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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cake POPS!

Well.. I have discovered the world of cake pops. Stay tuned because something very exciting is soon to be revealed with the help of my new favorite sweet treat.

Gardening 101

Trent built me a garden! My very own garden! No one has ever built me a garden before. What a sweet husband I have. Today I went to Home Depot and picked up some things to plant. I planted 2 marigolds on the corners to keep away bugs. (thanks for that tip mom) I planted cherry tomatoes, hybrid tomatoes, cilantro and a sugar baby watermelon. I also planted marigolds around our mailbox. It only took me about 3 hours but my thumb is turning green!!


From left to right: Cilantro, Cherry Tomato, Hybrid Tomato, Sugar Baby Watermelon. Marigolds are at each corner.


And here are my pretty Marigolds around my mailbox.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

16 Week Appointment

Today was my 16 week appointment. It went well. Heartbeat is 160 bpm. Doctor Morris said that is excellent. All of my bloodwork from my previous visit was normal. Trent is B positive so that means he is not RH negative and I will have to get a rhogam at around 28 weeks. I am 0 negative which means I am RH negative so the baby has a 50/50 chance of also being RH negative. If the baby is RH negative then I won't have to get a shot after delivery, otherwise I will. Apparently it is no big deal, so I am not worried. We get to find out in 2 weeks if we are having a boy or a girl!! We made the appointment for June 1st. I am so excited!

An answer to prayer: My in-laws found a house in Charlotte! Well, Harrisburg to be exact. It is beautiful and they were able to get a fantastic deal. Their next step is to find a house down in Florida.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Branching Out in the Kitchen

Trent is without a doubt the cook in our family. I can make about 5 meals without a recipe, that's it. The 5 meals that I can make taste good, but it gets repetitive after a while. Especially since nothing really sounds good to me, it's time to learn some more tricks in the kitchen. I've been surfing the web for some easy recipes to make during pregnancy. I spent a small fortune at the grocery store last night, but I think I got some really good stuff. Last night I made tilapia with arugula along with a squash and zucchini blend. It turned out really well.


What you need:
-2 tilapia fillets
-1/2 cup arugula, whole (2 small handfuls)
-whole wheat flour to coat fillets
-1 squash
-1 zucchini
-1/2 cup white onion
-lemon juice

How to make it:
-cut onion into small pieces or to your liking
-throw onion in a wok with olive oil and heat on medium high
-once the onion starts to sizzle, add zucchini and squash
-saute until crisp and tender (about 15-20 minutes)
-salt and pepper zucchini and squash to taste
-coat tilapia fillets on both sides with whole wheat flour
-add 1 tbsp butter to skillet heat on medium heat until butter is melted
-add tilapia fillets and cook on each side for about 4-6 minutes
-top tilapia with arugula, add a few dashes of lemon juice and serve

This meal is so easy it is ridiculous. Everything was ready at the same time and the flavor was amazing. Yumm Yumm.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nursery and New Pains

Well, ladies and gentleman, I have been nausea free for the past 4 days!! Praise the Lord! Now, we have a new pain to deal with. My stomach has been hurting off and on and I just have been feeling somewhat achy. I am told these are round ligament pains and just a normal part of the whole process. Unfortunately, all I want to do is lay in bed. This is not an option, so I will go on feeling a little funky. I am glad to have these pains instead of nausea though.

We purchased our nursery set! It is absolutely beautiful. We are very happy with it. It is good solid wood with a honey oak finish. Now, we just have to figure out how to arrange everything in the baby's room. We won't try to do any painting or decorating until we know if we are having a boy or girl. We should be able to find out in about 3 weeks!!