Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekending // Relaxing Weekend on the Farm

Hope you guys are having a great start to your week!
Linking up with B Loved Boston on this windy Monday. Goodness gracious I feel like the house it about to blow away. I don't know how many times I have said this but I will say it again, I am soooo ready for some warmer weather and sunshine! Just a tad warmer would be great!

Speaking of warmer weather, when that starts to happen baseball happens! Although, around here it has already started.. Coach has been on the phone a lot, helping with school tryouts, and also doing private lessons with some of his kids that went pro last year. He's also put me to work! Info sheets and payments come in, I log all the info and file the player's info accordingly. Pretty soon, if the heat doesn't get to me, I'll be in the stands again watching a new group of kids.

Friday night, we stayed in and the only thing that seemed to look decent was the Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas. I just can't seem to make them as hot as I would like them to be! They were still super delicious!

Saturday, I woke up with some pretty good energy and took myself to the gym ASAP! I got in about 40 minutes on the treadmill, alternating inclines, and a Bi's/Tri's workout from Phase 2 of Jamie Eason's Live Fit Trainer. After those first couple of months or not being able to do much, I can tell that I lost a lot of strength and decided to play it safe and go back to Phase 2. I'll get back to Phase 3!

I don't know how people take so many selfies in the gym... I felt like a total idiot! The bump seems to be sticking out a little farther here. I had sucked down a TON of water! I hope the badonkadonk doesn't get any bigger.. I might be rockin' a Kim K rear! Yikes!
Saturday afternoon we just took it easy and of course, Kyli loves being with whoever has a blanket. And I'm so used to Coach's hair being off his forehead that this just doesn't even look right! I love his hair long and he threatened to shave it yesterday. Soo I guess a trip to the salon is in order for him because I do NOT want him to shave it down with a two guard himself. He's just ready for short baseball hair.

Found this amazing stuff at Ingles Saturday. 

Sunday, we made our way to church for the start of this new series. It was such a great message and will last for 5 more weeks.

We took a walk down to the pond yesterday and it was so pretty! 
Stay tuned! That post coming tomorrow!

No eating out this weekend! I had some peppers that needed to be cooked so I decided on the Shrimp and Poblano Pepper dish I have made this before and added Couscous this time and for dessert.. the famous Peanut Butter Bites.

If you are in the areas that are about to get snow I hope you stay safe and warm!
Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

BUMPDATE // 14 Weeks


14 Weeks
This was taken today.

BABY SIZE // About the size of a lemon.

Big development's for Baby Hop: squinting, frowning, grimacing, peeing, and possibly sucking his/her thumb.
The kidney's are producing urine, the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells, the liver starts making bile this week, and although I can't feel the tiny punches and kicks yet, Baby Hop's hands and feet are more flexible and active.
He/she can grasp, too, and if I had an ultra sound this time, we might could see him sucking a thumb.

MY SYMPTOMS // I've been recording everyday in a book the Dr gave me at my very first appointment. My memory seems shot these days. For the most part this week, I feel like my energy is making its way back but then there are still times when I need a nap and feel like I can't get off the couch. There were a couple of days that I was pretty hormonal, up and down. I mean, how crazy can hormones be??
One morning I cried thinking about delivery day. Thankfully it didn't last long and I got myself together.
My nails are getting soooo long! I don't like them very long because I think long nails are gross but I am loving how strong they are! Normally they break with me shampooing all the time but none yet.
I've been able to drink more water, wahoo for that! My goal this week is to try and drink even more.
The nausea has seemed to ease up but hit me again Thursday while I was getting my hair done.. I think I maybe ate too fast tho but not sure. It's weird to me that it's starting to hit me during the day, especially since it has only been at night.
My stomach was SUPER tight Wednesday night. Very uncomfortable.
And, I've had a little bit of slight cramping off and on, but Dr. Elder told me Monday that was probably just everything stretching and as long as I had no bleeding I was fine. Haven't had any spotting or anything like that at all.

MATERNITY CLOTHES // Still in my clothes, but Friday I used the rubber band trick to "button" my jeans. 

SLEEP // I only had one super horrible night this week. Tossed and turned forever and then by the time I felt like I fell asleep hard, guess what?? Ashley had to pee, and from 5AM to 8AM I was WIDE awake and had to be up sometime soon after that. Oh it was horrible. 

MOVEMENT // None yet!

CRAVINGS // This week I craved a Longhorn house salad with Honey Mustard dressing. And I thought I would lose it if I didn't get it. We ended up at Ruby Tuesday's for the salad bar because it was closer and I must say it did hit the spot.
Nothing else has really sounded good and mostly I've eaten bland foods, except Friday night, I made the Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas again, like Special K cereal, which is probably not the best, and I'm sure Baby Hop is thinking, "Can't this woman eat anything else??"

GENDER // Monday at the doctor we scheduled that Ultra Sound for Monday February 23rd. So exciting! I can't believe it's going that fast that we already have that appointment!

WHAT I MISS // Restful sleep, sleep, sleep!!

WORK OUTS // I only got two workouts in this week, three if you count mine and Coach's walk to the pond. We hoofed it back to the house because there is an incline that you wouldn't think would get ya, but it will get ya for sure.

EMOTIONS // Yikes. I can't even believe I'm about to share this. I mean if I wasn't embarrassed enough with myself after this took place, I'm about to post it where anybody can read it. So. Remember the night I didn't get any sleep? Well the following morning Thursday, was not very good. I was EXHAUSTED and before I knew it, was running late to get to the salon. Coach was up, and was helping me get Mara and Sox back into the house. Now, what I should have done, was wait until Mara and Sox made it back into the house but instead I was on a mission to get on the road, and walked outside while Coach was still getting them into the house. Sox made it, Mara didn't, and I think she wanted to go for a ride because she tried to jump in the car. The whole time, Shane is calling her up to the house and I'm trying to tell her 'on the porch Mara', but she wasn't having it. As I was opening up the car door and trying to keep her out, my knee cap hit the edge of the metal door, HARD.
I. Lost. It.
I screamed bloody murder and the two water bottles I had in my arms, went flying across the yard. I fired those things as hard as I could.
Total childish meltdown.
As I was driving down the road, embarrassment hit me, then anger, and then I just started bawling my eyes out.. you know the ugly cry and everything. And just about the time that got started, Coach was calling me. He was just checking on me and was so sweet and caring and did not blast me one bit for acting so RIDICULOUS! Just tried to comfort me as much as he could over the phone. Ahhh he is SO SO good to me!
He did tell me I had great form throwing for as much as I had in my hands. BAHAHA! So maybe Baby Hop will have some mad athletic skills!
Ok, so there is my embarrassing, ridiculous, hormonal story! Maybe someone reading this needed a laugh so go ahead at my expense! We sure did laugh about it that same night after we both got home.

DREAMS // None this week that really stick out in my mind.

HUBBY'S THOUGHTS // His face lit up so much at our Dr's appointment Monday. I just have to brag on him and say that he has been so patient with me and helps me so much.. offers to cook me something when I don't feel well, rubs my back when it hurts, and I don't think he has wanted me to bring in one grocery bag from the car! He brings all of it in himself even tho I say I can do it.
And, he has started calling Baby Hop, Boo Boo. So sweet he gave him his own nickname.

3 AMIGAS THOUGHTS // Once again they are loving more of my attention I've been able to give and I'm sure they were ready for this Mama to calm down after Thursday! 


Hearing Baby Hop's heartbeat Monday! It was 145 and there were lots of scratching noises that Dr. Elder said was him/her moving around. He seemed to be quite active! I could have stayed even longer to listen to that precious sound. Those appointments seem to go by way too fast!

Oh, and I must admit, the massage I got this week was absolutely amazing and much needed!


Friday, January 23, 2015

oh hey FRIDAY // 5 on Friday

Happy Friday everyone! 
I can't complain about this week... it's been a pretty good one!
Linking up today with these ladies and Karli!
Did I seriously just blog TWO days in a row?? Say whhaa?


I am LOVING these Starbucks gift cards I racked up on for Christmas. My clients must LOVE me. wink, wink 
Whitney and I must have been having a preggo moment Tuesday because this was on our mind pretty much most of the day! I had never tried their Very Berry Hibiscus until recently and it is DELISH my friends! You definitely need to try!


Well, I had every intention of painting a piece of wood I found in the barn with chalkboard paint to record belly pics.. but after my board didn't get cut cough cough I won't name any names I decided a trip to Hobby Lobby was in store for me! I found this beauty and especially couldn't resist with a 40% off!


Got my hair done yesterday! I had about 3-4 inches of ombre roots and decided I needed some blonder locks in my life. Now I just need a tan! Can't take anymore of this pastiness. We got teased with a couple days of high 60's beautiful sunshine and boy was it amazing! I wish I could've just stayed outside all day.


This Buffalo Chicken Quinoa salad looks sooo yummy! 
On the list to try for this weekend!



I've been checking and researching Make-up Airbrush machines the past couple days. After reading lots and lots of reviews, I think I have narrowed it down to one of the best! This has been on my mind for awhile now and something that I am SUPER excited about!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thankful Thursday

First and foremost, I went to the bank Tuesday to finally dispute all the fraudulent charges on my account.. and GUESS WHAT?? There were none there!! Y'all I felt like a complete idiot when the teller couldn't find them, but she said after the bank had already cancelled my card and caught the fraud, they could have just dropped off. I don't know and I don't care how it happened because I am SO THANKFUL they were gone and all my money was in my account.

I went back to my blonder roots today! Oh my goodness it feels great to not have roots. The last night I got my hair done I just wasn't sure what I wanted, so I just colored my roots and tried to make them a little lighter because my natural is a dirty dishwater brown color.. well, over time my hair has turned a little red and I just couldn't take it anymore. Hormones anyone?
Whitney gave me back my nickname, Britney. Ha! Now I just need some color on this pasty skin!

And if you are going to have your hair done, why not get a massage too?? WHOO HOO! Talk about being spoiled today! Man it was just what I needed today. 

I'm so thankful for a patient husband who has been talking great care of me. I know there have got to be times where he is thinking, "What in the world?" but he just tries to by supportive and helps me any way that he can.

Our kitchen is SO close to being finished! The rest of the tile got put up last week, Shane and Ben grouted last Thursday, and he sealed it after that. All that's left is painting the sheet rock and the mantle and puttying the nails on the trim. I LOVE it! Pictures to come!

We had our second Dr Appt Monday and we heard Baby Hop's heartbeat! It was 145 and Dr Elder said that everything was measuring perfectly. He/she was being active in there too! There were scratching noises that you could hear and he said that was him moving around. He was just a-going!
So thankful and blessed for a great appointment!

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