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post #21 of 28
People get things done? I got a shower today without DH being home with the baby, that's been the highlight of my week.

I do recommend the crockpot and if you were really on the ball (which I'm not) you could get everything ready the night before while DH watches the baby and then just turn it on in the morning.

I have an Ergo and for the life of me, I cannot get Ash into a back carry, although I'd love to because my short little arms make it hard to do things like wash dishes and cook with him in front.
post #22 of 28
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SUCCESS. she is in the bouncy right now and has been for an hour, sleeping happily, which i hadn't planned on at all - i just put her in there so i could poop! since she's been knocked out cold, i made dinner and cleaned the living room and i should stop playing online and should clean the bedroom. then i am gonna get dressed, nurse her, slap on the moby, take a walk, and then just hang out till daddy comes home.

edit: or, she'll somehow know i typed that and wake up. but the new plan is, to nurse & change, get dressed, moby, walk, clean the bedroom, and THEN just hang out. let's see how that one works.
post #23 of 28
With Sofie I would just phone up dh and say "baby is fussy I can't put her down, bring something home for supper." It worked like a charm. Unfortanetly I can't do that now. Two kids adds a demension that is difficult to deal with to say the least.
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With Sofie I would just phone up dh and say "baby is fussy I can't put her down, bring something home for supper." It worked like a charm.
i'd love that, but we so do not have the money for that to happen very often. oh well. i do like cooking, at least, and i have some quick and easy meal ideas, a crockpot, & a pressure cooker. i've been making big portions so that one day of cooking leads to a few days of eating.
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i'd love that, but we so do not have the money for that to happen very often. oh well. i do like cooking, at least, and i have some quick and easy meal ideas, a crockpot, & a pressure cooker. i've been making big portions so that one day of cooking leads to a few days of eating.
Do you have a Costco? They sell hugantic pizzas for like $8 - DH and I can get 4 meals out of one pizza. And the pizza is really good ... it's an awesome cheap and easy meal.

I made a wicked easy stew yesterday, too. I did take a little extra time to coat the meat with seasoned flour and brown it, but I used baby carrots and the refrigerator case 'Simply Potatoes' and a bit of beef stock and it was awesome.

Chili is another really easy crock pot meal - I almost always make vegetarian chili, too, since it's so easy to use a meat substitute and still have everything taste awesome.
post #26 of 28
$6 thrift shop swing, or, if she's asleep, the bed.
post #27 of 28
Just to add...I told DH to eat lunch later so he's not starving when he gets home. He gets to cuddle with the baby and I get some two handed cooking time which I really enjoy.
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Do you have a Costco? They sell hugantic pizzas for like $8 - DH and I can get 4 meals out of one pizza. And the pizza is really good ... it's an awesome cheap and easy meal.

I made a wicked easy stew yesterday, too. I did take a little extra time to coat the meat with seasoned flour and brown it, but I used baby carrots and the refrigerator case 'Simply Potatoes' and a bit of beef stock and it was awesome.

Chili is another really easy crock pot meal - I almost always make vegetarian chili, too, since it's so easy to use a meat substitute and still have everything taste awesome.
We do have a Costco, and a card and everything. Since I was on modified bed rest for the last 5 months of my pregnancy, though, that's ALL WE ATE... the pizza, the fire-roasted veggie lasagna, and the eggplant parmesan. I miss cooking! But I've been able to do it the past 3 days, so - yay!

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Just to add...I told DH to eat lunch later so he's not starving when he gets home. He gets to cuddle with the baby and I get some two handed cooking time which I really enjoy.
Alex never wants to eat right when he gets home, but I'm usually starving by then and ready to throw the baby to him and sit down and EAT with both hands!

OMG look at me capitalizing, guys! With a baby on my lap and everything!
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