Friday, October 28, 2011

16 weeks 4 days

So I just went for my checkup. BP was good, urine was good. I honestly don't know about weight gain. She typed it into her computer and before I had a chance to ask about how much I gained we ventured off topic. If I saw the scale right though (as her quick fingers slide the bars across) I am *thinking* I am up 6-8 lbs thus far. Not 100% though
She offered me the Quad Screening blood test, and I declined it. I am going to be seeing a genetic counselor soon so if they decide I need to do it, I will.
Dr checked the HB and found it pretty fast this time! YAY!! He said that Peep was "fun" trying to catch and already doing flips, ha ha. HB was 134BPM, so for that old wives tales it's a BOY, haha. (btw I redid the baking soda thing and it still says Girl)
I am anxious to know for sure. Just a few more weeks!!
Dr said everything looks great and he'll see me back on Nov 22nd for my next checkup. Woot!!
Super simple visit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

15 week update

So I guess it's time for an update right? haha.
Best update is I felt Peep move for the first time, for sure at 14 weeks. I had been feeling lil light flutters/bubble popping for a little while, but refused to trust that. It still seems WAY too early in my opinion. After I got a call from my doctor telling me about my blood work and PAP (everything was perfect! WOOT!!) I asked her. She said that was totally baby!! This made me ridiculously excited.
M/S is gone. Appetite is here and strong! I love food and it loves me right back. I am still extra tired, but whatever. As a pregnant mom that still has hubby, house, toddler, and another child to care for, I expect tired to be a daily battle.
My boobs are getting heavier. Typical of pregnancy, but not typical for me already at this stage. Maybe Peep is telling me Breast is Best! (oh by the way, I applaud breast feeders, but have never tried it myself. I can't explain it, I just never could. I joked that maybe I'll try pumping with this one.... we'll see)
My next appointment is Oct 27th, so I'll update again and let y'all know how it goes!!
Thanks for continuing this journey with me!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Well Hello There Mr.Salad

Dinner time came around last night. Seems to come around at the same time every night, but I was unprepared for it this time. What would I fix? I like to plan meals ahead of time, but I didn't.
Time to get creative. I love this idea. I had chicken laid out. That makes life simple. There are only 789,987,099,095 ways to handle a chicken. I decided that I would create a marinade. I grabbed garlic gloves and started chopping. By the time I was done adding various things to the bowl, my hubby came in raving about the aroma pouring out of the kitchen. He told me to hurry with dinner because the smell was too tempting and he was about to drink my homemade marinade. I laughed and let my chicken soak while I roamed around figuring out what else to make.
Mac & Cheese. I didn't have any boxed styles, so I made up a simple rue, added some cheese and made some homemade mac and cheese. Then as an after thought I put it all into a pan, topped it with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and threw it in the oven. Oooh the crust was picture perfect (and no I didn't take a pic of my dinner...odd)
So the chicken ended up being Barbecued but with my marinade first which created a juicy goodness basic barbecue doesn't offer, homemade mac&cheese and a generic tossed salad. The salad was literally a bagged mix of iceberg, baby spinach, carrots and romaine lettuce. I topped it with Ranch and shredded cheddar/mozz blend.
Now, the point to this blog entry that is all about my dinner? The salad knocked my socks off! It was a simple add on for color on my plate and it was all I wanted. I took all this time, made this delish homemade food and I devoured the salad! Normally I am a salad person, but this was different. i couldn't get enough. It was INCREDIBLE. My family was raving about the chicken and the noodles and I'm looking to see if we have any salad left. My hubby could not stop laughing at me.
Guess this was all about Peep. Being pregnant is too much fun. I love that I am loving food again, but this was the best food moment thus far!

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