Thursday, April 29, 2010

Still Pregnant...and Reflecting:)

Ok-so don't hate me. This is yet another post having nothing to do with food and with no recipe. Sorry! Maybe if I am up to it today I will make something to keep my mind off of having this baby!

So only 3 days away from my due date, still pregnant, although all signs point to this little girl wants outa there considering how dilated I am and how low she is (according to my Dr she is REALLY low). I keep telling her it's ok she can come out already, but guess she wants some more time in my belly. Guess I am just going to have to practice motherly patience for the first time:)

As I am nearing my due date, and getting so close to holding my precious baby girl, I am looking back at the road it has taken to get her. I look back to the first lupron shot I had to take, the many moments of emotional break downs cause my hormonies were outa wack, the many moments of "what if" thinking which nearly drove me crazy, and the very special moment when I was given pictures of the two ebryos they were going to implant. I remember looking at those pictures thinking one or both of those embryos could make a pregnancy and eventually be my child. It was such a crazy moment, I was blown away by both science and my Father in Heaven, I truly felt like this was such a miracle. I remember after the implantation lying there just hoping and praying this would work. I am so grateful that my Father in Heaven felt it was the right time for me to become a mommy. I know everyone's time in life is different for everything, and I am so grateful that this is my time, and I can soon hold this little girl who has been kicking up a storm in my belly:)
right after implantation
(for my whole IVF story you can go here)

A quick funny story:)
Yesterday, this was a little conversation I had with my sweet heart, it went like this:
Me: "Micah, do you want to see our baby's coming home from the hospital outfit?"
Micah: "She can wear clothes already?"
Me: "What do you mean? What do you think she'll come home from the hospital in?"
Micah: "just naked in a diaper cause won't she still be all gooshey?"

My sweetheart was dead serious as these words were coming out of his mouth. I still don't know what he meant by "gooshey". Anyways, I thought it was pretty funny:) I think he's pretty nervous to meet her and I can see why if he thinks she is going to be all "gooshey" :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

6 days till due date...

I am 6 days away from my due date! I am so anxious to meet this little girl, and I would really appreciate it if she came on time:) I kinda feel like I am walking around today like a zombie even though I have so much I could still do. I am getting to the point where I am tired of preparing and planning, I just want to do this already! So no recipe for now, just some random thoughts:) I haven't been cooking or baking a lot lately, take out has become my new friend, tonight we are going to In-n-Out, I can hardly wait!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby bump and baby cupcakes

Here are some pictures of the other baby shower I had yesterday. Thanks mom and Kori for throwing me such a beautiful shower, and to all of you who made such amazing food for it! It was so much fun:)

I made mini cupcakes for it as well as cupcake pops. I thought the cupcakes turned out really cute, I had so much fun dolling them up with cute sprinkles and gems:)

Just two weeks to go....although I wouldn't be mad if she came early, I'm ready for her!

This is just one of the darling dresses my mother in law sent me from Italy,
she and my father in law and living there at the moment serving an LDS mission.
I think my little girl is going to be super fashionable with all of the adorable clothes
I got!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Absolutely Delicious Molten Chocolate Cake

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend full of yummy Easter treats:) This year I wasn't feeling too ambitious to make something creative for Easter, so I decided to make one of the simplest desserts but that I knew would be a crowd pleaser. I got this molten chocolate cake recipe from a friend a while ago, I wish I knew the source of the recipe but I don't. I haven't made them for a couple years and decided to make them for Easter. They are so easy and yet so impressive. People will think you spent forever making such a delicious dessert, when it only took you minutes:)

Individual Molten Chocolate Cakes

4 T. butter, at room temperature
1/3 c. sugar
3 eggs
1/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled a little (I used dark chocolate and I thought it was perfect, but if you want a more intense chocolate flavor and less sweet, go with the bittersweet)

Preheat oven to 400.

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Slowly add the flour and salt, then add melted chocolate.
Butter muffin tins and dust with granulated sugar. Pour batter into tins (I got 7 little cakes). Bake 8-10 minutes, or until when pans shake they don't jiggle (I baked mine for 8 minutes and it was perfect, you want the edges just cooked but the center still gooey). Dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.