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The Best Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta

This lightly sauced dish is perfect year round and can usually be made with stuff you already have on hand. It’s one of my family’s favorites and can be easily adjusted to taste and quantity. The original is patterned after a gourmet pasta kit, Elena’s Lemon Pepper Pasta, which was one of my very favorite things ..
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Toddler Finger Foods: Banana Bites

I had saved this recipe because I really liked the idea long before I had a toddler. It came from www.alittlenosh.net which since seems to have gone down. In the meantime, I thought I’d share her recipe so it didn’t get lost. The great idea behind this was the fact that her toddler liked bananas, but ..
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11 Weeks – Products and Techniques that Relieve Nausea

This week, Frog is about the size of a fig. Anti-Nausea Products – Do They Work?   Anti Nausea “Sea” Bands (Hard Sided) These work on pressure points to alleviate nausea. People also use them for boating or other instances where you might experience motion sickness. These bands are put on  like a wristwatch with little ..
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10 Weeks – Chromosome Blood Test and Why It Is Only Given at 35+

This week, Frog is about the size of a date. Prenatal Blood Testing About mid-week this week is the basic blood work and then the tests that you have the ability to opt out of. The one that most mothers of all ages request is the test that determines gender – the Progenity test. The ..
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Mango Almond Smoothie

This is my favorite smoothie and one of my favorite things to make if I’m feeling nauseated. Almond butter is a little milder on the stomach than peanut butter and the almond in this smoothie is very subtle.   2 cups orange juice (you can sub up to 1 cup of the OJ with water ..
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Healthier Zucchini Bread

(makes 1 loaf) Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 Tablespoons wheat germ 1 teapoons flax seed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/8 cup raw sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 – 4 ..
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9 Weeks – The First Visit and Viability Ultrasound

  Frog is now the size of a cherry.   What to Expect at the First Doctor Visit: Bring with you: The first date of your last period and when you took your first positive test, a list of questions you have, a list of symptoms you’re experiencing, ID and insurance The doctor will ask ..
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8 Weeks – Plus Sizes and Pregnancy Concerns

Frog is now about the size of a raspberry.   Plus Sized Weight Gain in Pregnancy I mentioned before that I was overweight. I did not change that before I got pregnant. I wanted to with the wedding coming up, but I’m a stress eater. It is a concern, because even though many overweight women ..
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7 Weeks – Symptom Changes in Pregnancy – Should I Worry?

My concern this week is a change in symptoms, but since I haven’t even gotten to my first doctor’s appointment I’m feeling a little stranded. Throughout your pregnancy, your symptoms are probably going to fluctuate rather than just hammer you with the affects of the changes you are experiencing. Of course, everyone is different so ..
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6 Weeks – Gender Testing with Chromosome Testing without Amnio

Now we’re past the 6 week mark. I’m not sure if the morning sickness (which for me is evening, not morning) is getting worse or if I’m just wearing down. It’s not violent or frequently vomitting, just a worn down sick feeling that makes me not really want to do anything other than rest. At ..
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