23rd Week: More Dreams, Food & Baby Stuff

We turned 23 weeks yesterday!  According to the book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” I’m at the beginning of my 6th month – the final month of my second trimester! Sixth month is  from 23-27 weeks. I’ve read from the book that around this time, I’ll have vivid dreams.  I do normally dream a…

On V-Day and Cribs

We’re the kind of couple that’s not so much into giving gifts and having big, fancy Valentine’s Day celebrations, because everyday is Valentine’s Day (hehehe). In the morning, I spent time playing with my baby nephews. Read “The Wheels on the Bus” to my almost 2 year old nephew and since he already knows the…

22nd Week: On baby stuff + more vitamins

Learned from “What to Expect” app that I might start to notice my feet getting bigger at this point. A reason to buy new shoes? 🙂 thinking about the black slip on lightweight shoes as an alternate to the white sneakers I bought recently…😍 But then I think about the baby stuff that I can…

21st Week: Online discoveries & more

Learned that during the 21st week, River starts to taste what I eat through the amniotic fluid.  I’ve been more conscious of what I eat now, making sure I have fruits and veggies.  I love putting yogurt on my fruits :). I have to train him as early as now to love fruits and veggies….

What to do with chicken stock

With 4 liters of chicken stock, I was able to make the following: 1. Pumpkin / Squash soup – used 500g of squash and was able to fill the entire pitcher used for blending 2.  Cream of Tomato Soup – used 500g of tomatoes and yielded just half of what I got from the squash…

19th Week on January 19: More food plus a pillow

We turned 19 weeks yesterday! Halfway through our 5th month.  Can be confusing but 18-22 weeks is considered 5 months in pregnancy. One more week and we are halfway through our pregnancy! 20 of 40 weeks. For the past days, I did a lot of cooking. Posting it here for some notes: Beef dishes (used…

18th Week: Random Thoughts

Zara is as big as a sweet potato by now. An 8.5 inch one. Had my first pelvic ultrasound today.  There’s Zara / Zorro’s face! Can you see her/his cute button-like nose? And those lips! I think our baby got those lips from Daddy C. 😍 —- So after my cooking addiction, I suddenly don’t…