Saturday, June 13, 2015

Baby R- Week 29

Week 29- Baby R is the size of an acorn squash!

Highlights of Week 29

My mom and I took a trip to Kalispell to do some shopping last weekend, we had a great time! We looked at some baby stuff, but unfortunately didn't find any super awesome deals (stupid exchange rate!). We did have luck in the food department though.. I can't believe the variety of every type of food that they have! I'm pretty sure if I lived there I'd weigh about 900 lbs. I think my favorite purchase was a jar of salted caramel nutella type spread that I have been enjoying with apple slices.

I had another prenatal appointment, we've transitioned into appointments every 2 weeks now. Everything is looking good, I passed the GD test, and my iron levels are good (even without an iron supplement, thank goodness because the one I had to take before made me feel awful). Baby is measuring a little small based on the fundal height, but still within normal.

Last week my issue was too much rain, this week it is too much sun! Apparently nothing makes me happy these days. It's been between 30-35 degrees here this week, so Baxter and I have been delaying our walks until 9:30 pm. It's starting to cool off again, so I'm hoping to get back into our regular routine of after school walks... for the last 2 weeks of school! Yahoooooo!


While I was at Costco I bought a giant bag of chia seeds. I'd never used them before, but I have always wanted to try them out. Turns out that chia pudding = delicious! We tried two different recipes, a chocolate peanut butter one, and a raspberry lemon one (I switched the blueberries for raspberries). Go figure, I preferred the chocolate one, but both were super delicious, and made a very filling breakfast!

We tried a couple of new dinner recipes that were definite winners. Will made cheesy buffalo chicken breasts one night, We ate them with corn on the cob and sweet potatoes- delish! I made this Tequila lime quinoa shrimp salad and ooohhhh my gosh, its unreal!! The only thing I will hange when I make it again is to cut way wayyyy back on the red onion. I used half the amount the recipe called for and it was still a little to oniony for us. We have been eating the leftovers cold, and they are so so good!

I've been having a few too many not so healthy treats lately (all the ice cream!!), so I am trying to work in more veggies and fruits during the day. Raspberries are so so good right now, I've been inhaling them!

How I'm feeling

Wayyyy tired this week! I find it so weird, I am exhausted, but when I head to bed I lay there wide awake until 1 or 2 in the morning. I'm not uncomfortable, I just can't seem to turn off my brain. So irritating. After work I've been dozing on the couch in our basement where it is nice and cool. I'm so looking forward to being off work and being able to have daily naps.. I know I better enjoy them now!

Current projects/purchases

I bought some cute neutral newborn sleepers while we were in Kalispell, as well as some sheets. I also ordered a crib and a glider. My mom is painting the nursery this weekend, I'm looking forward to seeing how that turns out! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Baby R- Week 28

Week 28- Baby R is the size of a head of cauliflower!
*This post is 2 weeks behind- I thought I published it last week, but apparently not!

Highlights/Lowlights of week 28

It was a long, rainy week! Baby R and I spent lots of time inside organizing and doing some home renos/ furniture building! Will was out of town for the week, so naturally I decided that I needed to build the new desk that we got from Ikea (a 3 hour project due to my inability to read those silly directions!!). I also decided to put up some new pantry shelves... thank goodness my parents are the best and came over to rescue my pantry before I totally destroyed it... stud finder what?? I don't know if this is the start of nesting, but I've been having a strong urge to organize all the things!!

I also went in for my GD blood test- The orangy drink wasn't as bad as everyone made it sound (this coming from someone who detests orange flavored things), but I felt so sick about 10 mins after drinking it. I guess it's a lot of sugar at once at 8am, so that makes sense! I passed, so no round 2 for me :)

Friday- 30 min walk with Baxter
Saturday- 45 min walk with Bax
Sunday- Super long walk with Bax, I paused my phone part way through and forgot to turn it back on, but it was about an hour and a half!
Monday- 45 min walk with Baxter and my mom and dad
Tues-Thurs were workout-less, the weather was so miserable that I spent my afternoons under a blanket watching old Grey's Anatomy episodes!

Oatmeal!! I was definitely on an oatmeal for breakfast kick. I also enjoyed chili for a few meals. I feel like my meals were a direct reflection of the weather we were having last week.

How I'm feeling

Not too bad! I'm still not experiencing much soreness (knock on wood) aside from some cramping when I'm out walking. This baby is still moving around like crazy, its so funny to look down at my stomach and see one side sticking out way more than the other! I'm starting to feel more tired in the afternoons, but again, not too terrible!

Current projects/purchases

I bought some super cute fabric and am going to try and make some baby leggings! I think they're pretty much the cutest thing ever. I also got some super soft minky fabric to make a blanket for my niece, who is due to make her arrival about 5 weeks ahead of this baby!
Legging fabric

Baby blanket fabric

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