Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Mother's Intuition... wrong.  I could have swore this baby was a boy!  The pregnancy felt different with different symptoms.  Well, the little bugger tricked me :-)  SHE is healthy, measuring right on, and so far all seems well. 
Even the second time around, the ultrasound is still one of the most amazing things.  I love being able to see a sneak peak at my baby be-bopping around in my belly.  She was opening her mouth and hiding her face while we were trying to spy on her.  It's so bizarre to think of another little girl entering into this family and that I will love her just as much as I love Belle.  Paul and I are more than excited and so thankful for a healthy child.

So, we add another girl to the Huizinga side of the family (we are now at 7 girls and 1 boy).  The Thompson side is at 1 boy and 2 girls.  A major plus to another girl is that she will be in the same season as Belle, so we can use the same clothes and all of the same bedding.  That makes this Dutch girl happy :-)

Now some pics of our little peanut:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Modge Podge

So, I am 9 days out from the big ultrasound!  Anyone that knows me is well-aware that I am someone who is not very patient and although I am organized I like to be prepared.  Therefore, we will be finding out the gender of this baby like we did for Belle.  I can hardly wait!  The minute I peed on a stick I was already calculating when I would be able to have my ultrasound.  Obviously, we hope that we will see a healthy, growing baby, but I am also looking forward to knowing if we will have more pink or adding some blue to this family.

I never had a gut feeling with Belle, however I feel that this baby is a boy.  I mainly feel this way because the pregnancy is different.  I am more sick, my complexion is MUCH better than it was with Belle, I have felt more tired, and it just feels different.  I could be VERY wrong, but my guess is boy.  Either way we will be more than delighted with whatever God gives us.

In other news, Belle surprises us everyday with the new words she is learning and the phrases she is putting together.  The girl cracks me up!  She seems to be feeling much better, which makes for a happier little girl and mama :-) I do, however, wonder if she has allergies.  Paul suffers from awful allergies and this poor girl has had a runny nose going on 5 weeks now....hmmmm.

Lastly, I have a recipe I have to share!  I haven't cooked in awhile and I was really excited to try this.  It is from the good ol' Westwood Cookbook (a cookbook from the church I grew up in--aren't those the best??).  I tend not to do too much measuring and I modified the recipe a bit, so here is my version.  Sorry for the lack of details:

-1 1lb frozen bread dough
-spaghetti sauce
-mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Thaw the bread dough.  Roll it into a 20"x8" rectangle (I just made my as big as a cookie sheet).  Place rolled dough on greased cookie sheet.  In the middle of the dough spread spaghetti sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and oregano in a row. I also added Tastefully Simple's Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning.  Roll up sides of dough and pinch at top and sides to seal.  I sprayed the top with cooking spray and put parmesan and more garlic bread seasoning on top.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  Voila!  YUMMERS!!!!!

Okay, a modge podge of information in one blog posting.  Thanks for putting up with me :-)