Friday, January 29, 2010

17 weeks

How far along? 17 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: As of yesterday up 7 pounds.
How Big is Baby?: Average size: 5.1 in, 5.9 oz, about the size of an onion.
Maternity clothes? 2 pairs of jeans but i've only wear them on the weekends.
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up at least every hour to go to the bathroom and to change positions.
Movement: It feels like there is popcorn popping in my belly.
Food cravings:Lemonaide and mushrooms.
Food aversions: Not really
Symptoms:bloated, cramps, acid reflux, morning sickness is bad
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out in 4 days if I am having a boy or a girl.
Weekly Wisdom: Get lots of sleep and fluids
Weekly Joy: Feeling the baby move.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Almost 16 week pictures

We had a nurse come to the house today to take our blood, urine sample and blood pressure for our Life Insurance. This is what ten pounds looks like. I am almost 16 weeks. Most people don't gain 10 pounds this early. I hardly have a bump it just looks like I've gained alot of weight. Excuse what I look like I just woke up.


Last week at work a guy I work with came in and asked if I wanted anything from Dunkin Donuts. I said ya can you grab me a donut. He told me "you don't need a donut you need to eat healthy" and walked away. So I was mad all day and I went home and made my own.

Ingredients (food network)

  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 container (8 large) store-bought buttermilk biscuit dough
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup Coconut (I added this because I love coconut)


Place zest, sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag and shake to combine.

Place oil in a deep pan until it comes about halfway up the side of the pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.

Slice biscuit dough in quarters and roll into balls to form 24 donut holes (or use some to make full sized donuts). Working in batches, place donut holes in hot oil and fry until golden, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the hot donuts to the paper bag and shake to coat with orange sugar. Serve immediately.

Champagne Chicken

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 cups champagne
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary
  • I cup mushrooms (I added these because I crave mushrooms lately)


  • Pound chicken and dredge with the flour, salt and pepper
  • In a large skillet, add butter and olive oil over medium heat, allow butter to melt.
  • Add chicken and saute 5 minutes, turn over and add the champagne. Continue to cook for 12-15 minutes
  • Saute mushrooms in separate pan once cooked set aside.
  • Add the cream and rosemary and cook until thickened. Once thickened add mushrooms.
  • Remove chicken and place on your serving plate. Pour sauce over chicken and enjoy!

Friday, January 8, 2010

My First Quilt

I made this for my mother. It is pinks and browns. It took a while because I would only do 1-2 hours a day here and there. I took a class down the street from my house and they showed me how to put it together. I am going to take another class to learn a different style.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Craigs list Find!

Only $60 with tags still on it! First baby purchase that wasn't clothes!!! Murphy loves to run and he kept telling me how he wanted a jogging stroller so he could run races with the baby. So I couldn't turn this deal down.
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