I have started my hoarding, too. I haven't made any freezer meals yet-I'll wait til March so they are good for a while. But I am stocking up on TP, shampoo, soap, and the like. Also, I was able to get n WIC at the beginning of this pregnancy, then DH got a raise. It is just enough so we don't qualify anymore. I am using this last month with the WIC benefits to stock up not only on WIC things (cereal, juice, and PB) but to enjoy the space in the grocery budget to get some other things. This week our store had Goldfish crackers for $1. I bought 5 packs and wish I would have bought more. I only buy them when they are on sale, and it will be a while before that happens again. I am usually a very careful spender, but now I am ready to buy and hoard!
I am also watching for things I'll need for the birth to go on sale. This week the store has Lansinoh products 15% off, so I'll get my Lanolin. 2 weeks ago Walgreens had a kotex deal, so I am set there. l got some newborn sposies last week for right after the birth on a good special. I know I have 11 or more weeks to go, but getting a few things at a time when I find good deals is easier for my brain than trying to buy everything at once at the end.
I am ready to start stocking the freezer with meat and things so that when I am ready to put together a bunch of freezer meals, I can. With the last baby I about 30 meals in the freezer, and I did most of them in one week. This time I am going to try to cook bigger dinners a few times a week and freeze 1/2 so hopefully I won't totally wear myself out. I have a 16 lb turkey in the freezer from thanksgiving, so at some point I will cook that and use the meat to incorporate into soups and casseroles for the freezer.
I also feel crazy. This is who I am and basically the only way I can prepare for this baby right now. DH loves me anyway.