Chai (Sigh) Tea Lattes

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What I wouldn’t GIVE for a Chai Tea Latte. Or a coffee. Heck, make it organic, herbal, water-pressed… the point is if I could drink those sweet little droplets of freshly roasted, seasoned, cinnamony, holiday flavored drinks, oh… how happy my heart would be. In fact, my desperate searching online this morning to find such a thing that would pass the many tests of pregnancy, is how I was inspired to start this blog.

Background: Lately, my internal wake-up time has been around oh — I don’t know. 5 am. Maybe 5:30 if we’re lucky. Usually due to insane pressure on my very sensitive bladder (we’ll get into this later) because, from what I’m reading, my uterus is growing tremendously making rooms for the little tiny raspberry that’s slowly growing inside me. I usually have problems going to back to sleep, so that’s where my Chai Tea Latte search began: this morning at 6:10am.

WHERE in San Diego, can I please find an herbal chai tea latte? Well, outside of there being quite a few places that actually make herbal chai teas like Starbucks Coffee and Peets, but here’s the reality check: unfortunately (and painstakingly enough) almost all chai tea (herbal & regular) is made with a seasoning called Star Anise – a seasoning mind you, that I love very much. Although there are mixed studies around the ‘harmfulness’ and ‘harmlessness’ of Star Anise, it boils down to this – it could cause issues, especially in the first trimester and most of the blogs I’ve been reading recommend staying away from it if possible given the fact that there is not sufficient data one way or the other to conclude if it’s safe or dangerous to the fetus. In the words of my older sister… why risk it?

So while I’m staying away from it (tear), I’m officially on the hunt for something holiday and cinnamony and seasony in San Diego that I can drink to get in the dang holiday spirit. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on where I net out.

 

Preggo City

Welcome to my blog! I found out that I was pregnant approximately 4 weeks and 3 days ago. Since then, it’s been… interesting to say the least. As a self-proclaimed control freak who “thinks she knows everything” newlywed and is a bit obsessed with work, the navigation of balancing something entirely new (and miraculous) happening within my body – along with the massive naivety around supplements, health, and wellness, what I can and can’t eatexcercisedo – has been a new chapter of discovery and new beginnings.

A little bit about me:

I’m 33 years old, a newlywed as of August 2016 (yay!) to an incredibly supportive, handsome and hilarious husband, a wannabe foodie/vegan/vegetarian – although I really like (read: love) meat. I try to eat healthy when I can, exercise and overall, take good care of myself. I also love fashion, creative things and just overall expressing myself because – well, truthfully I grew up in theater and that part of me never quite left. I’m one of 5 siblings, with two older sisters who inspire me to tap into my inner health freak every day, a younger brother who is pursuing his law career and a younger sister who quite possibly will be one of the most fun and entertaining babysitters I know. Our Mom and Dad have quite the handful when all 5 of us get together, but as far as the dys-fun-ction of it all is concerned, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Also, I LOVE.MY.JOB. Up until this point, career has been my life. Scratch that, up until the day I met my husband, career was my life. Then my husband came along, and still, my career and zest for pursuing something great in this world has always been my driving force – along with him.  I suppose that is all going to change now – or at least that’s what they tell me.

Me :)

About Preggo City:

I’m starting this blog as a way to connect with myself and navigate this crazy maze of miracles along with my family, and any and all preggo mamas who may be discovering the same and possibly just looking for a little sanity amongst the overwhelming white noise of the cans and can’t do’s of google.

Hope you enjoy!