Monday, April 30, 2007

Merry Chrismas Hatkes!

To add some more craziness into the mix now we have discovered that we are expecting again. Yeah!!! Hatke #3 is due around or after Christmas depending on which due date we go by. So the fun part is we will try and do some belly pictures as we progress.

I certainly feel like I am pooching out arleady. I guess by baby #3 your stomach muscles are like, "oh yeah this again. We don't have to work for the next year or so! "

So every pregnancy brings me new resolutions.
Here are my resolutions for this pregnancy.

1. Two eggs a day.
2. One cup of whole milk also daily.
3. Walking a mile a day.
4. Drinking a cup of Rasberry Leaf tea every evening.
5. Limiting refined sugar to special occasions.

There you are I suppose number three will be the hardest to do. Scheduling in a brisk especially with the two kids. When I walk, I like to WALK. And with the girls, an amble is about the highest speed attained. Still today we walked over to the Flippens house together and Zita walked the whole way .

Ahh, lastly I finally got the first of the garden planed today and that was a real load off of my mind. I also discovered by accident that the grime on my kitchen window I have thought was permamnet for years actually came off with baking soda and a lot of scrubbing. So I spent an hour the other morning scrubbing the whole damn thing till it shone. What a feeling of accompishment. I have angrily stared at that grimy window while washing dishes for so long. Who knew it could look so much better?


Colleen said...

Congratulations, Anna! I'm sure it will be a very happy Christmas indeed.

Sarah said...

Yippee! We are so excited! Third times a charm . . . I hope this little guy is just as placid as his cousin PeterXavier.

Dragonflyer's Ladybug said...

Congrats! We're due around the same time - mistletoe mommies! ;) I'm determined to use this as an oppourtunity to eat healthy :P Can't wait to hear updates :)

Anne McD said...

Congratulations, you guys!! That's beautiful news! :)

Ben said...

What the--?!? How come I wasn't told about this?!? So I have to come here and find out the news on your blog?

Flighty Girl said...

Congratulations!! I really like it when people who make cute babies have more ;) Definately a great idea.

Cate Harmon said...

Congratulations Anna! I just found out from Maggie, who also directed me to your blog, which looks like lots of fun. Love the Easter pictures!
Hope all is well with the Hatkes--God bless!

Ben said...

I was just kidding in that previous post. I knew Anna was pregnant the moment she started eating four hamburgers in one sitting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anna & Ben,

Congrats again! Now you will be adding another pirate to your ship.



gipsyjaime said...

happy, happy news, anna! man, you've got such a huge head start on me, and we still won't even be married by the time #3 Hatke arrives outside. teehee! congrats, congrats! i can't wait to see you.

Anonymous said...

I would find #5 extremely hard. But all of those ambitions are great ideas. I don't think I've done any one of those consistently (except maybe drinking milk). I guess its never too late to start a "healthy pregnancy" regimen.


Sam G said...

Hi Anna,


This has not come through the Hatke Hotline If I tell my Mom (Aunt Betty) will I be spoiling secrets???

Sam...very happy for you

Anonymous said...


Hey! Here is the recipe for you and Denver. I play it pretty fast and loose- I think I about double the dressing and you can play with everything until it tastes just right! Yum, yum.

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teapoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound bacon, cut in pieces and fried
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, about 1-inch long
2-3 ounces blue cheese

In a large bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, shallot, and oil to make dressing. Have ready a bowl of ice and cold water. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, blanch beans until just tender, about 3 minutes, and drain in a colander. Transfer beans to ice water, stirring until just cool. Drain beans well and add to dressing. Crumble blue cheese over beans and gently toss with bacon and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve beans at room temperature.


Laura said...

Congratulations! I just kind of stumbled on your blog and was very excited to find you. Like you, I am a young Catholic mother, my youngest being little Josephine born December 26 of last year... So I was pregnant with her this same time last year. It is a very nice thing to think about. My other two children are wonderful boys, 6 and 3.

I pray for your health and for your little baby...

your friend in Christ,

Anonymous said...

Congrats Hatkes!!

You might want to skip the Raspberry leaf though. It's used to try and get labor going. I read somewhere recently to avoid it during most of the pregnancy.