Monday, March 24, 2014
*Happy Dance* I've officially made it to full term! The past few days I've been getting a lot of Braxton Hicks. Total weight gain at this point has been almost 30lbs - the most I've gained in a pregnancy. Belly is measuring just above 50th percentile for weeks so baby is likely average in size.
The house is stocked with groceries and supplies for a while.
I've been continuing to prep homemade freezer meals for after baby comes:
- Spaghetti sauce
- Shepherd's pie (without the mashed potato topping - I like to add that when I make it)
- Turkey chili
- Turkey meatballs
- Chicken pot pie
Also in the freezer:
- Chicken nuggets
Single serves (I totally plan on bringing a couple of these to the hospital - I know there is nothing but a yucky day old sandwich offered to you when you birth in the middle of the night):
- Chicken noodle soup
- Spaghetti sauce
- Turkey Chili
Small portions of snacks (also for the hospital):
- Blueberry Cranberry Muffins
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Rice Krispie Squares
I've been keeping the fruit stocked too so I can grab a few pieces on my way out the door.
As for work, I am still working. My official last day isn't for another 2 weeks but pretty much all of my projects are wrapped up to a point where someone else could easily take over without trouble. My colleagues threw me a"going away/happy baby" lunch. It was really nice but I've been feeling very emotional about leaving. Trying to keep positive that I might have the opportunity to go back or that something even more perfect will come along. Things have always had a way of working themselves out and falling into place for me so I'm remembering that. I'm hoping this baby will decide to come sooner rather than later so I can avoid the "last day goodbyes" which I always find the hardest.
Bonus things I've been able check off my to-do list:
- Making sure all B's school stuff is in order and taken care of (forms completed, etc.)
- Finishing my Easter shopping (and some birthday shopping) for the boys
- Putting holds on popular books I've been interested in reading at the library