XOXO Queenie



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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Baby Bump Update...

I'm playing catch up with my Baby Bump Updates...
24 Weeks ~ Baby Nado Loves LA!  Seriously, whenever Randy Newman's "I Love LA" comes on after a Dodger victory, this little baby starts to dance in mommy's tummy.
24 weeks

25 weeks
Weighing in:  At 25 weeks, I'm feeling huge!  I've gained 17 pounds to date.  I'm still doing 3 mile runs (jogs) a couple times a week.  I've been able to wear some regular clothes still...the Target tank tops are my favorite!  In my 24 weeks picture I'm wearing Forever 21 regular shorts & in 25 weeks picture I'm wearing Gap maternity jeans.  A majority of my bottoms, aside from my skirts (with elastic waist) & workout shorts/capris, are now maternity.

Diet:  I often am asked if I'm still juicing & I am!  My daily diet is usually:  Oatmeal in the AM topped with chopped walnuts, blueberries & honey.  A small glass of watered down OJ & a small cup of coffee.  For Lunch the hubby usually makes me a big glass of yummy juice.  It varies from day to day with whatever we have in the fridge, but mostly consists of an apple, pear, carrots, spinach &/or kale & cucumber.  And for dinner I usually eat whatever there is or whatever I feel like eating.  It can be anything as simple as a bowl of beans with a romaine salad to a steak.  While I try to eat vegetarian, meat still sneaks in there every now and then :)

Till next time!
XOXO
Queenie


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Boys...

Yesterday was a bittersweet day for me.  My oldest son, J III, started 3rd grade.  Gio, the middle child, started Kindergarten.  And my baby, Luc, started Tiny Tots at the Y.  I had been looking forward to the day all 3 boys would be out of the house and when that day finally rolled around, I was sad.  But I was okay by the end of the day when all 3 had expressed that they all had fun & loved school!  (I hope that love will continue through out the school year! Haha!)
J III ~ 3rd grader

Gio ~ Kindergarten

Luc ~ Tiny Tots
My Boys are growing up so fast!

Till next time.

XOXO
Queenie

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Weekend!

It's not even noon yet & I have already finished 5 loads of laundry!  I feel like there's not enough time in this weekend to get everything done that I need to get done before my boys start school on Tuesday!

On Thursday I hit 23 weeks of Pregnancy!  According to my "What to Expect, When Expecting" app the baby is estimated to be as big as an ear of corn, about 8.5 in. in length & 1.5 lbs. in weight.  So far I have gained 13 lbs.  I finally washed some maternity clothes today.  I'm honestly dreading the maternity clothes.  Fashion has changed so much in the past couple of years since I had my last baby & the clothes are just so cute now.  I'm still wearing my regular jeans & just manipulating them to fit with the belly band & sometimes with hair rubber bands!  Haha!
Happy Weekend!

XOXO
Queenie

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PREGNANT AGAIN!!!

Ha ha!  Yes it is true, I am pregnant with my fourth baby.  In case you don't know, I already have 3 boys...JIII 9 yrs. old, Gio 5 yrs. old & Luc 3 yrs. old (almost 4 in Oct.).   It was a huge & complete surprise as I was in full training mode for my 1st half marathon, I had been eating strictly vegetarian & on a mission to do it for a full year.  I had lost 15 lbs. & was feeling like a sexy little thing...everything was going perfect.  But for some reason in April I had this weird feeling & took a pregnancy test (I wasn't even late!).  It came out positive.  I couldn't believe it & was in total shock.  I thought to myself "No, this can't be.  I'm suppose to start in a couple of days anyways, I'll just wait till then to take another test".  Nope, I couldn't wait.  I went out that same night to the Dollar Store (Yes, the Dollar Store), bought 2 more test went straight home & took them.  Well it didn't even take 1 minute for both of them to turn out positive.  I knew right then in there it was official, I WAS PREGNANT!  Of course I had my selfish melt down & started to cry.  How could this be?  I was to run my first half marathon & eventually a full marathon later in the year, my 30th birthday in October was ruined!  After awhile my husband was there to console me.  I quickly snapped out of it when I realized he was so calm & cool about everything...I then started to realize this new baby is a blessing and there was a reason the Lord has blessed us with another beautiful gift.  The Hubby & I don't care if its another boy or if its a girl we are just praying for an easy pregnancy, easy & fast labor & of course a healthy baby.  We also decided right away that we didn't want to find out the sex of the baby & we have stuck to it.  So far everything has gone great with the pregnancy and I'm coming up on my 23rd week of pregnancy.

Here are a couple of pics starting from top left to the right at 14 weeks to 22 weeks.
Till next time!

XOXO
Nado Queenie

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Catching up...

Oh my!  I've been gone for what 6 months now?  Well I sincerely apologize.  I've been dying to blog, however, my life got turned upside down the beginning of this year & I have so much to share, where do I start?

I signed up to do a half marathon in February & started to train in "Beast Mode" right away.  On top of training I had to juggle my 4 children (the hubby & 3 boys)...school, piano, t-ball, ice skating & date nights whenever possible!  During my busy life I found out in April I was pregnant with my fourth child!  Yes, now I will have 5 (incl. the hubby)...eeek!  I went to a baby shower in St. Louis in May.  I ran & finished my first half marathon (while 11 weeks pregnant) in June.  Took a family road trip in July & We just celebrated our 8th year wedding anniversary this month.

Pheeeew!  That's it, in a nutshell!  Can't wait to get back to my blog.  It's a great outlet that is definitely needed in my life right now!

Till next time!

XOXO
Nado Queenie

Monday, February 27, 2012

A night at the Oscars...

Last night was the Oscars and there were tons of hot celebs on the Red Carpet.  I loved Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Brad & Angelina (even though she looked way too skinny, she still looked beautiful), Cameron Diaz & Michelle Williams.  My favorite (again) was Penelope Cruz.  However, I was not a fan of her dress last year.  I know she had just given birth but I think she could have picked a more flattering dress than what she wore.  This year she redeemed herself & I think she nailed it...she looked timeless, beautiful and her dress was gorgeous.
Penelope Cruz ~ Oscars 2012
I was so excited to see "Hugo" take home 5 Oscars!  I Love that movie, I blogged about it last week.  "Hugo" is right up there with my all time favorite "Life is Beautiful" & I can't wait for it to come out on Blu-ray.

Who was your best or worst dressed at the Oscars?  Did you get a chance to watch any of the films that were nominated?

Till tomorrow...
XOXO
Queenie

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Treats...

Now, I don't know about you but I sure got spoiled on Valentine's day.  The hubby surprised me with the Twilight Saga on Blu-ray and a one pound box of hand picked caramel chocolates from See's Candy (which was gone in two days-NO LIE).
see's candy
Aaaannnndddd....he even took me to dinner to have my favorite...(heart shaped) PIZZA & BEER!
mushroom & jalapeno heart shaped pizza
With all these yummy goodies I needed a good juice to flush me out...

Lunch Juice

Ingredients:
  • 5 Romaine Leafs
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Fuji Apple (or any read apple)
  • 1 Pear
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Cucumber (or 1/2, but I like a whole one
Wash ingredients, core apple and pear, place in juicer and enjoy!
lunch juice
Till next time!

XOXO
Queenie