Thursday, June 24, 2010

21 Weeks ~ More Than Half Way!

On Tuesday, I hit the 21-week mark. More than half way done!

I can't believe how much faster this pregnancy is going than my first. We've been so busy, busy, busy that I've barely had time to blog.

But we did snap a picture this week. I plan to be better about taking weekly pictures from now on. This time around, though, my belly will be covered. I'm not sure why I thought I'd want photo documentation of my bare skin stretching and growing during my pregnancy with Rowan. Older and wiser now, I guess.

I'm feeling good at this point. The nausea subsided some time ago, and I even eat eggs without gagging! Chipotle still isn't my fav, but I think that's probably just a case of burrito burnout.

My energy level is decent, and I can move around without trouble. We've started visiting the pool and going on family walks for exercise. I park on the top level of the parking ramp and take the stairs at work.

We're eating TONS of veggies, thanks to our community supported agriculture share. And I'm trying to eat lots of healthy proteins as well.

I have no idea how much weight I've gained so far, since we don't have a scale. I gained about 40 pounds with Rowan, though, so I won't be surprised if this pregnancy follows that pattern. (But I would be absolutely FINE if it didn't!)

I've been feeling Bubs kick since about 16 weeks. Kyle felt a little nudge on the outside of my belly around 18-19 weeks. Rowan still hasn't felt him move and is quite frustrated! Bubs even got a little lecture the other day about not kicking hard enough! ("C'mon, Bubs, it's me! Your big brother!")

I'm now solidly in maternity shirts. I can still wear some of my prepregnancy dress pants with a BeBand, but I'll likely need to invest in some more maternity clothes soon.

That's enough rambling for now! Time for bed!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eating Our Way Through Our CSA

When you sign up for a community supported agriculture share in Minnesota, expect a lot of greens early in the season. A lot of greens.

On the first day, make yourself a HUGE salad using your mixed greens. Throw some of your green garlic and herbs into a homemade balsamic dressing. Top it with some local goat cheese and some berries from a place far sunnier than here.

Then, because you've barely made a dent in your mixed greens, have another salad with breakfast.

And how about other salad with dinner? After all, maybe you didn't get enough salad for lunch!

The next night, you could mix it up by sautéing your rainbow chard and topping it with some local parmesan. But don't forget to eat another HUGE salad along with it! Use some of your herbs and green garlic in a pan sauce for your steak. Mmmm.

How about some little radish toasts to go along with your next night's salad?

Or some chicken for a main course? Once again, green garlic and herbs can flavor a nice little pan sauce.

Feel free to round out a meal with some yummy cheesy broccoli!

Then, when a week has passed and you're stuffed to the brim with vegetables, head to your drop site to pick up yet another box full of green goodies.

(And try not to feel overwhelmed!)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Definitely a Boy!

The ultrasound tech said she would have had a hard time hiding it. Naturally, Kyle was a proud papa. ;-)

Meet our sweet baby boy! I shall be the queen of this house! (Hmmm. Where can I build a second bathroom?)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Boy or Girl...or Both?!

Tomorrow is the big ultrasound! Here are Rowan's thoughts on the eve of our big reveal.

I have to say, I truly hope we won't have to figure out what to do if Bubs is "both"! ;-)

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