Yes! There is a light at the end of this tunnel! The past two days have been a lot better over here. We had some problems with getting my heartburn prescription approved so we moved onto a different one...and so far it has been helping! I am so very thankful for this relief. This afternoon I went in for the growth ultrasound that my doctor ordered. It was so great seeing Kate again, although she is so big and so squished in there that it was hard to tell what was what. Her head is so far down that we couldn't even get a good measurement on it. We were able to tell that her hands were once again up by her face (as always). Another thing that was a huge relief to me and an answer to prayer was her umbilical cord. I have a huge fear of it being wrapped around her neck. I've heard so many freaky cord accidents not to mention I had a prolapse cord and my sister had the cord around her neck 3 times! Anyways, praise the Lord it is not by her neck, its floating by her tummy and arms! Whew! The results were sent up to my doctor and 3 hours later I got a call saying that Kate is measuring right on track!! She is not measuring behind like my belly is telling us. As of today she is around 6 pounds 11 ounces. We are so thankful for that wonderful news! Onto even more exciting things....she will be here next Wednesday!!!! Yes, in our arms! I have been scheduled to be induced then. It hasn't really hit me yet but I can tell you that the excitement that knowing we only have 7 days left is extremely high in our house! We had a choice of any day next week and we went with Wednesday since Tuesday is our anniversary and well why wait Thursday and Friday if we can meet her on Wednesday?! I am a little nervous about being induced but we trust that it will go smoothly. I am in the best hands possible with my doctor and the Lord as his guide. We'll keep you posted but that is the latest. Thank you to all of you who have reached out to us this week. It has meant so much much. We need nothing more than your love, support, encouragement and prayers right now. With that being said....the countdown is officially on and you can bet I will be catching up on some much needed sleep in the next couple of days!!
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at