Baby Update: 14 Weeks


And here we are!! 2nd trimester here we come!!! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going. I’m away next week and won’t be able to do an update, so the next time you’ll hear about Baby A will be at 16 weeks. Next week at this time we will be on a boat in Lake Ontario hopefully giving Kenzer the fishing experience of a lifetime catching lots of salmon!

14 weeks


So what’s Baby A been up to this week:

Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he’ll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you’re having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby’s stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body’s growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He’s starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby’s liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it’s doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can’t feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist’s hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.


In summary: My little stinker is getting hairy, making faces and peeing. :-)


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Decorations, Pumpkin Pie & an 8 Mile Run


Greetings friends!

Just when I think I’ve had a perfect weekend, another one comes and is even better than the one before it. I want to keep this streak going!! I’m still looking for guest posts for next week, so if you’re interested in posting just shoot me a line!

Friday started with Kenzer and doing a little clothing shopping—that kid is growing like a weed! Plus we needed to shop for a birthday present for a friend. She was invited to a sleepover on Saturday. Kenzer loves giving craft gifts to her friends, so we hit up the local craft store. While there, I couldn’t help but walk by the fall decorations. Of course this meant I bought some! Now that we have a mantle to decorate I’m enjoying every minute of it!

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Saturday morning I was going to make us our usual breakfast, but Kenzer decided she wanted a Nutella sandwich. This kid….. she’s going to turn in to a hazelnut one day!! Of course I had to snap a picture of her licking the knife because that’s what any good parent would do, right?! lol


We have been having THE most glorious weather the past week, and this coming week it’s only going to be in the low 70’s. ALL. WEEK. LONG. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Needless to say, this had me in the mood to not only have the fireplace going all weekend, but also to bake!

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Fitness Friday + A Preggers Q&A


  Waaahooooooo!!! There are NO words to express how happy I am the weekend is here. For whatever reason this week felt long and boring to me. Probably because I’m working on some annual performance evaluations for my employees at work and I didn’t realize when I got promoted how much I wasn’t going to […]

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Kid DIY After School Snack Ideas


  Now that Kenzer’s in middle school, we’ve all had to make some adjustments with our schedule. She starts school quite a bit earlier now – 7:30 vs. 8:50 which means she not only gets home earlier, she also eats lunch way earlier then before. By the time she’s home from school she’s more than […]

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Baby Update: 13 weeks


  So in error last week I said the 1st trimester was over at the end of last week when in reality it’s not over until the end of this week! Who knew. Even still, here we are! Week 13 and almost a third of the way through the pregnancy. If I remember correctly from […]

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This weekend was complete perfection. And really, we didn’t even do anything. I spent most of the weekend in the kitchen. Alfie came home Friday night with this beautiful bounty from one of his customers: He has such a way with people. They feel instantly comfortable around him, and end up chatting about their lives. […]

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Fitness Friday: Labor Day 5K Recap


  Hey party people. As I type this I’m snacking and getting ready to head to Parent’s Night at the Middle School. I’m looking forward to meeting Kenzer’s teachers and getting to know their styles. So far Kenzer is liking school, and I’m eager to put faces with names. This Fitness Friday I thought I’d […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu


  It’s WIAW time again! I’ve been craving different foods lately and most of them revolve around cheese in some way. For whatever reason I decided the other evening that I wanted chicken cordon bleu. It was completely out of nowhere. I also knew I wanted to at least *try* to “skinny it up” a […]

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Baby Update: 12 Weeks


    Hey Friends! Can you believe this week will mark the end of my first trimester? That seems crazy to me! I guess time flies when you’re having fun! Kenzer and I did a 5K yesterday, so although I don’t have an “official” belly pic for you this week, this pick was taken yesterday: […]

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Fitness Friday: Feeling Like My Old Self Again


  Hey friends! Are you ready for the long weekend?! I know we are. Kenzer especially. It’s been quite the experience for her having to wake up early like the rest of us do. Oh to be a kid again. She actually has off of school today AND Monday. No rest for her on Monday […]

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