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post #21 of 32
I have a baby sweater that I am knitting that I am planning on working on. It is a super simple pattern, so it shouldn't take a lot of effort Unless, of course, this baby decides to start things off with a bang and I don't want to knit Then I'll just have to finish it with her in the sling after she is born.
post #22 of 32
I was thinking of baking a cake from scratch "for the baby" , too. Of course, that cinnamon sugar bread machine recipe sounds yummy...please post it!

ETA: or else, I was thinking of organizing our photos and boxes of photos/negatives.
post #23 of 32
With my first I baked a birthday cake, and frosted it, and then we took it to the hospital and shared with the nurses.

This time around, if labor is as slow, I might go the same route. But I will DEFINITELY be doing the house-cleaning thing, and probably directing DH to finish all sorts of last-minute tasks.

Drawing or crafting also sounds cool, and maybe planning a placenta print, which I would NEVER have even crossed my mind without these forums!

Gardening, too, just depending on what time of day it is and how much I get done before then.
post #24 of 32
I hadn't really thought much about it...but you have all shared great ideas! Last time my husband and I watched lots of movies together and I did some knitting but I like the idea of having a specific project....

I have several knitting projects in progress - it would be really cool to finish one up while in early labor. I marked this recipe for a groaning cake awhile ago and I love that idea too. I know there will be plenty of things to clean...

I also plan on trying to eat and sleep as much as possible as my labor was quite long last time and I did come close to running out of energy.
post #25 of 32
Yum ... now I think I'll be making cookies! I've been stocking the freezer and the only things left on my list that I haven't put up in there are muffins and cookie dough. This is #3 for me and my last labor was 3.5 hours in the hospital so I might not have time to bake, but I can get some dough done!
post #26 of 32
I'm another who will probably use the time to clean up after my messy DH and dd. The place is relatively clean (compared to usual) but the kitchen could definately use a clean up. That is what I did during my first labour (1 day of slow labour).

until then though, I'm enjoying the sun and resting when I can. 1 week to due date!
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by Voltige View Post
Ooooh, recipe please?
http://www.recipezaar.com/Cinnamon-S...-Machine-90502

Quote:
Ingredients

* 1 cup milk
* 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 egg
* 3 cups bread flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon (I use at least 2 teaspoons)
* 2 teaspoons yeast
Bake on sweet bread setting if your machine has it. Otherwise use the white bread setting. Enjoy
It stays good for at least a week. DD loves it with PB and honey too.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by amandaleigh37 View Post
I planned on making some of my favorite lentil soup in the crock pot, hopefully to enjoy after the baby comes. Maybe I'll knit... I don't know
Oooh I'd love this recipe! How great would it be to have dinner and dessert/breakfast all ready after the baby arrives.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by amandaleigh37 View Post
I planned on making some of my favorite lentil soup in the crock pot, hopefully to enjoy after the baby comes. Maybe I'll knit... I don't know
OH! Lentil soup?? I can't believe my eyes skipped that part!! I would love to see your recipe! I absolutely love lentil soup, but have never made it myself..
It would be good for the freezer I'm sure!
post #30 of 32
Morroccan Lentil Soup: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...ot-recipe.html
post #31 of 32
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Originally Posted by seafox View Post
I have a quilt that I am almost done piecing, so will be in quilting stage by labor time. I actually got a lot of it done during my 'false' labor last weekend - (sewed 20 squares in those 6 hours or so!)

quilting is actually much easier probably than the sewing (not as much up and down to iron, etc) so hopefully its as distracting.
I think this thread deserves more pictures, so Ill start I *finally* finished piecing my quilt, so my early labor project will be quilting (which hopefully works, the piecing worked out well during the false labor, and quilting is even less hard but it is a bit hunched-over)

quilt assembled

I still haven't decide though what to do quilting-wise so I need to figure that out! I'm thinking I am going to need to stencil something (wavy patterns) over the blues and maybe outline the fish, the snail trails (the ocean wave blocks on the outside) will be easier w/ just outlining the blocks but i need to start in the middle first!

so show off your knitting I wanted to knit some soakers but I've been too busy quilting to do so. I hope to do some this summer.
post #32 of 32
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Originally Posted by HippieHugger View Post
http://www.recipezaar.com/Cinnamon-S...-Machine-90502



It stays good for at least a week. DD loves it with PB and honey too.
Thanks!! :
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