Henley's nursery inspiration

Saturday, December 31, 2016
                                                     baby girl nursery

I wanted her nursery to be peachy/pink with a big monogram and small little touches of "southern".  I cant wait to put a final picture on here.

28 Weeks

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Awkward mirror selfie but that's all I got. ;)

 How far along: 28 Weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: Around 19/20 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Love my 2 maternity jeans!
Sleep: Sleep is good other than getting up with the kids and not being able to fall back asleep.
Best moment this month: Feeling her move lots & PASSING MY GLUCOSE TEST!
Worst moment this month: Pelvic pain/heartburn
Miss anything: Just being able to roll over quickly!
Movement: Tons of rolls, kicks, stretches, etc!
Cravings: Fountain coke, salads with Italian dressing and sunflower seeds, sandwiches with lots of pickles, sweet stuff at night.
Queasy or sick: Feel great!
Looking forward to: Nursery progress, Christmas with boys, MEETING HER!

Second Trimester

How far along: 21 weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 12 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Yup! can still wear most any shirt but full on wearing maternity jeans or leggings every day!
Best moment this Trimester: Finding out gender!, getting family/maternity pictures done, feeling GREAT, and eating completely normal again!
Worst moment this Trimester: Occasional heartburn and some insomnia
Miss anything: Just being able to work out like normal.
Movement: Oh yeah! lots!
Cravings: Fountain coke, yogurt & most dairy, salads with Italian dressing
Queasy or sick: Feeling great!
Looking forward to: Nursery decorating!

First Trimester

How far along: 12 ish weeks
Gender: Girl
Weight gain: 10 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Some shirts here and there but mainly maxi dresses and hairband trick!
Sleep: Sleep is good so far.
Best moment this trimester: Nausea starting to ease up some.
Worst moment this trimester: Heartburn off and on, some minor round ligaments
Miss anything: Just my full appetite.
Movement: Small flutters!!
Cravings: Fountain coke & carbs, apples, carrots and ranch.
Queasy or sick: Best first trimester I've had out of the 3. Have had bouts of nausea but went away with food. (unlike boys)
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender, nursery stuff, being able to eat completely normal again!

Life update + 3rd pregnancy!!

Gosh I can't believe it's been 7 months since I've updated the blog!! So much has happened since then! We got pregnant with our 3rd child in June and found out in September we are having a Baby GIRL! It's been an awesomely easy pregnancy and I feel great so far! I'm going to update some about my pregnancy thus far just for my personal records.

This was taken when I was about 6/7 weeks pregnant.

Boys didn't have a clue what was going on. Can't believe they were only 3.5 and 18 months here.

12 Weeks pregnant here.

16 weeks pregnant here and carrying differently than with the boys!

Baby girl at 16 weeks!

Toddler meals

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I'm a loser and love seeing what other moms feed their kids. I get in a slump every once in a while and don't know WHAT to feed my kids .. Like really ..lunchtime is the worst! So here are just random meals and honestly my 16 month old is going through the picky stage so it's a complete guess if he will eat what I fix but everything I am showing he either ate or tried (and then puts the rest in a cup hole on his high hair or throws on the floor!)

 French toast that I make ahead and freeze, fruit and sausage.
 PB toast and orange slices. What I do when I am lazy. (I usually do another fruit if I don't feel like even cutting up an orange! --yup, lazy but just being honest!)
 Bean & cheese burrito, carrots, and grapes. Sawyer wont really eat veggies so a pouch it is.

Turkey sausage pasta, corn, and blueberries. Easton's favorite pasta. It looks weird but its good!

Mac n Cheese, broccoli, and strawberries. Sawyer wont eat mac n cheese ( I know) so I make him quesadillas).

Aldi haul: $76 for week of groceries

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This week I bought 5 meals,snacks, breakfast and lunch stuff for $76!
*Sorry for the crinkled receipt

Monday: Mac n cheese and veggies with a salad that we had in pantry
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes & homemade fries
Wednesday: Baked Potatoes & salad with cheese quesadillas for kids
Thursday: Hot dogs & baked beans with veggies
Friday: Burrito Bowls
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Baked potato soup

Breakfasts for the week are pretty much the same stuff we always eat:
Frozen waffles, French toast, cereal, fruit, eggs, oatmeal

Leftovers, cheese quesadillas, peanut butter sandwhiches with fruit


Sloppy Joes: Adapted from this recipe.

1 lb ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 medium onion
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. tomato paste
salt to taste
3/4 cup ketchup (may need some more)
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 cup water
a couple shakes of Worcestershire sauce
Kaiser rolls ( or any buns you prefer)

Brown ground beef, drain off most liquid. Add chopped onions and peppers and cook for a few minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute or so. Add all of the seasonings, tomato paste, water, Worcestershire, and brown sugar and simmer for 15 minutes or so. Add to buns and enjoy!

Baked potato Soup: Adapted from this recipe.

5 slices bacon, diced
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup white onion, diced
2 cups milk, warmed
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1.5 lbs. potatoes peeled (Yukon preferably)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

*I cook sometimes with bacon and sometimes without but when I do- I bake it in the oven on 400 for 2o minutes or until crispy and crumble it.*
Heat a stockpot over medium high heat, add butter and melt it. Add in onions and cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Add flour over top and mix. Cook for another minute. Pour in chicken broth until combined. Then milk, potatoes, and bacon. Continues cooking until comes to a simmer but not boil, while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Simmer for 10-20 minutes, stirring every few minutes so it doesn't burn on the bottom. Add in greek yogurt, seasonings, and cheese, stir. Enjoy!

Burrito Bowls: I just brown ground beef or cook chicken and add taco seasoning. Then add on top of cooked rice, with lettuce, black beans, corn, salsa, avocado, etc.

For my hotdogs, I usually just put them in the crockpot on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours and they come out tasting SO good! I definitely don't make hot dogs all of the time but this week I asked J for something he wanted and he said hotdogs! lol

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