Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zucchini Bread

It's been a while since I've posted any recipes but I've been having a craving for zucchini bread : ) And just had to make some so I figured I would share it with you. It's really moist and delicious the boys just gobble it up and so do I probably more than I should.  It never seems to last very long in our house.

Zucchini Bread
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of oil (can substitute applesauce if you like or do half of each)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • (Optional) 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325° degrees. Spray two loaf pans with nonstick spray or grease and flour them.

Sift flour, salt, baking powder,  baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl. 

Beat eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients and beat well. Stir in zucchini and (nuts if desired) until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 50-60 minutes or until tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove from pans and cool completely. 

Enjoy!  If you try it out let me know what you think : ) What's your favorite kind of bread to bake?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

8 week pregnancy update baby #4

Sorry I'm late at getting this up. I'm actually 8 weeks 5 or 6 days today. Not much has changed since last week. I'm still really nauseous all the time, bloated and gassy that's always fun. I'm still really tired.

As far as new symptoms go I've been getting some headaches here and there. I'm not one to get headaches rarely ever so that kinda sucks. I don't really take medicine barely ever I just don't like to so I've just been sucking it up. Last night I woke up extremely dizzy the room felt like it was spinning and I just felt really nauseous.

That's the first time that's happened but I'll be bringing that up to my doctor at my appointment this Saturday. I'm thinking that my irons low. I always get low iron so hopefully it's nothing and just normal symptoms. Also I don't think I mentioned this last week but smells are really getting to me some I just can't stand. From foods, fragrances, cleaning products, garbage seem to be just overpowering at times and make me sick.

This Saturday is my first doctors appointment so that's exciting. I'm not sure if I'll be having to go more often than normal like my last pregnancy (with little man) but I guess I'll find out soon enough. Baby is the size of a large raspberry this week so growing like crazy : )

That's about it and I'll let you know how the appointment goes in my 9 weeks update. The picture isn't that great it was early morning and the lighting wasn't the best. My 2nd son was actually my photographer for me which was really sweet : ) and he just used my phone.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Winter Breaks Over

Winter break is officially over for us. We'll actually it was supposed to be over one Monday but we've been getting hit hard with winter weather. We got well over a foot of snow and have had arctic cold. Monday was -22° and with the wind chill felt like -40°. Tuesday was -15° and today the low was -11°. It's getting better but still so darn cold. So due to it being so crappie they cancelled school on Monday and Tuesday, not that I would have sent the boys anyway if they hadn't.

Let me just say it's tough getting back on track with the school schedule when you've been off for a while not only for the boys but for me as well. This morning they had a little bit of a hard time staying on track with getting ready. Of course they would rather play and watch cartoons so a few reminders were needed : ) Hopefully they don't come home bombarded with a ton of homework but we'll see.

How has the weather been for you?

Monday, January 6, 2014

7 Weeks Pregnancy Update Baby #4

This is gonna be my first pregnancy update for baby #4. According to a online pregnancy calculator (it goes by the first day of your last period) I'm in my 7th week. Unfortunately I'm not one of those lucky people that barely has any symptoms : ( Apparently blueberry size baby's have the ability to suck every last ounce of energy from me : )

Pretty much since I first got pregnant I've felt like carp of course I didn't know that was the reason at the time though. I have terrible "morning sickness" which for me means all day and night. I haven't actually thrown up yet but I constantly feel like I'm going to.

I'm always tired and low on energy. I'm hungry all the time but can't eat much due to feeling nauseous all the time. There are some things I just can't eat they make me sick even thinking about it. Garlic bread and apples are some to name a few. The apple one is really weird but hopefully that will end up going away.

These next symptoms I'm going to share with you might be to TMI but I'm just trying to keep it real with you : ) I've been so bloated and gassy it's awful there's times it's so bad I look like I'm at least 4-5 months pregnant or at a few to many tacos ; ) Another lovely symptom has been constipation. I'm having to pee all the time and waking up multiple times threw out the night feeling like my bladder is going to explode lol.

Just a FYI that might help someone else out. I've been taking these gummy prenatal vitamins instead of the regular pills since I was prego with little man. The doctor recommend them to me since the other ones would make me so sick.

7 weeks baby facts
• hands and feet are starting to emerge from developing arms & legs.
• baby has doubled in size since last week.
• 1/2 a inch long and the size of a blueberry
• mouth and tongue are forming

That's it for this week. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for there well wishes and kind words : ) I really do appreciate it and love reading your comments so thank you so much!