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30 Weeks!

How far along: 30weeks
Gender: still don’t know! But getting a lot of guesses from friends and family!
Weight gain: 19 lbs. *apparently during my little vacay in Phoenix I put on a bit too much weight on too fast. I’m still within the “range” but just trying to tone it down some.*
Maternity clothes: 100% maternity clothes that are uber comfy!
Stretch marks: Still a big no on the stretch marks!!
Belly button in or out: In! But I think it may just pop out. Checked it out today and the hole seems to be flattening out. it’s too funny!
Sleep: We’re back in Dothan so I have my bed and very special body pillow so sleep has been better. Just the getting up to tinkle 3 times a night, which normally entails rolling the belly, has gotten a bit annoying
Best moment this week: 2 Best moments happened this week: 1. went to the beach for a couple of days and got some much needed sunshine (and yes- I was still able to fit in a few of my longer pre-preggo tankini’s) and 2. I started back to Zumba! I so missed shaking it with my awesome zumba ladies!
Miss anything: An ice-cold beer on the beach!
Movement: PJ has been sporadic lately but the last 2 days s/he has been working up a storm! definitely some acrobatics going on and lots of hiccups too!
Cravings: liquids! I’ve been so thirsty lately.
Queasy or sick: Feeling great other than the heartburn
Looking forward to: more time at the beach before PJ shows up!

26 Weeks!


How far along: 26 weeks
Gender: still keeping it a mystery. The husband and I decided to wait until baby PJ made his/her appearance!
Weight gain: 12 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Mostly maternity clothes such as shorts and the uber comfy black yoga/stretch pants and starting to stretch out some of my favorite tees. Received some new items today from Old Navy in a bigger size in case i keep growing…and growing…
Stretch marks: No, whew. Love the smell of the Palmers Cocoa butter oil.
Belly button in or out: In! Although it just seems to be stretching out. Weird.
Sleep: It takes me forever to fall asleep no matter how tired I am. Although naps are quite lovely in the afternoon! With the impending move of my father from Phoenix to Dothan to Puerto Rico my mind keeps racing. Plus not being in my own house or in my own bed is hard to get used to.
Best moment this week: Getting into double digits until the baby is due! Can’t believe how fast this is going!
Miss anything: Being in the Valley of the Sun I am missing me some SANGRIA!
Movement: Oh my has PJ been moving! Mostly at night and I’m even starting to feel kicks and punches on both sides of my belly! LOVING it!
Cravings: Fruit! I just can’t seem to get enough of sweet strawberries and crisp apples! And BBQ potato chips. In that order!
Queasy or sick: Feeling pretty grey other than getting wicked acid reflux daily.
Looking forward to: Hitting my third trimester shortly!

And 3 (hour) is a charm…

Hello everyone! I know it has been forever since I’ve updated the blog and I can blame it on life, being busy with the job, or any number of things but it all boils down to sheer exhaustion and no motivation. Plain and simple.
And this would be pretty much ok with me but there’s a reason why I’ve been laying low when in fact I should be documenting all that I can: I’m pregnant! Yep! The husband and I are expecting our first child in July! I think my previous fertility-challenged rant I posted way back when may have had something to do with it (or maybe the next step in our fertility treatments were going to be daily shots and my body decided ‘oh no! Let’s hurry it up and get pregnant!!’) So there you have it: as any soon-to-be-mom knows, this whole growing a baby thing is exhausting!

I am 26 weeks tomorrow and I find myself sitting in a Labcorp in Avondale, Arizona undergoing my 3-hr glucose test. Seems I failed my 1-hr test – WHAT!?! – so I now have to do the 3 hour. And while I am not a great fan of needles (I am having to have my blood drawn 4 times every hour) I think the worst part of this morning is that I am STARVING! I seriously think I dreamt of food all night knowing I wouldn’t be able to eat a thing until this test was done. Needless to say, it’s now 11.08, my last draw is at 11.50 and I’m having my father meet me at the clinic with chick-fil-a in hand. And I just had a hunger growl rumble from tummy.

So just sitting here I figure what better way to pass the time than to update my very outdated blog!

While you might think being preggo is probably the biggest news I’d have to share, alas- it is not! If you picked up on it, I’m in Arizona at the moment (and not my little hometown of Dothan, Alabama). Some other news we received a few months ago was that my amazing husband was offered a pilots position with Customs and Border Protection in…wait for it…PUERTO RICO! Oh yea babe! So between finding out we’re expecting we’ve also been trying to figure out how and when we’d be relocating. And the other awesome part of everything happening is that my father will be moving to PR with us!! So right now I’m jn Phoenix helping get his house in order, packed up, and sold!

So this is just a brief look at what is happening at the Kaffenberger/Vizuete abode. I will be updating the site on an almost daily basis (as my husband is away at FLETC, agent training, in Georgia for the next 3 months) so he’ll be able to see what I’ll be up to during this time of transition as well as seeing our little sprout grow with weekly belly shots and also sharing this amazing time with you wonderful people!

Stay tuned for our next adventure and see all the wonderful things that are hopefully in store for us!!

…t-minus 25 minutes until chick-fil-a time!


Trials and Tribulations

So I know this has absolutely nothing to do with cooking or food, but I’m sitting in my kitchen planning out what to nom nom on for the weekend and babies come to mind. A bit of background: Husband and I were married in April of 2012. We quickly jumped on the “having a baby” bandwagon as we are not spring chickens. We were blessed with a pregnancy in November of 2012 (YEA!) but miscarried December 29th. Since then we have not been so lucky. Turns out I have a thyroid issue (on meds), a genetic mutation (mthfr – on meds) and I wasn’t ovulating regularly (now on clomid) – OH MY! Nothing like hearing what is all wrong with you to make you feel less than stellar. Oh- and did I mention I’m 35? 😉

So after a week of “feeling” pregnant, turns out I’m not. So off to round 5 of clomid and we are now going to see an Infertility specialist in a few weeks. (Note: I like saying “we”…doesn’t feel like it’s JUST me. hee hee)

So I guess this brings up the whole reasoning for a partial portion of the blog. When we (the husband and me) thought about creating a blog (that I would write in) was when I was pregnant. So the idea was to chronicle my pregnancy AS I continued cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and how those two worlds join – as I know of many o people who had food aversions. But alas- that idea never did come to fruition.

So if i could impart on you, I’d still like to chronicle our journey, but as “trying”to get pregnant, instead of “we ARE pregnant”. We are coping and I must say that we have had very heartfelt conversation since I seem to be reproductively challenged. It’s amazing how such bad circumstances can entwine a copule closer. So the “talk” you may ask about? We did marry each other with having the end result be children. Yes. we both want children. No. It does not define us. We have an amazing life right now (YES- even in Dothan, Alabama) and while children will only increase how amazing our world would and could be, I am pretty certain that if it is not our cards, we’ll still have a pretty fantastic and wonderful life. And I really, truly believe this.

Does it suck- all the “failures”? Sure. But I’m getting the place now where I know I am doing everything we can do and what ever happens, will happen. We live each day to the fullest and that’s all we can keep doing. And this whole things really makes you think about what REALLY is important in your life: an idea/longing/hope or what is right in front of you creating an happy, fabulous, amazing life: my husband.  Have i ever mentioned that I really do have an amazing husband who supports me through every trial and tribulation, hot mess, laugh-out-loud-, ‘only my wife’, ‘at least she’s cute’ moment WE have gone through? Oh yea– definitely a keeper.

So anyway- this is my world right now. I’m not one to dwell on negative things but just thought I’d bring you up to speed. Check in later because I am sure it will be different!

Carpe Diem!

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