Monday, September 29, 2014

Meal Pinning Monday

I've got to get back on my blogging game, this evening posting just isn't working for me. Anyway, this makes the second week in a row that I can actually attempt to cook. So yay!



[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Pizza Bread (we never made it last week)

Tuesday - Leftovers

Wednesday - Mom's Sausage Pasta (I'll share the recipe soon)

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Date Night

Saturday - Grocery shopping... we couldn't manage to plan past Thursday ha! 

I'd add in the pins, but the one for last week's Pizza Bread is just a few posts down:) Hopefully that Pasta turns out good and I can share it Thursday, I haven't made it since before I started dating Jeremy, so we've been trying to remember what went in it. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

15 Weeks

It's crazy to think we are 5 weeks short of halfway there. 
Just a few weeks ago I was counting the days until the nausea would ease up. 


Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 15 weeks
Size of baby: Baby B is the size of an avocado or naval orange!
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants and bras, and Piko tops.
Gender: Boy, a nameless little boy because his father hasn't agreed yet lol!
Movement: Nothing really
Sleep: Better than last week. I think stress has a big role in that.
What I miss: A big fat mid rare steak!
Cravings: French Fries from McDonalds or Canes and Canes Sauce


Symptoms: It's actually been better as of today! I only gagged once in class while teaching:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meal Pinning Monday

So after ages of no Meal Pinning Monday, because I haven't been making dinner in who knows how long. I decided to give it a go this week.

I'll be honest though, I may have meal planned but Jeremy has cooked so far. I just can't hang much with this pregnancy nausea.



[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking.

Monday - Mexican Lime Soup

Tuesday - Leftovers

Wednesday - Baleadas with Guac Rice


Thursday - Spanish Totilla with leftover rice

Friday - Date Night

Saturday - Pizza Bread

Sunday - Mom's Quesadillas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Heart Pinterest Wednesday

It looks like we finally found a house and have started 
all the lovely paperwork that goes along with that. 

That being said, now I'm scouring my Pinterest boards to try and
remember just how I wanted to lay out my collection of stuff. 


I'm getting the nearly all white kitchen I've wanted, and after finding this I'm remembering just how much I like a chalkboard wall. 


I feel like I'll be searching for this forever, but this is what I'd like to have as a bedside table in the guest room. 


There's a nice large pantry, hello glass jars for storing!


I love this idea, plus WalMart has started carrying them for even cheaper. 


Sometimes I feel like I'm odd for liking stairs, but it means I can do something like this. 


There is also a nice little spot by the front door for a chalkboard.


This and my big blue door are two ideas from the Nester that will be happening. 
I need to collect plates again, but my big door is hanging right over the couch when we move in. 


I'm going to have to keep my eye out for an old shutter that was tossed out, this could potentially solve our mail issue. Or having an office space again could fix that. Good frief down sizing makes for cramped living. 


These are just a few of my ideas, I promise it will be quite awhile after we move in before the house looks exactly how I'd like it to. 

Oh and since I keep talking about it, if everything goes as planned we will be moving mid-October. Just in time to buy some mums and pumpkins! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

14 Weeks

We made it to the 2nd trimester! 
But excuse the bad hair and lack of lip gloss, 
I made Jeremy snap a pic on the way to church really quick and we 
were running late. 


Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 14 weeks
Size of baby: Baby B is the size of a beet!
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants and bras.
Gender: Boy, a nameless little boy because his father hasn't agreed yet lol!
Movement: Nothing really
Sleep: I'm so sick of having to get up to potty.
What I miss: Actually wanting to eat meat and cooking without puking.
Cravings: This week, hummus and salad. Really cold drinks.
Symptoms: Nausea, motion sickness, food aversions, exhaustion, and easily overheated... which leads to puking. 

I've noticed cooler weather makes me feel better, that one cold day was glorious!

Oh and for a Dad update, he's at the rehab hospital off all the tubes 
just building up his strength. 
The ICU doctor ran into Mom Saturday and told her dad was a walking miracle. 
When I called him today he sounded more like himself than he did Friday, so praise the Lord
for allowing our family to keep Dad around longer. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Baby B is a...

Boy! 


I'm going to be a boy mom, I always imagined myself as a girl mom. 
But that's apparently not what God planned ha! 

Lucky for me I prefer all the boy crib items. 

I actually have a name picked that I like, but ole J still has to agree.

So until that is decided on, it's going to be all boy around here!

Monday, September 08, 2014

13 Weeks & A Dad Update

It's been an eventful few weeks, hence the lack of baby posting. 
It's just hard to want to post a bump update with your Dad in ICU. 

But we have good news, he's still in... but he is getting out soon! 
But more on that in a second. 


Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 13 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby B is the size of a jalapeno
Maternity Clothes: All maternity pants, they are just more comfortable. No tops, I'm planning on wearing Pikos and tunics. 
Gender: We find out Wednesday!
Movement: I think I felt a flutter while I was laying in bed at Mom's house, but I can't be sure. 
Sleep: I have to get up to potty a lot, but that's not too uncommon. Just more frequent. I think half my sleep issue has been Dad being sick. 
What I miss: Nothing really, my meat aversion took care of that. 
Cravings: fruit and raw vegetables
Symptoms: I'm still sick, and my meat aversion isn't letting up. When I get over tired I start gagging easily and tend to puke.
Best Moment this week: We find out the sex Wednesday, can't wait! 
Funniest Moment: I thew up because I touched my nausea medicine and didn't set it down fast enough. 

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Now as far as Dad goes, he's doing much better and it seems to be to the surprise of the nurses. I had several tell us this weekend that he "knocked on the pearly gates" several times. 

I was even stopped in the hall by a nurse I went to school with and he told me just how shocked he was that Dad was doing so well. 

That's the thing about him though, he's stubborn. Once they allowed him to wake up he found out what would get him out and started working towards it. 

Mom called today to say that he will likely be moved to the rehab hospital for physical therapy and can go home when he is better. Tomorrow they are removing a tube from his side that has been draining fluid (3 liters from his lungs in a night), so I know he's happy. 

I had to fuss at him though about the tube. The doctor told him they would have to wait a day for the OR to put it in, it's about the width of my thumb, but he wasn't having it. He didn't want to be knocked out again after the sedation and wanted it done that day so he had the surgeon do it bed side in ICU with only a local to numb it. 

He's a tough one. 

Dad still has some work to do before he can walk on his own, being out for two weeks got to him. He is miles ahead of where they thought he would be and the nurses have made that clear, all because he is so stubborn. 

So that's what's been happening lately, only better things to come! 
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