13 Week Update

Hello! Pregnancy has brought back the almost sort of frequent blogging!

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Sorry about the weird shadow. I’m not sure what the problem was.


So not too much different from 12 weeks though I feel bigger. I took this idea below from another blog that I read and I’m going to try to include it in the weekly(ish) posts.

  • How far along? 13 weeks, 4 days

  • Total weight gain: 3 lbs as of 12 weeks, 6 days

  • Maternity clothes? Not yet but I wore the belly band one time

  • Sleep: very good

  • Miss Anything? not worrying about falling down stairs

  • Movement: zero yet

  • Food cravings: barbecue sauce, meat, milk, shrimp curry from Taste of India

  • Food aversions: hummus, salsa, Mexican food

  • Gender: No idea but will find out March 5th!

  • Symptoms: Not too much, pants getting tight, hungry a lot

  • Looking forward to: Finding out the sex


On Sunday I tried out another chocolate chip cookie recipe for potluck Sunday at church. I’m trying to find my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe so every time I make them, I’ve been trying a new recipe. I used this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker (who is a big time Pittsburgh blogger) which is originally from America’s Test Kitchen.


I liked this recipe. The cookies didn’t come out too flat which is my issue with a lot of cookies like the Nestle recipe. I like that you use melted butter so no need to remember to let the butter get to room temperature. I also liked that it required no unusual ingredients and did not call for nuts. I did not like that you are supposed to let the cookies cool on the cookie sheets. This resulted in me dirtying every single cookie sheet I have and required me waiting around one or two times for a cookie sheet to cool. I doubled the recipe so I had A LOT of dough to make into cookies.

The cookies did turn out very soft and chewy but I thought they were a bit too sweet. Maybe a tiny bit more salt would help or use bittersweet chips rather than semi-sweet. I’m not sure. I used Trader Joe’s semi-sweet chips for these. My doubled batch made about 55 cookies. I didn’t make them quite as large as the recipe suggests.


And another new recipe that I tried out last week was a pork chop recipe. That was the first time I ever made pork chops. They were good! I used this recipe for Pork Chops with Country Gravy from My Recipes. I followed the recipe exactly except used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute in place of the poultry seasoning.


Lastly, Aaron got his diploma in the mail this week! Exciting! Here are some pictures of it.





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