Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Meal Planning

I've been packing in the protein-- GO ME!! I've already had 76 grams today and I haven't even had supper. I'm going to keep this going--I have next week's dinner menu planned out and ready to go.

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Dinner plans for next week:

Monday: Tamale Pie (recipe from newest obsession)

Tuesday: We have our Bradley method class so we will eat a quick supper of leftovers.

Wednesday: Pine Nut Sage Spaghetti Squash (

Thursday: Huevos Rancheros with Fresh Avocado and Black Beans (I'm on a total Mexican kick! Once again,

(mouth watering, huh?)

Friday: Back to my parent's for our baby shower!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Maternity Photos

I'm soooo happy with these photos! Andrea G did an amazing job. This is just the preview and I'm elated, I don't know how we're going to pick our faves!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

29 weeks -- 11 to go!

Getting bigger!

Lil P got the most adorable gift from Nico! Thanks, Nico and Nani. Can't wait to see you outside of your beautiful Momma's belly. XOXO! By the way, Nico, Lil P LOVES your rockin' nursery.
Well, well, well, this momma has been busy. I must apologize for the tardiness of this week's post.
This week has brought/is bringing with it some very exciting pregnancy-related things. First, we started our Bradley Method courses last night and we LOVE them. We've only been through one class (7 more to go) and we've already learned so much. Plus, the other couples in the class with us are awesome! I highly suggest Bradley Method courses to any future mommas.
We talked a lot about nutrition in our class last night and the need for LOTS (100 grams/day!) of protein. I realized I probably wasn't getting enough protein in my diet and figured a good way to fix that would be to track it publically. Hence, I will now be tracking my daily protein intake daily on this blog. Thrilling? No. Good for me and baby? Yes.
This Saturday we are getting maternity photos done and I could not be more excited and nervous. I really don't like getting my pictures taken. Yes, I'll admit, I'm a bit self-concious when it comes to standing in front of a camera lens. I seriously have Jake take at least 6-10 bump shots a week before I finally get one I like. I'm hoping this session will help me to come out of my shell and break free of my irrational fear.

And, finally, we have made even more progress on the nursery. The crib is put together and I adore it. Things are really starting to happen!

Monday, October 12, 2009

28 weeks -- 12 weeks to go!

Jake is so proud of his future cyclone!

Shelly did such a good job of painting the white stripe in the nursery.

Changing table and white stripe. Looking good, huh?

Side view.

Front view. Sorry about the undies sticking out, I'm in lounging mode.

How far along? 28 weeks
Gender? Who knows!?!?!
Sleep: It really depends on the night. For the most part it's not great but it's not terrible, either.
Belly Button in or out? The picture above gives you a pretty good idea of what my belly button looks like right now. See the mole? Weird, huh?
Cravings: Apples, smoked string cheese (it has to be smoked), and chocolate
What I am looking forward to: My midwife appointment tomorrow and starting Bradley courses next week. And, our crib being delivered by the end of the week! Our nursery is getting closer to being done!
Weekly Wisdom: Make sure to relax and treat yourself.

Monday, October 05, 2009

27 weeks -- Third Trimester!

Bare belly for my readers.

I'm not posting my weekly questions because the answers are pretty much the same as last week and I'm feeling a bit lazy because I've been working my butt off at work and school.

Anyways, we worked on the nursery this last weekend and we accomplished quite a bit. Thanks to my wonderful parents for helping out so much!

My mom and I got crafty and put together this great set of pictures for the wall. Thanks to my mom for providing the Dr. Seuss rhyming cards that we used for the pictures!

We managed to get room painted the perfect Dr. Seuss yellow(don't worry they wouldn't let me near the room until all the paint dried!). We haven't gotten around to getting the white stripe or vinyl circles and wall quote up, but that will come soon.

It's really quite surreal how close we are to having the baby! I cannot wait!

Monday, September 28, 2009

26 weeks - 14 to go!

I love my bump!

It makes me giggle. :-)

How far along? 26 weeks- WOW!
Gender? Everybody thinks it's a boy. I've stopped trying to figure it out.
Sleep: Still so-so, but getting better.
Belly Button in or out? Even, if that makes sense. It's not an inny or an outy, just kind hanging level with my tummy. The weirdest thing is that I have a mole in my belly button and I never paid much attention to it until now--it's really quite funny looking.
Cravings: Apples, cheese, peanut butter, honey, and McDonalds(SHAME ON ME!!!)
What I am looking forward to: My parents coming this weekend to help put together the nursery and my 28th birthday tomorrow!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy being pregnant--it's pretty rad.

What's the little one up to? (
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week 25 and Lil P's Loot!

Week 25 in all its glory. I'm feeling pretty darn good!

Lil P's loot thus far. I love the decor we have for the nursery so far. I can't wait to start putting it all together in October!
How far along? 25 weeks -- 15 to go!!!!
Gender? I have no idea!!! Random strangers keep telling me I'm carrying like it's a boy. Huh?
Sleep: Eh. I've had better sleep. I've become quite the night owl. I seriously cannot fall asleep until at least midnight.
Belly Button in or out? Even, if that makes sense. It's not an inny or an outy, just kind hanging level with my tummy. The weirdest thing is that I have a mole in my belly button and I never paid much attention to it until now--it's really quite funny looking.
What I miss: I've stopped missing alcohol, I actually enjoy not being hungover on Sundays!
Cravings: Apples, apples, and more apples. Good thing it's apple season!! I've been diggin' on peaches too.
What I am looking forward to: Working on the nursery October 2-4!!!
Milestones: Viabilty at 24 weeks is pretty cool--it totally gives me a piece of mind. :-) We registered this wekeend and that was kind of fun.
Weekly Wisdom: Heartburn, constipation, and hemrhoids (yes, I said hemrhoids) suck, but ya gotta deal with them.


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