Today I’m crossing another baby to-do item off the list.
My freezer is stocked FULL with 16 meals. We’re even trying some new recipes, like chicken and spinach pasta bake, baked penne with chicken and sun-dried tomatoes and shepherd’s pie. (And, since gestational diabetes disappears with delivery, I’ll have the freedom to eat these carby comfort foods! In moderation, of course.)
I’ve also baked and froze dozens of cookies, and plan to do muffins, too.
Obviously, our grocery bill has been big lately with all the extra ingredients. But we’re buying the expensive stuff, like meat and cheese, in bulk at Sam’s Club. And just think how little we’ll need at the grocery store in January–simply picking up produce, bread and dairy weekly. Nice!
Ah, it feels so good.
(I may just have to continue doing this when I’m a full-time working mama!)
We’ve also been stocking up on everything from toiletries to cleaning supplies to paper products. Basically, everything needed to run a household. We’ll do one final pantry stock-up before the big day, but otherwise, we’re sitting pretty good! I’m just trying to avoid bundling up a newborn for last-minute errands this winter. Annistyn and I plan to stay cozy in the warmth of home!
Oh, and this post wouldn’t be complete without an eight-month belly photo:
Feeling fabulous. Kicking diabetes’ booty! Savoring time alone with the hubs. Waiting patiently.