Friday, March 14, 2014

Week 3 - family comes to visit

Week 3 was definitely eventful.  To start it off, Jamie had the brilliant idea to change Ava's diaper in our bed before heading to her doctor's appointment since she was so peaceful there.  Big mistake. Ava decided to have an explosive poo all over our sheets.  Good stuff!  

Week 2


Week 2 was similar to week 1 except Jamie had to work all week.  I enjoyed the quality time with Ava though, and spent my days staring at her in awe.  I loved to hold her (and still do, of course) and would find myself holding her for most of the day.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Rest of Week 1

Our first week with Ava was easier than I thought it would be.  She really was a very calm and peaceful baby... with the exception of diaper changes, during which she screamed her little head off.  Jamie and I really had no idea what we were doing and could hardly swaddle her or dress her, but we loved every single minute of it.  Yes, I was up all night feeding her, but I was running on a high.

The Birth of my Most Precious Baked Good

I've decided to start blogging again, but now my primary focus will be the most amazing baked good I've ever produced... baby Ava.  

Ava was born on Monday, December 2nd, 2014 at 1:43pm.  I wrote this story soon after she was born:

Ahh! I'm still at the hospital...holding little Ava on my chest for some good skin to skin action :) Thought I would share with you how it all went down:

On Sunday night, 5 days after my due date, she was moving in my stomach like crazy and I had to pee literally every five minutes.  At one point I thought maybe my water broke, but no.  A few minutes before 11pm I felt my first contraction...but I wasn't 100% sure because it wasn't too painful, and it didn't last very long. And of course I had to pee right after. I didn't tell Jamie because he was asleep and I didn't want to wake him up for nothing.  Inside though, I was so excited and hopeful that tonight would be the night.  10 minutes later I felt another (followed by a trip to the bathroom) and 10 minutes later another (again followed by another trip to the bathroom).  So I'm just going back and forth from bed to the bathroom and finally told him I thought I was having contractions.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Things I Want But Can't Have Because I'm Pregnant

I've decided to abstain from certain foods during my pregnancy.  I miss them.

Iced Coffee
Hot Coffee with Cream

Red Wine
Sushi

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sweet and Tangy Meatballs with Pineapple, Peppers and Rice




I think meatballs are a great go-to dish when you want to use up items in your pantry.  They also make great leftovers and are easy to take for lunch the next day, or save for later in the week.  I don't usually make the traditional Italian style meatballs, rather I make meatballs that use cocktail sauce and grape jelly like my father-in-law makes them.  They are delicious.  Sometimes though, I like to mix it up a bit!

I stumbled upon this 'Waikiki Meatballs' recipe and thought it would be a good way to use up some of the canned pineapple I have in my pantry (I have 5 cans, I don't know why), along with a bunch of the frozen ground beef in my freezer... AND my husband could take the leftovers to work the next day for lunch.  Done, done and done!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dresser Makeover: Hardware and Lining


You may remember that a little while ago I did a post on using blue Rub 'n Buff on my dresser hardware.  I decided to do it again with 'Antique White' on the dresser in what will soon be our nursery.  To this same dresser, I decided to line the drawers with a grey and white chevron print contact paper.