Baby G is still firmly planted in my womb (womb is such a weird word). His official due date is the 17th, but I had psyched myself up that he would come at 37 weeks. So the last 3 weeks have felt like I have this cloud of my head, like a late library book– but more so! My midwives warned me first babies like to come late (normally around the 41 week mark), but I had convinced myself that because one of the women in my birth class had her baby early, so would I! Needless to say I am still pregnant and still guessing if Baby G will have my eyes and a headful of hair.
I am a Masters degree student who deferred starting her first year teaching to pursue said masters degree, oh AND be a stay at home mom to Baby G. Financially it was a rough decision #studentloans #broke; however, to get the opportunity to spend the first year-ish of my kid’s life at home being with him= WORTH IT. Thankfully I have a supportive family and partner who did not give me heck about it. As this pregnancy wears on working a week ahead of my classwork (so that I don’t get too behind when baby shows up) is getting old. Heck school work in general is getting old. And yet I am bored. I stare at the TV, books, coursework and it all just BORES me. I blame the baby. I think the waiting game has officially driven me crazy. Everyday is just another potential Birth Day! So when labor doesn’t start I am left feeling let down.
All of that to say: I’m making some cookies! Isn’t it funny how you start thinking you have one thing to say and then you discover you really have a different message all together?
Baby Mamma’s cookies
Makes 3 dozen.
1/4 cup softened butter (aka 1/2 a stick)
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
2 cups peanut butter (aka a whole jar– I use a natural creamy kind)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon (I just guess at the amount)
1/4 teaspoon salt (aka a random shake or two)
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cups nuts
- Preheat over to 350.
- Mix butter with both sugars until smooth (use an electric mixer to save your hand some work)
- Mix in peanut butter, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon till combined. Again use an electric mixer because stirring in peanut butter is no joke.
- Mix in oats, chocolate chips, and nuts. You’ll just use a spoon for this– or you hands if you’re that kind of girl/guy.
- Spoon 1/3 cup-ish servings of cookie dough on to an oiled down baking pan (I just smear some oil on the pan with a paper towel). Honestly I just use a spoon and guesstimate the cookie size. Try to get them about the same size and fit 12 on a standard pan.
- Bake cookies on a oiled down baking pan.
Note you can totally choose crunchy over creamy peanut butter, other candy/nuts for mix ins, etc.
Also, I ad-lib this so sometimes 1 jar of pb is more like ALMOST 1 jar of pb (because sometimes pregnant girls need a pb&j sandwich while they bake) and at least once I only had 1/2 the amount of rolled old fashioned oats– so I used what I had and used instant oats for the other 1/2 of oats. It worked. Moral of the story: if I can make these cookies, anyone can.
Hopefully I’ll update soon with the details of birthing a baby– otherwise, I’ll try and come up with some other fun thing to share.