17 Weeks

Lets start off with some food talk. How about “better than pizza” avocado toast!

First I toasted organic 9 grain bread, mashed an avocado with lime juice, salt and pepper and then sliced some tomato. Because no one else will eat this I decided to smear half of the avocado on each slice of bread. I thought about saving some for later but didn’t want to risk it going bad! Add the sliced tomato and some shredded cheese and pop it in the broiler until melted. Watch closely! I burnt some leftover corn muffins last week this way…I mean completely black-burnt!

toast and avocado

avocado toast

Yesterday I had a baby check up appointment. The baby’s heartbeat is sounding great at 155-160 beats per minute. This appointment was also the first time they measured my belly! Question: do you ever consider the clothes/shoes you are wearing or wear less jewelry when you know that you’ll be getting on a scale? Pure vanity but I do it every time.

Afterwards we went to Bay Local for lunch. On Monday they do half off appetizers and the hummus plate sounded good to me. House made hummus, garlic toasted pita points, carrots, cucumber, tomato, apples and grapes. Lunch for only $5? Yes, please!

Hummus plate

Don’t be fooled by all the healthy food. I also made a batch of chocolate chip cookies and had them for a snack for 3 nights in the last week. On Valentines night I crushed 2 cookies over vanilla frozen yogurt. Pure joy!

17 weeks

17 weeks

CrAzY eyes!
How far along? 17 weeks
Baby’s size: about the size of an onion and about 5 inches from head to rump
Total weight gain: 6 pounds
Clothes: Never thought I would be a preggo jeans convert but I am. Some women say they wear their regular jeans throughout their pregnancy but I found that annoying. Once I could no longer button my jeans I wore them with a rubber band. This helped to keep the button from poking out. After a few more weeks the button was not only undone but I also had to leave them unzipped. I have a belly band too but with all of this there is so much constant adjustment needed. Try every time you get up, sit down, go to the bathroom and walk. Are my pants unzipped? Is my shirt long enough? Is my button laying flat? These lifesavers (aka jeans) are AG Adriano Goldschmied maternity jeans that I purchased at A Pea in the Pod. The sales person recommended them over 7 jeans for the stretch and said they are the one brand she sees women being able to wear through their entire pregnancy. I went into the dressing room with a couple of pairs of jeans but as soon as these went on I knew they were the ones. Jeans that feel like leggings? Sold! The price was scary…for this reason these will most likely be the only pair I buy. When the weather gets warmer I have maxi skirts, dresses and other options. For now it’ll be these jeans and leggings! My tank is a racerback tank from Victoria’s Secret. The cardigan is Target from last year.
Feeling: Little baby flutters are happening!
Funny: Travis said he had a dream that he was walking around the house and saw baby legs sticking out from under a table. He thought, “That’s our baby. I found the baby.” I thought I was the one that was supposed to be having the weird dreams right now?!
Cravings: My yogurt, granola and fruit bowls are at the top of the list. One night I wanted a hamburger and grilled asparagus and Travis went out to use the grill in the 20 degree weather!
Drinking: Kevita pomegranate or strawberry acai coconut flavor sparkling probiotic drinks. Decaf coffee with stevia and half-n-half. Sunday I made a faux mimosa with half OJ and half nectarine sparkling water…SO GOOD. Tons of water of course…
Can’t stand the thought of: Still spinach and I also really don’t love onions right now. I can eat them finely diced and cooked into soup or a sauce but no raw ones. Bleck!
Looking forward to: Warm weather!

July Baby

Three whole total days after we closed on our new house last November we got some exciting news (and if you follow me on Instagram you already know)…

pregnancy test

We’re having a baby in July! He/she is due on Travis’ birthday!! Our family has lots of July birthdays going on during that month. My birthday, Travis (of course), my maternal grandma, my oldest nephew Ryder, my brother-in-law Paul, my good friend Dana had her twin girls on the 11th in 2013 and last but not least my goldendoodle Randolph who will be 7 this year.

12 weeks

14 weeks

16 weeks

A few facts and updates:

How far along? 16 weeks
Baby’s size: about the size of an avocado
Total weight gain: about 6 pounds
Clothes: Wearing an AG Adriano Goldschmied denim jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue (non-maternity). It was a splurge when I graduated in December 2013. My tank is a perfect fit tank from J Crew in heather dusk (non-maternity). My skirt is a Chevron-Stripe Jersey Maxi Skirt from Old Navy (maternity). Only $22 on sale right now! You can’t see the stripes in this picture but it’s super cute! I’ve purchased several maternity items and should do a post dedicated to that. It would be fun to have a friend take some pictures for me so they aren’t all mirror selfies.
Miss Anything? I randomly stare at people enjoying glasses of wine when we go out to eat 🙂
Symptoms (so far): I was super lucky and had zero morning sickness during my first trimester. On the flip side I was very tired. There was one day that I literally was in bed all day and slept probably 20 hours. I got up to pee and I ate a couple of times (yogurt and a pb&j) but that was it. I took naps when I could and climbed into bed before 8pm. It’s nice that the time had changed and it was dark anyway. I can’t imagine wanting to do that during the summer! The tiredness went away around 11 weeks. It was noticeable that I felt better…my fiance even said something.
Sleep: I went from sleeping a lot to not being able to sleep. I stay up until around midnight every night. I toss and turn from my right side to my left side. Should I buy one of those pregnancy body pillows everyone raves about?
Cravings: Coconut. Coconut yogurt especially. But also coconut in granola and toasted coconut. I eat yogurt, granola and fruit almost every morning. I make a big deal out of making it look nice and then I get back into bed and enjoy it while browsing around on my phone. Here’s one of my combos from last week:
yogurt, fruit, granola bowl
Can’t stand the thought of: spinach! I used to love to cook down fresh baby spinach in a little water and have it was a side for dinner or for lunch with a fried egg on top. Not now. I’ve tried it multiple times and the taste is awful! I made  chicken thighs one night and asked Travis if he thought they were bad. He thought they were great. ***sigh*** Guess it was just me!
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment next Monday. I can’t wait to hear the babies heartbeat again!