Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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22 Weeks

"Your baby now weighs a pound, measures eight inches, and is proportioned like a newborn, albeit a thin one since it has yet to store body fat."

Definitely getting a belly and it has moved way up above my navel. It's weird because it feels hard now. No denying there's a baby growing in there. My mom came to my rescue and hemmed all my maternity pants for me so now I can wear them. It's getting too chilly to get away with the linen drawstring pants I have been wearing all summer.
Tom thinks I am crazy but I think I felt Peanut kick this morning. It was unlike anything I felt before ie., gas pains or uterine stretching. So I am going to believe it was him and wait for the next kick. The only milestones I am watching now are the weeks passing by. Each week getting us closer to when the baby is viable outside the womb.

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