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  1. I love that you’re falling in love with your baby and husband (all over again)- so sweet :) Pregnancy really is such an incredible experience. A maid? I think I need one too ;) I better get on that today hehe. It is amazing all the little things you start to think about/try to decide on. I am planning on doing a big cook fest before the baby comes too. We’ll have to do a recipe exchange :) Have a good day!

  2. that sounds like a totally normal meal to me :)

  3. Julie

    i love how your cooking food in advance for when the baby comes. very smart!!

  4. Sabrina- I love reading these posts and I’m so happy for you and your husband! You have such a wonderful attitude and I know you will be great parents. Thanks for sharing the journey with us!

  5. How about a bunch of frozen homemade granola bars for quick snacks? Oat-based for a breastfeeding boost!

    You sound fabulous!

  6. Julie

    you’re***

  7. Alexis Demirjian

    Make some bland meals too, if you decide to nurse the baby they can’t handle beans and such in the early weeks/months. If you have a grocery delivery service use it, you will be happy not be bringing your tiny baby in the freezer section. Also check out Diapers.com it will make your life so much easier.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Alexis Demirjian, Great thoughts here. I didn’t think about the beans issue. Any suggestions on some freezable bland meals?

      • Alexis Demirjian

        @RhodeyGirlTests,

        I think a veggie lasagna and maybe a strata of some type would be good. A women made me a mushroom, leek and gruyere one when my son was born. I’ll look for the recipe.

        You can introduce beans, but do it slowly. I figured it would be fine because I ate hummus and lentils throughout my pregnancy, but it caused them a lot of gas in the first couple of months.

        • RhodeyGirlTests

          @Alexis Demirjian, Thank you! I’d love the mushroom leek and gruyere strata recipe if you have it. I won’t be able to find leeks but I’m sure I can use onion instead. Thanks!!!!

    • @Alexis Demirjian, Great advice! Never thought I’d hear an Armenian say stay away from beans!

  8. I can’t believe you’re 21 weeks! Why do I feel like it’s going faster for you than for me? :) I’m loving this stage in pregnancy, too. I love feeling the wiggles, kicks and jumping jacks in my belly.

    I’m 24 weeks today (6 months!) and have a doc appt this afternoon. I can’t wait to get an update on Baby D.

    I’m starting to stress about some of the big issues, too, but haven’t solved many of them… full update coming on my blog on Thursday :)

  9. I’m glad you’re doing well and enjoying this part of your pregnancy. Growing a life is a pretty amazing thing. At times, it seems a little inconvenient and awkward, but if you can take those moments to really think about what’s going on, it’s awesome.

    I’m also a virgo and was in my element planning for baby! My last-minute-about-everything husband was not quite as amused by all of it, but he was a pretty good sport. :)

  10. I’d love to see your finalized list of freezer meals and recipes/links if that’s not too much work. I’m planning on making lots of freezer meals before the baby comes, too, and I’d love all the tips I can get!

  11. As for cooking, I’d just say be a little careful about how much you make if you’re planning on freezing breast milk later. It can take up a LOT of freezer space. Oh! And SOOOO jealous of the 3 months off. As one of the owners said to me yesterday, “X needs to chill out because you’re only really out of pocket for 2 days while your in the hospital.” ARGH!!!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Katy @ MonsterProof, Wow that totally blows!

      And I didn’t think about the freezing breast milk part. We want to cook enough food for 4 weeks so hopefully by the time I start pumping half of the freezer will be available?

  12. Ok, I will! Thank you:-).
    I’m due November 2nd, so I have a while!

  13. BethT

    FWIW, I ate normally when breastfeeding (well, except for super spicy food and alcohol). My pediatrician said that babies will be gassy even if you eat boiled chicken and water, and it’s fine to eat as you normally would. Every baby is different, of course, but there’s my two cents.

    What about freezing meatloaf (or the lovely kofta you made?) or beef stew?

  14. Meals are great, but make sure you prep a bunch of easy, healthy snack foods for you to eat when you’re up at 2 a.m. I was absolutely ravenous the first two weeks of breastfeeding. Being able to grab a quick granola bar, carrot sticks, or even bowl of cereal in the middle of the night was a life saver.

  15. “This week I realized that I really love this baby in my belly already. I’m so in love. I love when he kicks me and I love thinking about the life we will have with him. I can’t wait to hold him in our arms and kiss him all day long.”

    That made me smile so big! I’m so happy for you, and it sounds like everything is still going great. The frozen meal thing is a great idea- and it definitely beats stocking up on real frozen meals for the first few weeks!

  16. Thanks for those ideas on what to cook and freeze. I have less than 8 weeks until my due date (!!!) so I am definitely going to start cooking and freezing meals before I get too uncomfortable.

    Also, can I just say how much I love how you said you have fallen more in love with your husband while pregnant? I have had the same experience and it is so wonderful. :)

  17. Debbie

    Bake some things that you can eat with one hand – like muffins & granola bars. There will probably be many meals when you’ll be holding the babe with one hand and trying to eat with the other. I remember what a novelty it was going back to work where I could finally eat a lunch with both hands.

  18. Meghan

    I have nursed all three of my kids and they never had any issues from foods I had eaten so you might be okay too:-)

  19. Tiffany

    I’d love to hear what your final list is for freezer meals. I’d like to do that myself!

    As for maternity clothes, it is a limited selection, but check out Boden. I got the cutest maxi dress and plan to buy it in another color to take me through the summer! Stay away from the ruffle front dress though. Maybe it looks good on some people, but it seemed like the ruffles were in all the wrong places for a pregnant lady to me when I tried it on!

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