Monday, February 28, 2011

..::cAkE cLaSs::..

At the beginning of February, my friend Camille called to tell me she'd just signed up for the Wilton Cake Decorating Class at Michael's and that it's 1/2 off the class tuition right now if I was interested. Well, I definitely was! The entire time I lived in Louisville, I wanted to take the cake classes but just didn't have the money or the time and whenever the tuition was 1/2 off like it was now, I was just having a baby or bad timing. Anyways, the class started 3 days after she called me so I jumped on the bandwagon and signed up for the class too. I'm soooooo glad I'm taking the class with a friend, it's way more fun. I mean, I'm enjoying learning all the new techniques and everything but it's always more fun with a friend, right?
So here's my cake from our 2nd class of the first course (and I had to give Camille a cameo too!!). Then we decorated cupcakes on our 3rd class.
And here's my final cake from our last class tonight. I just realized, however, that the reason my frosting was WAY too soft was because I was adding the water measurements in TBSP instead of tsp like it was supposed to be. Oh well...I'll pay more attention when I'm making the frosting next time!! And I can only get better, right???!!! Anyways, we're signed up for level 2 and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't think I'll be able to squeeze level 3, the final course, in though as I'm due to have this little bambino smack dab in the middle of the 4 week class. Oh well...maybe next year when tuition is 1/2 off again!!! :-)
Happy Cake Decorating!!!

::Baby Bump: 8 Months::

Here we are at 8 months! This little bambino is growing like craaaazy! I had to have another ultrasound on Feb 2nd as I had been measuring a lot bigger at my previous few appointments. The ultrasound showed that the little guy was measuring 2 weeks and 1 day bigger than my due date. I was sooooooooooo hoping my doctor would move my due date up two weeks as I originally thought I was due 3 weeks earlier anyways. But at my appointment on Feb 4, my doctor only agreed to move my due date up by TWO days, to April 25th, according to my 20 week ultrasound. She said that the ultrasound at that time is pretty accurate and by this point in my pregnancy, he's most likely just a BIG baby and they don't want to move my due date up too far and risk him not developing all the way. I get that...although I still hope he comes early!! At that same doctor's appt, when my doc did the measuring tape measurement of my uterus, I was measuring around 33 weeks and I was only 28 1/2 weeks at that point, but at my appointment this past Friday (Feb 25th), I was still measuring at 33 weeks, so the little guy's growth is slowing down! Phew....I've been super nervous about having a big baby. Still am actually, since two of my sisters have had over 10 pound babies. Yep, I said TEN pounds! They practically came out toddlers!! :-) Anyways, my doctor did agree to plan for an induction at 39 weeks, which is April 18th, and I'm super happy about that. I'm still going to pray continually that this baby decides to come early on his own but we'll just have to wait and see if that happens or not.
This pregnancy has definitely been the hardest for me. I'm sure the fact that I'm getting older AND have two kids to deal with now are factors in that...but my body really is just falling apart it seems! My hips and back are so bad that walking, sitting, standing, cartwheels, you name it...are difficult for me. And now I have plantar faschiatis in my right foot which adds a whole other element to my discomfort. I'm really not trying to complain...just trying to document how this pregnancy has been. I'm so grateful for the miracle growing inside me and cannot wait to meet him...I just don't know if my body can go through this again. But, only 7 weeks to go, and I can hold this sweet little guy in my arms and hopefully have my body return to some level of comfort rather than discomfort! Let's hope these next 7 weeks go by QUICKLY!!! :-)