Friday, August 30, 2013

22 Weeks

When I was 17-20 weeks I was feeling amazing! These past two weeks have not been so good to me which was a little disappointing. I have had so much stomach pain from indigestion to the point I will get a low grade fever. It hasn't been very comfortable and I think this added to me being emotional. Emotional to a totally irrational level of crying about everything! Hoping this ends soon and that I can finish enjoying my second trimester.

I have loved rocking the growing belly though, and I can feel her a lot more now. Rolling around, bouncing around but my favourite is when she gives me a good kick! Taylor loves getting the chance to feel her kick, rare but sometimes she will kick hard enough that he can feel them. Such a fun moment to share with him, melts my heart.

This was the best shot we got of Baby Phillips from my 20 wk ultra sound

She did a little dance for us, and the ultra sound tech said she was a very active baby! I have an anterior placenta which means its harder for me to feel the baby move but when I do I enjoy ever second of it.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Our New Glider

I always hear or see pictures on people buying ugly stuff for cheap and making them amazing. I never thought I would be capable of doing it myself. But I found this old glider on ksl for only $29 and I couldn't help but buy it and take on the challenge.

This is the before of the Glider

What we did:

- Took the pads to the bathtub and gave me a really good wash
- Took the whole glider apart, primed, sanded, then painted each section
- Put back the rocker
- We got a big roll of foam from Hobby Lobby and I used the old cushions and traced a pattern onto the foam and cut pieces of foam in the same shape
- My Mom made grey linen slip covers and we put both the old cushions and the foam pieces into the slip covers
- I made a new cover for the springs and threw the old white one you see in the photo above, I replaced it with a quilted piece of mustard canvas and batting

Taa Daaaa!!!

Sorry I just can't help but be so happy about this chair. It is literally exactly what I wanted (which was impossible to find) and it only cost us around $60 when most wooden gliders were starting at $150 - $500.

Don't mind us testing paint right behind the rocker!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

H A L F W A Y!!!

I can hardly believe it is only half way, I feel like that makes the baby sound so far away! But non the less it is an accomplishment we have a long way's till baby will arrive but I am sure most of it will fly by. I am just so happy being pregnant right now, so many fun things to do and I am finally in the "feeling amazing" stage. Trying to enjoy this stage as much as possible before I get huge, hot and exhausted.

We are totally in love with this little girl! If only I could pick a name...

How far along are you? 20 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Can't go without them! Although I can still fit lots of my non-maternity tops on they aren't very flatter and full in all the wrong places. 

Sleep: Having a hard time sleeping, between mid night snack, peeing, and the aching pain in my sides I mostly toss and turn all night.

Best moments: Feeling the baby move, and best of all kick! She rarely kicks, but Taylor has been lucky to feel her kick. He felt 3 big kicks this morning! So amazing to share together.

Missing anything? Mostly sleep right now.

Movement? Yes! Mostly when I am laying on my back before bed late at night, or early in the morning.

Food Cravings: I am eating a ton of food right now, I am usually hungry all day every day so I'll take anything! Craving donuts, but haven't had a single one.

Queasy or Sick? Only when I get too hungry, or I smell something gross.

Gender: Having a girl!!

Symptoms: Hungry all the time, and my hips have had better days! One day last week I couldn't even walk normal. My sides get all achy, like someone has punched me while I am sleeping.

Belly Button in or Out? In, but getting shallow!

Happy or Moody? Very Happy!!

Looking Forward to: Seeing the baby during my 20 week ultra sound in two days.
Also putting together the nursery next week with my Mom

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Skinny Taco Soup

We made this soup tonight. I would say it was more of a chilli but non the less is was very yummy, and so amazingly simple it was crazy how easy it was. Those are the kind of meals I am loving these days. Hope you guys enjoy trying it out.

1 pound ground lean turkey meat
2 cans or 1 big can of diced tomatoes (I used the fire roasted)
1 package low sodium taco seasoning (I used 2)
1 can tomato soup 
1 can dark kidney beans
3 small cans diced olives
1 can corn

1. Brown the ground turkey meat.
2. Add all of the cans into the pot.
3. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.  Let simmer for about 20 minutes.
3. That’s it!  So easy!  Enjoy
Serves 8.5

Recipe was taken from The Recipe Critic

Friday, August 9, 2013

Let the fun begin!

We are going totally baby crazy over here. Almost half way through the pregnancy and I am going full gear baby I don't want to be shopping or trying to work on stuff when I am huge so we are getting things started.

Crib is all set up
Glider is purchased for only $29 sanding starts tonight!
We got a stash of used baby clothes which we have been organizing, washing, and folding
Newborn clothes are almost so tiny you can't fold them!

Needles to say we are both overly excited over here with all the baby stuff. I am finally organizing and unpacking into our condo, took me long enough right!? So I apologize for the long wait but hopefully in the next couple weeks this place will actually be put together and I'll finally post pictures of our new home. It amazes me how much stuff the two of us have collected over the past 3 years.

Taylor and I will both be starting our big kid jobs with our degrees this monday. This feels kind of huge for us! I am officially a trainer at Gold's Gym, and Taylor is working for a local company that has been featured in Forbes magazine this year! Ahh it all seams so crazy to us to actually be settling down, this is our 10th place is less then 3 years of marriage so it's about time.