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Sunday, March 27, 2011


As of today-ish, I am officially considered "full term." Or, rather, Elle is. Everything is fully developed and ready for some real world breathing, crying, eating, and cuddling. While I've been aware this entire time that she could "come at anytime," I think that it's more tangible now that I've got the crampy, achy, contracting uterus to go along with that thought. I've gone to sleep every night this weekend thinking, "Could tonight be the night?" I need to just get over it and get some sleep while I can, I suppose. Especially considering I could have up to FIVE MORE WEEKS OF THIS CRAZY WAITING GAME!!!

That being said, I really do feel great. Other than the more painful Braxton Hicks every now and then, I feel fairly normal. Praise Jesus for that. He's been really good to take care of this sweet baby and I. I think Tyler's really appreciative too. We both kind of thought I'd be a huge mess as a pregnant woman. [1st/better part of 2nd trimester fatigue and morning sickness aside...]

So, now we wait... and while we wait I'm going to eat this delicious dish for breakfast. I've been getting bored of my breakfast choices lately (either cold cereal or hot oatmeal with chopped up strawberries.) I've tried this once before and it was phenomenal, so I'm whipping this up tonight so that I can have a quick, delicious and different breakfast ready to go while I spend time with God tomorrow morning before work.

Pumpkin Pie Vegan Overnight Oats


  • 1/3-1/2 cup oats
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8th tsp nutmeg, 1/8th tsp ginger)
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • Walnuts (topping)
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup (topping)
  • Raisins (topping)

Directions: Mix the oats, chia seeds, and spices in a small bowl. Now add the Almond milk and maple syrup and whisk until mixed. Add in the pumpkin and whisk again until fully incorporated. Place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight. Top with raisins, walnuts, and maple syrup and enjoy your creamy pumpkin pie oats!

Taken from ohsheglows.com. No, Tyler and I aren't vegan, but some of her recipes are FANTASTIC!!! Don't knock it till you've tried it.

Happy 37 weeks, Elle!


  1. YOU are the most beautiful pregnant woman I have ever seen. Honestly. And that breakfast sounds delicious!

  2. You are so cute! Ah, the waiting game was the hardest part for me. That was one thing I never thought to expect! I hope Elle makes her appearance into the world soon, and that everything goes smoothly for you. :)