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post #21 of 119

Thought maybe I'd pick this weekend to check in even though it's been awhile. I'm excited to read the birth announcements. Keep checking in every day to read them since my dd is at the end of the month. I'm hoping for some inspiration. 

 

This is honestly the first time I've gotten to this point and not enjoyed being pregnant at this point. My back hurts if I sit for long periods of time and then try to walk (on a good note, the spd seems to be healed from wearing a maternity belt which I've been able to stop wearing).  Dh is frequently having tput on my shoes depending on how my back is feeling. And I've been really naseas and no wonder!  I have a home visit with the midwives on Wednesday and my husband has taken everything out of our bedroom to paint...and it's 9:45 pm and it hasn't been started yet!  Meanwhile other parts of the house must be picked up/cleaned too and I'm working at a rate of cleaning for 10 minutes/ resting for 50.  It's not going fast!

 

We have most of our birth supplies and baby supplies at this point though...so that's something positive.

post #22 of 119

Nothing new yet here.. After my hour long bout of painful contractions Thursday morning, I've had nothing but random painless BH. DH and I are planning on DTD again tonight to get things going. We also went out for mexican and I got a bowl of jalapenos to eat..maybe that will do something? I just hope they don't give me heartburn tonight! I'm not even overdue yet, but those contractions that made me think I was in real labor got my hopes up big time. DH is going to get his wish of having a May baby since there's only 2 1/2 hours left of April :) There's already like 6 birthdays in May between our families. It's like Christmas in May around here. I'm excited and nervous but more excited. I figure I can't predict this labor anymore than I could predict my last labor, just hoping it's shorter this time, and maybe no or very little back labor? That was so tiring. I don't think I even know what a regular contraction feels like without pain in my back involved!

post #23 of 119
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Feeling funny today. Very active baby with lots of feet coming out the side and lots of cervical head butting, but more too. Not sure what, just funny. 



i've been having this for the last few days! HUGE spurt of energy on her part and tons of cervical head butting / finger poking :P

post #24 of 119

I just realized that after this load of laundry is done I'll have everything I need to pack the bag to take to the birth center. That's really exciting. I'm officially on leave as of yesterday afternoon but I'm not sure I believe it yet orngtongue.gif. Tomorrow I'm going shopping for extra linens and chux pads and after that we'll be done with all the supplies we need for home as well. Crazy. We're doing cloth but I bought a pack of disposables, we'll do disposables until the cord falls off. 

Loving all the babies showing up! I hurt my shoulder on Thurs so haven't been typing a lot but have been reading and it's so exciting. I'm 36 weeks today so I've still got tons of time and really need this baby to come after May 16th, which is my husband's hooding ceremony for his Phd. I was really worried about what to wear and my mom just sent me this fabulous dress that I am utterly in love with. Strapless isn't usually my thing but now my boobs are big enough that it works really well. 

It's possible that by the end of May I'll be holding an itty bitty baby of my very own!!! SQUEEEEE!!!

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What you described your laptop doing is what Mothering does to me every time unless I use the quote feature.  It's a PIA...so pardon the quoting.eyesroll.gif

 

And I agree on size...how silly that it's such an "accomplishment".

 

And lizzie I'm so glad your dh is going to be home more often!  I can't imagine having him gone so much especially at the end when it's so tiring.

 

Jr'smom-I hope you are doing well and totally enjoying your sweet baby!!

 

AFM:  I am SO excited it's finally May(well in another 24 hours).  I'm feeling so ready to be done, yet am only 37 weeks.  My earliest baby so far was 39w 3d...I'm hoping for similar with this one as I really want my Mom here for most of the time after the birth and would love for her to be at the birth as well...so here's hoping for the 15th! 
 

 


Is THAT what's going on?? See, it occasionally does that in a couple of my different emails, so I just thought it was my silly computer, but sure enough, I quoted everyone and boom, there's my cursor! You've so simplified my life!! :) And yes, thank you, it will be awesome to have him around more! Just to be able to not worry about all that I feel like I should be doing, you know? Not having that on my mind will be amazing, to say nothing of actually seeing those things GET DONE! Lol.. I hope things come together for your mom to be there with you! I'm glad my mom won't be here right away, but I am really looking forward to her being here when dh does go back to work... hoping I'll feel up to actually doing some stuff with her and the kids by then!

 

Becca - I don't know what else you could be doing for your family! You sound like me when we get a bug blowing through! :) I hope everyone has a quick recovery and your little one stays safely inside until it all goes away! And I hope you're somehow able to get the rest you need in the midst of the sickness and your achiness!

 

 

Dayiscoming - Hearing about your LO being so low, people keep telling me "Oh, but you've already dropped!!" when I tell them late May for the due date. I was talking to one lady, who was really sweet and joking around with me, not the more annoying variety of horrified random stranger, telling her no, if past experience is accurate at all, the baby WILL get lower - and I figured if I tripped over him, it would be time to call somebody. winky.gif She just laughed!! She was so funny. :) But I was noticing today how when I sort of brace myself on my thighs, pushing up to a stand, I have to be careful not to inadvertently squish the belly between my thighs for crying out loud! Getting up and down is becoming increasingly daunting, rather than merely challenging. Hope your ability to sleep well keeps going! :)

 
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Nothing yet.  Had a couple strong contractions, but nothing to get super excited about.  I have to say, I'm a little disappointed.  I'm going to be pissed if I'm 100% effaced now and go to freaking 42 weeks!!!

 

 

That would be so frustrating, knowing that.. of course, you can dilate SO quickly once you're effaced, so maybe things will still happen soon and fast!
 

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Originally Posted by SallyNichole View Post

Yeah. I'm still here and still don't have a baby in my arm. Every night I am woken up by strong contractions but since Thursday they haven't been timing consistently. I'm also still losing a lot of my plug.

My parents decided to go home today and I'm going to enjoy a very hard laugh if I end up going into labor tonight and they have to drive the 5 hours back up here tomorrow. I told them not to come up and they did anyway, it's ok to laugh. or that's what I tell myself so I don't feel like a bitch.

 

Today we were able to enjoy really nice weather and a picnic with friends. Tonight I'm going to take a long bath and a pedicure and hope that all the relaxing sends out all kinds of labor vibes to my body.

 

Laughing has GOT to be good for labor, don't you think? You could then call them to thank them for being so silly, as it helped you to stay positive and progress naturally while you were having their grandbaby! Grandparents are good fun!

 

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Punk Elmo I am still running around doing errands (OK, waddling around) and was last time too and think it was really one of the keys to getting back up and out again. I am sure it also made my labour easier. So keep walking and startling people. Plus you get great customer service with a giant belly.

 

I love turning around and seeing the startled look on someone behind me who had no idea I was pg until the belly was more less looking back at them! :) Of course, that only works if they haven't seen me walking....

 

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Originally Posted by camprunner View Post

Thought maybe I'd pick this weekend to check in even though it's been awhile. I'm excited to read the birth announcements. Keep checking in every day to read them since my dd is at the end of the month. I'm hoping for some inspiration. 

Right?? I keep getting so excited about new babies, and then remember *I'm* only 36 weeks!

 

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 That was so tiring. I don't think I even know what a regular contraction feels like without pain in my back involved!

After the back labor I had with dd, NOT having it with ds was like having mildly annoying cramps. It was SO amazing, and dh felt kind of pointless because I didn't need him to actively do anything (like counter-pressure) with every single contraction. I hope hope HOPE to avoid back labor again. Hoping the chiro will make that difference, since this little dude just keeps changing positions.

 

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Originally Posted by elonwy View Post. I was really worried about what to wear and my mom just sent me this fabulous dress that I am utterly in love with. Strapless isn't usually my thing but now my boobs are big enough that it works really well. 

It's possible that by the end of May I'll be holding an itty bitty baby of my very own!!! SQUEEEEE!!!

That is SO MUCH to be excited about!! :) I can't imagine my mom sending me clothes that I would actually wear, and I STILL couldn't possibly pull off strapless! Congratulations to your dh, too, that's really exciting!

 

And I keep thinking that... OH HOLY COW.. I'm actually going to have a little baby in a very few short weeks.... energy.gif

 

AFM - We went to look at a house to rent, but it's also for sale by owner. It's a fixer-upper, 1920s Victorian cottage on an acre in a nice little neighborhood in a nice little town with SO much potential and totally livable... I think we're insane, and I think we're going to go for it. jaw.gif As much as the timing seems crazy with a baby coming, it's also kind of perfect, since dh will actually be around for the next few weeks. It would be cheaper than rent, and instead of renting something "sort of ok" we'd be buying somethng we would really love putting our time and effort into... then we saw an add for Lab-mix puppies... lol.gif Did I mention I think we're insane? :) We could actually have a PET.. which is just what I need, another "newborn".. but we've been wanting a dog for so long, and I would have no illusions about who is really going to be doing at least 75% of the puppy care. Not that we'd get into that house in time to get one of those pups. We've been talking about getting an older mama dog from a shelter to start with, after we've settled down in the new place with the new LO, and maybe adding in a puppy after that dog is well settled and we're not quite so overwhelmed. But they were SO cute. I'm just completely baby crazy right now!

 

I definitely slept better than I had in a couple of weeks last night. VERY thankful for that! My midwife leaves town tomorrow - I may even drive her to the airport! - so hopefully my body won't take that cue and run with it! I've never gone early though, and I'm just 36w3d, so I don't think that will happen.

 

Even with the chiro adjustments and less pain, I don't know HOW I'm going to shut my brain down long enough to sleep tonight!
 

 

post #26 of 119

Lizzie!  Wow, that sounds like alot.  But the good thing is you will be so busy at the end of your pregnancy you wont have to wait around wondering when baby is gonna get here :)

 

MrsBone and SallyNichole, hope your contractions turn into the real thing soon.  I totally understand where you are both coming from.  Ive been getting contractions every night.. last night I even got fooled into thinking they might be turning into the real deal because they felt so different.. so I was up for a couple of hours in the middle of the night.  After they didnt get longer, stronger or that much closer together I just decided to go lay back down and try to go to sleep.  I was able to fall asleep after about an hour and woke up this morning still pregnant :P

 

AFM, Im had a burst of nesting energy the last few days which have been channeled into freezer cooking.  Ive made 82 meals, which makes me happy.  They are Kalua Pork and Kale, Pepperoncini Beef (I can make these into tacos, quesadillas, french dips, serve over rice, etc), falafels, seitan roast "beef", tamale pie, lasagna and pot pies.  I made some lasagna dairy free and some for DH with all the good stuff.  Everything else I made is dairy and soy free.  I learned the hard way last time that I shouldnt do any dairy containing freezer meals when DD reacted to dairy.  She didnt react to soy, but I thought Id just be safe.  I also put away a bunch of muffins and breakfast breads last weekend.. pumpkin, apple walnut and banana... and some hand apple and peach pies.  I'd like to make some carrot cake muffins but dont know if Im gonna get around to it.  Ive decided to treat myself to some dairy full strawberry shortcake with lavender whipped cream tonite.  I put a bunch of macerated strawberries away and kept some out since it's been a huge craving. 

 

Went out to a really nice french/cajun/creole restaraunt for our wedding anniversary friday and had wonderful spicy jambalaya and the best pecan pie ever.  I was made with steen's cane syrup instead of corn syrup and had such a nice texture, not gooey at all.. just like they serve in nawlins.. lotsa people have never had that kind of pecan pie, but it is soo much better then the super sweet gloopy kind.

 

Baby related.. she is perfectly OA, nice and low and my cervix has come forward, is very easy to reach, about 90% effaced, but still only a 2 if stretched... not losing any plug, but I dont expect to until labor...  I REALLY hope she decides to come out soon.

 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and Im so excited to see the baby announcements being posted!

post #27 of 119

yay!!  it's may!!!  i can't believe how many april babies we've had!  

 

and i finally feel like we're getting stuff done around the house!  we've been doing some major rearranging since i decided that the girls will share a bedroom... dd sleeps with us most of the time anyway so why have two unused rooms??  so i've been slowly cleaning out our "office" (really just a junk room) over the past month or two.  so thursday i took apart dd's bed so we could move it into the other room.  i knew if i left it up to dh he'd never get around to it... he hates those kind of projects but he hates a mess more so when he came home from work to find a mattress in the hallway we moved her bed and put it back together in 20 minutes.  when we showed dd that night she decided that that's where she wanted to sleep and has been starting out the night there every night since!!!  yay!!!  saturday we moved most of her toys from the living room into dd's old bedroom which is now the playroom.   i'm so happy we did this... all our rooms our useful now and her bedroom looks great (and is actually being used!), the playroom looks great and we have breathing room in our living room again.  dd even let dh put her to bed tonight which she hasn't been the least bit open to in many many months... i can't believe how things seem to be suddenly falling into place :)  oh, and i found my yoga ball today!!!! 

 

baby is still moving like crazy... it's starting to get a little painful since she's running out of room.  my belly has just exploded over the past two weeks.  the same thing happened with dd... by the end i look like a big ball with a tiny head on top... ridiculous!  i'm not really feeling any contractions but i'm only 36 wks right now and i never felt any with dd until labor started.  i'm not expecting this baby to arrive early anyway... 4 more weeks for me!

 

 

post #28 of 119

Feeling much better tonight. The bedroom is finally being painted.  Just one bathroom to be done before the midwives get here on Wednesday.  The anxiety is subsiding a little.

 

@Punk Elmo and L&K's mom.  I am much smaller this time than I was last time but am still waddling.  DD 8yo was actually trying to mimic it and make fun of me the other day ROTFLMAO.gif She was too cute.  My 5yo stuff a soccer ball up her shirt, leaned back and patted it and said "I'm pregnant"

post #29 of 119

I finally got our bed set up. It only too two and a half weeks for Ikea to deliver all the right boxes and then four days for us to get around to doing it. Co-sleeper is all attached and ready to go. I had to crawl around under the bed to get the straps in place, which is interesting with a giant belly. Now I just have to figure out how to get out of bed to pee at 3 am without hitting the it. Oh, and it is too high for our toddler to get into with out help so I will have to hunt down a stool or bench for him.

My mum comes in tomorrow and then things will just be golden. She can look after me, toddler, dinner, house etc and I can just worry about baby.

post #30 of 119
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Originally Posted by MamaChef View Post

 Ive made 82 meals, which makes me happy.  

 


jaw.gif Seriously? I was pretty proud of myself for making 7! 

 

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Lizzie!  Wow, that sounds like alot.  But the good thing is you will be so busy at the end of your pregnancy you wont have to wait around wondering when baby is gonna get here :)

 

 

AFM, Im had a burst of nesting energy the last few days which have been channeled into freezer cooking.  Ive made 82 meals, which makes me happy.  They are Kalua Pork and Kale, Pepperoncini Beef (I can make these into tacos, quesadillas, french dips, serve over rice, etc), falafels, seitan roast "beef", tamale pie, lasagna and pot pies.  I made some lasagna dairy free and some for DH with all the good stuff.  Everything else I made is dairy and soy free.  I learned the hard way last time that I shouldnt do any dairy containing freezer meals when DD reacted to dairy.  She didnt react to soy, but I thought Id just be safe.  I also put away a bunch of muffins and breakfast breads last weekend.. pumpkin, apple walnut and banana... and some hand apple and peach pies.  I'd like to make some carrot cake muffins but dont know if Im gonna get around to it.  Ive decided to treat myself to some dairy full strawberry shortcake with lavender whipped cream tonite.  I put a bunch of macerated strawberries away and kept some out since it's been a huge craving. 

 

Went out to a really nice french/cajun/creole restaraunt for our wedding anniversary friday and had wonderful spicy jambalaya and the best pecan pie ever.  I was made with steen's cane syrup instead of corn syrup and had such a nice texture, not gooey at all.. just like they serve in nawlins.. lotsa people have never had that kind of pecan pie, but it is soo much better then the super sweet gloopy kind.

 

Baby related.. she is perfectly OA, nice and low and my cervix has come forward, is very easy to reach, about 90% effaced, but still only a 2 if stretched... not losing any plug, but I dont expect to until labor...  I REALLY hope she decides to come out soon.

 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and Im so excited to see the baby announcements being posted!

 

Actually, I'm wondering if I'll have to wait much at all.... I 'dropped' today!! VERY obviously, after joking around with that woman yesterday. The real estate agent, who also thought I had surely dropped yesterday, stepped back and looked at me and said, "Honey, you've definitely dropped now!" (she does have six kids, 5 of whom she birthed, so she's not clueless) I was prepared to argue until I looked down. Seriously, I think he made the dive into my pelvis while I was at the real estate office! My belly suddenly looked flatter and farther away, and I can just feel him resting on my pubic bone now. The thing is, my midwife is going to be in PARIS for three weeks!! We had just joked around while I was dropping her off that I'd have to sit around with my knees crossed til she got back! She really wants to be there for our birth, and nothing against her back-up, but I would prefer that too, so... I have NO idea what this little love of mine is up to, but I HOPE he was just settling in to be nice and cozy for the next four weeks!! I'm only 36w2-3d!! We aren't even close to ready. Guess I better order that carseat just in case. And wash the diapers. And... .... ... ... Either way, I'll definitely have a lot going on to keep me occupied! Not sure dh realized what he's gotten himself into. I have a lot of stuff to watch happen - he has a lot of stuff to MAKE happen! :)

 

AND... they accepted the offer on the house. wild.gif  Dh and I just sort of sat around staring at each other in a mystified way all day. We're thrilled, but still stunned! So... we need a cow with wings and a halo kind of smiley. There is some work we'd like to have done before we move in - for that matter, the whole thing is contingent on the inspection... the house is "as is" but we have the option to back out if we find something astronomical we aren't ready to take on financially - or otherwise. I think we will most likely continue to live here just a tidy block away from the birth center while things are getting finalized though, at least until dh is truly "off work" for the birth. No point in my moving my butt 45 minutes away if dh won't be around to drive me back here. I mean.. sure, we could make some UC plans, and IF we move into the house before baby arrives I will get a pool and birth kit and such in case things go super-fast, but I'm very comfortable - downright peaceful - with the birth center being "Plan A".

 

Puppies. ROTFLMAO.gif

 

But MamaChef! LOL... I was so blown away by the wonderfully tasty food you're making, then remembered your screen name. lol.gif But it all sounds SO good! And I'm making note of that cane syrup deal - this house has 3 big, beautiful pecan trees out back. :) I would love a good pecan pie recipe! (For any of you who have one handy!) I'm hoping we get a little chest freezer before the baby comes, but otherwise, we'll just stuff the freezer we have!

 

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yay!!  it's may!!!  i can't believe how many april babies we've had!  

 

and i finally feel like we're getting stuff done around the house!  we've been doing some major rearranging since i decided that the girls will share a bedroom... dd sleeps with us most of the time anyway so why have two unused rooms??  so i've been slowly cleaning out our "office" (really just a junk room) over the past month or two.  so thursday i took apart dd's bed so we could move it into the other room.  i knew if i left it up to dh he'd never get around to it... he hates those kind of projects but he hates a mess more so when he came home from work to find a mattress in the hallway we moved her bed and put it back together in 20 minutes.  when we showed dd that night she decided that that's where she wanted to sleep and has been starting out the night there every night since!!!  yay!!!  saturday we moved most of her toys from the living room into dd's old bedroom which is now the playroom.   i'm so happy we did this... all our rooms our useful now and her bedroom looks great (and is actually being used!), the playroom looks great and we have breathing room in our living room again.  dd even let dh put her to bed tonight which she hasn't been the least bit open to in many many months... i can't believe how things seem to be suddenly falling into place :)  oh, and i found my yoga ball today!!!! 

 

baby is still moving like crazy... it's starting to get a little painful since she's running out of room.  my belly has just exploded over the past two weeks.  the same thing happened with dd... by the end i look like a big ball with a tiny head on top... ridiculous!  i'm not really feeling any contractions but i'm only 36 wks right now and i never felt any with dd until labor started.  i'm not expecting this baby to arrive early anyway... 4 more weeks for me!

 

 

I wish I was feeling that settled in! Actually, I'm really surprised at how happy I am about everything - clearly I'm in denial! But I finally got a yoga ball the other day... knowing I'll never find the other one in storage before we have this little human. It was awesome, then it wasn't, and now it is again after going to the chiro. :) I've been having lots of contractions but nothing that makes me think anything is really going on though. I did have a lot with ds too, all through my last trimester. And good grief, I'm with you on the 36 weeks - I'm just hoping baby is with us on that! :)
 

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Feeling much better tonight. The bedroom is finally being painted.  Just one bathroom to be done before the midwives get here on Wednesday.  The anxiety is subsiding a little.

 

@Punk Elmo and L&K's mom.  I am much smaller this time than I was last time but am still waddling.  DD 8yo was actually trying to mimic it and make fun of me the other day ROTFLMAO.gif She was too cute.  My 5yo stuff a soccer ball up her shirt, leaned back and patted it and said "I'm pregnant"

Subsiding anxiety is such a good thing! And, for me, I think denial is too! Your dds sound so cute! 
 

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I finally got our bed set up. It only too two and a half weeks for Ikea to deliver all the right boxes and then four days for us to get around to doing it. Co-sleeper is all attached and ready to go. I had to crawl around under the bed to get the straps in place, which is interesting with a giant belly. Now I just have to figure out how to get out of bed to pee at 3 am without hitting the it. Oh, and it is too high for our toddler to get into with out help so I will have to hunt down a stool or bench for him.

My mum comes in tomorrow and then things will just be golden. She can look after me, toddler, dinner, house etc and I can just worry about baby.

Yay for the bed being together finally! That must be some weight off your mind and shoulders, and YAY for your mum coming in and hopefully taking the rest of the weight for you!

 

Can't wait to hear from Jr'smom and any other new mamas from this weekend! :)
 

 

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Your freezer must be wayyy bigger than mine. I'm trying to figure out the best way to make a lasagna and freeze it. Do you carve it up into portions first? How do you wrap it? We make food ahead of time and eat it with the crock pot all the time but I've never made food to freeze.


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  Ive made 82 meals, which makes me happy.                              

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Well, DH and I have DTD twice today, lol, and I had contractions from about 3:30-9:30 then they petered out. It's like it starts something but nothing sticks. I'm due tomorrow, and honestly didn't think I'd make it til my due date, but here I am...only minutes away. Oh well, I'm trying not to stress over it. seems silly.

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jaw.gif Seriously? I was pretty proud of myself for making 7! 

 


 

82 Individual meals/servings.. not multiserving meals.. Hopefully that makes sense!  I love doing batch cooking because it isnt much more work then the original meal you'd have to make to feed your family for an evening or two anyway.  Like, the falafels, Since I have to soak the chickpeas and it calls for fresh herbs its best to make a triple batch at once and then shape them and flash freeze them.  That way people can pull out as many as they want to make at a time.  I made 70some.. so 14 servings of 5 a person.  I did 6 lbs of kalua pork and 2 lbs of kale, so 10 servings.. 2 pot pies, so 12 servings, 12 servings of tamale pie, 12 servings of lasagna, 8 servings of pepperoncini beef, and 16 servings of seitan.  We ate two of the meals tonite cause I didnt want to cook anything else.  LOL


 

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Your freezer must be wayyy bigger than mine. I'm trying to figure out the best way to make a lasagna and freeze it. Do you carve it up into portions first? How do you wrap it? We make food ahead of time and eat it with the crock pot all the time but I've never made food to freeze.


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I have a deep freeze and the bottom fridge freezer.  We cleared the deep freeze mostly before the cooking marathon. 

 

I do the lasagna then cool it, cut portions and wrap in plastic then in foil.  Ive also done 8x 8 pans of the lasagna and Ill line the pan with foil before baking... cool the whole thing and freeze it and then pop the foil out, wrap it in foil, then in plastic.  I only do that with bechemel based lasagnas though because Im paranoid of the tomato sauce eating the foil over time. 
 

 

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Well, the day I predicted for birth (May 1) in the guessing thread has come and gone.  Today (May 2) was my alternate so maybe that one will turn out to be right?  LOL!  We have an election happening today with potentially unpredictable results, so I could actually be convinced to hold out till the 3rd so I can watch the election results and hopefully celebrate them :P  We voted at an advance poll last week in case baby arrived before the election, so I am sure that invoked Murphy's Law and now baby will not come until after election day.

 

Wow, Mamachef, that is a load of cooking!  I feel a little better that it's 82 servings - phew!  This is the most prepared I've been food-wise before baby, but even so I think I only have about 7 family-size homecooked meals put away, plus a few store-bought things to pad it out a bit.  I am actually excited to have my energy back because freezing that amount of food was really easy (I had built it up in my head as a lot of work!) and I want to start doing it regularly!

 

lizzie, congrats on the house - I hope the inspection goes great.  So exciting! 

 

Sending lots of "come on baby" vibes to those on the brink, and lots of "hang on a while" for those that need to clue up a few things before baby arrives! :)

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jaw.gif Seriously? I was pretty proud of myself for making 7! 

 


i was proud of myself for making 2 meals worth of pasta sauce...and then we ate them! ROTFLMAO.gif

 

i thought i might be a little jealous of everyone going into labour, but honestly i think it makes the time go by quicker! every time i log in it seems like someone is either in labour or has just had a baby, and that's sooooooooo awesome! i'm still 36.5 weeks and the midwives don't think i'll go to 40 but only god knows, really, so i'm resigning myself to the possibility of having a june baby. in the meantime i plan on drinking as much milk as i want before this baby comes out and possibly lets me know early on about a dairy sensitivity like haye did. :P no fast food, brocolli, cauliflower, or milk for me while nursing that boy! such a bummer on the milk front...and the mcdonald's cheeseburgers... *ahem*

post #37 of 119

Happy Monday and Happy MAY!! I'm so glad our birth month is FINALLY here!

 

Just have mixed feelings about my LO coming anytime soon. My body is so tired and achy and I'm pretty sure he's dropped and my legs/toes are going numb unless I sit just right... on the birthing ball, but DH, DD and DS, my sister, dad and mom are ALL sick! So, it would only be convenient for me if he came right now...

 

So, I'm still here...

 

Congrats to all the newly extended families! I'm sure we'll have quite a few more this week as well.

 

Wanted to share a funny that happened this morning. When I don't have a watermelon beach ball sized belly, I typically reach over DH to hit the snooze button the first couple times the alarm clock goes off. So, with baby belly, I've resorted to trying to wake him up to turn it off. Not an easy chore... here's what happened this morning:

 

(alarm starts going off)
Me: Baby, hit the snooze button.
LJ: (nothing)
(alarm clock gets a little louder)
Me: (tapping him on the shoulder) Baby, hit the snooze.
LJ: (grunts)
(alarm clock gets a little louder)
Me: (shaking his shoulder) LJ, hit the snooze button.
LJ: Huh?
(alarm clock grows louder even more)
Me: Snooze!
LJ: Huh? (growls) Hold on. (hits snooze button) What, baby?
Me: Nevermind.

post #38 of 119

*snort* becca - that (plus many other reasons) is why DP and I have our own alarms on our own sides of the bed. winky.gif  I had roommates in college that would sleep through their alarms (we're talking 15min of buzzing) or snooze like 20 times - I'm the type that's WIDE AWAKE as soon as it goes off.

 

Feeling like the baby's coming soon, but not until we're done with some nesting stuff...  at this very moment, I'm lying on the couch trying to finish a work project that should've been done before my last day on Fri...

 

I'm blocked in by bed frames and bookcases extra doors as DP (FINALLY) paints our dining nook - he did the entryway and the hall between the bathroom/bedroom/living room last night, installed the ACs in the windows, and a bunch of other stuff

 

I'm doing all the baby laundry today (gotta figure out the TRUE scoop on pre-washing the cloth diaper sampler... I have triple loaders and gigantic dryers that fry things in the laundry downstairs or a hand-cranked machine in my bathtub with a spin dryer and drying rack  - neither are exactly ideal or even close to what the instructions assume I'd have available - I'd like to do it all in the hand crank to save money/water, but I'm not 100% sure it's adequate to properly prepare the dipes.)

 

Hopefully today or tomorrow, we can do a trial run of the pool setup - probably won't fill it all the way, but knowing where it's going to fit and that it inflates, etc. would be good... guess I can always hang out in the bathtub if it doesn't work. lol!

 

We haven't done ANY grocery shopping or freezer cooking - thank goodness we live in the city that never sleeps so I can get ready-to-cook/ready to eat meals at almost ANY time of day in case the baby gets here before we freezer cook... planning on sending a friend to the grocery store for us when I go into labor - right now our fridge is nearly bare except for coconut water, which is one of MY most important labor items, so we'll deal with whatever else happens to be here or show up to feed myself, DP, and the midwives.

 

I guess I'm pretty darn mellow, kind of have the "whatever happens happens" attitude at this point... just trusting that it'll all work out like it's supposed to. smile.gif
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by becca_howell View Post

(alarm starts going off)
Me: Baby, hit the snooze button.
LJ: (nothing)
(alarm clock gets a little louder)
Me: (tapping him on the shoulder) Baby, hit the snooze.
LJ: (grunts)
(alarm clock gets a little louder)
Me: (shaking his shoulder) LJ, hit the snooze button.
LJ: Huh?
(alarm clock grows louder even more)
Me: Snooze!
LJ: Huh? (growls) Hold on. (hits snooze button) What, baby?
Me: Nevermind.



 

post #39 of 119

Lizzie,

 

Baby dropped way low for me about a week and a half ago and nothing has happened, so, yeah. 

 

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I got some frozen precooked angus hamburgers and a couple precooked or easy cook meals at costco. I have been seriously slacking with cooking this pregnancy. Now DH thinks he has to be gluten free and I barely know how to cook the regular stuff, so yeah. Wish I could hire someone to teach me to cook properly. LOL

I'll have to try to figure it out on my own somehow.

 

I'm really hopeful that this week will be when baby comes, since I've never made it past 39+4. But, I'm a little worried I will make it further this time. Not worried as in concerned for baby, worried as in concerned how I will continue to function! LOL

post #40 of 119

Loving hearing how everyone is getting so close to the end.  I have 6 days until my due date so yipee!  I am so darn nervous even though this is my third.  DH was convinced I was going to have baby yesterday as I was in mega cleaning mode- I cleaned and scrubbed the top of the refrigerator and then I completely pulled out and cleaned all the contents from one of the kitchen cabinets that has been an eyesore for some time.  Then I folded like 7 loads of laundry before bed.

 

I am still sort of doing shadow care with my midwife practice and the HB midwife.  That said, I did go for a NST today.  I *know* in my heart that baby and placenta are still quite healthy but it was worth it to stop 2nd guessing.  This hospital based midwife has just put so much fear in me about stillbirth.  The test went great- baby's heart rate was in the 130's most of the time and would go up to the 150's whenever it started kicking.  This is exactly what they look for so that just gives me one more sigh of relief.

 

 

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