Some people thought that I was being a bit extreme (and maybe even a little nuts) for quitting the addiction. Even my doctor told me that I could enjoy one cup of coffee a day during my pregnancy. Me, on the other hand? I read too many stories about caffeine and miscarriages. It took us such a long time to view the positive sign on the pregnancy test and I didn't want a little bit of caffeine to get in the way of us meeting our dream come true. So, I quit. Just like that. Boom. One day caffeine. The next? None. Major ouch.
After a day of guzzling cup after cup (yes, the baby decided to be a roly poly last night and kept me awake for most of the night), I sit here and am still puzzled at how I went without the little piece of heaven in a cup ... for 9+ months.
Ever since then, coffee has definitely helped the transition into parenthood a bit more wakeful. Once again, I'm an addict and love enjoying every sip.
As they say, all you need is love ... and coffee.
Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (you can also use the lowfat version)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar.
- Put a lid on the jar.
- Shake the jar until the contents are combined.
- Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?*Recipe adapted from Food.com.