Monday, February 27, 2012
Since I've been making all of our breads homemade, I thought I'd go a step further in making them even healthier by substituting some whole wheat flour in my recipes. I made these muffins tonight, which is a recipe I adapted from one I found online and they were pretty good!
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 egg
Friday, February 24, 2012
this recipe, green and red grapes, cheese balls, and m&m's.
And here's the birthday girl! I don't have very many pictures of her though. She wasn't too cooperative for the camera.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hunter has gotten to feel baby boy move and kick a few times this week, which really has been the first time he's felt anything. He gets a huge smile on his face when he feels it. I love it!
I think that's it for now!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The picture was taken after the service. Isn't my man so handsome?! I'm so in love with him.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
In other news, WE HAVE A NAME!! My baby boy is no longer nameless! It feels good to be able to say that! Just last week before we were even close to having a name, we were talking about him and I almost called him by this name, like we'd already decided on it. It was the weirdest thing. Since then, I was pretty sold on it and Greg decided he was too. And it feels right for him. I'm very happy with our decision. :) Just a reminder, we're keeping it a secret until he's in our arms. I've had 2 friends just yesterday give me a hard time about it but you're not getting it out of me!! ;)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hands down, I was biggest with Hunter, and I think baby boy fits right in between. I was definitely smallest with Kylee...which is odd because I still weigh less now that I did at this point with either of the other two...but I've thought for a while that baby boy's birth size would be between his two siblings, and according to these pictures, it looks like I may be right.
What do y'all think???
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sleep has been better lately thanks to my HypnoBirthing book! As I said in my last post, I've been able to use the relaxation techniques in the book to make my RLS go away and get to sleep without taking medication to help me. I'm very excited about that!
Here's this week's pic:
I had a little girl at church last night come up to me and say, "You're having two babies. I can tell."
I had an ultrasound this morning. If you remember, there was a slightly abnormal number during my anatomy ultrasound with something having to do with his kidneys and so my follow-up ultrasound was today. His kidneys look fine. However, the tech noted some prominence in his third and forth ventricles in his brain. No enlargement, just prominence. I'm not totally sure what this means, and the doctor told me not to worry. But he'd rather be safe than sorry and is referring me to East Carolina University to have a Stage 2 ultrasound done so a specialist can look at it. As far as what it means if there is an issue...he said it could mean 100 different things. So I really don't know. I just know that I'll schedule this next ultrasound at my appointment tomorrow and we'll go from there. My mind has 100 different thoughts running through me head about it all. The doctor told me it's probably nothing to worry about, yet I wonder how much they say just to ease our mind and make us feel better. What what I DO know is that God's got it all under control. And I'm resting in that. Prayers for our baby boy are very much appreciated though.
Here's a couple pics of our (approximate) 3lb 5oz sweet baby boy. :)
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
*Study 5 days a week in 1 Corinthians. Once again, fail. But I did finish the book of 1 Corinthians.
*Make a weekly to-do list, and complete it! I found this printable yesterday, so I'm going to print a few out and give them a try this month. This was a success! I like this printable. I think I'll keep using it as long as it keeps working! I LOVE crossing things off a list, so it definitely helped me.
*Do at least one load of laundry 5 days out of the week. Success, but I actually upped this to 2 loads/day sometime last month. Even if I keep up with 1 load, I start to fall behind by the end of the week.
*Memorize at least 2 more verses, and still remember the last 6. Success! The new verses under my belt are Romans 10:13 and Romans 6:23. And because my mom is so totally awesome, she gifted me the "Fighter Verses" app for my phone. I added all my verses on there and can periodically quiz myself of my old verses, and it has pre-made quizzes for any new verses to help me learn them. I love it!
*Continue making all our breads. Success! I made a couple new recipes this month.
One of those were pita pockets using this recipe. They were good! And WAY cheaper than the package of 4 for $3.50 at the grocery store!
*Stop over-eating! Well, I'd have to say that numbers don't lie...according to the doctor's records I gained 4 lbs in 2 weeks...so I guess this is a total fail. But that happened the first 2 weeks of the month and since then I've been logging my calories again (like I did with Kylee's pregnancy.) I have another regular checkup on Friday and I think these numbers should be much better!
*Send out Kylee's birthday invites. Success! I do have 2 more to deliver, but those are being hand-delivered on Friday.
*Be consistent with Hunter's chore chart. Success! My little man earned over $5 this month! We have divvied up his earnings into Giving, Saving, and Spending envelopes and will be making a trip to Target soon so he can spend what's in his "Spending" envelope.
*Be consistent with Hunter brushing his teeth! Success! Most days I was good about having him brush his teeth when I brushed mine. Just need to continue the good habit!
*Read through Hypnobirthing. Well technically this is a fail, because I haven't finished it. But I'm more than halfway done and have been practicing the techniques in the book. I won't be doing HypnoBirthing to a T, but I'll definitely use a lot of the techniques in it during my labor. I've been using the relaxation techniques at night when I'm trying to sleep and they've actually been so successful that I've been able to get myself to sleep despite my RLS without the help of meds! I haven't needed a sleeping pill in about a week!
*Break Kylee of nursing at night. Success! I actually got right down to business with this one and did it in the beginning of the month. And actually, I weaned her completely. She is a big girl who is now a champ at sleeping through the night and is 100% on cow's milk. Momma was sad to wean, and I cried just like I did with Hunter, but I'll have another nurser soon enough. ;) This past month, (when my bladder cooperated) I had more uninterrupted sleep than I have in over a year! It's been totally awesome.
My theme this month with most of my goals will be organization. I could have a baby next month (oh my goodness!) and I really need to get this house in order!
*Do at least 2 loads of laundry 5 days a week.
*Memorize 2 more verses, and still remember the last 8.
*Organize the kids' closets. In this house, we are blessed with a TON of closet space. The kids each have 2 closets in their rooms, Greg and I each have our own walk-in closets, I have two linen closets, and I even have an extra closet in my kitchen for stuff! The problem with this, however, is that I've kind of exploded behind each closet door. Since there's so much room, I just throw stuff in there and close the door. Since the older two kids will be sharing a room once baby boy is here, I want to go through all 4 of their closets and organize and consolidate.
*Organize my walk-in closet. I kind of exploded in there, too, with all my clothes...
*Organize this shelf:
*Throw a totally-awesome 1st birthday party for Ms. Kylee.
*Have an amazing time with Gregory on the couple's retreat with our church. I'm so excited for this! The last time we had time with just the two of us (for longer than just a dinner-date) was about a month before Hunter was born...over 4 years ago! I'd say a little getaway is LONGGGG overdue!