Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pregnancy Update--3 Weeks Left!

No, that is not my belly...wish it were! Would you believe that both our webcam and our digital cam are both broken! At least we have the camcorder.

I can't believe it's almost time for sweet blessing #3 to be born! I am definitely ready, especially with Henry's birth still fresh in my mind (it was, afterall, only 10 months ago!). I have alternately been bitten by the nesting bug and the lazy bug this last few day very productive, the next logging a lot of time on the couch. This is a combination of what I experienced with my previous two pregnancies, having been really ran down and tired with Brett and super-spry and productive with Henry. Right now I am just finishing before baby tasks such as getting the layette washed and ready, preparing and freezing meals for the first few weeks after Ryan's arrival and moving Henry in with big brother Brett, as they will now be sharing a bedroom. We are also turning our spare bedroom into a playroom/schoolroom.

I definitely suggest preparing freezer meals to any new mom! This is going to be a lifesaver for us. Here's what I have done so far, and what I have yet to accomplish:

Pizza Dough x2--finished

Italian Sausage, browned, ready for pizza--finished

Batch of Dinner Rolls--finished

Chicken Broth--finished

Blueberry Coffee Cake--finished

Corn Tortillas--finished

Chicken Enchiladas x2--one down, one to go!

What's Left

Refried Beans

More Dinner Rolls

Cookie Dough--Snickerdoodle, Cinnamon Chip and Mint Chip (seasonal, ready for holiday)

Farmhouse Chicken (chicken and stuffing casserole)

Spaghetti/Pizza Sauce x4

Ground Beef, portioned into 1lb. dinner portions, cooked and ready to go

Pot Roast w/carrots, potatoes and onions

Italian Beef x1 for sandwiches

That's just what I have planned...I am sure I'll come up with more:)

As for my post-baby blogging plans, of course I will need ample time to rest. I'm also planning on nursing for the first time, so it will be a time of adjustment for me, as I really don't know what to expect. I plan on posting at least twice a week, and would love to have some guest posters, if any of you are interested! I will announce Ryan's birth, pictures and all, as soon as he is born!

If anyone would be interested in guest posting on my blog while I'm on break, leave a comment and let me know. You can also e-mail me at Hope to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited that you are going to nurse your baby. I wasn't doing it right with my son, so I started supplementing and was done by 4 months. With my daughter, I nursed on demand and I happily nursed her for nearly 14 months. It was wonderful and I miss it so much. You are doing a great thing by freezing meals and making plans. I'm praying these last few weeks of pregnancy will go by quickly and smoothly for you. Has the baby turned all the way yet?