Amber Housley

Pregnancy Yuckies

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The yuckies are back. On Sunday I came down with some sort of flu bug. The fever went away, but the stomach queasiness – all day long – has not. I feel like I’m right back at week 6. I want to crawl into my bed and fast forward 6 weeks to HOPE that I feel that magical refreshed fabulous feeling you’re supposed to feel in the 2nd trimester.

I don’t feel so magical myself these days.

Food Adventures

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Saw this on another blog and was surprised at how adventurous my tastebuds are! I’m fortunate to have completed a lot on this list due to my travels on business trips or vacations…the ones that are left either I haven’t heard of or wouldn’t rule out completely…with the exception of roadkill, horse and insects of course.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred:

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros – yum
4. Steak Tartare – yes on business trip in NYC one time

5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari – yum
12. Pho – love me some pho noodle soup
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi(potato and cauliflower with curry) – yum love indian food
15. Hot dog from a street cart

16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras – again on a business trip – threw up later when I realized what I had ate (fatty duck liver)
24. Rice and beans – yum

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche – yum
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl – yum, the best are at Disneyland near the Pirates of the Carribbean ride. ;)

33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar-yup on a business trip in Canada

37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O -who hasn’t? ;)
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk – does goat’s cheese count?
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala- yum more indian food! ;)
48. Eel – sushi!
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV

59. Poutine – this is the nasty cheese stuff they put on fries in Canada, again had on a business trip
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake – wow my mouth is watering over the yumminess on this one
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain – on vacation in Puerto Rico
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho – Madrid, Spain makes it best! ;)

72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail – another business trip..was pretty tasty
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini – the Peach Bellini’s at the lounge in the Bellagio are the best!
81. Tom yum – tom yum krung – my favorite soup at my favorite thai place
82. Eggs Benedict – yum

83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef – Ruth’s Chris’ does it right!

86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers

89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab – don’t love it at all

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee – on vacation in Jamaica

100. Snake

Weeks 10-11-12…

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Week 9 we were busy packing the house up – so no picture that week.

Week 10 was in the middle of final packing..hence the rugged look… ;)

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Week 11 feeling finally over the sickness…

11weeksweb

Week 12 almost out of the fog and feeling somewhat-like my normal self…and I look more normal below with the exception of that mini-bulge! ;)

12weeksweb

Not a ton to report on around here. We’ve been busy getting the new house started..they break ground this week. We are in a whirlwind of selections…brick, roof, cabinets, etc….fun and exciting…I’m excited this is all going so fast, the sooner we get in the new house the better. So odd sometimes in our temporary digs…full of boxes, empty walls and shelves…doesn’t feel like home. Looking forward to having a real home again in 4 more months!

Interesting Cravings…

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On the way home yesterday, I just had to stop by the grocery store and pick up two items I was craving (though not together, but to be eaten at separate times)…

1. Cabbage – sauteed in butter and salt and pepper (you know like on St. Patty’s Day).

2. Cinnamon Raisin Bread – toasted with butter.

I made the cabbage real quick to have with dinner last night…and the toast I had this morning when I got to work.

Typing this up right now is already got me hungry for either or…again!

Happy Friday!

Our lime has a heartbeat!

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wk11 lg Our lime has a heartbeat! Amber Housley : Nashville Wedding Planner : Nashville Wedding Invitations : Nashville Wedding Planning

Yes we heard it yesterday and it was the most relieving sound ever! The nurse first did it at the start of our appointment and in a few short words, SUCKED AT IT. Basically freaked me out because she took wayyyy too long. Uncomfortably long. I thought, oh goodness, my worst fears have come true. After what seemed like ETERNITY, she did end up finding it for a few short seconds, but not enough to satisfy me….

My doctor saw the look on my face and instantly offered to do it again to put me at ease. And of course she was right on the money in an instant. And it was the best sound ever! 160 was the rate…perfectly healthy. He or she even made a few movements…cute little blip sounds on the doppler as it bounced around…sooo fun and amazing.

Exhaling in relief again… ;)