Merry & bright.

  2011 was a different kind of Christmas. First off, we laid low and celebrated in the coziness of home. Even though the weather has been freakishly nice and warm in North Dakota (around 40!), we still didn’t want to venture too far from the hospital. But we enjoyed the calm. Christmas Eve consisted of…

Baby update: Full term!

I’ve just passed the 37-week mark. Hello, full term! Aside from some minor heartburn and waddling (baby’s head is very low), I’m feeling fabulous. She’s weighing in at about seven pounds. As a result of my cyber Monday shopping, Annistyn got some adorable new clothes (compliments of Old Navy): Isn’t that fur vest simply fabulous?!…

Feeding my freezer.

Today I’m crossing another baby to-do item off the list. My freezer is stocked FULL with 16 meals. We’re even trying some new recipes, like chicken and spinach pasta bake, baked penne with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes and shepherd’s pie. (And, since gestational diabetes disappears with delivery, I’ll have the freedom to eat these carby…

Six months pregnant. (Say what?!)

Today I’m 24 weeks pregnant. Six months! Seriously, where does time go? Name update I am so, so, so excited to announce that we’ve chosen her name. Sorry, but I’m not going to share it with you just yet. Maybe someday soon. Or maybe when she’s born. Anyway, it’s the name that I’ve wanted all…