Thursday, August 30, 2012

What a Week!

A week ago today, our lives changed....

Welcome to the world, Aimee Katherine!

More to come :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mission Accomplished!

Now that is what I can a stocked freezer.....

In addition to the normal freezer fare we already had (bread, ice cream, chicken breasts, etc.) and the vast quantities of Omaha steaks that were given to Jason as a congratulatory gift when he got a promotion recently (which you can see on the top and third shelves) we now have 

-Homemade baked ziti
-Homemade chicken tamale casseroles
-Homemade vegetable strombolis

(Recipes coming once we've had a chance to sample them.)

As well as a variety of our favorite frozen selections from Trader Joe's.

Sadly, I know this won't last all that long but at least it will be there when we need it! Good thing to, since Baby's estimated due date is T-minus 3 days and counting!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Final Countdown

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately. Between work and getting things ready for the arrival of the baby, I haven't had much time or motivation for things like trying new recipes or even blogging. The good news is that I think we're about as ready as we're going to be. And good thing too, since Baby Watch 2012 is officially on: at 38 and a half weeks, this baby could make her debut at any time!

 38 weeks and counting! Notice the pack and play set up in our bedroom too.

We have accomplished a lot in the last month or so. The nursery is pretty much done (although we are still waiting the delivery of a chair we ordered a couple of months ago-- I'm keeping my fingers crossed it finally comes in this week; once it does, I will do a nursery reveal :) ), car seats are installed, many loads of baby laundry have been done, an initial supply of diapers has been purchased, and, as Jason likes to say, we now have "baby-holding devices" on every floor of our multi-story townhome. We even took a childbirth class at the hospital where we will be delivering. The one thing I still have on my list to do is to stock the freezer with some homemade food so we can continue to eat well after the little one arrives. That will likely have to wait until next weekend, assuming the baby doesn't arrive before then. I had hoped to get to that today but I've been trying to stay off my feet given that I have been dealing with some pretty intense lower back pain. Apparently the baby has decided it's more comfortable to lean against my sciatic nerve which has made walking pretty fun the last few days. I keep hoping that she will move again, but am starting to prepare myself for the fact that his may last until she makes her debut.

Despite the recent sciatica, I continue to be pretty lucky with this pregnancy. I still feel pretty good although I have started taking more naps again on the weekends; perhaps my body is trying to tell me to rest up while I can! We're pretty excited though-- it'll all be worth it in the end :)