially on that training picture.

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