Hungry Heart

Adventures in healthy living

July 27, 2012
by Erin


Welcome to the new Hungry Heart!

I’m excited to be using a new blogging service (WordPress), and very excited about my fancy new domain name!

I’m still making tweaks to the design, so bear with me during the transition.

On to more important things….

I can’t begin to describe how amazing the last three weeks of my life have been.

I have spent the majority of it feeding, changing, rocking, and staring at Virginia.


Most days I am lucky to brush my teeth, let alone think about blogging.

But as I get the hang of being a mommy, I think I will get better about more frequent posting.

I spend most of the day wondering if I am doing anything right. But Virginia seems to be doing great. (How do are you supposed to know?!)

Breastfeeding is going well, she sleeps in 3-4 hour stretches at night, and she loves her vibrating bouncy seat.

bouncy seat

It comes in handy during the evening fussies!

This week Virginia had her first bath.

So. freakin. cute.




Cutest toes I have ever seen!

There was also a first for me this week:


First glass of wine in 9 months.

It was wonderful. Especially since I got to watch Jerry feed Virginia a bottle while I drank it.


I still can’t believe how happy looking at this little face makes me.


July 17, 2012
by Erin

Sad Day for Hungry Heart

I accidentally deleted all the photos on my Blogger account.

I deleted what I thought were old photos on Google + (which I have never used), and didn’t realize they were the ones being used by the blog.

It is not possible to restore the photos. I am sick over it.

I have deleted my Google+ account to prevent this from happening again.

I am currently deciding on what to do with the blog.

In the meantime, here are a couple more pictures of our beautiful daughter.

a note from Jerry:
This is a terrible design decision by Google; Google+ should not be hosting/sharing any and all images that your Google account touches. There needs to be degrees of separation between the different features that Google offers, whether it is Gmail, Blogger, Picasa, Google+, or any of the others. Each user should be given the settings to sync all of these, but it should not be the default for all users. A “google” search will show you just how many people have fallen victim to this design flaw – many people have lost much more blogging history. 

July 4, 2012
by Erin

She’s Here!

Sorry for the absence, but we have had a very busy week.


Virginia Rose

Born 7/1/2012
7 lbs 2.5 ounces
20 inches

She is perfect. Her mommy and daddy are madly in love.

I’ll try and update again soon.
If I can tear myself away from our beautiful baby girl.

June 28, 2012
by Erin

Bad Habits

It has become noticeable to me that posts about Baby T are the most popular. I’m sure this will continue to be the case once she arrives as well!

I know some people refer to Hungry Heart as a food blog. I post a lot of what I eat, but that wasn’t my real intention.
I like to think of it as a “healthy living” blog. And to me, healthy living is about daily activities, what I eat, and the general goings on of the Tylutki household.
After the arrival of our little peanut, I’m sure there will be lots of pictures of her.
But hopefully the blog will be a reflection of a family on a healthy living adventure. Including, food, fitness, and plenty of baby pictures!

On to the food:

This sandwich was one of those dinners when I felt a little sad after it was gone. I wanted to eat it again.
It was just pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. And a nice layer of hot sauce.

With baby cucumbers and Simply Dressed Light Blue Cheese dressing on the side.

Have you tried Marzetti’s Simply Dressed line of salad dressings?

They contain yogurt, and are all natural. The blue cheese was an ok substitute for their full fat blue cheese dressing (our favorite). It was tangy with a few chunks of blue cheese.
Personally, I think I would rather stick with their regular dressing, mixed with a little lemon juice. More tang, about the same fat as the light version.
But this was a decent choice for a pregnant woman on a serious blue cheese kick.

I feel as though I have eaten fairly healthy while being pregnant. But somewhere along these 9 months I picked up a few bad habits:

  • I butter my toast
  • I eat ice cream approximately 6-7 days a week
  • I have been eating creamy salad dressings
  • I have an after work snack meal of cereal
  • I have about 3 sodas per week (usually root beer, and only the last month or so)
  • I haven’t been eating enough veggies

I am confident I can cut out many of these habits after Baby T arrives. I will be fine without soda and creamy blue cheese dressing.
But saying goodbye to my daily Breyer’s Neopolitan and Honey Nut Cheerios might be another story…

June 27, 2012
by Erin

Baby T: Week 39

5 days until my due date!

Still feeling generally uncomfortable. My hands (especially my left) are really swollen and occasionally my fingers go numb. Lovely!
But I still have good days and not so good days. Yesterday I actually felt pretty great.

My insomnia has been much better lately, but I am finding I am have to change positions more frequently. Just hard to get comfortable these days!

Baby T is still wiggling like crazy, which is still amazing. Dr B. told us yesterday that she was about average size (7.5 lbs). She must be so squished in there!
Dr B. basically said I can go into labor any time, even though I feel pretty normal. He is also the doctor on call for the next 9 days, so I was pretty happy about that.

In the meantime we are just waiting.
I am starting to get anxious to meet our daughter.
Are you ready in there?!

We can’t wait to see you!