Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Part 2

Ben and I hosted Thanksgiving for the 2nd year in a row and had my parents as our guests. I think we are finally getting the hang of preparing a huge meal in our tiny kitchen. Ben literally had a timeline of when to prep and cook everything so all the food was hot and ready at 5pm exactly.... I think his time management has been influenced by his time in the military.....

For our Thanksgiving meal we had: 
Egg Casserole for breakfast 
Turkey  (Ben did a fantastic job... the turkey didn't need any gravy and you could cut it with a fork!) 
Stuffing (only thing not homemade...) 
Sweet Potatoes with marshmallows and walnuts 
Cranberry Sauce 
Loaded mashed potatoes (cheddar cheese, roasted garlic,& bacon) 
Green bean casserole

Applebutter Pumpkin Pie
Rum Pecan Pie

Ben's Timeline:

Preheat oven to 5001:10
Insert Turkey @ 5001:40
Oven to 3502:10
Boil Water3:58
Boil sweet potatoes4:08
Remove turkey4:10
Roast garlic @ 3504:05
Boil water4:15
Boil white potatoes4:25
Cook bacon4:25
Bake beans @ 3504:25
Sweet potatoes in dish with sugar4:28
Bake sweet potatoes @ 3504:33
Cut turkey4:40
Mash potatoes4:40
Remove garlic4:35
Add marshmallows and nuts4:43
Cook marshmallows and nuts4:45
Top beans with onions4:50

Notice the time on the clock.....

Not too shabby for a tiny kitchen....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pregnancy Surprises

I am officially in my 2nd Trimester and feeling so much better. Finally getting my energy back (can actually get through the day without a nap!) and am slowly getting back into my old routine. I am definitely showing and am in maternity pants, which by the way are so comfortable

There have definitely been some 
pregnancy surprises along my new journey.  
Such as....
  1. "Morning Sickness" all the time, nausea and throwing up. I think I might be the only person to get sick... while driving. One week all I could keep down were baked potatoes and toast with peanut butter.
  2. Vivid dreams.... and nightmares! One night Ben woke up to me screaming bloody murder (well, I was actually screaming something about feet). It took him awhile to calm me down and wake me up. He half expected one of our neighbors to call 911 because I was screaming so loud. Crazy!
  3. Cramping. Did you know cramping is totally normal? My poor doctor gets to reassure me that cramping is fine every doctor's appointment.
  4. Lethargy. I have never felt so tired in my life! Some days I would come home from work, crash on the couch, eat dinner, then fall asleep by 8pm.
  5. Migraines! Yikes! I have never had migraines before in my life. Got one so bad that I was stuck in bed for 2 days
  6. Nasal congestion... imagine you have a cold.... but 3x worse. Very weird.
  7. Food aversions. For awhile the only meat I could eat was pork and the thought of chicken made me nauseous and beef tasted weird. Oh, and the smell of coffee made me sick.
Last but not least....


Some of my oddest cravings have been...
  1. Udon Noodle Soup (Ben was nice enough to pick some up on his way home from work)
  2. Beer (No, I didn't give into this craving)
  3. Ice Cream (About 1/3 a tub to be exact.... which is odd because I never have had a sweet tooth)
  4. Plain, white rice.... was my dinner one night
  5. Green olives.... had to be the green ones
    And one of the coolest experiences thus far.... 
    hearing the baby's heart

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    It's About Time...

    Hello All,

    It has been too long since I have last written. A lot has happened since January 2011...
    • We moved from Coronado, CA to Chula Vista, CA
    • I survived my first deployment.... with a few snags like 3 flat tires and a dead battery.... oh, and a school bus ran into my car....
    • I started Graduate school at the University of San Diego and am pursuing my master's degree in International Studies
    • Ben and I FINALLY went on a (semi) honeymoon, the weekend he came back from his deployment we went to Catalina Island for a few days
    • I am now officially Amy Craig (sorry high school friends, I am no longer "Nemeth")
    • I have a new niece!!! My brother and sister-in-law adopted a beautiful baby girl named Aubrey. She is the sweetest thing and absolutely perfect.
    And last but not least....

    Ben and I are pregnant!

     Baby Craig is due May 15, 2012!