Monday, July 25, 2011

Bad Blogger

I have been a terrible blogger lately. Honestly, my life is just not exciting. This week I'll reach 26 weeks of magical pregnancy. Between that and work, I basically come home and sleep or lay around until its time to sleep. My husband even made the comment last week that he never sees me anymore. Thats because I live in my bedroom when I'm not in my office.

I did have a birthday last week. The big 27. It was a very nice day with lunch with my best friend, cake and presents at work, and then an 80 minute prenatal massage as a gift from my husband. This weekend he's taking me to see Harry Potter. He did good.

Pregnancy is going great. Baby is healthy and next week we have the wonderful glucose test and rhogam shot. I'm very ready to get it over with and hope I don't have to do the 3 hour test. It's not a hard test or even all that bad, its just gross and the not eating is inconvenient to a growing person inside who thinks mealtime is 24 hours a day.

I have gotten to be home the last 2 days with absolutely nothing to do and it was fabulous. It inspired me to actually make good, healthy meals for me and hubs. Last night we had lemon pepper cod, steamed broccoli and homemade mac and cheese. This was my first attempt at homemade mac and cheese and after following this Paula Deen recipe I am recommending it to EVERYONE!!!! It goes in the crockpot and is super yummy and cheesy creamy goodness. Seriously, I ate two platefuls of all of it. Tonight I made my first pot roast and in the crockpot, with help from my BFF Erin, and it turned out amazing as well.

Hubs is not a huge sweet fan which has been a conflict since all I crave is sweets constantly. He's not into cakes and cookies and all that yummy stuff. He's more of a cobbler/pie guy and had some super sweet stories about his grandmama making cobblers when he was little. So after some googling I found a super easy recipe for a cherry cobbler and with the exception of baking powder I had everything I needed to make this last night. I ran to the store for the powder vanilla ice cream and made my first cobbler. Hubs watched me put it together and complained it looked strange. When we pulled it out of the oven it was perfect!! Little tip: if you do cook this at the 350, it really only needs like 40-45 minutes. Even though it was still yummy, the crust was a tad on the crunchy side so a little less time would have been perfection.

I am now super pumped to have these easy recipes in my arsenal for when baby is here and the in-laws come to visit. Even though its right after we get home, I can't have them visit us and not cook for them. Its not in my Southern roots. Thats all for now!! Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Trip Home

Hubs and I just got back from 8 wonderful days in GA with our families. We had a blast and enjoyed some amazing food that you can only get in the south. I was in heaven. My dr is probably going to freak at my weight gain next week at my ultrasound!

While we were there MIL threw us an amazing baby shower. We did get a few gifts but mostly gift cards which were much appreciated since we were traveling. Even what little we did get in actual gifts cost us over $50 to send USPS regular post.

This weekend holds nothing exciting for us even though it is the 4th of July. We will be complete homebodies and resting. My body is still on GA time and wakes me up ready for the day at 5am. Not cool. I will leave you all with some pictures and hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!

21 wks pregnant

Our incredible cake!! The top layer was vanilla and the bottom chocolate

VERY excited about some UGA stuff for baby

Me with two of my closest friends

Family Photo w/ SIL, BIL, Grandmama, hubs and me

All Baby William's loot
Me, my mom and my son