Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We are officially half way!!

I'm 20 weeks today according to my due date! Time (so far) has really been moving pretty fast! We are getting more and more excited about our little girl:) I'm looking forward to this part of the pregnancy as we will start preparing and begin to get things ready for her.

Oh and people have been asking a lot about names.. yes we do have a couple in mind but I think that we are going to keep the name a secret until she gets here. Who knows, we might not even officially decide until she is in our arms:)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend/ Easter!

Now my plans for this week include:


Monday- Chicken Pasta dish (Pioneer Woman Cooks recipe)w/ sauteed broccoli and garlic bread- We are having company tonight:) and something for dessert...

the rest of the week we'll be eating the following.. just not sure of the order:
-chicken, black bean and cilantro soup w/ cornbread
-tostadas w/ rice, chips and salsa
-lasagna (heated up from the freezer)w/ veggies and bread
and.. possibly grilling out one night? We'll have to watch the weather! I think its actually supposed to be a decent week here!


daily quiet time
work out 3 times
hang new pictures up in bedroom/bathroom
get ready for my dad coming up this weekend!
work on a couple church projects

What's everyone else making this week? I love to hear new ideas!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Honey Mustard Chicken

If you are looking for a very simple, but delicious recipe.. this is it. W/ only a couple ingredients and a couple steps you can't really beat it. The chicken was so good and juicy. As you can see, I just served it up w/ some brown rice and green beans but this could be paired w/ a lot of other things as well...

Honey Mustard Chicken (recipe from Holly Furtick's Blog)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 c melted butter
1/3 c honey
2 tbsp mustard
1/4 tsp salt

Mix butter, honey mustard and salt. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 for about an hour.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's a Girl!!

We had our big ultrasound today and it was sooo much fun! I was a bit nervous, but that all went away when I saw our little one up on the screen. I couldn't believe how much you could make out and how developed *SHE* already is! She was moving all around, kicking and punching.. at one point you could even see her hands up over her eyes. Our tech did a great job explaining everything and letting us enjoy the moment.
She was measuring about a week ahead of what my due date currently is.. I don't know if that means my due date moves up or if we just wait it out.. but for now she is right on track to be here around September 1st! For those that are interested her heart was beating at 140 and she was weighing in at 9 oz :)

I must say as much fun as it was seeing her up on the screen I was having a slightly hard time concentrating as I had to go to the bathroom sooo bad and the tech kept moving that wand up and down all over my belly! Lately I have had to go to the bathroom all the time and the tech pointed out that currently she is making a nice pillow out of my bladder!

After we found out we had to do some grocery shopping but decided to make a stop in the baby section first to make our first baby purchase. Matt picked out this cute little outfit. He was so excited about it.. He kept calling all sorts of people to share our news w/ them:)

Well and if you are interested in this sort of thing here are the first official pics of Baby Girl Maestas.

Royals Manager shares Faith in KC article

Matt and I love going to the Royals games and are highly anticipating the start of their new season (First home game next Friday!). This past Sunday there was a newspaper article in the Kansas City Star on Trey Hillman, the Royals manager, on his faith. It was a great article and so if you are interested and haven't had a chance to read it go here.