Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cookies and Feelings

Another blog post where I talk about cookies and emotions? Pregnant  {any} girl's heaven! 
See the first installments of cookies and feelings here and here.  

Feelings

Happy that it is almost Thanksgiving and almost almost Christmas!
Loving this:
A pro of pregnancy! Suckers!!  What? I have to give birth in March?......Touche!
Excited about my best friends wedding!! And to spend Thanksgiving in Arizona with my family.
Annoyed that I get tired so easily.  By the time I take the full trash bag out, tie it, yell at Ben to come take it outside and then refill with a fresh bag I am ready to call it a day. 
Nervous about above mentioned birth, and healthcare and breastfeeding, and being responsible for a tiny child.
Needing a timeout from politics, for like four years.
Grateful for bloggers and my new lov-ah-The Boppy Preggo Pillow.  You guys all commented and told me it was a must have-came in the mail yesterday-best sleep I have had since I have been pregnant. Cassie+Boppy 4 EVA!
Hoping that this weekend is a good one.

Cookies



Can you smell the fall goodness?  Who does not love some crinkly gingersnaps!  We have been inhaling these the last few days.  I like to warm mine up in the microwave for a couple of seconds and dip them in milk.  These cookies remind me of Christmas and home and now kind of of stretch marks.  This recipe is super easy, the key is to take them out at 8 or 9 minutes even if they don't look done yet, they are!  

Gingersnap Cookies
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup margarine
1 egg

Cream together butter, sugar, egg and molasses.  Add the dry ingredients and mix
Roll into balls and then roll the balls in sugar
Place on ungreased  cookie sheet
Bake @350 for 8-9 minutes.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Baby Making: 20 weeks

my favorite place these days: air mattress, blankets, slippers, TV, Ben
20 Weeks!
Halfway There!
Whenever I hear the words "halfway there" I automatically start singing 
"wo-ah, we're halfway there, WO-AH Living on a Prayer"
The Glee version of course, that show is the only reason I know old people music, my dad is so proud.

Time is staring to speed up, I can't believe how fast October went.
Seeing my body, which has basically been the same since I was 16 change daily is crazy!
I am feeling better these days, I still get nauseous daily but I have not thrown up in a week.
I am still pretty tired and fall asleep usually before 10 on the couch but that is to be expected I guess.

The best part of this whole thing is feeling the baby move though.
I felt it maybe a little at 18 weeks but a couple nights ago there was no doubt that he was kicking.
Every time I feel it I yell at Ben to come and feel it too. 
At first it scared us a little bit and I kept screaming every time it kicked but now I am used to it and love it.

We had our 20 week ultrasound a couple days ago.
It wasn't what I expected, I couldn't really tell what was going on.
We kept asking things like "so it that his head?" and she would say no "that's his stomach"....
So it was hard to really know what we were seeing but 
looks healthy, no cleft lip and definitely a boy!

My biggest complaint these days is sleep, I have not had a full nights rest for months.
I wake up around 4:30 or 5 am every night and have the hardest time falling back asleep.
I am wondering if I should invest in those pregnancy pillows, you know the ones
that look like you are cheating on your husband with but not sure if they are worth it?
Any advice from the pregnant people of the world out there?


I am definitely having some "fat moments" 
The saddest one was when my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding showed up 
and was about 4 sizes too small.  That was sure fun.
I also have my official first stretch marks-they are not on my belly though....think north...
There were tears shed.

I am starting to really imagine our life with a baby.  
I can't wait for someone to entertain me during church, a little one to take naps with and keep me company while Ben is working.  I really am still baby hungry in the sense that when I see one I tear up 
and think I want one and get so excited!

Here are some pictures of the growing fruit basket




I know we need a real camera.
Donations are readily accepted.

Also I am aware I am looking down in most of these,
not to appear emo but in all the ones where I 
am looking at the camera I have a fatty-fat-face so....
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