Sunday, April 17, 2016

Favorite Things & 25 Weeks


 
Weeks along: 25
Baby Size: 13.5 inches
Symptoms: Heartburn, sleeping REALLY well, hungry ALL. THE. TIME., lots of BH contractions
Cravings: (my sweet tooth arrived) Poptarts, Peanut Butter Protein Balls, Burgers, Sweet Potatoes, sweet tea, coconut water.
Movement: Love her baby kicks! How her movements change week to week remind me daily of how much she's growing. I can sort of distinguish body parts now. Just yesterday my MIL was able to feel her booty followed by a kick. Pretty special.
News this week: I passed the glucose test with flying colors but I am slightly anemic (first time for me) so I'm now on an iron supplement.
 
 
Here are some of my Favorite Things this week:
SWEET TEA. With the beautiful weather that has arrived I've been loving me some sweet tea. How many days does it take a pregnant lady to drink 2 gallons of it? Answer: 3. It's that good!
 
Recipe:
6 regular tea bags (decaf) in a large pitcher with 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup sugar
Add 1 tea pot of boiling water
Stir and let it steep for 30 minutes
Remove tea bags
Fill the pitcher to the top with cold water
Add ice and enjoy :)
 
 
Chicken and Avocado on toast or crackers. I love avocados this pregnancy. I also love chicken salad. I like to pre-cook chicken breasts in the crock pot and freeze them to use later for lunches, etc. It is one of my favorite time savers (details here).
 
Recipe:
1 shredded chicken breast and one avocado
Shred and mash together
Add pepper, a squirt of mustard, and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
Eat plain or with crackers or on toast. Enjoy! :)

 
PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS. Like I said, the sweet tooth has arrived and these are great little energy bites that aren't terrible for you and help satisfy my sweet cravings. Recipe here.

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