Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"I heard," said the bird, "that there's a new one coming!"

So ever since becoming pregnant and having Lucy I live in fear monthly that I am pregnant again.  Yes, I want another baby (perhaps more even!) but just not quite yet.  Don't get me wrong, a baby is a blessing...I know!  But I currently have a baby that has recently started waking up for 2-hour stretches in the middle of the night. 

It's pretty awesome. 

So to introduce a new child would be a bit overwhelming to say the least.  So, each month if I feel odd one day, crave chocolate, feel tired, smell a funny smell, or whatever....I think, "Ohmygosh-what-if-I-am-pregnant-what-am-I-going-to-do!!!!!"  And then....inevitably....I am not pregnant.  Whew.  It's exhausting, really.

So, last Friday, I was having one of those days.  I was very much looking forward to the weekend and drinking a few beers and NOT being pregnant (for now!).  On my drive home after picking up Lucy I always swing by the mailbox and get the mail.  In the mailbox I found I had something addressed to me from an unknown sender.  I racked my brain for possiblities in the 30 seconds it takes to reach my driveway and then as soon as I parked I ripped into it.

It was a cute homemade card and on the front it said, "I heard," said the bird, "that there's a new one coming!"

Oh my gosh!  Someone, somewhere KNOWS I am pregnant and they are sending me a card congratulating me!  How on Earth is this possible???  Is this a sign?  Am I really pregnant?  I mean, I must be since I'm getting a card about it right??? 

And then I opened the card and realized it was a baby shower invitation (of course!) for a friend of mine.

And that night, I drank an extra beer to celebrate!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Strawberry Bruschetta

Well...summer is finally here!  We spent last weekend at the lake house and I made sure to fully enjoy the warm weather and hot sun after spending so many days indoors this past winter with a newborn.  And now that summer is here, I am LOVING it!  I might love it a bit more if I actually fit into any of my old summer clothes but apparently I had a baby and they say when that happens your hips (meaning butt) gets wider!  Sooo.....guess I have to go shopping for more clothes....oh darn!

Foods like this may or may not contribute to the widening effect, but it's delicious and I just don't care!  The original recipe call for goat cheese which I am sure would be wonderful, however my husband can't stand the stuff so I decided to swap it out for spreadable brie cheese.  Mmmmmmm......it was a GOOD swap!

Strawberry Bruschetta

1 French Baguette, sliced diagonally, about 1/2 inch thick
1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
1/2 tablespoon raw organic sugar
4 ounces spreadable brie
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons good balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine strawberries, sugar and balsamic and some of the basil in a bowl and set aside.  Place the sliced bread on a baking sheet and drizzle a bit of olive oil on each slice.  Bake in oven until tops are golden, about 10 minutes or so, but keep a close eye.  Remove bread and let cool slightly before spreading the brie cheese on.  Then scoop the berry mixture on top of each slice.  Add a few more pieces of fresh basil to each and then gobble up immediately!  These are delish!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby proofing

This little girl who was once so tiny....
 And recently started sitting up like a champ....well, ok a weeble-wobble champ, but still....

Has started heaving her body across the floor and I am pretty sure will be crawling by next week! 

She can quickly turn in circles when she hears noises or wants to see something.  She is also very good at watching me walk out of a room and the split second she loses sight of me she lets out a ferocious cry.  The doctor's office called it "separation anxiety".  I call it "not being able to get anything done".

I guess we better break out the ole outlet plugs this weekend huh? 

When did she start growing up so fast???  I love it and I hate it all at once.  I love that she is growing and changing and it's so fun to watch her learn new things but seriously, one minute she is mastering sitting and the next she will be leaving me to go to college.  Ah, such is life I guess.  Just don't grow too quickly baby....mama will miss your snuggles so much!