Happy New Year!!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Happy New Year!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
According to most sources week 22 marks the beginning of the sixth month, the last month of the second trimester. I'm doing the 22 week update a day early because I'm off tomorrow. Back to the mall one last time! But first I'll be sleeping in a little bit. This week has been so cold and dreary it's been hard to get up in the mornings. Hope everyone has a safe and warm weekend. ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I am off tomorrow so I decided to do the 21 week post a day early. Nothing new to report! Fit as a fiddle, knock on wood. I'm going to use tomorrow to do some Christmas shopping. I'll have to wear tennis shoes because my feet and back start to hurt pretty quickly now!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Baby was moving around too much this morning for the doctor to determine anything. Everything from the anatomy scan looked normal, which is good! She said she'd try again at the next appointment. I'm thinking about one of the 3/4D ultrasounds before then...probably won't end up spending the money this time of year though! So, hopefully, maybe (again), we'll know at the next appointment. Once the baby gets too big it becomes harder to determine because they have less room to move around and are more squished (medical term) but that won't be for a little while longer. So unfortunately the shopping hiatus will continue for a little longer.
We have switched the office and started making room for baby. Everything is a mess right now. You would think we owned a small corporation with all the receipts, paperwork, stubs, statements and everything that Rob keeps. Thankfully it is being thinned out. Seriously, the shredder got overloaded and hot last night.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!
So if pregnancy was a marathon, I'd be on mile 13. Can I get a Gatorade? Maybe an energy bar? Still feeling great. I'll enjoy it while I can because if legend proves true miles 20-26 may not be so fun.
Last Friday I was in a turkey coma and didn't post, but the food of the week was a large heirloom tomato!
Doctor's appointment on Monday...hopefully those fully formed genitals will makes themselves known. Please! I'm having shopping withdrawals! I need to get this ball rolling.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1. I can't stand mustard or mayonnaise.
2. I am not religious at all but love Christmas. Yes, I fully realize the irony and contradiction in this and no, I don't need you to explain it to me. It just makes me happy, ok?
3. Prank calls on the radio make me extremely uncomfortable. I have to change the station.
4. I despise toothpicks and the look and sound of people sucking on them and twirling them around in their mouth makes me want to scream.
5. I appreciate people who are brutally honest but tend to hold back on others unless they ask for brutal honesty in which case I am more than happy to oblige.
6. I have an odd sense of humor and think most things and people that the general public is amused by are not at all funny.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1. The food
2. It is the official kickoff to the holiday season-which I love
3. None of the stress or pressure of Christmas gift-giving (for the record, I don't find this stressful but many do)
4. Seeing friends and family
5. Black Friday-searching the ads! the sales and bargains! I could do without the crowds but that is irrelevant.
6. Rob's birthday
7. The food
8. Decorating for Christmas (i.e. my husband on a ladder grumbling and cussing as he hands boxes of "crap" down to me from the attic)
9. OU killing OSU
10. No work for five days (I am off Monday)
Tonight I am making two pumpkins cheesecakes, one for each parent's house. This will be the first time (as far as I can recall, I may have actually done this before but it's been a long time) making actual real cheesecakes with the spring form pan and everything. Hopefully they turn out!! I am looking forward to gorging, er, I mean eating responsibly tomorrow and doing some shopping on Friday. No crazy 4 a.m. stuff for me though. I'll leave that to the crazies (yes, Summer, I'm talking to you).
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. If you're traveling be safe!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Your fetus has become amazingly mobile (at least compared to you), passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, baby's finally big enough that you'll be able to feel those movements soon. Wednesday we went to the hospital for the growth ultrasound, where they take important measurements of the baby. Turns out this boy might be a girl. The ultrasound technician said if she had to guess, she would say it was a girl although she didn't have a great view because the baby's legs were together. Ahhhhhh. So back to not knowing again. We are a little disappointed because we thought we knew for a week or so, only to go back to not knowing again. So all shopping is halted for the time being. Back to the doctor December 8th. At that appointment she'll go over the results of the ultrasound and maybe we'll find out the sex for sure at that appointment! We don't care either way. Truly all we want is for the baby to be healthy. That is of course the most important thing. But we'd also love to know what he or she is, so we can resume shopping and planning!! Here is a picture of the little girl or guy.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Doctor's appointment on Monday!
And now, I leave you with a poem about wine. I just want wine to know I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and look forward to the future when we can enjoy each other again. Have a great weekend!
A DRINKING SONG
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
Ilift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Pat the Bunny is an interactive book for babies and toddlers. They can pat the fur, look in the mirror, etc. Apparently this was Rob's most favorite book when he was little. He loved it so much he pretty much wore out the fur (awwww). Rob's mom wanted our little one to have a copy of Pat the Bunny, so she found it online and ordered us one. So sweet!
Hope everyone likes the new look. I wanted a third column to bring you even more exciting baby things you absolutely cannot live without! Hope everyone had good Halloween!
Friday, October 31, 2008
No news to report really! I feel fine aside from the allergies/sinus/cold whatever is causing my runny nose and sneezing and overall congestion.
Happy Halloween! Rob and I are going to a party tonight but as of now we have no costumes. Anyone have any ideas for us?
Friday, October 24, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Every week I listen to Rob complain about the vague size of our baby. "A lime?? That is ridiculous. Limes greatly vary in size" or "A blueberry? What size blueberry exactly?" and I have to explain to him that this is just for fun, to give you a general idea. But...a shrimp? And not even a prawn, a medium shrimp. I have seen a lot of shrimps in my life and I have seen a lot of limes...but I don't think I've ever seen a shrimp that is larger than a lime. Unless you're talking about a key lime, which it doesn't appear that way. So I'm going to go with another website this week, which is using a peach. Much better, don't you think?
Thursday, October 16, 2008
British blogger and food writer Andrew Wheeler came up with the Omnivore's 100: 100 foods he believes everyone should try at least once in their life.
Here’s what I want you to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold (italicize) all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O (jell-o shots???)
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat's milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth $60/$120 or more
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald's Big Mac Meal
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
60. Carob chips
66. Frogs' legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Later when we arrived at dinner there was a card waiting on the table for us. Bob and Terri had gotten us a generous Fleming's gift card. Again, so thoughtful and the meal was wonderful. Because it was our anniversary they gave us these to take home:
The meal was wonderful and I would tell you all we ate but that would be embarrassing. Let's just say we were so full we couldn't even eat these strawberries.
We couldn't believe how our family went out of their way to make our first anniversary so special. We great appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness. Thanks for all the anniversary wishes too.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
We went to the doctor this morning for a quick checkup. We heard the heartbeat again. 171 bpm. In about six weeks we'll be finding out if this little lime is a boy or a girl!
Have a great weekend everyone! Oh yeah, and:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
to bottom.) Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.
So that's what's going on with the fig this week. As for me, I'm doing well. Still very tired, but I guess that gives me an excuse to lie on the couch. A week from today is my next doctor's appointment which I'm looking forward to. The appointments seem to buy a little "peace of mind" time. Those who know me know I'm not a worrier by nature so this is all new to me. I guess this is just preparing me for a lifetime of worry, huh?!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Happy Birthday weekend to my friend and fellow pregnant lady, Lauren Adams!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Your baby, now barely the size of a kumquat, weighs less than a quarter of an ounce. With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)
Friday, September 19, 2008
Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!