Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Thankful for..... PECAN PIE

Today I spent the day with my mom, it was very nice. I did a little work and baked with her all day. We made Taco Soup for lunch and cornbread (a little extra for me to take home as dinner too). Then we got a jumpstart on all the sweets for Thanksgiving Day. My grandmother had a heart procedure done this week and won't be able to make it to Thanksgiving this year so we had to do it for her. It was fun to get to learn how my mom and her used to do things like this together. There is something special about baking with your mom, with a little love of course. This is the best pecan pie ever..... my grandmother has lots of pecan trees so we always look forward to all of her pecan sweets she makes each holiday.

Grandma's Pecans Pie

1 cup sugar
¾ cup Light Karo syrup
3 eggs
Mix together… then add
1 dash salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup pecans

Stir it all together, 350 degrees about 40 mins,
or until toothpick is clean.
I am thankful for lots of things not just pecan pie (I love it even when I am not pregnant, haha),
I am thankful for a healthy pregnancy and baby to be, and wonderful husband, a loving family, beautiful friends inside and out, a savior who loves me even though I am so unworthy of Him. I am so thankful for many things this time of year...
What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Life's Little Lessons...

Well, I have had my doctor since 35 weeks telling me that she thinks Hank is coming anyday.... So, it has made such un needed anticipation ya know? Lost my plug on Thursday so the nurse said normally within a week I should deliver, another false statement. I went in today (38 weeks)and I had only dilated to a 1/2 cin. which is nothing to write home about. At 33 weeks I tore my groin muscle so as this little baby grows it puts a ton of pressure on that muscle, and is unable to heal until he is delivered. My doctor is always up beat and turns it around on me that as soon as my body will cooperate she can't wait to deliver him and will meet us in the hospital as soon as we call. Which is really sweet but has made me feel like, my body isn't doing it's job and Hank would be ready and just each day feels like an eternity. My cervix thinned out at 35 weeks.... so it's just an unfun waiting game. As soon as the appt was over I burst into tears! I want the baby to be healthy and come when he is ready but I need patience, b/c I feel like I have been given so much false hope that he was coming early. After I left the appt I got a speeding ticket on the I-45 feeder in front of Main Event, in a school zone. It was just a bad day (I didn't even try to talk to the officer).

But.... at the end of the day I have friends who are going through so much worse. Our very dear friends that are inexpecting their first baby in June Stephanie and Derek just had a miscarriage, and my girlfriend that is 31 weeks had her water break and she is going to have to stay at the hospital for over a month and try to keep from delivering her baby.

Derric and I sponsor a little girl from Rwanda through Compassion and she writes me letters once a month, when I got home from my awful day I had one in the mailbox, at the bottom of the letter she leaves me a bible verse this time it was: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which says.... "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

How awesome is that! I am being so caught up in myself that my poor little girl in Rwanda, Africa who lives in an AIDS infected community, barely has clean water, and is in a third world country witnessing only God knows whatd aily, I had a friend who just lost her baby, and another friend on her knees that her baby will make it, and I just want mine early because of a little discomfort. Thank you Jesus for giving me a convicted heart and surrounding me by Christian people who love me.

I am so thankful I have friends like you to pray for me. God is good.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

37 Weeks and Waiting....

"Every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17

So Derric and I went to the doctor today for my 37 week visit, Hank is now considered full term. It is always exciting to go each week at this point to learn when the doctor thinks Hank may make his debut! She told us at 35 weeks, any day now.... When she said this she means she thinks he is healthy enough to come anyday now, not that she thinks it will be tonight! That was such a hard concept for me to wrap my head around because.... you have NO CONTROL. I want him to be a healthy baby boy and come when he is good and ready but we are so excited to meet him we hope he comes sometime soon. We have so much to be thankful for, I have had a very healthy pregnancy up to this point, sure my body has changed like lots of new mama's do, and my feet are as large as elephants feet (but my husband still kisses them and tells me how much he appreciates all that I have sacrificed for the baby).... he feels so bad for me when I have to wake up to go to the bathroom 9 times in the middle of the night, and gives me a back rub when I have shooting pain. All of this I would do again in a heartbeat for little Hank. We are so excited to me our Sweet Baby Boy....any day now!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Night

We were invited to our sweet friends house... The Slinkard's. We went last year and we dressed up so we thought we were too close to the part not to dress up!

I made my sister in laws delicious 7 layer dip and add a few skeleton's for fun!

I was a very uncomfortable about to POP Juno and Derric was my high school boyfriend who knocked me up Paulie Bleeker.

We walked aroudn the negihborhood and my sweet friend Christine came back and saw my swollen feet and gave me a 20 minute foot rub. That is the best gift I have been given since my pregnancy!!!

She then started talking like Angela Johnson and doing her nail salon talk!

Here was a picture from our costumes last year, a little bit cuter!