Friday, June 24, 2011

fathers day weekend

we had a great visit home for fathers day weekend.  it was nice to relax and eat yummy food! we also got started on a little project that we're working on for little lucy.  can you guess what it is? =)



dinner last night consisted of ribeye broiled in the oven, asparagus, baked potato and a yummy salad with fresh lettuce from the garden.  pretty big meal but i ate the whole thing!  so yummy!  my appetite seems to be increasing here in the home stretch.  baby seems to be more hungry these days.  my dr told me to take iron supplements on top of the already outrageous amount that im popping everyday from my prenatal vitamins.  my red blood cell count was a little low going into the third trimester.  but thats fairly common when your pregnant.  so im trying to supplement with iron rich foods!  dont need an excuse for some yummy steaks!  asparagus is also iron rich and potatoes help with iron absorption. 

Friday, June 17, 2011


cant take credit for the delicious food or desert.  dinner: whole foods  dessert: la chatelaine

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

i love my peonies, sadly they dont last very long especially this year with the heat they wilted away.

 i love my cream puffs!  not as good as MY cream puffs but schmidt's are pretty darn good!
 i never updated about the baby birds, well they hatched in about 2 wks like wikipedia said and they sat around in the nest for another week before they started flapping their wings.  they got so big that the parents didnt fit in the nest and only came around a few times a day to check on them.  sadly we lost one of the babies its buried in our mulch bed.
momma and pappa


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

comfort food

we had comfort food last night.  whole roasted chicken with haricot verts sauteed with shallots and garlic.  mashed potatoes with homemade gravy.  its great when i make a whole chicken because i love the dark meat and nate only eats the white meat.  i always laugh at him because i can't understand how anyone can like dry bland white meat over juicy tasty dark meat!  hey but it works for us!
dont know if it was that healthy for baby but it was yummy and comforting!

Monday, June 6, 2011

the memorial

the last two years our group has made it to the memorial tournament.  its always a fun time, the boys go to watch golf and the girls go just to party. =)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Omega 3s!!!

dinner last night quick easy and nutritious for baby!  wild salmon burger with feta and spinach topped with avocado and tomatoes on a everything bagel.  corn and broccoli for even more veggies!
omega 3s are really important for babys brain development especially in the last few months when your baby's brain is fastly developing.  my mom has always preached "eat lots of fish it makes you smarter!"  i guess moms always know best.  when i came across this information after becoming pregnant i couldn't believe what my mom had been saying all along was true.
of course omega 3s come in other forms then fish.  flaxseed is also really high in omega 3s as well as some veggies.  we always have a huge supply of flaxseed in our house, nate has been adding flaxseed to his diet since he found out that it was heart healthy.  we buy flaxseed in bulk and grind it ourselves, it is the most cost effective.  after my botched kidney surgery i discovered flaxseed because i was having some bowel issues.  so flaxseed is also really great if you want to be regular. =)

but the consensus seems to be fish such as salmon, sardines, mackeral, tuna have the highest most uniform omega 3s.  but be careful of what types of fish you choose pregnant women are suppose to stay away from fish that have high levels of mercury like shark, swordfish, tilefish and i've even heard of canned tuna as having high levels of mercury.

we always try to buy wild vs farmed salmon, not only does it taste better there's less chemicals and toxins.  farmed salmon requires a lot antibiotics and chemicals to keep that many fish in packed quarters healthy and clean.  so no thank you i'll stick to my wild caught salmon that aren't on drugs!