Thursday, April 28, 2011


So, I've clearly been a slouch in the blogging department lately.  Boo for me.  I'll try to be better. :)  Since I've last posted I've:

-had baby shower #3. (I still need to get photos from my mama!)
-set up a high chair, a pack-n-play, and a  baby seat
-hung curtains and painted my old changing table
-finished all of my prepared childbirth classes in addition to breastfeeding class, newborn care class, and car seat safety class
-had my last meeting with our doula before baby comes
-briefly cried because work is so stressful right now
-had girls night with three of my favorite friends
-celebrated a lovely Easter Sunday with my family
-fought a cold for two weeks. (I'm not all about taking any sort of meds when I'm preggo even if the books say certain types are okay.)
-taken my weekly pregnancy photos (just haven't posted them!)
-been jealous of my friends who went to Raw Fusion last night. (I'm determined to go next year!)
-become an auntie again!  Jeff's sister had a beautiful baby named, Esme.
-missed my hubby when he flew to AZ to meet with new babe
-celebrated Jeff's 32 birthday

Things I'm looking forward to in the next few weeks (and will actually try to blog about some of them):
-our 4th baby shower (joint with one of Jeff's co-workers)
-my friend, Katie's, baby shower 
-learning to use a cri-cut to make our mobile. (I'm scared!)
-painting some artwork for the nursery
-packing my bag for the hospital
-installing the car seat and getting it inspected (tonight!)
-buying the last few things we need for baby and baby's arrival
-cooking and freezing meals for after delivery
-my niece's 4th birthday
-pedicure night with a bunch of neighbors next week
-my weekly doctor's appointments (starting tomorrow! no pictures of that though. ha!)

Man, I'm so glad there is nothing on my calendar in the next few weeks so I can actually do some of these things!  I'm getting more and more excited to meet our little one, but am trying to enjoy the time I have left before my world completely changes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Announcing Our New Bundle of Joy!

 Weighing in at 13.8 kg and 20.4"

 Sorry to disappoint! No new baby here.  Well, not for me anyway.  Jeff got a new iMac and is clearly in love. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fish Recipe #2 Attempt

I feel like a bit of a cheater with this recipe because I've tried it out once before, but I couldn't really remember if I liked it much or not.  I have to say I just can't stand salmon, but I'm trying hard to find a recipe that I can like because Jeff loves it.  I feel better about this recipe than the last one, too, because it seems to be much healthier. 

I liked this recipe MUCH better than I remembered.  Maybe I bought a different kind of salmon, but it was not fishy tasting at all.  And, I love cilantro so much, I could probably bathe in it. :)   

My rating

Ease to make: Super Easy
Taste: 8 out of 10

Here's the recipe.  Found at The Fresh Market.  Enjoy!

Roasted Salmon with Cilantro Pesto
2-4 salmon fillets
1 clove garlic
1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lime juice
1-2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Preheat oven to 400°.  Add garlic, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice to food processor.  Blend until creamy.  (Alternatively, if using a blender – mince garlic before adding to the blender.)  Grease a baking dish with olive oil.  Place salmon fillets in the baking dish.  Spread the cilantro pesto on salmon fillets, sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with chopped tomatoes.  Bake 15-18 minutes.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Baby Shower #2

I had a lovely work shower yesterday hosted by my friend, Annie J. Silly me, I forgot to bring my camera, so I have no pictures to share!  I can't believe I did that.  That's a typical work day for me.  Always forgetting at least one thing!

The ladies had some wonderful parenting advice.  I think my favorite was to remember to ask for help. We'll see how that goes. I have the mindset that I kind of want to do everything on my own and learn from my baby, but that's definitely not to say I won't be asking for tips!  We were also given some fantastic gifts: our car seat (yay!), some toys and baby music. The food was wonderful, too!

I can't forget to mention that the hostess was awesome to have us all over to her house while she is still on maternity leave.  I always enjoy cuddling her little baby, Henry, and I even got to play with big boy Thomas this time.  He is quite the ride when he's in his own surroundings.

I've hit 33 weeks today and am starting to count down the days until I get to enjoy my own little one!