Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Verdict Is In

I've been watching a lot of Law and Order so I feel it works. :) Anyways, we had our appointment this morning and everything went so well. From everything they saw, the baby is developing great and is healthy. They're going to keep my due date at July 16th based on the measurements. I guess the big question is what are we having????? Drumroll please....... We're having a girl. That's right. We're turning in our blue for pink and we couldn't be happier. We would have been just as excited for a boy but now we have one of each and I can buy all the cute little girly things I want.

All the of profiles we got are blurry but you get the picture.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

18 Weeks

So I said I wanted to do the updates with this pregnancy as I did for James but I'm failing miserably. I keep forgetting to have Dan take my picture (which I'm not 100% I want anyways because I feel huge) and our mirror is not a mirror I can do flattering selfies with. Nonetheless, I did get an update picture of the growing bump.

I'll be 19 weeks on Wednesday and we find out what our little Fry is that same day. I'm so glad our appointment is first thing in the morning because I'm already going crazy having to wait until Wednesday. 

As for details with this pregnancy, it's been much different, not totally different, but much different than what James's pregnancy was. With James I craved mexican food all the time and I wanted to eat every hour. With this baby, I get massive heartburn with mexican food (but that doesn't stop me from eating the best food ever) and I'm eating normal habits as if I wasn't pregnant. I have been craving sweets so much that I swear I've gained at least 10 lbs in the last week or 2. So I'm not eating more but I'm eating sweets and that doesn't help. I've also been having major ligament pains and I've already started having Braxton Hicks. I didn't even know you could have them this early. I got some with James way later in the pregnancy but these suck. Majorly suck! It's a good thing they happen mostly at night so Dan can entertain James while I lay down. Hopefully, it's no indication of how this one's labor will be. Well let's get to the list, shall we.

How far along? 18 Weeks, 4 Days
Total weight gain/loss: I've lost 2 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yup since about week 11.
Stretch marks? Not yet. 
Sleep: About as normal as it gets around here.
Best moment this week: Being able to feel the baby move more and having Dan being able to feel the baby for the first time.
Miss Anything? Not feeling fat.
Movement: Little ones here and there.
Food cravings: Chocolate and Dr. Pepper
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of Hot Pockets. Something about the smell of Hot Pockets and pregnancy just don't go together for me.
Labor Signs: Braxton's
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody (most of the time): Happy.
Weekly Wisdom: Finding little exercises to do everyday.
Looking forward to: Our ultrasound on Wednesday.

A quick update on James. He's fully moved into the terrible 2 stage. Oh help me! Just the littlest things will set him off and he'll just scream. We've been putting him in his room and closing the door when he does this. He'll stop screaming but I'm not sure he really gets it. If anyone has ANY advice on how to help him not throw a tantrum, please let me know. Besides that, he's signing up a storm now. He can now sign car, more, please, thank you, bath, socks and ball along with all the others he already knows. He's getting much better at his words. He can say some of the words as he signs them. He's just so smart. He got his first haircut yesterday and he did so well. I had a harder time with it than he did. It's a lot shorter than we wanted it but he just needed a haircut so bad. I miss his long hair because the short makes him look older and I'm not ok with that. Oh well, it's hair. It'll grow bad. Here is the before and after if you already haven't seen it on Instagram or Facebook.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

And the "Worst Blogger Award" goes to....

I am really slacking here. It's been almost a year since the last post and what a year it has been. Dan graduated, James turned 1 year old, we moved (finally), and we have a new little one joining us. Now I could make this the longest post ever and talk about everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that has happened this past year but to save some time and my fingers I'll keep it short but to the point. Of course there will probably be many pictures but those are enjoyable. :)

Dan graduated from college. It was a long and tiresome process but it happened. 

James turned a year old. I can't believe how big he has gotten. We just love him even more with each day. A quick update with him. He says mom, dad, cracker, go, and something that sounds like "bow" but he says it for everything. So we're not sure what he means. He also can sign food, cracker, shoes, all done, and milk. He's just a little smarty pants. He's quite the dancer and loves to play hide and seek with dad. 

We moved!!! After months and months of praying, fasting, waiting, applying over and over again, Dan found a job. So we packed up our little apartment and moved to Utah. Not really our first pick but we've actually enjoyed it a lot more than we expected. I don't have any pictures of our new place.

That'd right we have another little Fry in the fryer. This one was completely unplanned but it was an exciting surprise. As of today I am 14 weeks and we find out what our little Fry is the beginning of February. I'm going to try and do updates like I did with James. I think it's only far to try for all our kids. I will say this pregnancy has had some major differences. I was extremely nauseous for the first 2 months and I crave hard core. It's always at night but I get the strongest cravings that make my stomach hurt sometimes. These cravings have consisted of carmel apple empanadas from Taco Bell, Jimmy John's, McDonald's chicken sandwiches, and brownies. Not the most healthy of things I will say. 

Here are some other pictures from the last year-ish to sum up this much needed update.



Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter

I love this picture.

The only picture I got them both looking.

1st Easter basket

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

So lately Dan and I have decided to embark on a new "diet" plan. We both have a few extra pounds we'd like to get rid of and we noticed our eating habits needed to change a little if that was going to be achieved. Well Dan has lost 7 lbs and I have lost 4 lbs in about a week and a half. It's not perfect but with doing some different things we can make it happen. So today I made this new recipe I found on The Biggest Loser website (love that show). It was delicious. I haven't gotten Dan's review of it yet but at least for me it will be made again.

Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

2 cups of cooked chicken or turkey breast
1 cup of diced red sweet apples (I used Gala)
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
1/4 cup toasted pecans (I did sliced almonds)
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped mint (about 10 leaves)
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped jalapeño, seeded (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 fully ripe avocado, seeded and diced
4 cups of greens

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and serve over the mixed greens.

Serves 4

*I also added a little Raspberry vinaigrette

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Life as Normal

Life in the Fry house has been pretty much normal. Just busy with school, part-time jobs and of course, James.We had a great February (even though February is a cursed month for me, story a little later). We got to see some extended family, enjoy some sun, "enjoy" some snow and enjoy each other. James turned 6 months in February. I can't believe how much he's grown already. I will admit, motherhood was a big adjustment for me but I can't imagine life without our hellion. He drives us crazy sometimes but getting to see his smiling face every morning just makes everything complete. So here are some of our favorites of James from the last month.

Disregard the noises I make to get him to laugh. :)

So, as mentioned before, February is a cursed month for me. It all started about 5 years ago. My best friend tried to kill me but it back fired on her. Ok.... not really but that's what we say. Melissa and I were in a very bad car accident our senior year of high school. We were t-boned on the drivers side going about 50 mph. Melissa pretty much should have died as a result of it. Luckily, she only had a broken collar bone, a very bruised hip and some scrapes and bruises. We say that she got all the physical injuries and I got the emotional ones because she can't remember anything and I remember everything. We were for sure close friends before the accident but this sealed the deal for us. It's one of those experiences we'll talk about and know it brought us closer. I found some pictures of the car that were taken a few days after the accident. When she totals a car, she does it good.

Why do I bring this story up? This was the start of the treaded February curse for us both. Every February something happened whether is was physical or emotional. Some Februarys were worse than others but this last February was actually good for us both. So we're crossing our fingers that the curse is over!!!! :)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bath Time

James absolutely hated taking baths when he was first born. Now that he's older.... he loves them. He gets one usually every night after he eats some cereal and veggies. He is such the happiest baby during his baths as well as after all wrapped up.  

I just love that face.
He is still having a problem with his sleep. Apparently, it's normal for 5-8 month olds to have some sleep disruptions. We think he possibly could be teething, which would explain the sleep disruptions. He's gotten in the habit of waking up at around 10:30-11pm and not go back to sleep unless I feed him (which he usually doesn't eat very much) or give him Tylenol. We've been letting him cry-it-out but he'll just cry forever unless we do one of the 2 things. This has been happening the last 3 nights so cross your fingers this ends soon.