Friday, August 31, 2012

Pregnancy Snack: Fruit Bruschetta!

Until about 12 weeks, I was majorly having trouble eating enough fruits and veggies. That drove me to get creative to make it appealing! This is something I've made a couple of times in the past and it is delicious, during pregnancy or not! It is completely customizable depending on the bread, fruit, and even cheese you want to use. I used cherries and peaches here, with mascarpone cheese, and a baguette. 

Fruit Bruschetta
Serves 1-2 as an appetizer or snack

Diced assorted fruit - I used one doughnut peach and about 10 cherries
6-8 slices of french bread
3-4 tablespoons of mascarpone cheese (another option is cream cheese)
Drizzle of honey (optional)

Toast the baguette slices and spread them with the cheese. 
Toss the diced fruit with a small amount of honey if desired.
Top the bread slices with fruit mixture. 

This is so good! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

12 Week Ultrasound

I was SO excited for this appointment on August 1st. We moved to Roanoke about 3 weeks before this, so it was our first appointment with our new doctor. We loved the practice so much! Everyone was wonderful, starting with the ultrasound technician and even down to the office ladies. I think the doctor will be a good fit for me and I really liked her. Seeing the baby look like a baby was really cool. It made me feel like I actually was growing a human in there, and not a blob! Jordan loved getting to watch and hear the heartbeat and kept looking at the pictures over and over again. Sweet Daddy.

The little profile!

This one is of his or her butt and legs. Butt is on the right and legs are crossed.

Full body, laying on their back. He or she is kinda smiling!

Another full body profile. You can make out the hands and feet.

This picture is seriously incredible to me! You can totally tell it is a little person in there!
This picture made the pregnancy feel really real to us and we couldn't stop looking at it.
I love the way their little hands are clasped in front of their face and the ears! Oh the ears!
Those knobby things at the bottom are the knees with legs bent to keep their modesty!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

8 Week Ultrasound!

This was taken on July 3rd. Mom came with us to this appointment, which was fun. We got to see the little heart pumping away! It barely looks like more than a blob, but we were so excited to see it! And also to see that there was only one was comforting. :)