Thursday, July 23, 2015

Oh, The Places I Would Like to Go!

Hi Lovelies!

I hope everyone has had a great day!! Ours was fine, just filled with doctor's appointments for the Husband and spending time with The Little. 

Today, I thought I would share some of the places that I can only dream of visiting. 

The first is, Greece. It looks so beautiful and is in my top four places that I would like to visit.



The second place I would like to visit would have to be Italy. 



This is another beautiful place. It's breathtaking and I would love to visit one day.

The third place I would like to visit would be Paris, even it's just too see the Eiffel Tower.




The last place that I would like to visit is, England. 


Writing this post actually reminded me of one of my favorite movies, European Vacation. LOL!! Great movie by the way!



What are some of the places you would like to visit?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cadence-- 36 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is : July 21, 2015

How far along: I am sitting at 36 weeks.

Total weight gain: I lost some weight but I have gained about 5 pounds back. 

Baby is the size of a: head of romaine lettuce. She now weights alm




What is going on with the babe: She is breech and she is sitting right on my cervix with her legs straight out and her upper body is folded over her legs, where her face is right in front of her feet.She is still in this position (she's been in this way for weeks).


What's going on with Mama:  I'm starting to get uncomfortable when sleeping. I'm starting to get hot very easily and I feel huge.

Baby is:  A Girl!!!

And her name is--- Cadence Rose Maya
Maternity clothing: Bottoms, absolutely. Tops, still wearing non-maternity which means that i am wearing men's t-shirts size 3X to 4X.

Sleep: Tossing and turning with potty breaks in the middle of the night. Also, I am snoring and loudly too. (Still doing all of this!), amazinglythe heartburn is finally gone, but sleep is getting more  uncomfortable with all the kicks and jabs coming from the baby.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!! She moves all the time!!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, just sweets since I cannot have them right now.

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne
-Braxton Hicks contractions
-Frequent potty breaks
-Round ligament pain

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:

Third trimester with Angelina was a bit easier than with this one. With this one, I have had heartburn almost daily and I have had more braxton hicks contractions. I have been going to weekly appointments and getting weekly NTS's and weekly ultrasounds ( I love seeing the baby every week).

I have finally gone a week without going to Labor and Delivery unexpectedly. 

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!! She has been sick this weekend and she is finally back to her normal and giggly self.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to: Keeping her in my belly as long as I can and seeing the baby again at the appointment. 

~Angie

Monday, July 20, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Good evening Lovelies!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. My poor little girl was sick all weekend. She started running a fever on Saturday and on Sunday we had to take her the emergency room because I just could not get her fever to come down. Today she is doing much better and is back to normal. I just hate seeing her sick, it just breaks my heart.


On the weather front:

Well, it looks like the triple digits have arrived. I have lived in Oklahoma all of my life and I am still not used to this kind of weather.


On my bedside table:

Terms of Endearment
The Evening Star

What's on my TV today:

Still watching Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, The Wonder Years.

I plan on watching some movies as well; Click, The Lost Boys, Steel Magnolias Fried Green Tomatoes just to name a few.

On the menu tonight:

Frozen pizza (Hubby and the Little) Peanut butter toast, milk, and oranges (for me)

Menu for this week:

Since I did not follow this menu plan, I'm going to be using it again for this week.

Monday: Frozen pizza
Tuesday: Chicken in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, salad, and fruit

Wednesday: Sandwhiches (Tuna or chicken salad)

Thursday: Garlic chicken, mashed potatoes green beans

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Pot roast with potatoes and carrots

Sunday: Beans (Lunch) Burritos (Supper)

On my To Do list:

Laundry
Kitchen
Living room
Dining room
Bathrooms
Bedrooms

New recipe I want to try:

This is a recipe that I have been wanting to try for some time now! It looks absolutely yummy!

 White Chicken Enchiladas
In the craft basket:

I'm still working on stickers for my shop and  hope to have a sale sometime this week. I'm going to have a sale for the 4th of July starting on Wednesday. So, be on the look out for a special code that I will providing.

Looking forward to this week:

My next OB appointment and the ultrasound that will check her weight and fluid levels. 


 I haven't read to many blogs this week.

Favorite photo from last week:

 Lessons I learned from  last week:

Sometimes keeping my mouth shut is the best thing that I can do.

On my mind:

Still wondering if we will ever be organized before out little girl gets here.

Devotionals, prayers, and bible verses:

I love this bible verse, so I think I will use it again this week.
~Angie

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday Letters (Saturday Edition)

Hi Lovelies!!

I meant to post this last night, but it turned out to be a bad night and I forgot about posting last night.  Anyways, here's another edition of Friday Letters. Hope you enjoy!!

Dear Baby Girl, you finally have name!! Candence Rose Maya, we cannot wait to meet you, only 5 weeks left please stay put until then. 

Dear Neighbors, please keep your dogs queit. They are keeping us awake at night with all of the constant barking.

Dear Paul, thank you for helping out with all of the house work while I have been on moderate bedrest. I really do appreciate it!!! I love you!!

Dear Car, I seriously need to clean you out, like tomorrow.

Dear Hair, I really need to make an appointment to have you cut. You are getting shaggy and I cannot do a thing with you! I promise soon!!

Dear Readers, thank you for reading even though sometimes I know I don't make any sense. Thank you for hanging in there with me. You are the best!! 

Have a nice Saturday!!

~Angie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Baby Girl- 35 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is : July 15, 2015

How far along: I am sitting at 35 weeks and 1 day.

Total weight gain: I lost some weight but I have gained at 4 pounds back. 

Baby is the size of a: Honey dew and she weighs approximately 5 and 1/4 pounds and is 18 inches long.



What is going on with the babe: She is breech and she is sitting right on my cervix with her legs straight out and her upper body is folded over her legs, where her face is right in front of her feet.She is still in this position (she's been in this way for weeks).


What's going on with Mama:  I'm starting to get uncomfortable when sleeping. I'm starting to get hot very easily and I feel huge.

Baby is:  A Girl!!!

And we have a name picked out!! I will announce the name tomorrow!
Maternity clothing: Bottoms, absolutely. Tops, still wearing non-maternity which means that i am wearing men's t-shirts size 3X to 4X.

Sleep: Tossing and turning with potty breaks in the middle of the night. Also, I am snoring and loudly too. (Still doing all of this!), and the heartburn is still there. Sleep is getting uncomfortable with all the kicks and jabs coming from the baby.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!! She moves all the time!!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, just sweets since I cannot have them right now.

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne
-Braxton Hicks contractions
-Frequent potty breaks
-Round ligament pain

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:

Third trimester with Angelina was a bit easier than with this one. With this one, I have had heartburn almost daily and I have had more braxton hicks contractions. I have been going to weekly appointments and getting weekly NTS's and weekly ultrasounds ( I love seeing the baby every week).

I have been to Labor and Delivery three times since coming back from OU Medical Center. Everything checked out just fine with Baby Girl every time which makes me feel better. 

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!!Her bedtime routine has gotten a little bit easier. I just hope it continues.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to: Keeping her in my belly as long as I can and seeing the baby again at the appointment. 

~Angie

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tasty Tuesday- S'mores Cheesecake

Hi Lovelies!!!!

 I finally found a recipe that combines my two favorite desserts--- s'mores and cheesecake!!! This recipe looks so delicious and I cannot wait to make it this fall. I searched and searched the interwebs until I found the right recipe to make this yummy concoction from the Kraft website. So, here is the recipe that I found and one that I hope to keep in my recipe binder. Enjoy!!

 S’Mores Cheesecake

 

 

 Ingredients

Crust

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake

3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)

Topping

1 cup milk chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/4 cup whipping (heavy) cream

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
     
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all crust ingredients. Remove 1/2 cup mixture for topping; set aside. Press remaining mixture evenly into bottom of pan. Bake 5 minutes or until crust is just turning deep golden around edge.
     
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed, stopping to scrape side occasionally, until smooth. Add brown sugar, marshmallow creme and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition. Use rubber spatula to stir in cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips over crust. Pour batter over chips.
     
  • 4 Bake cheesecake 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 225°F. Bake 55 minutes longer or until cheesecake is set around edge and center is almost set but just slightly wiggly. (Do not insert knife to test doneness because hole could cause cheesecake to crack.) Turn off oven, open oven door slightly and allow cheesecake to cool to room temperature. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
     
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup chocolate chips and the whipping cream over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate chips are melted. Spread over cheesecake and sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup crumbs.
     
  • 6 Cover with foil and refrigerate cheesecake 1 hour or up to 48 hours. Run metal spatula along side of cheesecake to loosen and remove side of pan before serving. Store any leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Currently.....

Hi Lovelies!!

Here is what I am currently doing!! Enjoy!!

Reading: I have been reading like crazy. I just finished this book




and now I have just started this book:





Loving: I'm loving this nursery for our Baby Girl


Dreaming: Meeting our Baby Girl. We are hoping that she stays put until August 11th. I wonder who she will like... me or her daddy? I cannot wait to find out

Wishing: For something sweet. Oh, how I miss my sweets.

Listening: To my husband talking to one of our oldest and dearest friends.

Watching: Gilmore Girls. One of my favorite shows.


What are you currently up to?

~Angie

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Favorites

Hi Lovelies!!

TGIF!! For some reason, summer weekends are just more fun than regular weekends. Am I right? So, speaking of summer, I have been loving every minute of it. From the fireworks on the 4th of July to the Minions movies that we saw today. 

So in the spirit of this sunny season, I rounded up some of favorites things that remind me of summer. 

Favorite summer movie:

The Minions movie.... it was such a cute movie and it must be seen in 3D.



Favorite Summer dessert:

Banana split bites... these little things look so yummy!!



 Summer Storms:

I love the sound of the rain hitting the roof and on the window. It's a very relaxing sound.




My Planner:

I love this!!! It keeps me organized and I love finding new ways to decorate it.


(this image is not mine)

Which one is your favorite?

~Angie

Baby Girl- 33/34 weeks

Hi Lovelies!! 

Here is my update for this week!! 

Today is : July 10, 2015

How far along: I am sitting at 34 weeks and 3 days.
Total weight gain: I lost some weight but I have gained at 4 pounds back. 

Baby is the size of a: Cantaloupe!! As of Monday she weighs approximately 4lbs 13oz.


What is going on with the babe: She is breech and she is sitting right on my cervix with her legs straight out and her upper body is folded over her legs, where her face is right in front of her feet.


What's going on with Mama:  Officially in the I-want-to-live-in-yoga-pants phase, as we enter the third trimester! I am so excited!!! 

Baby is:  A Girl!!!

And we might have a name picked out!! I cannot wait to share it with everyone.

Maternity clothing: Bottoms, absolutely. Tops, still wearing non-maternity which means that i am wearing men's t-shirts size 3X to 4X.

Sleep: Tossing and turning with potty breaks in the middle of the night. Also, I am snoring and loudly too. (Still doing all of this!), and I have been having some pretty bad heartburn. I hope sleeping gets better soon.

Movement: Lots of it and I love it!! She moves all the time!!

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets, just sweets since I cannot have them right now.

Symptoms:
- heartburn
- out of breath quicker
-Acne
-Braxton Hicks contractions
-Frequent potty breaks
-Round ligament pain

How has this pregnancy been different than the first:

Third trimester with Angelina was a bit easier than with this one. With this one, I have had heartburn almost daily and I have had more braxton hicks contractions. I also had a bit of a scare last week where I ended up at OU Medical Center for observation. It was determined that my water did not break and Baby Girl is doing great.

I have been to Labor and Delivery twice since coming back from OU Medical Center. Everything checked out just fine with Baby Girl.

How big sister was this week: She is so excited to be a big sister!!Her bedtime routine has gotten a little bit easier. I just hope it continues.

The best moment(s) of this past week: Time with my family.

I'm looking forward to: Keeping her in my belly as long as I can. 

~Angie