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Do you ever look up dream interpretations?  The Husband and I always do.  Last night, he dreamt that he was attacked by a black widow spider; apparently, this means that he is dealing with an overbearing female figure (um, not me, hopefully!).  I think he dreamt about a black widow because he’s scurred of spiders, and we found one under the house last month. 


I dreamt that my uterus was like a tub of hummus, I peeled off the lid and the plastic cover, and I pulled my baby out like it was no big deal.  Then I popped the lid back on.  Sounds like the easiest c-section ever.  NO idea what it means that I envision my stomach as a tub of hummus!  Beyond the fact that I love hummus. 


Oatmeal for breakfast.  It was HOT.  Not the ideal summer breakfast!


On the stovetop:


2/3 cup oatmeal

2/3 cup soy milk

1/3 cup water

1/2 banana

Chia seeds

Toppings: brown sugar, almonds strawberries


Another random question for you:  What’s one song that you’ve listened to this morning?


Mine:  Dave Matthews’ Stay or Leave.  It gets me every… single… time.  Wahhhhhh!



  • Lauren June 10, 2012, 10:17 am

    Oh wow. So I saw Dave this weekend in NY and last nights show was amazing but we kept saying how bad we wanted to hear Stay or Leave. It would have made the show. Still amazing but that song takes it to a new level

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 10, 2012, 10:21 am

    I guess if I was a baby, I wouldn’t mind coming out of a tub of hummus. I never look up what dreams mean, but I’m fascinated by dreams so I need to start interpreting them. Kind of strange what you’re sub conscience is thinking! I haven’t listened to music this morning, but last night we kept listening to “Someone That I Used To Know” by Gotye. The covers of that song are pretty darn good on YouTube too.

    Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Nikki June 10, 2012, 10:53 am

    Hi Caitlin–totally random question for you: You seem to eat a fair amount of tofu/soy–as do I. My fiancé and I are just starting to think about getting pregnant and I’m wondering what you think about the claims that too much soy can affect your fertility and/or the development of the baby. You seem like you take an informed and level-headed approach to health research and studies, so I’m curious to hear what you think!
    (See, e.g., http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=soybean-fertility-hormone-isoflavones-genistein)

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2012, 10:55 am

      Hey! I answered this the other day – sorry if you didn’t see it.

      It was a huge stressor for me in the second trimester because Bradley Method is really into protein and it was hard for me to get enough protein in without tofu and soy milk. What I do is try to switch some soy products to the non-soy ones… So I use a non-soy protein powder (rice), for example. I try not to overdo it on tofu but probably still have 6 – 8 servings of soy a week. It’s hard. Basically I just decided to limit what I could, try to get my protein in other ways, and not stress out about the soy I did eat.

      Good luck!

      • Nikki June 10, 2012, 11:01 am

        Thanks!!! I looked for your response but couldn’t find it and thought that I had failed to post it!
        P.S. Way to go on the tub of hummus–that seems to bode well for the health of your baby. I’m pretty sure that my version of that dream would involve a pint of ice cream c-section:-)

  • Shari June 10, 2012, 10:55 am

    “53 Steps” by Rachel Platten … saw her in concert last night and was so excited that she performed my favorite from her album!

  • Caryln June 10, 2012, 11:05 am

    I ALWAYS look into dream interpretations because I have the most bizarre dreams and have no idea where they come from. My most recent dream was that my teeth were falling out. Sometimes there are so many interpretations of dreams though, that I am not really sure which one is right. Where do you usually look up what dreams mean?

    • CaitlinHTP June 10, 2012, 8:28 pm

      Random sites – we just google. Do you use a specific site?

  • Mary June 10, 2012, 11:14 am

    Van Morrison – Into the Mystic

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 10, 2012, 11:19 am

    Haha I don’t usually have such odd dreams, mine are typically a real-life situation and I usually don’t remember much about it!

  • Marion June 10, 2012, 11:53 am

    “Stay or Leave” is the first song my husband played on the guitar for me that got me…hook, line, and sinker. 😉

  • Heather June 10, 2012, 12:27 pm

    Song as of lately is “Relax My Beloved” by Alex Clare..actually…I’m currently obsessed with all of his songs. 🙂

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 10, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Maybe the “overbearing female figure” in Husband’s dream is a hint that the baby is a girl! Eeeeepp!!! Or not. Who knows with dreams…
    As for a song I’ve listened to this morning, “Firework” by Katy Perry was playing on my iPod right before it died less than halfway through my run. Womp. Silent running is not as fun.

  • Marie-Santé June 10, 2012, 12:54 pm

    I love you even more now that I know you’re a DMB fan. Just sayin’ 😉

  • Andrea June 10, 2012, 1:14 pm

    I had a dream the other night that you had your baby Caitlin!

  • Amber K June 10, 2012, 2:51 pm

    The only dreams I can really remember involve me being chased. I am often chased in my dreams. I kept reading that I’m supposed to turn around to face what is chasing me, but every time I’ve tried to do that, I wake up. Still wondering about that one.

  • Sana June 10, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I try not to read too much into dreams. They are really just parts of our sub conscience and are scary sometimes!

  • Helena June 10, 2012, 5:13 pm

    Maybe it’s a sign you’re going to have a strong-willed little girl! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 10, 2012, 8:10 pm

    I don’t look up dream meanings, but sometimes I can kind of guess at what they mean based on what’s going on in my life. It’s interesting to see the connections!

    Also that is so funny about your dream. I once had a weird dream that I gave birth to a baby out of my arm pit LOL! 😛

  • Emily June 10, 2012, 11:29 pm

    During exam period I have dreams that I completely forgot about the exam on that particular day *shudder* I wonder what the exams office would say if I told them that!

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