Monday, May 21, 2012

My Face Is Out of the Toilet

19 weeks of this pregnancy down, crazy I'm about to the halfway point. I haven't thrown up for three days, so I'm confident I'm done doing that for a while. At least until the acid reflux rears its ugly head.
My belly button is already starting to pop out, seems kinda soon to me. I'm starting to feel movement more often now, especially when I yawn. Perhaps my lungs are invading on his/her space?
In a couple weeks we are scheduled for an ultrasound, but are not yet sure whether we will follow through with it. We've been swinging back and forth, talking about the pros and cons, and just can't seem to decide what we want to do.
The reason to get one would be to make sure there are no abnormalities that would make a vaginal birth out of the question. Of course these are very rare, but do still happen.
The reason not to would be potential risks, known and unknown. If you want to read some, go here.
What would/did you do? Any advice?


FYI - All my belly pics will probably happen at night, in bad lighting, with me in sweats. That's how I operate.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I don't often make lasagna, in fact I've only made it once before today and it didn't turn out too good. It wasn't my fault, I swear. The recipe called for uncooked noodles and that was the mistake on their part.
Well today Mason and I made a mighty fine lasagna (with uncooked noodles) in the crock pot. It was so easy and it was nice my little kitchen sidekick could help out. I think it may have been the best I've ever had. I had three helpings.. but that could be due to my current ravenously hungry state of pregnancy.

I'm no food photographer.. that string of cheese makes it pretty obvious.

Mason helped me out by putting the noodle layers in, although most of the time he just wanted to use the noodle as a spoon to eat the tomato sauce. When we were done, he went crazy with what was left of that sauce.


Here's the recipe in case you are interested:

Looking back at it now, I noticed I changed more than I thought. I only had cottage cheese (not ricotta), plain ol' tomato sauce (not Italian, so I added some Italian-ish spices), no parmesean cheese, I didn't even see there was an onion in it (oops). I guess I'm not the best recipe follower. I bet it would taste good without the sausage, too.
So if you are like me and love your slow cooker, give this recipe a spin. Or at least some version of it.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I've been too busy playing and sleeping to put together any sort of post lately. Tyler is done with school in a couple days (hooray!) so perhaps I will get back into the groove. Here are some pictures and a video from the last couple of weeks.