Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crib Time!

Finally! We finally got the crib and I'm so glad that we did. We found the most beautiful crib at target and we waited to order it... Bad idea!! It ended up being out of stock for three months and it said it wouldn't be back in stock till March 31... My due date is may 9th, so I was a little worried. But then I got the most amazing email that said it was in stock again and we immediatly bought it and the mattress. I've included some pictures of our nursery and I hope you like it!!

The crib is Valencia Fixed Side 4 step convertible crib in espresso and we got it at target. Enjoy!!

The rocker was a christmas present from my hubby!

We bought her the unicorn for Valentines day and the brown bear was mine when I was little.

Steeler and Penelope seem to approve!

I can't wait till we get the other peices of furniture to go with it. We already have the bookshelf and her closet is starting to fill up!!! Until next time...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Homemade Chicken Bake

I was originally going to make my grandmothers recipe, but when I was looking it over, it didn't make a whole lot of sense. So I mushed it together with the recipe on the back of the stuffing box! Here's the recipe and let me know if you tried it!
1 box chicken stuffing
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size peices
 1 can cream of chicken soup
1/3 c sour cream
A mix of veggies(I used corn and greenbeans)
Preheat over to 400* F. Mix chicken, soup, sour cream, and veggies and pour into a greased 9x13 in pan. Make stuffing as directed and pour on top of chicken mixture. Cook for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
I served ours with salad and french bread and it turned out really good. Super easy! Let me know if you tried it and post a picture.... Enjoy!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mama's Meatloaf

Lately, i've been making dinner every night during the week. Its nice because then we have enough for our lunches the next day!! Its amazing to think that all the ingrediants i need to make 5 meals, is how much we would spend on one meal eating out. Blows my mind!! Well, last night I made meatloaf that was my grandmas recipe!! I love it and its so delicious. I know alot of people have been asking me to share my recipes, so here it is the recipe! Enjoy...

Mamas Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
4 peices of bread, crumbled
2 eggs
1/4 cp milk
2 squirts ketchup
2 T parsley
2 T onion powder
S & P

Preheat oven to 400* F. Spray a 9 X 13in pan, set aside. Mix by hand all ingrediants- let stand for 10 minutes. Mold into a loaf shape and put some olive oil across the top. Bake for 45 minutes. 

It's SOO easy and delicious. I served it with mashed potatos, salad and french bread. And of course had ketchup on the side. My grandma never does me wrong!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Week 25!!

Holy Cow!! She is the size of a Cauliflower!!!

I am already 25 weeks along?! Where did those past ones go? I remember the night I found the two amazing lines on that stick. I walked out of the bathroom and looked at my husband and said, "Honey... There are two lines!" We were in complete shock, but so excited. We had only been married two months, so this was definatly a new level that we would be experiencing together. Telling our friends and family was the most exciting and nerve wrecking part, but also so rewarding.

This past week has been good. I definatly know where my sciatica nerve is located and it reminds me everyday. I've been experiencing Braxton Hicks and am starting to get even bigger.

How far along?  25 weeks!!
Total weight gain/loss?  18 pounds!! EEK
Maternity clothes?  I bought maternity pants the day I found out I was pregnant, so yes I do have them.
Stretch Marks?  Only the ones i've had my whole life. Luckily I haven't seen any new ones.
Best Moment this week?  Finding out my Diabetes test came back negative!! Now I can enjoy all my cravings.
Miss anything?  WINE!!! It's so hard being apart of a family that inhales more wine then air.
Movement?  All the time. She kicks me all over. I feel like a jungle gym. Also, I can see my belly moving now when she does kick. Its crazy!!
Food Cravings?  Twix. I know it horriable to crave candy, but right now I just want to eat them all the time!!
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Not now. It was worse when I was early on but nothing recently.
Have you started to show yet?  OH YA!! I am officially past the, 'is she or isnt she' phase and into the phase when everyone asks when my due date is.
Gender?  Baby Girl!!! Brooklynn Christian Farley
Labor signs?  Just Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out?  It's starting to peek but its still in.
Wedding rings on or off?  Sadly, off. My fingers started swelling this week, so I thought it was better to take it off now, then have it cut off later.
Happy or moody most of the time?  Happy mostly. But sometimes I break out into crankiness.
Looking forward to:  My baby shower!

I am loving everything about being pregnant and couldn't be more thrilled that I have such a caring and dependable husband. Stay tuned for more posts like this one every week!!