Thursday, May 27, 2010

Whats a Qualifier?

If you get less than a B+ you have to take a Qualifier which is a test that covers all the material from the semester. If you fail it your out of the program.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mikey Update:-)

Mike passed his first year of grad school:) He doesn't have to take any qualifiers. I'm super proud of him and all he's accomplished with school. He's my smarty-pants. Right now he's looking for a job as a Research Assistant for next year. He's on break right now and really enjoying the time off from school which he totally earned. I love my man.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This might sound dumb and of course it has to do with food. But, on my diet I'm supposed to eat a treat/snack in between my main meals because they're low carb and my favorite one is 2 graham crackers broken into 8ths with a banana slice on each and a glass of milk. Yummy and good for me!

I'v hated bananas my whole life and now I can eat them.......bonus bananas are so cheap!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


My buddy Stephanie made this drink for my baby shower. It was super simple and went over really well. Bonus: you can make it Diabetic friendly or regular:) It's perfect for any get together.

Yummy Drink
2 Liters Sprite or 7up (Steph used Sprite Zero cause she loves me)
1 Packet Raspberry Crystal Light (not the single serving kind)
2 or 3 sliced strawberries

Mix the packet into the Pop and add strawberry floaties for garnish:)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Development

For those of you who may not already know I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. According to my Doctor's (there are 4 at the clinic I visit) our biggest concern is the size of the baby at birth. They're closely monitoring the size of the baby these next 5 weeks, yes there are only 5 weeks left can you believe it!!! If the baby gets larger than about 8 or 9 pounds then they're going to "cut me open alien style", that's a direct quote from Mike.I am on a special Diet of low carbs and I take my blood sugar 4 times daily. I don't love it so much and I feel like I eat all day!!!!

The good news is I'm measuring normal and the weight gain is within normal parameters thus far. The baby has picked it's favorite comfy position putting it's legs and feet in my right ribs at all times:)

Favorite names are: Ruth Pearl, Sophie Pearl, Grace Pearl and Jonas Grace Pearl Norman Anderson.

Note: June's birth stone is the Pearl. I didn't know that till recently.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Find

I was Browsing Hulu today and came across one of my old favorite shows Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy Fieri goes around the country sampling good food. You can watch them in small 1-3 minute clips. They don't give you all the measuring amounts but it's a great place to get food ideas and sometime's you can just eye ball the amounts. I wrote down 3 recipes today for Jerk Chili (it had 30 ingredients), Mac & Cheese and Mediterranean Pie. If you are in a cooking rut or just want to see some fun stuff you need to visit the site!!!!

We're Moving:)

Mike and I signed the lease and turned it in today! We're moving across the Beech Lake pond to a 2 bedroom apt with a better closet and kitchen:) We are currently in 18C and will as of May 31 be in 12L. We thought it would be a good idea to move while Mike's on break and we don't have a screaming infant. We're hoping we love it enough that we don't have to move again till Mike graduates from school. Happiness.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hurray for Craigslist!!!

After months and months of looking for furniture and through trial and discouragement we have finally bought a couch!!!!!! And a fat chair!!!!! YYYYYAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!! The price was great and they're in good condition. I couldn't be more pleased. I even smiled at them when I got up for my 1am drink of water:)