Wednesday, February 19, 2014

29 weeks

29 weeks....forgot to post this over the weekend!
Baby is now the size of: A butternut squash, about 2.5 lbs
Total weight gain: 18 lbs
Maternity clothes: Maternity jeans.  Really stretching out my shirts so I got a couple basic maternity tees to wear underneath my hoodies or cardigans.  These ones from Target are my favorite b/c they look like normal shirts and don't have that ruching.
Sleep: Wonderful!!  Felt so good to sleep again after my sickness.
Favorite meal this week: We tried a new pork recipe, which was pretty good despite not using the grill.  Recipe below!
Cravings: Warm weather!!
Exercise: Embarrassed to say this....just one day.  The beginning of the week, I was recovering from my illness.  I have always pushed through it in the past but didn't want to carrying this little boy.  And at the end of the week, we had so many plans.  I haven't had a lazy week like this since....can't remember.
Pregnancy aches & pains: Starting to feel really round and stretched out.  I know it comes with the territory of being 7 months pregnant but that doesn't mean I enjoy it!   
Worst moment this week: Had a baby appt and my midwife confirmed what I've been feeling-baby boy is breeched.  I know it's early but Solis was breeched from 20 weeks and NEVER flipped.  Yes, I am thankful that he is healthy.  But we are praying we can deliver him w/o a c-section and go through the whole birthing experience.  And if not, praying that God give us contentment with how he placed this baby.
Best moment this week: Feeling healthy again!!  Felt so good going to Solis's valentine activities and date night with my hubs.  Despite getting slammed with snow again, it was a normal, fun week.
Looking forward to: Temps are going to be in the 40's next week and that will start melting the snow!  And my baby appts are every 2 weeks now so that is so exciting that we're getting closer!

After that awful glucose test, Solis and I got donuts to celebrate.

Honey Garlic Pork 
1 1/2-2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/3 cup honey
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat grill or griddle to medium heat.  
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic.  
3. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.  
4. Brush each pork chop with prepared sauce on both sides.  
5. Place pork chops on hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side (or until cooked through), basting frequently.

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