Friday, January 27, 2012

Pregnancy pictures. 38 weeks.




Dress from DownEast basics
Blue leggings from harmons
Boots (old)


I am in pre labor, it means that i have contractions but the labor is not starting. I always cook my babies very well. Mimi was 9 days late, my boy 7 days late and for my Fairy, i had 2 weeks of pre labor and was induced on her due date. I was 4 cm dilated when i got to the hospital.
My water never ever broke on it's own each delivery...So well, yes. This baby won't come early.
I have 6 more days and i will be induced.
How big is this bunny going to be? 
What do you think?
I am not very big this time as you can see in the pictures.
I am being induced 1 week early because of the gestational diabetes.

XOXO
Isabelle

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1 week left or is it really?


I love this picture of hubby. He is so good looking.
This picture of my Fairy i think is adorable.


My OB appointment was today. I got an ultrasound but really, the baby is so squashed, i could not see anything. I have to wait for this little girl to be out to see what she looks like.
I had contractions Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Not strong enough to start the labor. My doctor said although that i could start anytime and i can't wait. I really feel crappy.
My baby bag is ready.


Big hugs!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2 weeks more to go and i want to bleach everything. Random things like you have never seen me write.

The time has come when the house calls me for deep cleaning and germ phobia. My poor beaten body trying to clean the kitchen floor at 9 PM. Staying awake thinking about bleaching the bath tub (the baby is keeping me awake anyways, but still...). Buying a lot of Clorox scrubbing wipes and making the kids scrub everything in sight.
Washing all the baby clothes. Buying things i need for her. Diapers, wipes, Lavender baby shampoo and oil. (Babies are expensive) Having a desire for everything Lavender. 



wanting to cook recipes i know i can't eat. Like Sopapillas.
Watching delivery videos and scaring myself out. 


I had my OB appointment yesterday. Looks like everything is doing good.
They did some monitoring and checked her water. 
I was scared.
I am skinny.
I am starving.
I can't wait to finally see her face. 
I am scared of seeing her (Hope she is perfect).
I just made cookies for the kids after school.
They are very good. The crumbs were good.

Glad it is not snowing in the Valley. I don't want to drive in the snow even if it is 5 minutes away to pick the kids after school.

Letting you know that my blog is not a cooking blog. It's just the only thing i think about these day. Food and it shows.
My craft supplies are still in boxes somewhere and it is driving me nuts.
I just find my maternity clothes. 2 weeks before delivery. Yes. Don't move when you are sick and pregnant. Big NO NO
I am happy, i have cute and comfortable clothes now. Hahaha

Wow, that was random!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mother, daughter date




Yesterday was all about Mom and Daughter fun.
We made a craft.
Had a cupcake at the Sweet Tooth Fairy.
Then to the store to get her few things she needed.
Was the best day. We had a lot of fun.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nickelback - Photograph



I could talk about memories and how important they are to me but... this is not about that.
Hubby went to Vegas for work and went to a Nickelback concert.
They rocked.
I am Jealous.
The end.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cornbread muffins with stuffing ingredients.



I love to make those small individual cornbread muffins.
I make them for Christmas and for parties.
I usually used the ingredients i would use for a stuffing recipe.

Corn muffin with stuffing


2 apples,
1/2 bag cranberries,
6 strips of bacon, 
Hand full of fresh cilantro,
1 box Krusteaz Honey cornbread mix,
Salt ,
Pepper.


Prepare the cornbread mix according to directions.
In a pan caramelize cubed apples, cranberries. Crumble cooked bacon. 
Add the fresh cilantro. 



When the stuffing mixture is cooled, add to the cornbread mix.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper.



Spray muffin pan with oil and spoon your mixture. Follow the cooking temperature on the cornbread box.




Cook until lightly golden.
You could add more ingredients like nuts, leeks, pears...anything you like in your stuffing
Enjoy!
This is very yummy!




Monday, January 9, 2012

Pigs in a blanket recipe


Those are great appetizers and so easy to make. Even my 4 year old helped me and had fun.
Great for parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Pigs in a blanket
Hillshire Farm Litl' smokies (smoked sausage here)
Kroger Reduced fat crescent dinner rolls.




Take your litl' sausage and place them at the base of your crescent. Roll.
Place on parchment paper.


Follow temperature on crescent dinner roll package for the oven. 
Cook them on the very golden side otherwise you will get raw dough in the middle.
That's it! 
Enjoy!


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Peanut butter cupcakes and chocolate frosting recipe {14 days of Valentine}


I have been craving Peanut butter cupcakes so bad!!!
I made my own recipe with things i already had in my pantry. 

Also, with Valentine and the baby coming soon, i thought i would start on Valentine treats.
2 years ago, i made sweet snacks and treats for my hubby for 14 days before valentine.
Very fun and January is a great time to plan it.
You can see the posts here. 14 days of Valentine.
Hubby's Birthday is on the 13th.
So, there is Valentine Birthday party ideas, handmade cards and sweet quotes too.

**
The cupcakes taste like Nutty butter cookies (Yum!)
The icing is so yummy!!

Frenchy's Peanut butter cupcakes 

1 box yellow cake mix,
1/2 cup Skippy smooth peanut butter,
1 cup water,
1/3 cup Canola oil,
3 eggs,
Chocolate icing (recipe below)

Preheat oven at 350*
With a mixer, mix cake mix, peanut butter, water, oil and eggs.



When the texture is very smooth, spoon in cupcake liners. 3/4 of the way to the top of liner.
My 4 year old did the job :)
Not to worry, the cupcake turn very beautiful and full.
Cook at 350 degrees until a knife comes clean when you poke the cupcakes.



Let your cupcakes cool completely.
Frost with piping tool the chocolate frosting.

Frenchy's chocolate frosting


1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted,
1/2 cup very good coco powder, sifted,
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 stick butter (room temperature),
2 1/2 tablespoon water,


With mixer, beat all ingredients. I started a little bit with the fork and then, the mixer. (I have a hand mixer). If you have a standing mixer skip the fork.

Frost your cupcake,
Add some Wilton heart icing decorations.
Super cute.





Friday, January 6, 2012

best of 2011, the lost pictures and the funny things she says.

The best "I wear a bra too"

The best "This is my normal face and attitude. I am a vampire"

The best "I am Harry Potter"

Few pictures from my phone :)

Here is what my 4 year old was up to this week:

Fairy: how long are we going to stay on this planet?

Me:???

Fairy: combien de temp allons nous rester sur cette planette?

Moi:???



Me: Fairy, have you been using daddy's perfume?
Fairy: no, I smell like that. 

Moi: Fairy, tu t'est mis du parfum de papa?
Fairy: non, je sent comme ca.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

13 th Anniversary and pregnancy picture

this is us when we were dating.

We started the new year with our anniversary. 13 years.
We went to Apple bees. Hubby got the salmon and i got a steak.


Oh so good. I had a little bit of it but it was all worth it!
It is so cheap too! Around $2 for a small cup (not so small).




Pregnancy pic! I can't wait to look like myself!
I gained 1 pound this week. Total of 19. Everything is normal and fine. I am still not on medication for the Gestational diabetes. I follow the diet to the letter.
Lately things stay on the floor if they are on the floor as you can see in the picture. I am too big to pick anything up.

Love,
Isabelle


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Best of 2011 continues...

The best of "popcorn don't pop, they try to escape"

The best of " I have been standing here for 2 minutes. Hard to be a model!.

The best "Surprise!!"

The best "I don't garden, i scoop dog poop"

The best "All she wanted was bubble bath. 2 bucks later, a happy kid"


This year has been very weird. I have been sick for 6 months with this baby so i don't have as many pictures as last year.
I am planning on a lot more pictures and memories this year!
I don't have any resolutions this time. 
Cheers to a great year!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The best of 2011 continues

The best "Shabby chic house"

The best " There is a safe in my craft room?"

The best "watch my shoulder"

the best "4 years old put their fingers in cakes"

The best "kept in the dark"

The best boots.

The best "No, you don't see me"

The best "Eternal boxes"

The best stretch.


More to come. LOL
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