Monday, March 24, 2014

37 Weeks.

*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)
- Hamburgers
- Turkey chili
- Turkey meatballs
- Chicken pot pie

Also in the freezer:
- Chicken nuggets
- Haddock

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
- Quiche
- 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


Stephanie Hayes said...

I've been thinking about the freezer meals but don't have the energy. I'm a bit worried about eating well after the baby because it took as awhile to get back on track once Rowan is born. Good for you for preparing!

Amanda said...

Love the good news :) Shepherd's pie sounds really good . . may have to make something weekend!

Kristy said...

Shepherd's pie IS really yummy! (though we don't use lamb - just beef) but I've seen a number of veggie variations too like sweet potato and black bean.

Freezer meals were definitely high up on my list for baby preparations. As a matter of fact, if all I accomplished was freezer meals in preparation I'd definitely say I came out ahead. I ate so poorly after my first pregnancy. Noticed a big difference in the way I felt eating a bit healthier after the second but didn't get around to making freezer meals then. Just tried to prepare simple healthy meals. Re: the energy - I've generally just been making 2 of things here and there for the past few weeks and freezing some individual portions of baked goods that I was making anyway for the boys for snacking (since about 34 weeks).