Friday, September 5, 2008

I Love Brand New Babies!

My good friend, Stacy, had her second baby today. Her 2 year old daughter now has a new baby sister. I always love an excuse to make something sweet to eat so of course I made a batch of "Scotcheroos" to take to the hospital. Matt put the kids to bed tonight so that I could go visit mom and baby.

Ohhhhh my goodness! There are not even words to describe how precious that sweet baby is! Knowing that just hours earlier she was inside her mommy, just takes my breath away! I always have mixed emotions when I have the opportunity to meet a new little person. I mean, I am so so so done done done!.....but.....when I see a newborn baby my resolve starts to waver a little. I get all sentimental which really freaks my husband out. He actually told me tonight that he had a nightmare a few nights ago that I was pregnant. He said it woke him up at 4 in the morning and he could not go back to sleep. Let me tell husband can sleep under almost any has to be pretty bad to keep him awake in the middle of the night.

I remember after I had Luke, I cried on the way home from the hospital because it was our "last car ride home after having a baby." Matt and I have both decided that three kids is the number for us. And when I am in my right mind, three kids is the right number for me. But, seeing a brand new baby does not leave me in my right mind!

When I got home from the hospital, I sat next to Matt on the couch and said, "Are you one hundred percent sure that you do not want to have another ba...?" And before I could even finish the sentence, he said, "YES!" (And not a happy "yes" .....a very annoyed and mad "yes") So, there you go! Honestly, I really do not want to have another baby....99.9% of the is only when I see a brand new baby!

While I was at the hospital, Stacy's husband pointed to his wrist band and said, "Hey, did you know that if you wear your hospital band to Chipolte you get a free meal? Maybe Matt would go for another baby?" I said, "Yeah, he would probably let me have the baby so he could get a free burrito....but then we would have to give it up for adoption." When I got home, I relayed this story to Matt and his response was, "Yeah, we could give the baby to one of our friends who really wants one...we could make one of our friends really happy." End of story.

Chocolate Scotcheroos

1 c light corn syrup
1 c sugar
1 c peanut butter
6 c rice krispies cereal
1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c butterscotch chips
1. Place corn syrup and sugar into large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil.
2. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter. Mix well.
3. Add rice krispies, stir well. Press into a 9 x 13 in. pan coated with cooking spray.
4. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread over mixture. Let sit until cool, then cut.
note: Do not attempt to eat "Scotcheroos" if you have false teeth....they will get stuck...guaranteed.


Teri said...

Okay, I'm loving the false teeth warning!
Also, it's funny you shared a recipe b/c I just read a blog that says all the good blogs do that.
And finally - babies are only and always a blessing (I'll share another time about how that is my new mantra, based on scripture) - no one ever says at the end of their life they wish they'd had FEWER!!! I vote you go for twins! Maybe you get more at Chipotle if you have twins?

Laura said...

That is so funny....the baby is adorable and the scotcharoos look yummy.

nates5bs said...

Hey! I have that recipe, but we call it "Cup-a-Cup-a-Cup-a" because there is one cup of everything (except the Rice Krispies, of course) and very easy to remember! You are right, it is VERY yummy! I haven't made it for awhile...maybe I'll have to find a reason to make them!

deedee said...

I hadn't heard that Stacy had her baby. How fun! I'm enjoying reading some of your blog. You're such a humorous, interesting writer. Good job!