Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Announcement..... as promised.

The sticks don't lie! I am happy to announce I am 8 weeks pregnant. One of the main reasons we were so excited for my parents to visit this weekend - so we could share the news. Now we can start getting it out in the open more. Not that we didn't want to earlier, but there's all these "suggestions" about how long you should wait to tell people, yada, yada. You might be wondering why I decided to blow $20 on MORE sticks to pee on. Well, at about 5 weeks I had a little scare and because I am a neurotic worry wort, I kept taking them to "reassure" myself I was still pregnant. The upside to the little scare though was that I got an ultrasound that week (I probably wouldn't have gotten one until my appointment later this month) and was lucky enough to see the little heartbeat fluttering! That made me feel so much better!

Anyway, we are very excited! I have been feeling pretty good overall. No real sickness, however when I am hungry I have a hard time finding something that appeals to me. Oh, and very tired! Very tired! Naps are a necessity on the weekends and during the weeknights I don't do much. This is hard for me because I am used to being productive, so I have to give myself permission to rest. Hence, not a lot of new jewelry to show. But, I hope to get some motivation soon. It was hard enough for me, these last few weeks, to get my house decorated for Halloween. But since it is my favorite holiday, I knew I would be disappointed if I did not do it.

So, I will leave you with a very easy (and semi-healthy) pumpkin muffin recipe that my family enjoyed this weekend - I know my Dad wants the recipe so here it is. (I was craving pumpkin and cornbread last week. This week it's yogurt and mac & cheese. Oh, and hot dogs from Culver's.)

1 box of spice cake mix
1 16oz. can of pumpkin
Mix these two together - add a little bit of water to make a thick batter consistency.
Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350 for 18 minutes

For the frosting, mix one tub of fat free Cool Whip with one package of sugar free cheesecake flavored pudding mix. I recommend letting this mixture sit for a few hours so the pudding granules can absorb the moisture - it will thicken up.

That's it! Easy and delicious!!!

17 comments:

SummersStudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! Parenting is one of the things that has brought me the most joy in my life. I am so happy you will experience it!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOOHOO! I am so over the moon excited for you Heather. You will make wonderful parents. Rest. Take it easy. Put your feet up and let him do it. Get all the foot rubby-rubbies you can. You have a most important job ahead of you and even if you take a break for awhile from creating jewelry, know that you are creating the most precious thing of all.
I am so happy for you!
I just made my homemade baby wipes and homemade baby diaper cream for an officemate having her first child shortly. Brought back a lot of memories. My babies are 9 and 12. (And this is the year that I finally felt I could give my all back to creating jewelry!)

Enjoy the day! This is definitely a 'something good.'
Erin

gbkoru said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats! I'm so happy and excited for you!

Jennifer Hepler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So excited for you! Yay yay yay!

Lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH WOW! This is super news, congratulations! I am looking forward to watching you go through this process so please keep us all updated as it progresses!!!
xoxo Love ya girl!

Jen V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! That's fantastic news! Enjoy those naps. I hear you won't get many once the little one's around. :) Take care!!

Marcie Abney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A HUGE congratulations! Now you have to go out and buy one of those shirts that says "I'm so crafty, I make people". :)

Gardanne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations Heather.

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations to all of you!

vintagebluestudio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!!!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH, WOW, WOW, WOW! I am so excited for you!!! YAY! A baby! Congrats to you and Jon. Well, I know just how you feel, Heather. Let me know if you want to talk about anything. I was also very tired in my first trimester and I also felt down on myself, too. Just let yourself rest and take care of yourself. Please try not to let your mind get to you! Once you get past the first trimester it is sooo much fun being pregnant!!! Keep us updated, Okay? I'm so happy for you! :)

Lucid Moon Studio said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats, that's awesome news!! Can't wait to follow your progress and eventually see lots of pics of the new one!! Take care, and get lots of rest!
Lisa

Doreen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well, that deserves a big WOOT WOOT! I'm so happy for you....Yay!

Emily Wohlscheid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sincerest congrats heather! so happy for you!!! :D

Mellisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!

Kindra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!!

SueBeads said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congratulations! Enjoy the rest now, you'll be glad you did!