Monday, October 26, 2009

You guessed it - We are officially Team Blue!!!
When we first went in the tech asked if we wanted to know the sex. Of course we said yes! She then said that only if she's 100% sure will she say either way. Then Baby Schultz decided to spread eagle!!! And she said - we've definitely got a boy! Adam of course needs to be sure before he gets excited so he asked the tech again how sure she was. Her response was really funny - she said (in really technical terms) that they say a boy looks like a turtle head and a girl looks like a big mac... she points to the money shot and says "THAT, is a turtle head." Haha... here's proof:

Then we went through about a zillion other angles and shots - all of which she said seemed to look ok. I guess Dr. C gets to go through all of them and only if she see's something out of the ordinary will she call... let's hope for no call! :)

The heart had all 4 chambers and the heartbeat was at 156 beats per minute. Baby Schultz's kidney's were functioning and his bladder was full (as was mine! I had to get up and pee 1/2 way through). The spine looked straight and the head was measuring right on track. I can't remember exactly but I think she said he was about 9 ounces based on all her measurements.

The rest is kind of a blur but I have ton of pictures! This one's my favorite:

I think that's all the excitement for today - our next appointment is Nov. 7th and we get to meet our alternate doctor, Dr. W - just in case Dr. C isn't available. That should be fun, I hope she isn't planning any late March vacations!!!

Cheers everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baked Potato Soup

THANKS PEPPER!!! :) Tonight's dinner was fabulous!

Adam went out hunting all day so I made this while he was gone. He also added rotisserie pheasant and hungarian partridge to the menu but I decided to pass on that one.

Baked Potato Soup
* 12 slices bacon
* 2/3 cup margarine
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 7 cups milk
* 4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 4 green onions, chopped
* 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
* 1 cup sour cream
* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon chili powder

1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
2. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
**At this point I put everything in my crock pot until Adam got home.

3. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, chili powder, and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
**I omitted the sour cream because Adam doesn't like it, but added a dollop to the top of mine when I served them. Still oh so good!

YUM-O!!!! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dirt Cupcakes!

Happy October everyone!
So we're having a potluck tomorrow at work and I got a little creative tonight. I decided to try some dirt cupcakes! haha - here ya go!
I have yet to try them but I'm sure they are nice and yummy :-) ENJOY!

  • 1 pkg. (18 1/4oz) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16oz) chocolate frosting
  • 20 cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
  • 24 gummy worms or other gummy bugs
  1. Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  2. Set aside 1 Tbsp frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting; dip each into crushed cookies.
  3. Place a dab of the reserved frosting on the bottom of each worm or bug; place on each cupcake.

Recipe courtesy of: Taste of Home - Simple & Delicious, Sept/Oct 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

19 days and counting...

We had our monthly appointment today, we are 15 weeks and 2 days - all is well with Baby Schultz!

I got to hear the heartbeat again and it was a strong 140 beats per minute! I found out we are going to be delivering at Sacred Heart Medical Center and I think after the holidays I'm going to drag Adam over there to take a Childbirth class and take a tour... he's thrilled! Not so much.

I also... yes... got a flu shot. Contrary to everything I've been saying for the last 3 months, Dr. C talked me into it. Actually, she had a very sneaky way of telling me that I was getting one after our consultation. I walked out asking myself if I had said yes or if I had just been bamboozled?! Anyway, in 3-4 weeks apparently the H1N1 vaccine will be available and I have a feeling I'll leave my 19 week appointment feeling a little bamboozled as well?!

And last but not least... Dr. C scheduled the BIG ULTRASOUND!!! So... in 19 days, as long as Baby Schultz cooperates, we'll know if we are:

Team Blue or Team Pink!!!

What's your vote???? :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

White Chicken Chili

Oh fall - we meet again! And how I LOVE you! While the weather turned cold about a week ago, today marked MY first official day of fall.

Back in college the one thing I always remember about the first few weeks of school is walking from my apartment up to the EWU campus through the swarms of little white nat-like bugs. SICK! Today as I was leaving my office for lunch and walking to my car, there they were... it's officially fall. And so was the inspiration for my dinner!

No, not the bugs... but my favorite fall food! Chili - not just any chili:

White Chicken Chili

- 16oz can of white kidney beans
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 stick butter
- 1/4 cup flour

- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 cups 1/2 & 1/2
- 1 tsp tabasco
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 4oz can green chilis
- 1 4oz can jalapenos (optional for more spice)
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1 1/2 cup montery jack cheese
- 1/2 cup sour cream

Boil chicken in large pot 15-20 min. Remove, let cool and shred with fingers or between two forks.

Saute onion and butter, whisk in flour. Slowly add broth and 1/2 & 1/2. Bring to slow boil, stir in tabasco, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add shredded chicken, chilis, beans, cheese and jalapenos if desired.

Cook over moderately low heat for 20 minutes. Add sour cream.
Serve immediately, freeze or keep warm in a crock.

YUM-O! I wish I could remember where I originally got this recipe so I could give them credit but it's been in my recipe book for some time! The usual cornbread staple didn't sound the greatest with this kind of chili so I just made some quick garlic bread for dipping! Enjoy!!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


BACON... that is all.