Sunday, June 30, 2013

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Lots of good recipes coming up!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Surprise baby shower!

Every month or so I get together for dinner with a few ladies that live in Columbus. It's so nice to meet up with a group of girls you don't get to see very often. It's also fun because most of these girls also have a blog. Different people come to dinner each time we get together but there are about 8 to 10 of us who are there on a regular basis. These ladies are more than just Columbus bloggers; they have become great friends.

A few weeks ago we had planned to go to dinner at Fletcher's house and try out her new deck. Little did Jenny, Shannon, and I know that this dinner turned out to be a surprise baby shower!

Note: I never wear my hair up for pictures. It always looks like I don't have any hair. I was super hot that day, didn't think I'd be in a lot of pictures, so I wore it up. Bad decision. I look like a hot mess!

We each got to take home blocks and books!

{Jenny, Shannon, Me}

Seriously, these girls are too cute!!

Delicious sandwiches!

Drinks for everyone!

Cookie table--yumm

Group shot

Top left: Lindsey and Lindsey
Top right: me, Shannon, Holly
Bottom left: Alicia, Fletcher, and Julie
Bottom right: Emily and Jenny

 These girls are not only the sweetest and they constantly make you laugh (and a few are already moms with great advice)! I'm so thankful to have such a great group of girls in my life!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bumpdate: 31 weeks

How big is baby? The size of a pineapple! I actually know what this fruit looks like and it makes sense.                                            

Maternity ClothesYep. 

Stretch Marks: I found a few more tiny ones. :(  They're on my sides though. Not my stomach which surprised me. 

Sleep: Same as last week...better. Hips are not hurting as bad. I can't stay on one side all night or they will hurt so I move back and forth a lot or prop myself up with lots of pillows and sleep sitting up. I am still up around 4:30 every night for a good hour. Then I fall back asleep for another few hours, thank goodness!

Best moment of the week? I'm sure it will be tomorrow when we have our 3D ultrasound! I'll post more about it later.

Movement: Lots! I definitely think she is getting used to a sleep pattern. I won't feel another for an hour or so and worry. But my doctor said it's very common for them to sleep and you can't feel anything for a while.

Food cravings: Iced much as I hate to say it my home brewed tea is just not the same as McDonald's half cut. But there's no caffeine in my home tea, so that's better.

Food aversions: Grilled chicken still...ew.

Belly button in or out? In...stay in baby!!

What I miss: I feel like as soon as I hit 30 weeks my body really started feeling it. It's a little harder to get out of the low car. I get tired easier. Just overall is taking more of a toll on me. I know it's just going to get worse but pray that I can make it through the first two weeks of school!

What I'm looking forward to: 3D ultra sound, appointment next week, and baby showers!

Milestones:  31 weeks! Nothing too big other than that!

Nursery: We have a crib! It's not up and won't be until the beginning of August or until we (hopefully) move. Emily and I were at Pottery Barn Kids and the floor model was on sale. It was in excellent condition except for a few small marks (which they gave us a paint marker for). My parents wanted to get the crib for us so I called my mom and told her about this amazing deal that was about 40% off. So, they went and picked it up the next day. I'm super excited to have it in our home!!

Classes: Baby care class in August

Next appointment: July 2. 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Did you have a 3D ultrasound? If so, what did you think of it? Did the baby look like anything you thought s/he would? {Note: I don't think most 3Ds look like the baby but I could be wrong}.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

So What?!

So What Wednesday

I'm loving So What Wednesday lately...probably because of my pregnancy brain and my summer off of work. So here is what I'm saying So What to this week...

So what if...
  • I did my grocery shopping at Walmart this week. Did I mention I despise Walmart? The sad thing is that I think I actually saved money (after buying two new skillets that we desperately needed). #hatetoadmitit

  • I took my car into the dealership yesterday with printouts in my hand about my seat fabric being recalled (water stains it--no joke) and my gas tank being recalled due to explosion. They told me over the phone when I made the appointment that they couldn't do anything about it. So I J did my homework and I proved them wrong!

  • I read Reality Steve again. Oops! I just had to. I had a good idea as to who wins the Bachelorette and had to check if I was correct--no worries, I was.

  • I love Tiny Prints.

  • I sleep on the couch just about every night. Some nights I try to make it in the bed but after a while I need to sit up and it's about impossible in the bed unless I have 923804928 pillows and kick J out. It's just easier to go to the couch.

  • I buy my furchild dog Frosty Paws (aka pupcream). He loves it and is his special Sunday night treat :)

  • I don't mind a fly or two getting in the house during the day. It keeps Wembley busy!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baby Shower Games

I'm not big into shower games--bridal shower or baby shower. I already have a hard enough time with everyone watching me. Call me a party pooper if you must but I can't handle a lot of them.

Even though I'm not a fan of games, I understand the importance of them. We all go to showers to celebrate the bride-to-be or mother-to-be. Games get us talking to people we may not know. Sometimes they even share embarrassing stories--okay those are always fun!

Recently I was told about this new baby shower games from Tiny Prints. Hands down I love them. Want to know why? They're not your typical game. They don't have a winner. There is no touching the baby belly. They give words of wisdom and hopes for your sweet baby. They still allow you to chat with others around you but also give you time to give a truly heartfelt message.

I recently ordered this game from to use for my shower. Another wonderful part of Tiny Prints is that you can personalize everything! That might be one of my favorite parts. :) I wanted these cards to be a keepsake that I can put into Hadley's baby book.

These games are become much more than a win-or-loose game. They're becoming a wonderful memory.

Tiny Prints has thought of it all when it comes to their new games. They have made is so easy for you to pick out your favorite invitations and then find matching games. LOVE!! These are two of the many matching options for you to choose from.

I'm so excited to read all of the Hopes for Hadley our family and friends are going to write to her at my upcoming shower. They will be so wonderful to share with her as she grows!

Don't forget to check out Tiny Prints new baby shower games and matching invitations! Miss my Tiny Prints post all about baby shower inspirations? Check it out here!

*This post is one in a series scheduled with This is not a sponsored post.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Menu Monday

Grilled Cheese

Monday was "clean out the fridge" dinner. We had bacon and bread we had to eat up otherwise it would go bad. So, we made bacon grilled cheese. My original plan was for BLTs but I ate the last of the tomato for lunch and we were out of lettuce--oops! J doesn't eat BLT's anyways, so it worked out. Then I dropped my sandwich, which just topped the night off!

I took a picture of this but I think I deleted it from my phone on accident.

Tuesday I went to dinner with some friends, which ended up being a surprise baby shower! More on that this Wednesday!

Wednesday I was so excited to try these BBQ chicken sandwiches from Duchess of Fork. They are easy and delicious! I've been obsessed with putting pickles and jalapenos on my BBQ. Normally I have slaw on there too but we didn't have any. But I made some cheese filled pasta salad to go with it.

Pasta Salad Dressing

- 1  cup of olive oil
- 1/2 cup red vinegar
- 2  tsp of basil
- 1 tsp dry yellow mustard
- 1 tbl sp minced garlic (you can use less but I love garlic!)

Put all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together really well. Pour over pasta and toss. Refrigerate until cold.

Thursday we were supposed to have chicken tacos but I just wasn't feeling tacos. J told me that he would bring something home for both of us and he came home with...

White Castle!! I'm sure some of you are gagging but I love them! J gets the chicken ring sandwiches, which I've never had. I have loved sliders since I can remember. My grandpa used to pick up a sack and take me down to the river to feed the ducks. He used to tell me that when he first moved to Columbus they were only 10 cents! Nothing beats a good White Castle burger sometimes. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Bows & a book

I've been obsessed with buying bows, among other things, for Miss H lately. I love all hair accessories but bows are my favorite. I was told by some online friends that Polkadot Posies is the best place to purchase bows. There are so many great sites out there but I really liked what Polkadot Posies had to offer.

I made my first order of four bows and one headband. I wasn't sure what to order yet and I didn't want to go overboard! No worries, we will have them in every color and every size sooner or later! I thought that I would go with light pink, hot pink, white (goes with almost everything), and red (Ohio State). They're adorable!! I can't wait to order some of the bigger sizes as she grows.

 I had planned on purchasing more headbands from PP, but I found these headbands at Dollar General. They were 3 headbands for $1. Such a steal!! I may order more but these will definitely get us by and hopefully work for H. With the white one I ordered online I'm pretty sure I have every color covered!

Of course I couldn't have J come home and see a bunch of bows and headbands so I found a fun book at Dollar General that I knew he would love. So H can wear her bows and read all about space!

I think it's safe to say we will have a well-rounded child!

*I was not compensated to write this post. I really enjoy Polkadot Posie's bows and think they have a high quality product.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bumpdate: Week 30

30 weeks?! I know I say this every week but how did that happen? I'm pretty sure from now until I deliver I will be in amazement about how quickly things are progressing. 

This picture is about 10 weeks apart (just before 30 weeks). Crazy that I thought I was huge at 20 weeks. I can't imagine how I'll look in another 10. My poor students will be scared! 

How big is baby? This week is said the size of a cucumber...I'm thinking maybe length. No cucumber I've ever seen weighs 2.5-3.8 lbs. And I would be worried if there was one that big.


Maternity ClothesYep. 

Stretch Marks: Still up to two! 

Sleep: Better. Hips are not hurting as bad. I can't stay on one side all night or they will hurt so I move back and forth a lot or prop myself up with lots of pillows and sleep sitting up.

Best moment of the week? The surprise baby shower some of my amazing blog friends surprised me, Shannon, and Jenny with (more on that later).  Also did you see my Tiny Prints Shower Inspiration post?

Movement: Lots of jabs and kicks. I sometimes will worry when I don't feel anything for a while but I also know she has a sleep pattern kind of forming. Pretty sure she wakes me up at 4:30 am every morning to go to the bathroom.

Food cravings: Iced tea and fruit (watermelon)

Food aversions: Nothing sounds great still but the thought of grilled chicken makes me want to gag. I'll eat it made from a crockpot or in a pan but not on the grill--yuck!

Belly button in or out? In...praying it doesn't pop.

What I miss: I realized the other day I can't really suck in my stomach (not that I need to). Now it really bothers me. To the point that I have to stop thinking about it or I will go claustrophobic crazy. I know, so weird!

What I'm looking forward to: Baby showers! Although they make me nervous too because I hate everyone watching me. It was nice to share one with two other girls because we were all in the same boat!

Milestones:  30 weeks! Nothing too big other than that!

Adding a few new ones now that we are getting closer...

Nursery: Have nothing done. We have a dresser and changing table. We will order the crib at the end of next month. But I don't want to do anything big until we know if we are moving or not :( The room is already blue and that will match her bedding. Even though I'm not crazy about it, it will due.

Classes: We signed up for a basic baby care class and will be taking it in July. We are not taking birthing classes but are reading a few books about the Bradley Method.

Next appointment: July 2. Then I go every other week after that!

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is your favorite lotion or body butter to help prevent stretch marks?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

So What?!

I'm participating in So What Wednesday again this week. I think it's therapeutic while pregnant! haha
So What Wednesday
So what...

  • I haven't been to Walmart in close to a year. I do not like that store. Then Monday during piano I thought of something that I had to get at Walmart. After piano was over I couldn't remember it to save my life...still can't.
  • If Hadley's first sentence is "Get down Wembley" or "Wembley, you sh*t!". Those words are said several times in our home on a daily basis.
  • If I wake up at 4:30am every morning. Seriously. Monday it was 4:28am.
  •  I called to cancel cable and told the sales lady that I needed her help because I'm a pregnant teacher and I don't know if I can get through summer without some cable. She was the sweetest thing and saved us $80 with basic cable. LOVE our cable provider. #ineedhgtvandfoodnetworkandbravo
  • I made bacon grilled cheese sandwiches on Monday (it was clean out the fridge day). They started out as BLTs and I soon realized we didn't have any lettuce...or tomatoes. Then I dropped my sandwich on the floor. Win.
  • That I cried because my neighbors sold their home and moved out within a month. J told me that was me being jealous and that that is wrong. But I just want our home to sell too!
  • That it drives me nuts-o when people tell me, "your stomach is getting bigger!". YA THINK? I'm just growing a baby here! I'd be worried if it was shrinking! I know they mean it in a nice way and I don't take it as them being mean...I take it as a "here's your sign" moment.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tiny Prints Baby Shower Inspirations!

June is quickly coming to an end meaning July is right around the corner. As a teacher, July means the middle of the summer and this summer it means closer to Hadley's arrival (eeeek!). But it also means baby showers! My wonderful coworkers at school threw me a baby shower in May. I'm so excited so have two upcoming baby showers in July. I have one in J's hometown and one in my hometown.

I don't know a lot about either shower but I do know they are going to be adorable. Recently I received an invitation to my hometown shower from Tiny Prints. I loved how soft and pretty the invitation looked. The two shades of pink make it easy to match to many colors and the damask print is simple yet elegant. There are so many different ways you can work with these invitations!

Photo source: Invitation; lemonade; nail polish; cookies; shower game; R initial; flowers
or you can find them on my pinterest baby shower page

Now, I don't know what my aunt and sister have up their sleeves for my shower, but how pretty are these pictures? I love adding little pops of color here and there, like the green in the flowers. The burlap makes a nice contrast and gives your tablescape or wall hangings some texture. And the nail polish? What an adorable take home gift!

Not only do I love my Damask Hint: Chenille invitation but I also found these other fun baby shower invites on

Baby Shower Invitations Patterned Charm - Front : Bay

Baby Shower Invitations Chalkboard Buggy - Front : Blush

Baby Shower Invitations Baby Patterns - Front : Dark Gray

And we can't forget the boys!

Baby Shower Invitations Dashing Day - Front : Blue Moon

Baby Shower Invitations Sunny Safari - Front : Aloe

Baby Shower Invitations Super Baby - Front : Tomato
J would love these!

Tinyprints also has baby sprinkle invites! Perfect for baby #2!

Baby Shower Invitations Heartfelt Poster - Front : Medium Pink

Or if you want to relax and have a co-ed BBQ shower

Baby Shower Invitations Baby BBQ - Front : Wild Strawberry

I seriously can't wait for July to see all of our family and friends and share this special little girl with them. Tiny Prints made it so easy to order my invitations online and the quality is outstanding. I can't wait to share more pictures with you after my showers are over!

*This post is one in a series scheduled with This is not a sponsored post.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Menu Monday! Lots of new recipes

I'm excited to share our Menu Monday today because I cooked Monday-Thursday (Friday is left over day)!

I've made this chicken before but for some reason it was much better this time around. You can find the original recipe here. I had to change a few things because I didn't have the exact bread crumbs and spices it called for. Basically I used regular bread crumbs and instead of the "perfect pinch" seasoning, I used an Italian season. It still was great! J was pretty excited for this dinner and he thought it was delicious! I thought it was great too but kind of heavy for a summer meal (I hate half of the portion of chicken shown above).

Turkey Sausage

Tuesday was supposed to be shredded beef tacos but we didn't find the beef we wanted so we went with plan B. I always have a backup of Eckrich Turkey Sausage in the freezer. Usually when it's on sale, I purchase two. It's an easy backup and always tastes good. You can also do a lot with it. For my turkey sausage, I just cut it up however J likes to be fancy and eat his like a hot dog.

The mashed potatoes were left over from the day before. Let me tell you, best mashed potatoes hands down! I grew up on boxed mashed potatoes and honestly, it took me a long time to start liking real mashed potatoes. Now there's nothing better than Pioneer Woman's Delicious Creamy Mashed Potatoes.
The recipe makes enough for 10 people. TEN! There are only two of us. So I used three (smaller) potatoes and then cut down the rest of the ingredients.

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes for Two
(this gave us left overs--so really for 4 people)

*3 potatoes (we just used Idaho)
* 3 oz of cream cheese
*4 tablespoons of butter 
*1/8 cup of half and half {this is half of 1/4}
*Lawry's Seasoned Salt (to taste)
*Black pepper (to taste)

You can find the rest of the instructions here. Remember, you can always go back and add more but you can't take away.

This was basically my lunch all week and it was delicious! The chopped salad can basically be anything you want. I added corn, black beans, red peppers, cucumber, and cherry tomatoes.

The salad dressing is out of this world. It is so easy to make too! The food processor has definitely become my bff lately. Also, I doubled the recipe so I would have dressing for two weeks. Definitely glad I did this!

*Cilantro (stems removed, chopped)
*1/2 c. plain greek yogurt
*2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (I used the whole lime)
*1-2 cloves of garlic
*1/4 c. olive oil
* 1 1/2 tsp. white vinagar
*salt (to taste)

Put everything in the food processor and go to town! I tasted it after blending it a bit and added a little more salt. Also, you can change the taste up a bit by adding other spices. Check out this website to see what they used.

Turkey Cowboy Burgers

I totally made up the cowboy burger name. I'm sure I saw something similar on pinterest but I thought if they had a fun name J would like them better.

Basically, you make a turkey burger (I use ground turkey, 1 egg white, bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder). Then I added bacon and melted cheddar cheese on top. To make it a "cowboy" burger you just add BBQ sauce. I just went with ketchup for mine, which was still delish, but I knew J would appreciate the BBQ. We also had french fries (just frozen ones--I know, slacker), and a small salad with the lime dressing (above). Great summer meal!

Grilled Cheese

Last Sunday, when I sit down to do my meal planning, I asked J want he wanted for dinner on Thursday. He said grilled cheese and tomato soup. 


I don't care for tomato soup and to me it's so weird to eat it in the summer! So instead of soup, I had another delicious salad--I'm kind of obsessed. The grilled cheese was great! We used cheddar cheese and an herb bread I bought from Yutzy's Farm Market (if you're in the Columbus area I highly suggest this place). The bread was a little hard to toast but the flavors made the grilled cheese 10x better!

Hope you enjoyed this week's Menu Monday! Don't forget to link up with Rachel!

Friday, June 14, 2013

6 months ago today...

...we found out we were pregnant!

Sometimes it still seems so surreal to me. And six months? That seems like forever ago!

J and I knew we wanted kids. I wanted a spring baby because of my teaching job. I wanted to have the baby in March and take off the rest of the school year. Well, you know what happens when you try to plan something--nothing.

We decided not to worry about it and just enjoy our time together. We figured it would happen eventually and we were not going to stress about it. Stress usually (not always but can) lead to more problems.

Then one day I was shopping in Target. I started not feeling well and thought I was going to pass out. I ended up going in the little girls section and sitting down for a minute. That's how bad I felt. I have a history of passing out and knew that if I sat and passed out I would be okay. It's the falling that hurts you. I called my mom so I would have someone to talk to. She asked if I ate. Yes. Maybe I'm dehydrated. Maybe. Then she asked the last time my little friend visited me (she was really hoping for a baby). I assured her it should be here any day but in the back of my mind I knew it should have already made its visit.

After a few minutes, I got up, picked up a pregnancy test and checked out. I was so embarrassed to buy a test. I felt like everyone was looking at me! I know a lot of people in town plus I'm a teacher. The last thing I needed was someone to see. {Not that they would have cared but I freak out like that}

I called my friend Katie on the way home telling her what happened and that I had a feeling something was up. She had just announced her pregnancy and was hoping I'd be joining her. She told me to go home, take a test, a call her back. So I did. And it was negative. I was kind of disappointed although a little relieved because it wasn't my "spring baby". Katie told me that I had to take one in the morning. They are best in the morning.

So on December 14th I woke up bright and early, got ready for school, and took another test. I was shocked to see that I was pregnant. J knew something was up. I had told him that I purchased a test but it was negative. He told me not to worry and that it will happen on it's own time.

Believe it or not I didn't take a whole lot of tests. I knew there were not many false positives. But I did try both the word and the symbol kind :)

I woke J up right away and showed him. I think we were both in shock. He gave me a big hug and was very excited. Then I had a little meltdown. What was I going to do with a fall baby? How could I take off work? How were my students going to survive? Over a few days I became okay with a fall baby. In fact, now I find it as more of a blessing.

What I have learned from being pregnant with a fall baby:
  • I have summer off to prepare. This would be more helpful if we knew if we were moving or not...
  • No stress (or little stress). If I were in school I know I'd be stressed out. Every time I went to the doctors after work my blood pressure would always be high. Once they gave me a few minutes, it would go back down. Glad to have summer off!
  • I don't have to worry about fall conferences (hopefully)
  • Fall walks with J, Hadley, and Oliver will be amazing.
  • Less money spent on clothes. I have two maternity dresses, 2 pairs of pants, and one pair of dress pants. I also have about 10 shirts. I refuse to buy any more because I'm not working every day.
A baby is a blessing no matter when it comes.

Every day we are so thankful to have Miss Hadley in our lives, even though she's not quite here. The best thing that ever happened to us was this little surprise we wanted to come but was not expecting six months ago. This has probably been the fastest six months of my life. I feel like the end of August will never get here but at the same time I feel like it's right around the corner.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bumpdate: 29 weeks

How big is baby? The size of an acorn squash. I've never seen one of these in person, so I'll take the bump's word on it.


Maternity ClothesYep. 

Stretch Marks: Still up to two...and a big scratch from Wembley, but I'm good.

Sleep: Eh, okay. Hips still hurt. I've been trying to keep busy during the day so I'm really tired at night. That's been helping but I still wake up several times. 4:30am seems to be my new wake up time. I'm up for at least an hour then I can usually fall back asleep...thank goodness!

Best moment of the week? Not receiving a call from the doctor meaning I passed my glucose test. I seriously did a happy dance!! I was such a drama queen about it (I'll admit to that) but I'd rather overly worry and expect bad news. It makes it easier to handle.

Movement: Lots of jabs and kicks. She loves to hide out in my ribs on the right side. However if I'm around other people she will stop moving. It's like she hears other voices besides mine and J's and just won't move. I must say it's a positive thing for me because I hate people touching me! (personal space issue)

Food cravings: Iced tea still and vegetables. I've been making salads every day for lunch and made a homemade dressing. They've been delicious!!

Food aversions: No aversions nothing sounds good but veggies, but I still meal plan and stick to it. Otherwise we would have a mess on our hands!

Belly button in or out? In...praying it doesn't pop.

What I miss: Not having hip pain and sleeping well. Overall so thankful of all the positives during this pregnancy. I know there is still a lot of things left to go through so I'm not going to live in my happy cloud but I pray for everything else to go as smoothly.

What I'm looking forward to: I have two showers next month. One on a Saturday and the other the following day on Sunday. To say I'll be exhausted is an understatement. I saw my friend Katie at her shower last weekend and felt so bad for her. She said it took her a few days to recover. I'm also looking forward to hopefully selling our home, getting into a new home, and getting started on Hadley's room. All of these things are weeks away but I'm still excited!

Milestones:  29 weeks; passed glucose test; some braxton hicks contractions

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: The bump said that I should pack my hospital bag this week, just in case. Really? This seems a bit early to me. I was thinking like 32-35 weeks. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

So What?!

I haven't participated in SWW in quite sometime but I thought this week was very well fitting.
So What Wednesday
So what if...

  • I almost burnt down the house on Sunday. I was warming up pizza for Emily and I and stuck the entire box in the oven on 350*. Apparently paper burns...even as a pizza box. Thankfully J caught it in time and the pizza was not ruined.

  • I thought there was bleach stains on the ground for two days. I was freaking out. I even showed J and told him I don't know how on earth we got bleach stains (3 circles) on our master bedroom floor. Then I moved the laundry basket and they were gone. Yep, it was the sun and the laundry basket. Not my finest moment.

  • We had three boxes of cake mix that expired a year ago or more. Oops! My pantry is usually cleaned out pretty well but I guess I didn't think about cake.

  • I made brownies this week...and two weeks ago. I shouldn't be allowed in grocery stores.

  • I get super excited about the dinners I make. My mom cannot cook, therefore I never thought I could either. Over the past year, I've become quite good (if I do say so myself) and am proud of cooking a good usually healthy meal for J and I. Check out my Menu Mondays!

  • Yesterday was supposed to be laundry day. Instead I spent the morning cleaning then three hours on the phone with people I couldn't understand because they were located in different parts of the world. Thankfully three of the four were super nice. Then I rested because I swear the phone calls were giving me braxton hicks. #stressed

  • I pray every day that our home sells. We found a house we love and I don't want to loose it!

  • We have nothing done for Hadley's room. See above statement. It will get there.

  • I can say pregnancy brain is officially on overload.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Menu Monday

Menu Monday is lacking a little this week. Mainly because I forgot to take pictures! Oops...

Turkey Brats & Sweet Potato Fries

We are big turkey fans around here and rarely eat red meat. With that, we have really enjoyed turkey brats this summer. I especially liked the added spicy mustard and cheese (usually I eat sour kraut instead of cheese but I didn't have any).

                                                Super easy dinner and doesn't need a recipe!

Salsa Chicken Tacos

No picture.

Super easy recipe! I first found this idea on Erin's blog a few years back. There are a lot of different ways to make salsa chicken however on this night I forgot to put it in the crockpot. Not a total fail but not as juicy. Basically you need chicken (frozen works great) and a jar of salsa. For this night I didn't add taco seasoning or cream cheese.

1 jar of salsa
3 chicken breasts (to have leftovers)
bake on 350* for about 40 minutes or so

No picture again from me but here is the picture from the recipe website
Pretty easy and yummy recipe!

Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice from Rachel Schultz

Did you see my pickle coleslaw from last week? If not, you have to check it out here!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks!!

Hello third trimester!! I can't believe it's already here. I remember thinking that when I was in the third trimester we would be so close to the end. It felt like it would never get here. Then BAM! Here it is! It's hard to take it all in.
This is at 27 weeks. I call this my Dreamsicle dress because it gets lights as it gets longer.

How big is baby? The size of an eggplant. I saw a picture of a baby at 28 weeks the other day and it looked like a baby! I know you're thinking, "what else would it look like". I know, I know. But she can survive. She actually looks like a baby should look. Can you tell I'm totally amazed by all of this?!

Maternity ClothesYep. 

Stretch Marks: I found another stretch mark. We are up to two. The newest one is really small though.

Sleep: Eh, okay. Still sleeping on the couch so I can sit up. I told J I was going to buy lots of pillows so I can sleep back in the bed with him. He told me that would probably just move him to the spare room :( We need a king size bed. Stat.

Best moment of the week? The glucose test being OVER! I'll admit I was quite the drama queen about it and expected to pass out and throw up. So, when I only had hot flashes and felt sick to my stomach it was a win!

Movement: Feeling it every day! 

Food cravings: Iced tea and watermelon still. LOVE!!

Food aversions: No aversions, but nothing sounds good...except for watermelon.

Belly button in or out? In...praying it doesn't pop.

What I miss: Not having hip pain and sleeping well.

What I'm looking forward to: NOT getting a call from the doctor about my glucose test. That will mean I have passed!! So hopefully I don't hear from them. Also looking forward to my friend's baby shower this Sunday. She's a month ahead of me! (We did not plan our pregnancies together)

Milestones:  Third trimester, glucose test done, one more monthly appointment then it goes to bi-weekly, starting to read about the Bradley method (any advice?), and praying our house sells so we can get packing and know what is going to happen and where we will be when H arrives!