Dear Friday..

Dear Yucky stuff that I had to chug down this morning... You have made me sick all day.
I had my 28 week appointment this morning! (I know my blog is a little behind! I am getting caught up!)
P.S. 28 weeks means 3rd trimester!!! almost there!!! yayy!!!!
If you haven't noticed from previous posts, I have a very very very sensitive stomach.  The fasting combined with chugging this without food or water to keep it down, plus the 5 tubes of blood drawn did NOT sit well with my tummy.  On the positive side.. Because of you yucky sugar stuff, I got to hear my baby's heartbeat this morning. Which makes me the happiest girl in the world.

I look happy in this picture with my empty bottle of stuff. But what you don't know is that there were no smiles after that stuff. It was all I could do to keep it down getting to the doctors office.

Dear Hawaii- I miss you!!

Dear baby bump! you hurt these days! It's because you are doubling in size and stretching.. which is good, but so uncomfortable! You make me so tired these days.

Dear Hubby.. I am sorry for the wet willie I gave you today at work. hahaha Good thing you love me unconditionally.

Dear little one.. Mommy and Daddy are going to pick your crib out this weekend. I know you are probably saying "ABOUT TIME!"
Also... You poor thing... You had your first episode of HICCUPS last night (at least the first that I have felt and noticed) I felt so bad for you, having hiccups for 10 minutes straight is no fun! Daddy kept telling you to turn upside down and drink water. (p.s. What the!? who does that!? I guess everyone has their own ways of getting rid of them, my husband just has weird ways) 
Anyways we love you and are counting down the days until we get to hold you and kiss you a billion and one times.

Dear Running... I had to drag my husband out the door for a 5.5 mile run with me yesterday because I knew I couldn't do it alone. It almost killed me.. My joints and extra baby weight just don't like you anymore!

Dear NBA playoffs... I was a little out of the loop and didn't realize that my husband had been longing to watch you. He's just such a sweetheart and wants to do whatever his pregnant wife wants to do (watch "Love in the Wild", bachelorette, E news, go on a walk at 10:30 PM, rub her feet, eat candy with me at 11:00 PM, go on a 6 mile run etc...) I noticed he was checking his phone a lot at night this week, poor kid.. Little did I know it was for the game stats and scores.  Finally 2 days ago he asks me if he can check the score. I felt terrible. He never said anything! (he falls asleep to sports center every night but I am always asleep before him, so at least he was getting the highlights) So last night we watched the whole entire game.

Dear family.. I am counting down the days until we fly to Utah for 2 weeks! I have missed you!!!!

Ok this is just a random interesting fact. I am a nutrition nerd and get lots of health emails to my phone.. and today I got probably the best one out there because I am a dessert fanatic. Top 5 best dessert options at fast food restaurants!

#1. McDonald's Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone
150 calories, 3.5g fat, 2g saturated fat
With their velvety vanilla flavor, McDonald's perfectly sized cones don't taste like they're made with reduced-fat ice cream -- but thank goodness they are!

#2. Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists
160 calories, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat
The airy puffed corn underneath all the cinnamon and sugar makes this treat guilt-free.

#3. Wendy's Jr. Frosty
160 calories, 4g fat, 2.5g saturated fat
Thicker than a milk shake but thinner than a sundae, the four-ounce Jr. Frosty packs plenty of satisfaction into a quarter-pint cup.

#4.KFC Lil' Bucket Strawberry Shortcake
200 calories, 6g fat, 4g saturated fat
With significantly fewer calories than most other KFC desserts, this is one sweet find.

#5. Pizza Hut Cherry Dessert Pizza
1 slice, 240 calories,3.5g fat, 0.5g saturated fat
It's not as virtuous as a bowl of cherries, but Pizza Hut's dessert pie has half the calories and less than a quarter of the fat of homemade cherry pie.

So if you are ever out and need a treat- which is me 99% of the time... there you go!

Dear Friday.. You are my favorite day of the week! Friday means date night and cuddling up with the hubs, eating treats, and starting the weekend.
Happy weekend everyone!

Karina Marie Powell


  1. You are seriously so cute! And very lucky that your hubby is so into your pregnancy ;) still working on getting a romantic valentines day out of wasn't taught how to be romantic i you might have done this already but i remember when i went to my doctor's appointments i recorded the heartbeat with my phone and set it as the ringtone...haha...i was all over the baby stuff, and boys are so cute and fun you are going to love it! i look forward to more of your adorable posts!

  2. Yuck I still cringe when I think.about that stuff!
    Such a cute post the hiccups part cracked me up I can still remember that