Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons...

One of my favorite quote pre-Baby Schultz was one I once heard on the Blue Collar Comedy tour from Ron White (the sweaty, whiskey drinking, cigar smoking one of the four):

I BELIEVE, when life gives you lemons -
go find someone whose life gave them vodka and have a party!!! :-)

Obviously I'm singing to a different tune these days but I couldn't help but laugh when I got my reminder e-mail from thebump.com that I was today, 14 WEEKS!

Baby's now the size of a lemon!
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The 1st Baby Purchase!!!

WOW - What a day I've had! Today was the 1st day that I spent shopping for baby! If you haven't heard of or been to a Just Between Friends sale yet - it is a must!

I do I have to say that I was a little disappointed at first but I won't be next time because now I know what to expect!

First of all, if you are a 1st time mom (within the last 12 months) and have never been, you can sign up online for their pre-sale events... 1st pick of everything!
Second, don't go until you know the sex of your baby. Otherwise you really can't shop for clothes because while you can pick through it all to find those "gender neutral" items, everything is separated by boy/girl.
Third, if you are looking for specific or in demand items and can't take advantage of the pre-sale, you must get there 1st thing on the 1st day. I was looking for big furniture items but went on the second day and in the afternoon so there was only a total of 3 cribs, 4 changing tables and no dressers left. None of which were cute. Boo! :(

I wandered around this expo center for a good 2 hours checking out the clothes, shoes, blankets, strollers, toys... etc! All I came out with was a set for $13 which included 5 onsies (brand new tag says $22!), a receiving blanket, and two sleeper shirts. Check it out!
It was my very first purchase since we found out that we were expecting so it was very exciting for me! I wish Adam was not out fishing with the boys tonight so I could show them off... soon enough! At this point I am feeling like Baby Schultz is destined to wear only green and yellow! How do people plan without finding out the sex???

Anyway, the next JBF event that I'll be attending is next month over in Couer d'Alene. I cannot wait because I'll definitely be getting there early and Pepper is coming with her son Chase. Then in November there is one in Tacoma - hopefully I can make that one too with my mom! Plus by November we should know if we are Team Blue or Team Pink! Woot Woot!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My 1st Apple Pie!

Wow - I've been a really bad blogger. But anyway, I had a craving the other day... Apple Pie! It worked out nicely that a very nice financial center in Yakima sent my office a whole box of Gala apples! I stole a small bag of them so all I had to buy was the pre-made crust. It was SO easy! So here ya go, I went right at it and here's how it turned out!


7 tart apples, peeled and cored
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, or to taste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 recipes unbaked pie shells
1 tablespoon butter

Don't worry - that's non-alcoholic wine :-)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut the apples into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, flour, and nutmeg; mix thoroughly. Pour the spice mix over the apples and stir until the apples are coated.
  4. Line one crust in a 9 inch deep dish pie pan. Place the apples in the pie crust. Dot the apple filling evenly with butter. Fit the top crust over the apples. Press the crust down gently and cut 3 or 4 slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape while the pie bakes. (I obviously cut my top crust into strips, cross crossed it over the top of my pie and sealed the edges)
  5. Bake in the preheated oven 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Check the pie after the first 30 minutes of cooking: if the crust is already browned reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) to allow the apples to cook without the crust burning.
That's it! Turned out SOOOO good! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What I've learned about being KU - 1st Tri Addition

Well I'm officially 10 weeks pregnant! Adam is out of town on the first of many late summer/early fall hunting trips so I've had a little time to reflect on the last 10 weeks.

While 10 weeks isn't that long compared to a full term 40 (or longer depending on whether Baby Schultz is stubborn or not!), I've already learned my fair share of lessons! So here goes - 1st Trimester Addition of What Adam & I have learned while being KTFU!**
  • 10 weeks - Double digits baby! I don't know why one more digit has more meaning but it does and it feels AWESOME!
  • Don't try to set up a hand me down crib with no instructions by yourself. My grandmother gave us a gorgeous crib and I know it's REALLY early to be setting it up but a certain BFF is coming to visit for four days with her newborn next week and I thought it would be nice for her. It took me an hour searching for the instructions online and 3 hours to put it together to the best of my ability - the finished product works just fine but is missing a semi-important (ok crucial) part. Hopefully I can find it online?!
  • Do not drive 400 miles across the state without a bag full of snacks... enough said.

  • Always know where the bathrooms are located - whether it's puking or peeing, sometimes you just need to go NOW! Just in case The Bathroom Diaries can help!

  • Telling your dad that you are pregnant is probably the first time in your life that you have declared to him that you are no longer a virgin... I'm 28 years old and this was still uncomfortable.

  • Wear earplugs when you tell your mom, sister and mother in law.

  • Adam fast learned to not take it personal when I'd rather be asleep than sleeping with him - The last 10 weeks must have been the longest drought of almost 9 years together! I'm tired and just not in the mood?! Hopefully this will pick up soon!

  • After you announce your pregnancy to your girlfriends you will never again have a conversation that doesn't include questions about the baby. Some girlfriends will become distant, some will recount every detail of their pregnancy, but the best girlfriends don't change a bit.

  • My Saturday nights have changed but I still have a hangover on Sunday morning.

So far that's the best of the worst! At the least it's been an entertaining 10 weeks - I'm still having a pretty easy 1st trimester so I'm just trying to be patient until my next appointment at 11 1/2 weeks... oh... that's another thing I've learned - this game is all about WAITING.

OH! And since we were focusing on fruit and veggies in week 9, here's what Baby Schultz is up to this week!

Baby's now the size of a prune! With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.)

**For those without creative imaginations: KTFU = Knocked the Eff Up! :-)