Monthly Archives: April 2012

The first week

I can’t believe that it has been a week already! Luke was one week old yesterday.

We have been busy adjusting to life as parents. . .

We came home from the hospital. . .

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Abby has already figured out that Scott only needs one arm to hold the baby and therefore has one hand free for playing. Thankfully the baby isn’t bothered at all by Abby’s barking!

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Abby’s a good helper while we are keeping an eye on the monitor during nap time.

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Lots of snuggling on the couch. . .

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Baby’s first bath!

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More couch time. . .

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First trip to the grocery store – very exciting!

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My two honey bunnies. . .

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Red velvet cupcakes sent by my best friend

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Our first walk at 5 days old in the sleepy wrap <—love this thing!

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Aunt Laura came to visit.

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Chilling in the snug-a-bunny bouncy chair

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Tummy time!

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Can’t wait to see what week 2 brings. . . he is already getting bigger and looking more and more like his Dad each day.

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Introducing. . .

Luke Mitchell Thompson

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Born 4/16/12 at 5:29am.

8 pounds 13 ounces. 21.5 inches.

Mom, Dad, Abby and Baby all doing well!

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Is today a good day

to have a baby?

This baby doesn’t think so. ..  at least not yet!

So, what do you do when you are 1 week overdue and waiting?

Duh – spend lots of time on Pinterest of course. Smile 

Check out these cute newborn pictures I found. . .

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And one recipe for after baby is born!

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He has to come out eventually, right??? Winking smile 

In the meantime. . . I am so thankful that I have Pinterest, Facebook, and my blogs on Google reader to keep me busy!

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Belly progression

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40 weeks!

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Reflections at the end

While Scott and I were on a walk with Abby yesterday, we started talking about the pregnancy and how it will be over so soon. While, I have had a relatively ‘good’ pregnancy (except for when the baby tried to kill me in the first trimester with ‘morning’ sickness), there are still a good number of things that I will not miss when I am no longer pregnant. . . but on the flip side, there are things I will miss about being pregnant.

Pregnancy is an experience like nothing else in life. Here are the things I want to remember and forget about this pregnancy!

things I won’t miss about being pregnant

1. swollen ankles at the end of a busy day in clinic

2. reflux – especially with running!

3. continued weight gain – seeing the scale read numbers I have never seen before!

4. someone else messing with my taste buds – the baby made me not want foods that I normally love and made me crave foods that I hardly ever eat. . . the worst part was the 2-3 weeks where Caribou coffee didn’t taste good! Thankfully, we are past that part now. Smile

5. waking up every morning feeling sick – for most people, this gets better. Not for me. Every morning I wake up feeling nauseous and hungry all at the same time.

6. having to pee all the time, or at least the feeling like you have to pee all the time because of a baby sitting on your bladder

7. not being able to sleep on my stomach or back

8. snoring – because of the pressure of the baby pushing up, I have started snoring (loudly according to my husband) at night. It has been so bad that lately, he has to go sleep downstairs!

9. pelvic pain with running – I will be so happy to run pain free after the baby is born!

10. not being able to tie my shoes – ’nuff said!

things I will miss about being pregnant

1. growing a human inside me –> pretty cool!

2. baby kicks

3. baby somersaults

4. baby hiccups

5. watching my belly move and trying to guess which baby body part is poking out

6. the niceness people show towards pregnant women

7. my husband putting his hands on my belly to feel the baby kick

8. maternity jeans – seriously comfortable

9. the anticipation of meeting the baby

10. my family’s growing excitement

Our excitement and anticipation continues to grow as we wait to meet our new little one!

Here are some family pics from our Easter Sunday – hope you had a great weekend!

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Due date

I read somewhere that less than 10% of babies are born on their due date.

This baby is not part of that 10%!

My due date (yesterday – April 6th) came and went and still no baby.

Which is ok. . .

While we are both ready to meet our new little one, both  my husband and I are such planners that it has been good the baby is waiting to come. I spent the day yesterday organizing . .. our nightstand drawers, our dresser drawers and the dreaded bathroom closet! Things that didn’t need to be done before the baby comes, but is really nice that it is all done!

I wasn’t sure if we were going to make it to this post: but here are pictures at 40 weeks!

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Now it is just a waiting game! And he’ll come when he is ready. Smile

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Panko parmesan crusted tilapia

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I have had frozen tilapia fillets in the freezer for quite some time. We bought a big bag of them at Sam’s Club a while ago, but other than baking them in the oven with a little seasoning, I haven’t been too adventurous with them. Since they have been in the freezer for so long, I finally decided I needed to find a recipe to use them up. I always like parmesan crusted fish at restaurants and have heard of using panko as a light breading on fish before, so after a little googling. . . I put together this recipe and made Panko parmesan crusted tilapia.

2 tilapia fillets
1/2 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup Panko
1/2 t garlic powder
1 egg
Flour
salt and pepper

Thaw tilapia fillets (if frozen) and pat dry with a paper towel.

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Season with salt and pepper.  I then cut each fillet in half to make then easier to work with.  Mix parmesan, panko and garlic powder together in a bowl. Add egg to another bowl. And flour to a 3rd bowl.

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Dredge tilapia thru flour, then egg, then parmesan panko mixture. 035

Heat about 2 T olive oil in a skillet. Cook fish about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and fish is flaky.

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The outside panko parmesan crust is crunchy, flavorful, yet light enough for the delicate flavor of tilapia. Perfect with a little bit of tartar sauce for dipping.

A great Sunday night dinner and use for frozen tilapia fillets. . .

Now. . . what to do with the last 3 fillets? – do you have any good fish recipes???

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Pics from the weekend

Dinner at Porterhouse Steak and Seafood on Friday night to celebrate 39 weeks!

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Cajun walleye strips for an appetizer

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Filet and lobster

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Butterscotch crème brulee

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Breakfast at Panera.. .

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Caramel skim latte. . .

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Shared. . .

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Test-driving strollers at Buy Buy Baby

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Lunch at Cane’s Chicken Fingers

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Stop by the hardware store for Scott. . .

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Wait in the car time for Katie. . .check out that belly! Winking smile 

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Husband working on setting up my new iPhone!

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Parmesan and panko crusted tilapia for Sunday night dinner – recipe this week!

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Hope you had a great weekend! What were you up to?

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