Thursday, September 30, 2010


This recipe is from my Hubby Approved Recipes blog and I can't get enough of it! I have already made it twice this week! It is, by far, the thing that I have craved the most during the pregnancy. Yummy!!!

* 1/2 bag of cole slaw cabbage mix
* 1/2 bag of lettuce shreds
* 1/4 red bell pepper, chopped into bite sized pieces
* 1 sliced cucumber
* Chopped cilantro- a lot
* Chopped green onions- a lot
* 2 cups thinly sliced store-bought rotisserie chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)

Dressing (I don't know about these measurements anymore...since I make it so much, I just wing it now)
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
* 1/4 tsp minced ginger
* Sprinkle of garlic powder
* Sriracha chili sauce to taste
* 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
* Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, optional
* 1/2 pack of crumbled ramen noodles, for garnish

For the salad, mix all salad ingredients and chicken.

For the dressing- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic powder, chili sauce, and sugar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Garnish with the ramen noodles and serve.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jeremiah 17:7-8

I learned this verse a few days ago at Bible study...been thinking about it all week. I want to be that tree.

7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.

8 He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Dalia Lama

The other day Ross had to have an endoscopy to try to figure out why he always has such bad heart burn. Truthfully, we were pretty excited about it because it meant a "free" vacation day (kinda) and some pretty great anesthesia. So, anyway...I had a few questions that I wanted to ask Ross while he was all drugged up. Here's how that went :)

K: Ross, who is your favorite Disney princess?
R: (looks away, deep in thought before answering) Um, Belle...from Lady and The Tramp.
K: Belle? From Lady and The Tramp?
R: know, I like her.
K: So, your favorite Disney princess is a dog?
R: What?!?! What did I say?
K: You said Belle, from Lady and The Tramp.
R: (after lotsssss of thought) Belle...from Booty and the Beast. Yeah, Booty and the Beast.
K: giggle. giggle. giggle. He said booty.

Next question

Me: Ross, what's the meaning of life?
Ross: I don't know. Ask the Dalia Lama.
Me: giggle.....I've never even heard you say the words Dalia Lama in my life! Hahaha.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Finished nursery = Happy parents

Today, Ross and I finished the nursery! Poor could have been done weeks ago but I kept changing my mind.

Victoria Shower

A few weekends ago we had our final baby shower in our hometown. We were blessed with SO much that we needed! I was also forced to complete embarrassing games, thanks to my sweet sister. Here are some pics. Please excuse the pregnancy-fat-face.

First, the games...

Then, one of my beautiful hostesses, Lacey!

Look what she brought! They are cake balls!

Here are some of the sweet ladies that came!

The Emotions of Pregnancy

You hear the being pregnant is an emotional roller coaster. Here's a glimpse of my ride.

First trimester: Excited, happy and tired

Second trimester: Feeling good! Still excited. Have enough energy to get stuff done. Still able to move around pretty dang well.

Third trimester: Done with excited--> done with waiting--> bored with the slow process--> frustrated with it all, especially not being able to move or do stuff and having to depend on others way more than I like--> sad because you're frustrated--> mad because you're done being sad--> depressed because you're so mad and sad about being frustrated

Can you tell which trimester has been the most challenging?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tic, tic, tic, tic....Let the countdown begin

Yesterday we had our 36(ish) week appointment. Here's what we learned.

-We set a date!!!!! Baby Whigham is scheduled to arrive on Oct. 13, if we make it that far. Those were the doctor's words.

-I am already 2 cm dilated!

-I will go back every week for a check-up and if I'm at 3 or 4, they will send me straight to labor and delivery! Yeah!

-The baby currently weighs 6 lbs 8 oz. His growth has slowed down since the beginning (yeah!) and he is now on the more normal-size part of the curve. She's not at all concerned about his growth. She said that some babies have their growth spurt at the beginning and others towards the end. We fell into the first category, big time. They expect that he will gain one more pound before birth...perfect size!

-He has dropped. She felt his head. It freaked me out.

-I have gained 25 lbs. I don't know how I feel about this.

-Warning: This part is gross. I started bleeding a little bit last night. I called the doctor this morning. Turns out my mucus plug came out. Gross, I know. It's just one more step on the way to baby! And, it means that I need to take it easy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

As of late...

The last few weeks have been very busy for us. Ross' mom and my mom both came (at different times) to spend some time helping me get ready for the baby. It was super helpful! We made lots of food to freeze for after the delivery, washed tons of tiny clothes, shopped and returned baby items, organized the nursery, etc. After their stays, we had our 4th (and final) baby shower in Victoria and were super blessed with tons of stuff we needed for baby. I've been arranging and rearranging and rearranging the nursery...poor Ross. He's been so kind about it.

About the belly--- It has really popped out lately! Like, a lot. I have been having contractions for weeks now and they are beginning to get more frequent and strong, although they aren't real ones yet. I am getting really down because I am so done waiting. Ross and I are beyond the excited, giddy stage of pregnancy. We are down right ready. The Lord is truly teaching us patience. It sucks. I am sure that everyone gets to this point. How did you handle it?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Not in the mood...

I haven't been in the mood to blog lately. Instead, I have been...

Taking care of a hubby with a never-ending migraine...

Having cramps and contractions that confuse me a lot....

Buying things for the nursery, like this this sweet little book shelf...

Making lots of these nifty towel wraps, perfect for my dorm-dwelling sister...

Baking dozens and dozens of these to share...

Forced to hold up my end of the deal and watch Star Wars Episodes 4-6. I'm 2/3 done...