Sorry I missed last week. I had a post planned and half-written but the excitement and free food at my baby shower took over. And then I didn’t have enough brain cells to finish the post when I got home. And it was hot. And we started doing yard work. And then went and ate Mexican food. So I was pretty booked.
With the impending birth of little baby, I have taken over our deep freeze. I imagine when we got this bad boy, Reese had dreams of opening it up to steaks, deer meat and frozen pizzas. While there are currently some of those things, it has also been stocked with smoothie bags, frozen meals, and my personal favorite – padcicles (we’ll get to those later).
I am a control freak about food and want to make sure we keep eating healthy when this little nugget gets here, because I can imagine I will have zero motivation to cook anything, much less do dishes. And we all know how I get about dishes.
Obviously, since this is our first baby, I have no idea how my body is going to react to certain foods. What I do know, is that pre-baby I have always had a sensitive little tum-tum, and need to make sure I get in my veggies and avoid over-eating bread-y things. Which is a bummer because all of the “easy” foods are some sort of bread food wrapped up in a little package. Much to Reese’s dismay, that’s out.
I’ve made quite a few of Be Well by Kelly’s “fab four smoothies”, because they are delicious and healthy. They also make Reese gag. He’s a trooper and tried a sip before, and even though he will admit he likes the taste, the whole consistency thing just doesn’t do it for him. I enjoyed the moment of over-reacting on his part though; talk about a drama queen.
For some reason, when I made some of the frozen meals, I thought I was feeding an army of 34 people and made giant foil pans full of food. So if anyone wants some casserole come July, just holler. I can’t promise in my state of post-baby I will let you in the house, but I’ll set the pan under the car port and you can come pick it up and then go home. 😉
I also thought enchiladas would be a good idea. I used zucchini instead of tortillas, so they’re healthy and all, but I forgot that a newborn may not like enchilada-sauce-flavored breast milk. Meh. And there are TWO giant pans of that. So the drive-thru offer stands for that too.
I’ve learned since then and changed my misguided ways, but those few meals will last forevuh.
On to the important stuff – padcicles.
I’ve been told they are a God-send and I have no shame. So frozen maxi pads it is! It’s actually a highly scientific recipe and I perfected an assembly line making them:
(If you want to make your very own [which who wouldn’t?] just click on the item and it’ll take you to an affiliate link on Amazon!)
Put the goods on the pad, wrap it back up and freeze. After birth when your crotch is on fire, apply to granny panties and enjoy. Sounds like a dream!
Speaking of granny panties…I washed them the other day and had them hanging on the clothes line and Reese was traumatized. Again.
The poor guy. I’ve tried to get him to watch the YouTube videos with me about birth, but that dang gag reflex kicks in! I’m just trying to prepare him…that’s all. 😉
I know I say this every week, but we are seriously getting VERY CLOSE. Per the doctor’s suggestions, Reese came to the last appointment so we could all talk about signs of LABOR and what not. We had a hospital tour planned, which would have been super helpful, but apparently when the hospital you are delivering in is closing their Labor & Delivery unit a few weeks after your due date, they just stop offering prenatal classes and tours all together. How nice.
When we pre-registered, the lady’s advice was “just go to the ER”. Ok ma’am. Thanks.
Oh, and question for those of you who have done this before – can I bring my exercise ball into the hospital? I want to have it and Reese says absolutely not. So if you’re on my side, please let me know. And if you aren’t…well, nobody asked you. 😉