Sunday, January 12, 2014

24 weeks

24 weeks
grey sparkle tunic | gold ballet flats (similar here) | gold dot leggings

Baby is now the size of: an ear of corn-about the size of a ruler!
Total weight gain: 13 pounds-exact same with my first pregnancy
Maternity clothes: Just my jeans. 
Sleep: Naps made a comeback this week.  Sleeping double time.
Favorite meal this week:  A super easy and healthy meal of salmon, yams, and green beans.  The college me would have never ate that.  But healthy food after a weekend of crap tastes so good!  (Recipes below)
Cravings: Warm weather.  After a week of single digit temps, I want nothing more than flip flop weather.
Exercise: 4 days running or elliptical at 35-40 minutes, 1 day of P90X legs.  I was going to run a 5th day but I went to the grocery store and bought ingredients to eat these cookies.  And I chose to eat them all afternoon instead.  Yikes.  Fat girl exposed.
Sickness: Felt pretty good this week!
Worst moment this week: Solis had her first true toddler meltdown.  We were taking someone home from church and she totally flipped when the girl sat in the back with her.  Solis wanted me to sit next to her instead and proceeded to not only cry but wail, kick her legs, and scream the whole time.  Uggg usually if she doesn't get her way, she will pout for a minute, tops.  She's really good about getting over something.  Well not this day.
Best moment this week: I came home from the gym one day and Solis ran to me and yelled, mommy's home!!! And threw her arms around me like I was gone for days.  It was the best feeling.  And the return of the Bachelor is a close second.
Looking forward to: We went to Ikea this weekend and got Solis a big girl bed and baby boy some furniture.  So excited to start doing their rooms!

 Here's a picture I posted on my instagram account.  Dr. Solis insisted on checking her baby brother.  So sweet.

Smoked Salmon
(adapted from Taste of Home)
1 pound salmon fillet
2 TB brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 TB liquid smoke flavoring

1. Remove skin from salmon.  Spray baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Place salmon in dish and sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, and pepper on both sides.  Drizzle with liquid smoke.  
3. Cover and refrigerate 4-8 hours or overnight.
4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Cashews
(adapted from Taste of Home)
1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and washed 
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup lightly salted cashews

1. Place green beans in a 9x13 pan.  Drizzle with oil and add garlic, salt, and pepper.
2. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until soft.
3.  Add cashews and cook for 5 more minutes.