Sunday, May 25, 2014

Apple Nachos


I found a new favorite snack! These apple nachos are quick to make and more fun than just eating an apple.

Slice your apple thinly and cover it with whatever you think sounds good on an apple. I melted some peanut butter with coconut oil and sprinkled on some chopped chocolate, pecans, and coconut.

I made a later batch with strawberry rhubarb jam, chopped strawberries, marshmallows, and crushed pretzels.

All the options remind me of a caramel apple store in Long Beach ... I think I can eat these all summer!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Waiting For a Bump: Un-Bump Pictures

I thought I would be one of those pregnant people who took a cute belly picture every week. In two days, I'll be 19 weeks pregnant (almost halfway!) and am still waiting for a bump to happen. I can tell that I look different, my jeans fit tighter, and I feel funny laying on my stomach. However, I mostly just look like I'm putting on weight. So great.

6 weeks
6 weeks
11 weeks
16 weeks
17 weeks
Doctor checkup at 17 weeks was normal! The baby's heart rate was 143, and I'd gained .4 pounds.

Feeling:  Good! I'm sleeping well, feel like I have my normal energy back, and haven't been nauseous since about week 14. If I don't eat right away in the morning, I get light headed and tingly very easily. I'm not a headache person, but weeks 14-15 I had some pretty miserable ones. I tried drinking more, eating more, and sleeping more, but the best thing was caffeine. My doctor told me reasonable amounts of coffee are fine, as long as I am not drinking espresso. I haven't felt the baby move yet.

Craving: Orange juice, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob (with lots of salt and pepper), unsweetened iced coffee. I really haven't been hungry for sweet things -- Jon eats ice cream without me, and the other day he brought home a cookie from work for me and I didn't want it. Also, there are 7 Hershey bars in the pantry for s'mores which are strangely uneaten.

Boy or Girl?: Our ultrasound is scheduled for June 11, and we're hoping to find out then! I don't have "a feeling" either way. Jon is reallllllly hoping for a boy because, his words, "I don't know anything about girls."

Shopping: I'm working on a baby registry on Amazon, but have been avoiding any more baby shopping. So far I have a few boring things like baby hangers and a boppy (no cover), and a some more fun things including a couple outfits and a nursery chair.

Jon is probably putting rockers on this
Also ... tiny irresistible garage sale finds. Not exactly gender neutral.
Looking Forward To: Decorating the nursery, ultrasound, having a bump by family vacation!
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