Tag: pregnant

Mojito Madness

It was a beautiful weekend and all I could think was summer is almost here. Nothing screams summer to me more than a Mojito. Since I’ve been pregnant the last two summers, I’ve had to drink them minus the rum. You’d be surprised that it tastes almost as good alcohol free. So for all you pregnant ladies here is your refreshing drink to replace the same old glass of water in the summertime. If you’re not pregnant, bring on the rum!

Try it.

Mojito Ingredients:

  • 1/2 – 1 lime  (depends how much you like lime. I went with 1)
  • 2 tsp – 4 tsp. sugar  (depends on your sweetness level)
  • Club Soda  (I prefer Schweppes)
  • 8 Large mint leaves
  • 2 oz Rum  (omit the rum if you want alcohol free, trust me, it’s still good)
  • Ice
    Also need:
  • Cocktail shaker  (bottom only)
  • Muddler

Directions:

  1. Halve and quarter your lime and place in your glass.
  2. Remove your mint leaves from stem and place in glass.
  3. Add your sugar.
  4. Muddle these three ingredients together.
  5. Add your ice to fill the glass.
  6. You can add your rum at this point if you choose.
  7. Fill your glass with club soda.
  8. I pour my mojito from my glass to bottom of shaker and back a few times until blended together well. (Don’t shake in shaker)
  9. I slice a lime and add to glass just to make it look pretty.

Yummy and Enjoy!

Saggy Baggy Summer

As women who’ve had babies, we’ve all had our issues with what pregnancy does to our bodies. Some of us will be forever cursed with stretch marks, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids (ahem) that won’t go away. I recently had a different discovery. I was drying off after a shower and bent over in my birthday suit, and caught a glimpse of my stomach. It startled me to realize that I may never look the same again. Literally, everything, (and I mean everything) on my body has shifted in transit.

I realized my stomach now looked like the main character in a favorite childhood book. You guessed it…I was now The Saggy Baggy Elephant. You see, our poor skin can only take so much before it screams, no way, huh uh! I’ve had it! There is no possible way it’s going back in place.

I am fascinated by the fact that I can pull the excess skin away from my body. I almost can’t help myself from playing with all the folds of skin. As I’m shopping for bathing suits for our upcoming beach trip, I now face the realization that saggy baggy is here to stay.

I decided to pull the old book out and see how accurate the summation of my new body is. As I perused the pages, I found another photo that reminded me of a very pregnant self. If I had done a pregnant self portrait soaking in the bath, this would be it. I began to wonder if the author of The Saggy Baggy Elephant had been a women.

This will go down as my saggy baggy summer!

Thirty two months

Thirty two months straight, that’s my number at the moment.

That’s how many months I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding! I am as shocked as you are. Let me tell you, my belly button will never be the same. I am amazed at how fast the time has gone. Everyone told me to enjoy the babies while they were small. Probably, like everyone else, I thought that I did. I am now looking at a 19 month old and 6 month old. It makes me sad how fast it’s gone.

That’s how many months I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding!

As mothers, we need some alone time, or “me” time. Honestly, I haven’t had much of that. I don’t have much breathing room. Being a stay at home mom is extremely rewarding. I wouldn’t trade it. There are also those moments when you just need to get away. When your child decides to do everything they’re not supposed to and give you that look…what are you going to do about it.

It’s amazing what we are capable of, mothers that is. Day in and day out we show up. We can’t call in sick. We have the toughest and the most rewarding job in the world.

So, this is my girls night out. The Sticky Mom blog is now my way of sharing all the joy, frustration, and tears. This is my way to exhale.