1. I finally got around to taking a picture of my belly. 18 weeks, 5 days today.
2. I would say this pregnancy seems to be mostly the same as the others. The aches and pains have started earlier (woo!) and my sweet tooth has yet to really return. Usually by 15 weeks or so, I’ve been back to loving sweets. In the first trimester I definitely had a lot of bloating and indigestion, but thankfully that is over. I don’t remember having as much stomach trouble with #2 and #3, but I do remember being pretty miserable with Greta. I’ve never really had nausea or morning sickness, thank goodness and this pregnancy continues that trend.
3. I thought I would share a few recipes I made lately that I enjoyed. Note: not everyone enjoyed everything, but that’s just kind of the way it is. Can’t please everyone every night.
I made this cake for the Epiphany (well a day or two late, since I wasn’t really on top of things): Chocolate Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
I made this pie for Matt’s birthday and it was quite delicious: Chocolate Caramel Cream Pie.
These Swedish meatballs were a hit with everyone, although only Matt and I enjoyed the sauce, so the next time I kept the sauce off of half of the meatballs.
The girls LOVE dumplings when we get them from Chinese restaurants, so I thought I would make some of my own. While I thought they were infinitely better than the ones from the restaurant ones, the girls thought they were the most disgusting things ever imaginable. I even make the wrappers, since I usually don’t like the store bought wrappers. I will say that the dough was rather difficult to roll out and I couldn’t get it quite as thin as I wanted, but maybe next time will be better. I used purple cabbage instead of the cabbage they suggested, since that is what we had and I thought maybe the purple color would excite the girls. I definitely need more practice wrapping dumplings as mine were all different odd looking shapes, but that didn’t mean they weren’t delicious.
4. Greta in the snow!
5. Eloise in the snow!
6. Beatrice in the snow!
7. Clearly I’m running out of things to say, so we will end with one last picture.