Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween...

my little land shark and i wanted to wish everyone a 
happy halloween!!!

 phone pictures, not the best...

poor gussy hates dressing up, i only made him wear the costume long enough to get pics.

today i'll be running some errands and then making pumpkin seeds.
tonight billy and i are going to my parents house to hang out with the fam around a fire out on their front porch, we'll be eating appetizers and handing out candy.
hopefully dom will be dressed up this year and i'll get some pictures of him :)

i hope everyone has a great day!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

14 Weeks...

I AM 14 WEEKS....

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 14 Weeks
Size of baby: Our baby boy is the size of a lemon!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of yesterday, I’m up 5 pounds!! Yikes! ;) 
Nurse said my tummy was right on track and measuring 14 weeks.
Cravings: Double stuffed OREOS!
I bought some yesterday but I was too full after dinner to eat any. They might be dinner tonight!
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing all my normal clothes
Gender: BOY (little hockey player)!!
Movement: Nothing yet.
Sleep: I still LOVE sleep and I’m tired randomly throughout the day. I took advantage of my free afternoon yesterday and took a 2 hour nap.
What I miss: Nothin’ at all.
Symptoms: I'm feeling great!
Best moment of the week: Hearing our little guys heartbeat yesterday, it was 162. 
The nurse told us the baby was moving all over and that's why the heartbeat was so high.
Here are my 14 week pics...
I for sure have a bump this week, huh?! ha!
Billy and I went to ruby tuesday for lunch after our appt, I practically ate two whole meals ;)

(some day our tiny bathroom will be finished, i'll post pics once it is)
and lastly some of the little ones clothes...
He has some jeans to go with this outfit!

I have another doctor appt on Monday, this one is because of an abnormal pap.  I have not had a "normal" pap in the last 3 years.  I doubt I'll ever have a normal one again.  At my appt on Monday the doctor will check the abnormal cells to make sure they are not cancerous.  If any look suspicious, I will go back and have them removed.  I've gone through both procedures 2 times already.  No fun.
that's it for today...
p.s. yes, we have a name picked out that i think we are for sure stuck on!
 i will share soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

gender reveal!!

he is about to suck his thumb in this picture!!
and he kept stretching out his legs!!
it was the cutest thing i've ever seen! :)

I have an appointment with my nurse today and a lot of errands to run.  
It's so nice to have a day off in the middle of the week :)
Although it's about 30 degrees outside and snowing, oh and there are 50MPH wind gusts!!
brrrrrrr....wearing a winter coat today for sure ;)

I hope ya'll have a Wonderful Wednesday!!

p.s. to the person who left the anonymous comment, i'm just going to assume you are jealous of my precious little baby.  so you know, i'm very excited and happy to welcome my little blessing so you can leave me alone now because nothing you say is going to bring me down.

Monday, October 25, 2010

baby's first picture...

This is our baby's first ultrasound picture.
I was 7 weeks!
At my appointment last Monday I was 12 weeks, 4 days and we got 12 new pics of our baby and baby looks SO MUCH different, it's crazy!
I'll post those pics in a day or two and the gender!!
I have another appointment this Wednesday with my nurse.
AND another appointment with my doctor a week from today.

Onto my weekend...
It was rainy, gloomy and cold the entire weekend.
I did nothing besides be super lazy.
Icky weather gives me no motivation and I had a huge list of things I wanted to accomplish.
All I manged to do is unload the dishwasher and take 3.5 hour naps both Saturday and Sunday!
I did babysit on Saturday night until midnight for 4 boys, they are very well behaved and go to bed at 8.
I watched HGTV for 4 hours that night.
Sunday once I was up from my hibernation I went to my parents house for dinner.
I came home and watched desperate housewives (love that show) and I watched the end of the Vikings game...they lost and it was their own fault.

Hopefully I can make it through today without my long nap! ;)
Knowing I have off Wednesday should help get me through today and tomorrow.
I plan to get back into the gym today, I haven't been in almost 2 weeks and I feel like a slug.  I'm losing my toned arms I worked so hard over the summer to get and my bum and legs are getting scary, I must at least attempt to do something besides sit on my butt ;)
I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

13 Weeks...

Pregnancy Highlights…

How Far Along: 13 Weeks

Size of baby: baby is the size of a peach
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 2-3 lbs
(this is a guess)
I have an appt next Wednesday and then I’ll know just how much I’ve really gained

Maternity Clothes: None yet.

Gender: We do know the sex! The reason is because this past Monday we went to see an ultrasound tech that is amazing at what he does. He told us the sex and said he would reimburse us for anything we bought if he was wrong. He also said if he had any doubts, he wouldn’t have told us. We have friends that have gone to him and he knew the sex of both of their babies around the 12-13 week point as well. He didn’t mess up with them ;) He explained to us the exact ways he knows if it is a girl or a boy.

Stretch marks: None

Movement: Nothing yet.

Sleep: Sleep is great and I just love sleeping!!

What I miss: Caffeine to get me through long work days. I’m perfectly fine on the weekends but sitting at a desk all day makes me a tad bit bored at times and my eyes have a hard time staying open.

Cravings: This past week and I haven’t had any cravings BUT the entire first 11-12 weeks all I craved was SWEETS!! I had been eating candy like crazy and getting a giant cinnamon roll for breakfast every morning! The gas station near our home fresh bakes goodies every day and their cinnamon rolls are to die for! Their cookies and muffins aren’t too bad either ;)
It was out of the ordinary for me because I’m usually not a huge sweets fan.

Symptoms: I have not gotten sick or felt nauseous at all, I feel very blessed! At times I’m exhausted and feel like I could lay on the floor and just fall asleep but otherwise all has been great. My face doesn’t really care for all the extra oily skin but I think I’ve got that under control now. I’ve been lucky my whole life and never had acne or anything close to it so when my face broke out a time or two I kind of freaked out and didn’t know what to do. All is good now though.

Best Moment this week: Seeing baby, hearing baby’s heartbeat and finding out the sex!!! Billy and I were amazed at how much changed in 5 weeks. Baby went from looking like nothing to looking like a complete baby! Baby kicked, rolled, stretched, sucked its thumb and was so incredibly active the entire 30 minutes we watched. We could’ve sat there all day and just stared at our little one!! It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.
At the appt I was 12 weeks 4 days and baby was measuring ahead already at 13 weeks 2 days. Baby was 6 cm long. Baby is healthy and I’m a happy momma.

What I'm looking forward to? Everything!!! Movement, our next ultrasound, buying anything and everything baby…

We have been blessed with having amazing doctors and nurses to work with. Everyone is beyond friendly and they have all the answers to any questions and they are just full of helpful information.

I have taken a few pictures of myself but my tummy doesn’t look really any different yet so I think I’ll wait to show pictures. After I eat meals I usually look like I’m about 6 months pregnant but in the morning my tummy is flat, it’s so weird!

I will share the gender of baby very soon, I promise! I want to get our ultrasound pictures scanned in to show you all our little one and I’ll tell the sex then!! :) I love reading what your guesses are though!

THANK YOU all so much for all the LOVE!!! The comments I received yesterday were just the sweetest ever! I loved them all and Billy read them last night :)

My blog isn't going to turn into an everything baby blog but the next few posts will probably be all about baby.  Since I've waited a while to share the news, I have lots to share now!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Almost wordless Wednesday, I've been keeping a little secret


If you follow me on twitter you might have already guessed ;)

I'll be 13 weeks tomorrow and we already know the gender!!!!
Billy and I are both over the moon excited!!

p.s. I am friends with some of you ladies on facebook and I have not come out and made it "FB official" yet so please don't write anything on my wall about it.  My bosses have FB and I haven't told them yet.  I guess I just haven't exactly figured out how to them, just go into their office and be like hey I'm expecting?! ;)

Friday, October 15, 2010

the two meals i've cooked in the past two weeks...

I edited the recipe to what we had in our cupboards

• Meatloaf:
• 1 cup SkimMilk
• 1 cup of Bread Crumbs
• 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
• 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
• ¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
• Freshly Ground Black Pepper
• Better n Eggs equivalent of 3 eggs
• 10 slices Thin Bacon
(I also added some garlic and onion powder to the mix and a little brown sugar)
• Sauce:
• 1-½ cup Ketchup
• ⅓ cups Brown Sugar
• 1 teaspoon Mustard
• ½ cup bbq sauce

I cooked ours the same way as instructed on PW's site.
Here is our meatloaf.
Going into the oven...

Fresh out of the oven and cut, I wanted to make sure the whole thing was cooked through since it's so thick!

It was delicious! Billy and I both really liked it and he had some leftovers for lunches the rest of the week ;)
here is the exact recipe and prep directions --->
Pioneer Woman


12 uncooked lasagna noodles
Cooking spray
1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. bottled minced garlic
11 tub part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 (26 oz jar) marinara sauce of your choice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
garlic and onion powder to taste
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cook lasagna noodles as directed on package.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion and garlic. Cook until browned, breaking up meat as you stir. Drain.
 In a bowl, combine ricotta, egg substitute, garlic and onion powder and meat/onion. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish. Spread 1 cup sauce in baking dish. Working with one noodle at a time, spread a heaping 1/2 cup meat mixture over noodle, roll noodle up and place, seam side down in sauce in baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles and filling.
Pour remaining sauce over noodles.
Cover and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

The roll-ups were really yummy as well and very filling!
I only ate one and billy two, we had lots of leftovers.
I would like to make these again and I think the only thing I would do different is add 4-6 ounces of light cream cheese to make them creamier inside, they seemed just a little dry. 

happy friday!!
i hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

p.s. the pumpkins from wednesday, yes i made/decorated them ;) and thanks for all the kind comments!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

wordless wednesday....sparkly pumpkins

i love my pretty sparkly rhinestone covered pumpkins!! ;)
happy wednesday!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

first things first....

i got the fall boots i wanted...
 naughty monkey wedge heel boots in grey, love them!! 
 they are super comfortable and pretty much all my fall clothes are black or grey.

my bloggy break was a little longer than i thought it would be although i still read and tried to comment when i could. 
life is still the same, billy works every night and i'm almost always sleeping by the time he get homes.
i've still been going to the gym 4-5 times a week although i'd like to be going 5-6.
the weekends always get the best of me ;) 
my sis and i have still been walking our pups 3-4 nights a week and they are really enjoying it and i love seeing and talking to my sis all the time.

the other weekend one of my besties and i went to an apple orchard. 
she brought her little guy and i had dominic.
we went to mcdonalds first.
she snapped this awesome pic of me and the boys coming down the slide, ha!
pictures from the orchard...

 attempt to take a pic of both boys...

 apple cider mini donuts,!!

 5 minutes after we left...
 i went home and slept for 2 hours as well, i was wore out! ha!

happy tuesday ladies!!
hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

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