Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'm alive!!

Sorry for the blogging silence. I am almost to the end of this "tunnel" of March. I have to do my state writing assessments (mucho paperwork!) and finish conferences, then it's off for a weekend of debauchery with Brown Eyed Girl and Mrs. Ruby Turtle Hippie Times in Michigan. CAN.NOT.WAIT!

In the meantime, I've got a HUGE random conglom of "stuff" to share. Let's begin with some pictures, shall we??

I got this gem from a friend yesterday (the recipe and picture). It is a chocolate cake made in a coffee cup in the microwave. Seriously. I have not tried it yet, but girlfriend knows me too well to be sending me chocolate/dessert ideas.  Recipe is at the bottom of this post. If you have tried it or do try it, please inform a sister on how it turns out! 

Oh my sweet baby Jesus. Look at my girl at 8 weeks old. Another friend emailed me this picture-this is Emma and her friend Harper. Are they not God's gift? Precious angel babies. They are now 19 months old. I teared up, then thanked God for letting me be pregnant again to see another sweet face like this. Which one is Emma? :)

Girlfriend is doing SO WELL with the glasses. It's been 8 days and she doesn't take them off! I am so relieved and so thankful that God answered my prayers on making this transition easy!! She is adorbs, duh. Here she is puttin' down on a Frosty.

This cracks me up! We went to Buy Buy Baby (superior store) and were looking at cribs for Emma's new room. We put her in it and told her to go, "Night Night" and this is what she did. Then, she proceeded to CRY when we took her out to move on to other things.


Love the Elmo she janked from the shelf and toted around!

Aaaaannnnd, said Elmo came home with us. She is seriously obsessed with him. I'm not sure where she picked this up, because we don't watch Sesame Street or have really anything with Elmo on it. She says, "Melmo." Be still my heart. He has a little mouth opening, and on Saturday she was stuffing it with banana nut cheerios. Priceless.

Reading with her Great Aunt Ginger. She calls her GiGi. Is this not presh??


Eating snack. I just have to show you how the glasses are just no big deal.
She is just my love nugget. Sorry.


Moving along, we're in week 26, almost 27 with Mr. HME. I'll do a little meme for you all, but I'm too slack inconsistent to keep up with it every week!




PS if ONE MORE PERSON says I'm huge, I'm not going to make it all the way, etc, I'm gonna bash their skull in. So STEP OFF. Damn!
How Far Along: 26.5 weeks

Total Weight Gained: I really prefer not to say. But, it starts with a 3 and ends with a 0.
Shut up or I will stab you.

Sleep: I'm sleeping okay. With earplugs. And a beanie pillow. And getting up at 4 am to pee every night.

Best Moment of the Week: When HME wigs after I eat sweets and does little karate movements in the belly.

Food Cravings: Cheez its, Edy's fruit popsicles

Food Aversions: Eggs

Symptoms: Nothing really. I've been tireder (is that a word?) this week.
Movement: He moves a lot during the early morning hours and after dinner. After school I'll feel him banging around. However, I have an anterior placenta and don't feel a lot of his movements. This makes me a little sad b/c I felt EVERYTHING with Emma.

Gender: Boy-HME

What I miss: Alcohol lately-not sure why? Seasons changing?

What I'm looking forward to: Getting to the 3rd trimester on Saturday.

And finally, here is the cake recipe:


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla essence
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to your largest mug and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using), vanilla essence, and then mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).

The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

EAT! (This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now you are only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

What's been going on with you all? I have 75 items in my google reader right now-from yesterday and today. So, I'll get around to reading/commenting. Thanks for all your sweet comments and such on my last post-it's just "that time of year!"



  1. Emma is totes on the left, right? She's got a head full of hair!

    And yes, the cake is very very worth it to make! I have a similar recipe and use peanut butter powder and peanut butter chips instead. OMG I bet you could do peanut butter chips and chocolate chips in the cake and have it with vanilla ice cream? I die.

    I can't wait to see you NEXT WEEK!!!


  2. 1. Emma is a doll in her glasses! She looks so sweet!

    2. I've heard about this microwave cake, but haven't tried it. I'm thinking that's going to be changing soon! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    3. Girl, you have not gained 30 pounds! You look AMAZING!

    Have a great week!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS!!! You are ADORABLE!!!

    Little Man says, "She looks bee-u-tipul wif dat baby in der. Now say dat I'm glad dat she has a baby."

  4. "Shut up or I will stab you". Hahaha! I may have accidentally LOL'd at my desk at work. I think you look GREAT! Red is a great color on you and your belly is PERFECT! Love it. You look amazing.

  5. 1. You are not huge.

    2. You and your girl are totally adorbs.

    3. I love you, girl.

  6. I am jealous of your get-together.

    I wonder if I could make that cake with coconut flour and coconut milk for L.

    You aren't huge. I was that big with G.

    And finally, I hope you really like random comments. ;)

  7. 1. Emma is ADORABLE in those glasses! Oh my heart!

    2. I think you look fabulous, girlfriend!! You are definitely not HUGE!

    3. I'm about to make that chocolate cake in a mug in I just read your blog and now I'm about to pop it in the microwave. awesome.

  8. Love the cute little girl.
    Love the belly.
    Love the baby in the belly.


  9. You look so adorable!!! Seriously, you are glowing and look so cute! And Em is just crazy cute in those glasses. That's awesome she is wearing them without it bothering her. Yay! I have made lots of mug cakes before and they are delish! I love how fast and easy they are and makes a great after dinner dessert without much fuss. I haven't made that exact recipe yet, but I'm sure it will turn out great. You'll have to let us know. I hope you get through March soon so we can get more blog updates!

  10. You look great! I have to admit, "Shut up or I will stab you" is better than ANY Charlie Sheen quote!!

    Cake looks awesome.

    Baby girl is too presh!

    Have a fabulous girls weekend!!

  11. Haven't been on blogger in a while, but reading this makes me miss you! First off, you look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! You don't look big at all...just perfect, even DEAD SEXY! I agree about the red, too. Great color!

    Emma looks ADORABLE in her little glasses. Don't they make you wanna squeeze that face even more?? Glad she's handling the change well!

    That cake recipe may be the death of me. Been eating like CRAP lately with my constant craving for sweets and chocolate, so this is going to be bad news bears for my already-covered-in-cottage-cheese thighs (just one of the many reasons I'm so pumped about putting my preggo self in a suit in 2 weeks). So thank you in advance for the continued weight gain (PS, I've also gained more this time--hoping some of it is the weight from gaining my boobs back). ANyway, I love you and we NEED to get together before our lives get even more hectic with the boys on the way. I've got a month and a half left!

  12. First of all, you look FANTASTIC! I'll tell ya what my Dr told me, don't worry about the number on the scale until the Dr thinks its a problem. Growing a babe is different for everyone and some lucky women gain a minimal amount of weight and it comes off easily. The rest of us aren't as lucky and you know what, its really ok. I like to compare it those peeps in college that can party all night, still make it to class and then make great grades without really studying. I was always jealous of those kinds of peeps, but, I got over it. I also had to get over the fact that in my pregnancies, I'm going to gain weight and then have to work harder to get it off. 2nd, Emma is PRECIOUS in her glasses! I am so glad that she is keeping them on! And that cake sounds amazing!


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