Sunday, August 29, 2010

16 weeks

Last week I did the 15 week profile and survey late and nothing has changed since then so I am not doing another survey.
16 Weeks
Confession.  I have been sucking in a little.  It is what I am used to doing.  Tonight I did both so I could see the difference.
This weekend was about me :)
Saturday I relaxed by the pool while finishing my latest James Patterson book, got a mani/pedi and had a nice dinner with friends.  Considering there is only one more weekend left for the pool to be open, it made sense to go again today!  It was beautiful.  I also realized it was time to update my wardrobe with my growing belly.
I went to Target and only left with clearance t-shirts and tank tops

Then went to Motherhood in search of skirts and pants
There were actually quite a few pants/capris that I really liked, but I went with a budget and needed to stick to it!  Two pairs of pants that can be worn for work or play and a pair of cuffed denim capris.  I was hoping to find a cute top but nothing jumped out at me.  
It would be nice if Greensboro had more than one Maternity store (besides Target and Kohls).

OH! I also got a call yesterday that I won a gas card from a local builder!  They catered lunch at our school and if we went for a tour of their model home, our name was entered into a drawing!! Woot Woot! It came at a great time since I am on E :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Baby Gear

Last night I drug Justin to a Moms of Multiple consignment sale.  We were going in hopes of finding a good deal on a jogging stroller.  We left with nothing and feeling very overwhelmed.  Poor Justin, he was one of the only men there!  He was my research guy so I needed him :)  I think the trip would have been more productive if we knew the genders.
He had promised if we were there less than an hour, he would take me out for Mexican! (he would have anyway)   Oh, the Mexican was so good.. but I ate my body's weight of chips.  Left feeling miserable.  On the way home, I knew we would be passing Babies R Us so J was sweet enough to walk around for a few to make me feel better :)  We looked at pack and plays, high chairs and some other fun things!

Only 19 more days til we find out the gender of our babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I've been thinking!  My blog was supposed to be about Food, Fun and Fitness - hence the name.  Things have changed.  Since becoming pregnant, there have been very few post about food or fitness.  I think I want to start another blog just for my pregnancy and the babies.  I'll still keep this one bc I hope to be picking up cooking and the love for food again and I BETTER be getting my butt back in fitness!
I keep procrastinating bc I really want to come up with a fun name.  I feel like this one is Bor-ing!  Babies are fun so they need a fun name!

Random comment
You know how I was making friendship bread?  Well I kept one of my starter bags bc I loved it so much and yesterday I came home to batter on the floor. sigh.
Today was the day to bake my delicious bread :(  Somehow, the bag opened by itself while I was at work and spilled on the floor.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

15 week survey and profile

Baby A
not very clear (to me) all I see is umbilical cord and slight features in the face

Baby B
much more clear! I think B already looks like Justin!

For some reason, the first post I wrote was not acceptable to the blog world and was deleted? I had filled out a pregnancy survey and now I don't feel like it!
I'll condense!

How far along?  15w 2d
Weight gain?  4 lbs
Maternity clothes?  I have one skirt I wear, but still wearing most of my clothes
Best moment this week?  a surprise ultrasound to see our babies!
Gender?  Find out Sept 15th! can't wait :)
Movement? not yet
Food Cravings?  Still have a hard time finding things I like.  My go to is noodles with red sauce.  NO sweets!
What I miss:  Sleeping on my stomach!
Sleep:  pretty good.. see above and I am having to get up a few times a night to tinkle!
What I'm looking forward to?  finding out gender and feeling them move!
Symptoms?  I've had a good week so nothing to report!

*not happy with the profile pic this week.  Justin was tired and I had to nag him to take pics... this was the best one - better next time!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

Last night I went to see this movie with my Mom and Cousin.  I'll start off with - I LOVE Julia Roberts!  I don't think I have seen a movie that she starred in that I didn't like.  I had all intentions in reading this book before seeing the movie.  I thought it was a good movie and I would def. recommend.  My mom, on the other hand, was bored half way through.  It was almost 2.5 hrs and we were cramped in the very back row so that might have something to do with it!
I did not order popcorn bc every time I do, I feel sick.  Couldn't resist the smell and had some of mom's.  UGH. mistake!  It was swimming in butta! lots of it! So much that Mom's pants had grease stains.  Even though I only had a few bites, I felt like a BLIMP!

Yesterday was 15 weeks!! Justin got home late last night so I did not get my profile pic.  I think I'll wait til Tuesday when I have more info.  I go for an u/s Tues. morning!  Can't wait to see my babies :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to Work

I have mixed feelings about going back to work tomorrow.  On the positive, I like routine and schedule.  This summer has had no routine.  I get lazy when there is no structure so I am glad to have that back. OH, I should mention it will be VERY nice to have a paycheck again!!!  I also think it will help time pass more quickly.  I feel these past 3.5 months have been snail slow.  I am so ready to really feel pregnant - show and actually wear the cute prego clothes and I am dying to find out the sex.  A little less than a month and we'll know but that seems so far away.
On the negative... I will be getting up at 6am (my husband has no pity) and working til 4:30.  I bet I'm going to be exhausted when I get home :) AND I'll miss hanging out with Coltrane, our 14 yr old black lab.  He is going to miss me too. 

Confession:  I have been so bored today and tonight I couldn't take it I went and looked at baby clothes.  Am I psycho? maybe!  I wanted to buy something so bad BUT I with held.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Amish Friendship Bread

Have you ever been given a starter bag of Amish Friendship Bread?  When we were in NJ Justin's cousin passed out starter bags.  This bread was so delicious I couldn't wait to make some of my own!
Yesterday was the day all the magic happened!
It started with the 10 day old fermented batter
Add the rest of the ingredients
Make 4, 1 cup starter bags to give away
Add your choice of a fruit and/or nut mixture to your batter
I added a cranberry/nut mixture
Then bake!  The pan is coated with a cinnamon/sugar mix and smells like heaven while cooking!
It makes two loaf pans!

So good! Very happy with the fruit/nut mixture I chose!  I have only given away one starter bag so I need to pass those out before I am making 3 more bags of bread!

Weight Watchers

After 2 years going to WW, I became a lifetime member.  This means you have hit and maintained your goal weight for three months.(i think it's three).  This summer marked 2 years at lifetime and 4 years as a WWer. 
Yesterday I peeked in to tell my old leader that I was pregnant!  She was thrilled.  She also told me that I needed to weigh in bc I haven't weighed in as a pregnant woman.  This means I would pay $13 for missing the past months and after the twins are born I can go back FREE for up to three months to get back to my goal weight!
So, here I was this morning picking out my lightest outfit to weigh in!  Weird thing... I was down 1.8 since last time I went!  According to that weight, I have only gained 1.5 lbs this pregnancy.

Time to go eat waffles! ha!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

14 weeks

We finally took a profile picture.  Sorry for the messy background and beautiful pjs!  I can really notice the "bump" when I'm lying down.  So cool :)

Although not very comfortable, I can still wear most of my clothes.  Last night I tried the rubber band around the button trick and it worked pretty good!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Finally! I have pictures! 

My BFF and her sweet husband, Steve
My God Children, Ella (4) and Dylan (6)
Ashley's parents live in a beautiful house overlooking the Tampa Bay
Love her!

Beach Haven, NJ

There was lots of cornhole played!
We got up early to go crabbing!
so gross.. a spider crab, he went back in
It got a little slow, so we started using bait and a net

We woke up at 3:30 Sunday morning to head to the Jersey Girl Triathlon in Long Branch, NJ
Swimmers getting ready
Cousin Jamie getting ready to transition to the run
(I would have fallen off the bike if I tried to dismount like that!
Mother-in-law   She loves these competitions and got first place in her age group in the SheRox Tri in Philly!

That's enough!  Back to reality in one week!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Today I was surrounded by inspiring people - historians, leaders, big dreamers and two women in particular.  They have huge hearts and do so much for other people.  I should preface with the fact that I have a very low self esteem and always worry that others will think I'm not good enough, not smart enough or that I will fail.  But tonight, while having a late dinner with these two ladies, I realized one of the reasons I am so excited to be a Mom.... I have never, not even a second, thought I would fail or been scared of failure.  Now, I am speaking before my children are even born, BUT I look forward to that moment where I can take on something I feel passionate about, a moment where I don't have to feel that I am going to fail, or look stupid.  Sure there will be lots of learning to do and many curve balls, but I am ready to take them on!  (I hope I am not putting a huge jinx on my dream!)

On another note, I am sorry for the boring post and lack of pictures...going to find a time tomorrow when I can download and just have a wordless Saturday!

Off to dream happy and positive thoughts!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pregnancy Highlights!

My camera is dead and we keep forgetting to take a profile picture or I will remember when we are turning lights out for bed... hopefully tomorrow!

How far along:  13. 5 weeks
Total Weight loss/gain:  2 lbs
Maternity Clothes:  Not yet! - but I have a feeling they will come soon!
Best moment this week:  scheduling date to find out genders!
Gender: find out Sept 15th!!
Movement: none yet, but at my 12 week u/s I saw them jumping around!! so cool!
Food Cravings:  Mac and Cheese (either Boston Market or Velveta Cups) have been my go to, but pretty much any comfort food.  I still don't have any desire for sweets
What I miss:  A good, cold turkey sandwich and diet coke
Sleep:  Still sleeping pretty good.  Starting to have to get up for br during the night
What I'm looking forward to: next u/s on the 24th
Belly Button: in
Symptoms:  still get occasional stomach aches and tire easily

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jersey Shore!

So, my laziness continues - still have not uploaded my pictures from Tampa.  We are now headed to the Jersey Shore..not Seaside! Beach Haven!  Super excited for a relaxing week....not looking forward to the drive!
I will have lots of pictures to share when we return!
AND hopefully I will have a pregnancy survey with pictures! YAY!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Movie reviews, u/s, and Tampa

So, it has been a while and I have lots to catch up on!
I'll have to post Tampa pics later bc I am to lazy to upload right now.  Had a great time! Love my best friend and her kiddos!

Had my 12 week u/s today!! Woo Hoo! 1st trimester down, two to go!!
Both babies are doing great and were very bouncy! It was so cool to see them jumping around :)  We get to find out the sex on Sept. 15 - CAN'T WAIT!

This past weekend I saw three movies
1. Inception: I didn't love it but the other 7 people that went loved it!  Maybe I didn't get it!
2. Finally saw the first Sex and the City!! Loved it!
3.  Dinner with Schmucks:  pretty funny, a little long.  Steve Carell is great!

NJ bound on Wednesday!