Katealicia, we were all first time mom's at some point I think it's fantastic that you are giving your first baby such a great start, sometimes I still feel guilty over things I ate or did with DD, even though I honestly didn't know better.
1love4ever- yeah, I just meant if I go over my 'due date' personally I'd just let baby come whenever they are ready, but the professionals aren't so keen on that. DD was a week over, so I'm hoping to be prepared if I go past 42 wks.... though they'll have to drag me kicking and screaming to an induction! LOL
Wow, you are both so efficient at meal planning! I'm horrible, I hate it. It takes me ages and I can never think of what to make etc... doesn't help that DH is a bit particular, he complains if I make too many casseroles or stews, or too much chicken, he basically wants to eat steak everday. and he doesn't 'do' leftover. Ok, so he is not that bad, but still. So when I MP I take out my recipe books, look at fav websites, allrecipes.com etc. and list each day and what I'm going to make. I'll think ahead to if we have an appointment or something where I'd want a meal in the slowcooker, and I try and make quick things on the weekend as we are often out and about and if I don't have something good planned DH will eat out. If I'm doing a chicken soup then I'll have at least 4 days of chicken meals to plan. If I do a roast beef then I'll find some recipes to use the leftovers etc. I'll look at flyers and take stock of what dry goods we have. Meat, eggs, milk are picked up or in the freezer. I try and balance, say 3 chicken, 3 beef, one fish/week etc. And steak to make DH happy
So I'm curious for those who are grain free, how do you do it? Like aren't you hungry all the time? what do you eat, is your bill astronomical? I'm just wondering b/c DH and I both eat quite a bit (and are healthy weights) and I can't imagine having, say, three teenage boys who eat like us or my uncle or brother (both thin too!) and not having any grains! Our bill would just be so high. We are willing to spend extra for good food (which is expensive here) but there has to be a limit somewhere. anyway. sorry for the weird questions, I just don't know anyone IRL who does so.