35 Weeks!

Well it’s a relief to make it to this point. Wednesday marked 35 weeks of the pregnancy that I thought would be smooth compared to the others. This was an adventurous week – a hospital visit for premature contractions, maternity photos, and husband out of the country. On Monday, I saw the perinatologist. On the plus side, […] read more

Pregnant and Bed rest at 39

So pregnancy for me is typically a breeze, until the third trimester…   Now that I’m in the third tri, all of the issues start cropping up. For Juneau (born when I was 35), I had pre-eclampsia (PIH) at 36 weeks and was induced at 37 weeks because my blood pressure was high. At least […] read more

Two Expecting Moms

Well…. It has been ages since I’ve posted anything.  Things have been busier than ever with our practice, and I have always blogged about pregnancy, but on my private blog. In any case, the news is that ……..Jean and I are both pregnant. I’m due May 15, and she’s due May 19. The Renz-Oeis were […] read more

Vanille Kipferl

this AMAZING butter cookie recipe is from a dear friend of mine (Kristina) and her home country. Print Vanille Kipferl Author: jeanoei Recipe type: dessert   Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ⅓ cup white sugar ¾ cup ground almonds 1 cup unsalted butter (beat until foamy) ½ whole vanilla bean Instructions Preheat oven to 347 degrees F […] read more

Baby Cereal Banana & Fruit Muffins

even though Asa has never taken to baby cereal (we did babyled weaning and bypassed mush altogether), i do continue to use baby cereal as an ingredient when i bake for him because of the iron fortification. when Asa was one, his lead levels tested borderline high, and ever since then i have been vigilant […] read more

Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes with Orange Zest

i simply must share these little heavenly treats because they are so truly divine, everytime… Print Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes Author: jeanoei Recipe type: dessert Serves: 18   do read through the instructions before commencing… Ingredients 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (or 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips) 6 large eggs, separated, room […] read more

I visit museums to see the architecture

I’ve been in Colorado the past week to attend and present in a Renewable Energy Conference in Denver. While there, I got to see some amazing buildings, the Denver Art Museum, old (designed by Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates) and new (Daniel Libeskind), the newly opened Clyfford Still Museum (Allied Works). All the buildings are impressive, […] read more