It was Sunday, October 30th 2011 I was almost 38 weeks pregnant. I looked a lot like this (taken October 15th 2011 36 weeks pregnant)…
I was making cookies for a Halloween bake sale happening the next day. I found the perfect recipe – Double Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies from one of my favorite recipe blog sites EVER http://www.howsweeteats.com/. This site has amazing photos and is extremely descriptive and funny… oh and has really great recipes.
I went to the store, got everything I needed, I was really excited because I was going to make them with the orange Oreos for Halloween.
I made 3 batches of this recipe making like 90 cookies. I bagged them 2 per bag with a little card that had the recipe on it. At this point in the afternoon I was feeling tired. But the cookies came out great!
We had friends over to watch Sunday Night football and have tacos (I don’t even like tacos). By 6 PM I offically realized I was having contractions.
By 11 PM I was really having contractions. Called the doctor and he said to wait for them to get even closer together. I laid in bed writing down every time they came in a notebook next to me until about 6 AM… if I knew any better I would have tried to SLEEP!! But I didn’t. It’s funny to look at that notebook now and see the handwriting getting more and more frantic.
We went to the hospital early Halloween morning and I grabbed the big tupperware of my cookies for the bake sale. They weren’t going to make it to the bake sale but I made sure they were eaten. I gave half of them to the nurses and they loved them… the other half were for visitors I had!
I will always link these cookies to child birth.