Monday, February 25, 2013

Week 29!!

OMG!! She's the size of an acorn squash!!

Over the nice, long holiday weekend, my husband and I went to do our baby registry since the shower is next month(I am SO excited!!). We remembered doing it for our wedding and since that was only yesterday, we were pros at the scanner!! It was so much fun, but let me tell you how much we didn't even think about putting on the registry till we were there. Babies need SO much stuff... We started at Target, and put the cloth diapers on there. I am so happy that he is on board for this. Now it seems like he's more excited for them then I am. Plus, they are so cute AND soft for her skin.
 After Target, we went to Babies R Us and got our bigger stuff there. We put the bedding and bouncer and pack-n-play on there. I can't get over how amazing my husband is. I am so grateful to have him in my life.

How far along?  29 weeks!!
Maternity clothes?  It's all I wear. I can't even wear my work shirts anymore that say Renown. I can only wear what fits now.
Stretch Marks?  Not yet. They probably won't hit me till the end.
Best Moment this week?  Putting together her bookshelf!! Now we just need the dresser, and well have al lthe furniture!
Miss anything?  Sleeping on my tummy...
Movement?  Yup! Getting SO much stronger!
Food Cravings?  Whatever crosses my mind!!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Thankfully no. I am out of that stage!
Have you started to show yet?  So much more. I feel like I blew up just in the past month!
Gender?  Girl!
Labor signs?  Not yet. Just a few cramps.
Belly Button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off.
Happy or moody most of the time?  Moody.....
Looking forward to:  MY SHOWER!!! Eek!

Next week I will be 30 WEEKS!! Holy crap!! Till next time...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day!
I find that the most amazing thing about being married, is I will always have a Valentine!! Then when Brooklynn is born, I will have two! Chris never seize to amaze me and make me feel special on this day.

He not only got me flowers, but he got me 2 bouquets. Let's hope they last...

I freaked out when I opened my gift. If you know me, then you know how much I LOVE Wonder Woman. I got my honey a card, a lion stuffed animal, and Skyfall.
For this valentines day, I decided to make cupcakes and bring them to work. I got the recipe from and decided to try it. I ended up having to improvise, but they ended up being delicious!! Here is the recipe!!
Valentines Day Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Basic Vanilla Buttercream
  • Colored Sprinkles, for decorating, optional
  • Alternate frosting: Billy's Chocolate Buttercream
  1. Prepare Vanilla Cupcake batter(recipe above)
  2. Divide batter into two parts: Put half the butter into a large measuring cup with a spout (to make pouring the batter into the cupcake pan easier) or a medium bowl. Place the other half into a separate bowl and add red food coloring until you reach your desired color. (Tip: I made both pink and red versions, but the red turned out much better since there was more contrast between the two cakes… Lesson learned? Make sure your color is saturated and bold! Light colors will not turn out very well.)
  3. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pan.
  4. Pre-heat over to 350-degrees.
  5. Add about 2 tablespoons of the regular batter to each cupcake tin.
  6. Meanwhile, pour red batter into a non-stick baking pan so that there is a thin layer of batter (about half an inch is good).
  7. Bake red batter for about 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through. (Tip: It's okay to under-bake them a bit since they will technically be twice-baked.)
  8. Allow the red cake to cool completely. Once cooled completely, use a small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out mini hearts.
  9. Place hearts, vertically and face forward into the cupcake pan as shown in the image below. (Tip: It's important to keep them all facing the same direction so that when you finally cut them open, you can see the pretty heart hidden inside.)
  10. Once all hearts have been placed, fill the cupcake pan with regular batter until ¾ full.
  11. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.

I ended up running out of batter, so I used confetti batter to finish it up. They turned out fantastic and pictures are below!! Let me know if you tried any of this.... Enjoy!

I had to use A LOT of red food coloring to get this color.
For dinner, my honey took me out to the Outback. It was wonderful to spend a nice dinner out with my honey. I can't wait to see what all the years ahead have in store!! What did you do for V-day? Until next time...


Week 28!!

Yay! She's the size of an Eggplant!! My favorite color too...


This past week has been another amazing one. Except when I went to the doctor and saw how much I now weigh. HOLY MOLY!! But I am officially going in to the doctor twice a month now which is very exciting because it means we are getting closer to take off!! Chris and I have definitly had some major choices to make this week which includes finally figuring out which car seat and stroller were getting!! So excited!!

How far along?  28 weeks!!
Maternity clothes?  Thats all I wear. I went through my closet last week and put away all the clothes I can't wear till after she is here. I now have a lot more room.
Stretch Marks?  Nope!
Best Moment this week?  Figuring out which car seat and stroller were getting!!
Miss anything?  Not really. Just love being pregnant!
Movement?  Oh ya! And they are getting stronger. I had one that actually hurt!
Food Cravings?  Nothing right now. When I'm hungry, i'm hungry. And I could eat a horse!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope. Out of that phase!
Have you started to show yet?  Most definitly. But everyone tells me I am only pregnant in my midsection which is good!
Gender?  A sweet baby girl!
Labor signs?  Nope!
Belly Button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off. :(
Happy or moody most of the time?  Moody right now.
Looking forward to:  Getting more of her furniture and decorating the nursery.

Super excited to see what next week holds... Till then...

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Week 27!!

She is the size of a  Rutabaga(What the heck is that??)!!


This week has come and gone so quickly and i'm almost into my last trimester!! We still have SOOO much to do, but were enjoying every bit of it. I especially love squishing my husband when I need him to do something for me :) My brother is living here now, so he gets to see me grow daily and experience being an Uncle. He's going to be so cute with her.

How far along?  27 weeks!!
Maternity clothes?  Yup. My mom actually took my shopping this past weekend for some really cute clothes at my favorite store, Kohls!!
Stretch Marks?  Not yet!
Best Moment this week?  Just all the movements. She is moving so much more now and it makes me feel so amazing!!
Miss anything?  Being able to sleep on my stomach. But i've grown used to sleeping on my side.
Movement?  ALL THE TIME!! I'm her own personal jungle gym!
Food Cravings?  Anything I see that I want, I won't stop thinking about till I have it.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Not really. Only when I over eat.
Have you started to show yet?  Oh yes!! Starting to get bigger too!
Gender?  A sweet baby girl!
Labor signs?  Nope!
Belly Button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off. I've resorted to wearing a random ring that just so happened to fit in my jewelry box.
Happy or moody most of the time?  Happy, but crying over small stuff!
Looking forward to:  The rest of this amazing journey.

I can't wait to see what next week has in store for us. We shall see!! Until then...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Week 26!!

Wow! She is already the size of a head of lettuce!

This past week was definatly exciting as well as challenging. We got the crib and had to take it apart three times because we kept messing up. But we finally got it perfect and I'm so excited for everything else to fall into place.

How far along?  26 weeks!!
Total weight gain/loss?  From last week to this week i've lost 7 pounds, however, I don't believe thats correct.
Maternity clothes?  Yes. My mom and I are going shopping this saturday for more!
Stretch Marks?  Not that i've noticed.
Best Moment this week?  Getting the crib! It was amazing to FINALLY have it in the nursery.
Miss anything?  Champagne and going out late night with friends, but i'm quite content with the way things are now.  
Movement?  So much more now. My belly is starting to move more and more. And I think shes starting to get the hiccups!
Food Cravings?  Orange juice!
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Nope! Which is a very good thing.
Have you started to show yet?  Definatly. I get asked ALL the time now what my due date is.
Gender?  Girl
Labor signs?  Not yet.
Belly Button in or out?  In.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off. I keep trying to wear it but it fits less and less everytime.
Happy or moody most of the time?  Mostly happy, but ive been really angry lately haha.
Looking forward to:  Getting the rest of the nursery together.

This journey has been the most amazing time of my life. I wouldn't be anywhere if it wasn't for the amazing soon to be father and husband that I love more and more each day.