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It's a girl!!

We had the ultrasound last week and found out it was a girl!! Most important of all, she's healthy and growing just as she ought to be.

My husband and I were both in shock - our parents were both so convined (gut feelings) that it was going to be a boy that in our minds, we had gotten convinced ourselves. Not that we particularly cared much if it was going to be a boy or a girl - we welcomed either.

But we were really excited to find out it was a girl and see her in the ultrasound. Since we didn't have the 1st trimester ultrasound, it was an amazing experience to see her moving and kicking. We even got to see her sucking her thumb. As the ultrasound technician started to get ready, my husband took a hold of my hand. I was surprised because I hadn't expected it. Then as we started to see her, I was so excited and happy and I started to squeeze his hand tight - . As I was watching her, I felt a couple of tears slide out of my eyes - it's an emotional experience.

We're so happy and have started to check out baby girl names.. :)



Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist

This would have been really helpful when I was planning my friend's baby shower and even when I was planning my own baby shower.

Check out this FREE printable Baby Shower planning checklist from Unoriginal Mom

Free Printable Baby Shower Planning Checklist - unOriginal Mom

Saving money on groceries

Recently, we had some family visiting for a few months and as a result, our grocery bills shot through the roof. It's back to being just us again and I'm trying to reduce our grocery expenses.

One of the reasons our grocery bill gets so high is we buy a lot of groceries at the local indian grocery store and it tends to be the biggest part of our grocery budget.

Use a discount grocer or warehouse club - options for me are Trader Joe's, Market Basket, Costco, ALDI's and Sam's ClubChoose your primary store and learn its layoutWatch the store flyer each weekMake a meal plan and grocery listStock up big on sale-priced non perishablesListen to uptempo music while you shopFigure out the price per unit when buying a specific non perishable itemShop your pantry - meal plan around the items in stock in your pantry So I'm going to start meal planning soon and use the rest of these tips to reduce our grocery costs every month. I will keep updating on how that's going.


Corn and Capsicum Tikki

I made this Corn and Capsicum Tikki yesterday and it was really yummy. I forgot to take pictures but it was fairly simple to make and pretty fast. It is pretty healthy and a good evening snack.

Corn and Capsicum Tikki recipe