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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

6 Months Pregnant!

Today marks being 6 MONTHS (24 WEEKS) pregnant! Whoohooo! We are 60% of the way there.... makes me SO anxious and SO excited!!!

How's the belly looking this week?? Well, you can see for yourself ;)


She's really starting to make herself known, haha! :) I LOVE it. Before, I always asked Ethan if I looked pregnant as opposed to fat, haha, and now I am finally feeling like I look PREGNANT! She's starting to round out and not look 'flabby' haha! I LOVE it :) I know I said that already, but I really do.

We have 91-112 days until we get to meet our Quinn. Crazy how fast time seems to be going! I say it all of the time, but it's true. I feel like Wednesday gets here quicker and quicker every single week :)

I am feeling Quinn near my ribs now... she's got to be getting HUGE :) We have an ultrasound scheduled for March 2nd, 2013 to see how big she is. I CANNOT wait. It's a birthday present for me (my birthday is March 6th) and I can't think of a more perfect present than that. When I was pregnant for Tayler, I had a 3D/4D ultrasound for her too... and that was my birthday present ;) Seems to be an every 2 year thing, haha!

'The Bump' App on my phone says that the baby is now the size of a cantaloupe-- about 10.5-11.8" long and about 12.7 to 20.8oz :) That's almost 2 pounds! Tayler was 20" long and 6lbs 3oz when she was born. Makes me anxious to see how big Quinn is going to be!

Alright, anything else to add this week??

I've craved celery/peanut butter AND A1 sauce/steak. Weird combos, but it's true!

I've been trying to eat healthier and it seems to be going well. I'll keep you posted on that as time progresses ;) 

I'm still feeling upbeat and motivated. I feel like I can do so much around the house, haha! Not feeling uncomfortable.. not too big. Just right to get things done. It's wonderful!

Okay. We ready for our weekly questions now??

How far along? 24 weeks
Total Weight Gain?  As of today, I have gained 11 pounds. I was 141 when I got pregnant and as of this morning, I am 152 pounds! 
Maternity Clothes?  Yes! Still wearing some pre-preggo shirts, but definitely maternity pants, haha!
Stretch Marks? I think I might have saw a new one, but I guess that goes with the territory sometimes!
Sleep?  It varies. Sometimes I have a really hard time getting comfortable (and I'm only 6 months.. weird!) but then some nights I sleep like a baby! Quinn has been extremely active about 3-5am and it
Best Moment of This Week:  Every day I feel Quinn and wake up to Tayler is perfect!
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my belly. Drinking sweet tea all day, haha. I had a rough day Friday and I said, 'Man, I wish I could just have a stiff drink!' Sometimes you just need those LOL!
Movement? Oh my yes! Constantly. She is super active. Love it!
Food Cravings? Peanut Butter/Celery. A1 Sauce/Steak
Anything Make You Queasy/Sick?  Poopy diapers. Thinking about certain foods!
Gender: GIRL!! :) Our Quinn Makenzie!
Labor Signs? No thank the Lord! :)
Symptoms:  Really now-- it's just peeing in the middle of the night! Braxton Hicks. I have had one or two this week!
Belly Button In or Out? She's an innie!
Weddings Rings On Or Off? On for now! :)
Happy or Moody this week? Very happy! :)
Looking Forward To:  Our ultrasound March 2nd! Not looking forward to my glucose test February 6th. Blech! LOL

Happy 24 weeks... on to 25 weeks!


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Monday, January 14, 2013

Oatmeal Smoothies: Healthy Lifestyle!

I wrote last week about changing my eating habits.

I did terrible this weekend.

I don't even want to talk about it, haha!

I am trying SO hard to keep my weight gain under control and sometimes I feel like I let my cravings and food control me *sigh*

Anyways, I'm not going to let it get me down. I'm just going to keep trying to keep my eating habits under control AND exercising. (I did 'exercise' A LOT this weekend so lets hope that helped counteract some of my bad decisions, haha!)

I thought I'd share a recipe with all of you. I made this this morning for breakfast and it was DELICIOUS and SO healthy!!

I found the recipe HERE.

 Basically, what you do is:

Get about 1/4 cup of oats and pulverize them in your blender. (If not, they will be too thick for your smoothie... do it first!)
Next, add 1/2 cup of milk.
Then add 1/2 cup of yogurt.
Then slice up a banana and strawberries and drop those in. 
Mix all of those together and pour in a cup... enjoy!

You can mix in whatever you'd like. This is just what I did this morning :) She has TONS of smoothie recipes on her blog if you want to check those out. :)

So, that was my breakfast this morning! Lets see if I can keep this healthy lifestyle up for the rest of the day. 

One day at a time for baby and me!

AND.

for a snack today I had a PB + J Yogurt Bowl. The recipe can be found HERE

It was DELICIOUS.

AND... only 240 calories :)

Super healthy. Super yummy! I feel great thus far today.. lets keep up this momentum. Baby is happy.. Mommy is happy.

The rest of the day went GREAT too!! I feel so happy!!

Had a bowl of raisin bran as well and for dinner we had salads with steak, corn, green peppers, black pepper, jalapenos, and hard boiled eggs chopped up. DELICIOUS!

I splurged in the evening and had a small vanilla ice cream cone.. :) Good ending to a great day! I feel healthy.. baby is kicking away! No more fast food. That's my goal!




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