Friday, February 25, 2011

Updates and a New Fave Recipe!

Things are going great for us...we're still in our waiting period until our little man arrives. God has given me such a peace about His perfect timing and I'm really not that uncomfortable at all physically. I have some pain in my hips and lower back when I wake up, but other than that, I'm really doing great! Praise the Lord! I had some really bad pain from Jude lying on my sciatic nerve last week, but thankfully after a few days he moved and I could walk normally. Jude is still growing strong and is progressing great! At my 37 week appointment yesterday, I was 3 cm dilated and 90% effaced. I'm taking this with a grain of salt because I know babies can come anytime He sees fit...

I have also found one of my new favorite recipes for a dessert. It's cheap, easy, and SUPER yummy! Hope you enjoy!

Fruity Cupcakes with a Glaze
-1 box yellow cake mix
-1 can fruit pie filling of your choice (I prefer apple or cherry)
-1 egg

Mix all ingredients together until creamy. Pour into muffins tins lined with liners until about 1/2 way full. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. (Makes 24 cupcakes)

Glaze: While cupcakes are baking, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 5 tablespoons milk. Drizzle over warm cupcakes.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jude's Nursery!

Beautiful painting done by my sweet friend Katie
The changing table/dresser (Katie also did the lamp shade.)

The crib

The blanket

The whole picture :) On the shelf, there are ceramic jungle animals that Justin collected as a child. We also decorated the walls with animal puzzle pictures that Justin actually completed when he was younger with different family members that really bring the room together. It's been really cool to incorporate so many things that Justin loves into his son's room. I also like it because it's sweet and cute, but not too babyish. We can keep the theme well into his childhood.
We have been so extrememly blessed and showered with gifts. God has provided for us in every way, just as He promises. Our little man's room is ready to go. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 2011

Holy Cow, where has the time gone? Every day is so quick to pass by and I know it will go by even faster with Jude gets here. We are officially on the "home stretch". I'm 33.5 weeks pregnant, meaning, there is only 6.5 weeks before my due date! God has so richly blessed us and I can't wait to meet our son!

On that note, as much as I am longing to meet him, I have been battling with mine and Justin's "our time". Don't get me wrong, I know Jude will bless our home and marriage more than we can imagine, but I also know that we will be tried in new ways, especially in making Justin always feel like my #1 man! February is our last FULL month before Jude gets here, yes, that's right, NEXT month, our son will be born (we hope he does not come too early :)).

We have LOTS going on in this last month...including: finishing the nursery, my last shower, the Superbowl, our Birthing class, my breast feeding class, a Parenting Seminar, weekly Bible study, Valentine's Day, Justin's conference at UGA, an interview in Montana, other showers for friends, FBCO Women's Conference, and my launching of my new business as a BeautiControl consultant! Yes, all that in the next 28 days + regular exercise and work hours.

If I'm not busy, I don't know what to do...please be praying for our family as we approach this time of transition! So EXCITING!