This third trimester has also been strange in that I have found a weird sense of energy. I have been walking more and just getting lots done around the house. Minus the Christmas stuff that is still up. Darnit, we have got to get those decorations down. Oh and we have GOT to get that nursery in better shape. We have 10 weeks. 10 weeks! Yikes!
For Christmas I received a Ninja blender. Can I just say...I am in love! It is so wonderful and makes me wish I had one a long time ago! If you like smoothies you really need to go find one and begin saving money tomorrow on the creations you can make at home instead of paying others. Then you can thank me. Anyway, I thought I would share some of my recent smoothies. I am no pro, but I am enjoying the exploring and learning!
Frozen berry mix
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
1/2 cup of Cranberry juice
Green Peach Mango Smoothie
1 Cup of spinach leaves
1/2 cup of Orange Juice
Frozen Peaches and Mango chunks
Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Advocare Chocolate Protein Powder
2 Tbl of Peanut butter
1/2 cup of Milk
1 tbl of Honey
To be honest there is no real method to my smoothie making. I kinda make it up as I go and hope it tastes good. I learned a couple good rules of thumb. You should pretty much always do a cup of whatever green veggie you choose, 1 1/2 cups of your fruit of choice, 1/2 cup of yogurt and a 1/2 cup of chosen liquid. You can include ice, but I choose frozen fruit instead. You should typically blend your veggie and liquid first and then add the rest and blend. I don't always use yogurt. I don't love the creamy texture it gives a fruit smoothie. You should stack smoothie ingredients from soft to hard and liquid last. Finally, you could easily substitute greek yogurt and add chocolate powder for my last smoothie recipe if you don't have a chocolate protein powder. ENJOY!
This week, baby is the size of a: Butternut Squash
Due date: April 1, 2014
How far along: 29 weeks
Next appointment: January 28th
Gender: It's a BOY!!
Total weight gain/loss: roughly 30 pounds
Stretch marks: None so far! I LOVE my lotion!
Maternity clothes: I did get a few new shirts. Would like 1 or 2 more pants.
Belly button: Still the smashed look.
Sleep: Hit or miss. Some nights I sleep great, other nights it's awful. I did finally get a body pillow which has done wonders! I love it!
Food cravings/aversions: None here! My pallet is feeling very normal again!
Movement: Lots of movement.
Wedding ring: Still fits great! Hoping that lasts!
What I miss: a full nights sleep. I guess I should get used to that??
What I'm loving: everything. Truly it is an experience I cherish everyday.
What I'm looking forward to: Baby showers over the next few weeks. Can't wait to see my friends in Phoenix and celebrate this life we are bringing here in 10 short weeks! give or take!
Best moment this week: Yesterday's doctor appt. I love hearing him.
Milestones: Making it to the third trimester. Hooray! Down hill from here!