one. 32 Weeks EEK
Did I type that right? 8 or less weeks to go? (ok we all know me...and we all know I go to 40w...so who are we kidding? it's 8w to go) I say less weeks b/c I really want to go July 31st. I know I'm crazy, but you see....I have a charm bracelet and each of the kids have a birthstone charm on it...Hubs then bought his stone and mine to complete it. Back after I had Reid and bought his to add...the lady told me they were discontinuing the charms...I didn't think about it at the time....until I got pregnant. Well here I am and poor C will not have one to match. BUT WAIT....HUBS WAS BORN IN JULY....so I HAVE HIS BIRTHSTONE....so see. This baby can't come in Aug (grins) He needs to be a week early so I will have his charm. Crazy I know... (again I never said I wasn't crazy)
I still feel terrific. I mean I'm as big as a house...I did start to swell....I don't recognize my knees/ankles/toes and face. My clothes don't fit ...which scares me b/c what am I supposed to wear in public for the next 2 months?
Remember the post where sweet Lily gives a new name to Dude Friend all the time...sadly that has seemed to stop. But Kenneth sort of stuck for us. The kids said we should name baby C Kenneth. Nahhhh BUT ....when hubs was looking up baby names....(Scottish and Irish names...b/c that's what we are) We found the name of the first Scottish King. His name was Cináed ....guess what that translates to? KENNETH. How crazy is that? Part of me felt like we should. (I said part)
So instead we named Reid's stuffed giraffe he sleeps with Kenneth.
Last night I went to check on all my babies before turning in myself. I always creep into Reid's room and pop my head over the crib. I freaked out. Kenneth was sitting on Reid's back. Hello the thing usually sits in the corner of his crib. I just stood there and stared at the thing wondering how on earth it got there....was it his attack giraffe? Should I leave it? Of course I picked it up...and put him back where he belongs.....Kenneth now creeps me out.
three. Boys and Toys
Even though I have met some really crazy women who share things they shouldn't on the FB garage sale site...I have made some great new friends...and sold a ton of stuff and bought a ton of things at terrific prices. Saturday I had a brilliant idea. Lily no longer plays with her Pink Bubble Lawn Mower....but Reid does. Sweet boy pushes that thing all around the house and outside. I thought heck fire....with R and C both being boys we need a boy color one. I thought I would sell the Pink one and Buy the other one...but a light bulb went off. I put up a message in the group with this photo
saying I wanted to trade the pink one for a blue one. Hubs said NO ONE would want to trade....sure enough about 20 mins later a lady said "ME ME ME" ....she has 2 girls and would love love the pink one....We met up in the Walgreen's parking lot giggling. Thankfully her's was in great shape too...(ours was) I was a bit worried thinking I might have been making a trade down...whew! Reid is sooo excited....
(yes those are crumbs on his face....)
four. Menu Monday
You didn't ask but I'll tell....Sadly this week is lame....but ....
Today's meal I have yet to try...it's from Ree's cookbook
(photo from her blog)
Instead of mashed potatoes ...I was craving Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole ....besides...it's fantastic as a leftover and REID inhales this stuff!!!
For her recipe on the chicken click HERE
All recipes are or will be on my blog...except this Friday's....I will post it later....it looks fantastic. You can't go wrong with meatloaf....speaking of meatloaf......
five. Mom and Her Gadgets.
My mom (ok me too I admit) Love those As Seen on Tv things.....she usually buys them for me and brings them on her visits...I have received the Pancake batter Pour thingy (I've yet to use) My favorite...the Vidalia Chop Wizard. No idea what I would do without this one. I use it daily! Eggies (we eat hard boiled eggs...yet to try this one too) and The Perfect Meatloaf Pan. I usually have to make 2 meatloaves at a time...but still it was sweet of her. Inside it came with a recipe booklet. There are a handful of recipes I'd like to try....but esp this one on Friday's Menu. French Onion Meatloaf. It calls for a can of French Onion soup and some of those French Fried Onions (for top) Hello! I'm a freak for anything french oniony! I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.