Week 31 Nursery Progress and Donuts

I don’t have much to report this week since it’s been fairly calm around here (for a change). One thing I do want to mention is that we finally got Baby’s room painted! We still have a lot of work to do before this nursery is ready but it felt great to cross at least one thing off of the list!



Baby is over 3 lbs (probably almost 4 by now!) and approximately 15 inches which means he is about the size of a coconut. This week his lungs and reproductive system continue to develop and he is now capable of using all five of his senses!

My 31 week update:

Total weight gain so far: 21 pounds.

Cravings: On Saturday at about 10pm I decided that a baked pumpkin donut sounded quite delicious. I don’t actually own a donut pan so I made muffins. Here is the recipe I used. (note: I did not use King Arthur Flour. I used the Ralphs brand!) Also I didn’t feel like dipping these in cinnamon sugar so I made the glaze from this recipe instead. Asaf said the glaze was his favorite part.

What I’m excited about: Baby shower is just around the corner! Can’t wait to celebrate our little guy with family and friends! 🙂

What I’m nervous about: I bought a new pair of shoes this weekend…and I had to go half a size up. I’m hoping the increase is only temporary!

New this week: From time to time I experience a slight pinch under my belly. It seems to happen most often when I go to stand up from a sitting position. The pain is usually just a little uncomfortable but it always takes me by surprise.

Note to Baby: We finally decided on a name for you Little One! Can’t wait to tell everyone! Hope you like it 🙂


22 weeks + 1 recipe for spaghetti squash

We’ve officially reached week 22 which I was totally nonchalant about until I saw this chart! According to this chart we’ve hit the 6 month mark…and look how CLOSE we are to third trimester! Yikes stripes! This pregnancy is zooming by!

trimester chart

This week was full of accomplishments! We’ve now registered for most of the basics and (drumroll please) we successfully put our crib together! Currently, I’m on the lookout for the other items we’ll need for Baby’s room. Since our nursery will double as a guest room, we’ve got to keep it simple. The only items we’ll be adding are an area rug, a dresser (which will also serve as a changing station) and some type of rocker. Oh! And I think we’ll need some shelving too.

Baby is about the size of a spaghetti squash* this week (which was a little frightening to be honest. Those are big!) and can now perceive light and dark. So far we’ve resisted the urge to chase him around with a flashlight but I can’t guarantee how long that will last!

*someone kindly asked that I include “my” recipe for Lasagna Spaghetti Squash in this week’s post. Please let me know how it turns out for you!

My 22 week update:

Total weight gain so far: Total weight revealed after we reluctantly replaced the battery in our scale. Scale says 13 pounds!

Cravings: If my stomach was thinking about heading south of the border neoneopearlsduring the early stages of pregnancy, it’s certainly taken a new course now. We’re heading East now. FAR EAST! This week I’ve craved mochi, pork buns and some lesser known Chinese snacks that some of you will probably think a little odd. After all, not many people I know would say “Mmmm I could really go for a cold can of neo neo pearls right about now!”

What I’m excited about: Asaf and I are celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary in just a few days! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year already! 😀

New this week: I’m particularly aware of my “waddle” lately. This isn’t really new but I think it may be getting worse. I feel like a penguin!

Note to Baby: Daddy and I checked out the Endeavour this week at the California Science Center. We were thinking about you the whole time and promising that we’d come back once you’re out. We’ve got so many plans for you already!