Week 17 and a Delicious Dinner

2013-03-31 Week 17Happy belated Easter! It’s been a wonderful week since I’ve last posted and I have lots I want to share. I was a bridesmaid, attended a baptism, and had a super fun girls’ day. Since I am slow at uploading pictures and writing about my festivities, I will just throw out this quick post because I have a tiny something pretty exciting to share! I’m currently at 17 weeks (about 4 months) and just slowly chuggin along. For more weekly picture updates, check out my Baby Story page!

Somehow, in the past week, baby Deleon has GROWN! I went from complaining that I don’t have a bump to now having a pretty obvious one. It’s amazing how full and bloated I feel. The bump is getting harder and bigger each day. It’s so exciting and at the same time shocking to realize that something in my belly is really there. Eating has been a challenge because I get full super fast! But I’m happy to report I am not as unhealthy as before… still sneaking in a few treats here and there (um, we JUST found out that a gelato/froyo place by our house also sells boba teas and slushies!). Things have been really, really great, especially with the best husband ever who is so kind, caring, loving, and sweet, and the best family and friends who are just as thoughtful, supportive, and encouraging.

I plan to write a few more posts soon to share the festivities I mentioned above, but for now, I’ll leave you with this awesome dinner I prepared last night. Pear gorgonzola salad (compliments of the ready-to-make mix you find at the grocery store) and… twice-baked potatoes with a twist!

baked potatoThank you Jen at Peas and Crayons for sharing this awesome recipe. The nice thing about this recipe is that it works no matter what ingredients you have available exactly. For example, I didn’t have any green onions, but I just used the spices I had on hand. I also made a few additions… guilty ones… I added a bit (or more) of cheddar cheese and good ol’ butta into the potato mix! My justification for the few added cals and fat are that: A) Baby Deleon is in need of yummy and carbalicious food right now, and B) the meal was actually meatless! I am always proud of myself when I prepare a great meal without depending on some kind of meat (beef, chicken, pork, etc) to get satisfied. I’m such a carnivore and not quite the veggie-lover, which is why I am determined to lessen the amount of bad meats and learn to find ways of enjoying veggies that I used to never want to eat. By the way, Jen’s website is not only a great resource for making veggies the star of your meals, her pictures are so amazing that I immediately start drooling and craving for the foods I see once I come across em!

That’s all for now, folks. Thanks for reading and I’ll be sure to add more soon!

🙂

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3 thoughts on “Week 17 and a Delicious Dinner

  1. Aww, baby D is noticeable now! Will you guys be finding out the sex soon? Abraham & Gretchen find out next week… AHHH! So exciting… Can’t wait to find out what you’ll be having too!

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    • Hi, Tiff! Yes, we will find out April 22nd. Eek! I had crazy dreams last night about finding out baby’s sex, only to wake up realizing we still have two weeks left =P Can’t wait to see what A & G are having!

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