Wednesday, October 26, 2011

17 weeks.. a growing pumpkin

Pregnancy Highlights

(don't mind the lack of outfit choices here)

How Far Along:  17 weeks
Size of baby: 5 inches long, 5 ounces. The size of an turnip. 
Gender: IT'S A GIRL!!! I'm honestly still shocked as Ryan and I both said we'd put money on a boy!  Looking back I do think this pregnancy has been slightly different in the way I'm carrying and the awful acne at the beginning but just thought that was because it's a different pregnancy. 
Maternity Clothes:  My bigger jeans fit fine, but I recently got a pair of maternity jeans from Forever 21 and I'm really liking them!!!  As much as I think I look pretty "thick," I'm trying to enjoy this stage because I feel great and know how uncomfortable the last weeks can be!

I think a little girl will be a cute addition to the Fall pic!
Weight gain: 4 lbs.  
Belly Button: in.
Movement: I'm pretty sure I have felt some flutters while laying down.  On the ultrasound the lady said she is a wild woman. 
Sleep:  It's been pretty good! 
Symptoms:  My appetite is starting to get A LOT bigger.  Planning to get back on the bandwagon of eating healthier.  
Best Moment of the Week:  Seeing out little GIRL move around and hearing her heartbeat was a beautiful thing, but my favorite moment was finding out what she was going to be.  We would have been thrilled with either, but going to Target and hearing Ryan  say, "go get your little girl an outfit" was a ton of fun!   

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the taco torte

I'm all about an easy recipe that will fill up my husband.  His appetite is insane and normally is hungry a couple hours after a full dinner!  This recipe is pretty filling AND easy! Yay!  It's a regualr in his fam and a favorite.

Taco Torte

1 lb. cooked gound beef
1 onion diced
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 packet of taco seasoning


-mix all together and put in a casserole dish and top with cheddar cheese.  Bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes and you're done!  We serve this over tortilla chips with sour cream, lettuce, salsa, olives etc.   I'll usually make some mexican rice for a side as well.

Enjoy once and it actually makes great leftovers too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

15 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along:  15 weeks
Size of baby: 4 inches long. The size of an apple.  Crazy!
Gender: We are (hopefully) finding out next Wednesday!! Ryan will be going to Airborne school (guess who is not the excited one) and we really didn't want him to miss the big ultrasound so we are having one a couple weeks earlier at a baby ultrasound place.  My bet is totally on a boy.  Not sure why but we've both just thought we will have two boys first before any girls.  
Maternity Clothes: not yet but my jeans are surely getting tight in the stomach.   I think it's almost time to break out the bella band.  
Weight gain: 3 lbs.  
Belly Button: in.
Movement: I really thought I may have felt a slight flutter one morning, but I have no clue.  It could have just been my stomach rumbling. 
Sleep:  I've been more tired and actually took a couple of naps during the day this week.  Nighttime sleep has been nice.  I sleep more than I ever have at night (or probably ever will again..like literally). 
Symptoms:  My appetite is increasing and my legs felt like a charlie horse was coming on.  I never get that except in pregnancy.  I'm drinking more water and trying to eat some bananas.  It's probably the frumpy stage but oh well! 
Best Moment of the Week:  I'm hoping and praying the best moment of this week will be hearing this baby's heartbeat at my new doctor here.  I really try not to take that for granted.  

(keeping it real to the left)


Monday, October 3, 2011

13 and 14 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 13, almost 14 weeks.. we'll just make this a 2 in one post!
Size of baby: the size of a lemon.. big growing this week!
Gender: we will find out mid November but our bet is on a boy!
Maternity Clothes: I'm sure it's only a matter of time, but trying to stay in the regulars as long as possible.
Weight gain: 2 lbs.  
Belly Button: It better be in this early! It actually never popped out with T.
Movement: not yet!
Sleep:  Sleep could be better this week, but that's not pregnancy related but big brother related.  I think he's been having some bad early morning dreams.   If you can't tell he thinks holding the sign is his special job! 
Symptoms:  I feel like I'm getting to the I look thick stage for sure. 
Cravings:  I craved my Dad's collards this past week big time.  It was wonderful.  My sweet tooth has been pretty turned off this pregnancy but I have really wanted some homemade rice crispy treats today!  Ry is on his way with the ingredients!  What a good Daddy!  
Best moment this week:  The best moment was coming home and Ryan telling me he has a 4 day weekend this week and he thinks we should do something fun!