Almost 15 weeks, Valentine’s day, and our anniversary!

It’s been a busy past two weeks! Last Thursday was Valentine’s day, and Joe and I decided to go to D.C. to eat at Mellow Mushroom. Mellow Mushroom is our favorite pizza place ever, and we used to go all the time in Tennessee. The closest one to where we live in Baltimore is D.C., which isn’t too far of a drive. Usually. Unless you happen to get stuck in two hours of traffic. Which we did, of course. So we had me, the pregnant lady who was starving and always has to pee (and also suffers from crazy road rage), and Joe, who had worked all day and was also starving. By the time we parked the car I was ready to book it to the restaurant. Luckily there was no wait! I had my delicious Magical Mystery Tour pizza and Joe made his own pizza. We also ate an entire cheese bread appetizer. No big deal.

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This Mellow Mushroom had a cool circus theme going on! My Iphone takes the grainiest pictures (it’s likely my fault).

I had made us a dessert from a recipe I’d found on Pinterest (because that’s what I do). It was a cake batter pudding bar thing, and I made it because Joe loves cake batter cookies, and I had cute Valentine themed M&Ms. It looked great coming out of the oven, it smelled great, and I had high hopes.

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And then Joe and I tried it. It was no good. Like, I couldn’t even eat my piece, and I’ll eat pretty much any dessert. I was bummed, but it was a learning experience! It tasted like raw pudding mix and was not at all a good consistency. Oh well! Into the trash it went. It didn’t ruin our Valentine’s day though! We were married 5 days after Valentine’s day, and last year Joe and I were still doing the long distance relationship up until the wedding, so we didn’t get to spend the day together! This year was much better!

Our one year wedding anniversary was Tuesday night (the 19th). Joe and I decided to splurge (because next year we won’t be able to, ha) and went to our favorite steak place, Flemings. There are a few Flemings in different big cities, and Joe and I first went to the one in Nashville. It is pretty pricey, but the steak is amazing, and they have the best chocolate cake pretty much in the world. Seriously, if you go to a Flemings, save room for dessert and get the chocolate cake. Joe was super excited when we found out there was one in Baltimore, and we’ve been once or twice since we moved here.

When I made reservations, I said that it was our wedding anniversary in the comments section, which was the best idea ever. Not only did we have our usual excellent service and delicious food, but they gave us a complimentary dessert to take home and took a picture of us as a souvenir! Very nice. I couldn’t have my usual steak entree because of the baby, but my chicken dish was awesome. We came home and had slices from our wedding cake! We’d had it saved from the wedding day and it had been taking up a large amount of space in our freezer! It was actually really tasty!

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Once again, a horrible quality Iphone picture. The cake kind of blends into the plate, but it was really good.

So now that we’ve been married for over a year, are we still allowed to call ourselves newlyweds? I can’t believe its been a year already, and I really can’t believe by this time next year we’ll have a 6 month old! It’s pretty exciting. Luckily Joe still puts up with me and my crazy self, and I love him more every day!

As far as baby Blackburn goes, we’re moving right along! I’ve gained a total of 3 or so pounds, look crazy bloated all the time, and feel huge. Still tired a lot, but I’m getting used to it. Also, I want to eat all the time. I’m trying to eat more healthy for the baby, but I seriously just want cookies and chips. Joe made us a ridiculously good healthy dinner the other night, I thought it was the best thing ever!

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Joe made us grilled chicken shish kabobs with onion and red peppper, roasted buttery potatoes, and green beans. It was the bomb! I’m always impressed with how quickly Joe can get dinner ready! He just jumps right in and gets it done, whereas I take forever trying to be clean and organized. Ha. I’m a lucky girl to have a husband that fixes delicious meals for me! That’s all I know for now, our next baby appointment is 2 weeks away!

13 weeks!

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13 weeks 1 day along! This was taken in the morning before going to the gym, so I look really pastey! I figure once the baby comes I won’t be putting on much mascara so I should get used to looking super washed out. Ha. I don’t have a belly yet, I just look bloated most of the time! According to different sources the baby is either the size of a peach or a lemon. Either way, I feel huge. Ha.
How far along? 13 weeks

Total weight gain: Nothing so far! I’d actually lost a pound between my 8 week and 12 week appointment.
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I bought a belly band! I’ve only worn it once because it is so tight!
Stretch marks? Not yet, hopefully never.
Sleep: I sleep pretty well when I’m not waking up to go potty.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat out loud at the 12 week appointment. The doctor said the baby looks great! We also learned that our baby is very active! The doctor couldn’t find the heartbeat for a good minute, and I was starting to get really nervous! The baby was just moving around though!

Miss Anything? Being able to button my work pants, coffee.
Movement: Not yet! Hopefully in the next few weeks!
Food cravings: Cool Ranch doritos, dill pickle spears (go figure), oatmeal creme pies, blueberry pancakes (but that is always).
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still feel queasy randomly throughout the day, but certain smells make it worse! I’m a bank teller, and whenever people eat a red lollipop in front of me I want to knock it out of their mouth!
Gender: Not going to find out! Which is already driving me crazy.
Labor Signs: Way too soon for that!
Symptoms: Just the usual nauseau and exhaustion! But it’s not horrible.
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but my fingers get swollen when I work out and it is not fun.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, moody, excited, nervous. Poor Joe has been really sweet dealing with all my crazy mood swings!
Looking forward to: Getting a real belly! Right now I’m just bloated looking!