Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Please Make This for Dinner

All I can say is YUM.

We made this last night and it was delicious! Please make this for dinner tonight... You won't regret it.

p.s. Don't leave out the basil. The basil in the recipe is a must.

Monday, March 21, 2011

28 weeks

I usually take these pics while Spence is at school which is why I am always taking them myself. I attempted using the timer on the camera today since every picture I have taken of my belly has been in front of our shower curtain ha! Obviously I was not very successful with the timer, so we get another one of these. :)

28 weeks and counting! My hair has been up most days...can you say time for a new haircut?!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Is it so bad that I don't want our baby boy to ever come out of me?

It sounds a little too painful to me. I mean, I think I've seen my fair share of pain throughout my life.

- broken ankle
- fractured hand
- numerous muscle strains and sprains
- intense muscle lockening in my back to the point where I could not get out of bed on my own
- stress fracture in my fibula
- broken clavicle and three ribs
- and then to top it all off, 5 dislocated metatarsals, 3 of which were broken as well as tearing of a major ligament in my foot (this has been by far the worse of the bunch)

I am not sharing all of this to write about how tough I am, or how cool I am that all of these things have really happened to me throughout my life because honestly, I would have rather not felt any of that pain.

I'm just saying that looking back at that list, I think my body has seen enough. Most of these issues came from being so involved in gymnastics, which I totally understand was my choice, but either way

pain = no fun

And he's doing just fine in my belly the way he is. Maybe I won't feel this way in a few weeks, but at least I do right now. I went in to the doctor to have some little (ok maybe they were huge) bumps on my fingers frozen off and I almost passed out. They had to keep me an extra 40 minutes so I could lay down and let my blood pressure go back to a normal level. Spencer even had to come and pick me up from the doctor's office. I have to go back in a week to have it all done again and I'm hoping that my body won't react the same way, but I guess I better go in expecting it. I really think that having this little man in me is changing my pain tolerance which kind of worries me considering he still has to come out of me haha!

Anyways... the moral of the story is... I like him where he is. In my belly. To never come out. Is that so bad?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

27 weeks...

... in three days.

I've been really bad at taking pics of my belly lately so I made myself take one today. Baby boy is getting bigger and bigger and so is his mommy! He is really making himself comfortable in there and doesn't mind letting me know that he is in there. Sometimes he actually scares me when he kicks unexpectedly and he is definitely starting to like my ribs lately. He's pretty dang cute... I can tell already ;) We can't wait to meet him!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oh Pregnancy...

My love for fresh fruit right now is unreal. I mean, I have always LOVED fruit, but ever since I have been pregnant I have religiously gone out of my way to purchase fresh, refreshing fruit and it is always gone within a few days. These fruits have been in my fridge for at least the past six weeks:

1. apples - mainly gala
2. oranges
3. strawberries
4. lemons (for strawberry lemonade)
5. and if my tongue didn't have a major freak out whenever I ate pineapple, it would be in my fridge too. Instead I just eat it whenever someone else serves it to me, that way I don't inflict that pain on my mouth everyday. I guess I don't have that much self control.

Mmmm this picture is making my mouth water. So I better just post it and stop looking at it.

Moral of the story is, pregnancy does crazy things to you. I guess I'm just glad that I crave healthy things like fruit. :)