Monday, August 24, 2009

In a rush...

So like I said, my BIG ultrasound is in less than 2 weeks! Yay!!! I can't wait, but I really don't want to rush things. I love being pregnant - it has been a great pregnancy so far with minimal sickness, slight tiredness, and only a few "I feel like I am going to pop" moments. I am sure many more are coming as my belly gets bigger and bigger though. I had to clean out my closet this weekend and make room for things that actually fit! Maternity shirts are the new me... woohoo! Oh well! It will be worth it in the end. I can't wait to see my little one, but I want to cherish the moment we are in, for I know that there will be plenty of time to hold it, love it, and cuddle it, but only for these few months will I get to have this particularly special bond with my baby!

"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone." Author: Unknown

So, who thinks it's a boy? What about a girl? Come on people, COMMENT ALREADY... I know you all have an opinion!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WEEK 18: Sweet Potato

So I am in week 18 of my pregnancy today! Woohoo! Almost half way there!!! "The Bump's" weekly update says the baby is the size of a sweet potato. Awww... my little sweet potato! It also says, the baby has become amazingly mobile, passing the hours yawning, hiccuping, rolling, twisting, kicking, punching, sucking and swallowing. And, the baby's finally big enough that I'll be able to feel those movements soon. I still haven't felt the baby move yet, well, I am sure I have and just haven't realized it - I have felt some things, but nothing that I am certain is our little one moving around in there! Everyone says I should start feeling it regularly soon. I can't wait! When I went to the doctor last week, she was trying to hear the heartbeat and it was moving so much that she kept losing it, then it would move to the other side of my stomach and she would have to go find it again and again! She said it was VERY active at this stage. Only 2 more weeks until my BIG ultrasound! I can't wait to find out if we are having a boy or a girl! What do you think? Boy or Girl? Come on - you have a 50/50 shot at getting it right!

Also, in honor of the Sweet Potato....

Here is Mamaw Wardlow's Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe!!! I might have to fix this soon - it sounds delicious, but doesn't everything at this point!
1 can sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
pecans or mar shmallows (optional)

Boil sweet potatoes with juice in pan for a few minutes. Combine sugar and butter in skillet til dissolved (over medium heat). If dry, add a little of the sweet potato juice. Put potatoes in skillet, if too dry add some more of the juice. Cook for 5-1o minutes. Put in casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Top with marshmallows or pecans! Bake until brown.

(Can add chunk pineapple (drained) during skillet stage).

Jumping in to the Blog World...

My first post....

I don't have much to say yet, but I thought it was about time to get with the times and get a blog! The purpose of this blog is yet to be determined although, I know it will be about my life and it will be more than just words! I hope to post pictures, tips, recipes, baby updates or whatever else my heart desires!!! One thing I do know is that it will be about my family, me, my husband, and I guess by now everyone knows "I AM EXPECTING"! (well anyone who will actually read this anyways) so yeah it will be about the baby too and how we are so excited to introduce our little bundle of joy into this crazy world!!! Well, I can't wait to get started posting about daily events, doctors visits, and posts about well, nothing!!! I bet you can't wait to read them either! Must go for now - be back in a bit, with something insightful, I am sure.