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Sunday, February 27, 2011

18 weeks

The baby is now the size of a mango. Approximately 6 inches and .5 lbs.
The baby bump.

We have our ultrasound on Thursday and will hopefully get to find out the sex of Baby Te. Can't wait!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

17 weeks

17 weeks today. The baby is the size of a sweet potato.

And the baby bump:

Maybe a little more noticeable?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

16 weeks

Here starts what I hope will be a weekly post of baby bump pictures. Today I am 16 weeks and the baby is the size of a turnip.

Just in case you don't know what a turnip looks like (I wasn't entirely sure).

And here I am at 16 weeks. Not much of a bump. Just looks like I finished a really big meal (which I had).

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Inside out apple crisp

I saw this on a blog the other day and realized I had all of the ingredients to make it. Charles had it for dessert and I had it for dinner. Don't judge, I'm pregnant. Plus it is kind of healthy with the apple and the oats =)

You core the apple
 Mix oats, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter
 Fill the apples, but don't pack tightly or they will explode. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
While the apples are baking, make the caramel sauce (or if you have it, just use premade) Melt sugar.
 It takes a while and it's really hot
 This is melted sugar. I had no idea it was brown!
Add in cream and butter and let cool
 Get the apples out of the oven
Then drizzle with caramel sauce

This was so tasty and surprisingly easy!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

First Trimester

We are officially out of the first trimester. I was really blessed with how easy it was.

A lot of women experience terrible morning sickness that actually lasts all day long. I probably had three or less days where I felt nauseous all day. Other days I would have moments of nausea and all I would have to do was eat and I was fine. I carried a bag of pretzels in my purse at all times because I noticed that when I let my stomach get empty, that is when I felt nauseous. I never once vomited, and I am so thankful for that!

Another symptom women report in the first trimester is exhaustion. This one hit me pretty hard. I was sleeping at least 12 hours a day. It would be 8:30 and I was falling asleep on the couch. This is supposed to lessen during the second trimester, and I think it is. I am still sleeping more than usual, but not as much as I was.

The weight gain. I have been pretty anxious about this and really want to keep it under control. I know the more you gain, the longer it will take to loose. I'm also am trying not to care to much, because I know it's good for the baby for me to eat! Since I was a healthy weight to start, I should gain somewhere between 25 and 37 pounds. During the first trimester, a healthy weight person should gain between 3 and 5 pounds. I gained 6. Oops. Not too bad though. I told one of my co workers that my goal was to not weigh more than Charles by the end. She said "He is really skinny. Good luck with that". =) It is probably an unrealistic goal because that only gives me 20 pounds to gain during the second and third trimester. Hopefully blogging about my weight gain will keep me accountable!

*weight estimates found here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

How we told the family

Charles and I decided Christmas was the best time to tell our families were were pregnant. We spent Christmas Eve with his family and Christmas night with mine.

We bought his parents a picture frame that said something about grandchildren being a blessing. Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of this.

We bought Charles' sister Janice a onesie. It says "My aunt is kind of a big deal".

For my family, we bought my nephew a shirt that says "Cousins Rock". 

Of course everyone was really excited! We just made them all promise not to say anything until we were out of the first trimester.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Days!

I love snow days. At least the first one. And usually the second one. But by today, the third one, I am so over it! Did you know that right now in Oklahoma City it is -1 degrees. Ridiculous!

Here are some pictures of our 12 inches of snow and a little video of Holly playing in it. I think she might be the only one who is still happy about the snow.