September 19, 2012

32 weeks & a new recipe

32 weeks

How far along? 32 weeks + 5 days (still measuring 1 week behind)
Weight gain: -0.6 lbs from 2 weeks ago (total of 16.8#)
Sleep: mmmmmm sleeping great (still) - it's been amazing sleeping with our windows open at night! We were just talking last week about how it reminded us in the tiniest way of the trail (the sounds and cool air are as far as that goes).
Best moment(s) this week: Our 32 week appointment - and beginning the "less than 2 months" countdown! And, an amazing weekend with Mike! Our Max Patch trip was just what we needed (:
Movement: Baby M is currently doing flips in my belly and jamming its rear end up under my ribs 
Food cravings: Nothing...but I am still taking advantage of the "you're eating more cake than usual" thing (: 
Symptoms: The heartburn has subsided a little (I'm at least not popping TUMS like they're candy right now). 
Gender prediction: I'm feeling lucky number 7 for our community group! Maybe Baby M is a girl?! (I really have no idea...but my feelings have still been more "girl" lately & I think Mike would agree)
Labor signs: nothing
Stretch marks: nope
Belly button in or out: outtie
Looking forward to: My baby shower this Friday from my work friends! I can't wait (: And, a weekend at the lake with Matt, Amanda, David & Baby E!
Random facts about Baby M: According to The Bump Baby M is still in the same measurement range as last week:  15.2-16.7" long and 2.5-3.8 pounds & is the size of a squash. According to my artist however, Baby M is the size of a "very small kettle bell." He wasn't impressed with the veggie of choice this week, so he got creative! 

baby m = a "very small kettle bell"

Now for the new recipe
 Banana Bread Muffins

banana bread muffins
  • 3 very ripe bananas (I used 3 very ripe frozen bananas)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (can use all purpose or whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • *Optional: handful berries or chocolate chips
  • *Optional: 1 tsp cocoa powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla with a potato masher (or fork if you don't have a potato masher) – don’t worry about getting all the lumps out. It will look sort of cottage-cheesy.
  3. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and stir until almost combined; add raisins,berries and / or cocoa powder and stir just until blended. Divide among muffin tins that have been lined with paper liners, filling them almost full, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.Test with toothpick.
*Makes 14 muffins

According to here's the nutrition breakdown per muffin:  
Calories: 163
Calories from fat: 44
Total fat: 4.9 g 
Cholesterol: 27mg
Sodium: 146mg
Carbs: 27.3g 
*Net Carbs: 26
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugars: 10.8g
Protein: 3.1g 

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