Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Great Give Away!

This would be a great one for me to win! With Ella on the way, we could totally use these postcards for her birth announcements! Keep your fingers crossed for me folks!

Of course.. I guess you could enter for yourself too :P

For all those new and not so new mommies out there...

I am really looking into finding out what products are great and not so great and in my research I cam across this other blog. "Deal"ectible Mommies. I really liked it and so I thought I would share it with you!

Today I entered this giveaway. It looks like they have a pretty good amount of giveaways and I for one plan to try and win me some free swag! Woohoo!

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Do you think my left ankle looks swollen??

So, most of the writings about swelling when pregnant tell a woman to watch for more swelling in one leg/ankle/foot over the other. What do you think??

Yeah... that bit of advice is kind of useless for me huh? I can't WAIT for this to be over. Ramen Noodles for lunch probably didn't help...

Completed Recipe #2

From The Kitchen of: Calloway Deegan
Recipe For: Chocolate Peppermint Bark
1 lb chocolate almond bark

Crushed up peppermint (as much as you want i guess..i used candy canes)

White chocolate chips (just enough for drizzling on top)

Vegetable oil
Wax Paper
1. Melt chocolate bark in microwave according to directions on back of package
2.Mix in the crushed up peppermint
3. Spead onto wax paper on a baking sheet
4. Melt white chocolate chips in microwave, 45 seconds at med power then stir, add a small amount of vegetable oil to this to thin and heat for another 20 seconds if necessary. (add more oil if necessary to thin it enough to drizzle)
5. Sprinkle a small amount of additional crushed peppermint over the spead out bark and drizzle with white chocolate.
6. Place in freezer until hard.
Yields ALOT! lol


Completed Recipe #1

From The Kitchen of: Calloway Deegan
Recipe For: No Bake Ritz Chocolate Peanut-butter Cookies
48 Ritz Crackers
24 tsp-tbs P'nut Butter (depending on how much you like p'nut butter)
1 bag milk chocolate chips
Wax Paper
1. Using 2 crackers and your desired amount of p'nut butter make 
24 p'nut butter cracker sandwiches
2. Melt chocolate chips in microwave
3. Coat the cracker sandwiches completly in the chocolate and place on wax paper
4. Top with sprinkles and allow to cool

Yields 24 cookies

And the baking begins...

STAGE 1: Ingredients... minus the eggs which are still in the fridge and the zucchini which Sean is going to the store to get for me because I forgot it. :)

Merry Christmas from me and the bump!

 Just a quick self portrait taken with the 10 second delay...and almost as quick of a Photoshop edit :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our baby girl...10 weeks-32 weeks

Well, I thought I would take this time to post some of the ultrasound pictures that have been taken through out this pregnancy. I am so excited for the time when I will be posting pictures of her outside of me, but until then...

She was soooo tiny :) Her whole body fit in the picture

She kind of looks like and alien in the one on the left. She is facing down and looking to the left.The one on the right I debated about posting but here it is...  The day we were to find out if our baby was a girl or a boy Sean had to work. I asked the ultrasound tech not to tell me but instead to please write it down and place it in an envelope. She was great and I drove straight to see Sean after my appointment. We actually met up in a Wendy's parking lot and when we opened the envelope he didn't even see the text but knew it was a girl beacuse I started jumping up and down and sqealing in delight. I was so happy that it was a girl! We called our parents and a few others and then had lunch. Sean lauged at me for telling all of the Wendy's workers that we were going to have a baby girl...hmmm... maybe we should have named her Wendy??

This one really excites me. She no longer looks like an alien AND you can see her cute litte nose and mouth. She was opening and closing her mouth and at one point it looked like she was blowing bubbles. :)

Who do you think she looks like? Her chubby cheeks make me smile.

She's getting so big that you can't see her as well. That is kind of odd to me. Ultrasounds are harder to read at the beginning and the end. During the middle you can see a lot and it's pretty easy to figure out what you are looking at. Even without my handy-dandy  labels.

See what I mean....

I have a few that I haven't scanned in yet and I will do that later.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the growth of our little Ella up to this point. I can't wait to share her with everyone in the future!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ok.. i know pretty pathetic...

I know this has been pathetic. Last time I posted I was upset that it had been a month between posts and now, it's been, oh... I don't know...6 months! Wow. Well alot has happened in that time.

We found out we were pregnant the day after my last post. I started my new job. I lost my new job. And now we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our little girl Ella Grace. Yeah... I know that's pretty short for everything. But really, how am I supposed to recap 6 months???

Ella Grace is due to arrive February 8th but I'm thinking and hoping she comes a little early. My most recent ultrasound put her at 4 pounds 7 ounces. She is very active and likes to really tumble at night when I am trying to chill.

We can't wait to meet her. I am really going to try and update this on a regular basis so that our friends and family will be able to see more of Ella once she is here. So, if you haven't seen an update in a while... tell me to update!

Night for now!